Daily Archives: September 2, 2014

Z-Depth compositing with Particular – Part 2

Trapcode’s Particular is probably the most popular 3rd party plugin for After Effects, and amongst its many powerful features is the ability to read a z-depth map.  What…

Z-Depth compositing with Particular – Part 1

Z-Depth compositing with Particular – Part 1

Trapcode’s Particular is probably the most popular 3rd party plugin for After Effects, and amongst its many powerful features is the ability to read a z-depth map.  What…

New Blackmagic URSA Footage

New Blackmagic URSA Footage

There are not many URSA's out in the wild but that does not mean we have to wonder how the footage from the camera performs.  Thankfully, Captain…

Blackmagic didn’t quite remove the Band-Aid after all…

Blackmagic didn’t quite remove the Band-Aid after all…

In June 2014, I published an article stating that Blackmagic had finally removed the Band-Aid for original DreamColor monitor users, based upon information published in their own ReadMe and…

Review: Plantronics accidentally enters broadcast headset market

Review: Plantronics accidentally enters broadcast headset market

Plantronics is a renowned headset manufacturer for office communication, general listening, mobile telephony, and gaming, but not for broadcast or multimedia production. However, due to an unusual set of circumstances…

New ALEXA ProRes 3.2K for UHD Deliverables

ARRI today announces ProRes 3.2K, a new recording format for its ARRI ALEXA cameras that will become available through a software update scheduled for release early next year. ProRes…

Moving Proxy Media in Final Cut Pro X

Moving Proxy Media in Final Cut Pro X

How can I take my proxies with me? It's a question we've heard enough times that in this episode of MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin…