Archive for the ‘Other’ Category

Nov
21
2014

DJI Inspire 1 Does Just That: Inspire

OK, this puppy fires one’s imagination and immolates one’s wallet (relative to the DJI Phantom), but the DJI Inspire 1 aerial drone looks like it just might be worth it.[adrotate group="6"] Take the ease of use, specs and functions of DJI’s renowned Phantom (specifically the…
Nov
20
2014

DxO Releases Full Version of DxO FilmPack 5 Analog Film Emulation Package

French imaging software company DxO Labs has released the latest version of its analog film emulation software package DxO FilmPack 5.[adrotate group="6"] Prior to this, FilmPack 5’s film simulations were integrated into the recently-released DxO OpticsPro 10 as a plug-in. Now they are available via…
Nov
20
2014

Ryan Avery Launches Kickstarter Appeal for Veydra Micro Four Thirds Matched Prime Ciné Lenses

Ryan Avery of movie product distributor Convergence Products and now Veydra has launched a KickStarter project to make the Veydra Mini Primes, a set of dedicated prime optics for movie cameras like the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and Blackmagic Design’s Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera according to…
Nov
20
2014

FilmConvert Showcases Winners of Its Cinematography Competition 2014

New Zealand-based film emulation software maker FilmConvert is showcasing the winners of its Cinematography Competition 2014 and what a list of awardees it is! Rather than just the usual first, second and third places, FilmConvert has added an extra third to make a total of…
Nov
19
2014

Hands on With the Sony FS7, Part 1

Moving from a DSLR to a dedicated camcorder which is "all that and a bag of potato chips" can be (in addition to thrilling) intimidating and surprising -- as we found out over a rain-drenched weekend exploring the new Sony FS7.[adrotate group="6"] The weather wasn’t…
Nov
19
2014

Four TASCAM Audio Recorders for the Indie Moviemaker – Sound Acquisition, Joined Up & Separate

How often do read that “you can hear an indie film before you see it”. In other words, poor sound is the first giveaway for low-budget productions. But what if audio acquisition were made easier for indie moviemakers, especially one-person bands? [adrotate group="6"] What if sound…
Nov
19
2014

Amazing! – Aurora Borealis shot at ISO 25600 with Sony A7S

Sony’s low pixel-count, large photosite-equipped little A7S full-frame mirrorless camera continues to amaze with impressive results shooting under once impossibly high ISOs. Anders Mildestveit used his A7S equipped with a Rokinon 24mm T1.5 ciné lens to shoot the Aurora Borealis in Tromsø, Norway, recently and…
Nov
18
2014

Kojicolor Film Emulation DSLR LUTs $79 Special Offer: Get Em While They’re Hot!

FCPX plug-in maker CrumplePop is offering a $120 discount right now on the Koji DSLR film emulation LUTs designed by Dale Grahn, acclaimed colorist for Steven Spielberg amongst many other Hollywood greats.[adrotate group="6"] That’s $79 off the usual price of $199 for this set of…
Nov
18
2014

What Comes After the A7s: New Sony Full Frame in February?

Sony Alpha Rumors (by way of Petapixel, with thanks) is predicting with a high degree of confidence a brand new full frame E-mount Sony to challenge the Nikon D810 and Canon 5D Mark III – due in February. [adrotate group="6"] The bad news: this means…
Nov
17
2014

Blackmagic Does It Again, Releases Free Light and Paid Full Versions of Industry-Leading VFX+ Software, Fusion 7

Blackmagic Design is on a roll with releasing not-quite-full-featured free, light versions of essential movie industry-leading software products. Recently it was DaVinci Resolve 11 Lite and its full, paid version. Now it is visual effects package Fusion 7 Free and the full, paid-for version, Fusion Studio…