Cineo Lighting HS shines at 120 fps

Cineo Lighting HS shines at 120 fps

Filmmaker’s Ang Lee latest feature Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk has been the subject of multiple discussions, about its blend of visual formats, but the use of light…

PowerDirector 15: 360-degree and vertical video editing

PowerDirector 15: 360-degree and vertical video editing

One year after the launch of PowerDirector 14, presented as “extreme editing”, Cyberlink takes the program a step further, with options like True-to-Life Color Enhancement and tools to…

ART OF THE CUT with John Refoua, ACE on “Magnificent Seven”

ART OF THE CUT with John Refoua, ACE on “Magnificent Seven”

John Refoua has nearly 30 editing credits going back to the early 1990s, starting with TV including “Law and Order,” “Ally McBeal,” “CSI:Miami,” and even “Reno:911.” His feature…

Hot Gear: stolen equipment

Hot Gear: stolen equipment

On 11 September, loathsome lowlifes robbed San Francisco rental house Videofax of over $1,000,000 of equipment. The contemptible crims cut phone lines, capped a security camera, burrowed through…

Photokina 2016: the year of the action cams

Photokina 2016: the year of the action cams

The 2016 edition of Photokina could be called the action cam edition. Many new models – including GoPro’s HERO5 – were on show at the Cologne trade fair…

Arc/k Project: preserve the past and create 3D models for Hollywood filmmakers

Arc/k Project: preserve the past and create 3D models for Hollywood filmmakers

The Arc/k Project, a new nonprofit focused on digital preservation, plans to create 3-dimensional records of the world’s most endangered cultural assets while providing Hollywood filmmakers with…

Magix releases VEGAS Pro 14

Magix releases VEGAS Pro 14

Three months after the official acquisition of the majority of Sony Creative Software products, MAGIX is releasing VEGAS Pro 14 worldwide. Users can now rejoice, as there is, after all…

Working with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X

Working with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can work with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X. Natively, Final Cut Pro cannot import…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Matte Key Transitions

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Matte Key Transitions

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his talk on transitions by talking about Matte Key transitions in Media Composer, much like the ones you can purchase from companies…

GoPro’s New HERO5 & Karma Hands-On!

GoPro’s New HERO5 & Karma Hands-On!

As a member of the press, I was invited to the GoPro new product launch and media event at Squaw Valley Resort in Lake Tahoe this week and will be…

Private: Getting Cinematic Images in Imperfect Locations by Barry Andersson – 10/25/16

Private: Getting Cinematic Images in Imperfect Locations by Barry Andersson – 10/25/16

If you have access to a stunning location, then it’s easy to create a cinematic shot. However, most of the time we are forced to shoot in less than…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – BCC Transitions

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – BCC Transitions

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe starts things off by talking about the importance of updating your BCC 10 effects package inside of Media Composer, and not just for the…

Webinar: Affordable Anamorphic Adapters

Webinar: Affordable Anamorphic Adapters

I’m doing a webinar for Moviola on Affordable Anamorphic Adapters. These low-cost anamorphics are a great way to dabble with shooting sideways-squashed images and reaping the…

Q and A with Boris Yamnitsky about the Boris FX – GenArts acquisition

Q and A with Boris Yamnitsky about the Boris FX – GenArts acquisition

One of the surprise acquisition announcements to come out of IBC 2016 (I mean besides Blackmagic buy Fairlight) was the announcement that Boris FX had acquired GenArts and the heavyweight…

Sony clarifies why it offers optional MPEG2 for PXW-X70 & PXW-FS5 camcorders

Sony clarifies why it offers optional MPEG2 for PXW-X70 & PXW-FS5 camcorders

Owners of Sony’s PXW-X70 and PXW-FS5 camcorders now have the option of purchasing an upgrade license to record HD in MPEG2, in addition to their original c…

DaVinci Resolve on a Surface Pro 4

DaVinci Resolve on a Surface Pro 4

Blackmagic Design and Intel loaned me a Surface Pro 4 to test the performance of the Iris GPU and Core i7 processors. I got to see exactly how close we…

ART OF THE CUT with Paul Crowder of “Eight Days a Week” doc

ART OF THE CUT with Paul Crowder of “Eight Days a Week” doc

Paul Crowder is a London-born, L.A.-based editor who just cut Ron Howard’s fantastic tribute to the Fab Four: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring…

Enhance the Match Frame command in FCPX with this little hack

Enhance the Match Frame command in FCPX with this little hack

I’ve spent the last 6 weeks or so cutting a big yearly corporate job in Final Cut Pro X. This year the job is bigger than usual and it…

PIX-E firmware update 3.02

PIX-E firmware update 3.02

Video Devices today released firmware version 3.02 for the PIX-E5H, PIX-E5, and PIX-E7 monitor / recorders. The headline feature is a restoration of HDMI timecode and record…

A Season of New Cinema Lenses for Filmmakers

A Season of New Cinema Lenses for Filmmakers

Are we right in the middle of a cinema lens revolution? I am talking about cinema lenses priced for the owner/operator as well as lenses the local camera house…


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