IBC 2018: Day 2, ATOMOS, Apple, Adobe, Blackmagic, Avid, Boris FX, GrayMeta and Speechmatics (whew!)
(September 15, 2018, Special Report to USTimes.biz by Philip Hodgetts) Final Cut Pro X Central this year was at the ATOMOS Theater where Apple Product Marketing and other expert presenters showed ProRes RAW workflows and the latest in FCP X. It was also the place to catch up with others in the FCP X world….
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IBC 2018: FiLMiC Pro & Zhiyun’s Smooth 4, Marriage Made in Filmmaker Heaven?
(Special to USTimes, September 10, 2018, with commentary by USTimes Senior Editor, Cirina Catania) Note from the Editor: “OK – maybe I’m jumping the gun here, since I haven’t tried it yet…but this sure looks amazing. There, I’ve said it! Read below for the press release that just came across my desk. I just bought…
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The Art of Film: Ed Darino’s Dream – Guri’s Story Slowly Emerges
(Special to the US Times from Andy Marken, May 30, 2018) Good films are like fine wine…they have to cure/age to be something worth shown, viewed, enjoyed. Ed Darino had no idea how long it would take him to finish a docudrama about his native Uruguay. Now, after years of the finished shoot aging…
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Gear Review: On Location with Camlast Batteries
(San Diego, CA, May 15, 2018, Review for US Times by Senior Editor Cirina Catania) I will be filming again today and grabbed my two Camlast batteries for the kit along with their dual charger. It occurred to me that I should share what I’ve learned with our readers who might be deciding which batteries…
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Gear Update: Panasonic Releases Firmware Update for AU-EVA 1
(Newark, NJ, February 22, 2018 – News to USTimes) Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly enhances the camera’s recording capabilities, including ALL-Intra frame recording formats, RAW output, timelapse recording, HD 4:2:2 interlaced formats, and more.The firmware upgrade (Ver. 2.00) will be available at the end of March….
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Bits and Bytes: Panasonic Releases Educational Videos Re: Cinema Cam AU-EFA1 5.7K
For those using the new handheld cinema camera from Panasonic, the AU-EFA1 5.7K, Panasonic has just released a series of five tutorials aimed at helping you understand features and functions. Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager at Panasonic Media and Entertainment Company, says clients will find these videos useful. We agree. For more information on the…
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NAB 2017: Happy 30th, Canon Digital!
It’s been thirty years since Canon first released the DSLR and fourteen years since Canon first took the ranks as the #1 interchangeable-lens digital camera. The imaging business has changed greatly since then, but Canon today announced that they have maintained their position on the perch with top global revenues for 14 straight years. Congrats!…
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Canon Announces July Availability Date for EOS C700 Cinema Camera
(MELVILLE NY, March 7, 2017) Canon U.S.A. Inc. says their EOS C700 Cinema Camera will ship in July. The EOS C700 (originally announced in September of 2016) is modular and customizable with a Super 35mm 4.5K sensor and global shutter, specifically designed for feature films, documentaries and episodic dramas requiring 4K UHD TV or 4K…
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Gear: The Rolleiflex Hipjib Takes the Load Off
From German-born photographer, videographer and inventor Gert Wagner and the folks at International Supplies, comes the Rolleiflex hipjib, one of those small pieces of gear that really helps in the field. When you’re shooting in a crowded situation with a tripod or monopod and find it hard to navigate through the maddening mess of photographers…
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The Art of Music Video: Polina’s “Little Babylon” Pt.1 with Justin Thomson, Red Epic/Russian 16mm and iPhone lenses, oh…and Surfing
The single, “Little Babylon,” from Russian-born performer, Polina, was released this week. We interviewed the directing/producer partners, Justin Thomson and Rory McKellar. This is Part One with Justin Thomson. You can see a clip from the music video here. TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW: CIRINA CATANIA: This is Cirina Catania, and I’m sitting here with Justin…
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