Blackmagic Fusion 7 VFX Software Now Running on Mac OS X

Fusion 7 on Mac OS X

Late last year, Blackmagic Design unveiled Fusion 7 for Windows and made it free with a Studio version available for $995 with additional features. That was a big deal because it was previously a $5,000 application for high-end VFX work on Hollywood films like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spider-man 2 and The Hunger Games, as well as hit TV shows like Battlestar Galactica and Orphan Black.

Of course, we wondered at the time when Mac OS X support would be available. Well, it’s not quite on the market for Mac yet, but Blackmagic is already showing off support for OS X and will have more details available at NAB 2015 in just over a week.

[via Blackmagic Design]

 

Gymkhana 7 BTS with 100 GoPro HERO Cameras

I love cars. I have been enamored with Ken Block’s Gymkhana series ever since it started a few years ago. What is Gymkhana, you ask? It is a few glorious minutes of magnificent hooning by a pro driver in a killer car and on a ridiculous course made of real-world locations. The latest edition takes place on the streets of Los Angeles.

What does that have to do with photography?

100 GoPro HERO cameras. Drones. RED EPIC cameras. The kind of stuff camera geeks are made of. [Read more…]

GoPro Goes Behind the Scenes of Furious 7

Aside from the fact that all new action films have to spoil the biggest and best sequences in trailers leading up to the films’ theatrical release (I’m looking at you Marvel and the Captain America: Winter Soldier elevator scene), this GoPro BTS look at the major stunt sequence from the upcoming Furious 7 is just plain awesome . . . and a little bit nerve wrecking.

No green screens. No CGI cars. Just strap cameras to real cars and people and drop the cars out of an airplane.

Atomos Shogun OS 6.2 Update Adds Several New Features

Atomos Shogun

Atomos has updated its Shogun HDMI and HD-SDI 4K recorder with several new features as part of a free upgrade to AtomOS 6.2.

The new features include:

  • 3D LUTs
  • Avid DNxHR and DNxHD for 4K and HD capture, respectively
  • 4K to HD downscale
  • Playback preview w/ 2:1 zoom
  • Revamped audio meters

The new update is available now and can be downloaded for free on the Atomos website.