Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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H6 Handy Recorder | Zoom
Interesting new recorder announced by Zoom:
  • The world's first handy recorder with interchangeable mic system
  • XY mics capture remarkable stereo depth and clarity
  • Mid-side mics provide continuously variable stereo width
  • Four XLR/TRS inputs for external mic/line connections
  • Up to six channels of simultaneous recording
  • High-definition audio of up to 24-bit/96kHz

And if you're looking for a portable recorder to use with your DSLR, or other video camera, the new Tascam DR-60D ($349) looks really interesting too.

  • Records Up to 4 Channels Simultaneously
  • Screw-On DSLR Camera and Mount to Tripod
  • Operates on 4 AA Batteries
  • Up to 24-bit, 96 kHz PCM Recording
  • Two XLR/TRS Combo Mic/Line Jacks

B & H has posted a look at the recorder here: Hands-On Review: the Tascam DR-60D

The full Panasonic GH3 review | Andrew Reid | EOSHD
At first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking the GH3 isn’t a huge step up from the GH2 in terms of image quality. Even on the lowest sharpness setting the GH2 pumped out an insane level of detail in 1080p well on par with the $15,000 Canon C300. The GH3 allows you to dial sharpness down far lower, which results in an image you have more control over in post.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera - Resolution and Color Charts | Jason Greene
| YouTube
This is a short test I tried with my Blackmagic Cinema Camera. I wanted to compare raw (.dng) vs. DNxHD files and DNxHD Film vs. Video gamma in terms of resolution and color. Nothing too fancy here, just my own shots. The test helps me to better understand the functioning of the camera and its performance under controlled conditions. In this case, it also helps me learn the workflow.

Redrock Micro Launches New Cobalt Cage for GoPro, Featuring First Cage for GoPro Hero3 | Digital Production Buzz
You can buy the Redrock Micro Cobalt Cage for GoPro Action Cameras now for $99
Redrock Micro, the recognized leader in affordable professional-grade cinema accessories, has announced its new line of Cobalt Cages and accessories for the GoPro cameras, including support for the new GoPro HERO3. The Cobalt Cage delivers a beautifully designed aluminum housing that encases the camera for ultimate protection, exceptional mounting and rigging support, and extensive accessory attachments.

Pocket Cinema Camera c-mount compatibility list | Julian | EOSHD
Eagerly awaiting your Pocket Cinema Camera? You already have a micro for thirds camera and some C-mount lenses? Want to know if they will cover the sensor of the Pocket? Lets find out! I hope you will add your results, so we can make this list growing.
I will only add lenses to the lists when you have proof, in other words: images.

At NAB 2013 Roger Bolton demos SliceX from Coremelt on Final Cut Pro X |
At NAB 2013, Roger was demoing the latest version of SliceX which features the planar tracker Mocha built in. It's a very well respected industry tool and works within the FCPX plugin with one click. The demo from Roger shows how this plugin will really save time, complex masking that would have taken hours can be performed in seconds.

Mocha [before/after] from Borzacch on Vimeo.

2013 Imagineer Systems Customer Reel - mocha AE & mocha Pro from Imagineer Systems on Vimeo.

Skyfall (2012) | Art of the Title
While the content and construction of the Skyfall titles are novel, darkening the tone significantly from past sequences and employing a Z-oriented digital camera without brakes, it is nevertheless an apt continuation of the Bond title tradition, apparent both in the patience of its delivery and use of familiar visual tropes and typography.


"Real-World FCP X Workflow": From ingest to delivery, how I use FCP X for real projects everyday - Ben ConsoliBen Consoli is a director, DP, editor and Final Cut Pro X power user. Within one year of its release, Ben upgraded his entire production company, BC Media Productions, to FCP X. Ben's unique presentation will demonstrate the real-world FCP X workflow that he uses on every project he produces.

Pub Night on Wednesday April 17th: The Challenges of Shooting News Around the World | Matthew Allard | Rule Boston
Wednesday, April 17 from 6-8pm
Join award-winning shooter and editor, Matthew Allard, who shares his 23+ years of experience covering breaking news stories around the world — from major sporting events to terrorist bombings — while shooting almost exclusively with large sensor cameras.

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