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  • Red Giant Fires Off Update to Shooter Suite, PluralEyes


    Red Giant Shooter Suite 12.5 Update Featuring PluralEyes 3.5

    Red Giant Software announced this week an update to their popular Shooter Suite. The updated Shooter Suite 12.5 ships with new additions Denoiser 2, BulletProof 1.2, Frames, and LUT Buddy, as well as updates to existing Shooter Suite products, PluralEyes 3.5 and Instant 4K.

  • Apple Gives Macbook Pros More Bite


    MacBook Pro 15 and 13 inch models

    In advance of the launch of OSX Yosemite this fall, Apple today rolled out a new lineup of MacBook Pros. Apple’s powerful laptop series saw minor refreshes across the board, but ought to handle the new demands of the OS and upcoming applications even better than the previous MacBooks.

  • GoPro's Reign: Can It Really Last?


    When people think of action cameras, GoPro comes to mind. In fact, much like people called photocopies "Xeroxes" in the 80s we've heard people call action camera footage called "GoPro footage"; regardless of the camera used to shoot it. Funny enough though, despite the "Pro" in the name, GoPro has had a difficult time in the professional market.
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  • SmallHD Releases Canon 5D MKIII Port Protector


    smallHD Canon 5D MKIII Port Protector

    SmallHD, makers of high definition field monitors and small camera accessories, has released the Canon 5D MKIII Port Protector, a lightweight device designed to hold cables securely and defer tugs and pulls away from the delicate external ports on the side of the Canon 5D Mark III.

  • Blackmagic Design Camera Update Available Now, Featuring Three New ProRes Formats


    blackmagic design cameras - software update 1.8.2

    Blackmagic Design announced the release of Camera 1.8.2 software for all models of Blackmagic Camera, adding three new Apple ProRes recording formats. The cameras have always be capable of CinemaDNG RAW and compressed ProRes 422 HQ formats, but the addition of ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy will free up shooters to shoot in high quality and bring down the footage file sizes.

     

    All of the formats are still 10-bit 4:2:2 quality, and therefore shooters can simply shoot more with lower cost, smaller storage SSD drives and SD cards and not sacrifice on quality. For example, using ProRes 422 Proxy will allow for 230 minutes of full 1080p recording on an inexpensive 64GB SD card.

    The update is available free of charge right now at from the Blackmagic Design website, and updating the camera is as simple as connecting a Mac or PC to a Blackmagic Design camera via USB cable and performing the update.

    Apple’s ProRes formats are created specifically with multi-stream non linear editing in mind. Their performance in editing applications, including minimal generation loss and fast export make them very popular for use in professional applications such as broadcast and in post production.
     

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