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  • A game changer? Primes or still lenses for Sony F3?


    You've been thinking about purchasing a Sony PMW-F3, a great camera at a great price, but then you factor in the cost of putting some prime lenses on this mother of all cameras, and suddenly you're retreating back to your DSLR double-quick time. Well think again those old Nikons you've got hanging around might just do the job. More after the break.

  • AJA launch the Io XT, their first Thunderbolt enabled product


    We think we'll look back and see the introduction of Thunderbolt as a bit of a watershed. Today AJA Video Systems announced the io XT, a portable I/O video 7 audio capture box. We sat down with Tony Cacciarelli who took us through all the new products and updates for IBC 2011.

  • An EOS lens on your AF100 or NXCam? Focus on Birger

    Erik Widding of Birger Engineering demonstrates the latest working prototype of his Canon EOS to Micro 4/3, AF100 and Sony NEX adapters. These adapters bring the speed and flexibility of DSLR shooting to the AF100 and Sony NEX.

  • An FCP Tutorial with a twist - How to use Sony XDCAM EX on Apple Final Cut Pro

    We won't ruin the fun, but shouldn't all tutorials be as dangerous?

  • Apple officially don't want you to optimise all your media in Final Cut Pro X


    A bit of a shock, but this information from Apple cleared up the question from NAB about why some media can't be optimised within FCPX.

  • Apple post how to import Sony XDCAM media into FCPX


    Apple have released a Knowledge Base article on how to import XDCAM footage into FCPX. Hang on a minute though, this isn't new news is it? Or are we missing something here?

  • Apple updates its knowledge base list of qualified cameras for Final Cut Pro 7


    Apple have always produced a list of third party devices that have been qualified for use with Final Cut Pro. Here's a  handy list of cameras including which easy setup you should be using, but that's not why we find this interesting.

  • Clip-on LCD Sony Monitor for DSLR Cameras

    We all know the limitations of the small low-resolution screens on DSLR cameras when we're trying to judge critical focus and exposure. There have been small monitors available before now, but Sony are trying to broaden the market and the CLM-V55 is a tempting, and relatively low-cost, option. Definitely a rival to ikanand Marshall. Thanks to CREWS TV for spotting this story. All the spec and more after the break.

    UPDATE: Marshall release a loop through monitor.

  • Day one of IBC in Amsterdam and the big news starts before the doors open

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    The exhibition isn't even open yet and there are already headlines being written. New cameras, Blackmagic Design gets their cheque book out again, 4K everywhere and a very interesting piece of FCPX news that we are tracking down.

  • Editing an Indie Feature-doc While in a Bus Through Iran

    Yes, I admit it, the title is kind of clickbait. But it is true, I did work a lot on the rough cut of our latest 76-minute music documentary while sitting in a bus for hours, travelling across Iran to our next filming location.

  • FCPX - Oliver Peters takes a look at the alternatives


    Final Cut Pro X might not be for you, so what are the options? Oliver Peters takes a tour through the NLE alternatives.

  • GenArts release Sapphire V6 plugins for Final Cut Pro 7


    GenArts have released Version 6 of their popular plugin pack Sapphire for Final Cut Pro 7. They seem to be moving away from compositing tools and going for the eye candy.

  • HDWarrior publishes his review of IBC2011 part one


    We thought there would be more camera crews touring the show floor at IBC this year, but we only counted a few. Good job Philip Johnston aka the HDWarrior was there shooting his summaries.

  • Importing review markers into Final Cut Pro X from Sony's Ci Mediacloud online collaborative service


    Normally when you attend a trade show, you know more or less what's going to be there and what will be the headline grabbers. So it's always nice to come across something unexpected and cool. Sony's Ci Mediacloud is such a product and it ties right in with FCPX.

  • Matthew Allard takes delivery of Sony F3 model number 00002 and posts some real life findings and video


    Jealous yes, very. Matthew Allard of Al Jazeera took delivery of a Sony F3 model number 00002 and immediately put it to work. How did it perform?

    **Update 2/3/11 Firmware update & news of a 8K sensor Sony camera possibly to be shown at NAB**

  • NAB 2014 starts off with releases and rumours of new 4K cameras

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    It's the first day of NAB 2014 and the news and rumours about new products has started already. They are mainly about cameras, a New Sony 4K DSLR, a possible new Blackmagic camera and the big news of the new $9,000 AJA Cion 4K camera.

  • New Sony HandyCam NXCAM with E-Mount system

    Replacements for the DSLR's are a bit like London buses, you wait ages and ages and then loads come at once.

  • New Sony import plugin for XAVC media into Final Cut Pro X spotted at tradeshow

    XAVC Import intoFCPX

    ***Updated with new information from Sony***

    We love finding new things at tradeshows and that's exactly what we did when we broke the news from NAB last year about the Sony XDCAM import plugin for FCPX. We couldn't get to Japan to discover the new FCPX XAVC import plugin that is on show at InterBEE 2012, but we know somebody who did.

  • Nigel Cooper posts the first detailed review of the Sony NEX FS100E on DVuser


    Nigel Cooper at DVuser was a lucky man, he managed to get his hands on the new Sony NEX-FS100E before its grand announcement yesterday. Another post DSLR large sensor 5D killer? Links and a Sony demo video after the break.

  • Not all the cool Sony products at NAB were cameras

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    The new Sony cameras put some of the other cool products on the booth into the shade. Yes, Sony had some new toys for us editors too. Video and info after the break.

  • Panasonic GH2 vs Canon 60D vs Sony Nex VG10

    NY based fashion photographer Mike Kobal takes a look at the differences and similarities between these three great cameras. In the end he rates the GH2 the best all round camera. There's a video comparison at the end. Visit Mike's blog here

  • Part 2 of HDWarriors IBC2011 review includes 4K and 8K


    Philip Johnston presents part two of his review of IBC 2011. What was his highlight of the show, the JVC 4K camera or the 8K Super High Vision demo?

  • Philip Johnston reviews the new Sony PMW-F3

    Philip from HDWarrior is pretty amazed by this new Sony camera, the PMWF3, especially for its low light capabilities. Last time we were on the phone to Philip, we asked him to hurry up and post this review as we've been very keen to hear his findings!

  • Red Giant Universe gets updated to Version 1.3 - Thirteen new tools added

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    We were slightly sceptical when Red Giant announced their ever growing pack of plugins called Universe. Well, it's just had a thumping update with a lot of new effects and is beginning to look like a good cross-platform plugin collection.

  • Sony announce the PMW-F3 a 35mm sized sensor film style camera.


    The internet glowed red hot on tuesday when Sony announced their new camera to rival the Panasonic, RED and the good old 5D. Much more info after the break including links to official web chats & bloggers comments.

  • Sony announce their professional range of SSD and HDD storage with one great extra feature

    sony hard disk banner IBC

    Initially we were not impressed by the new range of solid state and spinning platter hard disks from Sony. Once we got to talking to the Sony demo guy at IBC, we found out one great feature about these new disks.

  • Sony F3 vs Canon 5D Mark II


    Now for all of those 5D enthusiasts out there this is of special interest. How does the Canon 5D Mk II measure up against the new Sony F3? Thanks to fxguide.com for providing the link. Find out more after the break.

  • Sony F65 workflow for getting 4K files into Final Cut Pro and Avid


    If you are one of the lucky editors who will work with 4K RAW or SR codec footage from the Sony F65 camera, then you'll need to know how to get the footage off the cards and into your NLE.

  • Sony kills off Content Browser, long live Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Prepare

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    Two new pieces of software, a new Thunderbolt2 SxS card reader and a 12k screen. Just some of the things you can find on the Sony stand at IBC 2014. We haven't even mentioned any cameras or the fact that the cloud demo films were edited on FCPX!

  • Sony launch a compact all-in-one 3D camcorder at NAB, the HXR-NX3D1


    Sony are going full tilt into 3D, with the HXR-NX3D1. All the tech stuff after the break but what's of particular interest to us is that support is scheduled to enable conversion of MVC footage recorded with the HXR-NX3D1 to CineForm codec using the popular CineForm Neo3D/NeoHD as a Codec Plug-In for 3D editing. Looks like GoPro made a good decision in buying CineForm.

  • Sony launch a full 3D handycam, or is it Wall-E?


    Sony have just announced the HDR-TD10·Handycam® camcorder which utilizes two Full HD sensors to capture true 1920x1080 3D video. Now time to read up because it won't be long before a client turns up in wanting to edit this 3D format in FCP.  All the editing is done in camera at the moment because there's NO, and we think its worth shouting, NO EDITING SOFTWARE AVAILABLE at the present time.

    Looking at those two 3D lenses staring at you sure makes us think of the interplanetary eco-warrior Wall-E. All the spec and more after the break.

  • Sony launch the F65, a top-end CineAlta motion picture 8K CMOS monster


    Sony are outdoing themselves at NAB with new cameras at the moment, and at fcp.co towers we definitely want one of these beauties. The F65, even the name sounds like a combat jet, looks so cool, take a peak at some of those specs - 120fps, 4K resolution and a rotary shutter to prevent that rolling shutter problem, this is one very nice piece of kit. No retail price available as of yet, but our guess is you'd probably have to re-mortgage to be able to buy one and all the lenses that go along with it. Still we can dream.

  • Sony launch their PDZK-LT2 XDCAM import plugin for FCPX and upgrade XDCAM Browser


    Sony have two new pieces of software running with FCPX on their stand here at NAB 2012. An import plugin for XDCAM into Final Cut Pro X and an FCPX friendly update to XDCAM Browser. The plugin is available for download now, sort of.

  • Sony launch XMPilot an iPad app that lets you log shots as you shoot for direct ingest into Final Cut Pro bins


    So how can you ingest 40 hours of XDCAM material and have it all logged into FCP bins in 2 hours? With Sony's new XMPilot app for iOS or Android, you do the hard work on the shoot.

  • Sony Provide True Replacement for CRT in Critical Evaluation


    Sony have announced today their new reference-grade BVM-E Series – in 25- and 17-inch sizes – incorporate groundbreaking processing and imaging capabilities designed to give a true replacement for CRT in critical evaluation applications. However there is a drawback, although there's no price so far, they surely won't be for the budget conscious! After all the L231 retails at $21,500. Only expect these displays in high-end grading suites. More details after the break.

  • Sony release the 4K SRPM-10 import plugin for Final Cut Pro X

    Sony SR FCPX plugin


    If you are one of the lucky people to be working with 4K Sony SR footage, then you will like the news that they have just released an import plugin for FCPX and Final Cut Pro 7.

  • Sony SRMASTER 4K into FCPX - it is official


    We were pleased to be invited to the Sony Press Conference at IBC a few weeks ago. In the presentation the Final Cut Pro X icon was used, so afterwards we asked some questions and got a few surprising answers.

  • Sony's PMW-F3: The promo's ''Convergence'' with short film

    Never been sure which lens to buy next for your 5D? Thanks to Gebbs for this very instructive guide. More after the break when there's also a low light comparison test between the 5D and the Sony F3.

  • Why recording in S-Log on a Sony F3 will make a big difference when color grading

    A demo video that has everything, Vegas, women and Vincent Laforet shooting in a helicopter. Does the $3,000+ Sony F3 S-Log upgrade really make a difference? BTS video in the read more.

  • Zacuto takes on the Sony PMW-F3

    Zacuto bring their viewfinder and baseplate to the Sony PMW-F3.