Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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Four new Picture Profiles for The FS100 2.0 | Frank Glencairn | Blog
Frank Glancairn has come up with more picture profiles for the Sony NEX-FS100:
The FS100 finally received the 2.0 firmware update, so it´s time for some new profiles.
My main goal was to get good looking skin tones at daylight. For other situations, play with the white balance till the skin tones are right and everything else should fall into place
For best results: Adjust your black levels to Zero (you can even go a hair below, as I have learned) for every single scene.

Becoming A Specialist VS. Jack (hack) Of All Trades! | Mike Sutton
| Wide Open Camera
Mike Sutton explains why it makes sense to specialize:
You need to find your calling in a time where everyone claims to be an expert at every aspect of filming. In the world I live in only a focused professional gets the gig and when they do its at a prime rate. There is no bartering rates as a specialized pro. Your rate is your rate and because there is only a handful of you (the expert) doing it the rates are protected in your field.

NAB 2012 - Red Rock Micro | jared abrams | Vimeo
Q: What's the difference between the Red Rock Mico Follow Focus, the Berger Engineering Canon EF to NEX adapter, and Santa Claus?
A: Santa Claus has been seen in stores.
But at NAB 2012 Red Rock seems to think their Follow Focus will be out...soon.

Random notes from my first “real world” Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 edit
| Scott Simmons | ProVideoCoalition
Scott writes about his time spent with Premiere Pro CS6:
The new interface in PPro CS6 is so much better than before. Much cleaner, much more pleasant to work in. It’s a very fast interface to move around in with very little hesitation when you do things with the exception of the next comment.

New Skyfall Pics Shot On Arri ALEXA | HD Magazine
A couple of photographs showing the Arri Alexa on the set of the latest Bond movie.

Game Change: Avid Media Composer Advice for the FCP 'Switcher' | Oliver Peters
| Creative Planet Network
Thinking of switching from Final Cut Pro to Avid Media Composer? This article might help:
Multiple Sequences
FCP editors like working with multiple tabbed sequences in the timeline window and find this functionality lacking in Media Composer. In fact, it’s there, just not in the same way. Under the pull-down menu in the upper right corner of the record window (Canvas in FCP parlance), Media Composer editors have easy access to any previously opened sequence.

Average Video Editor Salary – How to Make More Than Your Competition
| Danny Greer | Premiumbeat
How much do you make?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ most recent report shows that film and video editing positions are projected to grow only 5 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for most occupations. The Bureau states that the consolidation of video related positions is partially responsible for this slow growth, as producers and reporters are becoming increasingly more responsible for editing their own work.

memory and storage tips for Warp Stabilizer and 3D Camera Tracker
| Todd Kopriva | Adobe
A post from Adobe on memory usage in Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6:
After Effects CS5.5 and later and Premiere Pro CS6 include the Warp Stabilizer effect. After Effects CS6 includes the 3D Camera Tracker effect.

When applied to short clips, these effects work quickly with low memory requirements, but you can begin to notice some problems with longer clips, as the memory and storage requirements increase with the duration of the clips.

Notes From The Editing Cave: The Mike Staniforth Edition | Jon Connor
| Shoot Edit Learn
Mike Staniforth says that though he uses AVID MC daily, his software of choice is now Final Cut X along with After Effects. Find out more in this interview:
I think the obvious characteristic one needs to be a successful editor is patience. Beside waiting for render times and the obvious amendments from the client, you need to be patient in your own ability as an editor because every little detail matters, all down to a single frame.
You need a keen eye for detail, spotting the little details that most people overlook, makes all the difference.

Final Cut Pro X and Auto Backup | Mark Spencer | ProVideoCoalition
Podcast explaining how to use the new Auto Backup feature:
Steve Martin shows off the new Auto Backup feature in the 10.0.3 update in Final Cut Pro X. He shows how Final Cut resolves a corrupted project file by using this powerful feature and lets you restore your project to its prior condition.

| YouTube
An interview with Douglas Trumbull, one of the leading proponents of high frame-rate movies:
Harry Knowles sits down with film legend Douglas Trumbull who created visual effects for films like "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and "Blade Runner." Together they cover the evolution of film and the state of film projection today.

Canon C300 Review: For When Your Movie Deserves Better Than a DSLR
| Michael Hession | Gizmodo
Gizmodo takes a look at the Canon C300. They like it, but think it should be $6,000 cheaper.
The C300 is bliss. It's simple and intuitive to use—a surprise, since a pro-level beast like this could come with a convoluted web of buttons, acronyms, and menus. The C300, however, strikes the perfect balance between being customizable and user friendly.

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