Category: Tutorials

BMCC Tutorial 2

BMCC RAW Workflow Tutorial: Part 2

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Tweet In part 2 of our BMCC RAW Workflow Tutorial, we get a more in-depth look at how we actually go about color grading our Blackmagic Cinema Camera footage in Adobe Camera Raw. If you haven’t already, you can check out Part 1 of our BMCC RAW Workflow Tutorial here. *Special note about luminance adjustments: Surprisingly enough, […]

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BMCC RAW Workflow Tutorial: Part 1

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Tweet NAB 2013 has been over for almost a month now and by my take, one thing is clear: RAW video is going to make a serious impact on the entire industry over the course of this year. With Blackmagic Design leading the way, we are now getting access to previously Hollywood-only technology at a […]

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Raw vs. JPEG Part 5

RAW vs. JPEG: Part 5 – Conclusion

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Tweet       By this point, the advantages of shooting in a RAW format should be abundantly clear. The simple conclusion is that “it’s just better.” But is it? This final installment goes over some of the considerations when deciding to shoot in either RAW or a more compressed format. We know the drawbacks […]

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RAW vs. JPEG Part 4

RAW vs. JPEG: Part 4 – Noise Reduction

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Tweet       This is a short test, but an important one. As any event or documentary shooter will tell you, the ability to record acceptable images at high ISOs is a job requirement. For photographers, this means pushing higher to maintain a faster shutter speed, for videographers this means pushing higher to stop […]

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RAW vs. JPEG: Part 3 – Banding

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Tweet       Banding is another big issue that haunts anyone who works with digital image files. It’s a pesky phenomenon that is visible when an image does not contain enough data to create seamless gradients – transitions from color to color. To demonstrate, take a look at the familiar rainbow color arrangements below. […]

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RAW vs. JPEG: Part 2 – Highlight Recovery

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Tweet       Before I dive into today’s test, it’s important to talk about a critical aspect of image capture: dynamic range. Both traditional film and modern digital imaging mediums have measurable dynamic range – or, to put it differently – they have dynamic range limitations. So what is dynamic range? Generally speaking, dynamic […]

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