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Pomfort ClipHouseThe flexibility that RAW images provide filmmakers in the post-production process is absolutely astounding. However, in the words of Bret Michaels, “Every rose has its thorn.” The thorn, in this case, is the fact that RAW files can make your workflow quite a bit more cumbersome than it ever would be with compressed codecs. Despite Premiere Pro’s recent addition of native support for Cinema DNG files, more often than not it still makes more sense to create proxies and use an online/offline workflow. Even though there are  solutions for processing RAW files, many people still feel that RAW is more trouble than it’s worth because of the post-production headaches. Well not any more, because Pomfort’s highly anticipated RAW processing software, simply called ClipHouse, has now hit the market. More »

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Video thumbnail for youtube video AbelCine Lays Out The ARRI ALEXA XT - nofilmschoolThere has been some significant news on the Arri front over the past few months — namely, that the growing Alexa family is forking out ‘budget’ HD-specific and Doc-friendly body implementations. All the while, AbelCine has been a great resource on keeping us all up to date on the family’s tech specs & specifics. This trend continues as AbelCine’s Andy Shipsides walks us through Arri’s Alexa XT system. Briefly, the XT series upgrades Alexa to Codex-powered internal ARRIRAW recording. Andy’s videos go through the ins and outs of this system — detailing everything from virtual media to live-grading metadata. Read on to check out the videos. More »

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Pomfort makes a number of interesting Mac tools for DSLR and indie filmmakers. I went to their site to check out DSLR Log2Video Plugin, a $29 plugin for working with DSLR footage shot with Canon’s CineStyle picture profile. The plugin is a part of the $129 Silverstack LT H.264, which I found myself evaluating as a tool for offloading and backing up DSLR-originated projects. Silverstack LT is, in turn, the limited version of the $825 data wrangling workflow aid Silverstack SET, which adds advanced features and support for the ARRI ALEXA and RED cameras. Then I found myself checking out their MamboFrame, which turns an iPad into real, physical clapper sticks — it’s not just an app: More »