Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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Canon 70D | B & H PhotoVideo
This new camera looks intriguing, if only because of the new focus mode Dual Pixel CMOS AF which promises much faster and more accurate focusing while shooting. The demo looks good and a few people have had a chance to try it out and say it seems to work as advertised. Would I rush out and buy a new camera just to get that feature? Probably not, but it's good to see Canon actually adding an interesting - and useful - video feature to their DSLRs.

| News Shooter
This is all very technical but essentially it seems to work very well if early online sample videos are to be believed. What is even more interesting to me is how Canon claim to have been also be working on how to make the video AF look more smooth and natural too.

Ep. 51 - "The Dark Side" (with Gabe Cheifetz) | NeedCreative Podcast
In this 51st episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, your co-hosts Paul Antico of Anticipate Media and Ben Consoli of BC Media Productions talk all about the latest news of the trade. Then, they have a deep conversation about anger and negativity in creative communities and how to respond. Then, they are joined by Gabe Cheifetz Co-Founder of Final Cut Pro effects maker, CrumplePop, who's post about FCPx on their company blog sparked its own firestorm. Then Paul and Ben talk artist picks and more.

Sony’s First 4K Ultra HD Media Player Is Now Available | Mashable
Sony's FMP-X1, 4K Ultra HD Media Player device can be ordered online Monday for $699, and it will hit store shelves on July 15. The term 4K, also known as Ultra HD, describes a resolution that is four times greater than 1080p resolution — which is what you find on many HD TVs today.

From The Bill to Beverley Hills | Writers Guild UK
The next stage was to persuade a production company to take the project seriously. I was prepared to develop the screenplay on spec, but my agent’s assistant suggested we run it past a couple of companies to gauge their response. The first company to look at the story passed, but the second, Michael Kuhn’s Qwerty Films, immediately asked for a meeting.

Shooting corporate video on a 5K Red Epic and post producing in Final Cut Pro X
Chris McKechnie dropped us a line with the details of how he made a corporate video for Peragon. Shot on a Red Epic and post produced in Final Cut Pro X and REDCINE-X, we knew it was going to be a good read.

Is RED® EPIC® DRAGON Shipping Yet? | This Page Will Tell You!

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