Daily Archives: April 8, 2018

NAB: Quick notes from Sony

NAB: Quick notes from Sony

Sony’s Sunday press conference covered quite a few things. I’ll focus on just a few. New Cameras Sony’s Peter Crithary introduced two new 4K…

AE Project Diary: 5) Burning Embers

AE Project Diary: 5) Burning Embers

In this project diary we look at the process I went through to create an animation of burning embers in After Effects, using Trapcode Form.  Because the animation was a…

NAB: Do Androids Dream of Making Movies?

NAB: Do Androids Dream of Making Movies?

“Do Androids Dream of Making Movies” was part of the Future of Cinema conference track at NAB. Annie Chang, VP of Creative Technologies at Universal Pictures, led a conversation with…

Stella Pro Lights Review – Pushing Light & Motion’s Filmmaking Lineup to the Max

Stella Pro Lights Review – Pushing Light & Motion’s Filmmaking Lineup to the Max

Light and Motion advertises their line of Stella Pro lights with phrases like: “travels anywhere” and “perfect for mobile production crews and independent filmmakers”.  The benefits…

Panasonic launches second century of innovation at NAB 2018

Panasonic launches second century of innovation at NAB 2018

Panasonic’s new line of PTZ cameras, the EVA 2.0 free firmware upgrade for the 5.7K AU-EVA1 cinema camera and the AK-UC4000 4K  studio camera are…

LaCie Rugged RAID Pro launched at NAB 2018

LaCie Rugged RAID Pro launched at NAB 2018

Encased in the famous orange rubber shell, the Rugged RAID Pro offers up to 240 MB/s in RAID 0 and RAID 1 for peace-of-mind in having a…

Avid updates Media Composer, lays out the future at NAB Show 2018

Avid updates Media Composer, lays out the future at NAB Show 2018

I was teaching NAB Post|Production World classes on Saturday morning of NAB 2018 when Avid’s new CEO Jeff Rosica (which I plan to sit down with later…

Next wave of UHD technologies announced at NAB 2018

Next wave of UHD technologies announced at NAB 2018

The next evolution of UHD development is coming, and at NAB 2018 it is possible to experience phase B technologies first-hand, as  the Ultra HD Forum and UHD Alliance…

ART OF THE CUT with Ben Mercer on editing “Unknown Soldier” in FCP-X

ART OF THE CUT with Ben Mercer on editing “Unknown Soldier” in FCP-X

Benjamin Mercer has been a feature film editor for more than a decade, after transitioning from a successful high-profile TV commercial editing career. In addition to cutting TV series…