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Workshop Preps and the December Issue


Workshop Preps and the December Issue
Hard to believe, but we just shipped the December issue off to the printers. This has been a busy week at Videomaker Headquarters, we're also getting ready for another terrific workshop this weekend. We've been getting all the gear together for the two upcoming workshops: Basic Production and Intensive Lighting. It's going to be another full house at VMHQ!

New Schneider Diffusion Filters for DSLR Cameras


New Schneider Diffusion Filters for DSLR Cameras
Schneider Optics renowned Classic Soft, HD Classic Soft, Black Frost, and Hollywood Black Magic diffusion filters are now available in popular round sizes specifically for todays leading SLR, digital SLR and DV cameras. A favorite tool of Hollywood cinematographers thanks to their ability to hide the trick, Schneider precision optical glass diffusion filters are routinely requested by top talent who appreciate looking their best. And getting the image right in-camera also means big savings over costly, time-consuming post-editing.

How to be a Better Video Shooter, Learn from the Still Shooter.


How to be a Better Video Shooter, Learn from the Still Shooter.
When someone new approaches me with a video project they've shot that they want me to gently critique I can always tell if that person has had any still photography training within just a few seconds. The first things skilled still photographers do is compose. They see the finished shot in their mind before they ever even put the camera to their eye. They instantly see the Rule of Thirds grid, or Divine Proportion, (also called Golden Rule), and they often say they "compose" shots everywhere they look, whether they are shooting or not. These are the people I call "The Eye".

New Low Price for Studio Videohub Routers


New Low Price for Studio Videohub Routers
Reprinted from an Blackmagic Design press release: Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price on its popular Studio Videohub 3 Gb/s SDI router with 16 x 32 SDI routing, 16 x 16 RS-422 deck control, full SDI re-clocking all in a compact design less than 1 inch thick.

Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Studio 2


Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Studio 2
Reprinted from an Blackmagic Design press release: Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Studio, a new model capture card designed as a replacement for standard definition cards, with increased analog connectivity for older analog equipment as well as SDI/HD-SDI and HDMI connections for the latest cutting edge digital equipment. DeckLink Studio 2 replaces current model DeckLink Studio and adds 10 bit HDMI capture and playback for the same low price of US$695 or 545 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

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