Wip It Good – Wipster’s Workflow And Collaboration Process

Wipster recently raised $1.2 million in funding for its new cloud-based, collaborative video review and approval platform

Good films usually share one thing in common – good communication. In today’s scattered production and post workflows in which many hands are “stirring the pot”, it can get complicated. Although collaborative editing is picking up steam among professional editors, a common collaborative review process is more difficult, especially if your collaborators... Read more

There And Back Again

The Hobbit’s tale of high-frame-rate cinema

Some of you may remember Showscan, which was developed in the late ’70s by the visionary vfx artist Douglas Trumbull (2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind). The process used 65mm film and was captured at 60 fps, giving the film a smooth yet realistic quality, similar to video. Unfortunately for narrative cinema, audiences... Read more

Workflow Special: The Digital Lab

Deluxe and FotoKem are bringing postproduction to the set—or at least near it

With film accelerating its march into extinction, file-based workflows have become the most dominant for feature and television productions. But with all of these drives containing sound and picture files flying from set to post and back, what has happened to the dailies process? After all, it wasn’t so long ago that crews were exclusively dealing... Read more

Film Comments

Wipster is a collaborative online video platform that will help simplify your workflow

In creative filmmaking, the singular vision of a director is typically what makes a project unique. But if you’re a producer who has final cut, or a hands-on client or business team that needs to have input from preproduction through delivery, good communication is essential. You’re going to need a platform that allows you to work in partnership... Read more

Edit Color Deliver

Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 11 becomes a true all-in-one postproduction app

Over the years, DaVinci Resolve has become the industry-standard color-grading application and has been used on more feature films, television shows, commercials and music videos than any other program. DaVinci has a long history in postproduction dating back to the tape days of the ’80s, and in 2004, they released Resolve, a professional application... Read more

From The Set To Post

Red Giant’s Shooter Suite 12.5 is a complete workflow solution

With Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer battling each other for the NLE system crown, one company that has benefited from this war is Red Giant. Founded in 2003, the San Francisco-based company creates plug-ins not only for NLEs, but also compositing software such as After Effects and The Foundry’s Nuke. Some of their... Read more

A Cloud With Many Silver Linings

For post professionals, Adobe CC 2014 brings incremental, yet big changes

For many years now, postproduction budgets have been slashed, forcing editors to wear multiple hats. If editing picture wasn’t enough, many of them (especially those cutting low-budget films) are being asked by producers to make set visits, manage metadata, perform minor sound editing and color grading, and even create motion graphics. Perhaps... Read more

Be Evil

Ted Schilowitz and The Devil & Demon Strategy look to disrupt the computer workstation industry

If you’ve been to any RED Digital Cinema event in the past few years, you’ve probably seen him. With the quirky title of "Leader of the Rebellion," Ted Schilowitz put the upstart camera company, financed by Oakley founder Jim Jannard, on the map by being the virtual mouthpiece of the company. Thanks to RED and Schilowitz, 4K is... Read more

The Color Cure

Get Perfect Color From Capture To Output With SpyderHD

SPONSORED CONTENT Filmmakers and photographers now face a dizzying array of cameras, lenses and displays, all of which come into play during the creation of a single project. This makes it difficult to keep content color coordinated from capture to post. Whether working independently or coordinating with a professional postproduction house that must... Read more

4K Post Part II

Encore’s Pankaj Bajpai discusses the 4K workflow, as well as its future and inevitable adoption

In the February 2014 issue of HDVideoPro, we examined the current 4K post environment for filmmakers producing 4K content, from capture to post. We took a look at a number of categories, including cameras, computer hardware, NLEs, on-set workflow and color-grading systems. To sum up, with the exception of ARRI, 4K is the dominant capture format, but... Read more