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Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Released

Blackmagic Design just released DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta for public download. Unlike previous versions, which did include some NLE features to complement the very potent colour grading suite, this time around Resolve 12 is a full fledged non-linear editing beast. No more Resolve Lite – the name

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 11.3 Adds Sony XAVC-Intra Support

Blackmagic Design recently released the latest update to their premier colour grading software DaVinci Resolve 11.3. The latest update includes support for the flagship ARRI Alexa 65 and Panasonic V35 IDT cameras, new ACES 1.0 support, DNxHR MXF and Sony XAVC-Intra encoding enhancements as well as general

An Alternative Workflow For Creating a DCP Using SCRATCH

Assimilate’s SCRATCH software is not only a premier DI solution delivering real-time data management of dailies, conforming, editing, advanced colour grading, 3D compositing, finishing and mastering for your projects, but it can also be used as a platform than efficiently can help you to create a DCP package for theatrical exhibition of your

Capturing 8K Quicklapse Video For a Commercial Project

Back in 2012 when the award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of the small production company Sanchez-Olaso, Miguel de Olaso Macgregor accidently found how he can take the time-lapse photography to a whole new level by developing the so-called Quicklapse technique. He was on a trip to Iceland when suddenly he ran across a damaged

Display Calibration Using SMPTE Colour Bars

We all have seen those multi-colored vertical patterns that many different types of video equipment such as cameras, monitors editing and colour grading software generate, mainly known as SMPTE color bars. Yet, calibrating various displays and monitors using the SMPTE color bars are still a challenging and overwhelming task for

Red Raw Workflow Inside FCP-X

Working with Raw inside the different NLEs requires a certain approach that varies from application to application. For instance, in Premiere Pro, you can work directly with Raw files by taking advantage of the GPU-based debayering and CUDA cores acceleration while editing the native files in real-time. However,

How To Use Face Tracking In DaVinci Resolve 11

DaVinci Resolve 11 is not only one of the most powerful and popular colour grading software suites available today, but also it has become an extremely versatile editor as well with over 100 new editing features and significant improvements added to its latest version. However, the workflow could

Snowlight: Another Sony FS7 Short Film Shot in 4K

Sony’s recently released 4K Super 35mm sensor XDCAM camera the PXW-FS7 is not only an extraordinary 4K camera, considering the price and all the features it provides, but as we’ve already covered in previous posts, the FS7 can produce exceptional images as well, especially in the hands of experienced DP’s such as

Editing in Davinci Resolve 11 From Start to Delivery

Many filmmakers are still wondering whether the DaVinci Resolve 11 is feasible as an “end-to-end” editing solution. Beside the essential editing features that one can find inside Resolve 11 such as ripple, roll, slip, slide, extend or shorten edits built-into the software, there is also a whole set of familiar features

Colour Correction LUTs in Adobe Premiere Pro and FCP X

There is a common misunderstanding about the colour look-up tables, or in short LUTs. Many people still do believe that applying a LUT to the image is like applying another preset in your NLE. Certainly, this is not the case. What is a colour look-up table and how

Review of the Zoom H6 Portable Audio Recorder

The Zoom H4N, and other similar portable professional audio recorders, have grown at about the same rate as the DSLR revolution. The Zoom H4n became, and still is, the go-to recorder for any DSLR videographer remotely serious about capturing anything more than camera audio. In this post we

Dave Dugdale Has a Fix For The Audio Issues on GH4

The US based former sound designer and passionate  filmmaker Dave Dugdale, who now stands behind the successful site www.learningdlsrvideo.com, has advice for all the GH4 users who might have some audio bugs and issues with their brand new 4k camera from Panasonic. If you are one of them, the