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Adam Wilt has been working off and on in film and video for the past thirty years, while paying the bills writing software for animation, automation, broadcast graphics, and real-time control for companies including Abekas, Pinnacle, Omneon, CBS, and ABC. Since 1997 his website, adamwilt.com, has been a popular reference for information on the DV formats. He reviewed cameras for DV Magazine and started its “Technical Difficulties” column, and taught classes and led panels at NAB, IBC, and DV Expo. He co-authored the book, “Optimizing Your Final Cut Pro System”, part of the Apple Pro Training series. He currently writes for ProVideoCoalition.com and DVInfo.net, and creates iPhone apps like Cine Meter II and FieldMonitor.

NAB panel: The Future of HDR in Cinema

NAB panel: The Future of HDR in Cinema

Saturday saw a panel session on “The Future in High Dynamic Range – Are You Ready?” as part of the “Future of Cinema” conference track at NAB 2018. Herewith, my…

ProRes RAW, FCPX, and Atomos recorders

ProRes RAW, FCPX, and Atomos recorders

As Scott Simmons mentions in Apple prepares a new Final Cut Pro X update for NAB 2018, Apple has developed a new raw recording format, ProRes RAW. There’s…

New firmware for the Panasonic AU-EVA1

New firmware for the Panasonic AU-EVA1

Panasonic today released a free firmware upgrade for the AU-EVA1 cine camera that adds All-Intra recording formats, raw data output, timelapse recording, HD 4:2:2 interlaced formats…

PNW Lens Summit, May 5th, Portland OR USA

PNW Lens Summit, May 5th, Portland OR USA

Quick note: if you’re coming to Portland OR for the PNW Lens Summit, you can get 20% off lodging at The Mark Spencer Hotel (no, not that Mark…

Useful geekery: a database maintenance tool for Resolve

Useful geekery: a database maintenance tool for Resolve

Seth Goldin handles “tech, post-production, and workflow” at Freethink Media. He’s released a bash script for MacOS 10.12.6 to automate backing up and…

Pix: Venice in Portland

Pix: Venice in Portland

Sony’s Venice full-frame CineAlta camera had its Portland debut at Koerner Camera today, courtesy of BandPro‘s Jeff Cree. At first glance, it’s a…

Quick Look: Metabones CINE mount adapters

Quick Look: Metabones CINE mount adapters

One of the pleasures of mirrorless, short-flange-depth cameras is the freedom to use a wide variety of lenses via adapters. Metabones is the granddaddy of adapter companies, renowned…

2018 DCS Lighting Expo, February 24, Burbank CA

2018 DCS Lighting Expo, February 24, Burbank CA

The Digital Cinema Society‘s annual Lighting Expo is coming soon in Burbank, CA, USA. It’s a day-long event, open to all (though you must RSVP…

FieldMonitor 4.5: more Sonys, focus assist

FieldMonitor 4.5: more Sonys, focus assist

I’ve been busy enhancing FieldMonitor, my iOS app for wireless camera monitoring and control, and I haven’t come up for air much (aside from reviewing the…

Review: Panasonic AU-EVA1 4K Cine Camera, part 3

Review: Panasonic AU-EVA1 4K Cine Camera, part 3

This is part 3 of a three-part review; there’s more in part 1 and part  2 [Updated 8 Jan 2018 with image of Xyla at ISO 2500…