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Arri anounces ALEXA

ALEXA is a compact, lightweight and affordable digital camera that will redefine the limits of motion picture capture with ultra-fast workflows and image quality akin to 35mm film. From major motion pictures and high end dramas to commercials, music videos and mainstream TV, ALEXA suits a wide variety of applications and budgets.
More than just a camera, ALEXA represents an entire image pipeline. By combining proprietary ARRI technology with ubiquitous tools from industry-leading partners, ALEXA stands alone as the most complete and powerful digital production system ever built.

800 EI BASE SENSITIVITY
for striking images on night shoots and low-light conditions
DIRECT TO EDIT
ability allows immediate access into post
NATURAL COLOR RENDITION
gives rich, vibrant pictures and pleasing skin tones
EXCELLENT COLOR SEPARATION
makes compositing effortless
VERY LOW NOISE GUARANTEES
flawless results, even on the big screen
EASY AND WIDELY ACCESSIBLE WORKFLOWS
that use the best of proven, existing technology
13.5 STOPS OF LATITUDE
to capture every detail, from the brightest highlights to the darkest shadows

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Adobe Story : for collaborative script writing

With the whole world going online, its but natural that script writing software should too. Enter Adobe Story. There is a free preview version of Adobe Story here.

Read the help file here.

With this free preview version of Story, you can:

  • Craft your tale anywhere and at anytime in a secure online and offline writing environment tailored to industry requirements
  • Easily manage several script projects, develop character biographies, add links as reference points, and fashion synopses.
  • Brainstorm script ideas or co-write and edit as a team. Assign roles that give production team members the ability to read, review, or modify the script.
  • Import the sample script or your existing screenplay from other scriptwriting software, including Final Draft or MS Word.
  • Take your script to the next stage by exporting to a variety of different formats such as PDF, XML, Text, MS Word, Movie Magic scheduler, or CSV for easy import into Excel.

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pCam Cinematography Calculator, now on iPhone

David Eubank’s excellent Cinematography Calculator pCam and pCine, which have been available for the Palm platform have been released now for Apple’s iPhone and iPhone Touch platforms as well.

Calculates DEPTH OF FIELD (including Hyperfocal-Distance) – SPLITS-APERTURE FINDER – FIELD OF VIEW (Picture size) with PREVIEW –
EXPOSURE (compensating for changes in Shutter Angle, FPS Speed, Filters & Film Speeds) –
RUNNING TIME TO LENGTH – SHOOTING TO SCREEN TIME – HMI (safe speeds & shutters) – COLOR CORRECTION
– DIOPTER (power & focus distances) – MACRO (magnification factors, depth of field & stop corrections)
– TIME LAPSE – UNDERWATER DISTANCE – SCENE ILLUMINATION – LIGHT COVERAGE.

(Includes all common Film & HD Camera Formats and ability to add user-defined custom Camera Formats, CoC and Filters)

DropBox : interesting way to share files

DropBox is a very simple and interesting way to share files online. The free version has a 2GB limit but you can purchase higher capacities. Its available for Mac, Linux and Windows.

Installation Dialog Box

Installation Dialog Box

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