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NVIDIA Optix

A joint Adobe-NVIDIA research project demonstrating accelerated ray-traced 3D.

By Chris and Trish Meyer | August 09, 2011

At this week's SIGGRAPH convention in Vancouver, Adobe and NVIDIA are giving a technology presentation of ray-traced extruded text and shapes inside a "motion graphics environment" (you can read for yourself what the menu bar says; before getting too excited, note this is a technology prototype and not an announced or released product). Obviously, there are a lot of questions left unanswered at this point in time - but as we've seen in the past, a lot of other Adobe technology demos eventually become products; fingers crossed that this is the case here. Read More

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The Stereo 3D Toolkit, a new script for After Effects

The Stereo 3D Toolkit, a new script for After Effects

from Ryan Cashman and AE Scripts

By Rich Young | July 13, 2011

Ryan Cashman and AE scripts have released a new script for After Effects, Stereo 3D Toolkit, a set of tools that help you create complex stereoscopic compositions. The Stereo 3D Toolkit "uses true left and right channels (instead of collapse transformations) so it is compatible with all 3D effects and plug-ins that use composition cameras." Read More

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After Effects News Roundup

After Effects News Roundup

It's been a busy two weeks

By Rich Young | June 21, 2011

The last two weeks have seen a return to action in After Effects news with many more news items on tutorials, plug-ins, etc. and more action on the Premiere front too while FCP X waits in the wings. There's also some notes on related news. News roundups for May (part 1, part 2) can be found at AEtuts+. Read More

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Today The GoPro Let Me Down

(sad face)

By Bruce A Johnson | June 03, 2011

Regular readers of my mind-spillings might remember the Color-Correction Conundrum of a year ago, where I used the decidedly outdoor-color-balanced GoPro Hero HD as an accent camera for a choral concert in a church. The lemon-yellow footage of the piano keyboard was brought to heel by help from the readers of this blog, and since I had such success last time, I figured I'd do it again. Read More

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Unboxing the GoPro 3D Hero System

Unboxing the GoPro 3D Hero System

New 3D System from GoPro Even Has Its Own Software

By Clint Milby | June 02, 2011

I just received the very cool GoPro 3D Hero System.  I first saw this gem when GoPro's Rick Loughery showed it off a bit at NAB 2011. I have been anxiously awaiting its arrival ever since, (see the video below). Read More

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NAB 2011:  GoPro Rides The 3D Wave

New 3D Rig Comes Complete with Hardware and Software Solution

By Clint Milby | April 27, 2011

When I caught up with GoPro, their booth was more like one of the casinos rather than a trade show booth. There was a multitude of screens, a GoPro van and even a race car. Read More

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NAB 2011 - Stereo 3D

A quick look at some of the S3D oddities on offer at NAB 2011.

By Adam Wilt | April 25, 2011

If you're gonna shoot S3D, why not watch S3D? Dual PMW-F3s on a mirror rig.

I'm a Chauncey Gardner when it comes to 3D: I like to watch. But as long as stereo 3D requires a bulky mirror rig, or a data cart like the one below, watching is all I'm likely to do. Fortunately, NAB shows that I'm not the only one who feels that way: there were plenty of [somewhat more] practical solutions for shooting stereo. Read More

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NAB 2011 Video - Panasonic’s second-generation 3D Camcorder

The AG-3DP1 has a 17x zoom and records to dual P2 cards

By Adam Wilt | April 21, 2011

Steve Cooperman of Panasonic describes the 1/3" 3MOS AG-3DP1 3D P2 camcorder. It should be available later this year, but pricing has not been announced.900x506 QuickTime movie, 1 Mbit/sec h.264, 12 Mbytes. Read More

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Maxx Digital at NAB 2011

More storage videos

By Scott Gentry | April 20, 2011

Maxx Digital from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

Maxx Digital booth at NAB 2011. Read More

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CalDigit at NAB 2011

Storage solutions

By Scott Gentry | April 20, 2011

CalDigit from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

Here's a very brief walk through of CalDigit's product focus at NAB 2011 Read More

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Stereoscopic 3D in After Effects CS5.5

The new release (with some judicious adjustments) makes it easier to create easier-to-watch stereo scenes from 3D compositions.

By Chris and Trish Meyer | April 20, 2011

You may remember our blog post on the "inherent" problems with stereoscopic 3D that famed film editor Walter Murch pointed out in an open letter to film critic Roger Ebert. We took Murch's comments as inspiration to explore workflows in the latest release of After Effects that might work around some of Murch's concerns: Namely, getting the eyes and brain to converge and focus on the same object (preferably one the same distance from the viewer as the screen). Read More

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NAB 2011:  MIO 3D Shows a New Way to Shoot 3D

NAB 2011:  MIO 3D Shows a New Way to Shoot 3D

SOC Sean Fairburn's New Company Brings Experience and Ingenuity to 3D Production

By Clint Milby | April 19, 2011

Mio 3D is a company founded by illustrious Director of Photography Sean Fairburn. He created a innovative new way of shooting 3D imagery, one that utilizes three different cameras instead of just two cameras. Read More

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NAB 2011:  Redrock’s New Micro 3D Rig

New Device Makes Precision and Elegance Affordable

By Clint Milby | April 19, 2011

3D is rapidly becoming a standard rather than a speciality. With the advent of new cameras and new techniques, 3D has now become a viable option for those on a tighter budget. Brian Valente at Redrock Micro has the perfect solution: the Micro 3d Rig. Read More

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NAB 2011:  DasRekorder Rekords Das 3D

New German Startup Brings Passion and Ingenuity to 3D Work Flow

By Clint Milby | April 19, 2011

At NAB 2011 this past week, we ran across DasRekorder, a German based company who had a cool little device that allows for mobile 3D recording. Read More

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FREE LightWave Modeler Scripts from Mike Young

FREE LightWave Modeler Scripts from Mike Young

Speed up your workflow when working with a lot of layers!

By Vanita Harvison | April 18, 2011

From PushingPoints.com by William VaughanApr 18, 2011"A good friend of mine, Mike Young, recently sent me a couple of Modeler scripts he created that have turned out to be extremely useful. He's been generous enough to allow me to release them to the LightWave community so be sure to add these to your collection of useful additions to LightWave Modeler. Read More

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PVC NAB 2011:  Petrol Cambio Suitcase

Very Clever, And Very Necessary

By Bruce A Johnson | April 16, 2011

PVC NAB 2011: Petrol Cambio Suitcase from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

We all drag out rollaboards with us on airplanes...why didn't we think of building a tripod into one? Read More

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PVC NAB 2011: PortaBrace Audio Organizer Flex

Lots Of Flexibility For Your Audio Gear

By Bruce A Johnson | April 16, 2011

PVC NAB 2011: PortaBrace Audio Organizer Flex from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

PortaBrace has been there for shooters and production people for over three decades. Let's see what's new from North Bennington, Vermont at NAB 2011. Read More

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RED Booth with Ted

A sort of behind the scenes tour.

By Scott Gentry | April 15, 2011

RED Booth at NAB from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

Ted realized most of PVC's readership has probably already seen heaps of Epic, Scarlet and more form the RED booth. This part 1 of 2 series takes a look at some other really cool tech that RED was displaying at NAB. From RED in 3D, to iPad control of Epic and more.Running time: a little over 12 mins. But oh so worth every second. Read More

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Stereo 3D in After Effects CS5.5

Stereo 3D in After Effects CS5.5

Resources from Todd Kopriva

By Rich Young | April 14, 2011

Todd Kopriva has collected some resources for stereoscopic 3D in After Effects CS5.5. It's got all the latest on Stereo 3D for AE including a (text only) document explaining the theory and practice by Amir Stone, the software engineer responsible for steroscopic 3D features in After Effects.Chris Meyer has the full story on the new stuff in AE, so here's Karl Soule on how to edit stereoscopic 3D material using Cineform technology in Premiere Pro CS5+. See also the earlier video by Dave Helmley. Read More

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Adobe Premiere Pro hits 5.5

The incremental update gets some new features, Mercury still screams

By Scott Simmons | April 11, 2011

Here we are at NAB again and here's another release of Adobe Premiere Pro (and the entire Creative Suite). This year's release isn't quite the watershed release that last year's CS5 was but Premiere Pro CS5.5 packs some very nice updated features in overall, while still ignoring a few that I personally think they need to address to keep it moving forward and winning in the minds of editors. Read More

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