Category Archives: Useful Tools

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Camera News: More Blackmagic Updates, ARRI Supports SxS Pro+, Red Dragon on The Knick, and More

Once upon a time, you bought a camera and made the most of the investment, putting up with any feature limitations until it made financial sense to invest in a more current model. But in the new camera landscape, you … more »

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Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support, DJI Has a New MoVI Competitor, and More

From formats to flight plans, here's a round-up of this week's news for cinematographers.   Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support in BMCC, Pocket, and 4K Cameras Blackmagic's latest firmware upgrade, v1.8.2, extends the company's support for Apple ProRes formats. Previously, users … more »

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Top Seven Takeaways from Apple’s WWDC Keynote

What's been cooking in Cupertino? Today was the big keynote address at Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC), in which Apple CEO Tim Cook rolled out the company's latest and greatest for an audience of software developers — as well … more »

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FontList Plus: Quick Font Previews Inside After Effects

Ever find yourself firing up an office program like Microsoft Word during an After Effects session just so you can preview the text you're working with rendered in all the different fonts you have installed? If so, then you might … more »

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Courier Prime Is a Free, Easier-to-Read Script Font

Filmmakers live in a digital world. Figuring out how updated procedures can replace older technology is part of the game when it comes to quality and efficiency. That's how file-based workflows superseded tape, and how the on-set digital lab is … more »

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GoPro Goes 4K in a Smaller, Faster, Lighter Camera

It was a fun Tuesday night here in San Francisco as GoPro Founder and CEO Nick Woodman took the wraps off the company's latest little camera, the Hero3. This new product in the GoPro family ups the ante for helmet-cam … more »

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Useful Tools for Editors: Baselight for Avid is Ready

It was in back in April, at NAB, that FilmLight was showing their Baselight for Avid plug-in, part of the ever-growing Baselight Editions family of products. Baselight for Avid is a color-grading tool for Avid Symphony and Avid Media Composer … more »

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Useful Tools for Editors: Pro Player

QuickTime Player X got you down? Then you might be interested in the brand new Pro Player from the folks at Digital Heaven. Pro Player is a lot like its name sounds. It's a simple application designed for playback of different … more »

DaVinci Resolve 9 Beta Ready to Download

If you took any time to evaluate color grading tools at NAB 2012 then you must have seen DaVinci Resolve 9 running at the Blackmagic Design booth. If you were familiar at all with Resolve then you probably did a … more »

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A Thunderbolt CF Card Reader … and More!

I'll admit I'm a bit off the Thunderbolt radar since I don't own a Thunderbolt-capable machine (though I do have one on loan). But last week I was working with a photographer who was looking into a new Macbook Pro … more »