Corrected firmware is released by Blackmagic Design to fix a highlight issue found in firmware 6.9.3. Now with Blackmagic Design Camera Setup 6.9.4, which fixes the issue original URSA Mini Pro G1, users can access a load of new features like the ability to remap the High Frame Rate (HFR) button and the ability to adjust the camera’s ISO in 1/3 stop increments.
Just when you thought it was safe to stay to go back out in the tornado…In this Impossible Shot, we show you how to create your own land shark FX shot—with free software and your own footage.
If you’ve been too busy watching Downton Abbey and Masterpiece Theater these last few years, you may not realize that sharks are no longer confined to the water. Thanks to a little bit of rigid body simulation, you can create the effect of sharks exploding through the ground in your footage. No expensive software required; we show you how it’s done using the
Wisdom comes from experience. Cooke’s expertise gained from years of making cinema lenses ranging from some of the very first cinema lenses to new Large Format 1.8x anamorphic lenses. In this NAB-AT-HOME 2020 video Les from Cooke and I talk about lenses, the state of the industry, and wisdom learned from a long career.
Large Format. Full Frame. That super shallow depth of field. The evolution of filmmaking has been in a state of constant change, which seems to speed up faster and faster. Cooke Optics showed off new additions to their Macro line-up, Large Format Anamorphic, and Large
This week on MacBreak Studio, I demonstrate a simple example of the “freeze frame” effect and how to accomplish it using Final Cut Pro X.
Good production practices make the post work easier, and today’s example is no exception. The first key factor here is to shoot with a locked-down camera. Doing so avoids the need to track the shot in post. Second is to shoot with a high enough shutter speed that you eliminate motion blur on the object you want to freeze. I usually obey the 180-degree shutter rule – so if I’m shooting at 24 frames per Continue reading “Creating Freeze Frame Effects in Final Cut Pro X”
So, I’ve been debating for a while now about rebooting the channel, and taking things back to square one. Media Composer has gone through a ton of changes in the last few years with a new Project Selection Window, New Interface, New Titler(+), the removal of dependence on QuickTime and so much more. So, we’re starting right from the beginning in this first lesson. We’re talking about where to download Media Composer (maybe not where you might be thinking), licensing through Avid Link (everyone’s favorite tool) and setup outside of the application. The plan Continue reading “Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Lesson 1 – Getting Started”
In this interview, I’m talking with Jake Roberts, ACE. I have spoken with Jake twice before, for the 2015 film Brooklyn and the 2017 film The Hitman’s Bodyguard. Jake also edited the films Hell or High Water and Starred Up. He’s also edited the TV shows Skins, The Misfits and The Week We Went to War.
This is part of my series of Art of the Cut interviews about binge-worthy TV. We’re discussing his editing of the TV series DEVs on Hulu on the FX Network. It also airs in the UK on BBC Two. We spoke on Skype, May
The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows and about their work on some of the biggest films and TV shows of the year.
Cameras are complex tools to master. How many times have you found you can’t remember how to set a specific function? This is the right time to discover everything about your camera, with an eBook.
The pandemic changed 2020 in ways we never imagined, as it forced many people to a time of reduced activity or inactivity. The situation has already affected many people’s livelihoods, and no one knows exactly how the future will be, as we all wait for the good news of a vaccine or some form of treatment that makes it safe to return to what was
The last few weeks have driven home how disruptive unforeseen turmoil can be for the industry. While events such as the 2011 Tohoku tsunami and the SARS pandemic have demonstrated threats to business continuity in the past, the swiftness with which COVID-19 has impacted societal and economic norms is one more reminder that almost everyone needs remote access in order to be prepared to work from anywhere, often on short notice.
One of the challenges faced in media is that it’s not that easy to just “take your work with you.” When dealing with large file sizes, highly valuable
As social distancing asks for new solutions for interviews, DPA introduced its new 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone, optimized to pick up speech from a distance.
With the pandemic not going anywhere soon, people is invited to keep their distance, even during interviews. DPA Microphones, the Danish professional audio manufacturer of high-quality condenser microphone solutions for professional applications, introduced recently its newest solution in the shape of a new product, the 4097 CORE Micro Shotgun Microphone, which is announced with an interview kit, offering a new solution for interviewers and journalists: a miking option that adheres to social distancing protocols.
Ki Pro Ultra 12G is the latest digital video player and recorder to join the Ki Pro family of products. Ki Pro Ultra 12G builds upon it’s predecessor, the Ki Pro Ultra Plus, by adding 12G-SDI support and more.
Presented as the perfect fit for live production, post-production, on-set… or any other place that high-quality reliable recording and playback is needed, the AJA Ki Pro Ultra 12G is a new single-channel 4K/UltraHD recorder and player or four-channel HD recorder, featuring 12G-SDI connectivity with a host of unique and powerful features.
Ki Pro Ultra 12G offers single-channel 4K/UltraHD up to 50/60p
For this Tool Talk we’re going to be talking about the Post Production workflow. It’s a little dry but it’s a crucial step in the film making process and there are things you need to do to ensure that you don’t lose a hard days work to something that could have been avoided with the proper precautions.
With our current distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians are hit hard by not being able to perform publicly with each other. Performing together live online requires technologically not readily available today, so the next best thing is to resort to multi-track recording and adding video of yourself performing your parts. This interview with Chris Georgenes provides an exhaustive look at how he is approaching this process and getting great results creating remote collaborative music video productions!
When my friend and colleague Chris Georgenes posted a couple remote-recorded collaborative music videos on social media, I was not only impressed
Last April Canon introduced a software that turns some of its cameras in high-quality webcams, but only showed a version for Windows. Now, macOS versions are available. Try it out!
If you’re a Mac user and have a Canon camera, you may be the lucky owner of a high-quality webcam. Yes, some of Canon’s models can be transformed into webcams like you’ve never seen before, and in a simple way that anyone can setup, in a few minutes. The EOS Webcam Utility Beta software has expanded, and is now available for macOS users. Unveiled by Canon U.S.A.,
They say the hardest transition to make in the TV/Film industry is from Unscripted to Scripted. And you’re telling me this now?? Oh well, I guess if anyone had tried telling me that many years ago, I’d never have believed them anyway. I was so excited to pick up a camera and start making films straight out of the NYU School of Continuing Ed Intensive program, I would have been happy filming logs (and I did!).
After the Dance
Storytelling was storytelling to me, whether as a choreographer or filmmaker, and even though my training was in narrative fiction,
Reallusion revealed a first look video of SkinGen, its Dynamic Skin Effect Editor plug-in for Character Creator 3.3, which the company aims to launch in July 2020.
Reallusion’s Character Creator 3, the company’s full character creation solution for designers to easily create, import and customize stylized or realistic looking character assets for use with iClone, Maya, Blender, Unreal Engine 4, Unity or any other 3D tools is about to get even more sophisticated with the addition of SkinGen, the new Dynamic Skin Effect Editor plug-in for Character Creator 3.3, a tool now revealed in a short
The firmware updates enabling the much-anticipated Atomos Ninja V and Panasonic LUMIX S1H RAW over HDMI combination have unfortunately been slightly delayed from the original 25th May release schedule, to ensure the highest possible level of RAW recording.
An unforeseen technical issue has come to light in the final rounds of beta testing that needs rectification prior to shipping. The companies are working together to complete the development as soon as possible. We apologize to our mutual customers waiting for the functions this release
Please note that Panasonic will be releasing Ver 2.0 firmware on May 25th with various improvements to camera functions,
Wooden Camera spent a little time during the lock-down to talk with me about their latest camera accessories. A camera is really only as good as how one uses it, and Wooden Camera accessories help shooters get the shot they need.
Wooden Camera LPL Mount Adapter
They are offered in both the Leica L and Canon R Mounts. The ARRI LPL Mount Adapter allows ARRI LPL Signature Prime Lenses to be used with Canon R Mount cameras. Other LPL lenses like Leica Thalia LPL are also compatible.
The 1/4-20 threaded hole on the bottom reduces strain on the camera