Marshall CV420-CS: new true 4K compact camera debuts at IBC 2018

Marshall CV420-CS: new true 4K compact camera debuts at IBC 2018 The  new Marshall CV420-CS offers true 4K resolution in 4096x2160p at 60/50 fps, and comes packaged in a sturdy, discrete design that features a wide range of picture adjustment controls. Built around a 12.4-Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch sensor, the Marshall CV420-CS  expands the family of CV cameras from the company with a compact true 4K camera. The new model delivers crisp, clear 4096x2160p video with, adds Marshall, vibrant colors and fast frame rates. The Marshall CV420-CS has outputs of 12G/6G/3G/HD-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and it has a Varifocal or Fixed CS/C lens mount capability with DC Auto-Iris plug-in for Continue reading "Marshall CV420-CS: new true 4K compact camera debuts at IBC 2018"

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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RØDE SC6-L: a game-changer for compact 2-track recording on iOS devices

Although I have not yet received a review unit, I can already feel that RØDE’s recently announced US$79 RØDE SC6-L is likely to become a game-changer for compact 2-track field recording on iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad). Simultaneously, I also discovered that —two years after my plea for important improvements in the RØDE Reporter app for iOS— some of them were just added too, in addition to a firmware update for the RØDE i-XLR that I reviewed back then. Can you tell I am excited about these developments? Learn all the details ahead + two videos, preceded by a
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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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Review: Zoom SSH-6 (stereo) shotgun microphone for in-field interviews and more

This article review is mostly about the Zoom SSH-6 (stereo) shotgun microphone (with mono mode), and partially about the Zoom H5 recorder. It’s also about how I have been using these two Zoom products together with the (previously reviewed) ModMic 5 head microphone and the RØDE VLR+ to create an extremely powerful yet compact in-field interview kit. I had already been using the H5 recorder with external microphones for about a year. Now, with the addition of the SSH-6 and the VXLR+, it has become even more useful, efficient and portable. Read and listen ahead 🙂

The goal and the
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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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Blackmagic eGPU – What is it really going to do for me?

$699.00  Only available at the Apple Store.

When Blackmagic Design’s newly released eGPU landed at my office for review, I did something I don’t get to do very often with tech gear. I spent a couple of hours admiring the overall design and build quality while my laptop finished some renders. With the style and feel that Apple imparts on products under its influence, and possessing enough physical mass in the one piece, extruded design, to give the unit presence while increasing the cooling capabilities. However, my initial reaction was all about what it felt like in my
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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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