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After Effects, ProRes, and Gamma Shifts

After Effects, ProRes, and Gamma Shifts

Adobe’s yeoman After Effects documentation guru Todd Kopriva maintains a highly useful blog over on Adobe.com. Today he just posted instructions on how to modify the After…

Controversial History Channel “WWII in HD” debate – THE TRUTH

Controversial History Channel “WWII in HD” debate – THE TRUTH

?The History Channel’s WW2 in HD series has created a firestorm of debate over archival methods. If you read the AMIA listserve, the Cinematographer’s Mailing List…

Apple’s new iFrame codec implementation

Apple’s new iFrame codec implementation

So recently Apple released specs on a new video format they are calling iFrame. What is it, and how will it affect you, the video professional? As all consumer codecs…

Speech Search Meets ScriptSync

Speech Search Meets ScriptSync

Anybody remember that classic commercial for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? “Hey! You got peanut butter on my chocolate! No! You got chocolate in my peanut butter!&#8221…

Free Newsletter Preview

Free Newsletter Preview

For the past several months we’ve been publishing a monthly electronic newsletter, each typically containing 3-5 articles by PVC authors and invited guests. The subscription is free…

Kicking the tires on Snow Leopard and doing some edit work too

Kicking the tires on Snow Leopard and doing some edit work too

Over the weekend I installed Mac OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard!) and crossed my fingers as I booted up Final Cut Pro for a number of quick edit tasks I…

The Centrica Carnivale part 3

In part 2 we looked at the creation and animation of the “racing waiters” scene… one award done but five more to go! In the final of…

The Centrica Carnivale part 2

  In Part 1 we looked at the initial client brief, the pitch animation, and ended up creating some flashing lights in After Effects. Testing One Two In Part 2…

Introducing the Centrica Carnivale

  3D or AE? How about 3D using AE! At the beginning of 2006 I created a conference opener for Centrica that looked like it had been made with a…

Battle of the audio track deletion batchers

Battle of the audio track deletion batchers

Just the other day I posted links to VideoToolshed, a resource for a number of handy software utilities gear toward the video editor. One of those tools was QtTools, which…