Closed Captions in FCP X 10.4.1

The closed captions feature in Final Cut Pro v.10.4.1 is a real godsend for those of us recording documentaries and interviews in a foreign language. Adding text to the timeline – a tedious process that used to take hours – now takes just minutes when used in conjunction with real-time voice translation in Google Translate.… Read More

Does the BMD Pocket 4K Render the GH5 Obsolete?

There’s a lot of understandable excitement online surrounding the announcement of Blackmagic’s successor to the five year-old Pocket Cinema Camera. In their enthusiasm, many are still repeating the same tired BS that Panasonic’s GH cameras produce garbage, plastic looking footage, and that this marks the beginning of the end of the GH5 and GH5s. I… Read More

Has Panasonic Killed Off Cinema Lenses?

The primary reason for using cinema lenses is for pulling focus. Focus pulls have become a hallmark of the cinematic look. However, cinema lenses can run anywhere from around $1,000 to over $30,000 apiece. And that doesn’t include extra expenditures like rails, matte box, follow focus, a heavy duty tripod, an external monitor, batteries, cables and more. Not only… Read More