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Jumping into the 10G Networking Market

Bob Zelin tells us about the game changing difference that Sonnet’s Twin 10G represents

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 30, 2015

Late last year, Sonnet Technologies announced the Dual-Port 10GBase-T Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter, which promised to be a near-plug-and-play solution for adding 10G network connectivity to any computer with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports. A powerful and versatile product, the Twin 10G... Read More

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Renting Lenses from LensRentals.com

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What it's like to rent gear by mail.

By Adam Wilt | January 30, 2015

For my December lens tests with Veydras and Rokinons (among others), I needed some Rokinons, otherwise it wouldn't really be a test with Veydras and Rokinons (among others). I also needed a PL-to-MFT mount adapter, and a Nikon-F-to-Canon-EF adapter. None of these were items stocked by... Read More

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Shooting in Raw

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The Real World Use of Raw Footage

By Dorian Heller | January 30, 2015

We've all heard it, but how many actual know the benefits of shooting in a raw format? Most modern camera systems have the ability to capture raw photos or even video.

An Easy Way To Think About It:

Let's take photography as an example; your camera lets you shoot in either... Read More

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HPA Tech Retreat: Registration Closes on Monday

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There's still time to sign up for the 2015 Tech Retreat... but only through Monday, February 2

By Adam Wilt | January 30, 2015

If you've been thinking about attending the HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, February 9-13, better make up your mind: it's close to selling out, and advanced registration closes this coming Monday, February 2. As the press release says:

The Tech Retreat is a relaxed yet... Read More

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AE + C4D: Some Minor Assembly Required

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Properly setting up your AE and C4D Lite projects to best work together

By Chris and Trish Meyer | January 29, 2015

We’re fans of the Live 3D Pipeline workflow between After Effects CC and CINEMA 4D Lite. And Adobe has automated a large portion of the process to get the two to work together: In After Effects, create a New > Layer > MAXON CINEMA 4D File, and not only is a layer created in AE with the CINEWARE plug-in applied (where all the magic happens), C4D Lite is also opened with a new project linked to that particular instance of the plug-in for live rendering. However: At least as of AE CC 2014.2, not all of the necessary information about the AE composition is passed onto the C4D project, and neither is the AE project configured to match some assumptions C4D is making. Therefore, it’s up to you to fill in or correct the necessary parameters.

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You can still purchase Avid Media Composer & Symphony Support / upgrades for $285 from Videoguys!

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By videoguys.com | January 28, 2015

Videoguys is an authorized Avid partner and we have been given permission by Avid to continue to sell Media Composer upgrade/ annual support plans.  These are sent to you electronically via... Read More

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Exclusive Details Around the New Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion at NAB Show

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Jeff Foster will serve as Program Manger

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 27, 2015

Word about the new Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion was just made offical, and even though NAB Show 2015 is still months away, it's already shaping up to be one of the highlights of the event. It's set to feature a flying cage, a demonstration area with seating, and daily... Read More

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In Guatemala, Shogun reverses 29.97PsF pulldown for 8-camera live-switched show via Datavideo HS2800

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Thanks to the reverse telecine feature in the Shogun and other Átomos recorders, Staff/HDTV got its wish.

By Allan Tépper | January 27, 2015

Staff/HDTV in Guatemala really wanted to record pure progressive 1080/29.97p for its multi-camera TV shoots. They strongly considered NewTek’s TriCaster lineup, but TriCaster didn’t offer any option with 8 HD-SDI inputs in their desired price range, so instead they chose Datavideo’s HS2800 mobile studio, which starts with 8 HD-SDI inputs and is expandable to 12. The initial problem was that the SE–2800 contained in the HS2800 package only handles interlaced 1080i, but a workflow I previously published solved the problem and allowed Staff/HDTV to have their cake and eat it too. Details ahead.

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Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | January 27, 2015

What is dynamic trimming, anyway?

There has been a lot of discussion on this topic lately, and today Steve Martin from Ripple Training jumps in with his take on what the term meant when applied to legacy Final Cut Pro and what it means today in Final Cut Pro X.

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Have I Finally Perfected My Backup Strategy?

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By Dan Carr | January 26, 2015

Like many people, I’ve struggled over the years to find the perfect backup solution for all of my digital content.  As file sizes creep ever upwards, it’s been a permanent upgrade process that’s often caused more than its fair share of headaches.  All drives will... Read More

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Super 8 and 16mm Cine Film Coming Back

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The old Italian brand Ferrania is coming back to the market after a Kickstarter campaign titled "100 More Years of Analog Film".

By Jose Antunes | January 26, 2015

FILM Ferrania was officially formed in Ferrania, Italy on July 23, 2013 by co-founders Nicola Baldini and Marco Pagni with the aim to build a new factory from the leftover parts of the old one, originally founded in 1923. And there is a “So You Think You’re a Director?” contest  going on until February. Keep reading to know more.

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I am a Bird

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Experiencing the Inspire 1

By Mark Spencer | January 26, 2015

This weekend my friend Gary Yost took out his new DJI Inspire 1 for some test flights. The footage is so pretty I thought it was worth sharing.

Though overall he loves the Inspire 1, he does have some criticisms. In his words:

The great news is that this craft is so... Read More

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Story of daredevil legend Evel Knievel premieres at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Editor Davis Coombe takes on ambitious editing project for larger-than-life documentary using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By Meagan Keane | January 25, 2015

Screening at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, Being Evel recounts the true story behind American icon Robert “Evel” Knievel. The feature documentary, co-produced by A&E IndieFilms, History Films, and  HēLō, with post production by Milkhaus, goes behind the scenes... Read More

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4K Studios Uses Blackmagic UHD to deliver old Kung Fu Movies in 4K

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Kung Fu never looked better

By Brian Hallett | January 25, 2015

San Francisco based 4K Studios are using Blackmagic Design gear to scan old 35mm Film prints to bring old Kung-Fu movies to the world's first all 4K Ultra HD streaming network. Roundhouse kicks, mis-matched dialogue dubs, and Kung-Fu style snap zooms straight out of the 70s never looked so good.

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Media Composer 101 - Advanced - Creating SD DVD’s from HD, 2K & 4K Projects part 3

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Let's wrap up our look at creating DVD's by building them in our favorite DVD creation applications

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | January 24, 2015

In this week's Media Composer 101 tutorial, I'm going to show you four different DVD burning applications, and how simple they are to use, when creating your screening DVD's!

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On Set Lighting Workshop in Burbank

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2 Day Workshop on Lighting & Grip - Feb 7 & 8th

By Matthew Jeppsen | January 24, 2015

Gaffer Craig Burns is offering an unique lighting and grip business workshop in Burbank on Feb 7-8, 2015. Burnie seems like a no-nonsense type of guy, and I get the sense that his teaching style will be practical and straightforward. 

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Why Digital Sprockets edits video with DaVinci Resolve instead of FCP X

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Benjamín Fernández of Digital Sprockets has 6 reasons why he prefers to edit video with DaVinci Resolve instead of FCP X.

By Allan Tépper | January 24, 2015

Benjamín Fernández is the director of Digital Sprockets in México City, where since 1994 he has offered post-production, telecine (film-to-tape) and film restoration services. While I’m in México City doing seminars, I visited Digital Sprockets and heard all 6 interesting reasons why Benjamín prefers editing video with DaVinci Resolve than with Final Cut Pro X.

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Blackmagic’s 2.0 Firmware Update Released

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Adds 444 ProRes 4K & HD To The URSA

By Brian Hallett | January 24, 2015

Blackmagic releases Camera Firmware 2.0 adding new recording features to the URSA. The Studio Camera 4K, Studio Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Cinema Camera all get minor improvements or bug fixes.

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Laughter, Pain & Indie Filmmaking: An Interview with Kevin Pollak

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By Meagan Keane | January 23, 2015

Best known for his roles in films like The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men, and Casino, actor and comedian Kevin Pollak is a born entertainer, having perfected his first standup routine when he was just ten years old. And for the past six years, when not putting the real William Shatner or... Read More

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Easy Flying Logos with AE + C4D Lite (+ Illustrator)

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Your Creative Cloud subscription has all the tools needed for this common motion graphics task

By Chris and Trish Meyer | January 22, 2015

One of the most common, bread-and-butter motion graphics jobs you’re going to get is to take your client’s flat, two-dimensional print logo, turn it into a 3D object, and animate it onto the screen for an endless variety of video destinations (trade shows, press events, training videos, web & social media, etc.). This used to mean having to buy and learn a 3D program in addition to After Effects and/or your NLE of choice, rendering it out of one, and bringing it into the other to potentially integrate over additional footage. Now that CINEMA 4D Lite is bundled with After Effects, and there is a direct render path between the two, this task is now a bit easier.

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