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Secondary Timeline Editing Tip in FCPX

Most FCPX users know well that getting to grips with the Magnetic Timeline (Primary Storyline) takes some time and effort before one can unlock its full potential. What’s more, there is a myriad of users who have been accustomed to the layout and functionality of the good old FCP

Stunning 16K HDR Film Shot with 2x Canon EOS 5Ds DSLRs

Texas-based producer, director and cinematographer Martin Lisius, best known for his high-end weather productions, has just released a new short film titled, “Prairie Wind,” a truly epic and breathtaking HDR film he shot on a custom rig with 2x Canon 5Ds DSRLs in 16K HDR! Most of

Dope Stretch Transition in Premiere Pro CC

Creating fancy transitions inside of Premiere Pro CC doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend a ton of cash for expensive preset packs from third-party companies that promise you to get some never seen effects with a single click. Instead, by understanding the tools and assets

ALEXA LF Software Update Package 4.0 Available for Download

ARRI have announced the immediate release of Software Update Package LF SUP 4.0 for the ALEXA LF camera. This firmware update provides significant new features for anamorphic shooting, advanced features such as improved dynamic defect pixel correction, compatibility with ARRI LBUS accessories, and important bug fixes. Rental

In Depth Analysis: Vertical Anamorphic and Spherical Videos

The following post is a guest post by LA-based director of photography, Lidia Nikonova , who works on narrative, documentary projects, and music videos in the US, UK, Russia, Australia and France. Her clients include Spotify, VICE, VICELAND, SSENSE, amongst many others. She has shot music videos for artists such

Affordable, 2200nit 7-inch Monitor from CAME-TV/FeelWorld

I was recently browsing for some affordable monitors for my BMPCC 4K, and came across the new CAME-TV MT-S704 High Brightness field monitor, which boasts 1920 x 1200 resolution in a 7-inch 8-bit IPS LCD panel with 1200:1 contrast ration and more importantly 2200 nits brightness making

Easy Text Tracking in After Effects CC

Text tracking is a conventional technique to make a non-diegetic element belong as if it’s an integral part of your edit. This can be seen in films such as those directed by David Fincher, or in the opening titles to movies like Easy A. Not only that,

Tentacle Sync E Bluetooth Timecode Generator for Mirrorless/DSLRs

Hybrid mirrorless cameras have been evolving rapidly over the past two years to a point where they’ve eclipsed more traditional DSLRs for professional video use; they are practically everywhere. Every professional cameraman or camerawoman are expected at any given time to “whip out” out of their camera

How Does the Sony A6500 Stack Up Against the Sony A7III?

Of all the mirrorless cameras currently available as a part of the highly esteemed Sony’s Alpha series lineup, the A6500 and the A7III are without a doubt two of the most talked-about pieces of gear this year. Even though both counterparts strike the perfect balance between price