Happy Friday, everybody. (even if you don’t watch the tip – make sure you read my P.S. at the bottom of the post. It’s guaranteed to make you wish I was younger and had more hair). I’ve got a great tip for you today from our dear friend, UK-based graphic designer Dave Clayton, who shared this tip on ‘The Grid” on Wednesday and people were just loving it. Alan Hess wrote “This will change my workflow forever!” and I gotta tell ya — I agree (I didn’t know this tip either). Check out this short video we Continue reading "Photoshop Tip: Create a Template By Adding Just One Letter to the File Name"
You pack away your cameras at a trade show and of course then you find something interesting. Tilta were showing their Nucleus M wireless control system designed for handheld use.… The post Tilta Nucleus M wireless control system – NAB 2017 appeared first on Newsshooter.
No more breaking down your camera every time you move. These deeper, wider bags from ThinkTank are designed with filmmakers in mind. The Rig Roller 24 is ABS walled, offering a soft sided interior with hard case protection. The Video Transport 18 is sized for airport travel and is their video equivalent to their popular Airport International. A cool feature is a padded section that they call the "camera nest" to rest your camera body during transport. No Film School's complete coverage of NAB 2017 is Continue reading "ThinkTankPhoto’s New Bags Allow You to Transport Fully Assembled Camera Rigs"
Westcott makes their Flex lights even better. A light that made a big splash at NAB a couple years ago keeps getting better and better. With the addition of color changing LED versions, their new Pro Dimmer is a big step up from the original Flex light dimmer. Their newest fixture, the Solix, is a daylight balanced, dimmable and lightweight LED light with built-in speed ring and magnetic accessories. The Solix is 95 CRI, will be under $400 and will (hopefully) shipping in July. No Film Continue reading "Westcott Adds Color & Pro Dimmer for Flex Lights, Plus the New Affordable Solix"
Was this a banner year for "art" at NAB? We ran into renowned cinematographer Shane Hurlbut (Terminator Salvation, Drumline) in the halls of NAB, and asked him how he felt about this year's edition of the broadcaster's convention. While he agreed that there were no major announcements this year, he saw it as a banner year for art over science. The vendor's apparent focus on full frame lenses and lighting tools will open up whole new worlds for DP's everywhere and gave Hurlbut reason Continue reading "Blockbuster Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut Give us His Exclusive Take on NAB"
Check out this flexible and affordable jib from EZ FX, which comes in 4 different sizes and options for remote heads. Designed for DSLRs, GoPros, small camcorders and used in conjunction with a standard combo stand (or tripod), the Skinny Jib is natively usable at two different lengths: 2' and 4'. With an extension kit, the jib can be used at 8' and 12' lengths. The Skinny Jib costs $749, but for those who need a little more length, the extension kit is available for $599. If Continue reading "EZ FX’s Skinny Jib is a New Portable Jib for Lightweight Cameras"
Widely considered the best for sound professionals, Sound Devices' new 3-in-1 units are going to shatter the sub-$1,000 market. Quality preamps, silent noise floor and top notch build quality are things that set Sound Devices apart from their competitors, but they've always been a bit pricey for the entry level market. With the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6, this is all about to change. We didn't realize the full effect of this until we saw the units up close and person at the show floor at NAB 2017. Useful as a field recorder, Continue reading "The Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 Make Best-in-Slot Sound Recording Available to Everyone"
Perfect for the photographer on the go. Grip Gear has put together quite the package for anyone looking to get more serious about timelapse and smooth smartphone shots. The Movie Maker is both an 8-speed electronic slider and a motorized 360° panoramic time lapse head. It can be used with smartphones and action cams up to 550g in weight. You can use the tracks both vertically and horizontally, and you can charge it for up to three days of usage using a USB. Continue reading "Grip Gear’s Smartphone Dolly Costs $99 and Fits in a Shoebox"
A couple new portable LED models are now available. We caught up with Fiilex at NAB today to get the scoop on their latest lights. They've upgraded their legacy P360 line to include the P360 Pro and P360 Pro Plus. Read More
Dana Dolly's popular rail-based dolly system gets an update. With a new schedule 80 screw-together pipe that comes in a 10ft kit for $550, you can get even longer runs of smooth "track" from the Dana Dolly. Their new hi-hat that came out last year is a slider/hi-hat combined, the kit coming in at $1,950. Also new this year is a $99 brake system for the Dana Dolly, allowing the plate to stay in place when you don't want it moving. No Continue reading "New Screw-Together Rail Lengths, Hi-Hat and Brake System for the Dana Dolly"
Putting one of these audio transitions in your timeline will definitely ramp up the suspense. So—you've got a scene—a suspenseful scene. The tension is high, so high you can cut the tension with a spork. What do you do? Well, one thing you could do is throw an audio swell transition down into your timeline and turn that suspense all the way up to eleven before cutting to the next scene, releasing all of that built-up tension in one, euphoric edit. If you want to know how to create one of Continue reading "How to Create Heart-Pumping Audio Swell Transitions in Premiere Pro"
If you don't know much about stunts, here's your chance to get nice and educated. Shooting a film that contains stunts can be complicated, potentially dangerous, and nerve-racking. If your dream project includes a ton of stunts but you're feeling like you'd rather avoid all of the trouble that comes with them, then you might want to take a look at this video from Film Riot. In it, host Ryan Connolly sits down with professional stunt coordinator and performer Josh Tessier (Argo, 300: Rise of an Empire, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Continue reading "Watch: Explore the Wonderful World of Stunts with a Pro Stunt Coordinator"
Premium lenses at a premium price, but my are they beautiful. The new Cooke S7/i T2.0 lenses were designed for a larger than 24x36mm sensor with a larger image circle to help Cooke be future proof as sensors get larger and larger. The s7i's cost over $20,000 a piece. Also now available are the vintage Cooke Panchros, now with Cooke-i metadata protocol. No Film School's complete coverage of NAB 2017 is brought to you by My RØDE Reel, Vimeo 360, and Blackmagic Design. Read More
Get a sneak peak at these new all-in-one wireless transmitters / HD monitors. Teradek and SmallHD merged under Vitec group back in 2015, but these are some of the first products we've seen the two companies put their heads together on. We're a bit scant on details but the first prototype looks like a beautiful solution to a problem that a lot of filmmakers face as they increase their product sizes: how to get a wireless client monitor or director's monitor that works seamlessly. Based off of Continue reading "SmallHD’s Partnership with Teradek Yields these Exciting New Prototype Monitors"
At NAB 2017, Canon showed off C-Log for their 5D Mark IV DSLR. Now, this is a paid update to the Canon 5D Mark IV with a cost of $99.00. Owners will also need to send in their Canon 5D Mark IV to the manufacturer to install the update. For my dynamic range, around 12 stops, this seems like not a huge ordeal. In my opinion, it’s cool to see Canon put a feature in the 5D Mark IV that was originally in a much more expensive video camera. In the video below, Canon takes the time to show
Continue reading "Adding C-Log to Canon 5D MkIV: NAB 2017 Video"
The Sennheiser MKE 2 GoPro underwater microphone will allow you to record audio with your GoPro underwater (though I’m not sure how many people want to do that). The microphone… The post Sennheiser MKE 2 GoPro microphone records underwater – NAB 2017 appeared first on Newsshooter.
Bright Tangerine are best known for their range of matte boxes, but they have now branched out to making camera accessories. At the NAB Show in Las Vegas they were… The post Bright Tangerine accessories for Arri Alexa Mini and RED – NAB 2017 appeared first on Newsshooter.