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RED Highlight Clipping: Solved?

New from RED: how to correct those bothersome clipped highlights I’ve been freaking out about for the last few days. Currently the procedure only seems to work in…

Toon Boom Releases Storyboard 1.5 and Storyboard Pro 1.5

Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced the release of both Storyboard and Storyboard Pro 1.5 today. In addition to several performance improvements and the support of Mac…

RED ONE Build 14 Latitude Tests

RED ONE Build 14 Latitude Tests

RED ONE Build 14 Latitude Tests My goal was to see if RED’s 5000k chip is limited in exposure latitude under tungsten lighting conditions due to a tendency…

Three three-letter cameras: EX1, F23, RED

Three three-letter cameras: EX1, F23, RED

On March 7th, Tim Blackmore and I visited Videofax, a San Francisco camera rental house. Videofax is unique in the area (as far as I know) in having both a…

It’s All Up to Me Now

My quest for digital truth took me to a little known corner of the world, a private spot where there are three mountains known as The Gains. The middle one…

RED vs. Ace Hardware

Rolling_Green_Bars500.mov I was shooting some exposure tests with a RED and I turned my tungsten reference light off to look at something on the camera. I noticed green roll…

Pasting Paths from Illustrator to After Effects

Pasting Paths from Illustrator to After Effects

So what's so interesting about a feature we've had for eons? We all know you can copy and paste vector paths from Illustrator to After Effects…

Exporting stills from FCP

Exporting stills from FCP

I recently had a chance to compare the PMW-EX1 with a RED and an F23 (about which, more will be said in coming days). I collected quite a few…

On Artbeats.com: Article on Color Management in After Effects

On Artbeats.com: Article on Color Management in After Effects

Every month, we write a Tips N Tricks article for our friends at Artbeats.com. This month we’ve written an introduction to using Color Management in After Effects…

PMW-EX1: XDCAM Transfer 2.5.1 for Mac Released

Sony has released XDCAM Transfer 2.5.1, software used to import XDCAM clips into QuickTime and Final Cut Pro. This version fixes a bug where PMW-EX1 recordings made…

Adobe Soundbooth sale; new audio blog

Adobe Soundbooth sale; new audio blog

Adobe is showing signs that they are becoming increasingly serious about their audio offerings: – Adobe is offering their gentle-introduction-to-audio program Soundbooth CS3 for either US$99…

Staggering Mistakes: Reversing Field Order

Staggering Mistakes: Reversing Field Order

The two most-watched cable channels in our household are CNN and Speed (guess who watches which). Speed just started a new game show called “Pass Time” where…

Red One Unboxing – Part 1

Red One Unboxing – Part 1

Fedex delivered my Red, #417, on Monday to my friend’s house since I was out of town (as pre-arranged with Red). The plan had been for me…

Final Effects Complete version 5: Why?

Final Effects Complete version 5: Why?

Final Effects was pretty much the original third-party plug-in set available for After Effects. It was created by a gang in Sweden now known as Cycore, who passed…

Petrol Introduces Mini Camera Accessory Bag

Petrol Introduces Mini Camera Accessory Bag

Effective: February 28, 2008 Petrol, a Vitec Group brand, introduces the Petrol Mini Camera Accessory Bag. This new semi-rigid carrier is the convenient and comfortable way to transport essential…

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