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Carl Zeiss Cinemizer With The DJI Phantom - HDSLR Shooter

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Carl Zeiss Cinemizer With The DJI Phantom

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The whole flying your camera thing just got a little cooler.  Your brain will think you're flying but your feet will still be on the ground. Love It!

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4K Camera Test -See how the latest cameras all compare to one another

4K Camera Test -See how the latest cameras all compare to one another | VideoPro | Scoop.it

There are a lot of camera tests available online and it is hard to always find the cameras you want compared to the cameras you are interested in seeing.  If you are like me you are a little skeptical as to how much you can really gain from watching a variety of random camera test online. We ran ... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/11/4k-camera-test-see-how-the-latest-cameras-all-compare-to-one-another/


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The Dolly Zoom Timelapse Will Blow Your Mind! Here's How to Pull off This Crazy Technique

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The internet is practically overflowing with timelapse videos. Some of them are good, some are not, and some of them are truly mind-blowing. As we know, modern motorized camera movement equipment has really paved the way for all sorts of inventive movement to be included in the timelapse format. In general, if a camera move has been done in a live-action environment, someone has probably done it in a timelapse. Although I could very well be wrong, until today I had never seen someone perform a dolly zoom during a timelapse. Eric Stemen recently put together a video not only showing how the technique looks (mind-blowing), but also how he pulled it off using traditional hyperlapse techniques and a little ingenuity.
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Very cool technique

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Premiere Pro CC 2014 review: New features allow video editors to do more - Macworld

Premiere Pro CC 2014 review: New features allow video editors to do more - Macworld | VideoPro | Scoop.it
Premiere Pro CC 2014 review: New features allow video editors to do more Macworld If you've been caught in an embarrassing situation by the local 6 o'clock news crew, then you'll appreciate that professional video editors often must protect the...
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Premiere has become my standard for editing and I've used them all!

 

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Jerry Lewis’s The Total Film-Maker Available Online | Filmmaker Magazine

Jerry Lewis’s The Total Film-Maker Available Online | Filmmaker Magazine | VideoPro | Scoop.it
The Total Film-Maker, that invaluable manuscript culled from 480 hours of Jerry Lewis lectures at the University of Southern California, made its way online
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grab this while you can

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Take College Level Film Courses for Free with MIT's OpenCourseWare « No Film School

Take College Level Film Courses for Free with MIT's OpenCourseWare « No Film School | VideoPro | Scoop.it
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Really cool offerings and all online - excellent!

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For my friends who do.... 

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HXR-NX3 Sample Footage - YouTube

View stunning footage captures with Sony's HXR-NX3 handheld NXCAM camcorder. http://bit.ly/HXRNX3Landing

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How To Give a Film-Look Appearance To Your Video Footage

How To Give a Film-Look Appearance To Your Video Footage | VideoPro | Scoop.it

"One of the most common goals for filmmakers and DP's today is achieving a film look when shooting on video. I'm often asked "which digital camera..."


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Moses B. Tambason's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:40 PM

More people are running to charity tube to post free videos and watch free videos than posting on you tube. Try posting at charity tube and you will never leave. http://www.africatube.net/ More visitors and more video views. Don't take our word for it, try it. Post one same video on youtube and put it on  http://www.africatube.net/ and return ater five hours and compare the viewers rate and decide for yourself. Create your very own group or forum and control who watch it and invite everyone to watch the video. Above all, post video in English or in any language and viewers can watch video description in their own language. Try it and let us know your experience. Above all it is absolutely free like youtube

John Aldred's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:48 AM

Some good tips on here for video shooters.

Julio Vizcarra's curator insight, February 3, 10:27 AM

Cámara, Lentes, iluminación, color, postproducción...

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This GoPro Video Of A Biker Going Down A Ridge Line Will Leave Your Palms Sweaty

This GoPro Video Of A Biker Going Down A Ridge Line Will Leave Your Palms Sweaty | VideoPro | Scoop.it
Kelly McGarry is a freeride mountain biker who strapped a GoPro to his helmet and rode away down a narrow ridge. On either side, he would have been met with a steep fall. As if this wasn't amazing ...

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this is pretty exciting stuff here ! find a watch the run as it was shot by crew too and you'll really appreciate what the guy does on this run.

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Explee - What is Explee?

Explee is an animated video editing tool that gives impact to your ideas. Take your best pitch and either use text-to-speech, professional voiceover or your ...

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neat little tool that's easy to use

 

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 14, 2013 3:54 AM

Animate Your Ideas

Dean Mantz's curator insight, October 24, 2013 10:35 AM

Thank you Ana for sharing this animation video tool.  I see this being the students answer to the organization that animated Sir Ken Robinson's presentation on changing Education Paradigms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U 

Lori Johnson's curator insight, October 26, 2013 5:48 PM

Amazing. Would be great for student presentations

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Adobe Doubles Down on Creative Cloud, Adopts Subscription-Only Model

Adobe Doubles Down on Creative Cloud, Adopts Subscription-Only Model | VideoPro | Scoop.it
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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.

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Oggy Traeman's curator insight, July 15, 2013 6:32 AM
Adobe closed the door on the Creative Suite at its Adobe MAX conference this morning, announcing that it's moving to an all-subscription model and dropping the existing branding of its Creative Suite software products. Starting in June, new versions of Adobe's CS software will be available only online, and only as part of a Creative Cloud subscription.  That's right — say goodbye to After Effects CS6 and say hello to After Effects CC.
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Capture, Record, Edit and Post-Produce Audio & Video with the New ScreenFlow 4

 

 


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desktop tools for video production keep getting better and better.

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Robin Good's curator insight, April 25, 2013 2:02 PM



Telestream has recently released version 4 of its excellent screen capture, recording and editing tool Screenflow, now incorporating a lot new powerful features. Among these:


  •     Nested Clips
  •     Closed Captions
  •     Chroma Key
  •     New Video/Audio Filters
  •     64-bit & MPEG-4
  •     Recording timer
        (you pre-specify for how long to record)
  •     Single-frame export to PNG
  •     Time-code viewable on timeline


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Commercial price is $99.


Free trial available.



For more info: http://www.telestream.net/screenflow/overview.htm


What's new in version 4: http://www.telestream.net/screenflow/whats-new.htm


Free trial: http://dynamic.telestream.net/downloads/download-screenflow.asp?prodid=screenflow


Buy online: http://www.telestream.net/screenflow/store.asp




Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 5, 2013 2:36 PM

A nw videocasting tool!

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, May 14, 2013 11:33 PM
This is something worth looking into. A great price too. Thanks for this scoop. Warmly, Susan
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Zoom H6 Handy Recorder Announced

Zoom H6 Handy Recorder Announced | VideoPro | Scoop.it
Making the rounds in some audio circles on the internet this morning is the announcement of the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder. Zoom's news post abut the device is a bit spartan but the interchangeable mic...

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nice and flexible with 6 channels of audio - cool stuff

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4K Cameras: What's the State of the Art in 2014? - Studio Daily

4K Cameras: What's the State of the Art in 2014? - Studio Daily | VideoPro | Scoop.it
4K Cameras: What’s the State of the Art in 2014?

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So many great choices with a very wide varity in price.  I'm considering the GH4 as my next camera. 

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Adobe Premiere Pro Goes Mobile at Adobe MAX - HDSLR Shooter

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Adobe Premiere Pro Goes Mobile at Adobe MAX

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Very cool mobile editing tool

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Leica's Got a New Medium Format Camera & It Shoots 4K Video

Leica's Got a New Medium Format Camera & It Shoots 4K Video | VideoPro | Scoop.it
Here's our first look at the shaken, not stirred, medium format Leica S (Type 007), courtesy of cinema5D: http://vimeo.com/106276551 Specs:
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Everyone is going 4K video

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No Green Screen? Try the Kubrickian Front Screen Projection | Filmmaker Magazine

No Green Screen? Try the Kubrickian Front Screen Projection | Filmmaker Magazine | VideoPro | Scoop.it
A new video from Shanks FX and PBS Digital Studios illustrates the process behind front screen projection. The technique, famously used by Kubrick in the
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I want to shoot a scene this way and experiment with this technique.

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YouTube to show off low-bandwidth 4K streaming at CES

YouTube to show off low-bandwidth 4K streaming at CES | VideoPro | Scoop.it

With Netflix having announced plans for 4K streaming in 2014, it was only a matter of time before YouTube responded.

And, sure enough, YouTube is reportedly planning to demo its own improved, low-bandwidth 4K streaming technology at tech trade show CES next week, according to GigaOM.

 

YouTube won't be using the same H.265 video codec that's at the heart ofNetflix's 4K streaming plan – instead, it'll use parent company Google's royalty-free VP9 codec to blast Ultra HD video down your internet pipes.


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10 Things Cinematographers do that Annoys the Crew | HowToFilmSchool

10 Things Cinematographers do that Annoys the Crew | HowToFilmSchool | VideoPro | Scoop.it
What are your on set pet peeves? We all have them. Lets talk about 10 things that Cinematographers so that drive the rest of the crew crazy.

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Sony PMW-F55 High Frame Rate (HFR) 240 FPS Test | Tom Guilmette

Sony PMW-F55 High Frame Rate (HFR) 240 FPS Test | Tom Guilmette | VideoPro | Scoop.it

When I bought my Sony PMW-F55 from Rule.com I knew it was going to be an amazing camera. I was looking at replacing my Red One MX digital cinema camera and needed a similar style large sensor camera that would compliment my Sony PDW-F800. I needed a digital cinema/broadcast television camera hybrid.


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planetMitch's curator insight, November 13, 2013 7:36 AM

Tom is an awesome guy - sharing so much of what he's learned. Here he talks about his new Sony F55 and slowmo shot at 240fps. Notice how Tom adds superb sound effects to his slowmo to make it so much more enticing.

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Apple's Gorgeous Mac Pro Production Methods Video: Impact Extrusion, CNC ... - Core77.com (blog)

Apple's Gorgeous Mac Pro Production Methods Video: Impact Extrusion, CNC ... - Core77.com (blog) | VideoPro | Scoop.it
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check out how they are making the new Mac Pro

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Watch This Video: Fire Breathing With a 24 GoPro Array

Watch This Video: Fire Breathing With a 24 GoPro Array | VideoPro | Scoop.it
GoPro's Tyler Johnson put together this cool array of 24 GoPro HERO 3 cameras, which provides a "budget" alternative to the high-end Matrix bullet time effect. You can see the handheld array in the...

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How long will your files last? How about 1000 years? by Phil Rhodes

How long will your files last? How about 1000 years? by Phil Rhodes | VideoPro | Scoop.it

Posted by Phil Rhodes on May 26, 2013 • 

 

(...) "Although it isn't intuitively true, recordable DVDs are, when you think about it, a photographic medium. This is illustrated nowhere better than in a situation I encountered a few years ago which, if you'll forgive the reminiscence, makes the light-sensitive nature of optical disc storage pretty obvious. In fact, you can try it yourself: leave a DVD-R disc on a windowsill for about a year, partially covered in a sheet of paper, and witness the fact that the part of the disc that isn't obscured ends up looking silver, like an industrially pressed disc. Entertaining a thought though this might be for proponents of extremely long exposure photography, it doesn't help much when your DVDs are likely to become unreadable if you leave them in a place that's too bright, or too warm, or if you happen to walk past the cupboard and sneeze.

 

With file-based recording systems now de rigueur, approaches to backing things up are in notoriously short supply. LTO tape systems, as a complex electro-mechanical arrangement, remain expensive, and almost everyone I consulted in the preparation of this article had experienced problems with the reliability of recordable DVDs and other optical media."

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Atomos Samurai Blade, a 5-Inch 1280×720 Monitor & Field Recorder for $1,300 - nofilmschool

Atomos Samurai Blade, a 5-Inch 1280×720 Monitor & Field Recorder for $1,300 - nofilmschool | VideoPro | Scoop.it
Announcements from this year's NAB just keep coming! This time, we're looking at the new Atomos Samurai Blade, a video field recorder inside a 5 production

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Nice combo device. I pretty much want one of these in my toolbox.

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VIDEO: Is Photoshop Remixing the World?

VIDEO: Is Photoshop Remixing the World? | VideoPro | Scoop.it
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.
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Cool video showing the power and influence of Photoshop

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