Colour Grading with LUT’s in Premiere

Philip here. Really useful post by James on this way of grading. The Lumetri on adjustment layers and filmconvert 2 is something I use a lot. Not on my grade of “Hiding Place” which you can see near the bottom. A much softer look which I achieved through filmconvert 2 with blackmagic film preset using […]

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Canon 1DC / MJPEG Compression Banding

Canon 1DC / MJPEG compression banding and blocking The Canon 1DC uses Motion Jpeg / YUV 4:2:2 to compress the massive 4k 24p resolution video files. It’s a variable bit rate of around 500 Mbps that will change depending on the shot and ISO level. NOTE: These are only my thoughts and guess work, none of this […]

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A look at AVID media composer 6

Win a Kessler Crane Stealth Pocket Dolly here and help a great charity! Earlier this week we had an in depth reassessment of FCP X by 7 different editors and it was fascinating reading.  Today my good Canadian friend, Tej Bebra, has written an article for me about Avid Media Composer 6. For me, like for […]

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7 professional editors share their FCPX experiences

Win a Kessler Crane Stealth Pocket Dolly here and help a great charity! FCP X or in the more unforgiving circles iMovie Pro has divided opinion. It has alienated many people who were die hard FCP 7 users, like me, due to the lack of key features and no backward compatibility with the older system. […]

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RAW workflow for timelapse

Originally posted on KesslerU Tom Baurain has done this excellent video tutorial on RAW workflow for timelapses. I use a mix of RAW and JPEGS dependent on the project. Eric Kessler and I worked with Tom to get this tutorial done and it’s excellent for those looking to up their game and take the next […]

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Final Cut Pro X Update and 30 Day Trial

Baby Steps or Big Leap Forward? By Preston Kanak Yesterday, Apple released it’s first major update for FCPX, one of the most controversial editing programs since my start in filmmaking. Apple has also introduced a 30-day trial for new users, something I think should have been available since its release. What does this mean for […]

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