80% Discount on Avid Symphony

Avid is offering an 80% discount on its editing, grading and mastering suite Symphony to Avid Media Composer and Apple Final Cut Pro users.
This offer is designed to provide a way for Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, and Avid Xpress DV users to crossgrade or upgrade to Avid’s professional editing, color correction, and mastering solution at a significantly reduced cost.
“With Symphony 6 software, customers get all of the same features, tools, and workflows of Media Composer 6 for editing, plus the advanced and secondary color correction tools and Universal Mastering they need for finishing,” said Avid.
This limited-time offer expires June 15, 2012. For eligibility requirements and more information. http://www.avid.com/US/

Canon EOS-1D C 4K DSLR

We’re still waiting for the EOS-1D X, but while we do Canon have announced the 1D C.
Yes, I know this is fairly old news but quite significant and I wanted to put a reference into our blog. This DSLR will be available in October 2012 and will retail for around $15000. Canon tell us that they have been in discussions with Hollywood and other filmmakers to ensure that they have added the features that they need. This machine will capture 4K video at 24p. It will also capture 1080p at 50/60 fps and output it uncompressed over it’s HDMI connection. The 1D-C will also share some features of the C300, such as it’s Canon Log Gamma to give a flat image that is easily cut with footage from other cameras.
Canon say that the 1D-C is quite significantly different to the 1D-X as the internal components had to be re-worked due to overheating issues caused by transfering the huge amounts of data required for 4K video.
4K video is not quite widespread yet (although Adobe CS6 and Final Cut Pro X support it), but there is no harm in archiving for the future.