Shock! Video Is Sony’s Biggest Opportunity

Kenji Tanaka, VP and Senior General Manager of Sony's Business Unit 1, Digital Imaging Group, in his interview with DPReview’s Barney Britton, affirms that video is among the company’s greatest opportunities and that demand worldwide for video is strong. Better late than never! Where do you see Sony’s biggest opportunities in today’s market? Video is... Continue Reading →

Sony S-log2 + Athena LUT

I still see lots of YouTubers grossly underexposing their S-log footage, which leads to a bunch of noise to deal with in post. Here's an example of a correctly exposed clip along with a screen grab from the same video on YouTube. Incidentally, prior to Athena, whether shooting Cine2, HLG or S-log, previous LUTs required... Continue Reading →

Leeming LUT Pro ‘Athena’

Alongside the newly released Pro II LUTs, Paul Leeming has also given us Athena LUTs, which he says "are a brighter version of Pro II, designed around placing middle grey (also known as 18% grey) at the 50% IRE level after the LUT has been applied, while retaining the same perfect colorimetry". Both Athena and... Continue Reading →

The Canon R5 Is On My Radar

As a videographer, the R5 has me intrigued: flippy screen, great ergos, 10-bit log, Canon color, Dual Pixel AF, IBIS, internal RAW, outstanding lenses, UHD 120fps, along with an ND filter adapter for EF lenses, a huge one for filmmakers... Even more so, as Canon’s knocked it out of the ballpark with their recent releases,... Continue Reading →

Asus PA32UCX Discontinued

It looks as though the Asus PA32UCX has been discontinued - just one year after its release! - leaving budget filmmakers without an alternative to the Pro Display XDR ($7,500.00 with stand, non-glare screen and AppleCare), though I can’t say it’ll be missed. Asus has some of the worst after-sales support I’ve ever experienced and... Continue Reading →

Switching to Google Chrome

First, it was QuickTime. Then, bye bye Final Cut Pro. Now, it's time to say good riddance to Safari. YouTube videos just look that much better in Chrome. What's next - getting a PC? hehe [Update 25.6.2020] I just learned that iOS 14 will support YouTube's VP9 codec. All I can say is, it's about... Continue Reading →

DaVinci Resolve Tips For Beginners

Here are three tips for setting up Preferences for those just starting out with DaVinci Resolve. Go into Resolve Preferences to enable UltraStudio 4K Mini. Check Live Save and Project Backups to safeguard your work. Sign in to your YouTube or Vimeo account.

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