Mac Edition Radio Interview with C. David Tobie & David Saffir

Harris Fogel  caught up with David Saffir and myself at PhotoPlus Expo, and spent an evening discussing color management, as it relates to photography, mobile, and video. Here’s a MacEditionRadio.com audio interview that captures some of that conversation. Thanks, Harris, for an interesting evening, and a very professional interview! Credits: C. David Tobie, Copyright 2013.Continue reading “Mac Edition Radio Interview with C. David Tobie & David Saffir”

Time Lapse Photography – Give It a Shot for Free

Time lapse photography consists of a series of still images, taken at intervals, which can be played back as a fast-motion video. Timelapses can be taken with a wide range of cameras, and don’t necessarily require much special equipment. This article will serve as an intro to the basics of low-cost time lapse. Can IContinue reading “Time Lapse Photography – Give It a Shot for Free”

Top Ten Reasons You Should Be Shooting Video

Your Camera Can Do It, So Why Can’t You? Most recent model DSLRs shoot excellent video, as do many of the smaller Mirrorless cameras. So the only thing keeping you from shooting video, is learning how to put your camera in Video Mode. Your Lenses Can Do It, Too Many DSLR and Mirrorless Lenses areContinue reading “Top Ten Reasons You Should Be Shooting Video”

Spyder Photo & Video Products Win International Press Association’s Best-In-Show Award at PPE

Datacolor won a Best In Show award for the Spyder line of products for Photo and Video from the International Press Association‘s IMPress Magazine, shot at Photo Plus Expo in New York City last week. Below is a link to the video interviews IMPress shot with me at the Datacolor Photo Plus Expo booth. Click HereContinue reading “Spyder Photo & Video Products Win International Press Association’s Best-In-Show Award at PPE”

Observations About the Upcoming MacPro

It’s Not Unexpected A week before the announcement of the new MacPro I had dinner with a videographer who was quite passionate about his need for a new MacPro, and what he needed it to contain. I warned him that the next generation would most likely not have a standard tower size or configuration, wouldContinue reading “Observations About the Upcoming MacPro”

Magic Lantern: High Quality RAW Recording with Canon 5D Mark lll

What is Magic Lantern? Magic Lantern is an Open Source project that was created to provide extended features and more user control to the Canon 5D Mark ll camera, specifically for videography purposes. The project has since been extended (no surprise) to the 5D Mark lll camera as well, and offers some advantages even forContinue reading “Magic Lantern: High Quality RAW Recording with Canon 5D Mark lll”

FocusTwist: Focus-Controllable Images with the iPhone

When you think of controlling the focus of images after the fact, you probably think of the Lytro camera; a clever little device (one is tempted to say prototype) that shows us one way of gaining different info from a shot, instead of spending all our pixels on increased resolution. But now there is anContinue reading “FocusTwist: Focus-Controllable Images with the iPhone”

Using SpyderLensCal for Video Focus Control

Datacolor’s SpyderCheckr is used to check the auto-focus on still cameras, and to micro-adjust the auto-focus on cameras with micro-adjustment controls in their in-camera menu. However, there are other uses for LensCal. This article describes how to use it to assist with focus setting in video, TV, and cinema capture workflows. Videography is based onContinue reading “Using SpyderLensCal for Video Focus Control”

Using SpyderCheckr Camera Calibrations with Video

Datacolor’s SpyderCheckr produces color correction presets for Lightroom, ACR, and Phocus. These presets are typically applied to still images processed in these applications. Now that Lightroom 4 can catalog, clip, and even make basic adjustments to your video, the question of using SpyderCheckr Lightroom Presets to correct color for your video cameras arises. This possibility isContinue reading “Using SpyderCheckr Camera Calibrations with Video”