Thunderbolt 2: Are Your Peripherals Obsolete?


The new Mac Pro was announced to include new Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. This really is less like going from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 and more like USB 1.0 to 1.1. Thunderbolt 1 had two 10Gbps streams going up and down, but they operated independently so 1 devices could utilize the full stream, with Thunderbolt 2, they have been combined, so you have 20Gbps in either direction. This is a pretty small change technically,...Read More

BMCC Now Available in MFT and EOS, BMPCC & BMC4K Shipping July 25th


The Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) announced at NAB 2012 in EOS mount, later announcing the MFT mount option in September 2012, is now readily available in both mount options. It’s been possible to get the EOS mount for a while now but B&H hasn’t had both models in stock until recently. The camera features a 2.5K Micro-Four-Thirds active size sensor and shoots up to 30fps in ProRes 422HQ or uncompressed CinemaDNG to standard SSDs...Read More

Becoming a “Pro” Creative


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


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. — 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


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


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


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

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