The Sony RX0 is a new category camera for Sony’s growing 1″ sensor format line-up. While the RX0 shares a familiar 20MP 1″ sensor with the likes of other RX-series cameras, it isn’t quite designed as a natural progression of the RX line. [Read more…]
Red Giant just announced Universe 2.1, an update to its collection of GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. This update is mostly about text effects. [Read more…]
Syrp showed off its new Genie II and Magic Carpet Pro at NAB 2017 a couple weeks ago. The Genie II is a 3-axis motion control head that consists of a Linear drive and Pan / Tilt drive, both of which run tangle free using Bluetooth and WiFi. [Read more…]
Every year when we ask about the aging audio and type tool options, we get a we’re working on some major overhauls to the core program for these features. Well, now it looks like we are finally getting some serious upgrades to both of these features, along with several more. [Read more…]
In this video from Peter McKinnon, we get a look at a pretty basic workflow of creating a cinematic look in Adobe Premiere Pro. Across the series of color grading tutorials in this video, he pretty much lives in the Basic Correction panel of Premiere Pro instead of getting into the three-way color wheels, which we commonly see used for emphasizing color in highlights and shadows.
While not the most complex grading method, I think it’s a great starting point for dipping your toes into color grading and getting good results. Of course, it all starts with good footage, which you need to get in-camera first.
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Red Giant recently announced Magic Bullet Suite 13, which is a major update to the software suite that includes updates to all apps within. The update includes GPU acceleration, color correction with OpenCL support for real-time playback in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and more key highlights, including: [Read more…]
Prices on external video recorders are dropping like crazy. Last summer, we saw the Atomos Ninja 2 drop to $295 and the Ninja Blade drop to $495. Last month, Convergent Design dropped the price of its impressive 4K Oddyssey7Q+ to $1795.
Now, Atomos has done it again and dropped the price of its popular Ninja Assassin 4K HDMI recorder to $995, which previously was priced at $1295.
Additionally, the Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI and SDI recorder received a $500 price drop down to $1495, which helps it now undercut the Oddyssey7Q+.
Red Giant released a new short film earlier this month to show off the recently updated Trapcode Suite 13. Go Bag is an action film packed full of VFX shots that rely heavily on post production techniques using Red Giant’s assortment of software solutions. You can watch the full film embedded above.
As you’ll see in the behind the scenes video below, director Seth Worley relied heavily on Trapcode Suite 13 for muzzle flashes, sparks, smoke, debris, and the film’s cinematic end title sequence; the Keying Suite for green screen and compositing; and Magic Bullet Suite 12.1 for color correction. [Read more…]
Convergent Design has dropped the price of its Odyssey7Q+ to $1795 (was $2295), which slots it in between the competing Atomos Ninja Assassin and Shogun. At $1795, it arguably offers more value than either Atomos option since the Odyssey7Q+ offers up to ProRes 4444 12-bit recording out of the box and includes a 256GB Convergent Design SSD. It offers 4K capture over both the HDMI and SDI inputs.
Additionally, the Odyssey7Q+ offers the ability to upgrade to RAW recording options with compatible cameras via a paid upgrade from Convergent Design. You can find the Odyssey7Q+ at the new price point here at B&H Photo.
The new Micro Four Thirds Z Camera E1, which was brought about via Kickstarter, is now shipping and available at retail for $699.
In addition to capturing 4K video at 24p and UHD video at 24p/25p/30p, it also captures 1080HD video at up to 60p and 720HD video up to 240p. Still images in DNG or JPEG are also possible at up to 16MP resolution.