Light painting a Nelson Ghost Town car in four steps


This post is by Loaded Landscapes from Photofocus

How did I illuminate this amazing Cadillac and garage in a ghost town while the camera shutter was open in this long exposure photo? Glad you asked. I will describe how I used light painting to illuminate and add interest to a photo taken near a full moon at night. Hopefully, this gives you a […]

Light painting a Nelson Ghost Town car in four steps


This post is by Loaded Landscapes from Photofocus

How did I illuminate this amazing Cadillac and garage in a ghost town while the camera shutter was open in this long exposure photo? Glad you asked. I will describe how I used light painting to illuminate and add interest to a photo taken near a full moon at night. Hopefully, this gives you a […]

Adobe Video updates: 23.1 and Frame.io RED Camera to Cloud


This post is by Rich Young from ProVideo Coalition

Announced at Adobe MAX 2022, Adobe today made Frame.io’s native Camera to Cloud Integration with RED Digital Cinema available. Filmmakers can try the innovative, first-of-its-kind workflow — capable of sending 8K RAW video files directly from the camera to the cloud after each take — through a public beta firmware update for the RED V-RAPTOR and V-RAPTOR XL.

 

Also, there are Creative Cloud Video 23.1 updates to Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Character Animator beginning Thursday, December 8.

Here are the updates:

Premiere Pro 23.1 

  • Upgrade captions to graphics – Elevate your on-screen text by converting captions to graphics for greater creative control. Create stylized, animated graphics, even from captions created with Speech to Text in Premiere Pro
  • Collaborative editing with Premiere Pro – Add collaborators right from the header bar in Premiere Pro. See who’s currently working on a Team Project right now
  • Sequence Locking – Premiere Pro shows you when someone is working on a sequence and automatically locks it to avoid conflicts or duplications
  • Easily share changes with collaborators – When you’re ready, use the Publish button to share your edits with your collaborators. The new Changes column in Premiere Pro shows when a sequence has been edited so collaborators can update it
  • Select toggle switches on multiple tracks – Simplify track targeting by selecting multiple tracks while holding Ctrl (Windows) or Command (macOS) to enable, disable, or reverse the state of any track header switches such as visibility and locks
  • Improved support for ARRIRAW with GPU deBayering – Gain more value from your ARRIRAW footage with expanded Source Settings and GPU deBayering for real-time highest image quality playback
  • RED V-Raptor XL camera support – Supports import of RED V-Raptor XL footage with improved Metal GPU deBayering on Apple Silicon machines and OpenCL on Windows
  • Expanded XAVC HDR support – Export XAVC in Rec. 2100 PQ HDR with support for both intra and long GOP encoding

After Effects 23.1

  • Cinema 4D 2023 Integration – Get the latest features with support for Maxon Cinema 4D 2023. Tighter integration with Cinema 4D 2023 ensures that you seamlessly work with native Cinema 4D files, manipulate 3D elements, and render directly from within After Effects.

Character Animator 23.1 

  • Modernized GPU support – Recent macOS systems support Metal, and Windows systems will support DirectX 12.
  • Motion Library Strength parameter – Added a Strength parameter to control the influence of the behavior on the tagged handles.

Pseudopodcasts, brought to us by YouTube, Spotify and Apple


This post is by Allan Tépper from ProVideo Coalition

Many of us are strict about the terms podcast and podcasting. We say: If there is a show without an RSS feed, it’s not a podcast. It’s just an on-demand audio or video file (or a live show, which isn’t a podcast either, although a recording of the live broadcast could later be used to create a podcast). In 2015, I even published an article called: Don’t use the term podcast in vain. Beyond confusion among certain people who are not yet fully educated in the field, now at least three important and influential companies are sadly using the term podcast in vain. Those include (at least) YouTube, Spotify and Apple. Without using the term pseudopodcasting, YouTube recently published a 57-page white paper called Podcasting on YouTube without any mention of RSS. That is why I had to coin the term pseudopodcasts, in addition to real podcasts or authentic podcasts. We can add these to the other inappropriate terms like “unlimited data” from many mobile providers where it’s not truly unlimited. More details are ahead, together with a link to get 50% off of my just updated ebook Branded RSS Podcasting: the definitive guide (second edition).

Pseudopodcasts, brought to us by YouTube, Spotify and Apple 3

YouTube

YouTube belongs to Google/Alphabet. Google also owns Google Podcasts, where they certainly know that if there is a show without an RSS feed, it’s not a podcast. Many audio podcasters (including myself) have used YouTube for additional distribution and discovery by creating audiograms to publish on YouTube. However, we knew that on YouTube, that audiogram wasn’t a podcast anymore, even though the audiogram is derived from an episode of a show that is indeed a podcast. More recently, YouTube started to use the term podcast and even created a 57-page white paper called Podcasting on YouTube to establish what it considers to be best practices. Believe it or not, the term RSS does not appear a single time in the entire 57-page document. At least it didn’t at the time of writing this article. During the many months we heard rumors about YouTube supposedly on the verge embracing podcasts, we imagined and hoped that if and when it happened, YouTube would allow podcasters to submit an RSS feed and then handle the podcast just as so many authentic podcast directories and platforms do. That has not happened so far with YouTube. I wonder: Do the YouTube people argue with the Google Podcast people about this topic over coffee, since two Google properties are using the term podcast so differently?

Spotify and Apple

Both Spotify and Apple now offer a type of (sometimes exclusive) paid subscriptions for pre-recorded, on-demand audio content. However, those special subscriptions from Spotify and Apple don’t use any RSS feed, even though other solutions indeed exist for paid subscriptions (or private subscriptions) indeed do use an RSS feed.

I am glad that there are options for premium shows which require payment. My only objection is to the term used, which is why I had to coin the term pseudopodcasts.

My ebook Branded RSS Podcasting: the definitive guide

Pseudopodcasts, brought to us by YouTube, Spotify and Apple 4

Newly updated in December 2022, I just released the second edition of my ebook called Branded RSS Podcasting: the definitive guide. Although it is also available from Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books and Kobo for U$22 list price, you can get it for 50% less directly from this link.

If you purchased it previously from Amazon Kindle, you can get the update free from Amazon customer service by requesting it. If you previously purchased it anywhere else, you can get it free by sending proof of purchase.

The new version includes a detailed comparison chart between the few podcast hosting companies I know which offer Branded RSS, where your own domain (not anyone else’s) is the basis of your RSS feed. They are Blubrry (included at no extra charge), Libsyn (for an extra fee) and my own CombinedHosting from TecnoTur (included at no extra charge). Shhh: There’s a 50% discount code off of the first year of CombinedHosting inside the second edition of Branded RSS Podcasting: the definitive guide.

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The best Northern Lights photos of 2022 are absolutely spectacular

The northern lights have been spectacular this year and spotted in places where they usually aren’t seen. So, what do you think, how spectacular must be the best photos from the 2022 Northern Lights Photographer of the Year? Well, we have an answer to that. Capture the Atlas has published the results of its annual […]

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FAKE image of a new 200mm f/2.0 GM lens


This post is by SonyAlpha Admin from sonyalpharumors

Someone keeps sharing this image of a supposed 200mm f/2.0 GM lens. I am posting this now because I am sure it’s fake and if you see it on forums you should know it isn’t real. He also shared this: brand new 200mm f2.0 and 200mm f2.5 will come in winter 2022/23 Like I said…

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Frame.io Camera to Cloud Beta for the RED V-RAPTOR & V-RAPTOR XL


This post is by Paul Monaghan from Newsshooter

During Adobe MAX in October, Adobe announced its new integration with the RED V-RAPTOR and V-RAPTOR XL cameras which unlocks the ability to get 8K REDCODE RAW files directly from the camera to the cloud. Well, today you can now download the Beta firmware. To be able to take advantage of this workflow you need … Continued

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Adobe Premiere Pro 23.1 & After Effects 23.1


This post is by Paul Monaghan from Newsshooter

Adobe has released new versions of Premiere Pro and After Effects. While this isn’t a huge update for either program it does add a few new features that users are sure to appreciate. Premiere Pro 23.1 According to Adobe, Premiere Pro 23.1 includes enhanced creative and organization features to help you work faster and more … Continued

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