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ProShow 7 Video Slideshow: Go From 4 K to HTML5

What offers 4K video input, HTML5 video output, a library of free music themes for your productions and has reached version 7? Well, ProShow 7, from Photodex. Available in two versions, Gold and Producer.
Written by  |  May 28, 2015
Although ProShow is mainly a tool for creating video slideshows from photographs, it also allows the use of video clips, meaning it can be a unique “bridge” tool for photographers extending their work in that direction. In fact, if you’re like me,...

Canon’s Trailer Contest: 15 Finalists Chosen

Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson have reached a final decision and chosen the fifteen finalists for Canon's Project Imagination: The Trailer Contest. Now the public can vote.
Written by  |  May 28, 2015
Ron Howard (two-time Academy Award Winner) and Josh Hutcherson (star of "The Hunger Games" franchise), have announced the names of 15 finalists in the Project Imagination: The Trailer contest. The contest, which drew a flood of submissions, encouraged...

AJA cuts $4000 from the price of the AJA Cion.

Disney’s Tomorrowland: Realistic Environments On Stage

In Disney’s Tomorrowland, LED screens with pre-shot media are used to create unique immersive environments.
Written by  |  May 26, 2015
The recent film Tomorrowland, from Director Brad Bird, uses DPS Cinema technology to create the environments described in the story. DPS Cinema is a principal supplier of the latest in state-of-the-art photo-realistic environments as well as advanced LED...

Moovit: Control Your Camera Movement With a Smartphone

The creators of Cinerails are back on Kickstarter with a new product: the MOOVIT, a compact, motorized drive wheel that attaches to cameras, camera dollies and sliders to produce smooth, variable speed motion with smartphone control.
Written by  |  May 25, 2015
Back in 2013, Network TV cameraman Danny Dodge launched in Kickstarter a first project, the SnapTrack Cinerails, a lightweight track dolly weighing under 10 lbs. The system, which is now used around the world in film, network television, corporate productions and...
Adobe rolled out the new Adobe Premiere Pro at NAB Show and here’s your chance to see what the fuss is all about and meet the man in charge of the program, Al Mooney. Always one of our most popular guests, Al will show the improvements for editors with the tool, along with the new “Project Candy” and will hang around to participate in the...

Leica Monochrom: Capture Videos in Black & White

Forget about colour correction or colour grading. Return to “the origins” according to Leica, and capture your video in pure black & white. That’s the promise of the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246).
Written by  |  May 21, 2015
Not many people will think about Leica when it comes to video, but the option is present in their cameras, and the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246), although a tool for photographers, also offers videographers the chance to capture Full HD... in...

Work Faster With a 6TB SSD

Fixstars has a new Solid State Drive on offer, the SSD-6000M, which is the largest capacity SSD in 2.5″ form factor: 6 Terabytes. But they also have, in association with Akitio, a 12TB portable solution for video.
Written by  |  May 20, 2015
Solid State Drives are a good choice in a 4K workflow, including recording, editing and post production, as they offer faster read and write speeds, which will enhance the performance of any video equipment. The Fixstars SSD, with more than twice the...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7: 4K for Everyone

The new Panasonic DMC-G7 has the mandatory 4K everybody seems to want, but this is not a model for professionals, although Panasonic states it offers professional video: this is the camera offering 4K for everyone.
Written by  |  May 19, 2015
 It’s never been so easy to capture professional looking photos and 4K video, states Panasonic opening their press-release for the new brother of the GH-4 powerhouse from the company. Available at half the price of the GH-4, this should not be confused...

Pond5 Partners With 48 Hour Film Project To Sponsor High-Energy Filmmaking Competition

As the official stock media sponsor of the grassroots contest, Pond5 is providing free media and resources to all contestants
Written by  |  May 19, 2015
Pond5, the world's largest marketplace for royalty-free video footage, today announced a partnership with the 48 Hour Film Project, the largest and most dynamic timed film competition in the world. As the official...
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