Sony Releases New Workflow Guides for Working with RAW and XAVC 4K Footage

Sony Workflow Guide

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. [Read more...]

DxO Optics Pro 7.5 Now Available

DxO Optics Pro 7.5

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.

Canon EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro Updated

Canon 1D Mark IV

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.

Editing Video in Photoshop

If you’ve been reading Photography Bay over the last couple of weeks, you already knew that you can edit video in Photoshop CS5 Extended. If you missed the prior post, check out the Bokeh 2 review where I applied a tilt-shift effect to a video file.

Still yet, I know this may be news to a lot of folks, and that’s one of the reasons it was highlighted at the Photoshop World Keynote. Check out the short clip below that shows off a few features such as adjusting curves and making lens correction adjustments to video files. [Read more...]

DxO Optics Pro v6.5.5 Adds Support for Sony A33 and Nikon P7000

DxO Labs has announced the availability of DxO Optics Pro v6.5.5, which adds RAW image processing support for the Sony A33 and Nikon P7000.  Additionally, the new version adds 50 new optics modules for a number of other camera models.  This update pushes DxO Optics Pro past the 3,000 mark in total correction modules – and a total of more than 5,000 is planned by the end of the year.

Additional info can be found on DxO’s website.

Free Datacolor Color Management Webinar Today

Spyder3

Datacolor and Manfrotto Distribution are putting on a free color management webinar today from 2-3pm EDT entitled “How to Get Great Prints”.  Obviously, Datacolor makes the Spyder3 color management products, which will probably be at the forefront of the discussion, but you’ll likely learn a few things about color management in moving from digital images to prints on a more general basis as well.  Plus, it’s free.

You can get additional info in the announcement below, and you can register and learn more about the webinar at the following link:  https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/836772233

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