Grab a 240 GB drive from Blackmagic’s approved SSD list. I use the Kingston SSD V+200, which can record for about 2.5 hours. To guard against hardware failure, a second SSD isn’t a bad idea, though some brave souls have shot direct to 2.5” spinning disks. One other option on set would be to use a Thunderbolt cable to record direct to a Mac laptop from the camera with the included Media Express app.
TOP 10 EDITING MISTAKES TO AVOID | VideoMaker
1 – Poor Audio Mix
One of the most obvious editing errors is the need to fix your audio mix. Almost every edit has two primary audio components: voice and music. Both play important roles in your productions. The voices communicate content. They impart information and tell the story.
SIGMA PRODUCES FIRST F/1.8 CONSTANT APERTURE STANDARD ZOOM LENS
| Mat Gallagher | News Shooter
It seems Sigma is pushing the boundaries of lens design once again with the introduction of this rather impressive optic. The 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM is designed to cover APS-C sensors and is perhaps rather a short range, compared to a standard 18-55mm kit lens. However, it does still cover 27-52.5mm, giving you the 28mm, 35mm, and 50mm focal lengths.
12 top tips for making a movie on your mobile | Joel Willans | Nokia
3. Focus on close ups. Learn about the 5-shot sequence, which is made up of mostly close up shots and clearly demonstrates action in your scenario.
Filmic Blend Technique – Making Video Look Like Film in Premiere Pro
| Andrew Devis | Premiumbeat
Want to make your digital video footage look more like film? In this post we share a quick tip for getting a film look in Adobe Premiere Pro!
3 Tips for Terrific Title Sequences | Danny Groner | Filmmaking
The title sequence should echo the overall tone of the movie that follows. Of course, in some cases, they could runs the risk of overshadowing what comes later. Most of the time, though, directors know that there's a big opportunity to rope in the viewer with some dramatics, courtesy of some compelling storytelling and mood-setting.
ARRI introduces ALEXA XT and XR modules | TVB Europe
The ALEXA XT, ALEXA XT M, ALEXA XT Plus and ALEXA XT Studio cameras will replace all previous models except for the original ALEXA. All ALEXA XT cameras come with the new XR Module, a side panel co-developed with Codex to replace the previous SxS Module. The XR Module allows in-camera ARRIRAW recording up to 120 fps onto exceptionally fast and rugged 512 GB XR Capture Drives.
INNOVATIVE NEW ALTERNATIVE CONTENT EXCHANGE PLATFORMFROM SONY DIGITAL CINEMA BEGINS PILOT PROGRAM | Scribd
Sony’s Digital Cinema Solutions Group is beginning customer trials to test its new web-based, content exchange platform, named “xMassif.” This online marketplace creates a new model for increasing access to alternative, independent and repertory content among content owners, exhibitors and promoters, in an easy-to-use and secure environment.
Okay, this is interesting; stitching together two 4K cameras, then panning and zooming to create 1080 output:
Sony's 4K Camera Stitching Technology Preview from Sony Professional USA on Vimeo.
Stillmotion teams with Vimeo to talk about the story making process. Theres' going to be a challenge at the end of the series...Read the article here: Storytelling the Stillmotion Way: Part 1
Storytelling The Stillmotion Way: Part 1 from stillmotion on Vimeo.