Finding a workstation suited to the kind of video work you’re doing now can be a daunting task. Choosing a workstation that in two to three years you won’t be ready to sell on eBay or donate to charity because it’s so dated can be even harder. However, if you take some time to consider how you like to work and what you’ll be working on, you’ll be able to find a system that will support your needs now and down the road.
Ever wonder how some people seem to just know about the latest and greatest equipment they should be buying? The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is where the world comes to show off the latest in electronic consumer products. If you want to know the upcoming technology trends and how they can improve your business, the CES exhibition floor is a great place to see what's new.
Many of us who make video are film buffs. We have favorite movies and television programs that we enjoy watching and we tend to be drawn to the work of our favorite producers. Most of us could readily list off producers and directors who have influenced our work.
The Odyssey7 from Convergent Design is a beautiful field monitor and a powerful HD video recorder. It’s a versatile tool in a small, well-designed package that’s perfect for video professionals with a 1080p workflow.
Readers will learn how to decide whether a sound license is required and if so, whom to contact and how. A sample license request letter is provided as a sidebar. Also covered are the differences among synchronization, master use, broadcast and Internet licenses.
The Ice Light by Westcott is a very portable LED light designed by a photographer for video and photography. This easy to use lightweight LED is cool to the hand making set-up and adjustment quick and painless. From studio to run-and-gun location shooting the Ice Light is a great addition to your kit.
The Sony PXW-X180 is a versatile, professional camcorder with brilliant color reproduction thanks to three ⅓-inch full HD Exmor CMOS image sensors. The 25x zoom and variable ND filter allow quick on-the-fly adjustments under a variety of lighting conditions, and many recording options are available to suit your workflow.
HitFilm 3 Pro is the latest iteration of the combination editing & effects software from England-based tech company FXHOME. Emerging in 2011, HitFilm has seen swift upgrades with each release and now appears in its newest incarnation as a solid competitor of other film editing giants such as Adobe’s Premier Pro and Apple’s Final Cut.