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Avid Releases Impressive Video Editor–And it’s free!

In News by Jim Harmer5 Comments

Most film makers without a Hollywood budget use either Apple’s Final Cut Pro (my personal choice) or Adobe Premiere Pro (for those who enjoy waiting long periods of time) to edit their videos; but what if you had a Hollywood budget?  What do the pros use?  There are a number of solutions, but Avid is …

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Floating Bird: Camera’s Frame Rate Synced to Bird’s Wings

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What happens when a video camera’s frame rate is perfectly in time with the beating of a bird’s wings?  It looks like the bird is levitating in mid-air without beating its wings. Al Brooks from Austin Texas experienced this exact phenomenon recently when his security camera captured a bird up-close. We’ve seen this phenomenon before …

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AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR Preview

In Gear, News by GregNoel1 Comment

  This week Nikon announced a new lens, the AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR.    My initial thought when I saw this announcement was “Doesn’t Nikon already have a 70-300mm VR lens?”  And based on the comments and questions in the online forums and communities I am a member of, many people had the …

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This Timelapse Video Will Be the Best 3 Minutes of Your Day

In News by Jim Harmer8 Comments

Tom Lowe just released an absolutely stunning trailer of timelapse and slow motion video of man’s connection with the world and technology.  It’ll be the best 3 minutes of your day. The video was created over a period of 5 years with filming in more than 30 countries.  If you watch the video and wonder …

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The Lightroom Manifesto: Adobe has lost its way

In News by Jim Harmer37 Comments

I’m not happy with what I’m writing.  I don’t like calling people out and spreading negativity on the web.  However, I feel passionate about Lightroom and I believe it’s being mishandled.  I’ll keep my tone in this piece as positive as I can, and rather than just complaining, I will suggest an easy change Adobe …

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How “Shot on iPhone” Commercials Are REALLY Filmed

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Marques Brownlee, who has lately become the world’s most popular tech reviewer, did an awesome video showing the true “behind the scenes” of those “Shot on iPhone” commercials. This was especially relevant to me because I often use the iPhone to create videos for the Improve Photography Youtube channel.  I personally use a motorized gimbal …

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In-Body Image Stabilization Coming to Fuji Cameras?

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Fuji Rumors is reporting this morning that Fuji plans to add In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) to Fuji cameras in the future.  Fuji Rumors is giving this a 100% likelihood of being true–mighty certain.  Fuji has long shied away from in-body image stabilization–opting instead for image stabilized lenses which increase the cost of each lens. After …