Friday, December 20, 2013

The News

Why I Sold My RED and Downgraded to a C100 | F Stoppers
Interesting article about choosing the Canon C100 over a RED. Has prompted a lot of comments!
After using the c100, I realize how wrong I was. In my opinion, the Canon C100 is the best of both worlds: A sharp and dynamic image in a compact body with professional audio inputs and amazing battery life/record time.

The new Final Cut Pro release is out:
Final Cut Pro X 10.1 | Philip Hodgetts
As well as beefed up 4K support, making the best use possible of the dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro, additional language support, improved XML and a long list of other features, 10.1 gains some seriously useful media management and project organizational tools, plus improved editorial functions. 10.1 is for OS X 10.9 Mavericks only.

What's News | Apple

Final Cut Pro 10.1 - A First Look by Steve Martin & Mark Spencer | FCP.Co
Final Cut Pro 10.1 is the next major step forward for Apple’s professional editing software Final Cut Pro X. Not since its initial release over 2 years ago has there been a more significant version with regard to performance and workflow. The most visible improvement in FCP X is the new Library model, but there are dozens of editing and UI enhancements throughout that will have a major impact on your editing speed and efficiency.

NLE Review: Adobe Premiere Pro CC | Pro Video Coalition
Can it move into the rarefied air of Hollywood feature film and television that Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro 7 has dominated for so many years? Maybe. Will it be eclipsed as being too “traditional” in a new media world as Final Cut Pro X continues to improve into a very unique and very good NLE? Possibly.
Adobe has already released a bug fix:
Premiere Pro CC Update (7.2.1) | Adobe
Today we have released an update to the December 2013 Premiere Pro CC release, with several important bug fixes. This update is recommended for all users.

Yesterday there was footage from the Blackmagic 4K, now here's some RED Dragon content:
I'm going to try to share as much knowledge, observations, opinions, images and R3Ds as I possibly can in this thread as we head into the Holiday Season and a new year. Just gimme a couple more days and I'll unleash :)

Test grading the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K….shot by the boss of BMD himself! | Philip Bloom
Philip Bloom looks at the Blackmagic footage:
I have of course shot on other 4k cameras, namely the RED cameras and no, this doesn’t match these cameras in terms of detail or image quality…but it’s $4k and for that it’s not bad at all. Not amazing…but we really MUST wait until Production models of the er…Production Camera are released.

Renowned British filmmaker Shane Meadows shoots Jake Bugg music video on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera and BMCC | EOSHD
Blackmagic’s cameras were unbelievably manoeuvrable, which meant we could react more quickly to changes in the environment, while also being a little more spontaneous. During set piece scenarios we were able to use all of the two Pocket Cinema Cameras and one Blackmagic Cinema Camera in very small spaces because they were so small making coverage and locations easier to handle. 

It’s small, light-weight, thin and yet well constructed. Unlike some other budget sliders the Varavon uses metal roller bearings that run along rails concealed in a groove running down the middle of the slider. It is available in various differing lengths from 19 inches to 47 inches.

Netflix ‘House of Cards’ Season 2 Will Stream in Ultra HD to 4K TVs | Variety
The move is largely a marketing gimmick for Netflix to claim bragging rights. Hardly any of its subs will be equipped to watch “HoC” in 4K: TV makers will sell just 57,000 Ultra HD televisions in 2013, according to the CEA.

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