AfterCodecs is a plugin for After Effects that connects to your render queue and allows direct rendering to compressed codecs without using media encoder. The plugin supports the following: ProRes : LT / Proxy / Normal / HQ and even 444 that supports Alpha Channel. x264 : best H264/AVC implementation, outperforming both Adobe Media Encoder […]
Tokina has redesigned their Cinema Zoom 16mm-28mm T3 lens as the Mark II. Features that come with the $4500 glass include reduced breathing, declicked 9 blade iris, and a close focus of only 28cm. Compared to the older lens it is much more aesthetically pleasing and professional looking. If vanity is a thing to you […]
The Yi Halo is a Stereoscopic VR Camera being produced by Yi Technology from (I believe) China. Yi’s other cameras are distributed by Chinese electronics company Xiaomi, so I assume that is the country of origin for this unit. The Halo is an array of 16 4K go pro style action cameras +1 Up Facing […]
Outpost VFX is a house based out of Bournemouth UK with a portfolio of film work including Life, Jason Bourne, and Nocturnal Animals. The company completed work for Daniel Espinosa’s film Life. They were one of several vendors on the project including DNeg and ILM.
CGF Visual Effects Facility is a Russia based VFX studio opened in 2004 who works on films and TV. Some films you may have heard of include Hardcore Henry, Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and Night Watch. CGF completed some of the VFX shots for the (critically panned) Ben-Hur released in 2016. A film that never begged […]
This is my kind of Friday clip. Nice and vinegary. Find out what Mark Hamill really thinks about the new films. He sums up modern Hollywood and it makes me love him even more.
The Virtual Reality Company (nice score on that name mark guys, really damn. Don’t waste it by making shit content please) and their animated series titled Raising a Rukus will premiere at the Imax VR Experience Center in LA this week before being distro’d to other Imax VR locations in the following months. It is […]
This new plugin called Smart Selector claims to solve one of the age old issues with After Effects: selecting layers from the viewer. Smart Selector uses an algorithm to see through bounding boxes, adjustment layers, pre comps, and alpha channels to select the layer you have targeted. The only caveat is that it cannot process […]
SIGGRAPH is renown for being the premiere event to present and discuss new work and research in computer graphics. 2017 SIGGRAPH will be held July 30 through August 3 this year. You wanna nerd out? Check out this trailer for the technical papers that will be presented. I’ve also compiled a list of the papers […]
The best possible footage to start with is untouched and flat. Log gamma, no sharpening, no noise reduction. Many cameras in the low-mid range market do not allow for this and at minimum force noise reduction into the processing chain before writing files. This is done mainly for the press and fueling the hype train […]