The Best of ProVideo Coalition: 2018

Art of the Cut, Camera Comparisons, DaVinci Resolve Updates and Much More

Important updates to existing software, new cameras and popular products reaching their end of life were just some of the things that made 2018 a notable year for creative professionals. PVC featured countless news items, insights and updates that helped production and post professionals at every level make sense of how to move forward, but with so much happening all the time, it’s easy to miss something important. As we say goodbye to 2018, and just as we did in 2017, we wanted to take a look back at everything that resonated with our audience this year, as well as highlight the most influential articles from PVC authors.

Let us know if these or any other articles from 2018 were especially meaningful for you this year either in the comment section below or on social media.


Top 10 Most Popular Articles in 2018:

ART OF THE CUT with Avengers – Infinity War editor, Jeffrey Ford, ACE

Jeffrey Ford, ACE has been working in the Marvel Universe for several years.

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Blackmagic “Pocket” Cinema Camera 4K vs competition: Canon, JVC, Panasonic and Sony

Allan Tepper reveals answers to questions asked to Blackmagic and compare this intriguing camera with its closest competition, like the Canon EOS M50, JVC GY-LS300, Panasonic GH5(S) and Sony A7 III.

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How I edited a complex feature documentary with in Adobe Premiere Pro with no crashes

I recently completed a feature-length documentary edit using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2018 (12.1.2), and we had zero* crashes during the four week + edit.

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ART OF THE CUT with Mission: Impossible – Fallout’s Eddie Hamilton, ACE

Each of Steve Hullfish’s three previous interviews with Eddie Hamilton, ACE have been epic master classes in editing from a guy who loves talking about his craft and sharing with his colleagues in the industry.

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Free DaVinci Resolve 15 editing keyboard cheatsheet download

With each new update to Resolve the menus have changed. New submenus and commands have been added to existing menus and new menus themselves have been added as well.

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Review: Panasonic AU-EVA1 4K Cine Camera

Panasonic’s $7,345 AU-EVA1 is a Super35mm single-sensor camcorder with a 5.7K Bayer-mask sensor, an EF lens mount, variable frame rates, and 14+ stops of dynamic range, recording on SDXC cards using log, HLG, and standard gamma renderings.

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DaVinci Resolve 15 + Fusion Integration = Many Happy Editors

We’re going to start out version basic in this course, so you get a very clear understanding of exactly how this workflow is going to work.

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The film look: what is it, and why are there two of them?

There are two basic techniques for making digital images look like film. Here’s what they are, and why.

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ART OF THE CUT: Cutting The Post simultaneously with Ready Player One

When editors talk about the long-term “marriages” between a director and their editor, the discussion probably centers around three “power couples”: Thelma Schoonmaker and Martin Scorsese, Joel Cox and Clint Eastwood, and Michael Kahn and Steven Spielberg.

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The 2018 guide to Google’s VR180 cameras

Two new – official – cameras for the consumer, and one professional cinematic VR180 model were on show at CES 2018. Panasonic will also have, apparently, a professional camera for the standard. Is VR180 the new VR?

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Top 3 Articles by Author in 2018:

Adam Wilt

NAB panel: The Future of HDR in Cinema
NAB 2018: What Caught My Eye
Cine Gear Expo L.A. 2018

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Art Adams

Casting the look of a camera into glass
The simplest interview setup ever: the modern update
Signature Primes vs. Ultra Primes: The Pixel-Peeper’s Guide

Complete 2018 Archive


Allan Tépper

How many LUFS for ideal audio loudness? Why can’t we be friends?
Traditional camcorders in the era of mirrorless/HDSLR cams
Review: HP Chromebook 14 IPS matte 2018

Complete 2018 Archive


Brian Hallett

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Review
A Panasonic EVA1 Camera Review – A Shooter’s Camera
NAB 2018: Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 15 Video

Complete 2018 Archive


Chris and Trish Meyer

The Accidental CFO: The Section 199A Deduction
The Accidental CFO: Tax Flow for Freelancers
The MGLA Way

Complete 2018 Archive


Chris Zwar

Alpha Channels: The good, the bad & the ugly
AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 2. Color Grading
Automatic animation with expressions

Complete 2018 Archive


Damien Allen

Resolve 15: Blackmagic integrates Fusion into Resolve
Switching to Windows: the hidden cost
New series: Stickman Straightens Out

Complete 2018 Archive


David Torno

Ikea Lack Photogrammetry Turntable
Cinema4D Tile Wall
Redshift3D Forest

Complete 2018 Archive


Eric Escobar

Akitio Node Pro: Your MacBook Pro on Speed
Affordable-ish Pro Cine Prime Lenses
Loathing and Loving Prisma

Complete 2018 Archive


Gary Adcock

Hands on with the Hydrogen One – RED’s gamble for mobile filmmakers
As FCPX turns 7, Apple gives us ProRes Raw, but what’s really changed?
Blackmagic eGPU – What is it really going to do for me?

Complete 2018 Archive


Graham Sheldon

A Leap Into Medium Format with the Hasselblad X1D-50c
Going Mobile with Your Grip Package
5 Questions to Ask a Potential Distributor

Complete 2018 Archive


Jeff Foster

GoPro HERO7 Black Hands-on Review
Jeff Foster’s NAB Show 2018 Wrap-Up
First Look: GoPro Fusion 360 Cam & Software

Complete 2018 Archive


Jose Antunes

Magic ViewFinder: a free director’s viewfinder app for Android and iOS
Canon LEGRIA HF G26: a Full HD camcorder
Anthem One: is this the LED lighting system to rule them all?

Complete 2018 Archive


Kenny McMillan

Hands-on with the Canon C200
Is the G-Drive Mobile SSD R-Series a Reliable Storage Option?
Hands on with the 12” Q-LION LED Lamp from Quasar Science

Complete 2018 Archive


Kevin McAuliffe

After Effects vs Fusion – Which one’s right for the Resolve Editor?
REVIEW – Camtasia Studio 2018 from Techsmith
In Depth Look – HitFilm Pro 2018

Complete 2018 Archive


Mark Christiansen

RenderGarden accelerates After Effects renders
After Effects NAB 2018 Update: Master Properties and Advanced Puppet
Explore the new features of After Effects in 33 minutes or less

Complete 2018 Archive


Matt Jeppsen 

6 Below – the first 6K natively-edited feature film
Editor Carla Gutierrez on crafting “RBG”
Search – A Conversation with the Editors

Complete 2018 Archive


Mark Spencer

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X
Placing 2D Text in 360 Video with Final Cut Pro X
Using the Oculus Go

Complete 2018 Archive


Rich Young

Rotoscoping tips: beginning, reminders
Dell XPS 15 vs MacBook Pro: Adventures in User Experience
Celebrating 25 years of Adobe After Effects

Complete 2018 Archive


Richard Wirth

Camera Cranes From the Beginning:
Television’s On Screen Graphics
A (Short) Broadcast History of the Tournament of Roses Parade

Complete 2018 Archive


Scott Simmons

The Adobe Premiere Pro Fall 2018 update – better color and better audio are highlights
Sequence Duplicate is the Adobe Premiere Pro feature that should have been built in from the very beginning
Useful Tools for Editors – Summer 2018 edition

Complete 2018 Archive


Steve Hullfish

ART OF THE CUT with Oscar nominee, Jay Cassidy, ACE on editing “A Star is Born”
ART OF THE CUT with “Bohemian Rhapsody” editor, John Ottman
ART OF THE CUT with Dylan Tichenor, ACE on Phantom Thread

Complete 2018 Archive
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Woody Woodhall

Sound for Philip K. Dick’s – Electric Dreams
Audio Go-To Plugins – 28 Weeks of Post Audio Redux
Fairlight Audio in DaVinci Resolve

Complete 2018 Archive

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