Blackmagic has followed through with their promise for regular updates, announcing firmware version 1.8.2 bringing all flavours of Apple ProRes 422 to their current cameras.
Adobe has released another update to its Creative Cloud service, this article will look at the changes made to the non-linear editing platform Premiere Pro.
There are some great looking new features; getting right into it, I have highlighted the most significant changes to the fast becoming favorite Premiere Pro CC.
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Sony’s professional cinema cameras the Sony F5 and Sony F55 have been quite popular among filmmakers and documentarists alike. With the new upgrades Sony addresses many of the things that will make their work and workflow much more ergonomic and offers the option to upgrade an F5 to become an F55. ...
Apple has announced a major update to Final Cut Pro X coinciding with release of the new Mac Pro. Version 10.1 enhances the softwares support with 4K among a host of other significant updates.
The program is now optimized to work with the dual AMD FirePro graphics chips found in the new Mac Pro, increasing performance for playback and rendering....
Blackmagic Design has released firmware version 1.5 for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, enabling the camera to record in Cinema DNG Raw....
Adobe is fulfilling promises of significant, regular updates to their Creative Cloud software products. Version 7.1 has just been released for Premiere Pro, boasting new features such as native CinemaDNG editing and seamless integration with SpeedGrade.
The above video provides a fantastic overview of some of the new features in the update. Here’s a break down of the featured updates:...
The successful line of cinema EOS camera that currently includes the C100, C300 and C500 will receive some updates during Q4 2013.
Here’s what we’re going to see:
CONCERNING ALL C CAMERAS:
- ISO range will be upgraded to go until 80,000 (currently 20,000, meaning additional stops).
- magnify portion will be movable through whole image like on DSLR’s.
- compatibility with GPS module. ...
Canon have released firmware update 188.8.131.52 for the EOS C100, which now features continuous focus tracking of moving subjects and XLR modification.
Our friends over at Planet5D picked up on this first, with one of their moderators commenting on the functionality of the feature:
“OK I downloaded it and installed it on the C100 just before the camera left our building and did some very quick tests using the 18-135mm STM lens. The AF in Focus Lock mode was very fast and smooth. Much better than before.
AF in Continuous mode (which is accessible as a setting in the camera menu) is fully continuous which means it keeps focusing without any interaction.
The One Shot (focus lock) AF mode still requires you to push the Focus button on the front of the camera body.
In my initial test, I was very impressed with the speed and smoothness of the Continuous Focusing. It was very good in very low light, and would probably be even better in good light. It seemed to track a moving person diagonally very well, which is not easy for most contrast detection systems.”...
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