Joseph - April 09th, 2015
Congratulations 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.
MarshalRosenthal - April 08th, 2015
Canon's new EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera drives video like nobody's business: Full HD (1920x1080) and 2K DCI (2048x1080) are supported for internal recording as is 4K UHD video in 3840x2160 and 4096x2160 for 4K DCI. The XC10 4K Digital Camcorder records both Full HD (1920 x 1080) and 4K video (3840 x 2160), plus takes 12 megapixel stills.
Russ Fairley - April 06th, 2015
Fans and detractors of skydiving will agree that the least appealing possibility when jumping from a perfectly good aircraft is a multi-minute freefall ending in a full-speed-to-zero stop without the benefit of a parachute. Fortunately, GoPros are up for more robust and dangerous tasks than us mortals, proven most recently by a video of a GoPro letting go during freefall and spinning wildlly to Earth.
MarshalRosenthal - April 06th, 2015
The Nikon 1 J5 is a new 20.8 megapixel mirrorless digital camera whose straightforward textured body is reminiscent of rangefinder cameras.
Russ Fairley - April 01st, 2015
Energy drink powerhouse Red Bull has released an ad featuring what appears to be a 4K Action Camera (or a crude artist's rendition of one) in the shape of a Red Bull can.
Russ Fairley - March 31st, 2015
Frame.io today announced the launch of their video review, collaboration and sharing platform for creative media teams. The launch follows a six month private beta, working out the bugs with premiere clients such as Facebook, CNN, Nike, NBC and others.
Russ Fairley - March 30th, 2015
Rumors have been swirling for weeks about a new 4K Canon camera, from a new 5D Mark IV to the pretty-much-guaranteed C300 Mark II. With NAB 2015 just a couple of weeks away, an interesting article surfaced on Photo Rumors featuring the Canon China President & CEO Hideki Ozawa showing off what appears to be a fixed lens 4K Canon camera.
Russ Fairley - March 27th, 2015
Tech giants, Intel and Toshiba, this week announced a new technology which will allow higher capacity solid state disk drives. The new “3D NAND” memory chips differ from current single plane memory chips by allowing stacked chips to pack in more data.