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HPA Tech Retreat 2015 - Day 2

Year in Review; Washington Update; UHD; CES; Broadcasters, and more

By Adam Wilt | February 11, 2015

 

From Mark Schubin's Intro and Year in Review, through Pete Putman's CES Review, it's day 2 of the Tech Retreat. Plus, we get to debate integer vs. fractional frame rates again, a topic that will never die.

[Updated 18:58 PST: Final except for fixups.]

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Blackmagic At Sundance Film Festival

Four films shot with Blackmagic Cameras and countless others using DaVinci Resolve

By Brian Hallett | February 11, 2015

Everyone loves a camera that makes a show at the Sundance Film Festival, and Blackmagic embraces that rebellious, independent spirit that makes their cameras and software a perfect match for passionate Indie Film-makers world-wide.  

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HPA Tech Retreat 2015 - Day 1

Supersession: Shift Happens – Not Your Father's Post – What’s going on here?

By Adam Wilt | February 10, 2015

Leon Silverman, Michael Cioni, and Mark Schubin start off the discussion of how post is – yet again – evolving.

[Updated 21:25 PST: Some typos fixed (including links to Mark's video clips). Final, except for various typo fixes and other corrections.]

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Hands-on with the Panasonic Varicam S35

Two cinematographers take a quick look at the new 4K Varicam

By Matthew Jeppsen | February 09, 2015

A few years ago, Panasonic showed early prototypes of what would become the 4K Varicam, their S35 digital cinema camera. That model is starting to trickle out into the wild, and DP Noel Evans has shared his findings after using the camera on a project. Watch below. 

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Local 700: State of the Union

Local 700: State of the Union

By Misha Tenenbaum | February 08, 2015

During his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama spoke about unions saying, “We still need laws that strengthen rather than weaken unions, and give American workers a voice.” He then expressed support for a myriad of labor-related issues including paid sick leave, maternity leave, affordable healthcare, and even free tuition at community colleges.

We, the members of the local 700 Editors Guild have been fighting for worker’s rights since the 1930’s, and this past year included numerous highlights in our campaign. Over the past twelve months, we saw three worker’s strikes as well as a statewide debate over the expansion of film tax credits. Today, it’s time that we take a look at the state of our union in the year 2015.

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Media Composer 101 - Advanced - 4K Workflows Part 2: RED 4K Offline/Online in v8.3

Navigate the Ins and Outs of shooting in 4K and finishing in HD in Avid Media Composer

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 08, 2015

In the second part of our look at 4K workflows inside of Media Composer Subscription, we take a look at a RED offline/online scenario working totally in 4K, with a little help from REDCINE-X PRO.

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Gratical HD EVF Review

Real-world shooting with Zacuto's powerful new viewfinder

By Matthew Jeppsen | February 07, 2015

The following is my detailed review of a pre-production Zacuto Gratical HD EVF unit. The production version of Gratical HD began shipping this month to pre-order customers.

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How to Setup a C-Stand

C Stand Basics with DP Shane Hurlbut

By Matthew Jeppsen | February 06, 2015

One of the most basic but important things you must know on set is how to configure and use a c-stand. This c stand tutorial from cinematographer Shane Hurlbut will show you the basics of these essential grip & light stands, from safety to ettiquete. And Shane's diffusion... Read More

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Canon 5D Update Leaked

As well as a new wide lens

By Brian Hallett | February 05, 2015

Canon's latest update to the 5D line has been leaked. Some of this news we have seen, like the 50.6MP CMOS Sensor, and some of this news is new.  For me, I hadn't seen the new 11-24mm F4 lens until today, which by the way is very wide.  

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Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 11.2

Improved Cinema DNG processing & adding Avid's new codec

By Brian Hallett | February 04, 2015

Blackmagic Design releases DaVinci Resolve 11.2 adding new codecs, cinema DNG tone improvements, and edit page improvements that move the color correction software closer to an NLE that can handle more than simple edits.  

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A roundup of 70+ After Effects roundups

AEP topic roundups, including Premiere Pro

By Rich Young | February 03, 2015

Here's a roundup (ok, list) of AE Portal topic roundups on PVC. Many of them have been updated since their initial release. Read More

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Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E Part I – Isn’t This Someone Else’s Problem?

Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E Part I – Isn’t This Someone Else’s Problem?

ProMAX Systems' Jess Hartmann helps us dig into how professionals across the industry can and should think of asset management

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 03, 2015

The nuts and bolts of the creative process are not my specialty. When I worked at a post house, I had my own system for versioning, and it was not one my coordinator appreciated. Even when I’m grabbing footage at places like NAB or IBC, I know I should be backing up everything,... Read More

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Motion Graphics for Business - Part 2: Beyond Hollywood

The videos that influenced videos

By ChrisZwar | February 02, 2015

As the interest in motion graphics rapidly expanded following the release of Seven, Hollywood embraced innovative title design, and many Hollywood title sequences helped define the look of motion graphics for years to come.  As I noted in Part 1, the early books on motion graphics design... Read More

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Product Review: ikan PD1 Remote Air One Remote Follow Focus

An affordable remote follow focus for the rest of us...

By Helmut Kobler | February 01, 2015

Ikan’s Remote Air One (also known as the PD Movie) is a wireless remote follow focus that’s easily the most affordable I’ve seen. You can get a single-channel kit at B&H Photo these days for $1599, including a hard case, a handheld transmitter, receiver, single .8... Read More

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Media Composer 101 - Advanced - 4K Workflows Part 1: HD Projects

Navigate the Ins and Outs of shooting in 4K and finishing in HD in Avid Media Composer

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 01, 2015

In this first of a two part look at working in 4K in Media Composer, we look at the scenario of a client shooting 4K material, for a project that will only ever see the light of day in HD.

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Media Composer Quick Bite 1

"Working with Photoshop Guides" for Media Composer editors

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | January 31, 2015

Media Compser editors know that our Title safe and Picture safe guides are an essential part of our titling workflow.  Working in Photoshop is no different, but sometimes I see editors run into problems with their guides in Photoshop, and just need a little push in the right direction. Read More

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Sports Solutions white paper for NewTek LatAm/EMEA

Sports Solutions white paper for NewTek LatAm/EMEA

I wrote a new white paper for NewTek Latin America, and Europe/Middle East/Africa is now requesting an English translation.

By Allan Tépper | January 30, 2015

After the great popularity of the NewTek New Scopes white paper I published for NewTek US, the Latin American department then contracted me to translate/localize it for its own region. Later, the NewTek Latin American division requested a series of other white papers, starting with the NewTek Sports Solutions white paper. Despite its rather narrow title, this white paper will also be quite valuable for anybody planning a live multicamera video system. Shortly thereafter, the NewTek EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) division requested an English translation/localization. Ahead you’ll find the table of contents and more.

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Renting Lenses from LensRentals.com

What it's like to rent gear by mail.

By Adam Wilt | January 30, 2015

For my December lens tests with Veydras and Rokinons (among others), I needed some Rokinons, otherwise it wouldn't really be a test with Veydras and Rokinons (among others). I also needed a PL-to-MFT mount adapter, and a Nikon-F-to-Canon-EF adapter. None of these were items stocked by... Read More

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Exclusive Details Around the New Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion at NAB Show

Exclusive Details Around the New Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion at NAB Show

Jeff Foster will serve as Program Manger

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 27, 2015

Word about the new Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion was just made offical, and even though NAB Show 2015 is still months away, it's already shaping up to be one of the highlights of the event. It's set to feature a flying cage, a demonstration area with seating, and daily... Read More

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In Guatemala, Shogun reverses 29.97PsF pulldown for 8-camera live-switched show via Datavideo HS2800

In Guatemala, Shogun reverses 29.97PsF pulldown for 8-camera live-switched show via Datavideo HS2800

Thanks to the reverse telecine feature in the Shogun and other Átomos recorders, Staff/HDTV got its wish.

By Allan Tépper | January 27, 2015

Staff/HDTV in Guatemala really wanted to record pure progressive 1080/29.97p for its multi-camera TV shoots. They strongly considered NewTek’s TriCaster lineup, but TriCaster didn’t offer any option with 8 HD-SDI inputs in their desired price range, so instead they chose Datavideo’s HS2800 mobile studio, which starts with 8 HD-SDI inputs and is expandable to 12. The initial problem was that the SE–2800 contained in the HS2800 package only handles interlaced 1080i, but a workflow I previously published solved the problem and allowed Staff/HDTV to have their cake and eat it too. Details ahead.

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