The Syrp Genie Mini II is the follow-up to the popular and affordable Genie Mini, which itself was a scaled-down version of the breakthrough Syrp Genie. The Genie Mini II steps up the time-lapse game with new features, including keyframed movement and multi-row panorama. It will also be compatible with upcoming feature releases like auto exposure ramping, time-lapse compiler and camera control. [Read more…]
Red Giant this week released a new VFX Suite featuring loads of visual effects tools for Adobe After Effects. Red Giant VFX Suite offers a powerful toolkit for realistic VFX composites, automatic chroma-keying, lightning-fast and accurate planar tracking, object replacement/removal, photo-realistic glow effects, beautiful prismatic displacement effects and camera-inspired lens flares for visual effects and motion graphics. [Read more…]
DJI has announced its new Ronin-S gimbal for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, which we first saw back at CES 2018, will be available on June 11 for $699. It’s a more compact gimbal than the larger Ronin models and is designed to handle the payload of a basic DSLR or mirrorless camera and lens (up to an 8 lbs. payload).
It features a single-hand design for the lighter packages and has an offset motor roll for better visibility of the camera’s rear display – and thus, further lightening the load with no need to use an external display. It also offers a number of controls and is compatible with several DJI accessories from prior Ronin models. The battery life is rated for 12 hours of use. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Red Giant just announced Universe 2.1, an update to its collection of GPU-accelerated plugins for editors and motion graphics artists. This update is mostly about text effects. [Read more…]
Syrp showed off its new Genie II and Magic Carpet Pro at NAB 2017 a couple weeks ago. The Genie II is a 3-axis motion control head that consists of a Linear drive and Pan / Tilt drive, both of which run tangle free using Bluetooth and WiFi. [Read more…]
Every year when we ask about the aging audio and type tool options, we get a we’re working on some major overhauls to the core program for these features. Well, now it looks like we are finally getting some serious upgrades to both of these features, along with several more. [Read more…]
In this video from Peter McKinnon, we get a look at a pretty basic workflow of creating a cinematic look in Adobe Premiere Pro. Across the series of color grading tutorials in this video, he pretty much lives in the Basic Correction panel of Premiere Pro instead of getting into the three-way color wheels, which we commonly see used for emphasizing color in highlights and shadows.
While not the most complex grading method, I think it’s a great starting point for dipping your toes into color grading and getting good results. Of course, it all starts with good footage, which you need to get in-camera first.
[via ISO 1200]
Red Giant recently announced Magic Bullet Suite 13, which is a major update to the software suite that includes updates to all apps within. The update includes GPU acceleration, color correction with OpenCL support for real-time playback in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and more key highlights, including: [Read more…]
Prices on external video recorders are dropping like crazy. Last summer, we saw the Atomos Ninja 2 drop to $295 and the Ninja Blade drop to $495. Last month, Convergent Design dropped the price of its impressive 4K Oddyssey7Q+ to $1795.
Now, Atomos has done it again and dropped the price of its popular Ninja Assassin 4K HDMI recorder to $995, which previously was priced at $1295.
Additionally, the Atomos Shogun 4K HDMI and SDI recorder received a $500 price drop down to $1495, which helps it now undercut the Oddyssey7Q+.