Yesterday Videomaker’s own Jennifer O’Rourke wrote an article professing her love of analog media. While I respect and acknowledge her many good points, I just can’t get on board. I learned to edit video using the linear tape-to-tape method, and trust me, there are no rose tinted glasses here. The thought of having to go back to the days of capturing video from tape nearly gives me an anxiety attack. Tape vs film?
Sometimes I really hate technology. OK. I'm no technophobe, but lately, it seems that just as soon as I learn the new updates to some software, they go and makes changes on me and I either have to update again, or buy fresh and start over.OK. Maybe I don't HATE technology.. but wasn't it supposed to make our lives easier?
Cinema 4D has long been a favorite among motion graphics artists working primarily with video. While it's capabilities strech far beyond what your average video editor would need, it's relative ease of use has made it very attractive for those that want to incorporate 3D graphics into their After Effects projects. Most applicable to video enthusiets is the improved camera enhancement, including the new Camera Calibrator, and a faster render engine.
Specialized video tools are necessary to make good productions better. Here's a quick look at the ikan T-Slate and MovieSlate for ipads, a great tool for work in the field. Also a look into the future - will mobile phones shoot 4k footage soon? And "Who Are You?" Videomaker wants to know who our readers are - take our survey, let your voice be heard!
I did not see this coming. Rather, I didn't see this coming so quickly. OmniVision has announced a 16-Megapixel sensors that they claim are capable of capturing 4608 x 3456 at 30 fps or 4k2k (3840 x 2160) at 60 fps (!) for use in still and video cameras as well as high end mobile phones. So far, we haven't heard any news of the chip being incorporated into any specific device, but the fact that it's possible is staggering. This means that in the very near future, the average person can shoot video from their phone that will have enough resolution to be projected onto the big screen without up-scaling!
On May 7th Adobe released Creative Suite 6, and it's pretty clear that their eyes are keenly focused on video production. While we're still in the process of writing our review of the software suite, here are a few of the features we're think video producers everywhere will be excited about.