Editing in 2013

Undoubtedly this year will continue the trend of fractured market share for edit systems. If you tally up every system in general use, your professional choices include NLE systems from Adobe, Apple, Avid, Autodesk, Boris/Media 100, Dayang, Editshare/Lightworks,Grass Valley, SGO, Sony and Quantel. In most US markets, the split in market dominance boils down to an Adobe/Apple/Avid split. In many cases, the leader is still the…

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Why DSLR is best for shooting video

Digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras have come a long way. The biggest advantage is the addition of video, and not just any video 1080p video. HD Camcorders have always been favoured for shooting video, even when DSLRs suddenly came bundled with video, they couldn’t quite do the job. Now DSLRs offer a “best of both…

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ITU Approves Low-Bandwidth Video Coding Standard

The ITU has approved the new High Efficiency Video Coding standard (HEVC) for high-quality, low-bandwidth video. The new standard, also known as H.265, will require about half the bit rate of its predecessor, H.264/AVC, the ITU said.  

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AFDA film nominated for Student Oscar

Kanye Kanye, a fourth year student’s film is the AFDA- (the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Student Short Film. Kanye Kanye is a romantic comedy that deals with a forbidden love affair between two young township teenagers. The film is directed by…

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4K Resolution TV emerging as a consumer technology

4K resolution television, which displays on-screen images four times as detailed as current-generation high-definition sets, is set to be the big emerging trend in television technology in 2013 judging by announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Sony, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics all announced large-screen TVs that use this new…

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Western Cape film industry poised for growth

The Western Cape film industry is poised for growth in the coming year with the provincial government announcing bold plans in December 2012, to promote the industry internationally. Part of the plans include, facilitating access to national film rebates, exploring the potential of developing local content film making and trade and investment missions in collaboration with…

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