Here are some ideas to make you consider what could happen if you don’t pay attention to keeping your data safe
Over a series of posts (that you can find here and here), I have talked about keeping your footage safe during post. Most discussions on data safekeeping are about multiple location backups and long-term archiving. While all of that is very important, I have concentrated on thinking about data safety during an edit. What would happen if you lost footage... Read more
In part 1 of this post, I differentiated between archiving footage from a shoot and keeping footage safe during post. I wanted to get editors to think about what would happen if you lost your media.
More importantly, consider how media loss could affect the deadline. How long will it take to get back up and operational?
It’s certainly something... Read more
A thoroughly redesigned Apple iPad Pro tops exciting announcements at Apple's latest special event
By Terry Sullivan
Earlier today, in a packed theater at the Brooklyn Museum of Music in New York City, Apple unveiled three new pieces of computer hardware that will no doubt be of interest to anyone involved in creating photos, videos and multimedia. The new products include a new Apple iPad Pro tablet, Air laptop and Mac Mini.
The most prominent for creatives of all... Read more
I recently wrote about my experiences testing out G-Technology’s G-Speed Shuttle SSD and how it offers various RAID configurations. It started a discussion with a colleague about how we each handle our data to make sure it’s there when we need it.
Of course, everybody has their own requirements. And if you’re working on movie, television... Read more
New York City hosted two trade shows at the Jacob K. Javits Center that had a variety of products of interest to filmmakers, DPs and cinematographers
By Terry Sullivan
Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
This week, New York City hosted two trade shows at the Jacob K. Javits Center that had a variety of products of interest to filmmakers, DPs and cinematographers. The first was NAB Show New York, hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters and featured some products of note, but most were services focused... Read more
Adobe unveiled a slew of updates to many Creative Cloud apps and launched several new digital-imaging, video and multimedia apps
By Terry Sullivan
Earlier today, Adobe unveiled a slew of updates to many Creative Cloud apps and launched several new digital-imaging, video and multimedia apps, as well. The new updates and releases coincide with Adobe MAX, the company’s annual event taking place in Los Angeles this week. Here are two that will be of particular interest to photographers, filmmakers... Read more
FiLMiC Pro is an incredibly powerful video shooting app for your mobile device taking your camera way beyond its native capabilities
FiLMiC Pro is an incredibly powerful video shooting app for your mobile device taking your camera way beyond its native capabilities. Frame rates from 24p to 240p, resolutions from 720p to 4K, timelapse, audio control, Log capture and so much more make this a must-have app for any filmmaker. You can manually adjust white balance and save presets. Adjust... Read more
From a storage perspective, editors (or at least this editor) are always asking for more space and more speed. G-Technology has delivered a product that answers both of those requests: The G-Speed Shuttle SSD.
I saw a unit at NAB and have been waiting to give one a test run. Recently, G-Technology sent me an 8 TB unit to try out. I was able to put it... Read more
There's a combination of settings you can put a LUMIX GH5 or GH5S into that will actually NOT record when you hit the red button. It’s obscure, but it’s possible. Learn how to get there so you know how NOT to go there.
The LUMIX GH5 and GH5S are phenomenal cameras. You can record up to 4K30p 422 10-bit or 4K60p 420 8-bit internally. And if you want to record the best of both—4K60p 422 10-bit, this requires an external recorder. This is amazing! However, if you enable that, then connect an HDMI monitor (not a recorder), there’s one more setting you can enable... Read more
Last time I talked about how your audience will start viewing your edit. I brought up concerns about whether they’ll pay attention: How a movie theater experience is geared toward settling down an audience and getting them ready to watch, but how other large venues might require your help getting the audience’s attention.
Many of you might have... Read more
While it is popular to inject the term “storytelling” into every aspect of filmmaking, I’ll skip it and instead focus on my job as an editor—communicating a message to an audience.
Sometimes that message involves storytelling, and sometimes it doesn’t. Terminology aside, what’s critical is creating a piece of content that works. And... Read more
Last time, I talked about correcting somebody’s misconception about 2k versus HD. I listened to their idea of shooting 2K with their new 4K camera instead of HD so they could “push in.” They didn’t want to shoot 4K and use a lot more storage.
I’ll admit, I was pretty pleased with myself as I explained the difference between HD and 2K. Instead... Read more