Thursday, November 08, 2012

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Upcoming Events in Boston
This Friday, 9th November is the BOSCPUG SuperMeetUp. 

Then on Tuesday 13th is another event: BOSCPUG Visual Storytellers Meet Featuring JOE FINDER (PARANOIA) & WYNDHAM LEWIS (NURSE JACKIE)

Wed Nov 14: 10am-12noon Maximizing Mass Tax Credits For Your Production: Boston-based Entertainment Attorney, Emily McNamara, answers all your questions about the Massachusetts Film Tax Credits and how your production can take advantage of these valuable incentives.

Wed Nov 28: 10am-12noon Canon Full Cinema EOS Line-Up And 4K Workflow: Canon's Technical Speicalist, Ken Rowe, introduces the latest in the Cinema EOS family — the new C100 and C500 cameras and EF Cinema prime lenses — providing a brief overview of their features and a review of the C500's 4K workflow.

Thu: Nov 15: 6-8pm Recipe for Success: Jan maliszewski on Directing Cook’s Country: Emmy-nominated director, Jan Maliszewski, shares a behindthe-scenes look at the making of PBS’ popular series, Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen.

Don’t Give Away Your Raw Footage or Negatives | Ron Dawson | Dare Dreamer
Empowerment. When you hand over the raw footage or negatives  you empower your clients to make future videos (or future prints) whenever and however they want, with or without your input. That means you can lose future earnings from your creativity and sweat. If you’re going to give up that revenue potential, you’re entitled to be paid for it.

Panasonic AF101-A available from November 2012 | Philip Johnston | HD Warrior
The AG-AF100A Series can newly output HD signals with 10 bit 4:2:2 quality via the camera’s live output function and record onto the external devices, such as P2 Recorder, compatible with 10 bit high quality recording through SDI. P2 Recorder also syncs Rec Start/Stop with the AG-AF100A series trigger.

Review – Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L IIReview – Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II
| Justin VanLeeuwen | Canon Rumors
Where the Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L Version one was fairly soft at the edges and unimpressively flat in colour and contrast, the 24-70 f/2.8 L II is sharp at the centre and only slightly less at the edges while producing full, rich colours and tones. When I showed a friend an image straight out of camera he remarked on how the “feel” was more like the Canon 24mm f/1.4 L II; a lens many buy for it’s contrast and colour.

Sigma’s New 35mm f/1.4 Costs $899 and Can Connect to a Computer via USB
| Michael Zhang | PetaPixel
Using a special program called SIGMA Optimization Pro, photographers can make adjustments and updates to their lenses themselves — things like upgrading the lens’ firmware, tweaking the focus to ensure that it’s tack-sharp, adjusting various parameters to suit their personal needs.

GoPro HD Hero 3 Black 4K Demo Video Swing Test 12fps | Jared Abrams | YouTube
Here is a super quick test of the new GoPro Hero 3 Black edition in 4K cinema mode.

The Importance of Room Tone | Focal Press | YouTube
A short video that explains why you want to record 30 seconds of room tone at each location.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Shipping Update: 11/7 - Without reading any other forums or blogs...I think this is just the long arm of the Asian giants such as Sony and/or Canon flexing they supplier connections muscle to hold off BM as long as they can which increases their costs delays and end-user resentment.