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  • BMCUser's "SpotFest" - THE PRIZES!

    Okay, so here's an all-in-one-place breakdown of the prizes available for "SpotFest". We're still working out exactly how the prizes will be divvied up, so more on that at a later date.

    From Filmpower/Nebula: A Nebula 4000 Lite Handheld Gimbal ($700.00 Value)

    The Nebula4000lite 3-Axis Brushless Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer with Battery Pack from Filmpower allows you to capture smooth, free-floating shots with cameras weighing up to 2.2 pounds, making it ideal for use with compact cameras such as the Panasonic GH4, Sony a7S, and action cameras such as the GoPro. You can even use it with a smartphone using an included mounting clamp adapter. The stabilizer is operated using a single hand and offers three different operating modes. You can choose to lock the camera in place along all three axes (pitch, yaw, and roll) or select modes where the camera will smoothly follow as you pan (yaw) and tilt (pitch) the device.

    The motorized 3-axis gimbal is powered using a built-in 2000mAh battery that provides up to two hours of operating time. A battery charger is included and the whole system comes packaged in a hard carry case. For longer shooting times, an external 4600mAh battery is included, providing up to 6 hours of power when combined with the built-in battery. The battery attaches beneath the handle via a thumbscrew and comes with an attachable base for resting the stabilizer on a table-top or other flat surface.


    From Aputure: A DEC MFT Lens Adapter ($389.00 Value)

    The Aputure DEC Wireless Focus & Aperture Controller Adapter for EF and EF-S Mount Lenses to MFT Mount Cameras is a wireless remote adapter that allows you to mount Canon EF-mount lenses to E-mount cameras. The controller incorporates electronics that control your lens directly, allowing you to smoothly control the focus and iris setting of your lens without relying on your camera's electronics. OLED windows on the adapter and the remote hand grip display lens information.

    The hand grip and adapter communicate using 2.4GHz FSK radio signal, which allows wireless communication up to 328' away. You can manually change focus or set an A and B focus position and control the speed of the focus change. The unit allows you to quickly open the iris to set your focus and then return the iris to your shooting stop. The entire unit comes in a small hard carry case.


    From Lensse: An S5 Dual-Sided Follow-Focus ($300.00 Value)

    Dual Follow Focus with Tension Adjustment , A/B Hard Stop and Soft Stop, with all metal knobs, and Tension adjustment.

    Easy clamp assembling system enables Lensse S5 connects to your 15mm rigs in seconds. You dont need to take out your matebox or any other equipment from your rig. You can fix S5 on your ring in few seconds and start for focusing. This Unique system just available in Lensse S5.

    Now enjoy and get best moments with S5's A/B hard stops and soft stop features. The positional indicator helps users to adjust the indicator 360 degress freely. So the position indicator could be faced direct to the camera operator in side position. The camera operator also will able to mark focusing point without using a pen. Just setting it with white marking ring ( Soft Stop) that also can be adjusted 360 degree freely. So now the focusing is much faster and easy with S5.

    The gears of S5 could be mounted both side of the unit ( back or front). This very important feature prevents undesired shadows or objects in your pictures which caused by follow focuses itselfs. So you can use wide angle lenses or fish eye lenses with confidence.

    You like to use with right hand ? Or left ? Or both ? Or if you working with focusing assitant, you need to work on your left or right side ? You need to rest your one hand for a while but can not due to busy with filming all the time ? It's no matter.. You can work with Lensse S5 on your right or left.

    Stephen Mick
    Creative Director
    UPG Video

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    From Syrp: One Genie AND One Genie Mini ($1,038.00 Value)
    The Genie…

    The Genie Motion Control Time Lapse Device from Syrp is your key to the creative world of time lapse photography or real time video. The 4" cube takes up very little space in your bag and at only 3.3 lb it's easy to make it part of your standard rig.

    The Genie, which allows both panning and linear motion control, attaches to standard gear such as dollies, sliders, jib arms and tripods. Simply attach the panning accessory to your tripod or support and mount your optional camera and ball head to the 3/8"-16 stud atop the Genie. The weight of your equipment is rarely a concern since it supports up to 44 lb. An illuminated bubble level is built in to help in setting up for panoramas. The Genie has factory presets such as Stars, People or Clouds but you can enter an unlimited amount of user presets into the Genie's memory for custom work. At maximum panning speed a 360░ pan takes 5 seconds, while 39" of linear movement takes 23 seconds.

    Linear time lapse can be done on a rail or on a linear support system of your own making. While the Genie comes with 9.85' of rope to pull it across the rail, the movement of your time lapse is only limited by the length of your rope. Kevlar-cored rope with lengths of 328', 164' or 32.8' are available for separate purchase. The Genie has been tested successfully on a homemade 60' dual cable stretched over a lake.

    Inputs include both USB for firmware and a sensor input. The free firmware upgrade enables bulb ramp-in and ramp-out functions and HDR (High Dynamic Range). Ramping is the process of modifying exposure settings on a camera in order to maintain a desired exposure value while the camera is in Bulb mode. This is especially valuable for transitional day into night, or night into day time lapses.

    The sensor input accepts a motion, light, sound or other type of sensor to start your program in response to specific stimuli. The Genie ships with both panning and sliding bases, two slider mounts, 9.85' of rope and a multi-voltage charger for its built-in battery. A three-hour charge gives you about 12 hours of run time, depend on the weight of your camera. The Genie is compatible with approximately 130 cameras from nine major brands.


    And the Genie Mini…

    Motion Control in your pocket! The Genie mini is an extremely easy-to-use device to create smooth panning motion time-lapse or real-time video. Wirelessly connect to the Genie Mini using the Syrp Genie App for quick setup and simple control!

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    The Genie Mini packs a lot of punch and is designed to be extremely portable, easily slotting into the smallest of carry bags or even straight in your pocket. Simply attach the Genie Mini to a tripod and shoot smooth panning time-lapse moves using the Syrp Genie App. In video mode the Genie Mini moves at a perfectly smooth continuous speed for accurate panning moves. The Genie Mini is designed to be incredibly simple and is beginner time-lapse friendly. The Syrp App is equip with factory pre-sets so you can start shooting straight out of the box with no technical expertise required. Just connect and shoot!

    From Digital Anarchy Software: One Beauty Box License AND One Flicker Free License ($349.00 Value)

    Beauty Box…

    Speed. Speed. Speed. Blistering fast, realtime skin retouching for video.

    Beauty Box Video 4.0 takes the best selling and most awarded skin smoothing technology available and gives it realtime rendering (on some GPUs). Beauty Box already had the best automatic masking and skin retouching capabilities of any plugin and now it has incredibly fast rendering as well.

    We used CUDA and OpenGL to give Beauty Box realtime or near realtime rendering on most of the recent Nvidia and AMD video cards. Your talent will be just as beautiful as ever, but now you won't have to wait to smooth wrinkles and blemishes!

    Beauty Box Video skin retouching plugin acts as digital makeup in post-production by incorporating state-of-the-art face detection and smoothing algorithms. It takes the edge off of skin and makeup problems that can be visible with HD and 4K video. Realistically and quickly applying digital makeup that makes your talent look great, without making them look airbrushed or blurry. Making for happy talent and producers.

    Beauty Box automatically identifies the skin tones and removes imperfections, like digital makeup, while leaving important facial details sharp. Video editors and artists no longer have to manually create masks or retouch frame by frame. It's used for features, commercials, and music videos by such companies as Park Road Post Production, NBC, and Universal Music. Beauty Box is a powerful tool for any production that requires people to look their best.

    And Flicker Free…

    Flicker Free is a powerful new way to deflicker video. It solves an issue that's common for many types of video footage, be it from lights/electricity and cameras being out of sync, time lapse or slow motion (high frame rate) video. The Flicker Free plugin is very effective at removing rolling flicker that occurs with LED & fluorescent lights or computer monitors.

    Flicker Free was originally designed to fix the flicker caused by varying exposures in time lapse videography. However, once we developed it, we discovered there are many reasons for flicker and that Flicker Free does a great job on most of them.

    As with all Digital Anarchy plugins and products, we strive to create intuitive software that produces exceptional results while remaining dead simple to use. Check out the demo reel below for some great examples and take a look at the Features page to understand how Flicker Free will benefit you!

    From CoreMelt: The Complete CoreMelt Plugin Package ($200.00 Value)

    A CoreMelt V2 Plugin license lets you use your plugins in all these hosts: Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Motion, Final Cut Express.

    The CoreMelt V2 Plugin set has many FCP X specific features including onscreen controls, custom shape masks and three new plugins. New! The V2 Plugin Set is now available in a bundle with SliceX and TrackX

    CoreMelt V2 Plugins is an extensive bundle of plugins which are easy to use intuitive tools for Motion Artists and Editors of all types from indie film makers, event and wedding videographers to pro TV series editors.

    From soft organic glows and blurs to advanced colour correction tools and instant photo montages, the CoreMelt V2 Plugin set will let you create stylish looks, no matter what type of editing or motion graphics work you do.

    CoreMelt V2 Plugin Collection includes Eight CoreMelt V2 products; ImageFlow Fx V2, PolyChrome Transitions TRX and Delta V, Pigment, Gadget, Luminous and Shatter, in total providing you with over 220 plugins to kick start and floor your workflow.

    With a well-designed interface pro-editors can apply color tools with on-screen curve overlays, useful and quick to apply filters such as "witness protection" allow you to track and pixilate a face in seconds, advanced vignettes with luma curves, veeyou meters which react to the audio provided within the project, a myriad of excellent and unusual transitions perfect for that corporate video, and glows and blurs to ensure that professional touch.

    CoreMelt plugins use the parallel structure and powerful rendering capabilities of graphics processing units to give you the boost that you need to churn through heavy duty motion graphics animations and editing challenges.

    From Red Giant Software: One Full Magic Bullet Suite License ($799.00 Value)

    Delivering a powerful color correction and grading experience, Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes an unprecedented number of new features and improvements to existing tools, and introduces the all-new Magic Bullet Film. Built on the same foundation as the award-winning Red Giant Universe, Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes GPU acceleration for Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista III, Mojo, Cosmo and Magic Bullet Film, bringing real time color correction and grading directly to the editing host application.

    A landmark release, Magic Bullet Suite 12 is packed with new tools and other product updates. New features in Magic Bullet Looks include 198 new Looks presets based off of popular films and TV shows, as well as nine new tools – like the color space tool, 4-way color tool, and the film negative and film print tools. Colorista III has been streamlined dramatically, and now integrates beautifully with Adobe Creative Cloud’s new masking and automatic tracking features, making multi-layered, masked corrections easier than ever. The all-new Magic Bullet Film gives footage the look of real motion picture film by emulating the entire photochemical process – from the original film negative, to color correction and finally to the print stock.

    Unlike most other comprehensive color correction tools, the Magic Bullet Suite integrates seamlessly within an artist’s host application of choice, giving users powerful, real time tools directly on their editing timeline. In addition, the newly updated tools in Magic Bullet Suite 12 remove the barriers of complexity usually found in professional color correction programs, by offering intuitive controls that provide artists with a more familiar experience. All of this saves time by giving users immediate feedback in an environment they already know, along with controls they intuitively understand.

    The tools in Magic Bullet Suite 12 are fully compatible with Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, and include additional host support for Final Cut Pro X, Avid, and other industry standard NLEs (support varies depending on the tool). This versatility allows facilities with multiple artists or large workgroups to easily share looks, tools and concepts across the production chain. GPU acceleration improves the workflow by making previewing and rendering faster than ever, while new and improved effects from tools like Mojo, Magic Bullet Looks and Magic Bullet Film let users make footage look beautiful fast.

    From Neat Video: Neat Video Noise Reduction Plug-in License ($100.00 Value)

    Neat Video efficiently reduces many noise types typical for digital video cameras, camcorders, TV-tuners, film or analog video digitizers:
    - digital noise produced by digital sensors of most modern video capturing devices
    - grain visible in digitized film or analog video
    - dust and scratches in digitized film
    - electric interference in analog video
    - compression artifacts
    - color banding

    Neat Video incorporates the most advanced noise reduction algorithms in the industry Neat Video noise reduction algorithms were developed for digital imaging and digital video processing field by a highly-qualified professional research group. These algorithms surpass the quality of all classic noise reduction methods and even that of the wavelet-based methods. Although the wavelet-based methods were developed only 15-20 years ago and are still considered relatively modern, Neat Video uses an even newer and more efficient approach to noise reduction. This approach allows drawing a more clear distinction between noise and details in noisy video data. This helps Neat Video reduce more noise and better preserve true details in digital video clips.

    Neat Video builds and uses device noise profiles to make noise reduction custom-tailored to video capturing device
    A device noise profile is a reusable analysis of noise properties of a video capturing device (digital video camera, film digitizer, etc.) working in a certain mode. Using a noise profile for a video capturing device in effect makes noise reduction custom-tailored to this device. Neat Video can automatically build noise profiles by analyzing the input video data.
    Stephen Mick
    Creative Director
    UPG Video

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      Getting excited! Already brainstorming ideas.