Grain35 v2.0 is real film grain, scanned by using a special Arri scanner. The people at Crumplepop took it upon them to scan 16mm and 35mm films and wrapping them in a Final Cut Pro X plug-in.
We all know Adobe Lightroom or Apple Aperture, but the real pros use Photo Mechanic, a photo ingestion and browsing tool. Photo Mechanic originally served to help photo editors quickly sift through the hundreds of photos they get on their desk each day. To make their life easier, the app has a lot of automation and integration functionality built-in. Far more than Lightroom, Aperture and iPhoto combined.
A large number of plug-ins exist that re-create the filmic look on digital video footage by adding digital noise that looks like film grain. The developers of FilmConvert take a different approach. They scanned a limited but important selection of film stock emulations at 6K resolution. They tuned the scanned results specifically for the digital camera you’re shooting with, which results in filmic looks and grain for footage of up to 4K. The stand-alone version even includes some nice colour grading features.
The Frio cold shoe (opposite: hot shoe) looks like a little piece of plastic, nothing much to write about, let alone review. Yet, this humble piece of kit is a little gem if you’re using a camera flash, a video field monitor and even a microphone with a hot shoe interface. I purchased a 5-pack to try them out and this is what I found.
Online video is critical to retaining and growing relationships with existing customers, and to converting prospects into new customers. The primary challenge to effectively publishing online video is managing and distributing high-performance video across multiple mobile devices, the study found. But scriptwriting by amateurs is another challenge, says Paul Verhoeven.