Friday, March 22, 2013

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Don't Forget, THIS SATURDAY, the Massachusetts Media Expo :
This day-long event will feature over 50 exhibitors, a distinguished panel of guest speakers including: Doug Trumbull, Dorothy Aufiero, Todd Arnow and Mark Kamine. Directing and Casting Workshops will be held in the afternoon, and in the evening the premiere of Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster followed by a Q&A session with the directors and special guests.

‘New’ Canon SL1 / 100D and T5i / 700D fail to excite | Andrew Reid | EOSHD
Though cute  the new entry level 100D (above) offers a 25% reduction in size at the expense of handling and no articulated screen. There’s seemingly no new functionality on this camera either in video mode, not even for stills! Owners of the 4 year old 550D from 2009 could be forgiven for not rushing to upgrade.
Andrew hasn't liked anything Canon has done for years, but it seems others aren't that impressed:

| DSLR News Shooter
The standard video features are similar to those found in previous entry-level models. Both offer MOV H.264 output in 1080p at 30fps, 25fps or 24fps or 720 at 60fps or 50fps. PCM sound comes from either an internal mic (mono for the 100D and stereo for the 700D) or the stereo 3.5mm mic jack and the sound level can be manually controlled in camera. There is however, no headphone out socket on either model, and as far as we can tell from the specs, no clean HDMI out.

Filmmaker Tony Goss Shoots Family Drama 'Welcome to Happy Valley' with AG-AF100 | Creative Planet Network
Tony Goss, writer/director/director of photography on the project, shot the movie with Panasonic’s AG-AF100 large imager HD cinema camcorder on location in Middleburgh, NY, last summer. Welcome to Happy Valley, currently in postproduction, will debut in nearby Cobleskill this spring.

NEW: Denoiser 1.4 | RED GIANT
A FREE speed update for current owners!
Break the speed barrier while getting the reliable noise reduction you are used to. The new Denoiser 1.4 update runs 3-4x faster than Denoiser 1.3, with only a click of the new Use GPU checkbox. Editors and filmmakers will get a terrific speed enhancement on systems and graphic cards that support OpenCL 1.1 (and higher).

Resolve Tips: Accidental Clipping in DaVinci Resolve v9 | Gray Marshall | Vimeo
A short "rant" on where Resolve v9.1 likes to clip your image pipeline, usually unintentionally.I have to apologize that I sound like I drank 3 cups of espresso and am being chased by a rabid badger. I'll try to slow it down for the next one.

Glen Mulcahy's -VJ Technology Blog | Blog
Not really a review, so much as a 'I picked it up at an event and this is what I thought' report:
I have tested lots, and I mean LOTS,  of iPhone audio accessories, Tascam, IKMultimedia, Fostex, etc etc but I have never picked up a product and immediatley went – Oh Damn this feels good – not until the iXY. The brushed aluminium is beautifully finished, the weight suggests a quality product and the clever accessories (Windshield and Pocketpack) are all of really great quality.

NAB 2013 News “JVC GY-HM650 now with live streaming” | Philip Johnston
| HD Warrior
When equipped with a Verizon 4G LTE modem connected to the back of the camera via USB, the GY-HM650 2.0 upgrade leverages the camera’s unique dual codec technology to stream live video transmissions in the background while shooters continue to record footage. The camera already records HD or SD footage in multiple file formats – including native XDCAM EX™ (.MP4), Final Cut Pro™ (.MOV), and AVCHD – and is capable of uploading recorded clips to an FTP server.

Free Creative Cloud Memberships Exceed 2 Million | Adobe
"Reaching the half-million subscription milestone in less than one year..."
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that Adobe® Creative Cloud™ has exceeded 500,000 paid individual members. The company also reported that free and trial memberships have exceeded 2 million. Free subscriptions are a proven on-ramp for customers to move to a paid Creative Cloud membership.

Too damn many movies | Marshall Fine | Hollywood & Fine
I used to wonder: What happens to all the films that don’t get into the festivals? And all the ones that get into the festivals but never make it to theaters? The answer used to be: nothing. That was it. Those filmmakers chalked the movie up to experience, apologized to their investors (or paid them back) and moved on with their lives.

Coming soon: The Touch for iPad and Trackpad control of FCPX and Lightroom
When we broke the news about ColorTouchX it created quite a stir. The demo video was in French, but everybody could see the potential of the application in the control of Final Cut Pro X and especially the direct manipulation of the colorboard through gestures.

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