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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…

Premiere Pro News Notes #11

Premiere Pro News Notes #11

Here’s another collection of news on tutorials, tips, and related tools assorted with Adobe Premiere Pro. Things have continued apace, though perhaps with rehashing, even behind the paywalls…

Sports Solutions white paper for NewTek LatAm/EMEA

Sports Solutions white paper for NewTek LatAm/EMEA

After the great popularity of the NewTek New Scopes white paper I published for NewTek US, the Latin American department then contracted me to translate/localize it for its own…

In Guatemala, Shogun reverses 29.97PsF pulldown for 8-camera live-switched show via Datavideo HS2800

In Guatemala, Shogun reverses 29.97PsF pulldown for 8-camera live-switched show via Datavideo HS2800

Staff/HDTV in Guatemala really wanted to record pure progressive 1080/29.97p for its multi-camera TV shoots. They strongly considered NewTek’s TriCaster lineup, but TriCaster didn’t…

Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X

Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X

What is dynamic trimming, anyway? There has been a lot of discussion on this topic lately, and today Steve Martin from Ripple Training jumps in with his take on what…

I am a Bird

I am a Bird

This weekend my friend Gary Yost took out his new DJI Inspire 1 for some test flights. The footage is so pretty I thought it was worth sharing. Though overall…

Blackmagic’s 2.0 Firmware Update Released

Blackmagic releases Camera Firmware 2.0 adding new recording features to the URSA. The Studio Camera 4K, Studio Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Cinema Camera all get minor improvements…

Why Digital Sprockets edits video with DaVinci Resolve instead of FCP X

Why Digital Sprockets edits video with DaVinci Resolve instead of FCP X

Benjamín Fernández is the director of Digital Sprockets in México City, where since 1994 he has offered post-production, telecine (film-to-tape) and film restoration services…

Easy Flying Logos with AE + C4D Lite (+ Illustrator)

Easy Flying Logos with AE + C4D Lite (+ Illustrator)

One of the most common, bread-and-butter motion graphics jobs you’re going to get is to take your client’s flat, two-dimensional print logo, turn it into…

The Public Domain Project

The Public Domain Project

We all need footage – but there’s not always the budget to license or shoot it. We can try to hide behind the illusion of “Fair Use” – but…

The Compound Clip Conundrum

Handles? We don't need no stinkin' handles! That's what a compound clip in Final Cut Pro X might say when you try to ripple, roll…

Allan Tépper to give 4 tech seminars in México City

Allan Tépper to give 4 tech seminars in México City

From January 26–29, I’ll be giving four tech seminars in México City. Actually, three of the four will be tech (audio/video/podcast production…

First look: Cinema FV–5 for Android, similar to FiLMiC Pro for iOS

First look: Cinema FV–5 for Android, similar to FiLMiC Pro for iOS

I recently covered how proper digital USB audio is coming to Android (link ahead), which means that iOS devices like iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch will now face some healthy competition…

Blackmagic’s “Slow-Motion” Feature

Right now, the only two Blackmagic cameras that shoot high frame-rates are the URSA and the Studio Cameras.  Until Blackmagic fixes this we are left with wild speculations…

Sync-N-Link X for Final Cut Pro X

Why would you want a separate app to sync audio and video clips? This week on MacBreak Studio, Sam Mestman from FCPworks.com returns to make the case for Sync…