When it comes to monitor resolutions, there are really two monikers that are being thrown around today — 1080p and 4K. While 1080p screens look good for monitors that are smaller than 27", 4K tends to be what is recommended by the local Best Buy salesperson if you want a high resolution screen that is 27" or larger. I can't explain exactly why, but if I were to take a guess, I'd say it's because the marketing hype is all about 4K or they don't know any better. Dang marketing schemes. If you're looking to buy a monitor, I'd throw another option … [Read more...] about What resolution monitor should you buy as a photographer — 1080p or 4K?
In this video, I'm going to show you how to quickly render a video, on the Render page, as either a 1080p or UHD 4k h.264 video in Davinci Resolve 15.2. Watch the video https://youtu.be/pOZWegCrNF8 I hope you enjoyed and found this video helpful! Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio (Activation Card) Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio (Dongle) DJI Mavic Air DJI Mavic Pro DJI Phantom 4 Pro BJI Inspire 2 All Drones … [Read more...] about A quick way to render a 4k h.264 video in Davinci Resolve 15.2
In this video article, using Final Cut Pro X, I'm going to show you one way to take an existing UHD 4K movie and export/render/share it in 1920x1080 using a custom share. In addition, I'm going to show you how to export just a range of clips from a movie. Watch the video https://youtu.be/KPluc7HxdSw Thanks for watching and I hope you found this helpful! … [Read more...] about Final Cut Pro X Basics: How to share a 4K movie in 1920×1080 and a range of clips
The worst thing you can do in your workflow as a visual artist is to blow a whole lot of money on expensive camera gear, and skimp out on the equipment that is needed to view what you capture. Having a poor monitor is just as bad as having a super poor lens-- I mean, it's great if you're being spontaneously artistic and aren't expecting realistic colors. I've been given the opportunity to take a look at the ViewSonic VP2785-4K display, and I think that this screen is super awesome! Here's a few reasons why... Thought-out Features Like the … [Read more...] about ViewSonic’s VP 2785-4K is such a beast!
Panasonic have announced a new firmware version for the GH5, and it's got lots of bug fixes and plenty of new features. They say this will be available at the end of September, and it'll be a free update. I like that they're adding features and not charging for them. The complete list of features is copied below, but here are the features I'm personally excited about from a photography point of view--cinematographers may be excitred about different things. I realize this is two columns in a row on the GH5, but I promise next week will be … [Read more...] about Mirrorless Camera Maniac: GH5 Firmware 2.0 Announced & Digested
CFast (for Compact Fast) is a new standard of memory card. It's designed to store the huge file sizes created by DSLR high megapixel cameras and 4K video cameras. What is CFast? The CFast 2.0 specification provides for speeds of up to the SATA 3.0 interface max of 600MBps. Wait! What? OK. SATA means Serial ATA. ATA is an abbreviation of AT Attachment. AT was IBM's acronym for Advanced Technology. Whew. Therefore, SATA is the abbreviation for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. Ancient Computer History Note: AT comes from the name of … [Read more...] about CFast 2.0 Memory Cards
Note: I have not seen the camera in person or shot with it. This is just a first impressions post about what I like or dislike about the camera specs. I always recommend renting from a place like LensRentals.com before investing in new gear. Fuji newly-announced X-T2 camera is a major update to the original X-T1, which was released over 2 years ago in early 2014. I’ve been looking at buying a Fuji camera for about 6 months now and I was waiting to hear the specs for this camera before pulling the trigger. Here are some things I’m looking … [Read more...] about First Thoughts on Fuji’s new X-T2
At least as much as anyone, I'm intrigued by drones. I've always wanted to be a pilot, I'm reading a book on the Wright Brothers right now, I fly every chance I get, and if I ever have a first born son, I'm torn between naming him Bernoulli or Orville. I'm crazy about flying, but I don't own a drone. However, the newest announcement from DJI certainly has me considering it more than I ever. I have three concerns that have kept me back from buying a drone, but the Phantom 4 seems to address them pretty well. 1. The Camera As much as I like … [Read more...] about DJI’s Phantom 4: A Photographer’s Take
A while back, I was chatting with Scott Bourne about the emerging 4K acquisition standard and the video camera "arms race" originally started by Red Digital Cinema. At the time, he said "Rich Harrington is always talking about 4K as well. I get it. It's a bigger frame, but I am not sure how that will impact still photographers." Over the last eighteen months, a lot has changed. Panasonic, Sony, GoPro and, most recently, Canon have brought new 4K capable cameras to market. Even our smartphones now capture 4K video. With this in mind, you may … [Read more...] about 4K. What’s all the Hubub, Bub?
Nikon had a big day earlier this week at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. In addition to launching a totally-new 360 camera, Nikon also launched a new flagship D5 FX camera, as well as a D500 DX camera. D5 The D5 has a long list of impressive specs: 20.83mp CMOS full-frame sensor Unprecedented native ISO range, from 100 to 102,400 [expandable from 50 (Lo-1) to a staggering ISO 3,280,000 (Hi-5)] 4K UHD video (3840x2160 at 30p) only 3 minutes record time at high quality uncompressed 4k HDMI output capability to record 4K UHD … [Read more...] about Nikon Introduces the new Flagship D5 and D500 Cameras at CES
On Friday, September 25th, Apple released the next addition to their industry-shaking smartphone, the iPhone. Customers who were fast enough to preorder either the iPhone 6s and/or the iPhone 6s Plus either queued up in front of their local Apple Store or had a courier deliver their unit(s) to their doors. For the past year, I've used an unlocked 128Gb Silver iPhone 6 Plus and have been exceptionally pleased with it. So, when preorders for this next generation of smartphones went live, I stuck with what I knew and ordered an unlocked 128Gb … [Read more...] about A First Look: The Apple iPhone 6s Plus
If youre a business professional, content creator, gamer, or just want to simplify your 4K workspace, your world is about to get faster and simpler. - Thunderbolt Technology Intel just announced Thunderbolt 3 with a USB-C connector supporting single-cable support for dual 4K displays. Thunderbolt was developed to simultaneously support the fastest data and most video bandwidth available on a single cable, while also supplying power. USB-C is the new industry-standard connector and cable used for connectivity and power. It was developed by the … [Read more...] about Just Announced Thunderbolt 3 with USB-C Connector
We have a new GoPro. In fact, we have three. Like many of you, I have been waiting for these new action cameras to drop. Now that they have, let's take a look at what each offers, where it might fit in in your kit and what the new entries might signal about the future of the line. Three New Options Hero Key Feature: Accessible Entry Level Model Price: $130 The Hero replaces the Hero 3 White Edition as the entry level model. At $130, the Hero puts the power of the Hero 3 White into the hands of everyone. This mix of power and … [Read more...] about Say Hello To Your New Hero, from GoPro