Saturday, October 15, 2011

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shooting abroad with the f3 and our modified shuttlepod | Christoph Tilley
| _mxr blog
Christoph Tiley has been blogging about his experiences with the Sony PMW-F3 at the blog _mxr blog. The latest entry is about a shot in Milan:
My only concerns were the lack of the S-Log option when shooting in 720p50 (the shot with the slomo doves), and the lack of a viewing LUT when recording onto the KiPro Mini. Everything is so dull and grey until you move the footage into color correction. I hope that my Gemini 444 will arrive soon as this recorder is going to have a monitoring LUT option. In addition to uncompressed 444 recording

Some tips for the video users…. | Frank Doorhof | Blog
Frank writes about software plug-ins he finds indispensable with Adobe Premiere Pro, including Singular Software's Plural Eyes and Red Giant's Cosmo and Looks:
Looks is not cheap, priced at $399.00 it’s more expensive than some canned “looks” that you can get on the net from other companies, however they don’t come close to what you can do with Magic Bullet looks, so I would advise you to check it out I think you love it. Oh and you can also buy several “guru sets” for looks where you get even more presets.

R.I.P., the movie camera: 1888-2011 | Matt Zoller Seitz | Salon
Another farewell to the film camera:
Although I’ve become more of a surly classicist with age, I was an early defender of movies shot on video, and I really don’t see the point of doing a Grandpa Cinema routine, waving a cane and hollering that the movies somehow “equal” film. That’s silly. Cinema is not just a medium. It is a language.

5DtoRGB Batch | Rarevision | iTunes
5DtoRGB Batch adds batch conversion and features GPU processing, DPX output and import of custom OpenGL shaders and is now available on the iTunes store for $49.99
  • Outputs to Apple ProRes 422, 4444 and DPX
  • Supports Canon 5D Mark II, 7D, T2i/T3i, 60D, Panasonic GH1/GH2 and many other camera brands and models
  • Support for Technicolor's CineStyle LUT for Canon cameras
  • Full control over QuickTime gamma handling
  • Frame rate conforming (for converting 50/60p clips to slow motion 25/24p clips)
  • Direct graphics hardware access using OpenGL-based shaders

Digital Production Buzz | Podcast
The October 13th issues of the Digital Production Buzz podcast features Jerome Courshon, Ian Chisholm and Philip Hodgetts and covers topics: making money on your movie, animating a SciFi series, professional audio on an iPhone, and new FCP X tool is announced by Philip Hodgetts.

Slider Project | Sjoerd van der Wal | Blog
A short post describing adding motorization to an Igus W16 slider:
After a search on the internet and viewing various videos on Vimeo I constructed my own motorized Igus slider. The slider can be used to put smooth motion in static shots. I am still developing the system but the basic construction is finished. The above video was the first test shoot with a colorful Golden Ash tree in the city park of my hometown Kampen.

Adobe After Effects CS5 Classroom in a Book |eBook Deal of the Week
| Adobe Press
Don't forget that this week's $9.99 Adobe Press eBook Deal of the Week is Adobe After Effects CS5 Classroom in a Book by the Adobe Creative Team, and the deal will change tomorrow. The book currently sells for $37.79 on Amazon, or $34.01 as a Kindle book: Adobe After Effects CS5 Classroom in a Book

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