Thursday, May 20, 2010

News from Here & There

More "House" stuff
If you aren't over-Housed yet, Videography has an interview with cinematographer Gale Tattersall. Interestingly, it appears that they got to use the Red Rock Micro remote-control focus (which isn't officially out yet):
Redrock Micro has this wonderful system we used that lets the assistants use an iPhone or iPod to control focus remotely. It's quite an ingenious system that is able to drive the internal focus mechanism within the lens. You have to keep your iPhone in airplane mode, though, so you don't get a call in the middle of your focus!
Videography: Gale Tattersall, Director of Photography, 'House' 'Help Me'

Updated Final Cut Pro filters updated
Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE
05/13/2010 Over 200 filters for Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, and CS3. (Demo)
What’s New in this Version
- 11 New Filters
- Support for 64-bit Host Applications
- Adobe After Effects Integration
- Additional On-Screen Widgets
- New Compare Mode Feature Integration
- New Beat Reactor Feature Integration
- Performance Gains

Lock & Load X 1.2
05/13/2010 The worlds fastest stabilizer for FCP. Instant smoothing of camera motion with smart adaptive zoom straight on the FCP timeline. (Demo)
What’s New in this Version
- Now includes integrated Rolling Shutter Reduction to help reduce skew and vertical distortion from CMOS cameras.
- Includes shutter coefficients for Canon 7D, 5D Mark II, 550D, Sony Ex1, Canon Legria and other common CMOS cameras.

Fritz Sennheiser Dies
It's kind of odd when someone dies who you didn't know existed; and yet you should have. In audio, Sennheiser is well known - I have one of their shotgun mics - but I never thought about where the name came from, or that there might have been a Mr Sennheiser.
RadioWorld: Fritz Sennheiser Dies

Sony's affordable 35mm cinema camera - not that affordable!
Well, affordability is in the eye of the budget holder, and I never thought it was going to be sub $10,000 given the costs of other cameras they offer, so it's not really a shock that the "cinema" camera Sony was previewing at NAB is expected to by about $19,000 according to Film & Digital Time.
Film & Digital Time: Sony PL (Z35)

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