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PVC at IBC 2014 - Welcome to Amsterdam

PVC at IBC 2014 - Welcome to Amsterdam

Exclusive coverage from the conference and show floor

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 11, 2014

IBC bills itself as the premier annual event for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. Since it attracts over 50,000 attendees from more than 170 countries, it’s hard to argue with that... Read More

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Apertus Axiom Beta

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The 1st Open Source 4K Camera Is Now Fundraising

By Brian Hallett | September 11, 2014

Recently, Apetus announced the start to their crowdfunding campaign for the Axiom Beta camera, which might be one of the most affordable 4K cameras yet.

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Achieve an Efficient Production by Becoming Proficient at Pre-Production

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How to better understand the importance of pre-production

By Bobby Marko | September 10, 2014

Problems always occur in video and film production. It’s the nature of the work we do. There are always outside forces beyond our control and no matter what we do to prepare for them, we are always faced with a problem to solve that we didn’t count on or didn’t foresee.... Read More

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Dissecting those upcoming Adobe Premiere Fall CC 2014 Preview Features

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The CC train continues to steam along with a preview of even more new and needed features

By Scott Simmons | September 10, 2014

In advance of IBC 2014 Adobe has shown a whole slew of updates that we can expect to see in the next version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 as well as a lot of other Creative Cloud video apps. This release looks to be another important update for those hardcore PPro users as there are some very important things coming. Adobe is still listening as these are all things we’ve been asking for. Let’s dissect some of them.

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Media Composer 101 - Lesson 1

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Let's get started learning Avid Media Composer Subscription

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | September 10, 2014

In this introductory Lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe introduces you to Avid Media Composer Subscription (also called MC8). 

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SRF creates original content for broadcast coverage

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Swiss broadcasting company uses Adobe Creative Cloud to create show openers for top sports event coverage

By Meagan Keane | September 10, 2014

Earlier this year, we interviewed Patrick Arnecke, head of design and promotion for Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) about the new opener the broadcaster created for its coverage of the Sotchi winter games. Since then, SRF has created similar openers for its coverage of the games in Brazil and... Read More

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iPhone 6+ (5.5“): The new iPad for iOS mediographers?

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As I hoped, Apple made this new 5.5” version even better for iOS mediographers

By Allan Tépper | September 09, 2014

In hopeful anticipation of greater things in a (then only rumored) iPhone 6 (5.5 inch version) with improved mediography capabilities, I put my iPad Mini Retina 128GB up for sale last week. Today, Apple confirmed the rumor that there would indeed be a 5.5 version of the iPhone 6, which is officially called the iPhone 6 Plus. Ahead are its new video features and specs.

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Canon’s “Touch and Try” at IBC2014

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Visitors of the Canon stand at IBC2014 will be able to try the Cinema EOS Cameras and new camcorders recently launched.

By Jose Antunes | September 09, 2014

Canon has announced more details about its activities at IBC – the leading global trade show for media and broadcast professionals to be held at the RAI exhibition and convention centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 12-16 September 2014 – and the news are exciting for those interested into Canon's products.

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Batch Encoding in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | September 09, 2014

Batch exporting directly from Final Cut Pro X?

That's what Steve Martin from Ripple Training explores in today's episode of MacBreak Studio.

While there are many sharing options built into Final Cut Pro X, some folks turn to Compressor, Apple's... Read More

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Tracking and Managing the Business Side of Producing Content

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An interview with Joel Stoner, CEO and Founder, AlterMedia

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 09, 2014

Studio Suite is a leading studio management software, and it meets the demands of thousands of users in post-production facilities in over 40 countries. Their customers include huge companies like Sony and Warner Bros but also hundreds of small boutique & corporate in-house production... Read More

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The Terence and Philip Show: Episode 64 – Finding the Resolution Sweet Spot with 4K

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Terence and Philip discuss 4K – the good, the bad, and the bandwidth

By PVC News Staff | September 09, 2014

To listen to the Terence and Philip Show episode #64 where Terence Curren and Philip Hodges discuss 4K pipeline issues, a sweet spot with resolution and more, click the player below. A transcript of the episode itself is below the player.

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Videoguys.com Sponsors New Tutorial Video from Shawn Lam on Grass Valley ADVC-G1 Converter

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By videoguys.com | September 08, 2014

Grass Valley markets the ADVC-G1 converter as an any-source-to-3G SDI converter, but specifically they mean it's an HDMI input, DVI-I input, and analog video input converter. The "I" in DVI-I stands for integrated, and includes... Read More

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Creating an Interactive Tablet Experience

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See what it means to conceptualize and create content on the tablet

By Jerome Goerke | September 08, 2014

When the iPad first came out, I was intrigued by the storytelling possibilities of haptics and what role they would play in the works of future writers and content creators. I was also interested in seeing how the iPad would be used as a new storytelling canvas, and how long it would be... Read More

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Adobe Video tools: Fall CC 2014 preview [updated]

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rounding up blogs and video

By Rich Young | September 08, 2014

At IBC 2014, Adobe is previewing the latest features coming to Creative Cloud pro video apps (blog). Features are a bit light this time, except for some important new ones in Premiere, but these are updates not new version releases, like the ones in June. Hopefully there are few kinks in any UI changes amid the high-DPI functionality upgrades. Read More

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Living and Working Off-Site and Online

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What sort of considerations come into play now that so many professionals are allowed to and even required to work remotely?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 07, 2014

Homer Simpson once described working from home as his dream, and it’s a sentiment shared by many professionals. How many people have dreamed of a morning commute lasting no longer than 30 seconds? A lunch break spent on the back porch? Or having the desire to do something at the end of... Read More

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Sir Richard Branson Invests In 3D Robotics

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Brings Aerial Expert Colin Guinn to Necker Island for a Demo

By Jeff Foster | September 07, 2014

In a surprise posting on the Virgin website this weekend, Sir Richard Branson share about interest in this emerging technology and acknowledges his investment into the tech company founded by Chris Anderson.

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ARRI Alexa Firmware To Enable 3.2K ProRes For Up-Scaling To 4K

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By Dan Carr | September 05, 2014

Not wanting to leave Alexa owners out in the cold after last week’s 4k Amira announcement, Arri have unveiled plans for an Alexa firmware update in early 2015 that will enable 3.2k ProRes recording.

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Rovio Animation simplifies complex animations

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Animation Studio uses scripts, complex rigging, and Adobe Creative Cloud to animate "Angry Birds Toons"

By Michelle Gallina | September 05, 2014

Rovio Entertainment began as a mobile game developer in Helsinki, Finland in 2003. The company became a global phenomenon in 2009 by creating Angry Birds, the most downloaded paid mobile app of all time. Today, the company has expanded its international brand into an entertainment company that... Read More

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Review: Tascam iXJ2 preamp/A>D enables dual-mic/2-channel opportunities for iOS mediography

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A discontinued interface from Tascam is still ideal for certain recording and streaming events.

By Allan Tépper | September 05, 2014

Although the Tascam iXJ2 preamp/A>D is officially discontinued, fortunately it is still available (for now). Ahead you’ll discover why the iXJ2 is a unique enabler for high-quality dual-mic/2-channel, 48 kHz/24-bit iOS recordings, including several use-cases: interviews, sportscasting, and even voiceover auditions; when it’s appropriate, and when it isn’t.

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