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The story of shooting the documentary La Casa Ausente with five camera formats
By Allan Tépper |
January 03, 2013
What do an iPhone 4s, a Sony Cyber-shot point-and-shoot camera, a JVC GY-HD250, the Canon HV20, a Convergent Design nanoFlash HD recorder, and a Panasonic AG-AF100 camera have in common? These five different video recording devices have been used to produce footage for the green documentary La Casa Ausente (The Absent House), which tells viewers about the first 100% sustainable house built in Puerto Rico and the work of its designer.
Reviewing this underused feature which got a major update in CS5.5.
By Chris and Trish Meyer |
January 02, 2013
As we mentioned recently, we've been updating our After Effects Apprentice video courses to reflect changes in the third edition of the book, and in particular new and enhanced features introduced in recent versions. One such feature is Depth of Field blur for 3D cameras in After Effects. AE has supported this feature for years, but few have used it as it was slow and had poor quality to boot. In After Effects CS5.5, this feature finally received a much-needed overhaul: It's faster, it looks much better, has many new parameters to control the look of the blur, and also received some handy utilities accessed through the Layer menu which make it easier to tie the focal plane to target layers. These are all demonstrated in the movie below: