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Lighting Buyer’s Guide

LED Panel Modern Videography Lighting System. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock -
The human eye can squeeze detail out from the tiniest amount of light, but when using a recording device, the light also needs to be of the right kind in order to achieve the desired visual effect.

Blackmagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 12 as a Free Public Beta

Blackmagic Design releases DaVinci Resolve 12 free beta
Those longing for the features of Blackmagic Design’s (nearly) $1,000 DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio take heart — the Resolve 12 version is now available as a free public beta. Compatible with Mac and PC, this is a professional editing system for projects in standard-, high- and ultra HD-definition and its enhanced color correction and finishing capabilities was first described at the NAB show earlier this year.

Is it time to accept vertical video?

Is it time to accept vertical video?
Today, sites like Vine are dominated by vertical video. As a result, it’s no surprise that some occasionally ask the question, “Will vertical video grow beyond the internet and become prevalent for television or theatrical releases?”

As I Wrestle with Vessel, I’m Tapping Out

Vessel homepage on tablet and smart phone
In a world where video-on-demand is making big gains, another player has entered the ring. Will Vessel’s short-form video platform offers the type of endurance necessary to stay in the game, or will this new content option fizzle out like so many contenders before it? Award-winning video producer Dave Sniadak voices his view on Vessel.