I've been using the creative cloud Adobe suite for about three weeks and I'm impressed with the ease and function of all the tools. It's really no different than having the software installed on your machine the traditional way. After the trial, I will be subscribing and leaving all other editing software behind. On top of that, I've been converted to a Premiere fan. It had been since Premiere 1.0 that I've paid any attention to it as an editor. I didn't care for it back then. I was a Media100 fan back at the beginning of non-linear editing time. Now, I find other editing platforms, yes, even FCP, to be less efficient, intuitive and lacking a user friendly interface like Premiere. So, Adobe wins hands down for the comprehensive creative tool set. If you haven't tried it, the free trial is a must. Adobe has a good chance of winning you over and winning the pro editing platform battle once and for all.
Loads of great new cameras, features and gear at NAB this year. This is one of the latest updates from Sony. The big news is with an attached recorder you can record at high frame rate continuously and unbuffered using the NEX-FS700.
CMSWire NAB: Adobe To Preview New Video Production Software Broadcasting & Cable "Adobe's video tools revealed today provide content creators with one powerful toolset to help them produce exceptional content and streamline workflows.
"I’ve been on a bit of a Zeiss kick here lately, partly because I genuinely appreciate their products, but mostly because they continue to innovate and provide new glass for their customers. Earlier this week we took delivery of the Zeiss 135mm T2.1 CP.2 which marked the first time Zeiss released a lens as a CP.2 before releasing it as a ZF.2 or ZE. I’ll be sure to put some tests of the 135mm up soon, it’s an impressive tele-prime to say the least. This brings me to todays topic."
Videomaker Releases Top 5 Essential Forms for VideoSacramento Bee26, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Videomaker, the premiere website and magazine for all things video, has released the five most essential video production forms to help videographers keep...
You wouldn't have to be online for too long these days to spot a photoshop'd image pass through your streams. At this point, it would be hard to deny that Photoshop has completely revolutionized our culture visually.
Sam Seegars's insight:
Cool video showing the power and influence of Photoshop
"Missed NABshow will have a look at this from TeraDEK, affordable HDMI based webstreaming unit with wifi, 3G/4G and ethernet connectivity. For broadcasting or webcasting live events from any location to online.
Supports Ustream, Livestream as well as your IP account, complete with its own app allowing you to set up, preview and monitor your output giving you a viewer side look at the streamed content.
Compact and powerful, the new Lowel GL-1 Power LED set to become the must-have lighting tool for on-location shoots
Hauppauge, NY – April 5, 2013 – The Tiffen Company®, a leading manufacturer of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, video, motion picture and broadcast markets, has begun shipping the new compact, battery-powered Lowel GL-1 Power LED Light through the Lowel Domestic and International Dealer Network.
“The Lowel GL-1 Power LED represents a new level of quality and control that can be achieved with lighting. The portable form factor keeps much better pace with any on-location shoot while the purpose-built options lets you create an atmosphere in a matter of moments with exact precision. And because the light is a ‘what you see is what you get,’ the results are always outstanding,"comments Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Company. "No other light delivers this type of power, flexibility and speed. We expect the Lowel GL-1 Power LED Light to become the go-to lighting for image-makers everywhere.”
"Many of you have heard me talk about how I light to eye by either looking at the back LCD screen or a lighting monitor like an HP DreamColor. Lighting to eye is something that is based on experience and what you like esthetically. I trained my eye through the use of exposing film, not an LCD screen or a monitor, but a photo-chemical process and by the use of a light meter. Many say that the light meter is dead with digital. I disagree. It is the only tool that you have in your box that can measure what you love. It can tell you how you lit a specific scene in case you have to go back and pick something up later in your schedule. You will need that tool to measure footcandles and f-stops to guide you to make the match perfect."
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Sam Seegars's insight:
Smoke is the king of all edit softwares. I've been a user since 2005 and every new release is better. Although I don't own it yet, I'm sure that Smoke 2013 is hands down the best tool for serious editors.