4.6K URSA Mini Used on Aaron Carter Music Video “Fool’s Gold”

4.6K URSA Mini Used on Aaron Carter Music Video "Fool's Gold" 1

The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K was used to shoot the music video for Aaron Carter’s new single “Fool’s Gold.” My thoughts? Does it have to be a Aaron Carter music video? Just kidding. I love seeing Blackmagic cameras adopted for a shoot when less than a year ago a more expensive camera system may have been […]

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REVIEW: HPE’s StoreEver LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 Tape Drive

REVIEW: HPE's StoreEver LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 Tape Drive 2

I’ve been using Hewlett Packard LTO tape drives to backup and archive important camera footage for about 6 years, and have never lost a single frame of footage. Just recently, an old client called to see if — hope against hope — I still had footage from a long-ago shoot, and I grabbed a tape […]

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Amazon’s new Video Direct allows indie access to sell & rent content via Amazon Prime

Amazon’s new Video Direct allows indie access to sell & rent content via Amazon Prime 3

Amazon has just launched its new Video Direct. This new access allows independent video producers to upload and earn royalties for sales or rentals via Amazon Prime, which is called Amazon Premium in some regions. This service competes with Vimeo’s On Demand, which was launched in 2013, and I covered since its original announcement in […]

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Adobe drastically reduces the trial period of the Creative Cloud suite

Adobe drastically reduces the trial period of the Creative Cloud suite 4

Word came down from the Creative Cloud yesterday that Adobe is changing its trial period from 30 days, reducing it down to 7 days. That’s about a 75% reduction in time that you can run the Creative Cloud suite before you have to pay up. No reason was cited other than to “ensure that trial […]

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