Panorganizer is a full system solution conceived by Phil Holland to quickly capture and organize Spherical High Dynamic Range Images on live action movie sets by using DSLR cameras. These images are used for matte paintings, look development, texture painting, set reference, and are an invaluable tool when creating image based photo realistic lighting in [...]
Blackmagic Design BMD have released a new range of six SD and HD converters and made them tough as hell. Check out the video where they run a tank over a Mini Converter to show how dam tough they are. Also note that tank and the product is another strong message to a former employee. [...]
AJA Video Systems introduced Io XT, the company’s first Thunderbolt-enabled professional video I/O device. Io XT connects to a Thunderbolt enabled Apple computer via a single cable. An additional Thunderbolt port is provided, allowing daisy-chaining to other Thunderbolt peripherals like high bandwidth storage and high-resolution displays through a single interface; simplifying the connection of multiple [...]
AJA’s Highly Portable 10-bit 4:2:2 Flash Disk Recorder to Enable Lens to Post Solution for Avid Edit Workflows AJA Video Systems streamlined lens to post workflows with the introduction of its Ki Pro family of portable video recorders. The newest product in that family, Ki Pro Mini has been in high demand, facilitating direct camera-to-edit [...]
Cinedeck announced it has broken new ground for broadcasters with the launch of Cinedeck RX. Cinedeck RX is a rack mountable multi-format, multi-channel HD-SDI recorder, monitor and playback system that ushers in a new era for production facilities and OB productions. Cinedeck RX extends the innovations of the pioneering Cinedeck EXTREME to the unique, challenging [...]
So the EPIC CINEMA Canon Picture Style has been released and is available as a payed for download at $19. If you like the test shots then do the research to work out if you love it enough to purchase it. Vimeo comments have been in the positive column so far. Features: – Best perceived [...]
Thanks to John Hope we now get to see the second test video vision of the new CINEMA Picture Style shot with a Canon 5D MKII and a Russian Praktica lens. We first shared and talked about the exciting Canon Picture Style here. The new CINEMA Picture Profile is only days away from being released [...]
UPDATE: RED has sent a cease and desist to the makers of the new Canon EOS Camera Picture Style claiming rights to the use of EPIC, so mark that in your diary, MySpace page, chalkboard, or wherever that the new epic picture style is CINEMA. The new EPIC CINEMA Picture Style for Canon cameras will [...]
How many cameras does it take to make that Matrix bullet camera time effect 59, 80, 24, or would you believe only one? Well the guys at Dot & Effects used just one camera and no grips. OMG you just said, you read it right one camera hand held. Remembering Bullet Time is a registered [...]
Leandro Marini, founder and DI Producer at Local Hero Post and Blair Paulsen, founder of 4-K Ninjas, demonstrate the best practices for photography and post-production workflows of RED EPIC RAW and EPIC HDRx files with ASSIMILATE SCRATCH. Please visit Local Hero Post and 4-K Ninjas for more. See Assimilate for more details about Scratch.
Grass Valley has updated their Edius nonlinear editing system to 6.03 and latest update supports both 50p & 60p file import (supported by JVC and Sony camcorders), allowing for a smoother workflow within EDIUS 6. For users of Intel’s Second Generation Core Processor, EDIUS has extended support for Quick Sync Video Hardware H.264 video encoding [...]
PR rip but you get the picture: Adobe Systems Incorporated announced an upgrade program for video professionals who have purchased any version of Apple® Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer and want to switch to industry-leading professional video tools by Adobe®—Creative Suite® CS5.5 Production Premium or Premiere® Pro CS5.5. These customers will be eligible [...]
Local Hero Post used Blair Paulsen’s RED EPIC and went about setting up a workflow for RED EPIC HDRx footage using Assimilate Scratch. See the detailed results and make sure you head on over to Local Hero Post for their great Blog demonstrating HDRx workflow. RED EPIC: Beyond its high resolution beautiful sensor, the new [...]
The team at Cinemartin give us a three pack of videos running through the menus for their new Cinemartin SFVe 4:2:2 HDMI Uncompressed & Open codec portable video field recorder. Cinemartin SFVe : Video #1 Recorder suited for Sony NEX-FS100: This first video of the Cinemartin SFVe portable HDMI 4:2:2 uncompressed & open coded video [...]
P+S TECHNIK will launch its new 35Digital all-purpose camera, the PS-Cam X35 at this year’s Cine Gear. At this year’s Cine Gear Expo (June 2-5), the Germany-based company P+S TECHNIK will unveil its highly-anticipated 35Digital all-purpose camera PS-Cam X35 at Booth #67. The new PS-Cam X35 is designed as a robust and reliable workhorse expected [...]
Thanks to @simoninthesand for this gem of a video about a non linear editor. Head on over to @wedontgiveafrak on Twitter. Also suss out the guys Tumblr site.
Twitter can be a gold mine of information; or at least point you to the right place to find out more. Got a tip from @Salah_Baker on Twitter that the Magic Lantern crew look to have worked out mRAW and sRAW on the Canon EOS 550D / T2i camera. Having ported over some of their [...]
We told you about the Cinemartin 4:2:2 & 4:4:4 8-10 bit full capable recorders back in March and they have some new news for us. The Cinemartin SFV and SFVe field recorders should be ready to drop around July-August 2011. The guys at Cinemartin are taking pre-orders which are estimated to be processed in around [...]
If you are at NAB swing by Weisscam and check out their concept for the future of film cameras: A compact, modular system that allows the user to configure the camera to the specific needs of each individual shoot or filming situation. Thanks to @cailyoung for the heads up. The T-Concept features 3 compact and [...]
Blackmagic Design announced the HyperDeck Shuttle, a new disk recorder that captures uncompressed 10 bit SDI or HDMI video onto Solid State Disks. Already using a good field monitor and lets face it who doesn’t then the Blackmagic HyperDeck Shuttle with its battery powered compact design and portability make for recording high quality scenes on [...]
Step aside HDMI only field recorders do you even know what an XLR is? Up front and centre pops Sound Devices with their PIX Video Recorders with scalability and flexibility. Two models and yes one is the HDMI only PIX 220 and the full blown full strength PIX 240.
CMOS sensors just got a boost with OmniVision acquiring 850 patents from Kodak. If you are that way inclined pop your peeps over the press release. OmniVision Technologies, a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the purchase of approximately 850 image sensor-related patents and patent applications from Eastman Kodak Company for $65.0 [...]
What time of year is it? More thought than a Super a Meme’s at least has gone into this April Fools Day Joke. Sure it is an early set up but it will have a better pay off than a stupid lame arse shot of RAW meat, which was one of the saddest attempts of [...]
As we picked it Den Lennie did have a Sony NEX-FS100 camera and has rocked out a top little video for Cozi. Den was involved with the NEX-FS100 cameras design, so watch the music video and then Den talking you through the NXCAM S35 camera. Cozi: ‘Vertigo’ Music Video from Den & James on Vimeo. [...]