Staff Picks From ProVideo Coalition

  • by Eric Escobar  |  July 28, 2015
    I know this post has a clickbait sounding title, and for that I apologize, but I’m not writing this for click throughs or ad impressions. This is about the things that software can do now and guessing at what it will do in the very, very near future. Right now, software “reads” articles and emails, and this is how Google analyzes...
  • by Art Adams  |  July 28, 2015
    Several years ago, at an NAB focus group, I showed Sony the difference in how Alexa saturates color with overexposure vs. an F55. Or, maybe I should say I showed them how Alexa desaturates color with overexposure: once a hue passes a point at or near middle gray in brightness, its saturation locks and it only gets brighter. Traditional video...
  • by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  July 27, 2015
    Resolve upgrade news was announced earlier this year, but Blackmagic has just released info about the public beta of Resolve 12, along with download details. Scott Simmons took a peek at these features at NAB, but now you can see those features for yourself....
  • Review: Audio-Technica BP40 high-end dynamic studio microphone
    With the new BP40, Audio-Technica hopes to seduce users who previously have considered a PR40, RE20 or SM7.
    by Allan Tépper  |  July 27, 2015
    I am privileged to be among the first tech journalists/consultants to review the just released Audio Technica BP40 high-end dynamic analog studio microphone. As I have covered in the past, dynamic microphones are among the most popular...
  • When does 4K matter? What do you need to know about 8K?
    A free infographic and download with some essential info about resolutions, screen size, viewing distance and more
    by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  July 24, 2015
    The debate over the necessity and utility of 4K is mostly an academic one these days. Many professionals have embraced the technology while others find it completely unnecessary, but 4K TVs are are now readily available, and content providers like Netflix and Amazon Prime have started to provide more 4K video. The push to embrace these higher...
  • Sony enters the drone market
    Sony Mobile reached an agreement with robotics team ZMP to produce camera drones incorporating Sony’s camera, sensing, robot and telecommunications technologies.
    by Jose Antunes  |  July 25, 2015
    The announcement that Sony Mobile and ZMP will jointly create, in August 2015, a company named Aerosense, Inc, to develop and launch unmanned aerial vehicles, created some excitement in the market, but consumers should not expect to have their Sony drone and...
  • by Eric Philpott  |  July 23, 2015
    Driven by a love of storytelling and a fearless nature, filmmaker Dave Basulto’s packed career has taken him from Wall Street to Hollywood and beyond. A California boy, he started out working as a stockbroker back in the 80’s with an office on the 65th floor of the World Trade Center. Living and...
  • 4K bridge camera for $599.99
    Panasonic just added a new model to the “best bridge cameras of 2015” guide we published: the new Lumix DMC-FZ300, with 4K Video and 4K Photography.
    by Jose Antunes  |  July 23, 2015
    Bridge cameras are still a popular choice, as our recent guide for the best models shows, and as soon as it was published, Panasonic presented a new model, the Lumix DMC-FZ300,...
  • More free tools for video editors
    Blender, Shotcut or Piviti are not names all video editors know, but they are part of a list of NLEs and other tools, for different platforms, that can be had for free. Check them here, now!
    by Jose Antunes  |  July 27, 2015
    The guide for "The BEST and FREE video editing software" we published recently never aimed to be a complete list, as the number of video editors and other tools used by the...
  • The BEST and FREE Video Editing Software
    When it comes to editing and post-processing, some products are a reference in the market, but with so many new programs available, some FREE, the future may be different. We handpicked a few choices.
    by Jose Antunes  |  July 22, 2015
    Many professionals in the video editing industry have grown with a list of programs as their reference for quite some time, but a new generation of users is not bound to the same names. They explore the market for alternative solutions,...
  • by Mark Spencer  |  July 22, 2015
    This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training hosts returning guest Sam Mestman. In this episode, Sam demonstrates the new...
  • Rampant Design rolls out new style effects for editors, VFX and motion graphics artists
    Rampant releases new 2K, 4K and 5K custom designed style effects along with new film burns, overlays and motion graphics for editors
    by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  July 22, 2015
    Whether it was Kevin P. McAuliffe talking about what it was like to work the Rampant Design booth at NAB 2015 or Monica Daniel
  • The Canon Video Creator Kits
    Canon has new Video Creator Kits available for video enthusiasts dreaming to create their masterpieces. It’s a kit in a box, with everything you need to start crafting movies. The cameras chosen are the EOS Rebel T6i, T5i and EOS 70D.
    by Jose Antunes  |  July 21, 2015
    Conceived to be the exact answer for the aspiring filmmaker, the Video Creator Kit for the most recent model from Canon includes an EOS Rebel T6i DSLR camera with the versatile EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, a Rode VideoMic GO...
  • Best Sony Cameras for Video
    A round up of the best video cameras by Sony
    by Brian Hallett  |  July 21, 2015
    You know and I know that as soon as this article was written it immediately became dated. That's okay, because this is not nor is it intended to be a round-up of every single camera Sony has available. It's a round-up of the best video cameras by Sony. These cameras have to be considered the "A" camera on a shoot, whether that's a big...
  • by Bronwyn Lewis  |  July 20, 2015
    The theme of the 2015 release of Creative Cloud pro video tools is “Creativity just got a lot more colorful.” With color being such a hot topic at Adobe and beyond, we interviewed Lars Borg,...
  • After Effects Hidden Gems: Adjustment Lights
    Isolate which 3D layers receive select lights.
    by Chris and Trish Meyer  |  July 20, 2015
    The built-in 3D implementation in After Effects is nowhere near as deep as a dedicated 3D program (such as CINEMA 4D Lite, which is now bundled with After Effects). However, it does have a few good tricks up its sleeve. On is Adjustment Lights, where you can determine which layers receive a specific light....
  • HitFilm 3 Express: The Lightroom of NLEs
    Affordable Non Linear Editors for video are some of the most attractive pieces of software indie cinematographers like to explore. Some are even FREE, as HitFilm 3 Express, which is a bit like working with Lightroom… for video.
    by Jose Antunes  |  July 19, 2015
    Being new to video, as I am essentially a photographer (and a journalist) who wants to explore the new option in his DSLR, I must admit I fell in love with HitFilm3 Express when I opened and tried it: everything seems to be in the right place. And...
  • Capturing the Science and the Story Behind Mythbusters
    An interview with Mythbusters DP Scott Sorensen about his work behind the scenes of the hit TV show
    by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  July 17, 2015
    For well over a decade, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have been busting myths on their Discovery Channel program, Mythbusters, to critical and audience acclaim. A few of the myths they’ve...
  • Review: Sennheiser PC-8 digital mic/headset with 48 kHz sampling
    The Sennheiser PC–8 digital headset is quite practical, and sounds noticeably better to me when used with Hindenburg’s one-click Voice Profiler equalization, at least with my voice.
    by Allan Tépper  |  July 15, 2015
    This is a review of the Sennheiser PC–8 digital mic/headset with 48 kHz sampling. Ahead you will hear my test recordings, both flat and with Hindenburg’s...
  • by videoguys.com  |  July 15, 2015
    FILM RIOT & HITFILM JOIN FORCES TO LAUNCH FREE FILMMAKING SOFTWARE

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