The awkwardly wrong path of digital SLR as digital cinema

Last week, Scott Squires retweeted a link to a Digital SLR (DSLR) review for Digital Cinematographers and filmmakers.

Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 5.23.38 PMThe linked article eventually gets back to its source at 4K shooters.

I sort of went off.  Not at Scott.  Or at least not intentionally at Scott.  But rather, at the whole of the Digital SLR Cinematography movement.

My general gist being:

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Composer 2 enters public beta

I’ve been working very hard on a new version of Composer for a long time.  I’m excited to announce that it has opened for public beta.

In a huge change, there is now a Desktop version of Composer available for OSX.  You can download the beta for free from the product page.

The desktop version isn’t just an after-thought.  Most of the redesign of the underlying systems of Composer are meant to turn it into a unique kind of dual-targeted app.  It’s meant to be the same application on both Desktop and Mobile-Touch platforms.  It’s meant to be great to use on both, rather than kludgy on one or the other.

There are also closed beta tests running for both iPad and Android tablets.  You can contact us to ask to be in those closed beta tests.

There are a lot of exciting things coming up with regard to Composer.  This version 2 release cycle is important.  I’d hope the platform expansion alone would be huge enough.  The addition of new lighting control and shadows should be big as well.

However, there are even bigger things coming down the pipe.  Even if you decide to just mess around with the free desktop version, I hope you’ll keep an eye on Composer going forward.