Ned Soltz

Ned Soltz

Ned Soltz is a veteran shooter, editor, consultant, author and industry expert. He is Contributing Editor of DigitalVideo Magazine and is a frequent contributor to numerous print and web publications as well as podcasts. Ned was among the founders of the LA Final Cut Pro User Group (now LA Creative Pro User Group) and is currently president of the New York City user group Mopictive NYC.

Just revealed in New York: the new Sony FS7 II camcorder

Published in Production

It seems that New York is having a bit of a day of unveiling surprises, with a new, advanced model of Sony’s popular FS7 camcorder, the FS7 II, breaking cover at NAB New York this morning.

Major firmware updates for Metabones adaptors

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Users of Metabones popular EF Smart Adapter Mark IV and EF Speed Booster ULTRA can now download a significant update for their adapters. Both EF-E and EF-M43 adapters receive updates.

Adobe today has released its anticipated update of Creative Cloud video applications coinciding with the opening day of the annual Adobe Max conference.

Opinion: Final Cut Pro 10.3 requires Apple’s El Capitan 10.11.4 or greater which, for some users, means having to make some harsh choices. Ned Soltz is unimpressed.

Magic Bullet Suite leaps forward to Version 13

Published in Post & VFX

Red Giant has released Magic Bullet Suite 13, a major update to its powerful set of colour correction, film look and finishing applications.

RedShark Review: Ned Soltz takes Denver Riddle’s ACES-compatible $149 Color Finale Pro for a spin and is impressed with what he finds.

Odyssey 7/7Q/7Q+ & Apollo update "A pretty big deal"

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Convergent Design reckons its most recent firmware update for its Odyssey 7/7Q/7Q+ and Apollo monitor recorders is “a Pretty Big Deal.” Including Titan HD Extract, VariCam LT RAW, ProRes Proxy, ARRIRAW 4:3, EDLs and more, it could have a point.

Sony’s fifth generation ultra-compact looks to be an extremely capable 4K shooter for the money.

With 5-axis image stabilisation and 307 frame burst shooting, the $1400 Sony a6500 represents a serious amount of mirrorless camera for the money. Indeed, Ned Soltz was so impressed at the launch event that he’s buying one.

DJI's new Mavic Pro revolutionises the small drone market

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After a month of leaks and speculation, DJI has announced its low cost, super compact and feature-filled Mavic Pro drone (as well as the new DJI Goggles). Ned Soltz was in New York to see it all take-off.

RedShark Review: CrumplePop BetterStabilizer plug-in

Published in Production

We check out FxFactory's CrumplePop BetterStabilizer plug-in, an improvement over FCP X's native options, but how does it compare to Adobe's Warp Stabilizer?

Fiilex AL250: An onboard LED light for drones

Published in Production

A new LED light that uses a GoPro mount could be a hot accessory for the drone market.

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