5 Most Amazing Cameras in the World

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by Curious Droid

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Digital cameras are getting more powerful and smaller each year, with mega pixels counts and other features increasing at a breath taking rate but step away from the consumer devices and there are some truly amazing cameras being used.

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In this video we’ll look at some of the most amazing cameras in the world today and coming soon.

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Highest resolution surveillance camera ARGUS-IS 1:55

The most powerful camera, the LSST 3:57

Fastest camera’s in the world 5:19

Smallest camera in the world 7:19

More detail on each camera can be found here.

Light Painting Made Easy by the New iPhone App Pablo

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FstoppersFor most, light painting photography is out of reach. Usually requiring a DSLR setup, most photographers don’t want to spend the time, energy, or coin to create dynamic images painted with light. But, for those who love the idea of using concentrated light to add flare to their images with little to no effort, Pablo is here. The new app for iOS helps even the most amateur photographer create long exposure photos and video at the touch of a screen.

Pablo is currently free and available for download in the App Store.

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How to Create LUTs in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro

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In this lesson you will learn how to create your own color Look Up Tables (commonly referred to as LUTs) in Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro.

Besides After Effects or Premiere Pro, in order to follow along with this lesson you will need to download a free plug-in from Red Giant called LUT Buddy. LUT Buddy will let you generate and export the color information needed to create a LUT, which you can then use with any other software that supports LUTs.

If you’re new to LUTs and need a primer don’t worry, we’ve got you covered: check out our introduction to color look up tables.

I often refer to LUTs as ‘universal color presets’ because they work in a similar manner to a color preset, but they are universal in the sense that they can be used across a variety of different applications.

It is important to note that LUTs can only contain color values so, unlike effects presets, they can’t read things like blurs, sharpening, or grain if they are applied to your footage. These effects will actually cause errors if they are applied when you are exporting a LUT.

We start with the After Effects workflow in the video above. The Premiere Pro workflow is covered at 6:20 on.

Those four easy steps are here.

New SLR Magic Image Enhancer Filter Can Improve Your Skin

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by Charles Haine, nofilmschool

SLR Magic Image Enhancer Pro
 SLR Magic recently released its latest product, the Image Enhancer Pro filter that is targeted at cutting light more evenly across the spectral range.

Digital sensors see outside the range of human vision—with especially big problems seeing into the infrared spectrum in ways that humans can’t, resulting in unwanted distortion. While you might want to use this for a specific effect, it’s much more likely that the extra info in the IR spectrum is showing up in your images in unpleasantly lifted blacks, sometimes with a color cast, provided by fabrics that look pleasant on set but reflect more IR than the eye can see. This problem is typically exacerbated by traditional ND filters, which usually lower the visible spectrum more than the IR spectrum, leaving you with even more ND issues.

Why does this matter? (see here)

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26 Totally Free Assets for Wedding Videos

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By Michael Maher, Premiumbeat

Get free wedding video contract templates, light leaks, name badges, and much more. These complimentary assets are perfect for every wedding videographer and editor.

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In an effort to help those starting their journey as wedding videographers, PremiumBeat has put together The Ultimate Guide to Producing Wedding Video. This all-encompassing resource offers everything you need to know to shoot wedding videos, edit cinematic masterpieces, and run a successful wedding video business.

This extensive guide offers tons of information and includes 26 free wedding video assets to get your wedding video business started. Take a look …

This curated guide for wedding filmmakers will not only show you how to shoot and edit wedding videos, but how to run a successful wedding video business.

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Final Cut to Motion, Round-tripped FREE!

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by ilgattohanuovecode.it

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What is Final cut to Motion?

Final cut to motion is a free app for sending the whole timeline from Final Cut to Motion. Just export your project as .fcpxml (File > Export XML), upload it here and download a motion project.

Supports:

  • Video Clips
  • Images
  • Secondary Storylines
  • Inspector parameters

We would like to implement soon:

  • Titles
  • Generators
  • Retiming
  • Keyframes
  • Audio Clips
  • Markers
  • Freeze Frames

*Doesn’t support:

  • Effects
  • Color
  • Transitions
  • Compound Clips
  • Multicam clips

*Features not found in Motion

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World Class Watercolor Design Freebies

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by 4vector.com

Using Photoshop for your artwork is the way of the future! Not only can you remove mistakes with a simple hotkey, but you also don’t have to worry about the mess that is associated with real world watercolor. No longer do you require paper, water and colors. With Photoshop, everything is done with the power of computing. If you are a digital artist and are looking for your next masterpiece, consider using some of these great free watercolor design assets.

Installing Photoshop brushes and textures is a breeze. You can simply drag the ABR file onto your Photoshop window to install one brush. For a collection, head to edit>Presets>Preset Manager, select brushes and then add brushes by hitting the load button!

Watercolor Pack Click here to view and download the 14 watercolor bundles.

7 Free Filmmaking Books and Guides

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By Jourdan Aldredge, Premiumbeat

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Looking to read up on filmmaking but not wanting to spend lots of money? Check out these totally free filmmaking books and guides!

Jumping into filmmaking and video production and editing can be tricky — especially if you’re just starting out. While it will always be the best advice to simply go out and do it (even if you fail now and again), reading up on your craft can be a great way to continue your education.

That’s doubly true when you’re looking to jump into specific problems you’d like to troubleshoot or speciality skills you’d like to learn. If you’re ready to develop your filmmaking skills, these seven free resources are some of the best around.

1. PremiumBeat: 101 Filmmaking Tips & Tricks

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Freebie Friday: 14 Free Lumetri Color Grading Presets

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By PremiumBeat

Go Hollywood with over a dozen FREE Premiere Pro Lumetri looks! These free movie-inspired color grading presets will instantly add a dramatic look to your project.

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These 14 free Premiere Pro Lumetri Looks are easy to use and can quickly add blockbuster style to your video. Take a peek at how simple they are to use. (Featuring the royalty free track “Thriller” by Reaktor Productions.)

Please be sure to check out PremiumBeat‘s 100 other freebies by clicking here.  Simple.  Done!