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DP Paul Del Vecchio on the BMCC’s New Debayering Algorithms

DP Paul Del Vecchio on the BMCC’s New Debayering Algorithms | HDSLR | Scoop.it

A long anticipated feature of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) firmware upgrade released this week was a refinement to the camera's debayering process that promised "sharper and cleaner" output. The new image-processing algorithms have been borrowed from advancements made in DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic's advanced color-correction tool, to give shooters more accurate images straight out of the camera.

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Second time’s the charm? Nikon prepares to release a more refined Capture NX-D—and it’s free!

Second time’s the charm? Nikon prepares to release a more refined Capture NX-D—and it’s free! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    A little more than a fortnight from now, Nikon will finally release Capture NX-D, it's Silkypix-based replacement for Capture NX 2. The app provoked an uproar when it was launched in beta form last February, mostly because…
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Sony A7s Crowned New King of Low Light by DxOMark, but…

Sony A7s Crowned New King of Low Light by DxOMark, but… | HDSLR | Scoop.it
It’s all over the web now: Sony has pulled a rabbit out of its hat with the low light performance of their new A7s, sibling to the A7 and A7R. The imagery is stunning, the ISO numbers staggering.[adrotate group="6"]DxOMark confirms that the A7s has supplanted the Nikon Df as low light king, s... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/sony-a7s-crowned-new-king-of-low-light-by-dxomark-but/
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BlackMagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 11 and Resolve 11 Lite as Free Public Betas

BlackMagic Releases DaVinci Resolve 11 and Resolve 11 Lite as Free Public Betas | HDSLR | Scoop.it
planetMitch note: We’d like to welcome Karin Gottschalk to the planet5D writing staff with her first post! Read her bio at the end of the articleBlackMagic’s DaVinci Resolve has long been the color grading software of choice for many movie industry industry professionals. When the... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/blackmagic-releases-davinci-resolve-11-and-resolve-11-lite-as-free-public-betas/
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Red Supplies the Stunning 4K Content while Gefen Fortifies 4K Signal Delivery Infrastructure

From the revolutionary RED ONE 4K digital camera that impeccably outputted the same quality video as 35mm film in 2007, to the 6K RED EPIC DRAGON, RED Digital Cinema has trailblazed to the very forefront of the digital cinema evolution in Hollywood.  RED Studios Hollywood currently lies nestled in the heart of Hollywood, offering working sound stages and a showcase production facility. Integral to the studios is the warehouse-sized playback theater and showroom, where content shot with RED cameras can be witnessed in its true 4K glory, of which Gefen is an integral part.

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My RØDE Reel Winners Announced, and an Extra Special Gift for Entrants!

My RØDE Reel Winners Announced, and an Extra Special Gift for Entrants! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
If you want to see a great example of why I think – especially now — the world needs more art, all you have to do is watch the Peoples’ Choice winning short film in the My RODE Reel Contest, “My Mom’s Motorcycle” by Douglas Gautraud.[adrotate group="6"]My hat  is off to you, Douglas, for ... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/my-rode-reel-winners-announced-and-an-extra-special-gift-for-entrants/
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Convert Unused USB Thumb Drives Into Your New, Favorite Live-Work SSD

Convert Unused USB Thumb Drives Into Your New, Favorite Live-Work SSD | HDSLR | Scoop.it
We all have a half-dozen or so USB thumb drives laying around. You know, the ones you bought to replace the ones you thought you lost, but then found a week later? Maybe they were free at a trade show? I had my fair share and decided to do something about it: I created my new favorite and totally...
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Color Correction Made Easy | Hurlbut Visuals

Color Correction Made Easy | Hurlbut Visuals | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The Spyder Datacolor is my KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) recipe for color correction success. Many of you have asked me how I mix so many formats so seamlessly.
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DitoGear™ Summer Sale

DitoGear™ Summer Sale | HDSLR | Scoop.it
DitoGear™ is pleased to announce the summer sale. Now you can enjoy a 15% discount for the products and bundles.[adrotate group="6"]The special prices are already visible at www.ditogear.com/store.DitoGear™; Summer Sale is Here![adrotate group="11"]Terms and conditions:This special is not c... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/ditogear-summer-sale/
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What it takes to make a good documentary film

What it takes to make a good documentary film | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Director Kevin Knoblock's class teaches you how to make a good documentary film from start to finish.
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Canon ambassadors reveal their favorite lenses to celebrate the 100 millionth EF lens

Canon ambassadors reveal their favorite lenses to celebrate the 100 millionth EF lens | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Recently, Canon announced that it had produced its 100 millionth EF lens since the introduction of its EOS SLR camera system back in 1987 – only about a year after hitting the 90 million EF lenses milestone in May 2013. To celebrate that…
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WorldWide product release! Nautilus Tripod Wheels from DSLR Solutions

WorldWide product release! Nautilus Tripod Wheels from DSLR Solutions | HDSLR | Scoop.it
planetMitch note: We’re thrilled to bring you another WorldWide Exclusive product announcement from DSLR Solutions – the Nautilus Tripod Wheels! It is a great thrill to be able to support not only the large players in our markets, but the start-ups as well… it does bring me... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/bridging-the-distance-between-sliders-and-dollies-nautilus-tripod-wheels/
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Tutorial: A Basic Explanation of What a Tilt-Shift Lens Is and How it Works

Tutorial: A Basic Explanation of What a Tilt-Shift Lens Is and How it Works | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Tilt-shift lenses are nothing short of optical magic... or so it seems. But as their namesake implies, they actually achieve this 'magic' through the use o
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Gillette Takes You Behind the Scenes of their “100 Years of Hair” Stop-Motion Commercial

Gillette Takes You Behind the Scenes of their “100 Years of Hair” Stop-Motion Commercial | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Gillette, founded in 1901, has been around for just over 100 years now. To celebrate, they recently put together a genius stop-motion video showing the evolution of men’s hair during that time. This video takes us behind the scenes of the four-day production and shows the painstaking level...
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Martin Scorsese: The Art of Silence

Martin Scorsese: The Art of Silence | HDSLR | Scoop.it
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Pioneering Filmmaker Ryan Connolly Shares His Passion For Adobe Video Software - HDSLR Shooter

Pioneering Filmmaker Ryan Connolly Shares His Passion For Adobe Video Software - HDSLR Shooter | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Expert filmmaker builds an online community around his multiple productions using Adobe’s Creative Cloud. After graduating from film school, Ryan Connolly started out in a fairly typical fashion: creating music videos and commercials for local clients. He then went on to run the video studio at PC game company Alienware. But rather than continue following …
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Nikon D810 unites D800, D800E in one model, takes the HDSLR to the next level

Nikon D810 unites D800, D800E in one model, takes the HDSLR to the next level | HDSLR | Scoop.it
    Two years ago, Nikon started a trend with the launch of the D800E, a full-frame digital SLR which did without a resolution-robbing optical low-pass filter in the quest for maximum resolution. Today, the company follows up with…
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Magic Lantern and Charlie Locke coming to the planet5D podcast!

Magic Lantern and Charlie Locke coming to the planet5D podcast! | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Charlie Locke is Our Guest on the Next PodcastComing on July 1st at 11am ET(join us live so you can ask questions!)We’re incredibly excited to be discussing Magic Lantern with Charlie Locke on the next podcast and you can join us LIVE and ask questions of Charlie yourself.[adrotate... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/magic-lantern-and-charlie-locke-coming-to-the-planet5d-podcast/
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How Much Image Quality Do You Surrender When Using Lens Adapters?

How Much Image Quality Do You Surrender When Using Lens Adapters? | HDSLR | Scoop.it
The idea of taking that huge investment in lenses some of us have and leveraging it into the latest and greatest camera bodies (L series lenses, anyone? Panasonic GH4, anyone?) is really appealing.REALLY appealing.[adrotate group="6"]But at least in my own case, I’ve sold off a pile of L glass ... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/how-much-image-quality-do-you-surrender-when-using-lens-adapters/
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Red Giant Universe 1.1 Update Adds New Tools, Updates To Others - HDSLR Shooter

Red Giant Universe 1.1 Update Adds New Tools, Updates To Others - HDSLR Shooter | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Red Giant Universe sees its first major update after only two months since launch. The update adds a number of free tools as well as improvements to exis...
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planet5D podcast #16 with Jem Scofield

planet5D podcast #16 with Jem Scofield | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Hey – Jem Schofield is a blast to talk to! You’ll really enjoy listening to this planet5D podcast episode… please take time to listen and if you like it, please give us a rating on iTunes.[adrotate group="6"]Here’s some of what we talked about:Lighting of the webcams... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/planet5d-podcast-16-with-jem-scofield/
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"Bounced" - Panasonic Lumix GH4 (96fps)

"Bounced" - Panasonic Lumix GH4 (96fps) | HDSLR | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine a short test of the Panasonic GH4’s 96fps capability that would be more fun than what our friends at Neuman Films put together in this sub-minute short.[adrotate group="6"]Icing on the cake? That would have to be the choice of El Danubio Azul as the soundtrack, which I cho... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/bounced-panasonic-lumix-gh4-96fps/
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Brilliant Short Film Demonstrates How Less is More

Brilliant Short Film Demonstrates How Less is More | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Rarely do story, effects, acting, editing, shot selection, budget, and script meld so impressively over the course of a minute and half as in this short, done by charity organization Save The Children.[adrotate group="6"]Truly impressive how they are able to bring an immediacy to events... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/brilliant-short-film-demonstrates-how-less-is-more/
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Blackmagic Firmware 1.8 Adds 4K RAW, Better 1080p for BMCC, & New Menu Interface « No Film School

Blackmagic Firmware 1.8 Adds 4K RAW, Better 1080p for BMCC, & New Menu Interface « No Film School | HDSLR | Scoop.it

There was quite a bit of confusion yesterday when a private download link for the newest firmware 1.8 was made live before an official release. That situation was corrected soon after it was made available, and users were told that this was not an official release. Now the company has announced the official firmware 1.8 update, and they are showing off a video with their CEO that goes through all of the new features and also hints at many more firmware updates coming very soon

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Processing workflow for Magic Lantern RAW video with Cliphouse

Processing workflow for Magic Lantern RAW video with Cliphouse | HDSLR | Scoop.it
Jeff Orig wrote me a couple of weeks ago about Magic Lantern RAW when he mentioned software called Cliphouse that i’d never heard of… and he suggested that he could offer an interesting guest post… And if you’re looking at Magic Lantern RAW workflow and have been... http://blog.planet5d.com/2014/06/processing-workflow-for-magic-lantern-raw-video-with-cliphouse/
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