Blackmagic Design Conference in Los Angeles

Blackmagic Design Conference in Los Angeles

The conference and expo will offer Blackmagic Design users and professionals a unique opportunity of networking with industry experts and three full days of cutting-edge training structured along multiple…

AppleTV adds Match Frame Rate & Match Dynamic Range options (part 1)

AppleTV adds Match Frame Rate & Match Dynamic Range options (part 1)

If you have been reading my articles for the past few years, you know that I am quite into proper handling of video framerates and cadence. Most recently, I covered…

Kicking the tires on Final Cut Pro X 10.4’s new color grading tools

Kicking the tires on Final Cut Pro X 10.4’s new color grading tools

Here we are just over a year after the last major Final Cut Pro X update and we’re moving on to 10.4. This is an interesting update…

Final Cut Pro 10.4 is out and it is awesome

Final Cut Pro 10.4 is out and it is awesome

Here are some videos that explain the key features. First up, before you update, watch this: Now, here are 10 free lessons: 4 on 360, and 6 on color correction…

A selection of video and photo monitors for 2018

A selection of video and photo monitors for 2018

Video editors and photographers need high quality monitors to clearly visualize their work, but that does not mean they need to spend a fortune on their next monitor. Here are…

ART OF THE CUT with the assistant editors and VFX editors of Kingsman: The Golden Circle

ART OF THE CUT with the assistant editors and VFX editors of Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Occasionally, Art of the Cut features the assistant editors and others in the post-production team. These are some of the most popular interviews in Art of the Cut history…

Why Contracts are Necessary for Video Production Companies

Why Contracts are Necessary for Video Production Companies

I’m a fan of People’s Court with Judge Marilyn Milian, and she often says that when you enter into a business deal, you’ve got to have a…

Term of the week: Dutch

Term of the week: Dutch

When your camera goes dutch wither something’s gone horribly awry on the screen…or just with your camera rig. Find out more in this week’s visual glossary term…

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 2

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 2

Does large format really create a greater sense of depth and dimensionality in a flat image? Read on to find out… If you haven’t yet read part…

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 1

Panavision revives VistaVision for a digital world: part 1

The mid-20th century epic movie experience is returning to a screen near you— at your local cineplex, in your home, and possibly even on your phone. A few years…

Classic Course: Tint versus Tritone

Classic Course: Tint versus Tritone

Continuing with still-useful movies from our old “Insight Into Effects” course, this one explains why you shouldn’t reach for the standard Tint effect when you…

Bigger is better? OK, but why?

Bigger is better? OK, but why?

Whether it’s Quentin Tarantino shooting “Hateful Eight” in 65mm, the Panavision Millenium DXL, RED’s VV sensors, the Arri Alexa 65, or the new Sony…

In Depth Look – HitFilm Pro 2018

In Depth Look – HitFilm Pro 2018

I’m the first one to admit that I’m a fan of HitFilm.  For me, it’s like the Little Engine That Could.  The HitFilm team have put themselves…

ART OF THE CUT with Sidney Wolinsky, ACE on “Shape of Water”

ART OF THE CUT with Sidney Wolinsky, ACE on “Shape of Water”

Art of the Cut last spoke to editor Sidney Wolinsky, ACE, in 2015 about his work on House of Cards and The Sopranos, among other things. We circled back to…

ART OF THE SHOT: Buddy Squires, ASC Talks About Shooting Ken Burn and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

ART OF THE SHOT: Buddy Squires, ASC Talks About Shooting Ken Burn and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

He has shot more than 200 films and is a frequent collaborator with Ken Burns. Buddy Squires, ASC is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Director of Photography. If you…

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Editor – 2017 edition

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Editor – 2017 edition

As 2017 winds down and the holiday season ramps up then it must be time for another Christmas Gift Ideas for the Editor. We’ve been doing this little giving…

Nuke to Fusion Quick Transition Guide

Nuke to Fusion Quick Transition Guide

Blackmagic Design’s Fusion is a compelling offer at only $299 for the full Studio version. Its feature list checks all the boxes: 3D tracking, keying, rotoscoping, node-based…

Philips 32-inch 328P6AUBREB may be my next monitor

Philips 32-inch 328P6AUBREB may be my next monitor

Presented as perfect for graphic designers, CAD engineers, photographers, video editors and other professionals, the new monitor from Philips has an attractive price: $499. Can the Philips 32-inch 328P6AUBREB…

Hands on with DJI’s X7 Gimbal and the Inspire 2

Hands on with DJI’s X7 Gimbal and the Inspire 2

Earlier this year I spent a month in and around Utah filming drone coverage on a show for Discovery. On that project I had access to both the Inspire 1…

Product Review: Polaroid small portable LED production light panels

Product Review: Polaroid small portable LED production light panels

I’ve been testing these small portable LED light panels from Polaroid throughout the year in various types of productions and found that we rarely ever head out of…

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