Featured Interview: Q&A with Sony Creative Software
Trends, Tips and product launches from NAB 2012
Q: What trends in technology do you see on the horizon?
A: There is clearly a trend toward large-imager cameras at a wide range of price points, from the affordable DSLRs like Sony's Alpha line, to high-performance, mid-priced cameras like the PMW-F3 and NEX-FS700, to the high-end F65 camcorder. Sony is addressing the needs of the digital cinematographer with a robust selection of Super-35mm cameras, while at the same time offering one of the most comprehensive line-ups of traditional ENG camcorders in the industry.
Q: What tips would you give to upcoming or veteran editors about your products?
A: Vegas Pro 11 has many features that will speed your workflow that may not be apparent at first glance. Break out of the traditional paradigms and look at the fresh new ways VP offers when working with media. Spend some time with the interactive tutorials to get up to speed quickly.
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Featured Interview: Q&A with John Manchester of Manchester Music
How music libraries have changed over the years
Q: How has library music itself changed over the years?
A: When I started we featured melodies. Now a lot of stuff is closer to sound design over a groove. It makes sense – melodies can compete with voice-overs and visual effects. But people still need theme music. Our solution is to offer every track with multiple versions, including plenty of spare underscores. And if you're making a long-form production, you can use several versions of the same tune, which gives your piece the coherence of a custom score.
Q: Is it true that some producers are going DIY with their music?
A: It is. And all power to them if they can make tracks they like, and have the time to do it. Thing is, DIY tracks tend to be loop based. And if you're using the same software as everyone else – like Garage Band – your tracks are going to sound like everyone else's.
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Did you hear?
At this year's NAB show in Las Vegas, Carl Zeiss introduced five new prime lenses and a new zoom lens as part of the Compact Prime CP.2 family. The new focal lengths and faster apertures expand the creative choices for filmmakers, making the CP.2 lenses one of the most versatile in the industry. The Compact Zoom CZ.2 70-200 mm/T2.9 is the first cine style zoom lens of its kind with interchangeable mount and full frame compatibility.
Learn more about Zeiss' new products below:
www.zeiss.com/cine | www.vimeo.com/carlzeisslenses
Don't be the Last to Know: Top News from NAB 2012
With over 90,000 attendees and 151 countries represented, it was hard to catch the buzz around all the amazing product launches, news and panels going on during such an eventful week. There were a few companies however, that we couldn't stop hearing about during the show. Check out a few of the top stories below from NAB 2012!
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2012 Tribeca Film Festival: Recap on What You Might Have Missed
The Tribeca Film Festival not only closed with some great awards and newfound filmmaking talent, but with a sneak peek of Marvel's "Avengers" for film fans as well. The festival was filled with movies, festivities, awards, filmmakers, celebrities, movie buffs and families alike. There were an estimated 380,000 film fans who attended the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (not counting all the people who streamed the festival through Tribeca's Online Film Festival.) The festival offered nearly 400 screenings of 89 features and 60 shorts from 46 different countries. Learn who the winners of this year's Tribeca Film festival were, as well as some star-studded jurors who rounded off this 12-day event judging filmmaking talent from across the globe.
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