A good resource for those starting out with Premiere Pro:
Personally, I save my media/projects to a folder on my media drive (fastest drive). I put my Premiere Auto Saves & Previews/Renders on a seperate drive and back up the projects to Dropbox daily. Whatever strategy you choose, please back up your project! If you forget or need to change your scratch after launching the project, go to Project>Project Settings>Scratch Disk to make modifications.
Premiere Pro memory settings explained | Digital Rebellion
An explanation of memory management in Adobe's video products:
Premiere, After Effects, Encore, Prelude, Media Encoder and Photoshop all use the same memory pool so the RAM is assigned between them. Premiere and After Effects are assigned the highest priority within the pool so closing these applications can improve performance in the other apps.
A big addition to this site: The Educational Resources Page | Vincent Laforet | Blog
Vincent announces a new feature of his blog:
With this post I am introducing something to this blog that I have been wanting to do for a very long time: the "The Educational Resources" section that organizes 4 years of instructional material from this blog. To date, the "Gear Page" has been the single most popular destination of this site – that section contains detailed information on every single lens, camera, accessory, light, monitor (you name it it’s there!) that I have owned/used/ or rented and that I would recommend to others.
Metabones EOS Mark II mount adapter for Sony NEX, FS100 E-Mount review
| Andrew Reid | EOSHD
Andrew likes the new version of the Metabones adapter, recommending it "100%."
Even though a lot of my EOS mount lenses are manual focus (like the Samyang 35mm F1.4) the electronic contacts a necessity for those needing image stabilisation and electronic aperture adjustment on Canon EF lenses. No other adapter to date has come close to the Metabones in terms of build quality and compact size either.
The Power of Lighting for Cinematography with Just Two Lights: “We Are Marshall” | Shane Hurlbut | Hurlblog
A good post on lighting with just a couple of lights, from Shane Hurlbut:
Always fire up a test before you go crazy lighting things. Sometimes your subtleness in the light you created doesn’t come through once all the effects are fired up. I had the warm side light that was motivating the porch light on a 6K dimmer at 35%. Once the rain started, I ended up cranking it up to 65% to cut thru the rain and mist.
FCP X: Fun with Titles | Larry Jordan | Blog
Some tips for creating titles in Final Cut Pro X:
STARTING CLIPS IN THE MIDDLE
Drop zones always play video clips from the start of the clip. To have the clip start somewhere other than the beginning, create a compound clip and edit the video into it so that the clip starts when you want.
Then, add that compound clip to the drop zone.
CHINESE KINEFINITY KINERAW S35 CAMERA FOOTAGE | Dan Chung
| DSLR News Shooter
A couple of weeks back I sent filmmaker James Miller some RAW test footage that I shot on a beta Chinese KineRAW S35 camera. The footage was shot using a Nikon 17-35mm lens and was a simple, quick test given the brief time I had with the camera. The recording format was 2K using Cineform 12bit RAW. James has kindly graded it and posted it on Vimeo as a 1080P version which can be downloaded
WHY I DON’T BUY THUNDERBOLT HARD DRIVES | The Illiterate Ramblings of a Creative Hack
I also don't think Thunderbolt makes sense unless you're using a true raid:
Long story short, you are paying a premium to remove universally available IO ports, and replace them with 2 that are only available on the latest Mac hardware (BUT NONE OF THE MAC PROS). This may be okay in many situations, but if this drive is going to be used anywhere other than YOUR Mac, you might be setting yourself up for a missed connection and a headache. I can’t afford to not be able to plug into a Mac Pro or even a PC when the need arises.
Videomaker Update: Greenscreen, Lighting and Free Stock Footage | YouTube
A video on YouTube that highlights some new articles on Videomaker....or you could just go to the site instead:
Green Screen Videos on Videomaker.com:
Fixing Rough and Discolored Edges
Fixing Unwanted Green and Spill
Subject Doesn't Match the Background
Source Footage has a Camera Move
Specialty Lighting for People