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Review: Flame Painter 4, a VFX toolbox designed for photographers

Review: Flame Painter 4, a VFX toolbox designed for photographers

Launched in June, Flame Painter 4 celebrates a decade with many new features. If you’ve never used the app, the trial version available will be a complete surprise: it…

ART OF THE CUT with Kelley Dixon, ACE on editing “The Goldfinch”

ART OF THE CUT with Kelley Dixon, ACE on editing “The Goldfinch”

Kelley Dixon, ACE began her career in in the early 90s assisting on movies like Reservoir Dogs, Leaving Normal and Good Will Hunting. She moved on to edit TV series…

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…

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…

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 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…

Media Technology Expo: Seattle & Portland

Media Technology Expo: Seattle & Portland

Advanced Broadcast Solutions, a division of Key Code Media, presents a one-day Media Technology Expo, in Seattle WA on September 24th, and in Portland OR on September 26th. The…

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 11 (w/ Angel Has Fallen Editor Gabriel Fleming, ACE)

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 11 (w/ Angel Has Fallen Editor Gabriel Fleming, 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 Oscar nominee, Sandra Adair, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar nominee, Sandra Adair, ACE

Sandra Adair, ACE, has a lengthy list of awards, starting with an ACE Eddie nomination for editing School of Rock (2004), and including an ACE Eddie win and an Oscar…

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Getting Started with Particle Illusion

Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Getting Started with Particle Illusion

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you a great introduction to the awesome Particle Illusion effect, included in the 2019.5 version of Continuum from Boris FX. We&#8217…

At last, easy Blend modes come to Avid Media Composer

At last, easy Blend modes come to Avid Media Composer

Blend modes, composite modes, whatever you want to call them, they have been elusive in Avid Media Composer since day one. There are third party tools that have always been…