Friday, June 07, 2013

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Google: Online searches for movie trailers can predict box office turnout with high accuracy | Salon
Trailer-related search trends four weeks out from a movie release provide strong predictive power for opening weekend box office revenue. Trailer search volume on Google coupled with both the franchise status of the movie and seasonality can predict opening weekend box office revenue with 94% accuracy.

Sequel to Thunderbolt is all about 4K video | Ars Technica
That, in fact, is Intel's overriding message. Intel's announcement blog post focuses heavily on the creation and consumption of 4K video, almost to the exclusion of everything else. To that end, Thunderbolt 2 doesn't include an increase in the total throughput the connection can provide, but it does aggregate the data channels together.

Visual: Standard Frame Rates | Indie Tips
24p or 23.98 (or 23.976 if you want to get really technical) is the most common frame rate used for motion pictures and is generally what you are used to. It’s the classic film look setting that gives you that comforting aesthetically cinematic motion.

Rarevision RAWMagic for 5D Mark III – batch Cinema DNG converter for Mac! | EOSHD
Rarevision are the creators of 5DToRGB, and developer Thomas Worth has today released an early beta version of their converter for 5D Mark III raw files on the Mac. I’ve tested the app and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Cinema DNG sequences grade beautifully in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve.

Three beautiful examples of RED 4K films edited on Final Cut Pro X |
A treat this morning. No new products, no plugins, not even a new lens flare pack, just some great examples of 4K RED work that has been post produced in FCPX. Grab a coffee (you will get thirsty) and enjoy!

Tascam DR60-D Review and Uncompressed Audio Samples with RØDE NTG-2, RØDE NTG-3 and RØDE Videomic | OliviaTech
A look at Tascam's $349 4 channel recorder designed for use with DSLR cameras:
In the video below we take a look at the Tascam DR-60D 4-Channel Linear PCM Recorder. The DR-60D allows you to capture up to four simultaneous channels of audio and store your recordings to SD or SDHC memory cards.

Video: Capturing audiences and engaging fans in today’s disruptive environment | TransMediaCoalition
Houston Howard, Co-Founder and Chief Storyteller at One 3 Productions, talks about the evolving face of transmedia and its importance in capturing and maintaining audiences in today's disruptive, multiplatform world.

First two Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 lens tests: Surprising good performance at full aperture!SonyAlphaRumors
No price yet, and it is APS-C (not really a problem unless you have a Canon Mark II or III) but this Sigma 18-35mm looks interesting at f/1.8, and it looks like it might perform well. I have Canon's 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens which is one of my favorite lenses...
“We were surprised again after seeing the test photos. You expect from a zoom lens at fully open aperture somewhat lesser performance in the corners. The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 however scored exceptionally well, even at the 18mm f/1.8 corner tightened remains very good. The bokeh of the lens looks very stylish, and distortion remains well within bounds.”

What Filmmakers Want To Know Most About Film Distribution Right Now With John Reiss | YouTube
"How can I get somebody else to release my film?"

Letus Helix in the pottery workshop | Schneider Productions | Vimeo
This was my first test of this awesome device, which is perfectly compatible with Kessler Oracle system.Insane moves, precise & repeatable motion control at an affordable price make it a unique combo.BTS shot by Iulian Petrar

Letus Helix in the pottery workshop from Schneider Productions on Vimeo.

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