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…]
DxO Optics Pro 7.5 is now available and includes a number of improvements and supported cameras. Version 7.5 is now fully 64-bit compatible and touts faster processing and start-up times. Additionally, more than 200 new optics modules are included and the Nikon D800 is supported in the Elite edition.
DxO Optics Pro 7.5 is available at a 30% discount through the end of June.
More details on DxO Labs’ site.
Tiffen has updated its Dfx v3 digital filter suite and is now compatible with Media Composer 6 and other Avid 64-bit applications. The following new features and capabilities are now available in Tiffen Dfx v3.0.5: [click to continue…]
Alien Skin has unveiled Blow Up 3, an image enlarging tool. (You can see my review of Blow Up 2 here.) Blow Up 3 includes a simper interface and Lightroom integration.
Alien Skin describes the difference in the above images as follows: [click to continue…]
Check out the Wacom Cintiq 24HD Pen Display in the above video.
The Cintiq 24HD features a generous 24″ display (1920 x 1200 resolution), a 92% Adobe RGB color gamut, a wide viewing angle, and an adjustable stand for hours of comfortable and productive use.
[Wacom via John Nack]
Ahead of NAB 2011, Canon has announced an update to the EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro. If you aren’t familiar with the plug-in, it aids with importing .mov files from Canon DSLRs. It transcodes the files to Apple ProRes 422 much quicker and easier than using MPEG Streamclip, which is what we used before the plug-in originally came out. The plug-in works with files from the Canon 1D Mark IV, 5D Mark II, 7D and 60D.
One of the previously frustrating features of the plug-in is that you have to maintain the folder structure of the CF card on which the files were captured – even if you move the files to your hard drive before you import the footage. The updated version will make this process easier and allow users to import files from any folder “without needing to mirror the folder structure on the camera itself.”
Although many FCP users have developed a consistent workflow to accommodate this file structure when importing Canon EOS movie files, it will be a welcomed change to take this superfluous step out of the workflow.
Version 1.2 of the EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro will be available to download for free on April 25, 2011. Watch the front page for the link as soon as it is available.