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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic 4K URSA Camera

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Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA, a new high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.

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Technology

Adobe Reveals Next Wave of Premiere Pro CC, After Effects, Speedgrade and more.

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As video production workflows and requirements are constantly changing and evolving, so is Adobe Creative Cloud, with regular feature-rich releases which allow creative people to stay at the very cutting edge. Today, Adobe revealed the next major updates of Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Speedgrade CC, Audition CC, Prelude CC and Media Encoder.

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Amazing aerial footage over Los Angeles including aerial timelapse

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Aerial Filmworks just released their newest demo reel of amazing footage over Los Angeles. All footage created with Cineflex gyro-stabilized systems using a variety of lenses and cameras. Footage includes a unique view of the skyline and time-lapse scenes of the LAX airport.

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Chris Kenneally: The Making of “Side by Side” Documentary with Keanu Reeves

“Side by Side” Writer/Director Chris Kenneally talks about the process of making the doc, working with Keanu Reeves, gear, locations, matching schedules & more.

Technology

More than 100 Sony 4K and HD Cameras plus Infrared to cover the Super Bowl

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More than 100 Sony Cameras – 4K and HD — will cover the field for this weekend’s broadcast of professional football’s championship game. FOX Sports will use six Sony 4K cameras (five F55s and one F65) to capture ultra-high resolution images for its “Super Zoom” technology, giving television viewers a crisp, clear look at close plays.

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Advertising

Morpheus returns in brilliant Matrix-style Kia Super Bowl Ad

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Morpheus is making a comeback in Kia’s brilliant Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial for its K900 luxury sedan. The brilliant ad was directed by Carl Erik Rinsch (47 Ronin) & Colin Jeffery and DPed by Christopher Soos, CSC.

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Video

HBO’s “True Detective” Stunning Double-exposure Title Sequence

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HBO’s “True Detective” Title Sequence starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey was designed and directed by Antibody Creative Director Patrick Clair. Sex, religion, fire and the petrochemical apocalypse all feature heavily in this rich, symbolic rendering of the Louisiana Gulf Coast.

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Technology

World’s first 50 megapixel CMOS sensor camera: The Hasselblad H5D-50c

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Hasselblad is set to launch the world’s first 50MP medium format camera using CMOS sensor technology. The groundbreaking H5D-50c will be available in March.

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How To Animate a Photo – The 2.5D (Parallax) Effect | Video Tutorial

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Watch this step-by-step tutorial on how to apply the 2.5D (Parallax) Effect to your own shots. Through a process known as the parallax effect, in which single frame photos are layered to create the illusion of 3D, Joe Fellows is able to turn a static shot into a multidimensional image. Using imaging software to layer stills, Fellows transforms a simple ping pong photo into a 2.5D animation.

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The 10 Most Popular Videos of 2013 on Vimeo

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The 10 Most Popular Videos of 2013 on Vimeo: A Momentum special report about the most popular videos uploaded on Vimeo between January 2013 and December 2013 according to play counts, likes, comments and reactions.

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Video

Genesis: World’s First 3D HFR Short Film (inside look)

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Genesis is the world’s first 3D HFR (high frame rate) short film. Directed by Noah Shulman, Genesis tells an abstract story of the creation of the Earth through color.

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The 10 Most Popular Timelapse Videos on Vimeo (2013)

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Momentum Best of the year: A special report about the most popular timelapse videos uploaded on Vimeo between January 2013 and December 2013 according to play counts, likes, comments & reactions.

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The first trailer for the Wachowskis’ “Jupiter Ascending” has hit the web (video)

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Watch: Jupiter Ascending Official Trailer
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for Andy and Lana Wachowski’s “Jupiter Ascending”, starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Doona Bae, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith and Bae Doo Na.

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Journey Part 1 – A Breathtaking Timelapse by Andrew Walker shot in the Western US

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Watch: Journey Part 1 Timelapse
4 months after his Pathfinder timelapse in Iceland, Andrew Walker of 599 Productions has released Journey Part 1, a breathtaking timelapse shot at the western half of the United States.

Inspirations

Theft of $500,000 dollars worth of Leica Summilux-C Lenses in LA

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CPT Rentals announced that their set of Leica Summilux-C Lenses were stolen off a shoot in Los Angeles on Sunday, 1 December, 2013. The total value of the theft is $500,000 dollars.