Video Production

Canon Cine-Servo 17-120mm T2.95 Lens

The Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 lens is a new servo zoom lens for Cinema EOS cameras like the C500, C300 and C100. It covers a Super35 image circle an remains T2.95 through 91mm and achieves a max iris of T3.6 at the full 120mm zoom end. [click to continue…]

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Magic Bullet Looks 2.5

Red Giant has unveiled Magic Bullet Looks version 2.5. It will be a free update for current users and adds new color correction tools, better previewing of presets and gets a speed boost thanks to GPU Acceleration. [click to continue…]

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Coremelt TrackX is a plugin for Final Cut Pro X that allows you to track objects in your footage while inside FCP X using Mocha and without needing to take footage to an outside program like After Effects or Motion. The trackers are added to your footage and you can replace screens, add tracking text or blur logos and such directly from your FCP X project.

The workflow is rather straightforward. Although it is not an entry-level task, it is still fairly simple to follow the tutorials and start tracking with TrackX. My jaw dropped the first time I saw this working in my FCP X project. [click to continue…]

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After watching the Academy Awards a couple weeks ago and the Life After Pi documentary recently, I was reminded of a great presentation at the CPUG Supermeet during NAB 2013. Somehow that slipped through the cracks last year and I never wrote about it.

The Future of Visual Effects-7

With NAB 2014 just around the corner, I wanted to take the opportunity to pass along this presentation put on by industry veterans Scott Ross and Scott Squires. While we cover mostly stills photography news and gear around the year, NAB each April brings a lot of news in the video industry. [click to continue…]

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NEXTO DI NVS2825

The NEXTO DI NVS2825 is a portable video backup drive with some powerful features. The NEXTO line of backup drives have previously been relegated to serving simple backup drives with some “kinda cool” features; however, the NVS2825 adds some file handling features that make it a most impressive tool for video professionals. [click to continue…]

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After a tease last week, Red Giant has taken the wraps off of Universe and launched a public beta of the new community centered around editing and filmmaking plug-ins and tools. [click to continue…]

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