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PowerDirector 15: 360-degree and vertical video editing

PowerDirector 15: 360-degree and vertical video editing

One year after the launch of PowerDirector 14, presented as “extreme editing”, Cyberlink takes the program a step further, with…

ART OF THE CUT with John Refoua, ACE on “Magnificent Seven”

ART OF THE CUT with John Refoua, ACE on “Magnificent Seven”

John Refoua has nearly 30 editing credits going back to the early 1990s, starting with TV including “Law and Order…

Hot Gear: stolen equipment

Hot Gear: stolen equipment

On 11 September, loathsome lowlifes robbed San Francisco rental house Videofax of over $1,000,000 of equipment. The contemptible…

Photokina 2016: the year of the action cams

Photokina 2016: the year of the action cams

The 2016 edition of Photokina could be called the action cam edition. Many new models – including GoPro’s…

Arc/k Project: preserve the past and create 3D models for Hollywood filmmakers

Arc/k Project: preserve the past and create 3D models for Hollywood filmmakers

The Arc/k Project, a new nonprofit focused on digital preservation, plans to create 3-dimensional records of the world…

Magix releases VEGAS Pro 14

Magix releases VEGAS Pro 14

Three months after the official acquisition of the majority of Sony Creative Software products, MAGIX is releasing VEGAS Pro 14…

Working with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X

Working with vector graphics in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can work with vector graphics in…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Matte Key Transitions

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – Matte Key Transitions

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his talk on transitions by talking about Matte Key transitions in Media…

GoPro’s New HERO5 & Karma Hands-On!

GoPro’s New HERO5 & Karma Hands-On!

As a member of the press, I was invited to the GoPro new product launch and media event at Squaw…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – BCC Transitions

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – ADVANCED – BCC Transitions

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe starts things off by talking about the importance of updating your BCC 10 effects…

Webinar: Affordable Anamorphic Adapters

Webinar: Affordable Anamorphic Adapters

I’m doing a webinar for Moviola on Affordable Anamorphic Adapters. These low-cost anamorphics are a great way…

Q and A with Boris Yamnitsky about the Boris FX – GenArts acquisition

Q and A with Boris Yamnitsky about the Boris FX – GenArts acquisition

One of the surprise acquisition announcements to come out of IBC 2016 (I mean besides Blackmagic buy Fairlight) was the…

Sony clarifies why it offers optional MPEG2 for PXW-X70 & PXW-FS5 camcorders

Sony clarifies why it offers optional MPEG2 for PXW-X70 & PXW-FS5 camcorders

Owners of Sony’s PXW-X70 and PXW-FS5 camcorders now have the option of purchasing an upgrade license to…

DaVinci Resolve on a Surface Pro 4

DaVinci Resolve on a Surface Pro 4

Blackmagic Design and Intel loaned me a Surface Pro 4 to test the performance of the Iris GPU and Core…

ART OF THE CUT with Paul Crowder of “Eight Days a Week” doc

ART OF THE CUT with Paul Crowder of “Eight Days a Week” doc

Paul Crowder is a London-born, L.A.-based editor who just cut Ron Howard’s fantastic tribute to the…

Enhance the Match Frame command in FCPX with this little hack

Enhance the Match Frame command in FCPX with this little hack

I’ve spent the last 6 weeks or so cutting a big yearly corporate job in Final Cut Pro X…

PIX-E firmware update 3.02

PIX-E firmware update 3.02

Video Devices today released firmware version 3.02 for the PIX-E5H, PIX-E5, and PIX-E7 monitor / recorders. The…

A Season of New Cinema Lenses for Filmmakers

A Season of New Cinema Lenses for Filmmakers

Are we right in the middle of a cinema lens revolution? I am talking about cinema lenses priced for the…

Creating XML templates in Final Cut Pro X

Creating XML templates in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to create XML templates for Final Cut…

Essential Tools for Lighting – 9/20/13

Essential Tools for Lighting – 9/20/13

Everyone knows that lighting is critical to creating great-looking video. What you may not know is some of the…