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Archiving and backing up your projects

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There's an aspect of post production which I've put off for a long time: backups and archiving projects. Mostly because every method out there came out to be a pretty expensive, or at least - more expensive then I'd like. External RAID arrays, NAS boxes, 19" rack-servers - I've been through them all, on paper at least. But I ended up with a slightly simpler solution which works great for me, and is very manageable.

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Focal Reducers: Speed Booster, Lens Turbo and Light Cannon

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[updated] A while back there was a buzz about this new optical adapter from Metabones: the Speedbooster. This small and magical thing would increase the Field of View (FoV) (and thus decrease the effective crop factor) and sharpness of your lenses, as well as give you an extra F-stop of light. Recently I've seen a misuse of the brandname Speedbooster as a denomer to describe all of these optical adapters. Let's get this straight: these are called Focal Reducers.

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CinemaDNG recording now available on the BMPCC

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[UPDATED] It's been a few months since the first Pocket Cinema Cameras were shipped to their (mostly) happy owners. Not without bumps in the road, since (some) units in the first batch(es) showed some 'bugs'. We had the white blooming orbs issue, and the black sunspot. But those have all been dealt with. Also lacking was the promised CinemaDNG RAW recording option, until now.

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Autumn Colours - a Pocket Cinema Camera short

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Originally I planned a shoot like this to demo/try out the new Adobe Creative Cloud upgrades, especially the upgrade(s) surrounding Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade. But, sadly Adobe didn't make their October 15th deadline, and I couldn't put this off any longer. Will shoot something else when the update is in sight.

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First CinemaDNG samples from John Brawley

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John Brawley has released the first (ever) CinemaDNG RAW files from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a feature that was promised since its announcement, but has yet to be implemented via the firmware. It's coming soon, since the firmware has entered its second beta-stage during which the select few users are allowed to talk about it.