News and Technology – with Brian & Derek
* Current & Yahoo
* Microsoft Soft soapbox
* Micron announces 5 megapixel HD sensor
* South by Southwest film festival
* Toshiba battery recall
o Toshiba says that it is not recalling 340,000 notebook batteries, and says that earlier media coverage to this effect were the result of early mis-reporting, perhaps mistranslation.
o Recall is on some third party batteries sold as options.
o NO safety risk
* Videomaker New York summit Oct 13-14
* Podcast & Media expo ? Sept 29-30
* The $100 Disney Mix Max media player
o plays music, movies, photos
o using memory cards with individual movies
* Disney tops 1 million in iTunes sales in first week
* )Implications - ATT TV ads tout 15min full length movie downloads
* )Hard disk in Apple's new iTV?
* Product Prop: Panasonic DVC-20
Low cost 3-chip $1500; diff from 60 (no XLR, smaller lens)
It’s easy to get smooth, breathtaking footage with a brushless gimbal, but balancing them can be a bit tricky. In this video we show you how to set-up, balance and operate the Argo 3-axis gimbal from Came-TV. Leveling and balancing takes time, but with patience and a steady hand, you’ll be ready to capture smooth and, precise free-floating stabilized camera shots. #AD
Are your low angle shots shaky, uneven, lacking variety, and just not up to the quality standard you’re okay with? Whatever it may be, we’re going to show you some tips on how to get better low angle shots, with a Benro Hi Hat. Low camera angles are fun, can look very professional and don’t require a lot of expensive equipment. Getting good camera angles will add variety and that always makes editing easier and a good hi-hat like the Benro makes sure your shots are consistent. #AD
We define diegetic and non-diegetic elements and demonstrate how they can be used to convey complex cinematic ideas. Learn to better control the emotional and intellectual response of your audience by understanding the mechanisms behind it.
There are always lots of new lenses announced at NAB every year, but this one was truly special. Most of us can’t even afford to rent some of the lenses on the show floor, let alone the camera to use them. Canon’s Compact Servo 18-80mm T4.4 is the exception. While the $5,225 price tag is nothing to scoff at, it’s a steal when compared to Canon’s other EF servo zoom lenses, which approach $30,000.
An optional add-on to the Compact Servo 18-80 is a zoom rocker grip.
Testing the S-Gamut3.Cine Slog3 colour profile in the Sony a7S II. Please note this is 4K down scaled to a 1080P timeline. Canon 16-35 F4 Set to F11 on both cameras. Shutter speed used to get correct exposure. White balance 5500K
We've been screaming about this for years, but Simon Cade at DSLRguide has put it into words more eloquently than we've heard in quite some time. Simon strikes down all the buzz words we industry geeks tend to throw around like dynamic range, aliasing and 4K, but emphasizes that the they all take second fiddle to storytelling.