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Tip from the Trenches

I hate white balancing, and I try never to do it. If you must, here’s when and where to do it. In years past, when I’ve…

Ten Reasons To Switch To Final Cut Studio

Ten Reasons To Switch To Final Cut Studio

With all the editing programs and packages on the market today, deciding on which one is right for you can be difficult and confusing. I thought I would take a…

Distressing Text Edges – Photoshop for Video

Instructor Richard Harrington shows you how to use a patterned image to degrade the edges of your text for a unique text effect in Photoshop…

Motion Quick Tip: Importing Illustrator and Photoshop Files

Motion Quick Tip: Importing Illustrator and Photoshop Files

When working with Motion, you’ll often import content that was created elsewhere. For example, Illustrator and Photoshop are two powerful applications for creating and manipulating images. They both…

Digital Cinema Course DVD Review

Digital Cinema CourseReviewed by Kendal Miller, FreshDV Contributing EditorMSRP: $439-$529Fresh Score: 4/5 Fresh Points: This series provides an incredible wealth of information previously attainable only at school or…

Tapeless Workflows, a Jump to the Past?

We in the post world are on the verge of an explosion in media management, and it isn’t a pretty sight. The worst part is that even though…

AE Puppet Tool

To get the hands on files Photoshopforvideo.com…

AFI ScreenNation Goes Live

The American Film Institute (AFI) has just launched a beta version of a new website dedicated to teen filmmakers: ScreenNation. To quote from their About page: AFI ScreenNation is an…

RED: Not a vampire camera at all. It loves daylight!

I’ve now had independent confirmation from a couple of people who watched my RED build 14 exposure tests and have had great luck treating their RED as a…

Vara Software ships ScreenFlow for Mac OS X

Vara Software ships ScreenFlow for Mac OS X

Vara Software today shipped ScreenFlow, the most advanced Screencasting software package for Mac OS X Leopard. ScreenFlow’s powerful screen, camera, and audio capture systems allow you to capture…

HOW TO: Use a Color Meter

Color meters were never designed to be used to measure light sources with a broken spectrum. How much should we trust them? The typical color meter has three sensors that…

HOW TO: Manually White/Black Balance with a Vectorscope and Paintbox

Not all cameras white/black balance properly. Learn how to use a paintbox and waveform/vectorscope to do it manually. Every HD and video camera is different. Period. As often…

Key Concepts from the Archives

Key Concepts from the Archives

We have written numerous articles and columns for a variety magazines over the years, including our previous long-running “Motion Graphics” column in DV magazine plus currently a…

Adobe Hacker Effects

Adobe Hacker Effects

The After Effects development team is surprisingly small, especially given how much innovation has gone into each revision in the app’s 15 year lifespan (as of this past…

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Sorry for the blatant plug, but there's a payoff: A free week of as much online video training as you can watch! We've been getting into…