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Areca 8050 Thunderbolt RAID Review

How I built a 24TB RAID6 for under $2800

By Matthew Jeppsen | December 21, 2014

About six months ago, I had a 20 Terabyte problem. I had a shelf of external hard drives of all shapes, sizes, and interfaces, and weak, infrequent backup system. It was time to consolidate my media and fix this issue. After much research, I invested in a Areca Thunderbolt RAID and a reliable backup solution. Here are my adventures in building this complete system.

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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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Networking, Establishing Skills and Staying Inspired

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Advice From A Motion Designer

By Dorian Heller | December 20, 2014

Developing your skills as a motion designer is a vital part of becoming a successful artist in the field. However, in the industry it takes more than just technical merit to be an expert.

Experience and the Value of Networking

I started looking out to my local Seattle community of... Read More

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AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera Now Shipping

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Maximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet

By PVC News Staff | December 22, 2014

AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of... Read More

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Fast Title Changes in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on Under 5

By Mark Spencer | December 22, 2014

On this week's Final Cut Pro X Under 5, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how powerful the Timeline Index can be when it comes to modifying titles. If you've been navigating to titles by scrolling along the timeline, you won't want to miss this tip.

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Editing Tools: ColourDirector 3 & AudioDirector 5

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The PowerDirector video editor from Cyberlink gets better with the other tools from the company. New versions are available.

By Jose Antunes | December 22, 2014

ColourDirector 3 and AudioDirector 5 are the latest versions of two programs that work together with Cyberlink's PowerDirector. New options and improvements make these versions even more atractive to users looking for accessible options when it comes to control colour and sound.

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Wrapping Text Around an Object

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On This Week's Motion Magic

By Mark Spencer | December 22, 2014

Motion's text formatting, styling, and animating capabilties are deep - and when combined with Motion's realtime playback engine, creating text-based animations is downright addictive.

This week on Motion Magic, I show you how you can wrap text around an object in 3D... Read More

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From Filmmaker to Stock Footage Evangelist

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How one filmmaker has discovered the creative and financial benefits of using and shooting stock footage

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 22, 2014

Not too long ago a particular image on Twitter caught my eye, and you can probably see why…

From period pieces to shot-on-film aerials, see some epic new footage in Recreated. http://t.co/gigZfLgfmW pic.twitter.com/yfwnTT4puN

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The Changing Face of Broadcast News, Sports and Entertainment in 2014 and Beyond

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By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 22, 2014

We’ve talked with the folks at EVS at numerous industry events, and they always have something exciting to showcase. Their industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and... Read More

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Product Review: The Padcaster Mini

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The Best Way to Use your iPad Mini in Production!

By Jeff Foster | December 21, 2014

In addition to the original Padcaster for the full-sized iPad, they've developed a solid, smaller variation for the iPad Mini, plus a host of other accessories to make this ingenious design even more attractive in production - more than just a frame to hold while shooting video and time-lapse shots.

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PSA: Current Avid Media Composer owners upgrade to v8 before the end of the year

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You have just over a week to keep your license current for $299 per year

By Scott Simmons | December 20, 2014

This is a public service announcement as we move into this last week of 2014. If you currently own a license for Avid Media Composer here’s a reminder that you have through December 31, 2014 to get your one year support contract and, by virtue of that support contract, get your version 8 upgrade … all for $299. This is the way to go for current Avid Media Composer users as this will keep you current for $299 per year. That includes standard support and all the upgrades Avid cares to give us. Welcome to new software licensing models.

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Adobe Ask a Video Pro 2014 - webinar roundup

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Learning from the best

By Eric Philpott | December 19, 2014

Ask a Video Pro is a webinar series  where users can learn from the video production experts to help them get more out of their Creative Cloud tools. Every few weeks attendees log on to find out more about new new features, deepen their knowedge, or expand their skill set by learning a new... Read More

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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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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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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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