Thursday, November 15, 2012

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Problems Solved?
Camera Shipping Update: 11/15 | Grant Petty | Blackmagic Forum
The good news is that we got a small shipment of sensors that the sensor supplier had tested with their new test setup and they were all ok when we built cameras with them. This is good because they will now be able to see sensors that are contaminated and not ship us anything that's unable to be used to build a camera.
Also, the sensor supplier has done a small run of sensors at the new company that's bonding the glass and they got almost a 100% pass rate, which is also great. This means they finally have a solution to bonding on the glass that looks like it will work.

Sony F5 and F55 pricing released, by mistake! | Alister Chapman
A rough conversion of the prices gives us the following:
PMW-F55 Camera Body £23k/$36k
PMW-F5 Camera Body £13.6k/$22k
ASX-R5 Raw Recorder £4k/$6.5k

Sony not doing well financially | Photo Rumors
After their stock hit 32 years low and its credit rating was cut to near-junk status, the company decided to sale convertible bonds in order to raise 150 billion yen ($1.9 billion) for their imaging division.

Building the ultimate Final Cut Pro X edit suite if money wasn't a problem |
What's a maxed out iMac cost?
So a bit of maths gives us a grand total of about $11,750 which is an amazingly low figure considering the suite will fly through 1080 broadcast pictures with ease. It is actually hard to spend a huge ammount of money on editing kit as the component pieces are now so cheap!

Is Final Cut Pro X Becoming a True Player | Ron Dawson | Dare Dreamer
more recently, 25+ year editing veteran Chris Fenwick claimed a recent major project he did for Mini Cooper couldn’t have been done without the power of FCPX. (In case you missed it, part 1 of my interview with him aired last week on my show. Tomorrow, part 2 hits iTunes and it’s a whole show dedicated to his take on FCPX. It’ll be on the blog Friday).

Review: Aja KiPro vs. Blackmagic HyperDeck Shuttle 2 | Daniel Freytag
| Freytag Film
Sounds as the HyperDeck is a completely crappy piece of hardware, huh? Well, actually it isn't. The HyperDeck Shuttle is a wonderful recorder if you don't need many options. It does everything for you! Simply plug in a source, press power and press record. I'm glad I bought one and I'd buy one again. You need to remember that it only costs $345 (or ~$500 with a drive). The KiPro costs 11x as much....

Blackmagic Design have announced a free update to allow their HyperDesk Shuttle 2 SSD recorder that allows it to record in the popular ProRes 422 HQ format. This means it benefits from reduced file sizes and much greater direct-to-edit compatibility with Final Cut Pro compared to the original firmware. The Shuttle 2 can now record 1080P up to 10-bit 4:2:2 if your video camera is capable of outputting it via HD/SDI or HDMI.

Marshall V-LCD50-HDMI 5 Inch Professional Liquid crystal display Video Monitor With High-definition multimedia interface Connection Reviews | Reviews Monitors
I recommend Marshall V-LCD50-HDMI 5 Inch Expert LCD Video Monitor Along with HDMI Connection for anybody. Marshall Electronics introduces a brand new addition to its’ well-liked and well-praised lineup associated with portable camera-top monitors. This particular new portable device is the perfect solution with regard to DSLR and video clip professionals seeking to catch their best shots

Nikon Use Janusz Kaminski In The Vincent LaForet(sic) Role | HD Magazine
Designed as a project to demonstrate capabilities of the Nikon D800 HD-SLR camera, world-class writer/director Guillermo Arriaga and award-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski will direct and capture a short film, combining the darkness and suspense of a horror film with the elegance and beauty of high-calibre cinematography.

10 Renowned Directors Offer Their Advice on Filmmaking | Justin Minich
| No Film School
It’s helpful to have a framework on how to approach the filmmaking process based on years of collective experience to build on and incorporate into your own approach to filmmaking. Here I’ve put together a list of videos from 10 well-known directors to help you do just that:


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