THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS | A PRO PHOTO & VIDEO BLOG

Around the Adoramasphere

Posted in News by Nathan Lee Bush on April 17, 2011

Final Cut Pro X

This week, NAB was the talk of the town, with tons of new pro video gear on display.

On this blog, Through The Looking Glass, we have tons of live coverage from NAB in Las Vegas, with Dave Goldgaber reporting on the updated Schneider Xenar prime cinema lenses; he introduces RED’s new shoulder rig, ‘The Clutch’; he details the Arri Alexa M, a new camera system with a separate head and body, which is also great for 3D filmmaking; and he explains the design changes of the new Redrock Micro Follow Focus; the I discuss the new pro editing offering from Apple, Final Cut Pro X, a completely redesigned program, which focuses on speed and automation, and I speculate on Apple’s strategy for the product; I introduce our new Panasonic Lumix GH2, arguably the best bang for your video buck, and a great second camera to bring on shoots; I explain the Spring Holiday Special, which offers almost two weeks of rentals for the price of one; and, as usual, I list the week’s photo and video events.

On the Techniques and How-Tos blog, Diane Miller has an excellent and comprehensive guide to calibrating your monitor for consistent color in your print results; Mark Wallace interviews Fashion Photographer Ella Manor about how she achieves her distinctive lighting and color palettes; Mark explains how to determine the proper filter size for your lens, and the difference between polarizing filters and UV filters; Mark shows you how you can use your lens’s angle of view to eliminate clutter in your images; and he reviews Photo Makeover for iPad, a simple, fun makeover app.

On the Gear Guides and Reviews Blog, Mason Resnick reviews the Samsung NX100, a compact interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor, and an innovative lens control system; and he introduces the beginner to the wide world of interchangeable lenses.

At the Adorama News Desk, Mason wraps the week’s photo news, including the surprising death of the Flip camcorder, the Eye-Fi Mobile X-2 SD cards which let you upload images to your iPad; and Manfrotto’s new Photo-Movie hybrid tripod head.

On Tech Tock, Mason announces a new photo contest with great prizes.

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