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After Effects Classic Course: Set Matte versus Track Matte

After Effects Classic Course: Set Matte versus Track Matte

One of the most useful compositing features in After Effects is the ability to use the properties of one layer to create transparency (an alpha channel) for a second layer…

New Zylight F8-200 // Tool Talk

New Zylight F8-200 // Tool Talk

  The new bi-color Zylight F8 200w LED Fresnel is a very thin, single-chip fixture with a CRI of up to 97 and the output of a traditional…

The Lion King: a film shot inside a game engine, with VR and Virtual Production

The Lion King: a film shot inside a game engine, with VR and Virtual Production

The Lion King uses a game engine platform to emulate live action film production in a VR space, a real learning process that allowed the team to create a suite…

IBC2019: Blackmagic announces ATEM Mini video mixer (“switcher”)

IBC2019: Blackmagic announces ATEM Mini video mixer (“switcher”)

At IBC 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Blackmagic Design just announced ATEM Mini, a new low cost live video mixer (“switcher”) specifically designed for live streaming to YouTube and business presentations via…

A lot of editing news coming out of IBC 2019 this morning

As I awoke in a hotel room this moring that is not in Amsterdam for IBC there was a good bit of news regarding many of our favorite editing tools…

Auto Reframe for Adobe Premiere Pro will make Social Media reformats easier

Auto Reframe for Adobe Premiere Pro will make Social Media reformats easier

What’s the most dreaded words that an editor can hear once their meticulously made marking masterpiece is ready for the world? No, it’s not “Can we make one…

Auto Reframe: a Premiere Pro feature preview

Auto Reframe: a Premiere Pro feature preview

At IBC 2019, Adobe plans to demonstrate Auto Reframe, a new time-saving feature coming later this year to Premiere Pro. Auto Reframe intelligently reframes and reformats content for different…

Rode Wireless Go vs.Tascam DR-10L

Rode Wireless Go vs.Tascam DR-10L

In order to expand my field audio recording options for interview situations, I recently purchased both the new RODE wireless Go system as well as the Tascam DR-10L. While…

The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review Part One

The Nikon Z6 Mirrorless Camera Review Part One

The Nikon Z6 is one of two mirrorless camera options from Nikon and the one best suited for 4K video capture. Before we get started, a full review of the…

Automatic Rotoscoping…For Free

Automatic Rotoscoping…For Free

We’re still a few years away from where machine learning AI can produce rotoscoping that rivals what human artists can achieve (though only a very few), but even today…

The Review Of The Canon XA-40 UHD Camcorder

The Review Of The Canon XA-40 UHD Camcorder

The Canon XA40 is a small and mighty UHD camcorder yielding canon’s color as a weapon against single-lens camera hate in an s35mm and full-frame world. A…

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 12 (w/ Oscar Winning Editor Richard Chew, ACE)

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 12 (w/ Oscar Winning Editor Richard Chew, ACE)

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode…

ART OF THE CUT with Emmy and ACE EDDIE winning editor, Leo Trombetta, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with Emmy and ACE EDDIE winning editor, Leo Trombetta, ACE

Leo Trombetta, ACE won an ACE Eddie in 2008 for the mini-series, The Half-Life of Timofey Berezin. In 2010 he won an Emmy for the mini-series, Temple…

After Effects Classic Course: Set Channels & Shift Channels

After Effects Classic Course: Set Channels & Shift Channels

Earlier this year, we talked about the Photoshop skill known as “ChOps” – Channel Operations, where you manipulate individual color channels to perform a series of specialized treatments. In that post…

Is your camera WorldCam & CineCam too?

Is your camera WorldCam & CineCam too?

In past articles, I have praised the benefits of WorldCams, especially for independent producers and camera operators. Unlike with a segregated camera, which is limited either to only NTSC-derived…