News and Technology – with Brian & Derek
* Current & Yahoo
* Microsoft Soft soapbox
* Micron announces 5 megapixel HD sensor
* South by Southwest film festival
* Toshiba battery recall
o Toshiba says that it is not recalling 340,000 notebook batteries, and says that earlier media coverage to this effect were the result of early mis-reporting, perhaps mistranslation.
o Recall is on some third party batteries sold as options.
o NO safety risk
* Videomaker New York summit Oct 13-14
* Podcast & Media expo ? Sept 29-30
* The $100 Disney Mix Max media player
o plays music, movies, photos
o using memory cards with individual movies
* Disney tops 1 million in iTunes sales in first week
* )Implications - ATT TV ads tout 15min full length movie downloads
* )Hard disk in Apple's new iTV?
* Product Prop: Panasonic DVC-20
Low cost 3-chip $1500; diff from 60 (no XLR, smaller lens)
There are always lots of new lenses announced at NAB every year, but this one was truly special. Most of us can’t even afford to rent some of the lenses on the show floor, let alone the camera to use them. Canon’s Compact Servo 18-80mm T4.4 is the exception. While the $5,225 price tag is nothing to scoff at, it’s a steal when compared to Canon’s other EF servo zoom lenses, which approach $30,000.
An optional add-on to the Compact Servo 18-80 is a zoom rocker grip.
The visual style of your video is usually in the director’s head from the start of production, so what happens when you bring the footage into your editing software and you can’t get it to look quite right? Well, when it comes down to crunch time, as editing tends to, any solutions that are "as easy as it gets," are often the ones that editors rely on. You need to get the right tool, and you know that big young Internet has plenty to offer, but do you really want to be searching for, learning and purchasing something you’re checking out for the first time the same day?
Testing the S-Gamut3.Cine Slog3 colour profile in the Sony a7S II. Please note this is 4K down scaled to a 1080P timeline. Canon 16-35 F4 Set to F11 on both cameras. Shutter speed used to get correct exposure. White balance 5500K
We've been screaming about this for years, but Simon Cade at DSLRguide has put it into words more eloquently than we've heard in quite some time. Simon strikes down all the buzz words we industry geeks tend to throw around like dynamic range, aliasing and 4K, but emphasizes that the they all take second fiddle to storytelling.