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Blackmagic Design Releases Fusion 8 Public Beta

Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 in use
Fusion 8, the free version of the visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available to download from the Blackmagic Design website as a public beta. Previously a Windows-only product, this public beta marks the first time the Fusion software will also be available to Mac OS X users. 

Last Chance for Lume Cube Lights

Lume Cube Light - Small grey and black cube with light on front.
The smallest prize you can win from Videomaker is up for grabs, and these are the last days to enter the Lume Cube Sweepstakes.

Microphone Buyer’s Guide

Microphone Buyer’s Guide
Buying a microphone can feel like purchasing a camera blindfolded. Why? In most situations, a buyer is not allowed to “test drive” the mic before purchase. So what’s the solution?

Canon Announces New EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera

Canon's EOS M3 Digital Camera is made for enthusiast photographers

A high-quality interchangeable-lens camera doesn’t have to be accompanied by a high price — not if Canon’s EOS M3 Digital Camera is the camera in question. The latest addition to the EOS family, the compact, mirrorless M3 boasts a high-resolution 24.2MP CMOS sensor, DIGIC 6 advanced image processor and a 49-point autofocus system for shooting stills and Full HD videos.

Big Budget Impact with Low Budget Gear

Canon Powershot SX260 HS mounted on a Joby Gorilla Grip mini tripod on a skateboard
So you want to make Hollywood style movies with a professional look but you don’t have an AmEx card or Spielberg’s number on speed dial. What do you do? Give up on your dream of filmmaking and hand in your application to the fast food restaurant down the street? Or, do you buckle down, study the filmmaking process, get creative and use your innovation to become the filmmaker you always wanted to be?

Camera Bags -The Ultimate Insurance Policy for Your Video Equipment

Camera Bags -The Ultimate Insurance Policy for Your Video Equipment
Like any good neighbor, we want to make sure your video equipment is well protected. If you are interested in ensuring your camera equipment is well protected, consider investing in a camera bag as an “insurance policy,” which can mean the difference between delivering a great product or delivering the bad news about your broken equipment.

Fixed-Lens Video Camera Buyer’s Guide

Fixed Lens Camera Buyer’s Guide
Fixed lens cameras are “all-in-one” cameras that eliminate the need to decide on and purchase multiple lenses. Not just money is saved, but time that can be used for shooting and not setting up.

How much ownership do you have over autonomous video?

Person flying a drone
As new laws pave the way for commercial use of drone footage, the next question raised is whether or not filmmakers can claim ownership over autonomous video. While you may not be behind the camera, and a robot is technically filming, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be allowed to claim the footage as yours.