So I’m sure you’ve all heard the dull thud that was made when Final Cut Pro X landed. Ouch! And with the disappearance of FCP 7 from store shelves, Alot of FCP users are in search of a news NLE solutions while Avid and Premiere are obvious and easy options to chose, this is a good time to step back a take a good look and the NLE landscape.
One solution I found is Lightworks. Available as a free download at http://bit.ly/mS1niQ, Lightworks is a well established post package that is now an Open Source project being developed with “professional editors” in mind. It was recently used by Oscar winning editor Tariq Anwar to cut “The King’s Speech”. (read his interview here) Dozens of other films have also been produced using Lightworks (full list)
Right now, its’s only available to Windows users, but a both Linux and Mac OS support is promised for the later this year. It’s free, so why not give it try.
You smart phone and tablet users may want scoot on over to your respective app stores and download a free copy of iGobo by Apollo Design Technology, Inc. iGobo is a neat little app that lets you scour thru the over 2000 metal and glass color gobo patterns that Apollo offers. Among other things, the app gives you the opportunity to compare up to 4 patterns, audition patterns rotating a various rates was well as rotate stacked patterns and save and share all your favorites. Seem like and handy tool.
It looks like those industrious Germans at P+S Technik are jumping knee deep into the 35Digital Camera pool. They are just days way from the launch of their new PS-Cam X35. If you’er headed to Cine Gear in early June, you might have the opportunity to be among the first to check out the latest digital cinema catcher. Not a whole lot is known about the camera right now, but judging by the photo, It looks to be aimed more at the Epic – Alexa market than the AF100 – F3 end of the market. Any guesses on what it weights?
Our good friend, Andy Shipsides at Able Cine has put together a collection of scene files for the Panasonic AF100. Included in the group are files for Low Noise, Contrast, 5D Match, Wide Dynamic Range, as well as Warm and Cool looks. Andy’s Looks can be downloaded from Abel’s site. You can also find scene files over at DVXUSER.
I’m sure many of you have some old 35mm still camera’s that you’d love to still be using in this digital age. Well, the Digital Cartridges from Leica might be the solution. Available in 4, 8 & 12MP, Leica’s re35 cartridges employ patented Flexisensor Technology as a replacement for film. There are still a lot of questions to be answered about this yet to be delivered product, but it seems quite promising.
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It looks like the folks at GoPro are full of surprises. The latest being the acquisition of the high end, professional Cinefrom codec. Cineform is a high quality 4:4:4 codec that provides fast performance while maintaining very high image quality. The new 3D Hero will be the first GoPro product to employ the Cineform codecPress Release http://www.cineform.com/pdfs/GoPro%20acquires%20CineForm%20PR%20Final.pdf