Compositing in After Effects vs. Nuke

To all you post-production folks out there, I caught this interesting video the other day and wondered what your take on the subject was? One commenter pointed out that “you can view the AE timeline as nodes, double-click on a layer and view it, play with multiple views, [and] lock them.” to which the poster (who claims […]

Hitchcock Thriller Used to Measure Consciousness

Alfred Hitchcock, our master of suspense, was incredibly good at manipulating his audience—a fact that has now come in handy for neuroscientists. When they screened a Hitchcock thriller for volunteers in a brain scanner, they found that brain activity of a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years was astonishingly similar […]

PAGlink HC-PL94T Time Batteries

  via paguk.com: The new PAGlink HC-PL94T is a high-current replacement for all Anton Bauer Li-Ion batteries.   PAGlink is the first truly digital linking battery system. It offers more power, more functional benefits and more technological advancements than any other battery system.   The smaller and lighter PAGlink Li-Ion battery is compatible with the […]

World’s Fastest Camera Shoots 4.4 TRILLION Frames Per Second

Researchers in Japan have developed a motion picture camera that can take 4.4 trillion frames per second — making it the fastest camera in the world. (via) The technique, known as a Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography, or STAMP for short, shuns the conventional methods employed by other superspeed cameras to achieve results up to […]

What’s New in Final Cut Pro X version 10.1.2?

Apple has announced a major upgrade to Final Cut 10. This upgrade includes the new ProRes XQ which allows for 4K and 5K compressions, formerly not allowed in a ProRes option. This is HUGE. Simultaneously, Arri has announced it’s support for the new codec to be included in their next firmware update of the Alexa XTs […]

Prizmia: Essential New App for GoPro Filmmakers

Calling All GoPro Filmmakers! We know you love GoPro as much as we do, but have you ever imagined doing so much more with it but were limited by its current features? In comes i4software, the creators behind FastCamera, to change all that. What’s more, I was recently contacted by Amanda Toney, Managing Partner at Stage32.com with an […]

Check Out the Phase One iQ250

The Phase One IQ250 is here and they’re available at Adorama Rentals! Our kits include: PHASE ONE IQ250 CMOS M or H MOUNT 2 x PHASE ONE BATTERY PHASE ONE TWIN BATTERY CHARGER PHASE ONE TWIN BATTERY CHARGER AC ADAPT PHASE ONE C1PRO-DB CD 2 x PHASE ONE IQ FIREWIRE CABLE PHASE ONE SENSOR CLEANING […]

5 Tips to Improve Your Images This Summer (or Any Season)

We’ve shared many tips with you on this blog but this one is the big one. The one that should be at the top of your list at all times. It has nothing to do with gear, lenses, camera settings or even lighting. Ready? The most important photography tip to improve your images this summer as […]

The Histogram: A Visual Representation of Light and Color

It’s sure to happen to the best of us.  You’re out on the field shooting and check your camera’s LCD to make sure the image you just captured was a good one.  Looks okay to you at the time but when you get your files back to the studio for editing you realize they’re all […]

More Camera Simulators

As we mentioned in a previous post, Arri created a camera simulator for the Alexa to help renters and potential buyers as well as students and aspiring filmmakers to familiarize themselves with the menu/button layout without needing a camera on hand. That’s all well and good if you’re interested in the Alexa. But what if you […]