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It looks like Apple is trying to prove it still cares about the “pro” video industry by adding some features to Final Cut Pro X that have been highly requested by “pro” video editors. They’ve also updated their Motion and Compressor apps with some new features and performance tuning. Continue Reading…

Have you ever tried to shoot video when parts of the scene were very dark relative to other areas that seemed very bright? You end up having to choose which area is more important to you – the darker or the lighter. If you bring the lighter part of the scene into priority, you lose definition in the shadows. If you bring the darker areas into priority, you blow-out the whites. That problem is being addressed with an upcoming feature of the Magic Lantern firmware add-on (unified branch) for Canon cameras. More after the break. Continue Reading…

Magic Lantern, the third-party firmware add-on for Canon DSLRs, had an update on 11/11/11 that I missed (sorry!).

This is an update to the “unified” branch, which is intended to provide common source code and feature-set (where possible) across all supported cameras. In fact, they’ve added the 50D and the 500D to the list of cameras supported by the unified branch. (more after the break) Continue Reading…

First thing’s first: this post is primarily directed at the beginner videographer who is with an organization, like a small church, with a limited technology budget. In fact, such a person may have to purchase all of this equipment themselves, so economy is very important.

Second, what we are putting together here is a basic kit. It is meant to be expanded over time, as the need arises (and as funds become available) for better/more equipment.

Third, I am not talking about a kit for recording live performances. I am talking about for creating movies – sermon illustrations, event highlights, testimony videos, fund raising videos, etc.

With those things in mind, I’ll see you after the break! Continue Reading…

Vimeo Music Store

October 31, 2011 — 2 Comments

Vimeo, the artist’s choice for video publishing and sharing, has announced the launch of their music store. Here is the blurb from the email I received:

Introducing Music Store: As many of you know, finding music for your videos can be somewhat… well, painful. Licensing music on your own can be confusing and finding good free music can take forever. So we decided to create Vimeo Music Store, your one-stop-shop for finding, discovering and licensing high quality music for your videos. With over 45,000 tracks to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect track for that new video you’re creating.

Video, link, and thoughts after the break.

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