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By Rich Young | February 28, 2015

Andrew Kramer has been the most enthusiastic provider of footage and tutorials on creating shockwave effects in After Effects, and recently Daniel Brodesky created something similar, using Trapcode Particular instead of Fractal Noise for the base of the effect. There are a few other resources too, but much of what's been published is outdated or no longer available.

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Day 29 #28daysofquicktips - A Batch of Media Composer & FCPX tips from Jesús

This big batch of quicktips will round out the month

By Scott Simmons | March 01, 2015

It’s day 29 of the #28daysofquicktips and that’s one day over. This big list of tips came from Editor, Trainer & Workflow Consultant Jesús Pérez-Miranda and it’s too good of a list not to publish. While Jesús seems to be very pro FCPX these days he’s an editor of many NLEs so he has provided tips for Avid Media Composer as well as FCPX. It’s a great way to round out the #28daysofquicktips on a Sunday. A few of his tweets are embedded as well. Coming all the way from Madrid, Spain here’s day 29.

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Miller Air Carbon Fiber Tripod System Review

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Lightweight, affordable DSLR focused support

By Dan Carr | February 27, 2015

The Air Tripod System Range is comprised of the Air Alloy and Air Carbon Fiber and both feature the same Air Fluid Head.  The Air Tripod System is billed as a lightweight and affordable option for DSLR users, though a Canon C100 MKII or similar would... Read More

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My Top 11 Favorite New Features of Resolve 11

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By Steve Hullfish | February 28, 2015

There are only so many pieces of software a person can master or even try to become relatively proficient in, so you need to decide which ones are worth your time. Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced media professional, the arguments for putting Resolve in the... Read More

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Pro XAVC Long GOP compatibility bulletin 2015.1

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More XAVC Long GOP compatibility reports are now coming out of the woodwork.

By Allan Tépper | February 28, 2015

I recently published an article about the breakthrough pro XAVC Long GOP códec/format from Sony, which is the third group of XAVC born in 2012. In the first article, I covered the status of third party software that support professional XAVC Long GOP. Since then, more compatibility reports are coming out of the woodwork. Ahead is a compatibility update, and even a video from a Canadian reader.

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Day 28 #28daysofquicktips - A few Avid Media Composer tips from Marcin

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He actually got these from Shortcutworld.com but they are nice shortcuts

By Scott Simmons | February 28, 2015

How about a quick batch of Avid Media Composer Quicktips instead of one big one to round out our #28daysofquicktips? Here’s a few all the way from Poland sent to us by Marcin Zwolski. There are four little keyboard shortcuts that you might find useful. Thanks Marcin.

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Media Composer 101 - Advanced - Creating Animated Background Beds

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A job normally reserved for After Effects can easily be done in your Media Composer timeline.

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 27, 2015

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to create a background bed for your text, right in your Media Composer timeline.  Using Timewarp, BCC Colorize (which comes with your MC subscription plan), the built in MC Blur effect, and a simple title, you can add some style, and save yourself all the time it takes to export your footage to a program like After Effects.

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Codex Multi-Camera Recorder

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Alexa Mini partner

By Dan Carr | February 27, 2015

 

Alongside the launch of the exciting looking ARRI ALEXA Mini a few days ago, long-time ARRI partner Codex, revealed a new multi-camera recorder.  The recorder features 8 HD-SDI inputs meaning that up to 4 simulatneous ARRIRAW streams can be recorded with a total... Read More

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The Evolution of Film Editing

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By Meagan Keane | February 27, 2015

Originally posted to the Adobe Conversations Blog by Bill Roberts, Senior Director of Product Management, Creative Cloud Video segment

In 1934 the Academy Awards introduced a new category: Film Editing, awarding an Oscar to Conrad A. Nervig for his work on the movie Eskimo. Often... Read More

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Sony FS-7 Gets A Firmware Update

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Adds support for 4K (4096x2160) and ProRes codec added

By Brian Hallett | February 27, 2015

In the FS-7 firmware V2.0 the versatile camera will add 4K (4096x2160) recording in XAVC-I which is an improvement over the UHD 4K the camera currently records (3840x2160).  

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A Better, Smarter Way to Approach Your Workflow and Archive

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Breaking down logistical and philosophical asset management barriers in media & entertainment

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 27, 2015

A key element around our continued exploration of what asset management means for companies of all sizes is the way in which assets are created, organized and stored. A single image can be reused in an infinite number of ways, but how are all those different versions being saved? Is the... Read More

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Day 27 #28daysofquicktips - Use Un-sync Locked Tracks for Easier Music Revisions

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I wish I had thought of this a long time ago.

By Scott Simmons | February 27, 2015

This reader Quicktip is a very nice Avid Media Composer tip from editor Austin Flack that will come in handy if you have to edit a lot of music beds and the deal with changes and revisions. It’s demonstrated in Media Composer but could apply to most any track-based editing tool. I had... Read More

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Studio Binder - Call Sheets Simplified

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By Dan Carr | February 26, 2015

 

Studio Binder is a new cloud-based production tool that's looking to simplify the call time process for cast and crew.  The service lets you store projects and cast/crew information in the cloud, delivering a simple interface to schedule call times to all... Read More

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NAS: New Solutions for Creative Professionals

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After the MyBook series and some initial My Cloud NAS, Western Digital is in full swing with new NAS solutions: 4 of them now.

By Jose Antunes | February 26, 2015

Western Digital has expanded its suite of network attached storage (NAS) solutions with four new products that address the increasing demands for content storage, management, protection and streaming among prosumers, creative professionals and small businesses.

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Blackmagic URSA Used On Television Mini Series “Gallipoli”

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Creating a stunning opening sequence

By Brian Hallett | February 25, 2015

"Gallipoli" is one of Australia's most anticipated television series inspired by the book "Gallipoli" by Les Carlyon.  The series follows the lives of World War I solders from the initial military landings to the troop withdrawals from the shores of Turkey in one of the most devastating battles of World War I.  

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How to Navigate the Film Festival Marketplace

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By Jeremy Osbern | February 25, 2015

This year I was fortunate enough to have a film I shot and co-directed premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival as part of the Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking Showcase. Last year, I was at Slamdance with a drama that I executive produced, and before that I was at Sundance with a... Read More

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From Kubrick to Anderson: One-Point Perspective

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Besides a passion for making films, Kubrick and Anderson share an obsession for symmetry, not always for the same purposes.

By Jose Antunes | February 25, 2015

The recent film "The Great Budapest Hotel" is an example of symmetry in the work of Wes Anderson, a signature similar to the one in Stanley Kubrick's films.

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David Levy explores new worlds with “PLUG”

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Famed Hollywood concept artist directs/produces sci-fi short using Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | February 25, 2015

David Levy is an acclaimed art director and concept artist to the videogame and film industry. His credits include Avatar 2, Tron: Legacy, Ender’s Game, Prometheus, and Tomorrowland. He has now debuted his own short film, PLUG, which introduces the concept for a TV series he hopes to get... Read More

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Understanding & using the breakthrough XAVC Long GOP códec/file format

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The third category of Sony’s XAVC is the most enticing for me.

By Allan Tépper | February 25, 2015

Back in 2012, Sony deployed the first version of XAVC, one that can offer color depths of 8-bit, 10-bit, and 12-bit and chroma subsampling of 4:2:0, 4:2:2, or 4:4:4. That first version is i-frame and found on very high-end cameras. Then Sony released the consumer version, XAVS S, which is Long GOP up to 4:2:0 and 8-bit and is found in such cameras as the A7S. But the most enticing version (for me) is the professional XAVC Long GOP, which offers up to 4:2:2 10-bit in cameras like the PXW-X70 at up to 50 megabit/second. More ahead…

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Day 26 #28daysofquicktips - Make an Audio-only Dissolve in Final Cut Pro X

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Download Alex4D's Sound only dissolve and be a happier FCPX user

By Scott Simmons | February 25, 2015

For some reason, unbeknownst to us mortal editors, Final Cut Pro X doesn’t allow you do make an audio dissolve right out of the Transitions browser. Editors know how essential a 4, 5, 6 frame dissolve can be to smooth out a frankenbite or just how handy that can be when mixing audio in general. But such an audio-only dissolve is possible with this free plug-in from Alex4D (aka Alex Gollner). This might be the most useful thing you’ll download for FCPX this week.

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