Help Desk: Beyond The Bars
Common questions on monitor calibration
We recently started offering HD monitor calibration services at AbelCine. Our clients are very particular about image quality when it comes to their cameras, and the same is true for monitors.
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.
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.
A Loaded Suite
Adobe CS6 Production Premium offers major upgrades and new features to Premiere Pro and After Effects, as well as a world-class color-grading system in SpeedGrade
It goes without saying that the production industry has seen some significant changes in the past couple of years.
Grading To Extremes
Hollywood DI puts the finishing touches on two indies
Gangsters and horses don't typically go hand in hand, but at Hollywood DI, you can never be sure of what a day's work will entail.
Preserving History Film
Blackmagic Design’s tools help revive both old and new films
I would have thought that all of the films that needed repair or restoration would have been repaired or restored by now.
Cinematographers adopt on-set color-management systems to maintain their original vision
Of all the disasters that can happen on set and on location, perhaps one of the most hair-raising has to do with color.
The Desktop DI, Part II
NLE systems, stand-alone compositors and plug-ins help editors become colorists
Rob Carroll, President & CEO of Cine-tal, a manufacturer of color-calibration software for television and feature-film production, likes to think long-term. “Our business has been through a lot,” he says. “We spent years understanding and improving compression technology.
The Desktop DI, Part I
In part one of a two-part series, HDVideoPro explains DI versus color correction, as well as examines new desktop DI hardware
The story of digital intermediate (DI)—desktop or otherwise—begins with the DP. If you ask a typical Hollywood director of photography about color correction, he or she usually will reply, “Shoot for the look you want and don’t expect the colorist to ‘fix it in the mix.’”
The Quest For Uncompressed
Creative studio Mind Over Eye delivers uncompressed HD from production through post
The pursuit of uncompressed HD for uncompromising high-definition production quality has made Mind Over Eye one of the West Coast's most cutting-edge commercial production facilities for its national clients.