Every now and then a new invention comes along that may change the way we work. Steadicam was one such thing that changed the way we move the camera in a shot. It allowed us to go where we couldn’t previously go and give a sense of movement and energy to a scene previously impossible. Now here maybe another such invention. The Movi.
It is a “digital 3-axis gyro-stabilized handheld camera gimbal” which allows a single operator to move freely around for the floating shots we all love, but without the years training required to master the Steadicam and with a price tag within reach for even the smaller setups.
About a month ago I saw a demo of the coming Adobe Premiere upgrade but was asked to keep a lid on until now. I was really interested to see if the software only machine would playback 4K XAVC footage from the F55. It played (on a maxed out HP laptop) back the 4K footage in full resolution without any problems. Even more so, it scrubbed the footage like it was a 25Mbit/s DVstream, not a 300Mbit/s 4K stream!! It updated the timeline window as fast as I could move the cursor and played back instantly when I hit play. I was blown away!
This release will add full XAVC support (all flavours) to Prelude, Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Media Encoder but with read-only at first. As for Speedgrade there is more surprises ahead…
Playback will require some pretty heavy system requirements to playback 4K 50/60+ fps but the support is there. Just in time for NAB, how lucky is that…. 😉
We just signed to shoot and edit a 1hr documentary of the Eurovison Song Contest 2013. This is one of the biggest non-sporting events to be broadcasted with around 100 million viewers.
We’ve been asked to produce a “behind the scenes” look at the event. Follow key people around during the last 2 weeks in preparation of this monster event.
The documentary will air on Swedish Television SVT later this year.
Lots of work ahead! 🙂