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Studio Binder - Call Sheets Simplified

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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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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SXSW 2015: More than twice as many films cut with Adobe Premiere Pro this year

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Over 120 films at SXSW used Adobe Creative Cloud video applications, including 60 edited on Premiere Pro

By Eric Philpott | March 05, 2015

What a difference a year makes. Last year at the 2014 SXSW Film Conference & Festival a respectable 23 films had been cut with Premiere Pro, including gems like Evaporating Borders by Iva Radivojevic and The Immortalists by Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado. That total has more than doubled... Read More

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The Terence and Philip Show: Episode 65: Look back on 2014

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Terence and Philip look back on the trends of 2014 and express an opinion or two

By PVC News Staff | March 04, 2015

To listen to the Terence and Philip Show episode #65 where Terence Curren and Philip Hodgetts discuss what resonated with them in 2014 and how many of those developments are impacting them in 2015, click the player below. A transcript of the episode itself is below the player.

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Final Cut Pro X Workflow: The Book ... Read about FCPX’s first Hollywood Feature Film Edit

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Focus AE Michael Matzdorff details the workflow for FCPX's big moment in the sun

By Scott Simmons | March 03, 2015

It was late February 2015 when some might say Final Cut Pro X had its big confirmation, a coming out party if you will when Apple published its biggest In Action article for FCPX as of yet:editorial of the new Will Smith movie Focus. It’s a good read about how FCPX cut its first major Hollywood feature. A more in-depth read on the process is a new book by Focus assistant editor Michael Matzdorff: Final Cut Pro X: Pro Workflow.

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A Wireless Microphone for Nikon DSLRs

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Direct sound capture with DSLRs is usually a disaster. Nikon has a wireless microphone for their new D7200 and other DSLRs.

By Jose Antunes | March 03, 2015

The new D7200 DSLR from Nikon, a DX-format camera, offers FullHD video, time-lapse advanced functions and a wireless microphone as some of the features videographers will appreciate. But there is more...

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Is Time-Lapse the New Video?

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Time-lapse sequences as those from Rob Whitworth or George Lepp show the variety and richness of this form of telling stories.

By Jose Antunes | March 03, 2015

Advertising companies have understood the power of time-lapse to tell stories, so we’re seeing more and more of these time-compressed movies appear everywhere. There is a unique magic to time-lapses, whether they are the result of complex productions from a team working together or simple sequences of photos taken over a certain amount of time by a single photographer or cinematographer.

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Exploring Workflow, Storage & Archive in M&E - Value Propositions for All

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An interview with the CTO of Signiant around SaaS solutions that are both scalable and easy to use

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | March 03, 2015

As we continue to explore what workflow, storage & archive mean for professionals in media and entertainment, it helps to gain some perspective around how individuals and companies of all sizes handle these issues. So we talked with Ian Hamilton, CTO of Signiant, who has been an... Read More

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Now Shipping: Veydra Mini Primes for Micro Four Thirds

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Kickstarter-funded MFT cine primes are being delivered. They look good.

By Adam Wilt | March 02, 2015

[Update 12:05pm PST: 12mm prototype to arrive in April]

The first four Veydra Mini Primes for micro four-thirds cameras, announced on Kickstarter last November and previewed here in December, started shipping last Monday to Kickstarter backers, resellers Hot Rod Cameras and Duclos... Read More

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“My RØDE Reel” – The World’s Largest Short Film Competition Returns Bigger and Better for 2015

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By PVC News Staff | March 02, 2015

Pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is excited to announce that the ‘My RØDE Reel’ international short film competition - first launched in 2014 to huge international acclaim - will return in 2015, with an increased total prize pool of more than $200,000 in prizes. My... Read More

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20 Hours of Full HD Video on a Memory Card

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For the first time ever it is possible to hold an unprecedented 20 hours of Full HD video on a fingernail-sized memory card.

By Jose Antunes | March 02, 2015

SanDisk Corporation introduced the 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, the world’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. In just one year after introducing its record-breaking 128GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, SanDisk has increased storage capacity by 56% within the same fingernail-sized form factor. 

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Defining Visual Language for a Travel Documentary

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Cinematography case study on The Flying Dutchmen

By Matthew Jeppsen | March 01, 2015

Last August I had the opportunity to DP a 3-week documentary feature film called The Flying Dutchmen. In this article I want to talk about our visual language choices, and how those choices drove the gear and tools used to accomplish the look of the film. You may also be interested in a podcast discussion on how we used the DJI Ronin on this project (linked below).

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PocketSkater 2: New Wheels for Your DSLR

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Edelkrone has just launched their PocketSkater 2, a new version of wheels for your DSLR, now with a FLEXTILT head.

By Jose Antunes | March 01, 2015

PocketSkater 2 continues the new series of equipment for smaller cameras designed by edelkrone. Conceived with DSLRs in mind, but able to accept other image capturing devices, the new PocketSkater 2 is based on the original model, but takes the idea further, to create a unique tool for cinematographers.

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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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Shockwaves in After Effects

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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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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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