PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five Five days sharing tips on deals with ProVideo Coalition readers. Don’t forget to check our previous notes on deals, because some of them extend beyond this period. See the links at the bottom of the page for previous 2017 Black Friday deals. PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five Lightworks 50% off Save  50% when you buy an Outright license of Lightworks V14. But you’ve to be fast, because the promotion is available for this Black Friday weekend only. Use the code BLACK_FRIDAY_2017_OUTRIGHT at the checkout and get your 2017 Emmy award-winning Hollywood blockbuster editor at an amazing price. One thing: Boris FX and Graffiti are also
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
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PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four While some of the deals in this list are only available for a very limited period of time, others confirm that the shopping season continues until the very end of 2017. Sometimes, the best deals also appear in between the “magic“ dates. Don’t forget to check our previous 2017 Black Friday deals, following the links at the bottom of this page.   PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four GoPro: get a Karma now GoPro has different products available for 2017 Black Friday deals, but one may be on the top of your list. Save big on Karma with HERO6 Black, for $799.99. The offer is
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
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PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three We are aware that not all deals are viable everywhere, but due to the characteristics of modern day trade, it is possible to make Black Friday an international experience – which it already is, anyway – through online sellers. So do look through some of the promotions we have for this third day, and don’t forget to check the Day One and Day Two bargains, which you can find following the links at the bottom of this page. More 2017 Black Friday deals soon! PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three Sigma Art on sale This Black Friday, Sigma is doing something special. Eight prime lenses, five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
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PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three We are aware that not all deals are viable everywhere, but due to the characteristics of modern day trade, it is possible to make Black Friday an international experience – which it already is, anyway – through online sellers. So do look through some of the promotions we have for this third day, and don’t forget to check the Day One and Day Two bargains, which you can find following the links at the bottom of this page. More 2017 Black Friday deals soon! PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three Sigma Art on sale This Black Friday, Sigma is doing something special. Eight prime lenses, five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
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5 tips for shooting 360° video

Photo credit: Dane Brehm
It may seem like creating a 360° video is equivalent to shooting a traditional film, just with a special camera that can see in all directions at once. But, in fact, just as the experience of watching VR is fundamentally different than watching a “flattie,” the pro- cess of making one is pretty different too. When you’re watching a spherical video—especially when wearing a headset like a GearVR or Daydream View—you really do feel transported to a new location. And this fundamentally changes the way you take in the scene around you. You’re not watching a
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PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two A single day initially, Black Friday became a “loooong Friday”, as it is now an event that takes some days, paving the way for Cyber Monday, another excuse for consumers to justify their role. After this little note on the evolution of the event, let’s look at the bargains. Don’t miss the Day One bargains, which you can find following the link at the bottom of this page. More Black Friday deals soon! PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two Borix FX: up to 50% of all products For one week only, take 30-50% off all products in the Boris Web Shop. This special Black Friday sale
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
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PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals The 2017 Black Friday is, as always, one of the longest days of the year, as it starts, in many cases, this Monday, and runs well beyond next Friday. Time to save on many products, some available for the first time through this promotion. We picked some of the best deals around, and will be adding more in the next days. Do come back for other 2017 Black Friday deals. PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals Teradek Bolt and more 2017 Black Friday starts this Monday for Teradek, and until November 27 it will be running. The key deals from Teradek are around its popular Bolt
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
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An Interview with Two-time Oscar Winner Neil Corbould

Neil Corbould
Two-time Oscar winner Neil Corbould got his first insight into the world of special effects after following his uncle onto the set of Superman: The Movie. He later worked on productions like Pink Floyd: The Wall and John Landis’ American Werewolf in London. Along with his brothers Chris and Paul, Corbould is among the most sought after special effects supervisors working on the planet. Recent highlights include being named Special Effects Supervisor on Rogue One and his latest work with Steven Spielberg on the highly anticipated Ready Player One.
On the set of <i>Alien: Covenant</i>
On the set of Alien: Covenant
I caught up
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Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Since the dawn of microphones, there have been two greatly different types of signals: balanced and unbalanced. Since the dawn of powered electret condenser microphones, there have been two distinctly different ways of powering them externally, which respectively are phantom power (typically 48 volts on balanced connections, although some devices accept between 12-48 volts) and bias voltage (typically 3-5 volts on unbalanced connections), more commonly known as plugin power. Before now, no off-the-shelf solution to bridge these two powering worlds existed, although a few very persistent people have resorted to special built-to-order and homemade ones. RØDE has now changed audio
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Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Color awareness is a learned skill. All you really need is a car. The human brain is a funny thing. For the longest time I was aware of color in only the broadest sense. I wasn’t very good at formulating color combinations, or recognizing subtle hues, or evaluating variations in hues. Fortunately I had one key experience that put me on the right path. I took a beginners class in color at an interior design school, just for fun. In the class they ran a video from the late 1980s starring a designer by the name of Carlton Wagner. He
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Sony Tech Tip Video Series: Getting To Know Your LMD Monitor

Until the end of December, Sony Professional will roll out all new tech tip videos offering quick tech tips related to monitors and production. Just like the first installments, these videos feature Sony’s own Joseph Schimizzi, an engineer with Sony, as the host and tech maven who will help production staffs navigate their way to using Sony equipment, which can be a little complicated. Any help is very much appreciated. These Sony Tech Tip videos will be released weekly and the first two for fall 2017 are already on Sony Professional Solutions American’s YouTube page. So far topics range from LMD Monitor metadata to
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Blackmagic used for documentaries about Robbie Williams and George Michael

Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael The music and images of Robbie Williams and George Michael will be with us for a longer period of time, thanks to the use of Blackmagic Design cinema cameras and scanners in two new documentaries. The Robbie Williams’ 2017 European tour was captured for posterity, both the stage and backstage moments, with the URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini 4.6K, with DaVinci Resolve 14 used to edit the footage, announced Blackmagic Design recently. Meanwhile, Blackmagic’s Cintel Scanner was used to help digitize archived footage held on 16mm and 35mm film for new Channel 4 autobiographical documentary “George Michael: Freedom.
Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael
Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael
Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael
Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael
Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael
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AJA and Avid develop Avid Artist | DNxIP

AJA and Avid develop Avid Artist | DNxIP Avid Artist | DNxIP enables broadcasters and large post-production facilities to benefit from the flexibility and efficiency of video-over-IP. Based on the new Io IP, recently mentioned here at ProVideo Coalition, Avid Artist | DNxIP is custom engineered to Avid’s specifications, and includes an XLR audio input on the front of the device for microphone or line level sources. Avid Artist | DNxIP leverages the power of Thunderbolt 3 to facilitate simple, fast HD/SD video and audio ingest/output from/to IP networks. It features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining, and two SFP+ cages for video and audio routing Continue reading "AJA and Avid develop Avid Artist | DNxIP"

MSE launches KitBAGS to make transporting C-stands easier

MSE launches KitBAGS to make transporting C-stands easier The Burbank based manufacturer of camera and lighting support MSE has taken its years of experience to develop the first cases that fully address all the requirements of today’s C-stand owners, the KitBAGS. Always present in film production, the C-stand is a support used for light modifiers or small light fixtures and sometimes to support other equipment that was not meant to be used by the early C-stands, or Century stand, a term that comes from the early days of lighting equipment, when the stand was used to hold a popular sized sun reflector, which was 100 inches square
MSE launches KitBAGS to make transporting C-stands easier
MSE launches KitBAGS to make transporting C-stands easier
MSE launches KitBAGS to make transporting C-stands easier
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Build your dynamic microphone modularly: Pyle PDMIC78 with Shure accessories

Some people call the Pyle PDMIC78 a knockoff of the Shure SM57. That description is true regarding the physical shape and dimensions, but not the sound. For vocal recording, many people find the Pyle PDMIC78 to have a brighter, more desirable sound than the Shure SM57, which for decades has been the one used during presidential inaugurations in the United States. Previously, I reviewed the Shure palindromic 545 dynamic mic. Today, I am reviewing an even more interesting one, combined with two Shure accessories: the US$33 windscreen and the US$22 shockmount, which actually cost much more than the under US$20
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Sony Unlocks Full-Frame Capture On The VENICE

After the initial announcement of Sony’s new cinema camera, the VENICE, cinematographers, and directors called for Sony to release the VENICE with its Full-Frame 24x36mm image capture sooner than later and Sony listened. The immediate demand for Full-Frame capture was clear. The VENICE, with an optional license, will support Full-Frame 24x36mm recording from day one. The VENICE is expected to ship February 2018. If you have yet to see the footage from the camera then check out the short film “Dig,” which was shot on the VENICE. Here is what Sony says about the VENICE and its Full-Frame Sensor. “VENICE
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Venice
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Vimeo: HDR has arrived

Vimeo: HDR has arrived Luminous colors and extraordinary high quality are two terms that come to mind when thinking about High Dynamic Range. Now the two terms can be associated with Vimeo. HDR arrived! Things are moving fast at Vimeo. Moving forward, filmmakers and editors who shoot or master their video in HDR can upload, host, watch, or sell their videos on Vimeo, and in the highest color accuracy possible. HDR is being enabled, including 10-bit graphics and a bt.2020 wide color gamut, by leveraging HEVC (meaning: all HDR videos are available to watch on the latest HDR-supported software and hardware, including the Continue reading "Vimeo: HDR has arrived"

Vimeo: HDR has arrived

Vimeo: HDR has arrived Luminous colors and extraordinary high quality are two terms that come to mind when thinking about High Dynamic Range. Now the two terms can be associated with Vimeo. HDR arrived! Things are moving fast at Vimeo. Moving forward, filmmakers and editors who shoot or master their video in HDR can upload, host, watch, or sell their videos on Vimeo, and in the highest color accuracy possible. HDR is being enabled, including 10-bit graphics and a bt.2020 wide color gamut, by leveraging HEVC (meaning: all HDR videos are available to watch on the latest HDR-supported software and hardware, including the Continue reading "Vimeo: HDR has arrived"

AJA unveils Io IP with Thunderbolt 3

AJA unveils Io IP with Thunderbolt 3 The new portable Io IP device simplifies the transfer of SMPTE standard HD video over 10 GigE IP networks, with high-quality local monitoring over 3G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, and supports high frame rate, deep color and high dynamic range workflows. Harnessing the throughput of Thunderbolt 3, Io IP enables fast, reliable ingest/output from/to IP networks for HD/SD video and audio workflows. Compatible with Thunderbolt 3 equipped Macs and PCs, it works with a range of production, post, mastering and streaming tools from Apple, Adobe, Avid, Autodesk, Telestream and many others. Io IP features dual Thunderbolt 3 ports for daisy chaining,
AJA unveils Io IP with Thunderbolt 3
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Hasselblad X1D-50c: don’t buy one, rent it!

Hasselblad: don’t buy one, rent it! Aware that owning a Hasselblad is a significant investment for anyone, Hasselblad created a global online service for anyone to book Hasselblad cameras and lenses for a selected period of time. Photographers and videographers are used, specially in certain countries, to the presence of services that rent equipment, making it possible for many professionals to use equipment that otherwise they would not be able to touch. Hasselblad has decided to offer a similar service, creating a new way for users to experience and take advantage of Hasselblad medium format technology. It’s an interesting solution which, I believe, will work both Continue reading "Hasselblad X1D-50c: don’t buy one, rent it!"