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Rethinking the Music Video

Rethinking the Music Video

At last year’s TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) conference, Jakob Trollback – director of the highly innovative motion graphics studio Trollback+Company – gave a talk and showed…

Soundbooth Beta Open to Public from Adobe

Soundbooth Beta Open to Public from Adobe

Adobe Soundbooth is a great tool to fix everyday audio problems and production workflows. It works well for video or Flash workflows and is built around a fairly intuitive set…

PSV#78 Making Selections: Alpha Channels

Instructor Richard Harrington explains how to use the color detail in an image to quickly make a great alpha channel…

mocha AE to CC Power Pin

mocha AE to CC Power Pin

Imagineer Systems’ mocha AE is a stand-alone planer motion tracking application that creates keyframe date which you can in turn use in After Effects. If you are performing…

Get Photos from Aperture to Final Cut Pro

Get Photos from Aperture to Final Cut Pro

Sometimes third-party plug-ins fill obvious holes… this is truly the case here. Wouldn’t it make sense to be able to quickly send photos from Apple…

Motion Templates in Final Cut Pro

Motion Templates in Final Cut Pro

For the past few years Apple has been pushing Motion as a tool that should be in every editor’s toolbox. The problem has been, not every editor has…

The Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update

I know a lot of folks who are hesitant to upgrade…. I admit, I’ve been burned by installing updates as soon as they come out… but…

Angelina and Lindsay battle over their favorite RED scopes!

Angelina and Lindsay battle over their favorite RED scopes!

Let’s face it: if I didn’t start with a title like that, there’s no way you’d read a story about waveform monitors…

Review: Sony HVR-Z7 & HVR-S270 1/3″ 3-CMOS HDV camcorders

Review: Sony HVR-Z7 & HVR-S270 1/3″ 3-CMOS HDV camcorders

The shoulder-mount S270 (left) and the handheld Z7 (right) share the same innards. The HVR-Z7 and HVR-S270 camcorders take Sony’s commitment to the HDV format…

PSV#77 Making Selections: Channels – Photoshop for Video

Instructor Richard Harrington shows you how to make great selections using channels in Photoshop…

Using web tools to collaborate between creatives.

Wisdom from the masses – In depth on using web tools to collaborate between creatives. A few weeks ago there was a short but interesting thread on CML-pro (The…

On Artbeats.com: Article on Frame Rates

Every month, we write a Tips N Tricks article for our friends at Artbeats.com. This month we’ve written a brain dump on where those funky frame rates…

Two Compleat Idiots Discuss RED Post

Art and Adam discuss the aftermath of the Wii spec spot and Art’s venture into RED post… ART I just posted my convoluted post process for RED…

The Compleat Idiot’s Guide to RED Post on a Budget

The Compleat Idiot’s Guide to RED Post on a Budget

This is by no means a definitive manual on how to post RED footage. Rather, this is how I managed to work with R3D footage while creating a spec spot…

The Debut: Wii Spec Spot, shot on RED, now online at PVC

Wii Spec Spot, 1k version Here it is, finally finished. Phew! Now I know why I’m not in post production. I’ll write a blog entry on…

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