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Tascam DR–60DmkII audio recorder: enticing for US$199

Tascam DR–60DmkII audio recorder: enticing for US$199

With the new DR–60DmkII, Tascam boosted the preamps to+64dB, and lowered the price to US$199.

By Allan Tépper | December 15, 2014

Many readers are familiar with the original Tascam DR–60D recorder, which was less capable with a higher price tag than the new DR–60DmkII. Woody Woodhall of ProVideo Coalition first announced the improved DR–60DmkII in October 2014, which fortunately offers up to 64dB of gain on its microphone preamps. I have already made several recordings with it, from both dynamic and condenser mics, and have plenty to report. Ahead you’ll see what I like, and what I would improve.

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Airport Helipak, the Backpack for Your Drone

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Think Tank Photo have a new bag: the Airport Helipak, made on purpose for the new drone Santa will give you this Christmas.

By Jose Antunes | December 17, 2014

Go everywhere with the Airport Helipak, and be ready to fly your Phantom Quadcopter anywhere you need it! That’s the promise that comes with the new product from Think Tank Photo, a Airport Helipak – the name fits the concept – that will be great value for DJI Phantom 2 users.

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Media Composer 101 - Lesson 7 - Settings Part 1

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Your settings are what are going to keep you editing at top speed!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | December 18, 2014

You settings are exceptionally important inside of Media Composer.  They are what are going to give you access to all the bells and whistles that will make the difference between a slow edit and unhappy client, to a fast edit, and an exstatic client!

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First look: Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 4K UHD camcorder

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With its 25–400mm permanent electric zoom and 1" type sensor for under US$900, it is worth a good look.

By Allan Tépper | December 18, 2014

I first paid attention to the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 4K UHD camcorder when my friend and director Luis Palomo told me he had one on the way for him. I looked up the specs and price, and was intrigued. Like the Sony PXW-X70 I’ll be reviewing soon (already purchased by two local friends), the DMC-FZ1000 has a 1" type sensor which is capable of 4K UHD, as well as 1080p and below. It has a 25–400mm permanent electric zoom (35mm equivalent). Here is my first look (including audio details not published by Panasonic), while I perform a full evaluation with Luis.

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GenArts, Inc. Announces the Release of Sapphire 8

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By PVC News Staff | December 18, 2014

With the completion of the Sapphire 8 public beta, GenArts, Inc. is excited to announce the official release of Sapphire 8 today.   The latest version of the high-end VFX plugin suite has been updated with effects and features that are essential to producing modern, creative looks. This... Read More

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Video: Shane Hurlbut Found the DSLR Killer

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Is Canon leaving the video DSLRs lag behind? Or are they simply moving on to a new product, next Spring?

By Jose Antunes | December 18, 2014

With CES - Consumer Electronics Show at the door, in January, and NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) in April, everybody seems very active trying to find out what Canon may be preparing to show the public. Rumours of something able to target Panasonic GH4 to a camcorder resembling the Canon EOS C100 appear, along with the idea that DSLRs as video cameras may be on the way out. They probably are, as the dream of a tool that does it all seems to vanish, the further we move on from the launch date of the EOS 5D Mark II that started a revolution.

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Really Creative Media adds visual pop to Queen + Adam Lambert tour

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Combining theatrical sensibilities with digital video to deliver stunning live events with Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | December 17, 2014

From musical performances to runway shows, more and more live events are incorporating high-tech video displays to take the experience to the next level. Nick Dew and Jack James combined their video and theater backgrounds to found Really Creative Media, a London-based agency that specializes... Read More

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Linking Animations in Motion

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | December 17, 2014

The Link behavior in Motion is a powerful way of animating one one object with another.

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training one way to use the Link behavior to create a wheel and piston animation similar to a steam locomotive.

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The Photographic Market in Motion

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Mixing photos, 4K videos and interactive images to create unique imaging products with Hollywood appeal.

By Jose Antunes | December 16, 2014

New technologies need new business models, and that’s what’s going to be in discussion in Cologne, Germany, on the 28 and 29 January 2015. True to the motto of the new Photokina congress, “Memories and markets in motion”, those two days will have top notch speakers talking about the issue of how innovative technologies are sustaining momentum in the photographic sector and how changing distribution structures are confronting all market participants with new challenges.

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Adobe video applications updated

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Creative Cloud offers pros performance and compatibility with the latest technologies

By Eric Philpott | December 16, 2014

Adobe release updates today for its pro video applications including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Audition CC, Adobe Story CC Plus, and Adobe Prelude CC. The 2014.2 release offers feature enhancements and updates, including YouTube... Read More

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Ten Commandments of Making

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Sage advice from maker Adam Savage

By Matthew Jeppsen | December 15, 2014

At the 2014 Maker Faire, mythbuster and creative Adam Savage spent some time talking about what it takes to be a Maker. He kicked off his talk by defining what he calls his Ten Commandments of Making. Maker Faire tends to have a craftsperson appeal, but what struck me was how well Adam's ten principles translated to the film & video industry. Here are Adam's Ten Commandments, paraphrased and expanded for creatives in production.

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Let It Snow!

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Creating Snow Effects in Motion

By Mark Spencer | December 15, 2014

 

Motion Magic is a weekly series of short tips from Ripple Training for how to do something useful in Apple Motion. This week, I show you how to add snow to a scene by starting with a preset particle emitter and then modifying it to make it come to life. Particle emitters are one... Read More

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Template Greeting Cards in Final Cut Pro X

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This week's 5-minute Final Cut Tip

By Mark Spencer | December 15, 2014

Final Cut Pro X in under 5 minutes is a weekly series of short tutorials from Ripple Training designed to show you how to do something specific and useful in Final Cut Pro X from start to finish.

This week's episode shows you where you can get a holiday template that was... Read More

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Editing the Bioneers 25th Anniversary Conference

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On-site Multicamera editing with Final Cut Pro X on a Mac Pro

By Mark Spencer | December 15, 2014

Editing the Bioneers 25th Anniversary Conference

In October 2014, the Bioneers (http://www.bioneers.org) held their 25th anniversary conference in San Rafael, California. Bioneers is a non-profit educational organization that explores innovative solutions to planetary issues. The... Read More

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First Look: Veydra Mini Primes for Micro Four Thirds

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I test four new cine lenses for GH4s, BMPCCs, and other MFT cameras.

By Adam Wilt | December 15, 2014

I’ve had some time to play with four prototype Veydra MFT Cine Lenses: the 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm. Here’s what I’ve seen. [UPDATE #4 6:00pm PST 17 Dec: Kickstarter project funded at over 5.4x the goal.]

Four prototype Veydra Mini Primes and a GH4

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How Will an HP Z Workstation Impact Your Production?

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Explore the logistics around the many ways an HP Z Workstation can change your approach to a project

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 15, 2014

The Mac vs PC debate feels like it’s been going on forever in media & entertainment. It’s a debate that has passionate defenders and opinions on both sides, but the unfortunate reality is that those same people often don’t realize what the other side has to offer. With... Read More

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Cameras in the Sky

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From kites to helicopters, how we view our world from above

By Richard Wirth | December 14, 2014

"Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." — Socrates

If Socrates were alive today, he would probably own a drone.

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Product Review: Red Giant’s Offload 1.0

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A safer, easier way to copy media cards to your hard drive(s)

By Helmut Kobler | December 13, 2014

Red Giant’s Offload ($49) is a new, affordable utility for the Mac and Windows that makes it easier and more secure to offload your video cards to a hard drive — or two drives in case you want to make a simultaneous backup.

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(Alternative) Christmas Gift Ideas for the Video Professional – 2014 Edition

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For anyone who wants to think about giving gifts for industry professionals in a different light

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 12, 2014

It’s December, which means Christmas gift item lists are everywhere. You don’t even need to look all that far to find some great ones on PVC, as Jose Antunes put together his Christmas Gifts for DSLR Videographers, Scott Simmons published his annual Christmas Gift Ideas... Read More

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proDAD Unveils Mercalli® V4 SAL+ Video Stabilizer and Automatic CMOS Distortion Correction

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Delivers Perfect One-Two Punch to Dramatically Improve Bumpy, Jumpy Videos

By PVC News Staff | December 12, 2014

proDAD today announced the immediate availability of its new Mercalli V4 SAL+ stand-alone video stabilization and automatic CMOS sensor distortion correction application for Windows users. Under development for more than two years, the new automatic CMOS correction technology automatically... Read More

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