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  • Building Projections - Preview & Testing
    What you see is what you get... or is it? Fingers crossed...
    by Chris Zwar  |  October 5, 2015
    While building projections can be incredibly impressive, and they’re usually created and displayed at sizes well above TV and even cinema, the actual process of creating the animation is fairly conventional. The critical step is the creation of a template - which can be as simple as a flattened photograph, a 3D model based on building plans...
  • by Steve Hullfish  |  October 6, 2015
    This is the third and final article in the post production process for the theatrical feature film War Room which I co-edited with director, Alex Kendrick. The first article described the dailies process through the creative edit and...
  • Choose a video monitor for editing & connect it the best way
    Do you need to see your video full screen while you edit? Do you have a shoestring budget? Read ahead.
    by Allan Tépper  |  October 5, 2015
    People frequently ask about how to choose and connect a video monitor to their computerized editing system. Some people want to do serious grading and have budget for an HP DreamColor or other high-end device designed specifically for critical evaluation, while...
  • FILM: back to analogue photography
    If you want to try using film, but are afraid to go ahead with the idea, one eBook might give you a jumpstart. It’s a 210 page guide called… FILM!
    by Jose Antunes  |  October 5, 2015
    Recently launched on Craft & Vision's collection of eBooks, FILM - Re(Discover the Magic is the work of author and film photographer Sherry Koop. It’s a path to discover the magic of emulsions and probably a way to make you a better photographer. Film as we...
  • by David Torno  |  October 2, 2015
    Welcome to Free Function Friday, a new series that dives further into the Adobe After Effects scripting language, ExtendScript. Each Friday morning, I will be releasing a new video tutorial explaining a different custom function that I've built and used in my own...
  • Motion Tracking, After Effects, and CINEMA 4D Lite
    The workflow to add 3D objects into your already-shot footage.
    by Chris and Trish Meyer  |  September 30, 2015
    After Effects features a 3D Camera Tracker that examines already-shot footage and attempts to reverse-engineer where the camera was during the shot, creating a 3D camera to match. This allows you to add new objects in 3D space that match the movement and perspective of the underlying footage....
  • What’s new in Audition CC 2015.1
    Perform miracles and work wonders in audio
    by Durin Gleves  |  October 1, 2015
    Let me get straight to the point. This upcoming release of Audition CC 2015.1, coming to Creative Cloud users later this year, gives you the ability to perform miracles and work wonders! (Note: Ability of Audition CC 2015.1 to perform miracles and work wonders not guaranteed.) Check out the upcoming...
  • Lightworks 12.5 offers multiple 4K options
    With the Beta campaign ended, the version 12.5 of Lightworks is available for download, for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, offering multiple 4K export options.
    by Jose Antunes  |  October 1, 2015
    Since the release of version 12.0.0 on Windows, Mac and Linux, the team behind the professional NLE Lightworks have been busy equipping the program with powerful new features to meet future needs. Some are only available on the Pro edition, so if...
  • Mask Adjuster for After Effects
    Mask Adjuster After Effects Script
    by David Torno  |  September 28, 2015
    Hi there, and thank you for visiting this post. This Friday begins the launch of my new video tutorial series, and to get everyone in the scripting mood I am releasing a new FREE After Effects script called "Mask Adjuster". It...
  • by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  September 30, 2015
    fayteq showcased their product at IBC 2015 IBC featured no shortage of new products and updates, and the promises made about the impact such things will be able to have are as loud as they are pervasive. No doubt, some of them could positively impact the way professionals work, while...
  • by Mark Spencer  |  October 1, 2015
    This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can once again use Motion to improve on the motion graphics...
  • A landscape eBook for the weekend
    Reading about photography does not substitute the practice, but does help to widen horizons. The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography eBook is an example of essential reading for outdoor photographers.
    by Jose Antunes  |  September 30, 2015
    Rocky Nook’s eBook of the Week for the week ending October 4 is The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography. Written by seasoned photographer Glenn Randall, the 240 page eBook published last April can be yours for $9.99...
  • by Kevin P. McAuliffe  |  September 30, 2015
    Most people think that when you're working in your NLE, having your Title/Picture Safe grid up covers you for keeping all your text/titles/logos inside of a "legal" range.  Well, that might not necessarily be the case.  Most TV stations out...
  • by Al Mooney  |  September 30, 2015
    At IBC in Amsterdam, Adobe will unveil the next round of updates coming soon to the Creative Cloud video applications, including Adobe Media Encoder, the rock-solid rendering and publishing tool for delivering video content to virtually any screen on earth. Headline features in the next Media Encoder update include Destination...
  • by Brian Hallett  |  September 29, 2015
    Pier Sunshine in Santa Monica from
  • Day 28 - 28 Days of Cinematography Insights - Breaking into and making a living in the industry
    I started at the bottom and showed people that I that I knew nothing but I’d learn quickly. That was all it took
    by Art Adams  |  September 28, 2015
    In what’s essentially a combination of Scott Simmons’ #28daysofquicktips and
  • Codecs, Codecs, Codecs - The most confusing aspect of editing
    Sorting through question about digitizing, Avid codecs, DNxHD and DNxHR plus plenty more
    by Kevin P. McAuliffe  |  September 26, 2015
    There is nothing, and I mean nothing more complicated for an editor to wrap their head around, than codecs.  Which one is...
  • by Art Adams  |  September 24, 2015
    In what’s essentially a combination of Scott Simmons’ #28daysofquicktips and
  • by Art Adams  |  September 23, 2015
    In what’s essentially a combination of Scott Simmons’ #28daysofquicktips and
  • by Art Adams  |  September 22, 2015
    In what’s essentially a combination of Scott Simmons’ #28daysofquicktips and
  • KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules UPDATED 9/22
    Filtering-out the Facts from Fiction & Paranoia
    by Jeff Foster  |  September 22, 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...
  • Performance auditions in Final Cut Pro X
    This week on MacBreak Studio
    by Mark Spencer  |  September 23, 2015
    This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a great tip for using auditions in Final Cut Pro X. If you...
  • Rokinon: new 21 and 50mm cine and photo lenses
    Rokinon has four new lenses in their range for APS-C and Micro Four Thirds mirrorless cameras: 21mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.2 for photo and 21mm T1.5 and 50mm T1.3 for cine cameras.
    by Jose Antunes  |  September 23, 2015
    Designed to work with mirrorless systems based on the APS-C and MFT sensor sizes, the new lenses extend the range of compact lenses from Rokinon (Samyang in some markets). The lenses will be available in Canon EF-M, Fujifilm X, Micro Four Thirds and...
  • PowerDirector 14: extreme power, simple workflow
    Cyberlink introduced the all new Director Series, rethinking editing models to video and photo workflows, to make them simpler.
    by Jose Antunes  |  September 22, 2015
    Extreme editing is the term used by Cyberlink to present the new version of their multimedia editing software. The concept is applied through major updates to PowerDirector and PhotoDirector, making video and photo editing faster and simpler with...
  • The end of shaky videos
    Shake-free videos all the time is the promise of solidLUUV, presented as the world's 1st all-in-one stabilizer for all action cams, smartphones and compact cams.
    by Jose Antunes  |  September 22, 2015
    There is no doubt that many of the videos seen online today are created with small cameras, from action cams to smartphones. Packed with high resolution and advanced features, many of these cameras allow users to tell stories in video. The only problem is that...
  • by Steve Hullfish  |  September 21, 2015
    In Part 1 of this article on the post-production workflow of “War Room” I discussed how the camera...
  • Bigger, brighter, bolder - the evolution of large scale video projection
    The development of projection mapping from an artistic niche to the mainstream.
    by Chris Zwar  |  September 16, 2015
      Recently, I was invited to give a 
  • REVIEW: Broadcast Camera Batteries in Gold and V-Mounts
    Big, no-frills batteries at a low price.
    by Helmut Kobler  |  September 15, 2015
    Big brick batteries with the typical Gold-mount or V-mount connectors are very versatile in that you can use them to power cameras and their accessories, field monitors, mobile LED light kits, and so on. But those 14v batteries from industry leaders Anton Bauer and IDX can be expensive, especially if you need a bunch of units along with their...
  • First look: i-XLR from RØDE is much better than it first seemed
    At first, I was quite concerned when I saw i-XLR’s initial specs. I’m glad I inquired before writing this.
    by Allan Tépper  |  September 16, 2015
    At IBC in Amsterdam, RØDE announced its new i-XLR plug-in preamp/A-to-D converter for iOS devices like the more recent iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, which all use the Lightning connector. Like many other devices I have reviewed, i-XLR takes a balanced (or unbalanced) microphone source,...
  • by Art Adams  |  September 16, 2015
    In what’s essentially a combination of Scott Simmons’ #28daysofquicktips and
  • by Bobby Marko  |  September 14, 2015
    Paul is originally from Kalamazoo Michigan and now resides in Port Washington, NY with his wife Deb. Paul is primarily known for his work with comedian Louis CK, but has also shot features,...

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