Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Interesting Things

Production Update: April 2014 | Digital Bolex
Two weeks ago we sent out an email to our customers letting everyone know that our production line had been delayed due to third party interference. Today we have good news! Shipping and production on the D16 has resumed, and we are shipping cameras again.

Here is the long awaited Video Review of the Panasonic AJ-PX270 | HD Warrior
The Panasonic AJ-PX270 is a joy to film with and having 10bit 422 really makes the pictures stand out. Watching the review which is a massive 19mins long you will learn the camcorders most inner secret which I will talk about later on this week but till then watch the review and be amazed.

Interesting demo on attaching the Sony Action Cam to a helmet using the Sony Skeleton Frame and a GoPro mount!
Moto-Vlogging with the Sony Action Camera | TechMoan
Judging from some comments under my Sony AS100 action camera, a few people still believe it's not possible to access the microphone socket on the camera when it's mounted to something. This was an issue that Sony resolved last year with the introduction of their Skeleton Case...but it seems like it must be time for a demonstration. 

There's wisdom in the old adage "never bite off more than you can chew." It's good advice because too much of a good thing can cause one to choke. The same rings true with video editing. Technology continues to grow and push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of video editing.

James Cameron AMA Highlights: Avatar 2, Battle Angel, True Lies 2, Aliens, Prometheus, Terminator | SlashFilm
48 fps to me is not a format, it’s a tool, like music it’s good to use sparingly and in the right spot. I believe all movies should be made in 3D, forever, but the projection needs to be better, and brighter. I want people to see in the movie theaters what I am seeing in my perfectly calibrated screening room, and people aren’t seeing that. 

The Blackmagic URSA is really representing 3+ cameras, so some might call it cheating, but we'll just say that it's huge when it comes to determining what movies are made with.

Dolby Has A Vision For The Future | Larry Jordan
This morning, I was invited to a technology briefing at Dolby Labs looking at their latest technology for improving image quality: Dolby Vision.In a nutshell, what this does is expand the dynamic range of an image. The benefit to this is that, based on the demo I saw today, highlights just explode off the screen.


APRIL 24th BOSCPUG: Director Graham Elliott and Screening of “New York in Motion” | Boston
We are pleased to feature a special conversation with director Graham Elliott as he screens “New York in Motion,” his celebrated 60 minute documentary and dazzling portrait of the motion graphics industry in New York and breathtaking visual journey behind the scenes and screens of the industry that shapes how we see the world today.

Oscar winner Skip Lievsay on Gravity April 19 | New York
On Saturday, April 19th, come join us at the Media Center to watch the Academy Award winning film GRAVITY with master sound designer, Skip Lievsay.  We'll have lunch together and Skip will walk you through his experience working on GRAVITY.  Skip Lievsay has an outstanding history of collaborating with major American filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, the Coen Brothers, and John Sayles. 


Post Production Panel

Chris Fenwick on Editing for interviews

Shot on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera RAW April 2014at very cloudy but hot weather (30 °C / 86°F) There was bad visibility because of haze. I shot with Olympus 45mm f/1.8 lens wide open.

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