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When The Smoke Clears!

by: Javia Flemmings on

My Fello Spartans! There is another professional editing software that I cannot fail to mention, In fact, I should call it a complete "finishing" platform for filmmaking. What once was out of range for the average independent filmmakers is finally making its way to newage editors across the globe. Autodesk® Smoke® 2013 video editing software for Mac® combines the nonlinear creative workflow of a video editor with 3D visual effects and post-production tools in a single application. Manage entire projects from first cut to final delivery with the powerful and connected set of video editing and effects tools in Smoke.



Autodesk Smoke 2013 is scheduled to be available in the fall of 2012. if you Purchase an Autodesk Smoke 2012 license with subscription, you will receive Smoke 2013 upon availability as a benefit.
But heres the cool part...
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APERTUS AXIOM

by: Alex Flemmings on

We want to talk about a movement we have been watching for quite some time now, namely Apertus Open Source Cinema. The goal of the Apertus project is to create a powerful, free (in terms of liberty) and open cinema camera that we as filmmakers love to use. The idea of using an Elphel camera for this particular purpose was born in 2006, found many followers over the years and ultimately resulted in this community driven project entitled "Apertus" (Latin for Free, Open) and this website, www.apertus.org.

Heres the latest post from APERTUS. 
Now there is no turning back anymore. Today we announced the product name of our new camera in the first of the Apertus talks in the Media, Radio, Television and Professional Graphics category at LSM. The future of open cinema cameras from now on has a name: APERTUS AXIOM

Axiom

  We have actually been rather careful and secretive not to release too much information about the new camera on the Internet as we do not want to follow the unfortunately quite commmon practice of how other companies announce their products: they just promise you whatever you want to hear and a couple of years later they admit that this product is not ever going to see the light of the day. So we made sure that what we announce is solid and well thought through. But still a word of precaution: We will need your help to create Axiom, only if we manage to succeed with our kickstarter campaign we will be able to afford the development. Currently we are still working on preparing the material for the campaign, unfortunately its taking longer than we hoped it would - Watch this video below and stay tuned.

Top 5 Ultimate Film & Television Production Apps

by: Marjon Edwards on

There are many apps today that are great tools for filmmakers. We have compiled a small list of the most outstanding apps that turn your iOS device into a useful filmmaking tools. Some of these apps work surprisingly great, some are extremely accurate and some are beginning to set new standards in digital filmmaking and television production. Needless to say, an app won’t make you a better filmmaker, television or content producer, but in the hands of a professional, it could aid to achieve extreme efficiency. 

So here is our top 5 picks for the ultimate digital film and television production apps. 

Hitchcock (Storyboard Composer) 

This app from Cinemek® is a mobile app storyboard composer designed for Directors, Directors of Photography, Producers, Writers, Animators, Art Directors, film students and anyone who wants to be able to visualize their story. 

Artemis Artemis

Artemis Artemis is a digital directors viewfinder for the iPhone. Designed with both cinematographers and directors in mind, Artemis works in much the same way as a traditional directors viewfinder, though much more accurately and much more conveniently. 

FiRe Field Recorder

With a nice rubbery case and the appropriate extension or adapter, your iPhone transforms in a bonafide field recorder. Fire was created specifically to be a field recorder for the iPhone. 

pCam Film and Digital Calculator

pCam Film and Digital calculator is a Motion Picture and Still Photography calculator that calculates depth of field, field of view, focus splits, hyper-focal distance, exposure compensation, running time, HMI safe speeds and shutters, color correction filter and much more.  

pCam 

ProPrompter 

This app allows you to use your iPhone or iPod touch as a smooth scrolling professional teleprompter. Scripts can be loaded via email copy/ via the FREE ProPrompter Producer site for unlimited script management and greater security than email or local networks. The best feature of this app that we have tested is the ability to control multi devices  remotely.  

We want hear how you feel about our picks, so please leave a comment below. With this, we leave you with the always entertaining Ryan Connolly from Film Slate and Film Riot, on the Revision 3 channel giving you his list of the Best iPhone Apps for Filmakers! 


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