Recent Articles

  • An Apple Studios original? Monday 16 Jan 2017 An Apple Studios original?
    Long-standing rumours that Apple is planning to enter the content business itself and go toe-to-toe with the likes of Netflix and Amazon got a big boost following a Wall St Journal article at the end of last week.
  • Premiere Pro Video Transitions 101: A Step-by-Step Guide [sponsored] Sunday 15 Jan 2017 Premiere Pro Video Transitions 101: A Step-by-Step Guide [sponsored]
    With Premiere Pro, you don’t need to be a seasoned editor to add seamless video transitions to your project. Whether you’re stitching together vacation videos for the first time or putting the final touches on your YouTube debut, it’s easy to achieve a professional look when moving from shot A to shot B.
  • Finding the sweet spot for camera design Saturday 14 Jan 2017 Finding the sweet spot for camera design
    Opinion: When coming up with the next great camera, perhaps manufacturers should give more thought as to how actual humans physically hold cameras.
  • What Robert Altman's work can teach us about film audio Saturday 14 Jan 2017 What Robert Altman's work can teach us about film audio
    Robert Altman was a leading light of 1970s US cinema movement who exploited audio technology in innovative creative ways. Kevin Hilton looks at the sound styles of his films, focusing on M*A*S*H and the lesser known but still pivotal That Cold Day in the Park. By Kevin Hilton.
  • Battery level meters and why they're so often wildly inaccurate Friday 13 Jan 2017 Battery level meters and why they're so often wildly inaccurate
    The Great Battery Mystery: Have you ever wondered why many devices from many manufacturers give inconsistent battery readings? We have the answer.

Editor's Pick

  • Is it finally time to move on from the Mac? Tuesday 8 Nov 2016 Is it finally time to move on from the Mac?
    Enough is enough. Simon Wyndham is a long-time Mac user, but, like more than a few others, in the wake of the new MacBook Pro announcement he is now considering changing computing and NLE platforms.  ...

Post & VFX

  • Why FCPX 10.3 is the NLE of the future Friday 13 Jan 2017 Why FCPX 10.3 is the NLE of the future
    Opinion: Final Cut Pro X might have driven swarms of editors into the arms of Apple’s rivals, but with FCPX 10.3 Apple finally delivered on the promise of the software and, if you edit, you owe it to yourself to leave your preconceptions at the door and check it out. By Khaled Spiewak.

Business

  • We now live in a world with video beer pumps Saturday 10 Dec 2016 We now live in a world with video beer pumps
    Our Editor-in-Chief predicted video displays on beer pumps many years ago, but a certain 'Black Swan Event' foiled his other predictions for how we interact with digital signage.

Production

  • Premiere Pro Video Transitions 101: A Step-by-Step Guide [sponsored] Sunday 15 Jan 2017 Premiere Pro Video Transitions 101: A Step-by-Step Guide [sponsored]
    With Premiere Pro, you don’t need to be a seasoned editor to add seamless video transitions to your project. Whether you’re stitching together vacation videos for the first time or putting the final touches on your YouTube debut, it’s easy to achieve a professional look when moving from shot A to shot B.

Technology & Computing

  • Just how good is AMD's impressive new Ryzen CPU? Monday 16 Jan 2017 Just how good is AMD's impressive new Ryzen CPU?
    AMD's new Zen-based CPU architecture will last until 2020 and beyond and is rolling out in three distinct forms - desktop, mobile and server - throughout this year. Leo Waldock, for one, is looking forward to it.

Studio & Broadcast

  • Wafer-thin OLEDs and HDR were this year’s CES TV advances Monday 9 Jan 2017 Wafer-thin OLEDs and HDR were this year’s CES TV advances
    Amid all the usual hoopla about wacky gadgets — this year being AI toothbrushes, robotic cushion cleaners and walk around VR — you can rest assured that the old product category of TVs is where the largest manufacturers are putting most of their marketing and R&D. These were the CES 2017 highlights.

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