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Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Train your eyes to see color, the easy way

Color awareness is a learned skill. All you really need is a car. The human brain is a funny thing. For the longest time I was aware of color in…

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…

Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 14.1

Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 14.1

Alright, Alright, Alright, Blackmagic Design has released the latest version of the color grading and editing software DaVinci Resolve. Firmware 14.1 is officially available to download and install, but…

Blackmagic Updates its Video Assist and Video Assist 4K

Blackmagic Updates its Video Assist and Video Assist 4K

Blackmagic Design has updated their Video Assist 4K LCD monitor/recorder. This time they have improved the color reading Vectorscope by adding the much needed 2x and 4x zoom capability…

Canon Compact Zoom Lens Review: 18-80mm and 70-200mm

Canon Compact Zoom Lens Review: 18-80mm and 70-200mm

When I started this career I was told to never ever, under no circumstances, use a camera’s autofocus. Just do not use it. Back then, this was more…

Blackmagic’s ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Review

Blackmagic’s ATEM Television Studio Pro HD Review

I sat in my office and stared at the brown cardboard box holding Blackmagic’s new ATEM Television Studio Pro HD switcher. How was I going to test and…

Blackmagic’s Cintel Scanner Brings Film From “Water Ski Capital of The World” Back To Life

Blackmagic’s Cintel Scanner Brings Film From “Water Ski Capital of The World” Back To Life

Rolls and rolls of film will be going through a Blackmagic Design Cintel Scanner and DaVinci Resolve Studio for Paul Gerrish, of Cypress Gardens Treasure. Gerrish is expected to scan…

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…

Switching from Final Cut Pro 7 to DaVinci Resolve Video

Switching from Final Cut Pro 7 to DaVinci Resolve Video

So… you have been one of those editors who held out hope for an update to Final Cut 7. Final Cut X was not your bag. It was not…

Three New 4K Camcorders With Fast Auto Focus Announced By Sony

Three New 4K Camcorders With Fast Auto Focus Announced By Sony

Small, light-weight and with killer Auto Focus the three newest members of  Sony’s camcorders club were announced today. Sony has beefed the trio up with phase detection…