If this thing works half as good as it appears to in the video, it’s well worth having. Only for FCPX and Premiere Pro at this point. If they come up with a version for Vegas, or even just a VST plugin, I am in.
We live in an amazing time. Way back in the day, the only way you would receive training was to attend in person, or read a book. Then came video tapes. Some of these were quite variable in quality to put it kindly. Then came the Interwebs, and finally Youtube. There is a wealth of wonderful and informative content. Especially for those of use in the video field, hobbyist or pro. Just one example is the work of Dave Dougdale. He’s especially good on gear review, and implementation. I recently came across this piece on lighting a scene with white seamless. Some very good info here. Even for you still shooters.
Roland isn’t the first out of the gate with a sub $1000 HD video switcher. However, they are the first with a switcher in this price range that includes a built in control surface. Unlike the competition, the V-1HD can be used without a computer or tablet. You have everything built right in for switching four HDMI sources. A keyer if even included for supers and lower thirds. Really looking to get my hands on one of these someday soon. More to follow if I do.
I’ve shot both still and 8mm movie film. Nope, not as a retro thing. I shot way back when both were still in use. You had to consider your shots more carefully, when the cost of media and processing were significant. I think it was a great learning tool, and would even suggest that it might still be so.
These folks are doing a great job of supporting those who still wish to shoot and develop film, or for those who wish to experience something new. They’ve done a podcast for several years now. I’ve listened to more than a few. If this subject interests you, I recommend it. Also, check out their website below.