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Now Shipping: Veydra Mini Primes for Micro Four Thirds

Now Shipping: Veydra Mini Primes for Micro Four Thirds

[Update 12:05pm PST: 12mm prototype to arrive in April] The first four Veydra Mini Primes for micro four-thirds cameras, announced on Kickstarter last November and previewed here in…

Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

I recently published an article about the breakthrough pro XAVC Long GOP códec/format from Sony, which is the third group of XAVC born in 2012. In the…

HPA Tech Retreat: Registration Closes on Monday

HPA Tech Retreat: Registration Closes on Monday

If you’ve been thinking about attending the HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, February 9-13, better make up your mind: it’s close to selling out…

Codex Multi-Camera Recorder

Codex Multi-Camera Recorder

  Alongside the launch of the exciting looking ARRI ALEXA Mini a few days ago, long-time ARRI partner Codex, revealed a new multi-camera recorder.  The recorder features…

Studio Binder – Call Sheets Simplified

Studio Binder – Call Sheets Simplified

  Studio Binder is a new cloud-based production tool that's looking to simplify the call time process for cast and crew.  The service lets you store…

Understanding & using the breakthrough XAVC Long GOP códec/file format

Understanding & using the breakthrough XAVC Long GOP códec/file format

[UPDATED ARTICLE] Back in 2012, Sony deployed the first version of XAVC, one that can offer color depths of 8-bit, 10-bit, and 12-bit and chroma subsampling…

Managing Sound Effects in Final Cut Pro X

Managing Sound Effects in Final Cut Pro X

How do you preview sound effects in Final Cut Pro X? If you’ve been using the Sound and Effects Browser, Steve Martin from Ripple Training has a great…

Davinci Resolve: Roundtripping with Final Cut Pro X

Davinci Resolve: Roundtripping with Final Cut Pro X

In this Under 5 episode, Alexis Van Hurkman from Ripple Training shows you how to export a project out of Final Cut Pro X as an XML, import it into…

Calling Mr. Blue Sky

Calling Mr. Blue Sky

In this Under 5 episode, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates how to boost the color in the sky using Final Cut Pro X’s Color Mask and Color…

Accelerated File Uploads for Production & Post

Accelerated File Uploads for Production & Post

As production and post workflows become increasingly distributed, the ability to send large source files quickly and reliably is becoming more important. Unfortunately, upload speeds can be a huge bottleneck…

Interweaving in 3D space in Motion

Interweaving in 3D space in Motion

Can you wrap a light streak around text in Motion? That’s the question on this week’s MacBreak Studio with Steve Martin from Ripple Training that I…

Motion Graphics for Business – Part 2: Beyond Hollywood

Motion Graphics for Business – Part 2: Beyond Hollywood

This is part 2 of a series that looks at trends in corporate motion graphics.  Part 1 looked at the Hollywood films which became landmarks in motion graphics design…

Big ideas in small packages: Short Film Program at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

Big ideas in small packages: Short Film Program at 2015 Sundance Film Festival

In the lead up to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival we had the opportunity to talk to a number of filmmakers whose short films were chosen to screen at the…

Sweeping Up in Motion

Sweeping Up in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio Steve Martin from Ripple Training (check out the brand new completely updated website) and I dive into Motion in order to respond to a viewer…

Day 2 #28daysofquicktips – G for Storyline mode in Final Cut Pro X

Day 2 #28daysofquicktips – G for Storyline mode in Final Cut Pro X

While looking to remap some of my Final Cut Pro X keyboard I noticed the G key and realized I never really used it. Checking the command editor says G…