Apr16th

NAB 2015: Blackmagic Design Announces Mac, Linux & Windows Versions of Fusion 8 for VFX, Motion

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Video hardware and software innovators Blackmagic Design has announced that version 8 of Fusion, the visual effects and motion graphics powerhouse application, will be released later this year in Mac OS X, Linux and Windows versions. When Blackmagic purchased Fusion in 2014, it was only available…
Apr16th

Are Your LED Lights Up To Scratch Colorwise? Ex-BBC Color Expert Creates New Test Index, TLCI

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
There will be plenty of LED movie lights on show at NAB 2015 and no doubt many of you will be there studying their feature sets, the quality of their manufacture and the strength of their output. But what the industry has lacked until recently…
Apr16th

EditReady Pro Video File Converter Now Ready for Samsung NX1 HEVC (H.265) Files

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Last year’s release of the Samsung NX1 APS-C hybrid camera excited many moviemakers with its promise of a vastly smaller and more efficient video file format in HEVC aka H.265 in combo with a Super 35mm sensor size. [adrotate group="6"] The biggest downside? HEVC wasn’t…
Apr15th

NAB 2015: Atomos ‘Future Guarantee’ for more affordability to future moviemakers + 3-year warranty

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Atomos has announced the May 1 launch of a 25%-off student discount purchase scheme with proof of enrollment in a media, film or photography studies unit, course or degree. The generous educational discount also applies to those purchasing on behalf of a school, university or…
Apr15th

NAB 2015: Atomos Products Now Supported by Nikon Firmware Update for D4S, D810 & D750 DSLRs

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Nikon will soon be issuing a firmware update for its D4S, D810 and D750 video-capable DSLRs to support closer, easier integration with Atomos products. It will support recorders like the Ninja Star, Ninja 2 and Ninja Blade as well as the high-end Shogun recorder/monitor.[adrotate group="6"]…
Apr15th

NAB 2015: Atomos Allies with Videogram to Create ‘Atomos Videogram’, Pro Video Platform of the Future

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Atomos has announced its alliance with multi-platform online video solutions provider Cinemacraft to create “The Future of Pro Content Delivery and Promotion”. This ambitious undertaking, to be named Atomos Videogram, will turn videographer’s footage into Videograms free of charge.[adrotate group="6"] The free service will be…
Apr15th

NAB 2015: Atomos, A Streaming Media Award and A Brand New Italian Ninja Blade Case

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Melbourne-based, globally-exporting digital movie recorder/monitor maker Atomos announced at NAB 2015 that it has won Streaming Media’s “Gear of the Year” Award for its groundbreaking Shogun recorder/monitor.[adrotate group="6"] In unrelated news, Atomos also announced that Italian high performance case maker HPRC had submitted final concept…
Apr14th

Is DEFY’s G2X “The Most Versatile Gimbal Yet”? Find Out for Yourself at NAB 2015

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Described as “unlike anything else” and “the most versatile gimbal yet”, DEFY’s G2X portable, lightweight gimbal is on display during NAB 2015, at booth C3217. You may want to take a look at DEFY’s other products including the Dactylcam, the G12 Gimbal, the G5 Gimbal…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Panasonic Schedules Next GH4 Firmware Update for Late April – Anamorphic, No VLog

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Panasonic has launched its next firmware update for the Panasonic Lumix GH4 hybrid video/stills camera, version 2.2 and it will be here any day now. The long-hoped-for logarithmic picture profile, VLog, will not be included but there is a major new feature in its support…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Atomos Shows 4 Exciting New Features to Come in Shogun AtomOS6.3, Late May

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
A great firmware updates roadmap is sure sign of a camera or accessories maker that truly cares about its customers. Digital moviemaking recorder/monitor maker Atomos proved itself to be no exception as it announced AtomOS6.3, on show at NAB right now, due for release late May. The…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Atomos Announces New Features Coming to Shogun Supporting Raw, Anamorphic, 3D LUTs, Cinema 4K DCI & More

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Atomos, in a move sure to bolster the position of its Shogun 4K recorder/monitor as the most affordable go-to in the market, announced seven free, wide-ranging enhancements to the Shogun's capabilities. The new features will start arriving from May onwards and include functions for which some other…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Veydra, Cinema Mini Primes Maker, Announces Two Exciting New Micro 4/3 Lens Projects

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
US mini cinema prime lens maker Veydra has announced they are working on two exciting new projects for Micro Four Thirds lenses – one wide-angle and the other anamorphic. [adrotate group="6"] The wide-angle lens’ focal length will be 8.5mm or 9mm – equivalent to 17mm…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Atomos Announces the Power Station Continuous Power Device, Due May 2015

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Atomos' new Atomos Power Station promises to solve one of the most pressing problems of on-location and studio-based shooting, the need for so many batteries of the same brands as your cameras. The Power Station's dual battery Continuous Power system comprises two hot-swappable batteries to…
Apr14th

NAB 2015: Atomos Announces More Affordable, ‘Bare Bones’ Models of All Its Recorders

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
When the groundbreaking Shogun 4K recorder/monitor was released by Atomos, it came with a generous set of essential accessories and specially-commissioned carrying case. The intent was for purchasers to have everything they need to get working straight away and without having to hunt down accessories, cases,…
Apr14th

Atomos Bigs It Up at NAB 2015 with Prizes, Freebies, Industry Heroes & Game-changing Shogun

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Australian-based, global-exporting digital movie recorder and monitor maker Atomos is living it large at NAB 2015 with a long list of industry great presenters, give-aways, prizes and plenty of ground-breaking Shogun 4K recorder/monitors to try and buy. [adrotate group="6"] Given that the Shogun has been…
Apr13th

Macphun Releases Demo of Promising New Stills Noise Reducer Software, Noiseless Pro – Pre-order Discount

Posted By Karin Gottschalk
Macphun, the Mac-only software company behind some of the most popular image processing products on the Mac’s App Store, has released a preview of its latest standalone application-cum-plug-in, Noiseless.[adrotate group="6"] The preview is save-disabled so you can only sample its range of sophisticated controls and…