Wasn’t there just an Adobe CC update? The answer is yes, but the latest 2015.3 update is a big one for us in the video production world with a new proxy and ingest workflow, lumetri updates including support for control surfaces, new keyboard shortcuts, improved morph cut face detection, open captions and publishing support to Twitter — and that’s just in Premiere.
Motion tracking is nothing new. In fact, it’s been around for quite some time now. However, it’s never been a simple process. Or when it is, the track is not unconvincing.
With FayIn, Fayteq set out to make a simpler, easier-to-use and better motion tracker. Version 2.3 offers a plug-in integrated within Adobe After Effects CC — no outside software to open and import data into — streamlining the process even further.
With the huge number of computers on the marketplace, it’s not easy to choose the right machine. Because there are so many hardware options, pricing varies greatly from brand to brand and model to model. That’s most definitely true with the Dell Tower 7810 line
Canon has been slow to bring 4K to their DSLRs, so we were eager to see what Canon has to offer in this space with the 1D X Mark II. This camera is now their flagship DSLR and has some very intriguing specs. We already mentioned 4K, but there’s a lot more to this camera than that. With up to 60 fps in DCI 4K, the ability to shoot up to 16 continuous photos, it’s an action shooters dream.
The G-Technology Shuttle XL is a large, fast and portable storage solution for those that make money producing video. Expandable to 80TB, the Shuttle XL can be configured to accept less-common formats including RED MINI-MAG.
The Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM Art Zoom is affordable fast glass and are nicely built. The short distance of this zoom might be concerning to those needing more. The MC-11 is a nice mount converter but does slow down the AF. Overall, Sigma made some great products and we would recommend them.
At NAB this year, we were on the hunt for a Facebook Live solution that fit our unique need here at Videomaker. At the time, you could only use the camera built into your smartphone to stream to Facebook. While we did find products like the Mevo and heard rumblings of what would become DJI Go’s integration with Facebook Live, we needed to be able to switch between multiple sources to present the content and information in the way we wanted.
RED announced the release of the RAVEN in September of 2015. The RAVEN is the first RED ever to be offered for under $10k; you can get the brain alone for just under $7k. However, the brain just is a sensor and processor, so you’ll need a few other accessories for a complete camera system.