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Becoming a “Pro” Creative

Just the Cut / Nate Weber

Being a professional means many things, but what it really boils down to is making a living doing a certain trade. I am a professional editor because I make a living at it year round. I also work as a cameraman for about 3-4 months out of the year, along with some producing and directing throughout. These jobs have accounted for 95% of my income in my life at this point, I am a...Read More

Ikonoscop Forced to Stop Production Due to Financial Problems

Cameras / Nate Weber

Just because film is dying doesn’t mean raw is thriving apparently. Ikonoscop tweeted earlier today that production has temporarily stopped due to financial hardship. @Ikonoskop has temporarily stopped production due to strained financial situation. We are working to find a solution. http://t.co/UhCtTUcPPi — Ikonoskop (@ikonoskop) June 24, 2013 Ikonoscop AB is a Swedish company founded in 1999 by filmmakers who wanted tools that weren’t out there. They’ve been trying to do it their own...Read More

Why I’m not an Early Adopter – Adobe CC

Just the Cut / Nate Weber

I’ve had a Creative Cloud (CC) subscription to CS6 since it came out in 2012. I really like the subscription model, I get my money’s worth from it every single month so I have no qualms about paying the monthly rate, especially if it means they are able to give more regular updates to the tools we use. However, I don’t plan to jump on the update when it comes out this evening. I’ll...Read More

JVC Still Has No Idea What Video Professionals Want

Cameras / Nate Weber

JVC announced a new 4K camera today, the JY-HMQ30. It’s expected to be about $18,000 and should not be bought by anyone. It shoots 4K cut into 4 quadrants onto 4 SD cards! WHY WOULD YOU THINK THAT IS A GOOD IDEA?! You can check these links for all the ‘features‘ but here are the first 10 reasons I could think of not to buy it. 1. Records 4K H.264, its everyone’s favorite flavor...Read More

Kuler: Real World Color Sampling from Adobe

Just the Cut / Nate Weber

I enjoy color correction and appreciate the way color and light shapes real life and film. I often samples color from images for graphics in videos. A new app by Adobe lets you sample real life quickly and easily. Kuler is an iOS app that samples 5 colors from anything you aim your iPhone’s camera at in real time. I quickly vined the app in action so you can see how it works. You...Read More

Sony Announces the PMW-300

Cameras / Nate Weber

Sony announced their newest 1/2″ EXMOR 3-CMOS sensor camera, the PMW-300. The successor to Sony’s aging, but still very popular, EX3. With 50mbps 8-bit 422 internal recording over the EX3′s 8-bit 420, this is a much demanded bump in specs that won’t go unnoticed. It will also get an update with XAVC in 2014. Other upgrades include a new higher resolution display, 3.5″ 960×540 (same DPI and size as the iPhone 4/4S). It shoots...Read More

The New Pro can be a Mac Cube

Just the Cut / Nate Weber

We all heard Apple is doing “something really different” with the new Mac Pro. That’s a terrifying prospect after what they did with Final Cut Pro. But I have thought a bit on this subject and welcome the change. I have long since stopped personally finding the Mac Pros bang-for-buck worth the money, but I do know that is only because most of what I do is straight forward NLE cutting, not much after...Read More

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