Monday, October 29, 2012

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CAMERAS: Thoughts on the Canon C300’s Color Science | Art Adams
| ProVideoCoalition
In the end I used Cinema2 gamma, because it did the nicest job of holding highlight detail in the clouds while adding a pleasing contrast to the rest of the image, and the EOS Standard color matrix with matrix gain set to -30, which gave me accurate but understated color that looked like what I saw by eye. I white balanced the camera in sunlight and came up at 6100K, which looked great. 

At last! Lightworks for Linux will be available starting on October 30th | Editshare
The version that we will be releasing in October will be very similar, and also similar to the current Windows version that many people are already using.What version of Linux is required to run the Lightworks alpha?Initially it will be Ubuntu 12.04 only, with an aim of supporting other versions at a later date. 

Dual Viewers in 10.0.6 | Final Cut Pro X Tutorial | Dan Allen | YouTube
In this HD Voice tutorial for Apple Final Cut Pro 10 we learn not only how to enable the dual / two / multiple / double / source record viewers with Cmd+Ctrl+3, but how to use this to enhance and excel the editing process, learning the benefits and origins of the source-record workflow, considering theories of incoming and outgoing clips, and visually comparing clips for compatibility or contrast between the event viewer and your timeline / storyline / project viewer.

Kicking the tires on Final Cut Pro X 10.0.6 | Scott Simmons | ProVideoCoalition
The problem with the Event Viewer comes when you’ve got your Event Library set to a filmstrip view. Since there’s no dedicated “mini timeline” under the Event Viewer you can lose track of both which clip you’re viewing in the Event Viewer as well as where in that clip your playhead is parked. While you can see the clip name at the top of the Event Viewer the cryptic camera name often means nothing.

How Transparent Does a Freelancer Need to Be? | Freelance Switch
You don’t have an obligation to tell most of the general public anything. You want to share at least some of what you do, in the interest of marketing, but you don’t need to be too detailed when it comes to your failings, medical procedures or priorities beyond work.

StillMotion’s KNOW Tour – A Review | Ron Dawson | Dare Dreamer
You should go into this workshop knowing what it is and isn’t. It is NOT a workshop that goes into specific detail about how to shoot or edit a certain way. What it is in essence is a more “cerebral” journey into the art and craft of filmmaking by breaking down the decisions you make along the process.  As Amina pointed out in the beginning, “You’re not going to learn SM’s “secret sauce.” They don’t really have one. Their “secret sauce” is making decisions with a purpose, beyond “it looks cool.”'

Intro to Night-Vision Videography | B & H Photo Video
This video discusses night-vision videography and takes a look at two cameras, Sony’s HXR-NX70U and HDR-PJ760V, both of which have built-in infrared modes. You’ll learn the basics of working with infrared light and how to improve your night-vision videos with special, infrared light kits, like the Sima SL-100IR and the Litepanels MiniPlus IR. Finally, the video recommends the Bushnell StealthView 5X monocular and illuminates its various night-vision capabilities.

The Effect of Color | Off Book | PBS | YouTube
Color is one of the fundamental elements of our existence, and defines our world in such deep ways that its effects are nearly imperceptible. It intersects the worlds of art, psychology, culture, and more, creating meaning and influencing behavior every step of the way. Most fascinating are the choices we make, both subconsciously and consciously, to use color to impact each other and reflect our internal states.

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