post production

The large format look, continued: shallow focus and stressing old lenses

The large format look, continued: shallow focus and stressing old lenses

I’ve been getting some play time with RED’s new Weapon camera with a Monstro sensor at Videofax in San Francisco. Jim Rolin, one of Videofax’s owners and…

Some clips from Quantel’s “Clips”

Some clips from Quantel’s “Clips”

As one year finishes and another begins, it’s traditional to look back and reflect on the last 12 months. However this time I’m going to stretch…

Blackmagic Design Announces Updates to Micro Studio Camera 4K And More

Blackmagic Design Announces Updates to Micro Studio Camera 4K And More

Blackmagic seems to have a firmware update for just about everything they make. Well, in all seriousness, Blackmagic has updated a handful of items. The headliners for this mass update…

Opening titles: commercials that sell a series

Opening titles: commercials that sell a series

The art of the opening title sequence is flourishing like never before. The best ones contain clues, “Easter eggs,” as to the theme of path of the series…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle” Turns To DaVinci Resolve

Kingsman: The Golden Circle” Turns To DaVinci Resolve

From production through post-production, 20th Century Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,”  turned to Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Studio for the film’s coloring needs, even…

25+ Summer Films Used Blackmagic Design Cameras, Resolve, Fusion, or other BMD Gear

25+ Summer Films Used Blackmagic Design Cameras, Resolve, Fusion, or other BMD Gear

Do you know what I love? I love being able to use the same cameras or software as a big Hollywood Summer Blockbuster. I know what we see on screen…

Production and Post Workflow Solutions With Thunderbolt

Production and Post Workflow Solutions With Thunderbolt

In this presentation, Gary Adcock talks about the various benefits of Thunderbolt. You’ll learn a brief history of Thunderbolt, the benefits of the built-in display port, and how…

Blackmagic Design Announces NAB 2017 Roadshow

Blackmagic Design Announces NAB 2017 Roadshow

Blackmagic is coming to a town near you this summer with their newly announced roadshow. Think of this as Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2017 show booth hitting the road…

Useful tools for editors: Go Predators edition

Useful tools for editors: Go Predators edition

It’s been awhile since we’ve visited the Useful Tools for Editors series so in honor of our Nashville Predators making it to the NHL Western Conference…

AJA Talks High Dynamic Range with their FS-HDR: NAB 2017 Video

AJA Talks High Dynamic Range with their FS-HDR: NAB 2017 Video

At NAB 2017, AJA showed off their high pursuit for helping companies deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) so their viewers can watch footage that better resembles how the human eye…

AJA Kona IP Card and Workflow: NAB 2017 Video

AJA Kona IP Card and Workflow: NAB 2017 Video

AJA showed off their KONA IP at NAB 2017. This is what AJA has to say about the KONA IP. The KONA IP is a desktop video and audio I…

SmallHD talks Big Production Monitors: NAB 2017 Video

SmallHD talks Big Production Monitors: NAB 2017 Video

SmallHD started with… well small HD on-camera monitors. Now, the North Carolina company has moved up to full-sized HDR Production monitors for on-set viewing, editors, and…

Panasonic Talks New XPD3 Card Reader: NAB 2017 Video

Panasonic Talks New XPD3 Card Reader: NAB 2017 Video

Seven minutes to download a 512GB Express P2 Card with Panasonic’s new XPD3 card reader! Eight minutes to download two 512 Express P2 Cards with twoXPD3 card readers…

Blackmagic Shows Off Micro and Mini Control Panels: NAB 2017 Video

Blackmagic Shows Off Micro and Mini Control Panels: NAB 2017 Video

In March, Blackmagic Design announced two new portable hardware control panels for DaVinci Resolve. These new control panels are designed to allow color correction workflows to be mixed in with…

5 Things: Transcoding in Post

5 Things: Transcoding in Post

Transcoding is a necessity in todays moderns tapeless workflow.  But what formats do you need to transcode to, and what are the best practices?  In this episode, Michael reviews the…