Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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An Introduction to Buying Used Lenses | Jeff Guyer | Digital Photography School
I know we all love the excitement of opening new boxes from B&H and Adorama. It would be a mistake, however, to avoid well-cared-for lenses just because they’re previously owned. Nikon, Canon, Tamron, Sigma and the others spend a great deal of time and money researching and producing lenses which are made to last.

Adobe Software Moves to the Cloud: What Users Need to Know | Michael Murie | Filmmaker Magazine
Adobe Creative Cloud, the latest update to the Adobe application suite of programs, was released last week. This release marks a major change for Adobe away from a “purchase” model to a subscription model; if you want the latest versions of their applications you must now pay a monthly fee to use the software.

Behind the Lens: Tom Burstyn Shoots Defiance | Creative COW
I got onto Defiance through line producer Clara George. She and I have done a lot of work in the past -- we did a season of Fairly Legal together and, before that, a number of TV movies. Cinematographer Attila Szalay (Reaper) did the two-part pilot, and I've shot the rest of the episodes. We have seven shooting days per episode, and being the only cinematographer on the series means a lot of lunchtime meetings.

After Effects Tutorial: Motion Tracking in Mocha | Shutterstock
check out this skate-centric tutorial we put together on motion tracking in Mocha for After Effects. (Mocha comes with your Creative Suite, so don’t worry about needing new software.) We’ll show you how to add some cool stickers to the bottom of a moving skateboard — or any other moving object, for that matter.

Walter Murch: searching for the sound of the God particle | The Guardian
In between winning three Oscars, having four children, keeping bees and studying music, Murch recently investigated new links between the architecture of the Pantheon, the work of Copernicus and the origins of heliocentrism in western astronomy. Does the grand globe at Cern inspire him in the same way as the dome in Rome? Does he feel these days we are less awed by the beauty of science?

Canon C300: Philip Johnston, the HD Warrior speaks | MacVideo
Philip Johnston, of, talks about why he purchased the Canon C300. Philip is no stranger to camera technology - it is worth listening to his opinion as to why the Canon C300 is the right camera for him. The camera, compatible with Canon EOS lenses, opens up a world of affordable cinema who those willing to invest in this camera.

3-axis Stabilizerfrom | Rotorview Sweden | Vimeo
Here is the first demo of our new 3-axis handheld stabilizer. It can handle cameras of up to around 1.5kg. It is light weight, easy to operate and silent. It's built to order and estimated delivery time is 3-4 weeks. Please send us an e-mail for information:

3-axis Stabilizer from Rotorview Sweden on Vimeo.

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM A Lens Review | ePhotoZine
Expected delivery end of July:
This lens opens new possibilities for owners of APS-C format cameras for low light shooting and creative use of depth of field with a fast f/1.8 maximum aperture, normally reserved for prime focal length lenses. The image quality delivered, especially at shorter focal lengths is of the level normally reserved for prime lenses also.

A $90 accessory for moving the FS700 handle down on to a rig:
They now offer grip relocators for Sony FS700 and FS100 camcorder, as well as the Canon C100/C300/C500. These move the manufacturer’s original handgrip from the side of the camera to a more comfortable position on your rig.

The Celeb 400 which was announced earlier this year is the latest in the LED light range. It has around twice the output of the 200. At Broadcast Asia Kinoflo told us about a few changes that will make it more attractive as a location light – check out the video to see more.

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