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ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 lenses…Simply Awesome!

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The Compact Zoom CZ.2 lenses are as versatile as they are powerful and incorporate features never seen before on lenses of this kind. They are handy, compact, ready for 4k and even offer full-frame coverage. With their zoom lengths of 15–30mm, 28–80mm ans 70–200mm, they give you a wide range of creative options. Their compact size and light weight make …

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Watching Regularly Scheduled TV Broadcasts is Dying Out.

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The addition of mobile devices and the increased interest in such services as Netflix and Hulu is changing Americans’ media consumption habits. A trend is emerging as both the young and the old are switching off their TV sets in favor of online video alternatives, according to a new report from Forrester Research. Most people say they are watching less …

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AJA CION is Now Shipping!

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AJA Video Systems states “Science of the Beautiful”. CION™ is the new 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera from AJA. Shoot direct to edit-ready Apple ProRes 4444 at up to 4K 30fps, ProRes 422 at up to 4K 60fps, or output AJA Raw at up to 4K 120fps. CION is the union of great design and functionality. CION can encode 4K/UltraHD …

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PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One, Were They Stand Now

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Microsoft has released its Xbox One shipping figures for the close of 2014 and they are very promising but PlayStation 4 still seems to be ahead of the game. Microsoft says that it shipped 6.6m Xbox One units to retailers in the three months up to 31 December 2014. This figure does not reflect however consumer sales which means some …

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Virtual Reality Film Tackles the Subject of Campus Rape at Sundance

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With the advent of Oculus Rift in sight and on the horizon, virtual reality films have also been making their debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. “Perspective; Chapter 1: The Party,”  is a 12-minute film dealing with a sexual assault at a college party by Rose Troche and Morris May. To view the film, you strap on an Oculus …

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This Year’s Oscar Nominated Screenplays Available for Viewing

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Here is the Oscar nominated screenplays that are available for free and legal download! Birdman  by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr. and Armando Bo Boyhood  by Richard Linklater Foxcatcher by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson Story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness The Imitation Game by Graham Moore The …

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Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” begins filming!

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Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight has begun filming in Telluride, Colorado, for The Weinstein Company. The film’s full cast has been revealed and includes several Tarantino alumni. According to Variety, The Hateful Eight cast now includes actors and crew familiar to Tarantino fans, including: Django Unchained’s James Parks, Dana Gourrier, Keith Jefferson, Lee Horsley, Craig Stark and Belinda Owino, as well …

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Amazon plans to plunge head first into the indie film market!

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Amazon announced Monday that it plans to move into the movie business with independently produced films. Amazon plans to produce 12 films per year with budgets that range from $5 million to $25 million dollars. The films will be available for theatrical release as well as streaming on Amazon Prime video as soon as 4 to 8 weeks later. This …

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Can Final Cut Pro regain it former glory?

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Since it launch in the spring of 2011 Final Cut Pro X has taken a beating from a league of devoted FCP users who swore by the editing software’s powerful performance and intuitive structure. Instead of  the anticipated Final Cut Pro 8, which may have been Final Cut Pro 7 with an updated 64 bit architecture… Apple decided to rebuild …