Blackmagic Design is showing a complete Ultra HD workflow, from live production up to post production. They are announcing four new Ultra HD products, including the ATEM Production Studio 4K, Blackmagic Audio Monitor, ATEM Studio Converter 2 and HyperDeck Studio PRO Ultra HD Recording. And they announced upgrades to their camera lines, HyperDeck and desktop video lines to be able to handle 6GB-SDI, which is what is needed for Ultra HD.
Retrograde is a Final Cut Pro X plug-in developed by Crumplepop engineers with the help of Red Giant Software. This application lets you create a worn effect as if you had shot your digital movie using an old analogue film camera. The plug-in uses real film, scanned by Crumplepop engineers to obtain the most realistic look and feel.
Red Giant announced the release of Knoll Light Factory 3, the biggest update to the industry’s most advanced 3D lens flare system. Co-developed with Academy Award winning VFX Supervisor John Knoll, the new Light Factory delivers an intuitive interface, realistic flare elements, beautifully designed presets, and time-saving animated behaviors.
Red Giant announced the release of Trapcode Suite 12, the VFX package for high quality broadcast design and 3D motion graphics. With this release, Trapcode Suite adds Adobe Creative Suite 6 (CS6) updates; bonus Guru Presets for Shine and Particular; and Trapcode Mir, the new product from Trapcode creator Peder Norrby.
Sorenson Media has eliminated multiple steps in the lifecycle of video creation by developing new secure and easy-to-use review and approval functionality within the Sorenson 360 online video platform (OVP).
The Oxford Shorter defines mojo as voodoo, charm, magic, an influence of some kind. Red Giant’s Mojo is more like the magic or voodoo part of the definition than the plain influence of some type. It’s a collection of effects with which you can totally change the atmosphere of a movie clip. It’s available now for Final Cut Pro X as well as for all the other hosts Magic Bullet is now compatible with.
GoPro officially released its much-anticipated Wi-Fi BacPac + Wi-Fi Remote Combo Kit, allowing people to control multiple GoPro cameras at a time using either a smartphone, tablet, or the included waterproof Wi-Fi Remote.
Question: What’s the most appealing difference between a typical fixed-lens video camera and a cinematographic model (or a dSLR, for that matter)? The answer must be: the shallow Depth of Field (DoF). The problem is price. A Sony NEX FS100 costs about 5,000.00 Euros without a lens. But wait a minute: while it’s not a 100% match, you can simulate shallow DoF in software.
Shots of static objects and people become boring quickly, which is why professional video shooters use dollies and sliders to add some motion to such clips. The motion produced by slowly dollying or sliding the video camera along a rail adds visual interest and keeps viewers’ attention focused on the story. For medium-sized camcorders and dSLRs with video functionality, a Scottish company has developed a cost-effective slider system called the Glidetrack Hybrid.