Thursday, June 28, 2012

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Replace the Camera Lens on Your GoPro with a Third Party Lens | FilmakerIQ
Third parties offer options for replacing the GoPro lens:
I recently scratched up the lens on my GoPro to the point where I was getting some serious lens artifacts when the camera was pointed at any source of light. Contacted GoPro themselves and the best they could do was offer me a discount on a new one. Then I discovered that there are third-party parts manufacturers that are selling lenses for the GoPro.

5 killer Canon Lens for video | stillmotion | iso1200
Nice video that looks at five Canon lenses, and explains why they like them: Canon 24-105mm f4L IS [$1,149], 14mm f2.8L rectilinear [$2,199.00 through Jun30], 135mm f2.0L [$1,014.00 through Jun30], Extender 1.4x II [ vIII $464.00 through Jun30], 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS [$1,589.00 through Jun30].
Let's take a look at 5 lenses we love from Canon, all of which all been instrumental in our biggest productions over the years. while you've likely heard of some of these lenses before, we'll share some unique applications in how we used it.

Walter Biscardi of Biscardi Creative and co-founder of the Atlanta Cutters Post-Production Users Group joins Chris Fenwick and planetMitch on this podcast:
From the planet5D newsroom, planetMitch tells us about how Black Magic Design is listening to customers and are already making firmware changes to their NAB 2012 bombshell - the Cinema Camera. Walter Biscardi mentions that the camera will be demonstrated at the next Atlanta Cutters meeting in July.

Podcast 341 : Canon EOS 1D X Digital SLR Review
| Martin Bailey Photography Blog
Martin gets his hands on an early 1D X:
As we progress, I’ll compare the 1D X with the 5D Mark III, which I own and reviewed in March, and have been using a lot over the three months. I’ll also compare the 1D X to its predecessor the 1D Mark IV sometimes, when that seems more relevant. I sold my 1D Mark IV in part exchange for the 1D X, so I am not able to shoot any comparison shots or show the cameras side by side.

Rode Stereo Videomic Pro Review | Dan Carr Photography
Once he finds a 9V battery, Dan produces an in-depth review of the Rode Stereo Videomic Pro [$299]:
The majority of people creating videos with their DSLRs will be recording voices, people talking either in front of the camera or at the camera. The Stereo VideoMic is not designed for such purposes so it’s no surprise that it doesn’t fare well in such situations. If you are new to video making and audio recording then I would urge you, before making a microphone purchase, to understand the differences between the various types and what they are good for. Of course, if you’ve got this far down this review then you’ll have an appreciation of Stereo mic uses.

Gilded Cinema: Building a Low Budget Lighting Kit on the Cheap - Filmmaking Tips [Filmmaking Tips] | YouTube
Alex provides an amble through different sorts of lights, paying some attention to older lights you can buy used.

Sound Your Best with Adobe Audition | Adobe.TV
Adobe has produced a collection of video tutorials on Audition:
Audition for After Effects Users
This episode is for all the After Effects users who want to easily get their audio from the timeline into Audition for editing and multitrack composition. We’ll start with some on location sound and show you now to create a new multitrack version that includes free sound effects from Resource Central which is built in to Audition.

Flaat10p vs Technicolor Cinestyle Low Light Test | Ernesto P | Vimeo
Comparing two picture styles:
I find that flaat10p captures almost the same amount of detail (I'd maybe go as far as saying equal) in the shadows while not boosting shadows in-camera. Simply boosting the blackpoint (done in PPcs6 by lifting the black point of an RGB Curve) in post, you get an almost identical image to Cinestyle, all while keeping more information in the midtones. In the last test it seemed the basic black point lift wasn't enough so at the end I did an overly agressive lift in the shadows. Every shot was underexposed by much more than 2 stops.

How Does the Film Industry Actually Make Money? | Adam Davidson
| New York Times
The industry makes money from a variety of sources now:
The reason a majority of movie studios still turn a profit most years is that they have found ways to, as they say, monetize the ancillary stream by selling pay-TV and overseas rights, creating tie-in video games, amusement-park rides and so forth. And the big hits, rare as they may be, pay for a lot of flops. Still, the profits are not huge.

Introduction to Adobe Edge | Adobe
Friday, June 29, 2012 at 12pm Pacific
Adobe is creating a variety of new tools, including this HTML5 editor, Edge:
Join, Raghu Thricovil and Sarah Hunt, experts from the Adobe Edge team. This session is intended to introduce Adobe Edge, its features and outline how Edge can make your HTML5 motion and interaction design simple and powerful.

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