RED has put an end to the confusion of camera bodies, insides and sensors on their catalog. Starting this month, there is only a single body to pair with any of three sensors, meaning prices are being reduced too.
The official word has it that RED Digital Cinema is advancing its product portfolio of high-quality cameras and sensors with a focus on simplicity, price and quality for customers. According to the information distributed, ”RED’s camera line-up will be modified to include one DSMC2 camera BRAIN with three sensor options – MONSTRO 8K VV, HELIUM 8K S35 and GEMINI 5K S35. Continue reading "One body, three sensors: RED’s new simplified system, and why it is cheaper"
Media archiving and backup are vital. I was mid-way through a school project. I’d spent hours tweaking and finessing. My media was on a USB drive, and I was editing in Media Composer in HD. The computer crashed. I took it to the Apple Store. They had to wipe the hard drive to get it back up and running. We were able to transfer some of the data to a CD, but that was it. That incident taught me the importance of data protection. I bought two external hard drives and started running Time Machine Continue reading "Media Archiving Tips from Hollywood"
Introduced by KDX/Dimenco, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, this May, Simulated Reality (SR) joins the other realities we’re now familiar with: virtual, augmented and mixed.
Simulated reality has been a key element in science fiction, and has been explored by game designers in computer and console games, and also by the video industry, in everything from films to TV series. Although some may confuse the term with virtual reality – which, again, some suggest can become very real – the truth is that simulated reality is something completely different and is, in fact, a goal which, if attainable, is
If you’ve always wanted to use one of the expensive tilt & shift lenses from Canon, Fotodiox has something for you: tilt and shift adapters for different cameras, from Fujifilm to Blackmagic. Each adapter costs $199.95!
Canon’s tilt and shift lenses are extremely popular and excellent for everything from architecture to landscape, but have one inconvenient: they are expensive, especially if you do not have ways to pay for the investment. So, for many people, tilt & shift is nothing but a dream, unless they are willing to spend money on a real T&S from Canon (to be used
With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a filmmaker. This week, we had the opportunity to speak to Reelbros about their work. This is what they said:
What is your name and where are you from?
Reelbros: We are the Reelbros and we are a boutique production company based out of Phoenix Arizona.
What is your primary role on set?
Reelbros: Our primary role on set is a little bit of everything. We are a smaller production
Adobe Premiere Pro CC had a decent update at NAB 2018. Like everyone else, Jeff Greenberg immediately wanted to know what the new features were. After reviewing the list, Jeff put together his top 5 favorite new features in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Some of these features are new within the last year, but not in the most recent update. His list includes the following new tools:
1. Shot Comparison and Matching
Adobe Premiere Pro CC includes new tools for shot matching. The first is a split view
Oscar-winning editor, Richard Chew, ACE, has cut so many iconic films that I’ve been “hunting” him for a while, trying to get an interview. Having edited The Conversation (BAFTA nominated), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Oscar and Eddie nominated), the original Star Wars (now called A New Hope, for which he won an Oscar for Best Editing), My Favorite Year, Risky Business, Shanghai Noon (Eddie nominated), I Am Sam, and Bobby – among many more – he was a treasure trove of wisdom that I wanted to
Yesterday, Jason Levine used Adobe Audition to perform a forensic audio demonstration/study during his live Internet broadcast. Even though I have no idea who Laurel or Yanny are, I was blown away by Jason Levine’s demonstration. He used Adobe Audition’s Spectral Frequency Display to map the audio clip in question, comparing and contrasting to his own recordings of “Laurel” and “Yanny”. Enjoy the video ahead, courtesy of Jason Levine, Adobe.
I rarely ever make a blog post these days about someone’s Vimeo or YouTube video but scrolling around Twitter today this video from feature film editor Alan E. Bell A.C.E popped up and it’s right up my alley. Alan has edited some of the biggest features out there (The Hunger Games Trilogy, Red Sparrow) as well as indie features too (500 Days of Summer) so he has sat for long, long hours trying to make sense out of a mountain of footage.
Pairing a lens built 10 years before the Eiffel Tower started to be built with a 5K RED DRAGON is not for everyone, but Mathieu Stern had a dream, so he found a solution, and made a short film about the experience.
We’ve seen, in recent times, a growing trend for the relaunch of classic cameras and lenses, mostly using Kickstarter or Indiegogo as crowdfunding platforms. Some of those projects make no sense at all, while others, although promising, never leave the launching stage. There is also another trend related to this longing for the past: the use of older
The newest update to the LumaFusion editor elevates the standard for mobile editing, offering professional workflow features akin to those usually only available on desktop editing platforms.
Recently funded on Kickstarter, the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD, a rugged wireless device for backup and sharing media, is designed to work, as PVC described recently, “with apps from Adobe Premiere to Lightroom or LumaFusion”, so content creators who prefer to travel without a laptop can still edit their photos and videos while away from a computer.
Simultaneously with the announcement of the GNARBOX 2.0 SSD Kickstarter campaign, Luma Touch announced
We’ve all at least seen it happen. Someone mentions an editing software. Someone else derides the intelligence of anyone who would use said software. Yet another says, “That’s like a carpenter saying they can only build a house with one brand of hammer!” 47 comments later, nobody has changed their opinion. Confirmation bias has made sure of that.
A panel attempted to work this out last year at the Faster, Together Stage. Alas, software doesn’t stay the same for very long. Therefore, a new panel was formed. This year’s panel included Monica Daniel, Scott Simmons,
In case you didn’t know, the deadline for your website and email promotion system to comply with GDPR is May 25th. (In some other languages, GDPR is known as RGDP.) Fines for incompliance can reach €20 million (over US$23 million) or 4% of your gross revenue from last year, whichever is higher. This affects everyone, wherever we are in the world. It’s a deep topic. In a nutshell, this is what you must do to comply:
Update (or write from scratch) your privacy and cookie policies and add them to your website.
Obsessed with movies and lighting, a photography course set the path Andrew Shulkind would walk. Virtual Reality came after, and while it expands the way to tell stories, Andrew believes we’ve to watch so we don’t corrupt our legacy of storytelling.
The International Cinematographers Guild recognized Andrew Shulkind as one of the top emerging cinematographers in 2013, and in 2014 he received the Studio Daily Prime Award, a distinction reserved for manufacturers leading technological innovation in the world of film. His passion for Virtual Reality, and the involvement with the development of VR and mixed reality camera solutions explain why
The flow of data across the Internet is steadily and constantly increasing, with annual global IP traffic predicted to reach 3.3 ZB by 2021. Coined by Cisco in a recent report on IP network trends, “The Zettabyte Era” will be defined by a continued surge of traffic over the next few years. “Overall,” says the report, “IP traffic will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24 percent from 2016 to 2021,” with IP video traffic making up 82 percent.
“It would take more than 5 million years to watch the amount of video that will cross
I was recently sent the i1 Filmmaker Kit and Colorchecker Video from X-Rite to review, and since the process is pretty simple I figured it’d be a good excuse to talk a bit about the color workflow and the importance of getting it right. For the record I already own the Colorchecker Classic. When money is on the line it’s imperative that your image is accurate from start to finish. What you shot on set needs to be exactly what they see in post, and the output needs to be adjusted for the type of display it’s intended for. You
Available in early Summer in blue, orange and black, with a price of $449.99, the Lumix TS7 is your 4K video camera if you like to go underwater, down to 31 meters.
Named TS7 in North America and FT7 elsewhere, the new compact camera is the first of its kind to offer a viewfinder. Besides that, the successor to the TS6 introduces one feature that will be most welcome if you like to have a camera always ready to action, no matter where you are: 4K video, which comes with Panasonic’s 4K Photo option, present in so many of
Expressions in After Effects are a powerful tool for animation, but while they can be as simple as the ‘wiggle’ function, working with more complex expressions can begin to get cumbersome.
Expressions are straightforward if you are only dealing with one property – for example, an opacity expression to automatically fade a layer up and down. However they can get messy when you want to use the same expression code for multiple properties – for example, a physics simulation that calculates position, scale and rotation. In this case, each time you make a change to the code you need