Monday, September 10, 2012

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IBC 2012: Den Lennie Talks to DOP John Brawley about the M4/3 Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera | Dan Chung | DSLR News Shooter
My good friend Den Lennie has been at IBC in Amsterdam this weekend. He got a chance to speak to DOP John Brawley about the new M4/3 Blackmagic Design cinema camera. Brawley has been working with Blackmagic Design to develop the camera. This is what they had to say:

DAY 6 – Are you listening? Audio and the BMCC | Frank Glencairn | Blog
Frank continues his diary on the Blackmagic camera, this time looking at sound:
Q Since the BMCC has no VU meters (yet), how do I see what my levels are?
A: You need a outboard monitor anyway, so get one, that has build in VU meters. Even if BM updates the camera with VU meters, they are still on the build in monitor, where they are hard to see under certain lighting conditions.

KineRAW-S35 (tm) I1 2K boxed 1920x1080 full range (grade a1) "Daisies and Windmills" | Dan Hudgins | Vimeo
Some video from that Chinese Super35 camera:
These are some grading tests processed in my "freeish" DI system from CinemaDNG (tm) frames shot the in KineRAW-S35 (tm) sample camera I am doing some calibrations with. The KineRAW-S35 (tm) also shoots Cineform (tm) I sent the Cineform (tm) to (sm) you can email them for the link to download those *.mov clips and to get the needed 3D-LUT for use in the Cineform (tm) codec tool.

CAMERAS: A New Chart for Film-Style Production—The DSC OneShot | Art Adams
| ProVideoCoalition
Art explains why an 18% gray card isn't enough to check color on a video camera:
Film color is determined by chemistry, so shooting a gray card is usually enough to ensure that properly exposed and processed film is printed properly. Video gamma curves are numbers in a table and don’t always track perfectly, so color references matter more.
Gray cards and white cards are not always enough. If you want to see what the camera is really doing you must look at color—and not just any color, but known colors like the ITU 709 primaries and secondaries.

Zeiss Introduces New Anamorphics and a DSLR Lens at IBC | Joe Marine
| No Film School
They just recently announced new CP.2 lenses as well as a new CP.Z zoom lens. This year they’ve introduced a brand new DSLR lens, a 135mm f/2.0 Apo Sonnar T* at the show.

Time-lapse Using Photoshop CS6 | Richard Harrington | Blog
In this episode Rich demonstrates how to set up a video timeline, organize the files, process the images, and prepare for export and posting. Join Rich in this step-by-step tutorial of how to build time-lapse animations using Adobe Photoshop CS6.

FCP X: Create a Gradient Wipe | Larry Jordan | Blog
Here’s an easy way to create a very intriguing wipe – called a gradient wipe – without ever going into Motion. 

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