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
Combine the power of four different Blueshape batteries to power all your accessories. The new Rugged Powerstation by Blueshape gives production people the option to use batteries for some of their larger pull electronics or to charge four batteries at once. The new Rugged Powerstation can power your devices on set from 14v, 24v, 48v and up to 560W. This includes powering the energy-hungry Arri Skypanel LED.
Blueshape was launched internationally in 2004. The initial product range simply consisted of battery products, resulting from the fact that the Blueshape manufacturers were authentic battery makers with several years of
Blueshape showed off their new Granite Mini batteries. These new Granite Mini batteries come in two different sizes. 95Wh and 140Wh, but what is special about these Granite Mini batteries is not so much how they power your camera and lights, but how to monitor them while you’re shooting. These Granite Mini batteries are wifi enabled meaning a camera assistant or shooter can monitor how a battery is doing, how much charge is left, and how the battery cell is performing from their smartphone.
Blueshape was launched internationally in 2004. The initial product range simply consisted of battery
At NAB 2017, Quasar Science showed off their new edge-lit 2×2 LED panel the F50. This light has a high CRI at 95 and can change color from 3200 to 5600. The F50 is fully dimmable and can be used with an egg crate to control any of the spill light coming from the F50. The F50 comes in both 2×2 and 2×4 and are lightweight.
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At NAB 2017, Quasar Science showed off their Starline and A-Series filament bulbs. These are like your standard light bulb, but come with a 95 CRI rating, fully dimmable LED, and come in three different color temperatures: 2000, 3000, and 5600 Kelvin. All of these bulbs have a price falling around $20. Quasar Science wants these bulbs to be affordable and considering their combined 100 years of experience on set it looks like this team knows what they are talking about.
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At NAB 2017 SmallHD announced their new Focus 5 inch, on-camera monitor. This new monitor is daylight viewable with 800nit of brightness, has a touch screen, and its battery power source can be directed to a mirrorless or DSLR camera. Considering the Focus 5 inch monitor only draws 6 watts of power the Sony battery should last a good length time.
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The BOLD Bag is a lighter than a Pelican 1510 soft camera case with an extremely rigid exoskeleton made from military grade materials. Think lighter and nearly as tough as any other case out there. Inside the bag, it’s open format. All the dividers have velcro on their ends and can move into different positions. On the outside of the bag, you can find places to expand the bag by adding an extension to fit the custom set-up you need.
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Blackmagic is stating since they included Fairlight in DaVinci Resolve 14 that audio is no longer an afterthought in post production. Now, professional audio post production is fully integrated into DaVinci Resolve 14 giving sound editors, colorists, and video editors everything they need to seamlessly collaborate and create.
Each track corresponds to a channel strip on the mixer. You get real time 6 band parametric EQ, along with expander/gate, compressor and limiter dynamics on every single track. In addition, clip time warping lets you stretch or compress audio without shifting pitch. It works at the subframe level for
This week on MacBreak Studio, I am joined by special guest Noah Kadner from FCPworks.com, who shows us some great ways to add keyboard commands to speed up your color grading workflow.
The first tip Noah shares was an eye-opener for me: he opens the Command Editor (Final Cut Pro > Commands > Customize) and then sorts the list of commands by the “modifier” column in order to push all commands that have no keyboard shortcuts assigned to the top of the list. Very smart, and a great way to see any new commands that may have been Continue reading "Keyboard Superpowers in Final Cut Pro X"
Logan has two credited editors and an additional editor. One of the editors, Michael McCusker, was already editing his next project when I did this interview, (plus I had recently interviewed him about Girl on the Train.) For this interview I spoke to Dirk Westervelt, who has extensive visual effects editing experience in addition to his picture editing background. He edited Men of Honor, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Notorious and Run All Night. Also included in this interview is Additional Editor, John Berri, who had previously worked as an associate editor on The Wolverine and was
Editor John Axelrad, ACE, has been in post-production since 1991, including a stint as Oscar® winner Anne Coates’ assistant on Out of Sight and Erin Brockovich (Iinterviewed Coates previously here). He’s edited dozens of features including Slither, We Own the Night, Two Lovers, Crazy Heart, Something Borrowed, Miles Ahead, and Krampus. Editor Lee Haugen started as an apprentice under Axelrad and then cut several films including Repentance, Dope, and Miss Stevens before joining Axelrad again to cut Amazon Studios’ new theatrical release, The Lost City of Z.
There are some killer new features in DaVinci Resolve 14. The buzz around Resolve at NAB was pretty evident. Yes, I was on the stage showing some of these features, and I could see when eyes were lighting up in recognition of something big while I was showing off these things:
Without the need for an expensive hardware solution, Resolve 14 allows a collaborative workflow between specialists, all using the same app and project and media. I’ve heard some Resolve owners complain that the app makes us “jack’s of all trades and masters of none” but I beg to
Behold: a miracle. This is my well-worn Sony EA50-U camera. It’s a APS-C chip with an Alpha/E-mount, and I have used and tortured it horribly.
That picture was shot in the NAB press room, at the end of my three days of shooting for PVC. Let’s have a look into the viewfinder, shall we?
In the upper-left corner you’ll notice the battery indicator at 100%. In the upper-right corner you’ll notice that I have 266 minutes of recording left on my 64Gb chip. Again, this picture was taken after three days of shooting for the dozen
For as long as I have been editing non-linearly, I have been searching for usable alternate input devices to replace my mouse. I’ve used the Contour Design ShuttlePro for almost 15 years now, but hadn’t heard of the Rollermouse until I stumbled over it at NAB 2017.
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The promise of a fun an immersive flying experience for drone operators comes with the DJI Googles, which are not just a leisure accessory but a tool for better photography and video.
DJI Goggles combines a pair of large ultra-high-quality screens, long-range and low-latency wireless connectivity, and direct control of photo and video capture. Operators using a Mavic Pro or Phantom 4 series drone can also access many intelligent flight features using a touchpad on the side of the visor.
“DJI pilots deserve a first-person viewing experience with the same quality, power, and performance they have come to expect from
The “marriage” between DJI and Hasselblad continues to allow the creation of new solutions, as the unparalleled aerial imaging package for cinema announced at NAB 2017.
The rumors are, after all, confirmed. DJI has a “100 megapixel drone”, as some say, ready to fly. The M600/Ronin-MX/H6D-100c platform is on display through April 27 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, in DJI booth #C2807 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The combination will be released in the third quarter of 2017 at a price to be announced later.
The introduction of the first 100-megapixel integrated
For all of the emphasis on portable multi-cam field production at NAB 2017, it’s astounding how many people just never think about two of the most important pieces of the equation – intercom and tally lights. Unity Intercom has a refreshing new take on this essential task.
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