Magic Lantern raw video: How I shoot and edit on the run

Last year, the wizards at Magic Lantern enabled raw recording on Canon DSLR’s.  Raw is the same lossless format used by the highest-end cinema cameras like RED and Arri Alexa.  It’s a breakthrough in image quality, but the painfully tedious workflow and

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Optimizing Film Grain for Web Output

Adding film grain gives character to the images created by DSLR’s and video cameras.  It can create moods, evoke an era, or just give a sense of style.   However, It can be frustrating to optimize film grain for Youtube, Vimeo, and

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Converting 60p or 30p footage to smooth 24p: a quick guide

24 frames per second has long been the standard frame rate for film production.  30fps and 60fps have a distinctly “video” look, which is often undesirable.  So how do you achieve this cinematic look if your camera only shoots 60 or 30fps,

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How to film your Vegas fling and get away with it

Last fall, I was approached by VivaVegas.tv, a Las Vegas events promotion company, to create a branded video about one of their nightclub parties at Haze.  I’ve never had a particular interest in shooting at clubs, or events of any kind, because

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“Roadside” – Impromptu GH2 Short Film

I’m currently on a reality shoot in Texas and had my Panasonic GH2 along for interviews.  During a drive from San Antonio to Austin, I got an itch to go jogging and pulled off at a random exit.  I noticed the wind

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Adobe CS6 catching up to FCP X – Launching Online at 10am PST!

Editing on the run is about to get easier for Adobe users.  Looks like they’re playing catchup to some of my favorite time-saving features in FCP X: click-less scrubbing of clips, timecode-less audio syncing, image stabilization without bouncing out to After Effects,

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