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RED vs. Ace Hardware

Rolling_Green_Bars500.mov I was shooting some exposure tests with a RED and I turned my tungsten reference light off to look at something on the camera. I noticed green roll…

Pasting Paths from Illustrator to After Effects

Pasting Paths from Illustrator to After Effects

So what's so interesting about a feature we've had for eons? We all know you can copy and paste vector paths from Illustrator to After Effects…

Exporting stills from FCP

Exporting stills from FCP

I recently had a chance to compare the PMW-EX1 with a RED and an F23 (about which, more will be said in coming days). I collected quite a few…

On Artbeats.com: Article on Color Management in After Effects

On Artbeats.com: Article on Color Management in After Effects

Every month, we write a Tips N Tricks article for our friends at Artbeats.com. This month we’ve written an introduction to using Color Management in After Effects…

PMW-EX1: XDCAM Transfer 2.5.1 for Mac Released

Sony has released XDCAM Transfer 2.5.1, software used to import XDCAM clips into QuickTime and Final Cut Pro. This version fixes a bug where PMW-EX1 recordings made…

Adobe Soundbooth sale; new audio blog

Adobe Soundbooth sale; new audio blog

Adobe is showing signs that they are becoming increasingly serious about their audio offerings: – Adobe is offering their gentle-introduction-to-audio program Soundbooth CS3 for either US$99…

Staggering Mistakes: Reversing Field Order

Staggering Mistakes: Reversing Field Order

The two most-watched cable channels in our household are CNN and Speed (guess who watches which). Speed just started a new game show called “Pass Time” where…

Red One Unboxing – Part 1

Red One Unboxing – Part 1

Fedex delivered my Red, #417, on Monday to my friend’s house since I was out of town (as pre-arranged with Red). The plan had been for me…

Final Effects Complete version 5: Why?

Final Effects Complete version 5: Why?

Final Effects was pretty much the original third-party plug-in set available for After Effects. It was created by a gang in Sweden now known as Cycore, who passed…

Petrol Introduces Mini Camera Accessory Bag

Petrol Introduces Mini Camera Accessory Bag

Effective: February 28, 2008 Petrol, a Vitec Group brand, introduces the Petrol Mini Camera Accessory Bag. This new semi-rigid carrier is the convenient and comfortable way to transport essential…