HeadPLUS: edelkrone says it’s the smartest motorized pan and tilt head

HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head Introduced by edelkrone as the new world’s smartest motorized pan & tilt head, HeadPLUS is available in the normal version and the HeadPLUS PRO, able to handle heavier cameras. Simplicity of use is key to the design of  the new accessory, says edelkrone. The new accessory is ultra simple to use, says the company, because “you can manually adjust the pan and tilt angle of the HeadPLUS. This way, instead of using a remote control, you can, in fact, program your camera motions by hand. This gives an unprecedented speed to your workflow, and makes the whole process much more
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
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DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features

DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features If you want to try a new NLE, think about DaVinci Resolve 15. The free version, says Blackmagic Design, “has more features than virtually every other paid application for post production.” Recently released, DaVinci Resolve 15 represents a massive update to the program, and, as BlackMagic Design stated, is “the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool.” This version adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more, and
DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features
DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features
DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features
DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features
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Magic ViewFinder: a free director’s viewfinder app for Android and iOS

Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS Cinematographers, directors or photographers who use a camera and want to check and or simulate framing without holding the camera, should check the FREE collection of Magic ViewFinder apps. Whether you use a Blackmagic Cinema camera, a Lumix (or Olympus), a Canon, Nikon, Sony, Arri or RED, there is a Magic Viewfinder for you. Taking the name from the brand it is designed to be used with, the Magic Viewfinder app either becomes a Magic Cinema Viewfinder (for the Blackmagic models) or a Magic RED Viewfinder, or Magic Nikon Viewfinder. Each specific app will present features adequate to the camera(s)
Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS
Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS
Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS
Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS
Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS
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iPhone X 3D facial mocap available for professional production

iPhone X 3D facial mocap available for professional production The popularity of the iPhone X for face tracking has serious power for animators and storytellers. Some suggest that out-of- the-box, LIVE FACE is probably the easiest facial mocap system of all to use with it. Last July,  Reallusion introduced the free app LIVE FACE, unlocking the iPhone X face tracking power, offering users the ability to live stream facial mocap data to any desktop client. The LIVE FACE app live captures facial performances via an iPhone X to create 2D facial animations with CrazyTalk Animator 3 (CTA 3) on a Mac or PC, turning an iPhone X into
iPhone X 3D facial mocap available for professional production
iPhone X 3D facial mocap available for professional production
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Marcus Robinson’s time-lapse photography shows Tower 3 rising

Marcus Robinson's time-lapse photography shows Tower 3 rising Commissioned by Silverstein Properties for recent ceremonies marking the building’s completion, Marcus Robinson’s “Tower 3” memorializes the construction of the newly-opened landmark. Hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Marcus Robinson studied modern languages at Cambridge University, before specializing in architectural photography. With many exhibitions in Paris of his architectural photography, Robinson moved to London in 1998, and began photographing the creation of the iconic London Eye. His short film of the London landmark was commissioned by Channel 4, and the film ‘Millennium Wheel’ was broadcast on the eve of the year 2000 and later that year screened at the London Film
Marcus Robinson's time-lapse photography shows Tower 3 rising
Marcus Robinson's time-lapse photography shows Tower 3 rising
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DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features

DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features The new upgrade to DaVinci Resolve fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for! With the recent massive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, DaVinci Resolve 15 is, says Blackmagic Design, “the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool.” DaVinci Resolve 15 adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles
DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features
DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features
DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features
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Real-time workflows for film, TV, VR and AR using Unreal Engine technology

From Technicolor’s ‘HP Mars Home Planet’ VR experience to a demo set in the Star Wars universe showcasing techniques for virtual production, Epic Games will offer real-time experiences at Siggraph. The Siggraph 2018 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, is the place to go to explore the new trends and technologies, and Epic Games invites visitors to the event to delve into a new world of immersive experiences with Unreal Engine! Epic Games will use the event to demonstrate the power of its Unreal Engine technology to drive the most advanced real-time workflows across film and TV, VR/AR, games, architecture, automotive,
Real-time workflows for film, TV, VR and AR using Unreal Engine technology
Real-time workflows for film, TV, VR and AR using Unreal Engine technology
Real-time workflows for film, TV, VR and AR using Unreal Engine technology
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Character Creator 3 will be a stand-alone tool for animation production

Character Creator 3 will be a stand-alone tool for animation production Reallusion’s Character Creator is a free add-on tool for iClone, but starting from v3, the program will turn into a stand-alone character generator. The program is now on pre-order, at a special price. Character Creator (CC) is an amazing FREE add-on tool for iClone that has been available for some time. With the program users can create realistic looking, animation-ready 3D human characters for use with iClone and other 3D tools. Unique character designs are created through the use of shape morphs, customizable high-resolution skin textures, and outfits with clothing containing your own fabric designs. Next September, creators will be
Character Creator 3 will be a stand-alone tool for animation production
Character Creator 3 will be a stand-alone tool for animation production
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Panasonic creates a new and FREE VariCam and EVA1 LUT library

Panasonic’s FREE VariCam and EVA1 LUT library It’s time to play with Panasonic’s new offer: 35 unique 3D Look Up Tables that enable filmmakers to create a variety of looks with VariCam and EVA1 cinema cameras. And they’re completely free! When acquiring in native V-Log/V-Gamut, the VariCam lineup of cinema cameras capture imagery with more than 14 stops of dynamic range and a very wide color spectrum, both parameters often exceeding that of 35mm film. To store this wide range of exposure in the recorded image, a log (logarithmic) contrast curve is used. However, displaying this huge range of image contrast (the darkest shadows to the brightest
Panasonic’s FREE VariCam and EVA1 LUT library
Panasonic’s FREE VariCam and EVA1 LUT library
Panasonic’s FREE VariCam and EVA1 LUT library
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Luma Touch expands wireless media management with WD devices

Luma Touch expands wireless media management with Western Digital devices There are good news for LumaFusion editors using Western Digital wireless storage devices: it is now possible to wirelessly preview footage from their WD wireless drives directly from within LumaFusion. Luma Touch announced it has teamed up with Western Digital Corporation to integrate wireless media management workflows between Western Digital wireless storage devices and LumaFusion, the industry-popular iOS mobile video editing app designed specifically for mobile filmmakers, journalists, YouTube creators and anyone looking to create better video using mobile devices and gear. Luma Touch has since its introduction aimed to expand the integration of the tool with other products. ProVideo Coalition
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EU court rules reuse of online images needs author’s authorisation

EU court rules reuse of online images needs author’s authorisation The ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union makes it clear: images published on a website can not be republished on any other website without the author’s authorisation. The Internet has, for a long time, been a Wild West when it comes to the rights of authors, be it imaging professionals or others. The idea that everything on the Internet is FREE, prevalent during the first years of the platform, continues to be the mantra for many, despite legislation and some court rulings suggesting otherwise. The continued action of image banks, photo libraries and individual authors, who
EU court rules reuse of online images needs author’s authorisation
EU court rules reuse of online images needs author’s authorisation
EU court rules reuse of online images needs author’s authorisation
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Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations

Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations Frame.io launched today a new short film series that asks the world’s most sought-after filmmakers why they do what they do: Mark Toia signs on as the inaugural Frame.io Master. The opening interview for the Frame.io Masters invites us to discover world-renowned commercial director Mark Toia, following him from the excitement of the first $50 dollar check to the assumption, as he says, that “directors are just hairdressers. If you screw up someone’s hair they’re never coming back.” It’s a revealing video interview, which gives viewers a unique glimpse of Mark Toia’s journey from would-be starving
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
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LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators

LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators The LEE Stopper Exposure Guide and the ProGlass IRND Exposure Guide are the official exposure guides for photographers using LEE Filters long exposure camera filters. Both apps are completely free. The LEE Stopper Exposure Guide, introduced in 2016, was the first app offered by LEE Filters to users of its range of Stopper long exposure camera filters. Available for Android and iOS, the app is designed to help you get the most from the filters in the Stopper family,  Big, Little and Super Stopper filters – accurately calculating, according to LEE Filters, “the precise exposure you require and offering a
LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators
LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators
LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators
LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators
LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators
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Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom

Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the world’s lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom Designed for full-frame DSLRs from Canon and Nikon, the new ultra wide-angle zoom from Tamron is, according to the company, a sophisticated balance of outstanding optics and matchless mobility. The 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037), for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras will be first available in Nikon mount on September 4, 2018 at a suggested retail price of $599. The launch of the Canon mount model will be announced at a later date.  The announced price makes the lens an interesting proposition for whomever is after an affordable alternative to the lenses offered by both Canon and Nikon. Some
Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the world’s lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom
Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the world’s lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom
Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the world’s lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom
Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the world’s lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom
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The new ScreenFlow 8.0 video editing and screen recording software for Mac

Designed for a wide range of users, from vloggers to aspiring video producers, ScreenFlow makes it easy to create anything from home movies to professional video. The latest version of Telestream’s video editing, screen recording and sharing tool for the Mac offers an intuitive design that makes it easy for educators, vloggers/bloggers, marketers, online trainers, app developers, gamers or any aspiring video producer to create high-quality video content. Not only that, but version 8.0 of the program also adds a variety of new features including new Styles and Templates to increase editing productivity and streamline editing workflows, as well
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Pond5 and TurboSquid introduce 3D models for filmmakers worldwide

Pond5 introduces 3D models for filmmakers worldwide The massive collection of royalty-free 3D models now available at Pond5 addresses a major demand from Pond5 customers from areas as diverse as filmmaking, TV production or gaming. Pond5 is expanding its content marketplace in a new direction, with the inclusion of more than 100,000 3D models – over 60,000 3D models are already available, with more being added every day. The move results from a partnership with TurboSquid, the world’s largest 3D marketplace, and represents the company’s answer to a growing demand from Pond5 customers, while, at the same time it enhances the Pond5 media offering, providing more of
Pond5 introduces 3D models for filmmakers worldwide
Pond5 and TurboSquid introduce 3D models for filmmakers worldwide
Pond5 and TurboSquid introduce 3D models for filmmakers worldwide
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Cinema 4D, Release 20: new ways of creating 3D artwork

Cinema 4D, Release 20: new ways of creating 3D artwork MAXON, says you’ll feel like a kid in a candy store, with so many sweet features present inside the new version of the program. But Cinema 4D R20 includes more, pointing to new and exciting directions. Unveiled this August, MAXON’s Cinema 4D Release 20 (R20) introduces high-end features for VFX and motion graphics artists including node-based materials, volume modeling, robust CAD import and a dramatic evolution of the MoGraph toolset. This version, considered as a breakthrough for the iconic 3D design and animation software, will debut live and online (C4DLive.com) at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2018 convention August 14-16, in
Cinema 4D, Release 20: new ways of creating 3D artwork
Cinema 4D, Release 20: new ways of creating 3D artwork
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Phottix Padat Carbon 200: a light stand, monopod and boom

Phottix Padat Carbon 200: a light stand, monopod and boom The original Padat 200 light stand was a dream for traveling professionals, because of its size and weight. Now the Padat 200 Carbon takes the dream to a whole new level, with three tools in one. When it comes to light stands that are portable, I use Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black light stands, which extend to 1,9 meters, weigh 2 lbs/0.93 kg and measure 19″ / 48.3 cm when collapsed. Able to accept a load capacity of 3.3 lb/1.5 kg, they are my adopted solution for placing lights and reflectors or diffusers on location. Priced just under $60,
Phottix Padat Carbon 200: a light stand, monopod and boom
Phottix Padat Carbon 200: a light stand, monopod and boom
Phottix Padat Carbon 200: a light stand, monopod and boom
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Shot Designer, the scene planning tool for iOS, Android, Mac and Windows

Shot Designer, the scene planning tool for iOS, Android, Mac and PC Considered an excellent tool for planning scenes fast, Shot Designer creates full-blown diagrams in seconds, animates characters and cameras, and comes with pre-made camera setups for any situation. Developed by Per Holmes, the creator of the renowned Hollywood Camera Work training, Shot Designer has been developed in conjunction with major TV and Film productions. The aim is to provide Directors and DP’s or anyone who needs to create fast shot designs with the tools to do it on set, so neither actors nor the crew have to wait. Shot Designer is based on the realization that neither Camera Diagrams, Shot
Shot Designer, the scene planning tool for iOS, Android, Mac and PC
Shot Designer, the scene planning tool for iOS, Android, Mac and PC
Shot Designer, the scene planning tool for iOS, Android, Mac and PC
Shot Designer, the scene planning tool for iOS, Android, Mac and PC
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PowerShot SX740 HS gets 4K UHD video before Canon’s mainstream DSLRs

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS gets 4K UHD video It’s a first for the PowerShot family of cameras: 4K video. Canon may keep 4K UHD away from its mainstream DSLRs, but entry-level photographers get the much requested feature. Nikon’s recent COOLPIX P1000 takes the crown when it comes to zooming, with a 125x optical zoom that takes the lens from 24-3000mm, which can be doubled, almost magically, through the use of Dynamic Fine Zoom4, to 6000mm without, according to Nikon, any apparent loss of quality, and up to 12000mm by the pure digital zoom also available. Canon’s camera is more modest in this department, covering everything between 24-960mm (equivalent
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS gets 4K UHD video
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS gets 4K UHD video
Canon PowerShot SX740 HS gets 4K UHD video
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