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Audio Peak vs Average Levels: How our ears perceive loudness

Recently I posted a link to TurnMeUp.org, a project that aims to restore the dynamics and range of sound in today’s audio production. The problem is that…

Motion Graphics & Visual Effects

We’re very proud of the line-up of users and experts we have writing for PVC. However, not all potential writers have the time to fill an entire…

Review: Panasonic AG-HPX170P 1/3″, 3CCD P2 Camcorder

Review: Panasonic AG-HPX170P 1/3″, 3CCD P2 Camcorder

The Japanese word “kaizen”, usually translated as “continuous improvement”, applies to Panasonic just as much as Toyota. Just as the HVX200 built on the success of…

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Easy Setup Part 1

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Easy Setup Part 1

Any editor who works on FCP, no matter what version, is familiar with the Easy Setup. You simply select the Easy Setup that is most suited to your workflow, and…

Can Ikonoskop’s DII Digital Cinema Camera Coexist with Red?

Can Ikonoskop’s DII Digital Cinema Camera Coexist with Red?

One of the most exciting launches at IBC this year came from Ikonoskop, a small company located in Sweden that has to-date catered to 16mm filmmakers and extreme sports…

Behind the Scenes at a superfad Phantom shoot

superfad is the creative production company behind some of the most compelling uses of high-speed video that I’ve seen to date. When Vision Research needed a demo…

TED Talk: The Truly Soft Side of Software

TED Talk: The Truly Soft Side of Software

The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference is a place where Big Thinkers gather annually to inspire and be inspired. I’ve been going through their online archive…

On Artbeats.com: Article on Type Basics

Every month, we write a Tips N Tricks article for our friends at Artbeats.com. This month we wrote a basic introduction to using text – including a few simple…

Sony XDCAM EX and SxS making industry inroads

Sony XDCAM EX and SxS making industry inroads

An interesting announcement that emerged from IBC this year is the news that JVC will be supporting Sony’s XDCAM EX long-GOP MPEG format as well as SxS…

Adobe CS4 Just Around the Corner

Adobe CS4 Just Around the Corner

Want to find out everything new in Adobe Creative Suite 4? Trust me… there’s some really cool things coming. Adobe has an invitation out to view their…

RED Workflow Redux

RED Workflow Redux

I haven’t yet found a manual for working with RED footage. The methods that I’ve discovered have been cobbled together by searching through thousands of posts…

One Man, One Vote

One Man, One Vote

I’ve been unusually quiet of late because I’ve been embroiled in the final VFX, foley, finishing, and compression of a short film, “One Man, One…

Audio Gear from Edirol

Richard Harrington takes a look at audio gear from Edirol, a division of Roland, at the ’08 New Media Expo…

Font Resources

Font Resources

We love fonts. We rank font selection right up there with choice of music and color scheme when it comes time to design a spot. Therefore, we’ve amassed…

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