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  • New Dell monitors for video editors
    The new Dell UltraSharp 25, 27 and 32 inch monitors are aimed at users working in graphics and animation, video and film editing, print and publishing, photography, architecture and CAD/CAM design and geospatial visualization.
    by Jose Antunes  |  October 12, 2015
    The three new entries into Dell’s line of color-accurate monitors include the 32(31.5), 27 and 25-inch screen sizes. The Dell UltraSharp 32, Dell UltraSharp 27 and Dell UltraSharp 25 monitors with PremierColor provide , says Dell, the ultimate color...
  • New Zeiss Loxia super wide-angle for video
    With the new ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21 the company is expanding its family of compact lenses for compact Sony full-frame cameras with E-mount with another lens for cinematographers.
    by Jose Antunes  |  October 12, 2015
    The latest member of the ZEISS Loxia family is called ZEISS Loxia 2.8/21. It is a super wide angle, developed for compact full-frame cameras with E-mount and with a new optical design based on the ZEISS Distagon. Especially practical for cinematographers, the...
  • by Steve Hullfish  |  October 10, 2015
    Ridley Scott is a consummate filmmaker, and his go-to editor for telling the big stories is Pietro Scalia. Scalia has won two Best Editing Oscars - JFK for Oliver Stone and Black Hawk Down for Ridley Scott - and been nominated twice more – Good Will...
  • Comedy is tragedy plus time, and always a good story
    Episode #3 of Radio Film School explores how perspective can influence the present and future
    by Jeremiah Karpowicz  |  October 12, 2015
    Episode #3 of the Radio Film School podcast sees host Ron Dawson showcase some very personal stories that have helped define his career as a filmmaker. The details around a fight with his wife and his ill-fated career as a hip-hop mogul are funny to hear about now, but there was little to laugh about when...
  • by David Torno  |  October 9, 2015
    Hi there and welcome to Free Function Friday. So, are you looking for an easy way to just simply launch a menu command? Like "New Comp from Selection", or "Split Layer", or "Track in mocha AE". While not an officially endorsed method by Adobe, the...
  • by Michelle Gallina  |  October 8, 2015
    Adobe unveils Adobe Premiere Clip 2.0, Adobe Capture CC, and advances coming to the professional video tools  Adobe Premiere Clip 2.0 is here! This update to our mobile video editing app adds automatic video creation, Sync to Music functionality, Lightroom on...
  • 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 Eric Cohen  |  October 8, 2015
    AdoramaTV presents On Set, an Adorama Pro series focused on...
  • DJI Osmo: Long Exposures Without Tripod
    The Osmo is a 4K, 3-axis stabilized handheld camera from DJI. Say goodbye to shaky videos.
    by Jose Antunes  |  October 8, 2015
    Take long exposure shots with absolute crispness and sharpness, even without a tripod. That’s what DJI promises to users of their new product, the Osmo. Does not fly, but will take your video higher. The stabilization system in the Osmo, says DJI, keeps the...
  • by Eric Cohen  |  October 8, 2015
    'Through The Lens' is a web format presented by ADORAMA NYC. TTL is a look at the evolving aesthetic of photography as seen through this generation's creator class. 
  • After Effects Hidden Gems Weekly: Pixel Motion Blur
    Shutter speed too fast when shooting? Render a 3D scene without motion blur? You can fix it in post in...sometimes.
    by Chris and Trish Meyer  |  October 6, 2015
    When you shoot a fast-moving object with a longer shutter time (half of the frame’s duration is the typical “filmic” setting), you will get natural motion blur. However, if your shutter speed is too fast, or if you rendered a 3D scene with fast motion and no motion blur, objects will appear to jump from...
  • by Mark Spencer  |  October 6, 2015
    On this week's Under 5 from Ripple Training, Alexis Van Hurkman shows us how to perform swap edits in the newly...
  • Capturing the aftermath of Nepal’s earthquake
    We were documenting the impacts of a devastating natural disaster and once you got out of Kathmandu, you realized the severity of the destruction
    by Spencer Chumbley  |  October 6, 2015
    I got my start at Al Jazeera English/America. I remember my first digital photo camera – it was a Sony Alpha. Though I started my career as a photojournalist, I soon realized I wanted to move into video, so I taught myself to shoot on a DSLR. 
  • 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 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...

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