Wednesday, May 26, 2010

News from Here & There

Boris FX Introduces Final Effects Complete 6 AE
Boris FX has announced Final Effects Complete 6 AE (FEC 6 AE). FEC 6 AE brings 120 designer effects and transitions to Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, and CS3. The new release features 12 new filters and transitions, faster rendering, audio-driven keyframe generation, customizable animated presets, and a new Compare Mode feature that enables users to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source via either a side-by-side view or a live split-screen view. Each Final Effects Complete filter has been re-engineered for 64-bit operating systems.
Boris FX: Press release

Kessler Crane Motorized timelapse
Philip Bloom has been playing with Kessler Crane's Motorized dolly to take timelapses, and has put up a new example:
Philip Bloom: Kessler Crane’s Motorized dolly and tripod systems now shipping!

Zacuto Z-Finder Jr. First Impressions
Ross Chapman needed a viewfinder fast, so be got one of the first Z-Finder Jr's. He's written up his thoughts: Zacuto Z-Finder Jr. First Impressions

More Zacuto news, the Z-Cage
Clint Milby at HDSLR Shooter has a photograph and short piece on the new Zacuto Z-Cage, which looks like a nice piece of gear to put your SLR in; it'll cost $827. They are taking orders now, with delivery in a couple of weeks.

And speaking of Zacuto, any minute now they should put up their final part of the Great Camera Shootout 2010. If you haven't checked this out, they took several DSLRs and compared them to film cameras to see how they performed...they are saying the last day of May now...
Zacuto: The Great Camera Shootout 2010

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