Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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Are the F5 and F55 going to be game-changers? | Alister Chapman | XDCAM-User
The very thought of 16 bit raw with 14 stops of dynamic range is making me drool, these cameras will seriously encroach on F65 territory and give the Arri Alexa a very hard time indeed, heck even the F5 will give the Alexa a very hard time. A clear sign of just how significant these cameras are is the way Red have slashed the prices of their Epic and Scarlet cameras.

Canon C500 is Shipping, but Canon's RAW Implementation is Unlike Any You've Seen Before | Joe Marine | No Film School
Basically, instead of sending out an Alpha along with the RAW, it’s sending the other green channel. Since Canon is not starting out with a 16-bit image pipeline like RED and Sony (Canon is only doing 10-bit at best), they are trying to save as much detail as possible by locking in certain attributes. These engineering hacks have worked in the past for Canon, who always seems to pull out better image quality than the specs would suggest.

Canon’s new 24-70mm f/4 Lens is Perplexing | JARON SCHNEIDER | FStoppers
These two lenses appear to be a misshapen attempt to meet all the desires of photographers while actually attaining none. Yes we wanted IS in our 24-70mm focal length, but we didn’t want to give up a stop to get there. We wanted the 24-70mm f/2.8 to be cheaper, but again we didn’t want to give up a stop to have that either.

XDCAM Essentials Episode 2 | Sony Professional | Vimeo
In this episode of XDCAM Essentials, Doug Jensen shows how to select the best video format for your production from the more than 50 different recording format combinations available for the PMW-100, PMW-160, and PMW-200. Doug demonstrates, using the camera menu settings, how simple process of elimination and his insightful tips can help give your production the finest video quality available.

First video review of Lightworks for Linux Alpha hits the Web | David Shapton
| Red Shark News
Some of the features in the video are only found in the Pro version. This applies especially to the codecs mentioned. Avid DNxHD is available for use with the Free version, but a one-off licence fee must be paid. You have to pay for Avid DNxHD additionally even if you buy the Pro licence. Avid DNxHD is currently UK£45 (The Lightworks shop will also provide the price in Dollars and Euros, depending on your location).

Folding Text and Titles Template for After Effects | Danny Greer | Premiumbeat
We really like the steamlined motion design of this free After Effects title template.  The text unfolds and spins around to reveal your project’s title or ‘art card’.  Italian motion designer Federico Simoni has created this design and is offering it as a free download from his site.

Ep. 20 - NinoFilm Pt. 2 (with Nino Leitner)11/4/2012 | Need Creative
In this special 20th episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, your co-hosts Paul Antico and Jason Sidelinger were joined again via Skype by special guest Nino Leitner of NinoFilm in Austria to continue the discussion on Final Cut Pro X, and then talk about his various experiences with digital filmmaking. 

The Case of the D16 | Joe Rubinstein | Digital Bolex
We would like to introduce you to Orlando from Tas Merah who is making a custom designed leather case for the D16. He even made his own D16 camera mock up based on our specs to test it with.

'Star Wars' sequel: Harrison Ford open to idea of Han Solo role -- EXCLUSIVE
| Geoff Boucher | InsideMovies
“Harrison is open to the idea of doing the movie and he’s upbeat about it, all three of them are,” said one highly placed source, referring to Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher, the trio that made a hyper-speed jump to global fame on May 25, 1977, the opening night for George Lucas’s original Star Wars film.

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