Befree 2N1 for travelers: this tripod transforms into a monopod

Befree 2N1 for travelers: this tripod transforms into a monopod

Manfrotto’s Befree tripod series has always been presented as a solution for photographers and videographers on the move, and the new version, 2N1, is better: it transforms into a…

ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

ARRI Signature Primes: the conscious design of softness

This is a story about a lens family whose soft focus backgrounds were consciously designed, and the lens mount that made them possible. For the last six months I&#8217…

ART OF THE CUT with Brent White, ACE on “A Simple Favor”

ART OF THE CUT with Brent White, ACE on “A Simple Favor”

More likely than not, an Art of the Cut interview with Brent White, ACE, would probably be about editing comedy. His previous work includes, Ghostbusters, Spy, Anchorman (1 and 2…

GoPro HERO7 Black Hands-on Review

GoPro HERO7 Black Hands-on Review

I was invited to a private GoPro pre-release event with a handful of other media folks so we could get some time with the HERO7 Black and do some…

Cinema Grade – a new way to color grade footage inside of your NLE

Cinema Grade – a new way to color grade footage inside of your NLE

Cinema Grade is a new color grading plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and DaVinci Resolve that utilizes a unique, direct on image, workflow to make…

After Effects News 2018 September #2

After Effects News 2018 September #2

Last week in After Effects brought news on the 2018 release of Creative Cloud 2019, a FREE sphere/planet filter from Andrew Kramer, an After Effects 3D book, various patterns…

ARRI Stellar: control your lights from your tablet or smartphone

ARRI Stellar: control your lights from your tablet or smartphone

Stellar, the new ARRI intelligent app for professional lighting control works seamlessly with the SkyLink, SkyPanel, and L-Series hardware, and includes automatic features to make workflows faster and easier…

Canister for macOS: the lingua-franca of LTO tape-drive data storage

Canister for macOS: the lingua-franca of LTO tape-drive data storage

Developed by Hedge, Canister is a Mac app that fully supports LTFS, guarantees data on the tape is accessible for everyone at any time in the future and even protects…

Hindenburg Journalist Pro, the multitrack editor made for audio storytellers

Hindenburg Journalist Pro, the multitrack editor made for audio storytellers

In BeyondPodcasting episode 9, Allan Tépper covers his favorite multitrack editor for audio storytellers, Hindenburg Journalist Pro. His remote guest —directly from Denmark— is Nick Dunkerley, Creative Director of…

Globe animations in After Effects: The next chapter

Globe animations in After Effects: The next chapter

Just two weeks ago I looked at how globe animations had evolved between 1997 and 2010 – and now Andrew Kramer and the team at Video CoPilot have written the next…

A Closer Look at the Thunderbolt3 Io 4K Plus from AJA

A Closer Look at the Thunderbolt3 Io 4K Plus from AJA

During my recent look at ProRes Raw here on PVC, I was also given a chance to take AJA’s latest I/O device, the $2495.00 Io 4K Plus…

Turn your smartphone into a teleprompter with Parrot

Turn your smartphone into a teleprompter with Parrot

Any smartphone can be transformed into a fully functional teleprompter, a compact and affordable solution to be used with anything from a DSLR to a video camera. Meet the Parrot…

New Blackmagic RAW códec: what the industry needed

New Blackmagic RAW códec: what the industry needed

Blackmagic just released its new RAW video códec. This is especially helpful for those who demand the most latitude when doing serious grading (aka el etalonaje in Castilian, l…

ART OF THE CUT: Frédéric Thoraval on cutting “Peppermint”

ART OF THE CUT: Frédéric Thoraval on cutting “Peppermint”

Frédéric Thoraval has been editing features for the last 15 years, including Taken (2008), Sinister (2012), and The Gunman (2015). We spoke to him about his latest project…

Compression: the editor’s secret weapon for taming audio

Compression: the editor’s secret weapon for taming audio

Far too many editors are afraid to touch audio tools like parametric EQ and compression. It’s unfortunate, since the fundamentals are easy to grasp and the payoff is immediate…

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