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In today’s fast paced digital world, the adoption of file-based video encoding technologies for content creation and distribution is happening at an accelerated rate. Today’s encoding solutions, which compress or convert video and audio between a variety of formats, must accommodate the needs of a broad array of customers — from the casual at-home user to the video expert and industry professional.
An important step in getting financing is knowing how to communicate - what is your film about and why should someone give you their money. Check out this short chapter from the book "Filmmakers and Financing - Business Plans for Independents" by Louise Levison
Pro Video - The Atomos Ninja 2 Video Recorder is an HDMI recorder and 800 x 480 resolution monitor that records up to 1080/30p/60i resolution directly from your camera's sensor to an HDD or SSD in Apple's ProRes or Avid's DNxHD edit-ready codecs.
Are you using the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera to shoot your video and web projects? Here is a great deal on EF amd MTF mount kits.
This is just so cool. Get a airborne device for your mini camcorder and get the shots you could never have gotten before. Check out the video review.
Screenwriting looks at the foundation on which every great film is built—the script. Whether an original concept or an adaptation, the screenplay is the key to the success of a movie—good dialogue, story pacing, and character development are the framework everything else hangs on.
This is a very pretty music video shot with the Canon 5D Mark 111 - Magic Lantern. The short trailer video “Summer in Oregon” was shot mostly at 1080p and is an exciting use of the Canon 5D MKIII DSLR camera and the Magic Lantern RAW hack.
The newly premiered TV series “Camp” is the latest production shot with Sony’s F65 camera. The show’s creative team used three F65 cameras during production – two in a studio configuration, one on a Steadicam – and the camera’s unique 8K image sensor, its dynamic range and its workflow flexibility helped the team achieve just the look they wanted.
So you want to be a Movie Producer - read this book! Not only is informative, it is beautiful!
Spoilt Ballot is a short, humorous documentary about the relationship between stand-up comedy and politics. Read the interview with director and co-producer Oliver Sunley.
Audio & Microphones for SLRs - Review of Shure Lenshopper Mikes. Shure Shotgun Mike for high quality Audio capture for video SLR cameras
The EOS 70D, Canon's new mid range SLR, boasts a new image Sensor, Refined Auto Focus and Wi-Fi Wireless Connectivity
How to Get Good Audio with Your Camcorder. The secret to getting good audio for video is using an external microphone. Review of the Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro
Sony Vegas Pro 12 NLE Software supports for SD/HD video, including 60p, 4K, and 3D video projects. It also features multi-cam editing, supports up to 32 sources, and has an expanded edit mode for A/B Roll editing, and it natively supports Panasonic's P2 AVC-Intra and DVCPRO, Sony's XDCAM, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, HDCAM-SR, AVCCAM, RED's R3D, as well as AVCHD and AVC-based MOV files from popular DSLR cameras. Vegas Pro 12 supports project interchange between FCP7/X, Resolve 8, Premiere Pro/After Effects CS6, and Pro Tools, and you can burn your completed project to a Blu-ray Disc from the timeline.
The new Sony NEX-EA50UH pro camcorder is designed for cinematic event videography. It combines an APS-C sensor, E-mount lenses and DSLR quality still photographs with a camcorder form factor, servo zoom lenses, timecode and professional audio recording capabilities
Ray Morton's A Quick Guide to Screenwriting is an explanation of a few essential concepts and formatting, a little history and business, and some helpful advice and food for thought that, when mixed with imagination and creativity, will help get readers started telling wonderful stories for the screen
How to easily create a title sequence, lower third, and picture-in-picture effect similar to those seen in the episode. Watch the fully edited Episode 5 here and download the Movie Studio Platinum *.vf project file, along with the project's corresponding media, by clicking here.
The Little Blue Book for Filmmakers is a handbook for easy reference, with all the information a student director/actor/producer needs to create a film, from inception through production, to sales, distribution, and exhibition.
This is so coool. Not only is it a binocular, it also records 3D HD video and high res still images. Whatever you are looking at - press a button - and wham - its recorded. And it includes image stabilizing. The Sony DEV-50 Digital Recording Binocular is a binocular-camera hybrid capable of recording 3D video in Full HD, capturing 20.4MP stills and outputting native-resolution images via its micro-HDMI port. In addition to improving the image resolution and manual-exposure settings for this latest iteration, Sony refined the DEV series housing and image-stabilization technology to make the DEV-50 useful for a broader range of photo and video applications than its forerunners, the DEV-3 and DEV-5.
How to make an internet video or film - ten great tips