Sony has released version 2 of its RAW, XAVC, and HDCAM SR File workflow guide for Sony CineAlta cameras. The workflow guide addresses every stage of production, including on-stage look management, footage transfer and backup, dailies, edit and color grading. The workflow guide looks at just about every popular third-party solution and doesn’t just stick with Sony’s own. [click to continue…]
The Padcaster is a rugged case that turns your iPad into an all-in-one movie making device. With threaded holes surrounding the Padcaster’s aluminum frame, you can attach your lenses, mics, lights and other accessories, then mount the Padcaster to a tripod for a steady shot. [click to continue…]
GoPro has released version 2.0 of GoPro Studio for both Mac and Windows. GoPro Studio 2.0 is a free, consumer-friendly video editing workflow with easy-to-follow templates for editing your GoPro HERO footage. [click to continue…]
Zeiss has released a new cine zoom lens, the CZ.2 15-30/T2.9, which complements the existing CZ.2 70-200mm T2.9 and CZ.2 28-80mm T2.9 lenses.
As with other Zeiss CZ.2 lenses, the new 15-30mm T2.9 has an interchangeable mount system for compatibility with PL, EF, F, MFT and E mounts. The lens is compatible with full frame (e.g., 5D Mark III) and APS-C (e.g., EOS C300) cameras.
Pricing for the new CZ.2 15-30/T2.9 will be under €20,000. Based on the US prices of the other CZ.2 lenses, the new lens will probably land at $19,900 in the US. It should be available to buy in April 2014. Start saving now.
The popular slow-motion plug-in, Twixtor, has been updated to version 6, and now includes GPU acceleration for After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro (7 or X). The update provides speeds up to 5x faster than with the CPU-only.
Adobe users need CS5 or later for PP or AE, while FCP users need FCP 7 or FCP X 10.0.8 or higher. Additional GPU and system requirements can be found here on RE:Vision Effects’ website.
Twixtor Pro v6 runs $595, while the standard version is $329.95. Upgrades for Twixtor standard are $82.49 and Twixtor Pro are $149.95. More details here on Twixtor’s pricing page.
Wedding photo booths are pretty common. But a slow-motion video booth? A bit less common.
For this fun video booth, Seattle video production company Super Frog Saves Tokyo set up a RED Epic at 160fps with 4 Konova 900 LED lights for some great action shots at a wedding reception.
The result is a viral hit that is sure to result in trend of slow-motion booths in the near future.