CES 2016: New Panasonic 4K Camcorders Feature In-Camera Editing

Panasonic WXF990

Here at CES, Panasonic has added two new camcorders to its 4K Ultra High Definition line that was introduced last year, the HC-WXF991 and HC-VX981. These are impressively compact, almost as small as the HD models. (There are also three new Full-HD models, the HC-W580, HC-V380 and HC-V180.)

Oscar-winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies At 93


The passing of the highly honored cinematographer Haskell Wexler also marks the passing of a Hollywood era. Wexler employed techniques that brought him to the attention of both his peers and the general public. It’s not every cinematographer who gets his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

When Drones Become Lighting Assistants

A drone might be your next gaffer

With all the talk about drones with cameras attached, what about providing the light needed for using them? Researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Cornell University see autonomous vehicles as lighting assistants; having a bevy of free-floating robots, each with their own built-in light source, able to move freely around a space to direct lighting to where the photographer wants it.

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Greg Olson of Videomaker recently hosted an instructional video on how to build an opening graphics using camera and expression in After Effects. I followed along and everything was working fine up until i rendered everything and I got the the following error:

"No active camera at time -, Expression disabled." And the scale expression was disabled for all the layers. Any help or advice greatly appreciated.

Adobe Teases Tourist-Free Monument Mode

Adobe Teases Tourist-Free Monument Mode
Did you ever shoot a photo while on vacation, only to find out later that unwanted people — aka tourist — had cluttered the scene and made that beautiful landscape, historical site or landmark look like junk? All that could change once Adobe’s Monument Mode camera app becomes available for smartphones.


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