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Friday, May 20, 2016

Bram Desmet breaks down Flander Scientific Inc. New BoxIO NABShow 2016..!

Great to see all the guys over at Flanders Scientific Inc. This year at NABShow. Bram Desmet CEO & General Manager gives us a great breakdown of their new and exciting BoxIO. They come in several flavors for all levels of support. Without going into too much detail that the video will cover I can say this is a very cool Lut Box.

I am currently upgrading my edit suite with calibration hardware and Calman Studio Software from Spectracal. The boxes I'll be running are the eeColor(which kinda seems like they are not making these anymore or no updates but one of the least expensive options), and the Aja LUT-Box. So far I'm working on calibrating my Benq W1500 with eeColor and today will start calibrating my HP z27x with Calman Studio, Xrites i1 Display Pro probe and the Aja LUT-box. The BoxIO definitely have some awesome features my current Lut boxes don't support. Also the DIT cart they showed at NABShow was really awesome. I was fortunate to win the Tangent Element TK panel at the colorist mixer at Nab this year which motivated me to upgrade everything to add proper calibration in my edit suite(also met Jason Bowdach of Cinetic Studios an awesome colorist who also provided me some advice based on his own companies setup-we met in person after Robbie Carman demo'd the Lumetri panel with the Tangent Ripple in the NABShow  Adobe booth-too coo I might add:). I'm going to also look at setting up a similar DIT cart with the hardware and software I have now like Scopebox running on my early 2011 MacBookPro(since Scopebox is OSX Only).

All that being said...I'm looking at following up with a blog post on all this new color hardware and software with Spectracal Calman Studio but in the meantime if your looking for a LUT Box solution for your DIT cart or in your Post workflow these new FSI BoxIO look like the best new option out there(lil bit more pricey compared to what I own-but like everything you get what you pay for...so for the money the Aja box is a great lil box). I'd definitely like to upgrade to one of these boxes as I expand with more capabilities on-location, in my studio, or edit suite.

FSI is a really great company which is equally as important as a great spec product(at times a product is only as good as the follow up and support they provide...and I've only heard amazing things...like everyone uses FSI:). I've been covering their products for the past several years and have to say it's been great getting to know some of the guys over there like Bram, Kris, and Adam Patterson came by to visit me and my edit suite before NAB. Below is a photo side by side with a CM250 and my HP DreamColor z27x. Check out those blacks comparing backlit to oled(uber black...blacks)..!


 Below is a video on the NABShow 2016 showfloor with Bram Desmet breaking down BoxIO..!



Additional Details Below of the various FSI BoxIO boxes and options..!

 

Thanks for checking out my Blog..!

Cheers..!

Ryanb. Aka: Filmguy

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pamela Ann Berry Atomos Product Ninja Demos Flame NABShow 2016...

Caught up with my friend Pamela this year in the Atomos booth. She was kind enough to give us a complete breakdown of all the benefits and robust features the Atomos Flame HDR monitor is capable of in a video below.

See how the Flame Series with AtomHDR will redefine the way you shoot with Log

~10-bit Monitor

~AtomHDR

~7” High bright 1500nit

~Build & Power Management

 

  Flame Series Key Features:

• With a Dynamic range to match that of a 10-bit camera LOG footage, AtomHDR monitors   deliver the detail in highlights and shadows usually clipped on traditional monitors.

• A highly advanced field monitor even in non-HDR scenarios with 1500nits brightness for outdoor
  shooting, native full HD resolution and optional calibration to ensure natural LCD colour drift can
  be corrected over time.


 

 

• Record direct from the sensor in pristine 4K UHD (up to 30p) or record HFR HD (up to 120p)

• Along with recording the high pixel density of 4K, the Ninja and Shogun Flame also record higher
  resolution 10-bit colour information and more precise yet efficient 4:2:2 colour encoding.

• Recording to Apple ProRes and AVID DNxHR visually lossless edit-ready codecs ensure you
  capture full individual frames like film, providing more flexibility and creativity in post. 
  Can be delivered to any standard – never worry about having your footage technically rejected
  due to the format again.

• Ready for real-word conditions with built-in armour protection, dual battery hot-swappable
  continuous power system to ensure you always have power and a raft of included accessories including a new fast charger and snap-fast sun hood.

• Our patented hot-swappable dual battery system for continuous power is backed up with the
  included power accessories (2 x 4-cell batteries, D-Tap adaptor & blazingly fast battery charger)

• An arsenal of creative weapons including focus and exposure tools, 3D Custom Looks, Waveforms(LUMA and RGB) and Vector Scopes ensure you set the shot up perfectly every time.

• XLR audio via breakout cables for Shogun Flame or 3.5mm line level input with audio delay, level adjustment and dedicated audio meters with channel selection for Ninja Flame.

• We support affordable, readily available SSDs from the world’s most trusted media brands.

 

Below is a video with Pamela on the NABShow floor in the Atomos booth with the 411 on Flame..!

Atomos Shogun & Ninja Flame - HDR & High Brightness Launch Trailer from Atomos Video on Vimeo.

 

More info at:

https://www.atomos.com/flame/

Please view the fill list of resellers here: http://www.atomos.com/where-to-buy/


About Atomos
Atomos exist to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use, cutting edge
products including 4K & HD Monitor-recorders, a pocket size Apple ProRes recorder, signal converters & power
management solutions. Each product serves a different need but all share the common benefit of enabling a faster,
higher quality and more affordable production schedule for video professionals.
Atomos is based in Australia with offices in the USA, Japan, China

Website: www.atomos.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AtomosGlobal
Twitter: @Atomos_News
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AtomosVideo
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/atomosvideo


PS: Ian Foster of Atomos pays me a visit rollin the NINJA1 Subaru..!

Cheers..!


Ryanb. Aka: Filmguy

 



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Dave Helmly Adobe Premiere Pro New Features NABShow 2016...

Dave Helmly Head of Global Digital Audio/Video at Adobe Systems demos the top features coming in the next release for Adobe Creative Cloud in Premiere Pro.

Some of the things Dave shows us is the new Workflows including the new Proxies. He explains that it's really helpful for all the newer high resolution workflows where the timeline gets longer it may make sense to switch to proxies. Also this will really help if you are on a lesser powered machine like a mobile laptop or one with a less capable graphics card this is for you.

Also Lumetri has been updated and HSL Secondaries have been added. Now it will be much easier to create a key and change specific colors like he demos on the gentleman's jacket how easy it is now to turn it into whatever color you desire with very little effort thanks to this new addition. Another huge addition is control surface support. Now the Tangent panels like the wave, or the element will be supported. I am testing this now and have to say...this is so awesome..! Also a big announcement is the new Tangent Ripple which comes to market at a USD price of only $350 is incredible. I got to see Robbie Carman in the Adobe Booth at NABShow demoing the use of the Ripple controlling the Lumetri panel and as he said to the audience...watch me step away from the computer so you can see that I'm not using the mouse or keyboard to control the Lumetri panel.

Another cool company being shown for control surface support as well is a new company to me called Palette Gear. What is really unique about their product is that it's modular. You can build up as few or as many lil I'll call pod pieces from programmable knobs, buttons to sliders they can all be mapped to certain functions in your nle, audio application, or other various applications that can support Palette. I'd like to take a closer look at this in the future.

Captions gets a big improvement as well. Dave shows us how is and capable it is. Changing colors, various fonts supported, all very dynamic.

VR or 360 video is uber big all over NABShow this year. Nearly everywhere you looked you could find something to do with VR. Adobe also has some support for VR. Some of the new capabilities will allow you to bring in your 360 or VR video stitched and be able to change the views from 4:3 to wide views, zoom around, or put on glasses and really get immersed into the Virtual Reality. Also support for 3rd Party plugins like Mettle for example.

Lastly Dave shows us the new Media Encoder options for exports which also include a new VR option.

As you can see Adobe is always improving their already very capable nle with more professionals switching to Premiere and Big Hollywood movies like Gone Girl, Hail Caesar, and Deadpool all heavily used Adobe products to create those films it's no wonder we are getting some really amazing updates.

Looking forward for you all to start enjoying the new features.

Here's a video with Dave Helmly in the Adobe Booth at NABShow 2016..!

A video on the Pallete Gear control surfaces that are now supported in Premiere and other Adobe apps..!

Below is a shot of the $350 Tangent Ripple that was on display in the Adobe NABShow Booth..!
VR and Premiere Pro with Mettle Skybox 360/VR Tools..!


Best..!

Ryanb. Aka: Filmguy