Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Review: Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera | ADAM GARSTONE | Definition Magazine
Then, as now, I believed that it would sell very well, though I’m not sure to whom. It’s cheaper than a high-end DSLR, but a very different beast. It isn’t easy to use for fast paced documentary shooting, or events, or anything else you would expect in that £2000 bracket. It’s a cinema camera. Like the Canon 5D MkII, and the RED One, I suspect it will be a game changer.

First Cut Pro is a handy, dandy online review and approval system | Scott Simmons | Pro Video Coalition
The idea is simple: upload your edit to Vimeo, Brightcove or YouTube (those services are supported now but likely more to come), invite your viewers into the custom First Cut Pro viewing room and they can watch and comment on the video. Those comments are listed in the viewing room interface and the editor can then download those comments into an NLE friendly file that can be brought back into the timeline.

In the past I’ve usually had a clipboard with script, shotlists, scene notes and script notes which generally becomes dogeared to the point of failure or simply lost within a couple of hours. Those notes are invaluable and a feature necessarily generates so many of them I felt the iPad could be a hugely helpful tool on set for carrying everything with me. I thought this would simply be in the form of carrying digital notes and a script onto set but it turned out to encompass a whole suite of useful, inexpensive, apps, synced through the cloud that meant I was always on top of what was going on.
...and here's a behind-the-scenes shot on the iPhone for the movie they were shooting:

1 Week In Norfolk | Benedict Spence | Vimeo
A little documentary about a week on a micro budget feature, the repetition, games and dirt drawn spunking cocks.

1 Week In Norfolk from Benedict Spence on Vimeo.

Shoot Slow Motion Action Footage Using a GoPro on a DIY Circular Rig | Michael Zhang | PetaPixel
He used a GoPro HERO3 Black Edition, which can shoot 120 frames per second at 720p. After attached an arm to a “lazy susan,” Kraft mounted the camera to the end of the arm and then spun the camera around while doing something “action packed” in the space where the camera is pointed (shown in the screenshot above).

Avid in danger of delisting from Nasdaq | Patricia Resende | Tech Flash
Avid Technology Inc. received the anticipated letter from the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Department notifying it that the company is no longer in compliance with Nasdaq rules pertaining to filing of its reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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