Monday, October 15, 2012

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GoPro brings 24p to your Hero2 with the Protune update | Scott Simmons
| ProVideo Coalition
Everyone’s favorite little action camera finally got the long awaited 24p update last week. GoPro shipped Protune which means your GoPro Hero2 is only a firmware update away from a higher bit rate and 24 frames per second. The Protune news is buried down in the press release about news of the GoPro app.

Rick Macomber reviews the Team Tilta Budget Shoulder Rig | Rick Macomber
| DSLR News Shooter
Rick posted the video last week, but now he's posted a review:
A Chinese company named Team Tilta has designed a new camera rig system that looks like something out of a Terminator film. On par with other top manufacturers in its build quality, its price point kills the competition. And it’s not just a flesh wound, its currently HALF the cost of many rivals! The manufacturer claims their quick release baseplate is made of aircraft grade aluminum. It is solid. It comes with a shoulder pad and a heavy duty VCT-14 compatible quick release shoe that works on standard broadcast ENG tripod plates. Quick locks mount the baseplate to the included 15mm front rails.

An In-Depth Guide to Lighting People | Simon Bray | PhotoTuts
Light is the foundation of photography, so when taking portraits, it’s essential that you not only understand how the light is working, but also how to manipulate it to create the desired mood and atmosphere of the shot. We don’t have time for a physics lesson here, but I’ll aim to give you some hints and tips on how to approach lighting your portrait subjects in the most effective way.

Save Five Grand on a RED SCARLET: 'Extremely Limited' Deal Available (For Now)
| Ryan Koo | No Film School

due to a project wherein a large number of Scarlets were needed to simultaneously shoot one shot, there are now a limited number of these cameras available with one minute or less of record time on them for $7,100 (that’s $4,800 off if you’re counting beans).

You Can Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop CS6! Here's How (and Why)
| Richard Harrington | Adorama
Editing in Photoshop is perfect for short videos captured on your DSLR camera. In this exclusive AdoramaTV video, you'll learn tips on how to set up a timeline complete with layers pallet, editing tools menu, and adjustment layers. See how to trim, ripple, fade, render, and export.

Ep. 17 - Event Filmmaking (with Joe Simon) | Need Creative
In this 17th episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, your co-hosts Paul Antico and Jason Sidelinger were joined via Skype by very special guest Joe Simon of The Delivery Men and Joe Simon Wedding Films to discuss in depth cinematic event filmmaking. Joe has been featured in many articles and awards (and is a Kessler Shooter) and is a great person to hear from. 

Frankenweenie (2012) - The Illusion of Life | IGN
The gang behind Frankenweenie talk about creating the illusion of life in this exclusive featurette.

Canon 22.3 Megapixels EOS 5D Mark III DSLRversusNikon 36.3 Megapixel D800 DSLR | DSLR Photo
Professional Video is one of the main focus enhancement for the 5D Mark III catering the needs of the cinematographers, television production professionals and independent filmmakers. The 5D Mark III can capture 1080p Full HD video at 24p (23.976), 25p, and 30p (29.97) fps; 720p HD recording at 60 (59.94) and 50 fps; and SD recording at 30 (29.97) and 25 fps. It also includes new H.264 video compression formats - intraframe (ALL-I) compression for an editing-friendly format and interframe (IPB) compression for data storage efficiency.

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