Tuesday 27 Jun 2017
Six VFX Editing tips to keep your project organised
Whether it's working with a couple of shots or hundreds, the key to successfully incorporating VFX work into projects lies in ruthless organisation. From naming conventions to working with dailies, Arthur Ditner offers some hard-won advice.
Friday 28 Jul 2017
LumaFusion - Cutting with an iOS video NLE
RedShark Review: As Apple's iOS platform becomes more powerful, applications for it begin to rival the power and complexity of desktop software. LumaFusion is a recently introduced nonlinear video editing product from Luma Touch and it's rapidly on the way to becoming a viable alternative.
Friday 30 Jun 2017
GH5 - what do we mean by cinematic?
We've just been having an interesting discussion in the comments to this article about capturing 10-bit video from a GH5 onto an Atomos Ninja Inferno.
Friday 02 Jun 2017
Canon EOS C200 and Cinema RAW Light: examining the details
One of the main talking points of the new Canon EOS C200, apart from its price, has been the new Cinema RAW Light format. New Canon documents have shed some light on its details.
Tuesday 30 May 2017
Is Apple really going to replace macOS with iOS?
Basically, no. We’re always hearing gossip about the possibility that Apple’s going to replace macOS (until recently called OS X) with iOS, the operating system that powers Apple’s iPads, iPods and iPhones. But they won't and here's why.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Canon takes aim at the FS7 II with new EOS C200
Canon’s latest entrant in the Cinema EOS range, the £7699/€9229 4K compact EOS C200, has both the spec and the price point to be a serious competitor in the mid-range market when it ships in July.
Friday 26 May 2017
Thunderbolt 3 and the problems with peripherals
Intel is going to open up access to the Intellectual Property behind Thunderbolt 3 so that the IT industry will be able to manufacture Thunderbolt 3 hardware. And that’s a good thing…sort of…
Monday 14 Aug 2017
Five misconceptions about filming today
Modern filmmaking equipment is nothing short of miraculous in terms of its size, weight, power consumption and price-to-performance ratio. There are, however, some things that are regularly assumed about filmmaking in 2017 that are less true than we'd like them to be. Phil Rhodes takes us on a rundown of his top five filming misconceptions.
Wednesday 02 Aug 2017
New video and impressions of RED Hydrogen emerge [updated]
US tech vlogger Marques Brownlee has been the first person to get his hands on a RED Hydrogen and while the video he's uploaded about it doesn't add too much to our knowledge about the unit, it definitely fills in some gaps. [Update: as does a very impressed Facebook post from Vincent Laforet.]
Thursday 15 Jun 2017
Objects of desire: Samsung’s new 49-inch CHG90 QLED monitor
We first saw this when it launched last week and, after a decent period of reflection and meditation, have decided we really *really* want one. All we need now is $1499.
Friday 28 Jul 2017
Resolve 14 hits beta 6 and adds more features
Resolve 14 gets ever closer to a formal release with the latest, sixth version of its beta software; one which also introduces some new functionality.
Tuesday 25 Jul 2017
Canon’s CN-E 18-80mm: a lot of lens for the money
RedShark Review: While it’s tempting to think that glass is glass, the price/performance of the Canon CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 - 4K EF Servo zoom lens shows how evolution in the lens field is accelerating.
Wednesday 12 Jul 2017
NewTek now makes cameras: 3 important new announcements from the TriCaster maker
NewTek proves that good things come in threes, with the announcement of an IP-Native camera, new - and wireless - video to IP converters, and the release of version 3.0 of NDI.
Tuesday 18 Jul 2017
How to light for darkness and shadow
As we're required to say on the internet these days, there's one simple trick behind making a film look upscale and expensive. You fly the cast and crew to an exotic location, build an enormous set, hire and costume a large number of extras and top it all off with an enormous explosion. The rest of us who haven't got that budget: read on.
Thursday 20 Jul 2017
More memory cards up for grabs! Just take part in this quick survey [closed]
Thank you to all those who filled out this survey. Thanks to the excellent response this is now closed, but do please watch out for more, similar surveys coming in the future.
Wednesday 05 Jul 2017
What on earth is 5.7K all about?
At first glance, 5.7K seems a rather weird format for Panasonic to chose for its latest EVA1 camera. But it makes good sense to pack in a few more pixels whenever you can.
Tuesday 01 Aug 2017
Apple to sell RED RAVEN kit
Apple, it seems, is going to start selling RED cameras. Specifically, the RED RAVEN in the form of a comprehensive kit
Tuesday 30 May 2017
Major new camera announcements due at Cinegear
Most of us have never been to this Hollywood show. Quite a few have never even heard of it. That’s all going to change this week.
Saturday 03 Jun 2017
Sony's just revealed plans for a new, high-end cinema camera
Sony has revealed that it is developing a new high-end Cine Alta camera, with a brand-new full-frame sensor.
Friday 07 Jul 2017
RED Hydrogen: Jannard fills in further details
A couple of hours after Hydrogen’s announcement, RED head honcho, Jim Jannard, took to his habitual REDUser platform to fill in some rather interesting details.
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