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MOVIE MACHINE UPDATE
DECEMBER, 2014

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  Rick Young

Hello and welcome,

The last month has been very busy in the world of digital filmmaking: Blackmagic offer free and paid for versions of Fusion 7 (now available for download); a huge update to URSA from Blackmagic (now able to shoot at 80fps); Cion from AJA to ship within weeks; Atomos discount the cost of media with their tiny and powerful Ninja Star; JVC announce 4 new 4K cameras to ship in the new year. These are amazing times and even though I watch the new technology like a kid at Christmas time, I'm aware the trick is to use what you have and buy when the time is right. There's always new gear, however, using the current gear well is so important as everything else is no more than a distraction.

 
  Latest movies on Movie Machine  
 
Rodney Charters: BM Pocket Camera, 4K acquisition & Alexa

RODNEY CHARTERS: BM POCKET CAMERA, 4K ACQUISITION & ALEXA

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Rodney Charters, highly regarded director and cinematographer, talks about using the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera side-by-side with an Alexa, what 4K acquisition means in "his" world as a high-end cinematographer, and his love for the Alexa, and what it makes this camera special. Rodney is fasci......

Tokina Cinema ATX Lenses

TOKINA CINEMA ATX LENSES

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Tokina are highly regarded in the photographic world for producing high quality lenses which compete with those of the major manufacturers. Now Tokina turn their attention to the world of cinematography. Their range of cinema lenses currently features 3 zoom lenses: * 11-16mm T3 Wideangle Zoom Len......

MARYANN BRANDON & MARY JO MARKEY - STAR WARS: EPISODE VII EDITORS (PART 2)

MARYANN BRANDON & MARY JO MARKEY - STAR WARS: EPISODE VII EDITORS (PART 2)

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Watch part 1 of the interview with Maryann Brandon & Mary Jo Markey: http://tinyurl.com/q6zfs9k Recorded at IBC 2014, this interview with the 2 editors of Star Wars: Episode VII, provides a revealing insight into what goes on inside the cutting room of feature film blockbusters at the highest leve......

Maryann Brandon & Mary Jo Markey - Star Wars: Episode VII editors (Part 1)

MARYANN BRANDON & MARY JO MARKEY - STAR WARS: EPISODE VII EDITORS (PART 1)

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Watch part 2 of the interview with Maryann Brandon & Mary Jo Markey: http://tinyurl.com/l4bdmxj Recorded at IBC 2014, this interview with the 2 editors of Star Wars: Episode VII, provides a revealing insight into what goes on inside the cutting room of feature film blockbusters at the highest leve......

mTape by mLogic: LTO6 Archiving & Backup solution

MTAPE BY MLOGIC: LTO6 ARCHIVING & BACKUP SOLUTION

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mTape is the world's first Thunderbolt LTO6 drive, enabling users to cost-effectively back up vast amounts of data for archivel purposes. In this interview, Roger Mabon, mCEO of mLogic, explains the relevance of this technology to video editors. Typically most editors and many production facilities......

 
  latest news from Movie Machine  
 
Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X (second edition) - 3 copies to WIN!!!

FOCAL EASY GUIDE TO FINAL CUT PRO X (SECOND EDITION) - 3 COPIES TO WIN!!!

The latest edition of Rick Young's Focal Easy Guide to Final Cut Pro X is now shipping and we are giving away 3 copies to win. The winners will be drawn at random and announced in the next edition of the Movie Machine monthly update.

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Blackmagic Design adds 80fps recording to URSA with 1.9.9 update

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ADDS 80FPS RECORDING TO URSA WITH 1.9.9 UPDATE

Major update includes 80 fps 4K recording, new 3:1 compressed RAW, frame guides, slow-mo playback, CFast formatting, scrolling menus and much more

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Blackmagic Design releases free and paid for versions of Fusion 7

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN RELEASES FREE AND PAID FOR VERSIONS OF FUSION 7

Blackmagic Design have announced that Fusion 7, the worlds most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge, with a paid for version, Fusion 7 Studio, available for £635.

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AJA Announces CION to ship late December

AJA ANNOUNCES CION TO SHIP LATE DECEMBER

AJA's CION is an ergonomic and lightweight professional production camera, capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. CION offers in-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of codecs including ProRes 4444, and ProRes 422 up to 4K 60 fps, and offers the ability to output 4K AJA Raw data at up to 120 fps via 4x 3G-SDI outputs.

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JVC Launch 3 professional 4K camcorders and new remote camera head system

JVC LAUNCH 3 PROFESSIONAL 4K CAMCORDERS AND NEW REMOTE CAMERA HEAD SYSTEM

JVC have launched their new 4KCAM product line which is comprised of three new professional handheld camcorders and a remote head camera system. European pricing to follow very soon.

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50% off Atomos CFast 64GB when purchased with Ninja Star until Dec. 31

50% OFF ATOMOS CFAST 64GB WHEN PURCHASED WITH NINJA STAR UNTIL DEC. 31

Atomos have announced that from today up to December 31st 2014 customers will receive 50% off the usual price of the Atomos 64GB CFast card when purchased with a Ninja Star.

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BLOG: Atomos Samurai Blade on location - live production to post in the 21st century

BLOG: ATOMOS SAMURAI BLADE ON LOCATION - LIVE PRODUCTION TO POST IN THE 21ST CENTURY

For many years I worked as a live director. Cutting cameras on vision mixers in tv studios and OB trucks. That's something I used to do.

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The Foundry Acquires Made with Mischief

THE FOUNDRY ACQUIRES MADE WITH MISCHIEF

The Foundry have acquired a very cool company called Made with Mischief, founded by Sarah Frisken. Inspired by a consulting project she did with Disney Animation, Sarah created Mischief, a fun, easy-to-use pen-based sketching application for Mac and Windows.

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BBC Hit Daytime Drama Moving On Shot with Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

BBC HIT DAYTIME DRAMA MOVING ON SHOT WITH BLACKMAGIC PRODUCTION CAMERA 4K

Blackmagic Design have announced that the long standing daytime drama Moving On has returned to BBC One for a new series and was filmed entirely on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

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Help The LA Creative Pro User Group upgrade their Projector

HELP THE LA CREATIVE PRO USER GROUP UPGRADE THEIR PROJECTOR

The LA Creative Pro User Group, formerly know as LAFCPUG, has been instrumental in driving the digital video scene forward. Established in June 2000, this was one of the first of the Final Cut Pro User Groups - and has since evolved to cover all areas of production and all editing systems. Help the LA Creative Pro User Group replace their 10 year old projector with a modern 2K projector which will be used at all their meetings.

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DJI Inspire 1 drone announced with 4K recording

DJI INSPIRE 1 DRONE ANNOUNCED WITH 4K RECORDING

DJI have announced the Inspire 1, a new drone which features a camera capable of 4K recording and the ability to fly indoors or outdoors. This revolutionary drone, priced at $3000 USD (approximately £2000 ex-vat) will be available in the UK in the coming weeks.

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Sonnet Announces Thunderbolt Pro P2 Memory Card Reader

SONNET ANNOUNCES THUNDERBOLT PRO P2 MEMORY CARD READER

Thunderbolt Pro P2 Memory Card Reader Designed for Ingesting Panasonic P2 HD, P2 VariCam® Camcorder Video and Metadata

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Digital Anarchy Releases Free Plugin, Flicker Freak, for Adding Horror-esqe Flicker to video

DIGITAL ANARCHY RELEASES FREE PLUGIN, FLICKER FREAK, FOR ADDING HORROR-ESQE FLICKER TO VIDEO

Digital Anarchy have released Flicker Freak, a free filter for adding flicker to video. It's difficult to make it as a serial killer these days if the lights are always on. Flicker Freak makes it possible to make lights malfunction without being an electrician. The lights appear to flicker on and off, creating an effect commonly seen in horror movies.

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Digital Film Tools Releases Composite Suite Pro 2.0 and zMatte 4.0

DIGITAL FILM TOOLS RELEASES COMPOSITE SUITE PRO 2.0 AND ZMATTE 4.0

Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, today announced that its Composite Suite Pro v2.0 and zMatte v4.0 plug-ins now support the OFX plug-in format. The Foundrys Nuke visual effects software and Sony Vegas editing systems are qualified hosts.

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Telestream Wirecast 6.0 Now Available

TELESTREAM WIRECAST 6.0 NOW AVAILABLE

Tele stream®has announced the immediate availability of Wirecast 6.0, the latest version of its popular live streaming software. Wirecast is the industry's only cross-platform, all-in-one live streaming production software that enables capture, live production and encoding of live streams for broadcast to multiple servers and platforms simultaneously.

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Incredible GoPro Drone Footage of erupting volcano

INCREDIBLE GOPRO DRONE FOOTAGE OF ERUPTING VOLCANO

Incredible footage of an erupting volcano in Iceland. Phantom 2 quadcopters are used to capture viewpoints of an exploding magma caldera too dangerous to be approached by manned aircraft.

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  Until next time  
 
Keeping the clients happy

Flying drones!

Drones is an area I've stayed clear of until now. I'm scared of ending my career prematurely or doing something stupid and making myself uninsurable. That's how I felt until recently!

On a shoot and a colleague reveals they have brought a drone. I know the rules. You're allowed to use drones for pleasure without a licence, though to use drones professionally in the UK requires you to have done a course and become qualified (becoming qualified costs a substantial amount of money!)

We are doing this for fun. And what fun it is is. The drone is several hundred feet above us, I'm watching the images being fed to an iPhone while my colleague flies the quadcopter.

I suggest a tracking shot along a road, with trees lining either side. All is good until the drone smashes into a tree and then plummets to the ground...

We retrieve the device which has minimal damage. A few replacement parts will sort out the rig.

I transfer the media to hard drive and playback the results. I'm totally taken with the footage! This is something I have to have for the filmmaking I do!!!

I'm now researching drones, investigating course options, insurance, and everything I need to know to use drones professionally. My goal isn't to become a full-blown drone operator, however, the ability to grab ariels, when safe and suitable, will revolutionise my filmmaking. More on this soon.

 
 
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Make sure you aren't in your own shot when filming with drones!