Adobe Moving Stills: the tool to generate video from a single photograph

Adobe Moving Stills: generate video from a single image Moving Stills enables any photograph to become an animated 3D image with a realistic effect of flying through the photo. It’s not wizardry, but a process with roots in experiments from 20 years ago. We’ve Cinemagraphs, Cliplets, Plotagraphs and other formats that introduce animation to photos, like the good old Animated GIF, but soon we may have Moving Stills, Adobe’s own solution to animate images. Revealed at Adobe MAX, along with many other technologies the company is exploring and developing – some of which might never see the light of day – Moving Stills managed to get the crowd
Adobe Moving Stills: generate video from a single image
Adobe Moving Stills: generate video from a single image
Adobe Moving Stills: generate video from a single image
Adobe Moving Stills: generate video from a single image
Adobe Moving Stills: generate video from a single image
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Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and early investor in companies like Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope, and others. He also co-founded Behance in 2006, sold it to Adobe in 2012 and recently became Adobe’s Chief Product Officer.  But more than his list of accomplishments, Scott is a passionate advocate for creativity. He has that rare perspective of the world-class artist and entrepreneur with the ability to communicate VERY clearly about the ups, the downs of the messy middle. … And that just so happens to be the title of his new bestselling book which just dropped last week. In this episode of the Continue reading "Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky"

LANDR launches new audio mastering tool for Premiere Pro CC video editors

LANDR launches new audio mastering tool for video editors Professional video editors and video makers participating in the Adobe Max conference should check the new service, LANDR Audio Mastering for Video being demonstrated there. Artificial Intelligence is everywhere and is a name that atracts attention, more than algorithms, so it makes sense that companies use these modern and more sophisticated algorithms to develop new products. That’s exactly what LANDR Audio Inc. does with its  A.I.-based engine that provides editors with free high-quality finished audio for their Adobe Premiere Pro CC video projects. The new service, called LANDR Audio Mastering for Video, makes it easy for editors, says
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Blackmagic Design eGPU Shooter’s Review

I do not care how the Blackmagic Design eGPU looks. I do not care how it works. I only care if it speeds up my exports. As a shooter I sometimes find myself in a hotel room offloading footage for a client and prepping my gear for the next morning’s call time. Shoot and charge batteries and sleep that can be the cameraman’s life at times. The last thing I want to do is to stay up late because I decided to take the extra step to sweeten my URSA Mini Pro footage via DaVinci Resolve for the client. I
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Toronto Photography Project, Fall Photos, Cool Photography Books and More – planetOids – 2018-10-12

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) This photography project is very cool! Over 100 cameras were given to people to capture footage and photos through the eyes of Toronto’s homeless population.
  • Photography project highlights Toronto homelessness (680 News)
Who else’s favourite season is fall? This article will give you some tips on how to get some better fall photos! Looking for some good books to help you up your image quality? Check out this article that will tell Continue reading "Toronto Photography Project, Fall Photos, Cool Photography Books and More – planetOids – 2018-10-12"

History of Photographyy, Handmade Ultra Large Format Camera, Film Photography and More – planetOids – 2018-10-11

To take a photograph is to take a moment and store it as a memory that will last forever. This article opens up a unique perspective to photography as more than an art, but more of a way to keep memories.
  • Through the Lens: A journey through the History of Photography (Brunswickan)
Film photography was considered to be irrelevant quite a few years ago. But much like records and 80s fashion, it is making a comeback in 2018. This article talks about the increasing demand for darkrooms and the reincarnation of film photography.

The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb

Michael Hebb is an artist, activist, restaurateur, long time friend of mine and probably the closest thing that comes to an expert on death. He is a hyphenated renegade, seemingly more comfortable swimming upstream and addressing taboo subjects than he is going with the crowd. He co-founded Portland’s unsanctioned underground food movement, was my co-conspirator for Songs for Eating and Drinking, and he recently wrote a powerful book about death that will change the way you view life. Let’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner) is a tactical guide for having the most important conversations with yourself and your loved ones Continue reading "The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb"

Blackmagic Design Joined The New Netflix Post Technology Alliance

Blackmagic Design has joined the new Netflix Post Technology Alliance and that DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production software, was chosen for three of the alliance’s four technology categories: “Color Grading,” “Editorial” and “IMF & Media Encoding.” Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro were also chosen in the alliance’s “Camera” category. NETFLIX The Post Technology Alliance is a program for manufacturers of products that generate or manage any kind of sound data, image data, or metadata from production through post. The alliance is aimed at bringing together industry leaders committed to
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Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K vs Arri Alexa

Last week I told you about the great work Sareesh Sudhakaran is doing showing the results of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4k. Here's an awesome comparison to the incredibly expensive Arri Alexa. Not that the two cameras are in the same ball park when it comes to price or features or results, but for folks looking to see what they can do with a low price camera, this is a great way to see just what you could get from a $1295 camera. Related planet5D articles:

Actors Turned Film Directors, Best Architectural Photography, Photobox Instagram Photography Awards and More – planetOids – 2018-10-05

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) This is a very interesting article. Read about 11 actors who have directed movies and shows that have turned out very well.
  • 11 Notable Debuts from Actors Turned Directors (Collider)
Directed by Koen Mortier, ‘Un Ange’ is a Canadian film that has received very good reviews. Check out this article that discusses the film and its story.
  • TIFF Review: ‘Un Ange’ Gets Seduced by Its Own Cinematography (Exclaim.ca)
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Unboxing and First Impressions on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

I've always liked what Sareesh Sudhakaran is doing over at wolfcrow.com – and this first impressions video about the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k is up to the test. I'll have another video that he's done later this week comparing several cameras to this one.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Unboxing and First Impressions

Related planet5D article: =============== About this video ==================== In this video I unbox the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, and go through some important features like handling, LCD brightness, startup time, menu operation,
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Japan’s Rovers, iPad Photography, Lighting of The Nun Film and More – planetOids – 2018-10-02

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) Who wants to see some photos that are OUT OF THIS WORLD?! (pun intended). Check out these photos from Japan's rovers!
  • Asteroid Photography From Japan’s 2 Rovers Are Out Of This World (Huffington Post
Who wants some free courses from Apple? These courses teach you how to do some video, photography, music, and more skills for the iPad.
  • Apple releases Everyone Can Create free course on Apple Books, covering iPad photography, music, drawing and video (9to5Mac)
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Speed lighting: more lessons from the ARRI Academy

The ARRI Academy isn’t only about learning how cameras work. We also teach how to use them.
I’ve never seen a class as motivated as the one we had in September. My co-instructor is Nico Fournier, of MTL Grande Studios in Montreal. We’ve been trying to make the ARRI Academy as much about artistry as technology. We use cameras to create art. It helps when our tools make it easier to capture our vision, but it’s all about the vision. Technology is a facilitator, not the goal.
We’ve split the course into two core pieces. On day one, Nico covers
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4 Portrait Locations You Can Find in Any Neighborhood

Don’t have the time or money to travel to picturesque portrait locations? There’s like spots for nice portraits in your own backyard. Photographers Tajreen Hedayet and Chloe V. of Tajreen&Co made this short, sweet, and informative 2-minute video on 4 portrait locations you can find in any neighborhood. “Look out for these backdrops next time you go location scouting, portrait shooting, or when you’re just out and about — you’ll be surprised to see how many you find!” the duo says. The four ideas they cover are solid colored walls, bushes and foliage, bushes and foliage, high locations, and
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Action Cinematography, Acting Lessons for Directors, Taking Candid Shots and More – planetOids – 2018-09-28

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) Jimmy Chin is a world-renowned climber, National Geographic photographer, and filmmaker. He recently worked on a film that involved many dangerous shots and actions by himself and his crew. In this article, he discusses some of the dangers they encountered while making the film.
  • ‘Free Solo’ Co-Director and DP Jimmy Chin on the Risks and Rewards of Action Cinematography (Studio Daily)
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GoPro Hero7 “The Gimbal Killer” – Will This Bring Them Back?

The new GoPro HERO7 Black looks like a great set of features that just might save GoPro from the death spiral it has been on. In the Casey Neistat video below, the CEO boldly claims it is the “gimbal killer!” Pre-Order at Adorama The feature set is actually very interesting to me. Why? Well gee, the biggest problem I've ever had is fooling with those tiny menus LOL (granted I haven't had a GoPro since like version 3? So yea, i'm behind). So being able to talk to it and make life happen is a great thing. The stabilization and
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ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

This is a story about a lens family whose soft focus backgrounds were consciously designed, and the lens mount that made them possible. For the last six months I’ve been working part time as a trainer for the ARRI Academy’s Camera Systems class. Every month or so I travel to either Burbank or Brooklyn and work with a c0-trainer on a 2.5 day intensive workshop covering all of ARRI’s current cameras. Recently we’ve added the Alexa LF to the lineup, and it’s been a treat to work with. To be honest, it’s not terribly different to the SXT when
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Blackmagic Design Announces Advanced New Blackmagic RAW Codec

There's been a lot of excitement around the web about this announcement. So we've gathered some of the important coverage below. Of course, this is good for Blackmagic buyers… the big question to me is how will it impact the industry long term? Note… you should watch the Bart Johnson video below because he discusses that! Make sure you have a look at all the new Blackmagic Cameras at Adorama

Introducing Blackmagic RAW

Blackmagic RAW announced

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Blackmagic has announced Blackmagic RAW, a brand new RAW codec that moves part of the de-mosaic processing from the computer’s CPU
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Photography Mystery, Instagram Photography, Magicians of Light and More – planetOids – 2018-09-20

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) We live in an age where social media allows us to connect with people around the world through the touch of a button. But what about back in 1991, when social media didn’t exist? This photography enthusiast tells a story about how social media helped him find out more information about the prints that he purchased in 1991 when the internet wasn’t an option.
  • How social media solved a 1970s era Newfoundland photography mystery (CBC)
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This 4K Short Film Shows the Low-Light Abilities of the Nikon Z6

While Nikon’s new Z7 full-frame mirrorless camera is the Z Series flagship, the cheaper Z6 is designed to be a low-light powerhouse. Bulgarian filmmaker and photographer Marin Marinov got to test a pre-production Nikon Z6, and he ended up shooting this 1-minute short film titled “Dreaming.” “One day a guy came home and gave me a camera. He just said it’s top secret mirrorless full-frame Nikon… so I thought, why not try what’s it capable of,” Marinov writes. “I’ve been shooting Nikons for years, but really wasn’t impressed with video quality. [The] Nikon Z6 happen[s] to be pretty nice
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