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  • Does Media 100 (still) make sense for your post-production workflow?
    An interview focusing on the past, present and future of Media 100
    by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  September 1, 2015
    Media 100 is a name that prompts numerous memories for experienced professionals. Back when it debuted, the software changed the way professionals thought about editing. As Media 100 founder
  • Before you rush out to buy V-Log L for your GH4...
    ...you might just want to see what it does.
    by Adam Wilt  |  September 1, 2015
    Panasonic has announced price and availabiility of the V-Log L upgrade for the DMC-GH4: US$99.99 (or...
  • Freeride World Tour takes extreme athletes to breathtaking heights
    Freeskiing and snowboarding tour delivers stunning video straight from the mountainsides of Alaska using Adobe Creative Cloud and Premiere Pro CC
    by Meagan Keane  |  September 1, 2015
    David Arnaud will be presenting the session "Delivering Event Coverage from Remote Destinations with Creative Cloud" in the Adobe stand 7.G27 at IBC 2015 on Monday, Sept. 14th at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 15th at 11:00 am. Forget the artificial jumps and groomed slopes of typical skiing and snowboarding venues....
  • by Art Adams  |  September 1, 2015
    In what’s essentially a combination of Scott Simmons’ #28daysofquicktips and
  • A 3.2 Gigapixel camera for the stars
    The world’s most powerful digital camera will reveal new details of the universe and help unravel some of its greatest mysteries.
    by Jose Antunes  |  September 1, 2015
    The camera that will be the eye of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) received green light and construction will start soon. When ready, it will create movies of the sky with unprecedented details. The Department of Energy has approved the start of...
  • The new Ninja Assassin from Atomos combines professional 4K/HD recording with 7" 1920x1080 monitoring
    The only true 10-bit 4:2:2 professional recording solution for Apple, AVID & Adobe workflows
    by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  September 1, 2015
    Atomos is having quite the year. 2015 has already seen them bolster their support for high-end cinema while also fully supporting products like the Canon...
  • A reportage lens with revolutionary technology
    The new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM gives professionals the choice lens for reportage while introducing technology to drastically reduce chromatic aberration.
    by Jose Antunes  |  August 31, 2015
        The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, successor to the legendary EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, from 1998, is the world’s first lens to feature Canon’s newly developed Blue Spectrum Refractive optics (BR optics) – ensuring sensational image...
  • by videoguys.com  |  August 31, 2015
    Over the past few years we have been getting a ton of requests from our customers for an...
  • by Kevin P. McAuliffe  |  September 1, 2015
    I’ve gotta admit that I’ve always been a fan of Digital Anarchy.  Anyone who is not familiar with...
  • by Kevin P. McAuliffe  |  September 1, 2015
    In the next couple of lessons, we're going to take a look at archiving your projects.  This part of the process can be very tricky, considering that there is no simple "Archive" button or feature that will just let you take a sequence, or an entire project for that matter, and just move it to a new hard drive.  In this first lesson,...
  • by Kevin P. McAuliffe  |  August 29, 2015
    With the movement to larger than HD projects in Avid Media Composer, editors have had some hurdles to jump over...
  • A return to multitrack USB audio on Mac
    Thanks to Hindenburg Journalist Pro, we can now record simultaneous multitrack USB on Mac, although with some minor caveats.
    by Allan Tépper  |  August 29, 2015
    A few years ago, I had to abandon multitrack USB audio on Mac because it became complex and unreliable after a system upgrade. That just changed! Thanks to Hindenburg Journalist Pro, without any hardware audio mixer, we can now...
  • by Rich Young  |  August 28, 2015
    While direct manipulation of UI elements may not be favored by NLE power users, sometimes it is faster. One example is moving a short clip or still using the =/- keys to zoom the timeline during the move.
  • When in doubt, create a panorama
    Many photographers will reach for their wide-angle lens to photograph a vast landscape or scene. I will, most of the time, reach for a medium lens, or even use my 100-400mm. Let me tell you why.
    by Jose Antunes  |  August 29, 2015
    Panoramas are wide vistas that photographers are challenged to show in a big picture. Why, then, do they tend to make everything very small within the frame, by using a wide angle lens? Go the other way and get all the detail possible for a huge photo you can...
  • by Kevin P. McAuliffe  |  August 27, 2015
    So, we're wrapping up our look at Transcoding in the lesson with a look at transcoding larger than HD material in larger than HD projects.  This, for many editors, is where they get confused.  They first worry about the project size, and then the media they'll be working with.  As I always stress, YOUR INITIAL PROJECT...
  • by Brian Hallett  |  August 27, 2015
  • by Steve Hullfish  |  August 26, 2015
    Really, I’m the wrong guy to review this product. I am just not the target user for it. In order to review the product itself, we need to determine the audience for the product. This is an exercise that I go through with every client before every video I create has even started. If you don’t know your audience, your project...
  • REVIEW: Wooden Camera’s new shoulder rig, matte box and accessory arm trio
    Three great new camera products from a company that’s on a roll...
    by Helmut Kobler  |  August 25, 2015
    It’s been a busy few years for Wooden Camera. The company started off selling a single little audio accessory for Red cameras in the spring of 2011. Now, Wooden Camera is the most prolific camera accessory maker around, with a broad lineup of gear for every camera system I can name, featuring sturdy quality, reasonable prices and great...
  • by Mark Spencer  |  August 26, 2015
    On this week's Final Cut Pro X in Under 5 Minutes, I explain how you can very quickly create a "snapshot" of the current state of your project without interrupting your editing process....
  • by Mark Spencer  |  August 25, 2015
    This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training the power of combining multiple concepts in Motion. The...
  • That PVC Show – Editor: A job on the edge of extinction
    Scott Simmons talks with Eric Escobar, Steve Hullfish and Christian Glawe about the impact automation will have on editing and post
    by PVC News Staff  |  August 25, 2015
    Eric Escobar speculated about where or not what has happened in the world of print will happen in the world of video post-production, specifically to the job of the editor. Automation has completely changed entire...
  • After Effects Hidden Gems Weekly: Write-on
    Write-on is more powerful than the Stroke effect: its width can change over its length.
    by Chris and Trish Meyer  |  August 24, 2015
    The Stroke effect in After Effects is a workhorse, but it has one major limitation: It’s width is constant over the entire length of the stroke. You can edit and even animate its Brush Size parameter, but this changes the entire stroke. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could...
  • Are Blackmagic Studio Cameras now the obvious choice?
    In the past month, Blackmagic both added the previously missing 720p option and lowered the prices of both its Studio Camera models.
    by Allan Tépper  |  August 23, 2015
    If you are building a multicamera video studio today, you may be asking whether one of the Blackmagic Studio cameras —either the HD-only or the 4K UltraHD model— is now the obvious choice. In the past month, Blackmagic both added the previously missing 720p...
  • by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  August 23, 2015
    Vintage movie coming soon sign, from Shutterstock   A recent question...
  • EOS C300 Mark II: Canon publishes 4 White Papers
    The Canon EOS C300 Mark II will be available from September on. Canon published four White Papers documenting essential aspects of the new camera and 4K.
    by Jose Antunes  |  August 23, 2015
    The EOS C300 Mark II, a new 4K video camera with outstanding dynamic range and twice as fast as the original EOS C300,  according to Canon, offers multiple new features that need to be understood by users. Canon published free...
  • by Bruce A Johnson  |  August 19, 2015
    It’s been about a decade since the first usable LED camera-top lights made their debut.  I have fond memories of an original LitePanels unit that was essentially a hundred daylight LEDs soldered to a huge heatsink and powered by a lithium-ion battery.  While it was certainly an improvement over any tungsten-bulb lamp, it wasn’t...
  • Portable Rig, Dolly and Cage on Kickstarter
    Does the world need another video accessory able to transform between a Shoulder Rig, Cage, Underslung Rig and Dolly, that folds easily into a camera bag? Apparently, yes, says the creator, Scratch Ideas.
    by Jose Antunes  |  August 21, 2015
      LOKI is the name of the new product launched on Kickstarter this August. It’s a modular camera rig that’s ultra-portable, modular and robust, the result of over one year of production of countless prototypes, aiming to find the perfect balance of strength,...
  • The end of “Big Optics” in photography
    Rapid advances in digital image sensor technology have begun to outstrip the capabilities of conventional optics
    by Matt Whalen  |  August 21, 2015
    In the middle of the last century, observational astronomy had hit a wall. Larger telescopes were needed to see farther out into the universe, but massive glass mirrors like the one used in the 200-inch Hale telescope had become technically and financially impractical to build and maintain. The solution to this problem was the multiple mirror...
  • by Brian Hallett  |  August 20, 2015
    16.52 LBS 16.52 pounds is the weight of the Blackmagic URSA without a lens or a battery. For many, 16.52 pounds is a deal-breaker. Yet, here's an interesting thought, the Arriflex 16SR3...
  • Ryan Mah: a Leica for black & white video
    Not many people think of a Leica camera as a video tool, but Ryan Mah, co-founder of Black Rhino Creative, does. He loves the small footprint of the system and cinematic feel of the lenses.
    by Jose Antunes  |  August 20, 2015
    Three Leica cameras and four lenses were used in a recent video produced by Black Rhino Creative. From the film itself to the behind the scenes and stills, all was shot with black and white in mind. Presented last May, the Leica M Monochrom (Typ...
  • by Brian Hallett  |  August 20, 2015
        The HD and SD Mini...
  • Feature Request: A Notepad built into non-linear editing applications
    By being project based an NLE Notepad could store text, frame, audio and other things you didn't want to lose in the mix
    by Scott Simmons  |  August 18, 2015
    While editing on a very large job the other day I had an idea for a new NLE feature that would be a great addition our editing applications. How about a notepad built into each NLE that lets an editor take project specific notes that would open up and travel with a project. Seems simple enough. I can’t...
  • by Brian Hallett  |  August 17, 2015
    Blackmagic announces new camera firmware 2.6. The updated firmware is available for download on Blackmagic's support page
  • KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules UPDATED 8/16
    Filtering-out the Facts from Fiction & Paranoia
    by Jeff Foster  |  August 16, 2015
    With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2014, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of...
  • After Effects Hidden Gems Weekly: Revealing Curved Shapes
    If you need to wipe on a curved shape in After Effects, there's a better way than animating a mask.
    by Chris and Trish Meyer  |  August 17, 2015
    A favorite motion graphics effect is wiping on an intricate, curved object (such as handwritten text) as if it was being painted or drawn. It would seem that animating a mask shape with a bit of feather or motion blur would be a good approach, but you can quickly get yourself tied into knots. The better...
  • by Steve Hullfish  |  August 16, 2015
    On this installment of Art of the Cut, Sidney Wolinsky talks about cutting some of the top TV shows on television. With 33 episodes of “The Sopranos” plus episodes of “House of Cards,”...
  • by Art Adams  |  August 13, 2015
    This is essentially a continuation of this other article. If you haven't read it first then it might be a good idea to check it out. Recently I shot a project with three RED Dragons. The client booked...

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