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  • Audio tests with Átomos Shogun and Sony A7s
    Many HDSLR and mirrorless cameras have very poor audio preamps. We were surprised with the results of the A7s, and also with the Shogun recorder/monitor.
    by Allan Tépper  |  July 5, 2015
    My friend Jorge González and I got together to test the audio quality on his Sony A7s and with the Átomos Shogun 4K/UHD recorder/monitor I’m evaluating. The A7s is now famous for its...
  • Do you know the Adobe Premiere Pro trimming keyboard shortcuts?
    IMHO these are some of the most important PPro shortcuts
    by Scott Simmons  |  July 3, 2015
    I was spending some time this morning preparing for an upcoming 3-day Adobe Premiere Pro CC training seminar I’m teaching for a local health care company and I was reminded of what I think is one of the single most important PPro keyboard shortcut batches to know: all about trimming to the playhead. These are important because they...
  • Establishing SCM: a standard Scale for Confidence Monitoring
    We previously defined the concept of confidence in monitoring. Now lets define a standard scale for it.
    by Allan Tépper  |  July 4, 2015
    In a recent article called Confidence: What it means in audio/video production, I defined the concept of confidence in monitoring. Having done that, the purpose of this article is to establish a tough scale...
  • LED Panels for Underwater Video
    Light is essential when working underwater, and that’s where the new LED panel from Mcoplus enters: it provides continuous lighting down to 130ft.
    by Jose Antunes  |  July 3, 2015
    Presented as  for underwater use, the Diving Video LED Light can also be used on land, opening possibilities not available with a normal LED panel. Waterproof, shockproof and rainproof, the...
  • Useful Tools for Editors - After Summit Edition
    Some new tools previewed, others shipping now
    by Scott Simmons  |  June 30, 2015
    The first ever Final Cut Pro X Creative Summit has come to an end out in San Jose, California. It looks like it was a great weekend with a ton of socializing and learning about all...
  • by Kevin P. McAuliffe  |  July 1, 2015
    Editors are in an interesting time right now.  There debate is still raging on whether or not they should spring for the...
  • Preview: SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT 2.0x 50 anamorphic adapter
    The 2.0x gives you more of what anamorphics are for.
    by Adam Wilt  |  June 29, 2015
    The SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT 2.0x 50 is an anamorphic adapter with the classic Cinemascope 2:1...
  • Aerial Videography with the DJI Inspire 1: Part 2
    Professional Dual-Operator Controls in a Prosumer Quadcopter
    by Jeff Foster  |  June 29, 2015
  • by Don Starnes  |  June 29, 2015
    You used to hear a whir, the sound of sprockets pulling film from a 15 pound reel at a relentless 90 feet per minute. Then the thpt of a splice going through the gate, then the plunk of the mechanical damper revealing the projector’s diegetic light....
  • EOS 5DS R: A Real World Review
    While there are many “opinions” online about the new 50MP cameras from Canon, photographers aiming to see real world results may have less choice. A video published by Michael Tapes may be a good option.
    by Jose Antunes  |  June 29, 2015
    The 12 minute video available online can be seen as a sales pitch for Michael Tapes Design products like the Lens Align or FocusTune, tools to micro-adjust AF of your lenses and camera, but that’s a simplistic appreciation of it. The author says he...
  • After Effects Hidden Gems: Sequence Layers
    Learn to quickly edit a selection of layers end to end - with or without crossfades
    by Chris and Trish Meyer  |  June 29, 2015
    After Effects is not a video editing program - but it does have a few good editing tricks up its sleeve. One is Sequence Layers, which can take a group of layers - in the order you select them - and quickly arrange them end to end, with or without crossfades:
  • The Smallest Micro Four Thirds 4K Camera for Drones
    There is a new 4K camera in the market, and this one wants to fly with drones. It is the smallest MFT interchangeable lens camera to date, with only 200 g weight, battery included.
    by Jose Antunes  |  June 29, 2015
    Presented as the ideal drone camera, the Z from ImagineVision is built around a 16MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, giving the camera access to a wide range of lenses from Olympus, Panasonic and other brands. This is an asset for a model with which the...