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.

As Super Bowl mania consumes the US ahead of Sunday’s game, the end of the week has also been a Super Bowl of sorts for software updates.

Reporting from Sony's New York press event, we got our hands on the new A6300 camera and G Master lenses.

Canon has just announced the EOS-1D X Mark II, an update for its four year-old flagship DSLR which both increases resolution and adds internal 4K video.

Sony keeps the firmware updates coming, this time adding improvements and features to the F55 and F5 cameras.

Sony packs in useful features with v3.0 FS7 firmware

Published in Production

With its recent firmware update, the Sony FS7 now includes many features that should satisfy plenty of user demands.

Adobe's Creative Cloud Controversy

Published in Studio & Broadcast

It’s been a little over a week since Adobe announced the end of perpetual licenses for its Creative Suite software family. Adobe CS6 will be the last product line to be available as a boxed set or download. There will be no future development. The future is the Adobe Creative Cloud

Watch out for an FCP X Render Bug

Published in Post & VFX

Since the release of FCP X 10.0.6, many of us have been experiencing occasional “frame glitches” in footage rendered directly from FCP X where certain plug-ins have been applied. Ned Soltz, our New York Correspondent, reports

Sony F55 hands-on with video tour

Published in Production

I recently had several hours to play with a pre-release Sony PMW-F55 camera. Sony also supplied me with 2 64gb SxsPro+ cards, the AXS-5 4K recorder, one AXSM 4K media storage, the new LCD viewfinder, the new Olivine battery, and last but hardly least, a new Sony 85mm prime lens

Al Jazeera has announced its purchase of US broadcaster Current TV for an undisclosed amount. Unconfirmed speculation places the purchase price in the $400-500 million range

FX Factory - new additions

Published in Post & VFX

It’s fully-featured for $399 or it’s a plug-in environment for free. It works with FCP 7, FCP X, Motion, AfterEffects and PremierePro. It’s a time-saver and a creative tool. It’s FxFactory

Major upgrade to PIX 240 from Sound Devices

Published in Production

Sound Devices has just posted a major firmware update to its Pix 220/240 series of file-based recording devices

The Hobbit in IMAX 48fps

Published in Technology & Computing

With tales of headaches, sickness and soap-opera resemblence pouring out of every media outlet, we sent our highly experienced film shooter, editor and industry consultant, Ned Soltz, to an IMAX cinema in New York to get an expert's view of 48 fps

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