Apple has released Final Cut Pro X 10.0.8 which adds support for Sony F5 and F55's XACV codec, an option to display ProRes LogC files from the ARRI Alexa with standard Rec.709 color and contrast levels and more updates.
In addition, Apple has also released new updates to Motion and Compressor. Read the full list of updates here.
Phil Rhodes explores everything you need to know about new video compression codec HEVC in an article on RedShark News. He writes, "Since almost the first days of digital video, there’s been a need to reduce the otherwise unmanageable amount of data that uncompressed video represents. While it’s now relatively straightforward to handle standard-definition, and even high definition, video as a sequence of unadulterated bitmaps, the demand for ever-higher resolution means that efficiently reducing the bitrate of video is going to be an issue for as long as people need to sell televisions."
Read the full piece here.
Phil Spector became famous as a music industry icon. The legendary producer, who originated the "wall of sound" production technique of densely layered musical arrangements, worked with a wide range of acts, including the Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers and the Beatles. Unfortunately, fame can also have its infamous side. Spector abruptly returned to public notice through the circumstances of the 2003 death of actress Lana Clarkson and his subsequent criminal trials, culminating in a 2009 conviction for second-degree murder.
TV Technology's Jay Ankeney talks to several NLE representatives to compile his annual State of the Edit.
Says Adobe's Al Mooney, "It’s fascinating to see how mobile apps like Vine and FrameBlast are making people think differently about how they communicate causing more people than ever to consider what it means to edit video creatively. If this makes more people want to become filmmakers, then that’s tremendously exciting. At the other end of the spectrum, 4K production is becoming the norm. It was incredible to note how many Sundance films were shot on 4K, and with more cinemas projecting 4K and the onslaught of consumer 4KTV sets, this will only get bigger. That, coupled with other blossoming technologies like HDR and HFR, offers creative people a richer palette than ever before.”
Read the full piece here.
Oliver Peters reviews Noise Industries FxFactory 4, writing, "Noise Industries was one of the first plug-in developers to leverage the power of the GPU by tapping into the core image component of Mac OS X. This approach took off when Apple added the FxPlug architecture to Final Cut Pro. From this start, Noise Industries has been able to develop its FxFactory product into both a powerful filter package and a platform to add filters from other partner companies. FxFactory 4.0.2 now supports Final Cut Pro 7 and X, Motion 4 and 5, After Effects and Premiere Pro (CS6)."
Read his full review here.
The 12th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at the Rio Hotel. That's SOON. Got your tickets? If not, do so. General admission is $15 plus ticket fee and only $10.00 for student and teachers. Tickets will be $20.00 at the door assuming any tickets are still available. (This event usually sells out fast so it's recommended that you buy your tickets online.)
Stu Maschwitz will present at the SuperMeet. Stu will speak on “Digital Cinematography - What do we do now that we've won?” The rest of the agenda is SuperSecret and will be until shortly before the event.
The world famous raffle is now worth over 60K and growing.
Supermeet has also partnered with NAB and you can get a FREE Exhibits Only Pass by using this code: PR44 when you register here. This offer ends March 22.
Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super-Size Me, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) is proof that self-made success can be a reality, and there has never been a better time to fine-tune your skills and learn some new ones.
In this special video presentation with Morgan and Avid host Matt Feury, you’ll learn what it takes to achieve success in documentary filmmaking and gain insights into Morgan’s approach to shooting footage. You’ll discover the tools he uses, how he shapes his stories, how he comes up with his zany ideas and deals with the legalities.
Oakley is synonymous with action, adventure and fun; our internal video production group maintains a busy schedule of on-location shoots at exotic and often remote sites around the world to produce all of Oakley’s brand marketing, sports marketing and product marketing video content, as well as in-store video content for our retail stores. Most recently, we’ve completed videography for a new web branding campaign that took us to many rugged location shoots, capturing athletes in their element in places such as South Africa, Dubai and Mallorca.