Thursday, May 19, 2011

Free SLR Camera - sort of.

As part of my media class many moons ago we would give the students a go with the schools' one and only SLR camera. I only had basic knowledge of it and passed on something about depth of feild and the rest but like all film cameras - how are you supposed to know what settings you took when the prints come back weeks later (I worked in a remote country school).

With the new digital cameras - even the DSLR's there is a tendancy to leave it up the the camera to work out the best settings for fear of missing the moment.

I've just stumbled across "CameraSim" a virtual SLR that we showe you in an instant what setting will effect what in the photo.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Free Video Editing - Industry Standard

I wrote about this before but I've actually tried it out now.
Lightworks has released their industry standard software (it was used for the Oscar award winning "The Kings Speech") as free software - and they are soon to open up the code as well.

This is a great way to do basic editing - but it also has a slew of realtime effects you can add to the workflow.
I like the way you can set up more than one mixing desk so you can work on different parts of a project separately.

If you want to try it out all you have to do is register and you can have it for free.