Daily Archives: February 1, 2009

28 Days of Quicktips

28 Days of Quicktips

I just love quick tips! It’s so much fun to see a blog post, Tweet, comment or image that gives me a little piece of editing / software knowledge…

OnLocation CS4 Review

OnLocation CS4 Review

Last year I wrote a review of various software-based waveform/vectorscopes. In that review I included my praise and criticism of Adobe OnLocation, though technically it’s a…

BoinxTV: “Say goodbye to post-production”

BoinxTV: “Say goodbye to post-production”

BoinxTV is a new product from Boinx Software Ltd. in Puchheim, Germany. You may have seen other products from Boinx, like FotoMágico, iStopMotion, iVeZeen, Mousepos©, and PhotoPresenter. BoinxTV…

Build A Lumberyard Lighting Kit

Build A Lumberyard Lighting Kit

It’s my belief that the most under-rated skill in video production is lighting. If you know what you are doing, even an inexpensive camera can make impressive…

No pain? NO GAIN!

No pain? NO GAIN!

All of us use gain at one point or another. Positive gain saves us when we end up shooting in a dark location, and negative gain makes us feel slightly…

Quicktip Day 01: Use that CAPS LOCK!

Quicktip Day 01: Use that CAPS LOCK!

Quicktip #1 (February 1, 2009) Use that CAPS LOCK! In Final Cut Pro, when working on an edit sequence with lots of graphic layers, it can take a few seconds…

Websites 'must be saved for history'

Historians of the future, citizens of the future, will find a black hole in the knowledge base of the 21st century.” Image via Wikipedia The British Library’s…

Google is evil… according to google?

Image by Getty Images via Daylife The Twittersphere was a buzz with #googlemayharm news for an hour yesterday Google flagged ever site as a danger to your computer, even there…

Enterprising coder hacks video capture from Nikon D700 DSLR

Gotta love the DIY spirit! This enterprising coder obtained the Nikon SDK for the D700 DSLR camera, and managed to hack up a way to capture 30fps video from the…

Review: Sony HDW-650F HDCAM Camcorder

Review: Sony HDW-650F HDCAM Camcorder

The Sony HDW-650F (US$44,950 list) is a 2/3″ 3-CCD 1080i/1080p shoulder-mount HDCAM camcorder using “Power HAD FX” CCDs, a 14…