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The HD Survival Handbook

Philip Hodgets has released a PDF (download) handbook via his Pro Apps Tips website that basically covers everything a digital video artist needs to enter into the High Definition video…

Maxon BodyPaint 3D helps Rhythm & Hues unleash its creative power

Maxon BodyPaint 3D helps Rhythm & Hues unleash its creative power

MAXON, June 30, 2008 – MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today announced that Rhythm & Hues (R&H), one of…

Google and Creator of Family Guy Strike a Deal

Google and Creator of Family Guy Strike a Deal

There is a great article in the New York Times about a new ad model being tested by Seth MacFarlane and Google. As I understand it, the creator of Family…

REVIEW: proDad Vitascene

REVIEW: proDad Vitascene

While I tend to be a pretty conservative editor, the time comes for all of us when we need some flashy effects to grab a viewer. Light blasts, aggressive color…

WALL-E Rocks – Two Great Mac Jokes

WALL-E Rocks – Two Great Mac Jokes

Just saw WALL-E with my son, and in typical Pixar fashion, it is awesome! Two quick things I found hilarious for the Mac-Geeks out there. First, there is…

Scrolling the FCP Timeline

Scrolling the FCP Timeline

Too many tracks in your Timeline, and you want to scroll up and down quickly? No need to grab the scroll bar on the right edge if you have a…

NewBlue and VASST improve AVCHD performance with AVCHD UpShift

NewBlue and VASST improve AVCHD performance with AVCHD UpShift

LA JOLLA, CA (June 25, 2008) – Video editors no longer have to wrestle with unwieldy AVCHD files thanks to AVCHD UpShift, software to assist video editors in AVCHD editing…

Tweak Software launches RV

San Francisco, CA (June 25, 2008)-Tweak Software is releasing RV, the company’s first commercially available software package, announced Seth Rosenthal, founder and president. RV is a highly…

Motion and the OoO, Part 1

Motion and the OoO, Part 1

The OoO? Some sort of secret society? Almost – OoO stands for Order of Operations, and if you’re not familiar how Motion calculates the changes you make to…

Making Movies Now – bigger, sometimes better, definitely riskier

I opened the LA Times today and the front of the Calendar section was dominated by a picture of Brad Pitt sprawled on a couch with the headline Sparking Curiosity…