April 24, 2015 By Bryant Frazer, Studio Daily Redrock Micro’s Halo, Andra Motion Focus, and Preston Cinema Systems Light Ranger 2 Promise More Precise Control During a Shoot Focus-pulling may be about to get a lot more interesting as new systems come on the market that promise to automate some of the most precise, grace-under-pressure […]Read more "‘Focus Assist Gets Smarter with New Scene-Mapping Tools’ by Bryant Frazer"
September 6, 2013 By Beth Marchant / Studio Daily If you deal with creative media, you play files with a wide variety of freeware, shareware, and paid programs that usually work and can handle “that file.” Some of them only work on PC, some only on Mac. It’s a mess. SCRATCH Play is now the […]Read more "SCRATCH Play supports a wide range of media formats from RAW to DSLR, free"
August 27, 2013 By Bryant Frazer, Studio Daily Pictured (top), from left: Michel Suissa, Mark Forman, James Mathers, Tom Spota, and Michael Cioni. The Digital Cinema Society (DCS) organized a how-to event for cinematographers in New York City aimed at offering tips on making money from stock footage. Moderated by DCS President James Mathers, the […]Read more "Ten Tips for Monetizing Stock Footage"
June 6, 2013 By Bryant Frazer, Studio Daily Just a follow-up to a real world example using Cinemagraphs related to my previous posts on the creative subject. Your thoughts? Cool or just outright weird? Here’s another music video influenced by cinemagraphs. Directors Ian & Cooper shot the enigmatic mini-movie first, then learned After Effects in […]Read more "Cinemagraphs: Joel Compass’ ‘Back to Me’"
January 29, 2013 By Bryant Frazer / Studio Daily New Technology Is Said to Require Half the Bit Rate of H.264 at Same Quality Levels The ITU has approved the new High Efficiency Video Coding standard (HEVC) for high-quality, low-bandwidth video. The new standard, also known as H.265, will require about half the bit rate […]Read more "The New Low-Bandwidth HEVC/H.265 Video Coding Standard"
December 21, 2012 By Bryant Frazer, Studio Daily Community Features and Hosting Capabilities to Be Integrated with Creative Cloud Adobe took another decisive step into the cloud yesterday with the announcement that it had bought Behance, a social-media platform for portfolio-sharing among creatives with more than 1 million members. The move will bolster Adobe’s plans […]Read more "Adobe Buys Portfolio-Sharing Social Media Site Behance"
June 5, 2012 By Scott Simmons, Studio Daily The Mac Pro debate has intensified in recent weeks. The We Want a New Mac Pro Facebook page popped up earlier in the month to give disgruntled pro Mac users a place to vent their frustrations about the lack of an updated Mac Pro. Final Cut Pro trainer Larry […]Read more "A Challenging Time for the Mac Pro"
April 15, 2012 By Bryant Frazer, Studio Daily “I want to do something that would make my 9-year-old nephew laugh,” beatwise director Mike Winkelmann, aka Beeple, told Wired.com. If you like what you see, visit Beeple’s website to download his Cinema 4D projects and have your way with them. Mike Winkelmann, aka Beeple, says… These files […]Read more "Beeple: IV.10 and Free Cinema 4D Files"
February 17, 2012 by By Scott Simmons, Studio Daily With the new Canon C300 cameras rolling out into the world one hoped that Canon would quickly release format and driver plug-ins for all the major NLEs so we could start importing the footage. With Tuesday’s release of the Canon XF Plugin for Final Cut Pro […]Read more "Canon C300 Footage Is Now Supported in Most NLEs"
January 5, 2012 by Imagineer Systems, Studio Monthly and Nino Del Padre This Incredibly Fast 64-bit Planar Tracker Will Help Any Facility Save Time Changing Elements in Even the Most Complicated Scenes The sleight of hand we, as video editors, have to accomplish on a daily basis gets a little maddening at times. It’s […]Read more "Review: Imagineer Systems Mocha Pro"