Planar Tracking Tool
Imagineer Systems’ mocha Pro v3.1 is a powerful finishing application
Tracking has become an important tool, not only for effects work, but also for advanced color grading, as creators desire more control over the look of a scene.
At A Glance: Technicolor CineStyle Color Assist
A professional, yet intuitive color-grading system
If you're a Canon DSLR shooter, one of the best third-party applications has been Technicolor's CineStyle profile, which enables you to capture a flat Log-like look, which gives you more latitude during color grading.
The Working Pro
With Media Composer 6.5, Avid doubles down on the professional editing market
At NAB 2012, I had an opportunity to speak with Avid CEO Gary Greenfield.
EC3 and Light Iron perform on-set digital workflow for the 21st century
For motion-picture production, film has been the dominant format for the past 100 years. Although technology has modified the film workflow—especially with the emergence of faster computers, cheaper storage, film scanning, the digital intermediate, etc.—the workflow has generally remained the same.
Cause And FX
Red Giant releases new effects tools targeted at both professional and indie filmmakers
Here at HDVideoPro, we're always on the lookout for companies that create innovative tools for indie filmmakers, yet can still satisfy the pros. Red Giant, which produces plug-ins for compositing software and NLEs, is one of those companies.
Codex Digital is streamlining the professional production workflow
We've been hearing about how digital acquisition and workflow would be overtaking film as the predominant production workflow for several years.
There And Back Again
The Hobbit’s tale of high-frame-rate cinema
The desire of fans to see Jackson's latest endeavor is only rivaled by the sea of controversy surrounding one of the technical aspects of the film. The issue at hand is the film's use of high frame rates.
Judge And Jury
DNA Films and vfx post house Prime Focus create a brilliant sci-fi look in 3D for Dredd
Dredd, the new British sci-fi film directed by Peter Travis and starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd and Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson, paints a bleak picture of the future