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Moving and Sharing Final Cut Pro X Effects

Moving and Sharing Final Cut Pro X Effects

Happy New Year, everyone! We are starting off 2013 by getting a little “terminal”: I talk with Steve Martin from Ripple Training about how to share FCP X…

A Tale of Two iPads

A Tale of Two iPads

In 2011 I bought an iPad 2, and in 2012 I traded it up for an iPad 3. For 2013 I've opted to experiment with the first generation…

Exporting Ranges, Chapter Markers, and Keywords

Exporting Ranges, Chapter Markers, and Keywords

For this holiday week, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows me the great new exporting options available in Final Cut Pro X.   &nbsp…

How to fix embedded Vimeo videos on your Kindle Fire HD

How to fix embedded Vimeo videos on your Kindle Fire HD

Whether or not you read my recent comparative article about the popular smaller tablets (iPad mini, Kindle Fire HD, and Nexus 7), if you or your clients own or have…

Avid Media Composer 6.5.2 adds some very nice (and needed) features

Avid Media Composer 6.5.2 adds some very nice (and needed) features

When Avid released Media Composer 6.5 it did so with a $500 price tag and that rubbed a lot of users the wrong way as they didn't…

Does the Zone System Apply to HD Cameras?

My latest obsession is trying to match reflectance values with IRE values to create a “Zone System for video.” This is both easy to do and impossible, so…

MacBreak Studio Live

MacBreak Studio Live

If you missed our live show last week, you can now catch it below. Steve Martin from Ripple Training and I chat about Final Cut Pro X. Normally we spend…

What Good is a Macbeth/Colorchecker Chart?

What Good is a Macbeth/Colorchecker Chart?

Most camera rental houses have an in-house expendables store, and during a recent visit to one such store I ran across a stack of X-Rite “Macbeth&#8221…

Made with After Effects

Made with After Effects

We are happy to announce that for the third year in a row, we will be working with the folks from motion for their annual Made with After Effects show…

Destinations and Bundles

Destinations and Bundles

On this week's edition of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows me the new sharing features of Final Cut Pro X.   &nbsp…

Review: iRig Pre XLR mic preamp for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

Review: iRig Pre XLR mic preamp for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

Back in 2009, I published an article called How to connect your pro XLR microphone to your iPhone. At that time, it required a special cable adapter that I had…

Canon C100 Short PULSE Debuts Online

Canon C100 Short PULSE Debuts Online

One of the first projects to be shot on the Canon C100 is now online.  Commissioned by Canon and directed by Emmy-award winner Patrick Moreau of stillmotion, the…

Professional Video Editing Just Got Better – Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Shipping

Professional Video Editing Just Got Better – Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Shipping

Endorsed by twenty five thousand Facebook fans, six industry awards and thousands of new users through the trial download and active forum communities, Autodesk, Inc., (NADSAQ: ADSK) announced that…

Editing video on a previous generation Apple iMac

Editing video on a previous generation Apple iMac

As Apple’s big, expandable, workhorse towers – the Mac Pro – has been seemingly left withering on the vine the last couple of years and a lot of…

After Effects Apprentice Free Video: Spotting Dialog

As we mentioned recently, we've been updating our After Effects Apprentice video courses to reflect changes in the third edition of the book. One shortcoming of previous editions…