Storm chasers Brandon Sullivan and Brett Wright were in the middle of yesterday’s tornados in Oklahoma. And, by “in the middle”, I mean literally in the middle of a tornado. As you can see in the above video, they clearly got too close for comfort and barely escaped. [click to continue…]
Storm chasers Justin Cox and Chance Coldiron were just a few hundred yards away when the massive tornado that eventually struck Moore, Oklahoma first touched down. They captured the first 10 minutes of the tornado as it grew to a massive size and watched it cross the interstate just in front of them.
They appeared to be directly in touch with the local radio station in an effort to warn Moore residents of the tornado’s projected path and vicious intensity.
Major kudos to Justin and Chance for sticking in there to capture such amazing footage while keeping residents in the loop.
Charles Gafford took cover in his storm shelter as the massive tornado passed through Moore, Oklahoma. As the tornado approached his neighborhood, he stuck his smartphone outside of the shelter and captured some pretty stunning, close-range footage.
Before the first person complains, yes, he shot it vertically. And, yes, that’s normally frowned upon. However, I think we can all give Charles a free pass since he had the most powerful tornado on record coming right at him.
Below is a video of what Charles’ neighborhood looked like after the tornado passed and he emerged from his storm shelter. [click to continue…]
Dashwood Editor Essentials is a set of utility plugins for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Motion and After Effects. The plugins can repair footage or do tasks that would normally require a lot of time and effort. Check out the video below for a closer look at the various tools.
Dashwood Editor Essentials is available from Noise Industries for $49. More details here on Noise Industries website.
The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K won’t be shipping until July 2013. However, the line to get one starts now.
I expect both of these models to be in high demand. I sat down with a representative earlier today and he said that while the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera will begin shipping in July, they are expecting a high demand that will lead to a hefty backorder log.
In short, if you want one, pre-order it now.
You can pre-order the Blackmagic Pocket Camera here at B&H Photo.
You can pre-order the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K here at B&H Photo.
Alongside the new Pocket Cinema Camera, Blackmagic announced its new Production Camera 4K today at NAB 2013.
The new camera is housed in the same body as last year’s Blackmagic Cinema Camera; however, the Production Camera 4K sports some fancy new innards, including a Super35 format sensor that captures high quality compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) files in 4K resolution. It boasts 12 stops of dynamic range and includes DaVinci Resolve color grading software. [click to continue…]