Monday, July 25, 2011

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FS100 Scene Files from AbelCine | Andy Shipsides | CineTechnica
Andy put together some scene files for the PMW-F3 some months ago, and now he's created some matching ones for the NEX-FS100:
I put the two cameras together and made matching scene files that incorporate some of the settings I described in my FS100 dynamic range blog. Unfortunately, there’s no way to load scene files into the FS100 with a memory card, so you’ll have to dial in my settings manually to try them out.

Gamma Mea Culpa | Alexis van Hurkman |
Alexis notes a small correction to his book for the display gamma for digital Rec. 709 displays.
Since publication, it has been brought to my attention via Charles Poynton’s own open letter to the industry that there, in fact, has never been a formal display gamma standard for Rec 709, as gamma was an implicit characteristic of CRT displays that was simply “built-in.” The actual gamma employed by CRT displays is quoted by Poynton as falling between 2.3 and 2.4, but this was never a published standard.

Rangers Ally McCoist fall’s out over BBC edit! | Philip Johnston | HD Warrior
Not being in England, some of this post goes over my head, but the upshot appears to be that an interview was edited, and a shot of the interview subject smirking was insert over a question, prompting a complaint that the edit was made intentionally.
Philip argues that the editor probably simply was trying to find a cutaway shot that matched, and didn't even notice the possible editorial change cause by the edit.

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- Michael Crichton

ARRI Alexa 4.0 Software Update | Jon Fauer | Film & Digital Times
The 4.0 firmware update is out and Jon lists the features:
I’m convinced that anamorphic is the next big thing (again), and the most significant new feature for many is anamorphic de-squeezing. It’s available with the purchase of a license key–the first of Alexa-on-demand add-ons. 2x or 1.3x squeezed anamorphic lenses can now be unsqueezed electronically in the viewfinder or on a monitor.

The power of the letter "o" | Mirko Ilic | Salon/Imprint
An interesting look at how the letter O has been used in different movies posters.

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