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...]

Corel AfterShot Pro for $12.99 – Deal Alert

Corel AfterShot Pro

Amazon has Corel AfterShot Pro available for Mac download for $12.99. AfterShot Pro is a Lightroom competitor that allows for RAW file processing and image management. You can read my initial impressions of AfterShot Pro here. AfterShot Pro was updated this past summer with 37 new cameras supported for RAW file processing. Check it out here on Amazon.com.

Lightroom 5.2 and Canon 70D Support . . . Any Day Now, Adobe…

Lightroom 5

I expect Adobe to drop the full version of Lightroom 5.2 any day now. It’s been a full month since the Lightroom 5.2 release candidate was made available and preliminary support for the 70D was included.

Those of you looking to work on your Canon 70D raw files can do so with the release candidate. Or, if you have Aperture 3, Apple has already made full support for the 70D available in it.

Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.06

Aperture 3

Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.06, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:

You can download the update from Apple’s website.

Corel AfterShot Pro (Lightroom Alternative) for $25 – Deal Alert

Corel AfterShot Pro

Amazon has Corel AfterShot Pro digital downloads available for $25 (boxed copies are $64). I first saw AfterShot Pro last year at CES 2012. It’s raw photo editor and an alternative to Lightroom; however, it does some things different and some stuff that Lightroom can’t. That said, I haven’t heard much news about AfterShot Pro since then and I’m not sure about the current state of development.

You can get the download deals for Windows or Mac here on Amazon.

Canon 5D Mark III Now Shoots 24p Raw Video with Magic Lantern Firmware

5D-Mark-III

The Magic Lantern guys never cease to amaze with what they can pull out of Canon HDSLRs. In the latest Magic Lantern firmware that’s in development, the Canon 5D Mark III now manages to capture raw video at 24p. This comes after it was previously teased running at lower frame rates.

The resolution isn’t quite up to full 1920 x 1080; however, 720p is no problem. Additionally, they have been able to record up to 1928×850 with continuous recording. Bumping the resolution up to 1928×902 only allows for 700 frames of capture (or 29 seconds) before recording stops.

For an example of what raw video offers over Canon’s internal ALL-I recording, check out the below sample videos. [Read more...]

Magic Lantern Brings 14-bit RAW 2K Video to 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III

Luke Neumann shows 14 bit RAW Cinema DNG before (left) and after (right)

Luke Neumann shows 14 bit RAW Cinema DNG before (left) and after (right) (via Planet5D)

It is simply amazing what the Magic Lantern guys keep squeezing out of Canon’s DSLRs.

Now, they have managed to get 14-bit RAW DNG files captured without the mirror dropping or shutter closing between frames. This further paved the way for RAW video that is currently running at 10fps; however, they expect to reach 24fps based on the developments they have seen thus far. This could be huge for Canon 5D Mark II and 5D Mark III shooters. [Read more...]

Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 Now Available; Adds Support for 25 New Cameras

Lightroom 4

Adobe has released final versions of Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4, which are now available on Adobe.com.

Part of the update includes improved demosaic algorithm for better raw file support on cameras with X-Trans sensors – the X-Pro1, X100S, X-E1 and X20.

Additionally, Lightroom 4.4 and Camera Raw 7.4 offer RAW support for the following cameras: [Read more...]