I posted another article on ProVideo this week, this time it was on my use of #DSCLabs charts for everything from checking focus and maintaining color accuracy to assisting Stereo image alignment or determining tonal ranges needed for our HDR future.
They are a mainstay in my kit, and I would not know what to do without them. Via @ProVideo
DSC Charts keep my tests accurate and repeatable
#filmmaker #tests #indie #cinematography #cinema #television #film
I am this weeks guest on the https://www.provideocoalition.com Podcast, where Scott Simmons and I discuss Cinegear Atlanta, MacOS Catalina, FCPX updates, Deluxe’s financial woes and other things.
ProVideo Coalition Podcast Eps 2: CineGear ATL, Deluxe Bankruptcy, Catalina Update & More
#podcast #cinegear #Atlanta #FinalCutPro #Deluxe #MacOS #Catalina #filmmaking #Cinema
Corning Optical TB3 cables have saved me more than once since I started using them
I have not been posting as much as I should for the last few months, so I thought I would start engaging more often on the secondary aspects of social media.
I spent some time recently with BlackMagicDesign’s UltraStudio 4K Mini, and wrote about it for people to know.
Blackmagic Design’s UltraStudio 4K Mini I/O is Built for the Demands of Production and Post
What I did not add in the article on PVC was how much I was frustrated with the cable issue. If it had not been for the Corning Optical Thunderbolt 3 Cables I had in house, I would have been tearing my hair out with multiple issues. I keep a box of new Thunderbolt cables in my office, I buy them by the dozens, nearly a gross of them (144 cables) in the last 3 years of testing Thunderbolt 3 devices. My BMD test issues made me go back and physically check all my cables.
Of the 20 cables I tested, 10 of them showed some type of error. 5 of them were incorrectly labeled on the packaging as 40Gbps active TB3 cables when the code on the cables indicated were actually 20Gbps passive cables. 4 more showed issues with the fragile electrical wires that are the main point of failure in my experience. I am still seeking answers on why the Windows systems did not flag the errors my MacBook Pro did. It could be one of a number of things, none of which I have confirmed as I write this.
More to come.
BlackmagicDesign acquires Ultimatte and Fairlight and annouces a new series of Teranex AV products.
And lots of glass, Leica released M series lenses with .8 gear pitch for ease of use with follow focus systems found in cinema.
Close ups on Sigma and Zeiss lenses later.
Going into IBC, onset technologies get a boost from the marriage G-Tech Storage and ATOMOS’ recorder workflows, streamlining transfers and offloads directly in GTech devices.