BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES DAVINCI RESOLVE 16.2

New DaVinci Resolve 16.2 is a major update with new Fairlight audio features to allow low cost audio post production with a simple mouse and keyboard.

Fremont, CA, USA – Sunday, 5 March 2020 – Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16.2, a new update to the company’s popular edit, color, visual effects and audio post production software that includes major Fairlight updates for audio post production. This new update also includes many improvements for color correction, editing and more so is recommended for all users.

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360 Videoclip from political townhall event

A short 360 videoclip shot with the GoPro MAX

I shot this short video clip with my GoPro Max .

It is a great way to give a quick overview over a situation.

It has an excellent user experience, since you can scroll and pan around in the video.

It is just a extraordinary way to spice up your blogpost and make it more interesting.

Abe Kislevitz shares his latest GoPro MAX knowledge

GoPro Creative Director Abe Kislevitz shows the invisible pole trick with GoPro MAX

The GoPro MAX is an incredible creative tool!

It is great to get some creative inspiration from someone who is involved in the design of this camera.

A great video for every GoPro MAX and 360 camera user.

GoPro MAX @GoPro

https://abekislevitz.com

Higher video resolution – Does 8K really matter?

I recently watched the documentary Apollo 11 on my HD TV.

That was the moment, when I realized, that higher definition really makes a difference.

The documentary about the first moon landing was filmed on 70mm material.

There is a remarkable optical difference between 70mm and regular 35mm film material.

It really looks more detailed and more life like.

More infos about 70mm film on wikipedia

Apollo 11 was shoot on 70mm film

This translates directly to new camera developements, like the Canon R5 with 8K video resolution.

Canon announced the EOS R5 with 8K video

In the first moment this sounded crazy and exagerated to me.

Who needs 8K anyways?

But when you compare the definition of 35mm to 70mm film this makes sense.

I believe there has to be also a new codec, to bring the moving images to the recording card, without overheating the camera.

But like in the case of Apollo 11 a higher resolution will be for archival purposes very useful.

Not very many people use 4K nowadays.

It will take a couple of years until 8K screens will be wide spread.

The Canon R5 with 8K video is still in developement.

You can read about the camera here:

Canon R5 at Canon USA

Best export settings for social media

There are so many social media networks out there: Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…

Every social media site has different requirements for publishing videos.

In the following tutorial Pond5 shows the best settings for the most important social networks.

Pond5 shows how to export videos the best way to social media

Full Blog post about video exporting on Pond5´s blog

Video Diary: timelapse video with Canon 80D on Manfrotto carbon tripod and ballhead with joystick grip.

Everyday has the potential to be a great creative day.

Just take your camera equipment and use it to express your creativity!

I shoot a timelapse of a shopping center in the north of Munich (MIRA).

It is very colorful, so it is a very nice contrast in front of the gray February sky.

Everyday is valuable in terms of taking videos and pictures.

Often the value of a video reveales itself after many months or years.

Also, everytime you use your video and photo equipment your get better and faster using it.

Be creative.

Be curious.

Add value to your video and photo portfolio!

Go out and shoot! Be creative!

Equipment I used today

Manfrotto Joystick

Manfrotto Carbon tripod

Canon 80D + 24-105mm f4

Editing 360 Video from GoPro MAX in Insta360 Studio did not work for me.

Quick Info: I tried to edit my GoPro MAX 360 Footage (already exported as mp4 and stitched) in the free 360 editing software Insta360 Studio.

I wanted to export my video as tiny planet.

It did not work for me.

You only get a tiny planet preview for your 360 video footage.

But the effect is not applied when you export the video.

I thought I could explore some easy workaround in this way.

Just for your information.

You can download the insta360 software for free here:

https://www.insta360.com/download/insta360-oner

GoPro MAX Camera Update v 1.40

The GoPro MAX is getting a firmware update.

Windows users are also looking forward to a GoPro Player update for Windows, so we can edit our footage on the computer. 🙂

NEW FEATURES

  • Adds exposure control with lens priority to 360 mode.
  • Enables Smart Remote compatibility.
  • Adds wind and water noise detection, plus volume level detection for improved audio in video stories created with the GoPro app.

PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS

  • Increases the bit rate for Video, TimeWarp, and Time Lapse Video footage captured in HERO mode.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • General bug fixes and user interface improvements.

How to update

Update your camera using the GoPro app 

The GoPro app is the quickest, easiest way to update your camera–all you need is a smartphone or tablet and access to Wi-Fi. You can also use the app to control your camera remotely, view your photos and videos and share on the fly.

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Action Camera Expert Ben Schmanke compares the Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch Sensor to the GoPro HERO 8

With every camera which is introduced, the camera market gets more and more complex.

Good that there are experts who do the heavy comparison lifting for us!

In this case Ben Schmanke from Authentec compares the Insta360 ONE R 1-Inch Sensor to the GoPro Hero 8

Ben Schmanke is well known in the internet community for his in depth camera and technic reviews and his reliable comparisons.