Happy Weekend!! Hope it's sunnier where you are.
We've written a number of things over the last couple weeks about switching from FCP7 to Premiere Pro and Media Composer. Here is a great cautionary tale from Walter Biscardi about the trials and tribulations of his switch. Even with plenty of testing things went awry.
For those looking for an in-depth review of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, this is a great one that is based on lots of first hand experience on real projects by @editblog. There are plenty of strong points, and some great suggestions on how features like media management could be improved.
Eagerly waiting for the Autodesk Smoke 2013 beta period to begin in June? We are! In the meantime, you might want to read this post that details the major changes to the tool and discusses the dramatic improvements in usability. We'll be putting out a post with our own thoughts on Smoke early this week.
Is the future of editing a computer application that creates seamless transitions and tells you when to cut? Here is a look at a cool look at an application that promises to do just that and is being developed by researchers at UC Berkely and Adobe.
Lots of people are excited about the new Blackmagic cinema camera and the ability to shoot RAW video. Joe Marine at nofilmschool looks at trends in hard drive prices and how the costs will add up for people that want to shoot RAW on longer projects. Lots of good discussion in the comments.
Great article by @bnewman01 that posits that the most disruptive innovation in filmaking is DIY audience building. What do you think, should indy filmmakers be spending more time building an audience through social channels rather than sending out long-shot applications to festivals?
Here's one for the shooters in the crowd. Don't know how I missed Philip Bloom's full frame shootout: review of Nikon D800, D4, and Canon 5DmkIII last week.
While we are on the topic of cameras, you might want to check out Philip Bloom's two part review of the Sony FS700.
Check out this interview with Tyler Sablefort about his visually stunning new short 'Shattered' that he shot on the Canon EOS-1D X. Thanks to Dan Chung for his great site, DSLR News Shooter, and the great interview.
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