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How to Turn Your iPad Pro into a Wireless Director’s Monitor

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Over the years, smartphones and tablets have become valuable assets to indie filmmakers. With the different peripherals and applications supported by products like the iPad and iPhone, content creators have found creative ways to take advantage of smartphone technology – whether it be using an iPhone as a light meter or mobile recorder to using…
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Cine Lock Quick Release Mount for the Canon C200

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Camera cages are undoubtedly one of the most convenient filmmaking accessories used in production as these allow you to mount different accessories to your camera from monitors and lights to audio equipment, SSD sleds, additional batteries and everything in between. As useful as your camera cage may be, any camera operator or assistant would agree…
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Why to Choose 4K DCI Over UHD on the BMPCC 4K Camera?

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Blackmagic’s latest offering, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, has been garnering massive attention throughout 2018 that started right after its official announcement back at NAB in April. Now that the camera is already in the hands of early adopters, many users are still discovering new tricks, techniques, and flows referring to the workflow, shooting experience, and…
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Best New Features in DaVinci Resolve 15.2

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Over the years, DaVinci Resolve has quickly evolved from being an advanced color grading platform to a full-featured piece of post-production software packed with a multitude of video editing, audio editing, and visual effects compositing tools and assets. With the new 15.2 update, Blackmagic aims to bring some new features that improve the usability and…
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Three Creative Ways to Use the Crop Tool in Premiere Pro CC

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Like most video editing platforms, Premiere Pro CC includes a plethora of editing features and plugins one of which being the crop effect. Unlike Photoshop where cropping affects the canvas and/or the dimensions of your particular project, in Premiere, this effect works as a uniform mask-like tool that allows you to chop off certain portions…
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Premiere Pro CC vs Final Cut X: Which is the Best Video Editor in 2018?

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Of the many video editing applications available on the market these days and besides the quickly advancing DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X are still dominating as a preferred go-to option in the world of creative professionals in 2018. With drastically different design philosophies, feature sets and performance numbers, however, video…
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Sony A7III Tip – Get 3x More Zoom with Your Full Frame Lenses

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If you’ve ever used a full frame camera like the Sony A7III, you’ll know that one of the biggest advantages of having access to such a large sensor is the fact that getting a wide field of view has never been easier. In some cases, however, you may want to get a much closer shot…
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Dope Stretch Transition in Premiere Pro CC

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Creating fancy transitions inside of Premiere Pro CC doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend a ton of cash for expensive preset packs from third-party companies that promise you to get some never seen effects with a single click. Instead, by understanding the tools and assets already included in your NLE, you can achieve…
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How to Properly Expose Cine4 on Your Sony Camera

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The concept of proper exposure may sound simple in theory, but at the same time, it could be pretty challenging to execute in a real-world situation. Newbie filmmakers often have issues finding the proper workflow to expose their cameras correctly not to mention the occasions when they need to deal with a more advanced log-like…
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