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.
At the recent Boston Creative Pro User Group (formerly Final Cut Pro User Group) meet, editor Ben Consoli showed off his work flow for multicam edits in Final Cut Pro X. Consoli jumped on the FCP X bandwagon early on and has since moved his entire studio to FCP X exclusively. [click to continue…]
I’m sure it seemed like a good idea for a cool shot… Do a close fly-by with a DJI Phantom packing a GoPro as the bride and groom cozy up for some wedding photos…
But then, the drone smacks the groom square in the head.
A DJI Phantom like the one used in the above video.
Fortunately, the groom is ok and took it all in good humor. No quadcopters on the honeymoon though…
If you are going to shoot quadcopter videos, be safe folks. Practice, practice, practice before you go live with this stuff. As Mike Tyson once said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
The new Rokinon T2.2 cine lens is available for pre-order for $529. Like other Rokinon cine lenses, the 16mm T2.2 lens features standard gearing for both focus and iris rings. The aperture is de-clicked for smooth aperture adjustments and includes depth of field markings on the lens barrel.
The Rokinon 16mm T2.2 cine lens is built for APS-C and smaller sensors, and is available for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Sony A and Micro Four Thirds mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The new Zoom H6 handheld recorder is now shipping.
As you may recall, the Zoom H6 has just about everything the Zoom H4n was missing. It features up to 6 XLR inputs (4 on-board and 2 additional inputs available via an option module) with the ability to record to all 6 simultaneously. The H6 also includes independent gain dials for each channel and a revised display and menu system.
Additional modules allow you to attach a shotgun mic, XY mic or a mid-side mic. It captures up to 24-bit/96kHz audio to SDXC cards.
The Zoom H6 retails for $399.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo.