Acer Predator Helios 500 – 8-Core Ryzen Laptop for Video Editing

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With the continuing advancements in hardware technology, the gap between laptop and desktop performance is quickly closing. Thanks to innovative engineering strategies, companies like Intel, NVIDIA, and AMD have found ways to push the boundaries of mobile computing technology by integrating desktop-grade processors into portable computers with a much smaller physical footprint, thus creating a…
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Blackmagic RAW 4.6K Footage and Tests with URSA Mini Pro: Part 1

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First off, huge thanks to Blackmagic Design UK for lending me an URSA Mini Pro (which I sent back) in order to test Blackmagic Raw. In this post, I’ll share a couple of tests as well as some footage I shot using the latest Blackmagic Raw format announced at IBC 2018, which we wrote about…
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VideoProc: Reveals the Easiest Tricks to Transcode and Edit 4K Videos Faster

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You’d love to shoot 4K footage. Featuring approximately 4,000 horizontal pixels, 4K helps create sharper and detailed images. On the other hand, 4K post-production is inevitable. Not only should you fix possible incompatibility problem due to HEVC, but you also hope to make a better-looking than a raw file. The expert 4K processing software –…
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Canon EOS R vs Sony A7III for Shooting Video

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There’s no surprise that Sony continues to receive a tremendous amount of praise with their filmmaker-oriented A7III. With the release of Canon’s very first full-frame mirrorless camera the EOS R, however, many content creators are now pondering which one of the two rivals would suit their creative workflow better. To answer this question, Dave Altizer from…
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Do You Really Need a 4th Axis Rig for Your Single-Handed Gimbal?

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The use of gimbal stabilizers in filmmaking has grown exponentially in recent years. By stabilizing your camera on three axes (roll, pitch, and yaw), these devices have revolutionized the way one operates a camera by making it easier than ever to attain smooth cinematic footage on the fly. However, with the lack of fourth axis…
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Freefly Systems Introduces the MōVI Wheels

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Freefly Systems, the “Godfathers” of handheld gimbal stabilizers that were single-handedly responsible for the explosion of this exciting sub-segment of filmmaking gear that we now know as 3-axis gimbal stabilizers, continue to innovate and have just added another innovative addition to their impressive image stabilization system – the MoVI Wheels, designed to give gimbal operators…
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