Jackson Wong - April 14th, 2015
Panasonic shows us how it’s camera adapts to new technology at NAB 2015. The AG-DVX200 may sound like just another camera model, but this one takes a different stance. Retain the integrated lens, SD card slots, and 72mm filter diameter, so what’s new? The AG-DVX200 has a striking crimson section of its body that denotes the recording controls.
Jackson Wong - April 14th, 2015Many editors haven’t tried Avid Media Composer, but it’s pro pedigree is downright respectable, so could cost be the reason you haven’t tried it? That’s when NAB 2015 happens and where Avid hands us Media Composer | First. This free version of Avid Media Composer has it’s limitations, but for those early videos, wouldn't it be cool to learn on the same system as prime-time shows and blockbuster movies are edited?
Jackson Wong - April 14th, 2015With 3-axis stabilizers being well-developed beyond their first generation, you’re probably looking for the Ronin-M to answer trouble spots that came up with previous versions. Maybe the whole rig was too heavy, the motors were too loud, the battery life short, or it was unwieldy to transport.
Jackson Wong - April 13th, 2015VideoBlocks has a new style of marketplace, and there are great reasons for you to be on both sides of the counter. When you go looking for stock media, you’ll either pay for it or get it for free. When you contribute stock footage to a host website, you either get paid for it or you don’t. Either way, VideoBlocks has a marketplace that eases the cost for contributors and consumers.
Blackmagic Design's URSA Mini is the Best New Camera at NAB 2015 (And the Micro Cinema Camera Looks Interesting Too)
Jackson Wong - April 13th, 2015Blackmagic Design forges their own path into becoming one of the most different camera manufacturers in the market. There are three cameras we’re investigating at NAB 2015 and here’s what we have thus far.
Jackson Wong - April 13th, 2015Hard to believe that Apple’s Final Cut Pro is only now releasing the second major update for software that debuted about four years ago. Bringing things up to date means accounting for more robust files, thus, downloaders of Final Cut Pro X 10.2 will gain GPU acceleration for RED RAW workflows, as a well as native support for JVC H.264 Long GOP, Panasonic AVC-Ultra, Sony XAVC S
Russ Fairley - April 10th, 2015
Mirrorless, DSLR, Super 35, M43, 4K, and HD all come together in one glorious shoot for the group "Bunny Suit". Can you tell which camera is which, just from watching?
Joseph - April 09th, 2015Congratulations to Sam Knaak! Our Glidecam HD-2000 is going to winner Sam Knaak. Sam teaches video production to high school students and we’re very pleased that one prize will serve many young videographers.
Chris Ace Gates - April 08th, 2015
With NAB just around the corner, Adobe announced today forthcoming updates to the Creative Cloud for video professionals. The new updates appear to be quite innovative and increase the creative tools available for content creators. This includes several new tools, increased Creative Cloud integration and feature updates.
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Premiere Pro CC is the hub upon which Adobe’s video workflow rotates. The upcoming release will include an improved workflow between Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition, which will function like the dynamic link between Premiere Pro and After Effects. Users will also be able to connect with the Creative Cloud Libraries inside of Premiere Pro, giving them access to assets, text styles, and color looks right in Premiere.
Speaking of color, Premiere Pro also features a new color workspace with new coloring tools, allowing editors to begin playing with different looks and styles from the very beginning of an edit.
A new tool inside of Premiere Pro will be Morph Cut, which takes advantage of face tracking and frame interpolation to smooth over jump cuts in talking-head shots.
Adobe After Effects CC
Like Premiere Pro, the next version of After Effects will allow users to access their Creative Cloud Libraries. Adobe has worked on the backend of After Effects to allow for Uninterrupted Preview, allowing playback of a composition to continue while the After Effects user refines their composition.
The new Face Tracker will provide detailed tracks of a subject’s face. This information can be used in a variety of ways, from compositing visual effects to touching up the talent’s appearance. The Face Tracker information can also be shared with a new desktop application in Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Character Animator.
Russ Fairley - April 08th, 2015
DJI made waves today by announcing the Phantom 3, the latest in their Phantom series of quadcopters. Improving on a success like the Phantom 2 can be a stunt, but it looks like DJI has done it.