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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.

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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

Should professionals use Instagram?

Published in Business

The new terms and conditions issued this week by Instagram caused a firestorm of public opinion. Instagram responded to clarify; but have they? What if you make your living from your images?

Smoke drifts across to the Mac

Published in Post & VFX

Autodesk today has released its much anticipated Smoke 2013 for Mac. First announced at NAB 2012, Smoke 2013 was released as a public beta in June

Ned Soltz, our East Coast correspondent, has all the details on the new Sony pricing, and how it will stir up the Digital Cinematography marketplace

Blackmagic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 now supports Apple ProRes HQ

Published in Production

Blackmagic Design yesterday released an update for its $345 Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 recording device enabling recording of Apple ProRes HQ files.

After two weeks of teasing, the NewF is here. And the big surprise is that the NewF is not just a camera but rather an entire ecosystem. Ned Soltz, our NY reporter, brings us the details.

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