Thursday, May 01, 2014

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BMCC variant Speed Booster works on GH3 and GH4 to give 1.28x crop, near full frame | EOSHD
I had hesitated to try this for so long, but finally today a brave EOSHD reader sent me a tweet saying he had fitted his BMCC Speed Booster (with protruding rear-glass) on his GH4. It just goes straight on. First a BIG disclaimer. Speed Booster adapters have adjustable glass which can sit closer or further away from the sensor to fine tune infinity focus.

IFFBoston: Five Questions for Fight Church Director and Editor Bryan Storkel | Filmmaker Magazine
The documentary Fight Church looks at the intersection of Christianity and mixed martial arts, and how pastors training fighters can reconcile their faith with a violent sport. The film premiered at IFFBoston. Co-director and editor Bryan Storkel previously directed and edited Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians, which examined a devout blackjack team.

In our latest NAB video Clinton Harn talks to Scott Emerton of Rode about the their newest microphones. They discuss the recently launched the entry level Videomic Go and also useful accessories such as the Invisilav. He also talks about the My Rode Reel competition which has $70,000 worth of prizes up for grabs.

As Digital Cinema Shooting Reaches 4K, 6K, & Beyond, How Will Post Production Keep Up? | No Film School
It’s almost needless to say, but I’ll say it anyway: that’s a pretty darn impressive setup they got there. Those throughput figures pretty much speak for themselves, and it’s amazing that much horsepower can fit into so compact a space. What’s truly fascinating to me is just how IT-based the future of post — and filmmaking in general — really is.

The Cable Show 2014: Technicolor Demos High Frame Rate 4K STB | Broadcasting & Cable
During The Cable Show in Los Angeles, Technicolor is showing off what the company is billing as the "world's first 'high-frame-rate'" UltraHD settop box.
The demonstration builds on the company's display of the first 4K settop box last year. The UltraHD box will show 4K video at 60 frames per second for both cable and satellite networks during the convention from April 29 to May 1 in Los Angeles.

TV Networks vs. Streaming: Who's Winning the War? | IndieWire
When it comes to adults, TV networks are still ahead, but younger demos favor streaming over television (see infographic below). And per this study, Netflix was the only streaming service to see an increase in consumers, whereas competitors like Hulu, Redbox and Amazon -- which launched its own set top a la Roku and Apple TV earlier this month, stagnated or dropped.

Tribeca: 7 Things You Need to Know About the Growth of Short Content | IndieWire
Think about distribution from the get-go. Spurlock explained that "from the minute we have an idea, we're thinking about 'where could this go?' Because I think especially as a content creator and especially working in today's business world, you have to have an understanding of how the business works, and you can't just come up with an idea and say 'great, we're gonna make it and then take it out.' I feel like that world shifted. 

Variety’s Mentor of the Year: Paul Stekler Champions Cinematic Risk-Taking | Variety
“It’s all about what do you want to do?,” Stekler says. “We set out to have really excellent teachers, expand our offerings in editing and screenwriting, and now animation and f/x and a new videogame program that’s starting up. You hope the students will leave skilled enough to do the work they want to do, as well as they can.”

10 Things We Learned About David Lynch at His BAM Talk | IndieWire
Lynch doesn't see the merit in explaining his work to the masses."It limits it," Lynch said, when asked why he's reluctant to talk about his work in detail. "It stops people from intuiting and thinking on their own. Nothing should be added. Nothing should be subtracted. A film, a book, a painting— it’s done, and this is it.

You can pre-order this 4K recorder now for $1,995.00
Atomos Shogun 7" 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI Monitor & Recorder | B & H Photovideo
The Atomos Shogun 7" 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI Monitor & Recorder combines a color-calibrated 1920 x 1200 resolution display with 4K video recording and edit-ready codecs. The Shogun utilizes 4K HDMI and 12G-SDI inputs to record clean output signals at resolutions up to UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, and 30p, as well as Full HD (1920 x 1080) video up to 120 fps when used with capable cameras.

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