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PVC at NAB 2014 - ARRI Shows off the L5 LED Fresnel

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Meet the newest member of the L-Series

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 20, 2014

Matt Jeppsen talks with ARRI's Michael Wagner about the compact and lightweight L5. New features available on the L5 include a PowerCON power connector and an on-board battery input that permits industry-standard batteries to power the L5 without any sacrifice in terms of features or light... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - DaVinci Resolve Gets More Edit Friendly

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Lots of new editorial features highlight Resolve 11

By Scott Simmons | April 20, 2014

Sure Blackmagic Design had important new camera surprises (covered here by Matt) but it was the new features of DaVinci Resolve that most caught my eye. Why? Because they have added even more editorial tools to Resolve v11 and are building it into what looks to be a quite capable editor.

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Bossjock Studio creates a “live” radio studio in your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

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Bossjock Studio replaces a recorder, carts, and in many cases, an audio mixer for podcasting and more.

By Allan Tépper | April 20, 2014

With its inboard virtual carts (to play intros, bumpers, commercial spots, PSAs, sound effects, and stingers), ducking and easy sharing, the under US$10 Bossjock Studio app in your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch lets you produce your podcast or radio show in real time “live to flash memory”, encode it, and publish it online. This is my “first look” article.

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Átomos announces Shogun 4K 4:2:2 recorder/monitor w/ balanced audio

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For the first time, Átomos has embraced balanced audio inputs and 4K 4:2:2 recording.

By Allan Tépper | April 19, 2014

At NAB 2014, Átomos announced its under-US$2k Shogun 4K 4:2:2 recorder/calibratable 7" 1920x1080 monitor with scopes, HDMI and 12G-SDI, and XLR<>Lemo balanced audio breakout cable. (More about that cable ahead in this article.) Átomos also made a joint announcement with Sony regarding the A7s 4K camera, which is aimed to compete with the Panasonic’s GH4, both of which work with the Shogun. Details ahead…

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NAB 2014 Aerial Videography & “Drone” Overview

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Field Trips, Workshops & Manufacturers Make A Huge Splash This Year!

By Jeff Foster | April 18, 2014

Above all the buzz about 4K cameras and monitors at NAB this year, were flying cameras that sounded like large swarms of bees. POV photography and videography have literally taken off in the past 18 months in a big way, and NAB 2014 was just the place to learn more about this rapidly emerging technology... and how filmmakers will benefit from above AND on the ground!

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Check out the New Tenba ActionPack Shootout for GoPro Users

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Get to everything you need quickly and easily

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with Peter Waisnor from Tenba about the ActionPack Shootout for GoPro Users. The bag can be swung around while it's still on your body and has a number of different placements and pockets for everything you need.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Exclusive Interviews from the MAXON NAB Main Stage

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Find out what it can mean to utilize Cinema 4D

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

Mathias Omotola, Event Marketing Director at MAXON, and Kevin Aguirre, Designer at Cake Studios in LA, took the time to talk with us about what MAXON showcased at NAB 2014 as well as how people can and do use Cinema 4D. MAXON hosted more than 20 of today’s most talented CG artists... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - A Brave New World for Aspera

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The new IBM subsidiary can change the way you approach a workflow

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

François Quereuil, Senior Director Worldwide Marketing at Aspera, talked to us about what it means for Aspera now that they are an IBM company. He tells us about the various topics and products that Aspera discussed with NAB 2014 attendees, which includes Aspera Drive and the concept of... Read More

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Creating a visual experience for Fatboy Slim at Coachella

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Production company creates immersive experience for well-known DJ artist at art and music festival using Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | April 18, 2014

Plastic Reality is a production company known for branding and other video work for big corporate clients such as BP and Unilever. But unlike most corporate video companies, Plastic Reality has a wild side, called The Happiness Labs, focused on producing experiential content and graphics for... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - New Products from Switronix

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Taking care of all your battery and charging needs

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

Ross Kanarek, Business Development Manager at Switronix, took the time to give us a quick tour of the products that Switronix had to showcase at NAB 2014. He shows us the Jetpack X system, their HyperCore batteries and their GoPro power solutions.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Dolby Introduces Us to the Next Generation of Audio

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Check out a Personalized Audio Experience and a brand new codec

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Woody Woodhall took a tour of the Dolby booth at NAB and talked the the folks there about how Dolby is and will be changing the way we think about audio. First, he talked with Robert France about a Personalized Audio Experience that will change the way people experience their entertainment.... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - iZotope Solves Your Audio Issues

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Don't forget the audio!

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Woody Woodhall stopped by the iZotope booth at NAB 2014 to talk about RX 3 with Evan Allen. With remedies for noise, clipping, hum, buzz, crackles, and more, RX 3 is the most robust and best-sounding audio repair toolkit on the market. They also discuss the wide range of audio products that... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Talking Through Canon’s CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens

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Plus some details around the CPS program

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Matt Jeppsen talks with Tim Smith from Canon about the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens. The new CINE-SERVO lens features high 4K optical performance throughout the broad focal length of 17mm to 120mm within its compact and lightweight body, a three-group inner focus system to help... Read More

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Easter eggs in After Effects: a new hunt

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Find a plabt egg

By Rich Young | April 17, 2014

People are sometimes surprised to discover Easter eggs in After Effects -- apparent oddities in the interface. Some of these have been around for a very long time, maybe even since the inception of After Effects. MographWiki collected a list of these a few years ago, but not all of them.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Panasonic Shows off the VariCam 35

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Plus other announcements and details around the VariCam HS

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Steve Cooperman, Senior Product Manager at Panasonic, talked to us about the VariCam 35 and it's various capabilities. The VariCam 35 is Panasonic's first 4K camera and has a number of features that aren't available with any other 4K camera. He details how the camera can impact and... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Purchase or Sell 4K Content with Shutterstock

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Impact the bottom line of your production or personal budget

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Derick Rhodes, Footage Content Producer at Shutterstock, talks to us about the 4K footage that Shutterstock is now featuring and accepting. Whether you're looking to purchase or sell 4K footage, Shutterstock can help you save or earn money.

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Blackmagic’s Production Camera On A 4K Multi-Cam Shoot

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Live Switching Between Cameras In 4K

By Brian Hallett | April 16, 2014

One of the more interesting features found on Blackmagic's 4K Production Camera is the 6G-SDI out.  This means a single BNC cable can send out 4K video.  It may not seem like a great big deal to you, but the next time you have to run cable for a 4K live production you will be glad you are using a camera with a 6G-SDI output.

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Setting the stage for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

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Video Playback and Graphics team uses Adobe Creative Cloud and plugins from FxFactory to create period-specific news content

By Michelle Gallina | April 15, 2014

To make the set of GNN, the 24-hour news channel featured in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as realistic as possible required one essential element: content. It was the job of the video playback and graphics team to fill the dozens of screens throughout the fictional studio with realistic,... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Zeiss Rounds out Their Zoom Line

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Plus some information around lens usability

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 15, 2014

Matt Jeppsen talks with Richard Schleuning about what Zeiss had to showcase at NAB 2014. They discuss the new ultra-wide zoom that's a companion to some other existing products from Zeiss. The series is the only cine zoom in the world that can cover a full frame chip. They also talk about... Read More

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How to Create Realistic Jet Scenes Inside Adobe After Effects

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By Scott Newman | April 15, 2014

Videocopilot.net have released some stellar plugins in the past and their Jet Strike pack for the Element 3D plugin is no exception.  

For those not in the know, Element 3D is a Videocopilot plugin for Adobe After Effects that allows the import, animation and rendering of 3D... Read More

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