There was a time as a business owner where I was inefficient. I was sending contracts with physical paper in the mail, waiting for checks, sending DVDs, and taking my sweet time with editing. Editing was especially time-consuming. I was editing on a MacBook Air that had a minimal four gigs of memory. You’d think I was editing with Picasa, but I was actually running Photoshop on that little thing. It took forever for images to save and it added hundreds of hours onto a task that should have been as efficient and straightforward as possible. [Read more…]
Sony has released version 2 of its RAW, XAVC, and HDCAM SR File workflow guide for Sony CineAlta cameras. The workflow guide addresses every stage of production, including on-stage look management, footage transfer and backup, dailies, edit and color grading. The workflow guide looks at just about every popular third-party solution and doesn’t just stick with Sony’s own. [Read more…]
If you are regular reader here, you may have picked up on the fact that I use Adobe Lightroom almost exclusively as an editor for RAW images. I’m curious as to how Photography Bay’s readers break down between the two big third-party RAW editing apps – Adobe Lightroom and Apple Aperture.
Hit the poll below and let us know which you use. [Read more…]
Heads up to everyone who wants to get more into HDSLR video capture – Gale Tattersall is on CreativeLIVE this weekend with a full 3-days of HDSLR instruction. If you aren’t familiar with the name, Tattersall is the Director of Photography for House. He shot the House season finale last year with the 5D Mark II.
Camera Bits has released an updated version of Photo Mechanic. Version 4.6.5 adds a number of new features to the powerful workflow software, including live ingest, embed GPS coordinates in photos, new upload templates for secure FTP, Amazon S3, Flickr, SmugMug, Zenfolio and more.
You can download or learn more about Photo Mechanic 4.6.5 on Camera Bits website.
Manfrotto and Datacolor are putting on a free online webinar that will offer tips on controlling color accuracy and using Datacolors Spyder3 color management products. The free webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 17th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT.
You can register for the webinar at the following link:
They’ll also be giving away some free prizes to live listeners. Your registration counts as your entry.
More details below. [Read more…]
Apple has announced Aperture 3, which offers a number of improvements over Aperture 2, including Faces, Places and Brushes. Obviously, the big news for photographers is the ability to make local adjustments with the Brushes tool. Additionally, Aperture 3 allows you to import HD video from your DSLRs and even edit it make your own movie without ever leaving Aperture. It also includes the ability to easily export video files to Apple’s Final cut software.
Aperture 3 is available for $200 or as an upgrade for Aperture 2 users for $100.