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Make a Plan to Capture Great Sound

By Woody Woodhall | February 14, 2014

Pre-production is a busy time for a filmmaker.  Meeting and hiring cast and crew, securing locations, making budgets, contracts and deals, writing final script tweaks and a thousand other things will occupy all of the available time.  One of the main things that typically falls by the... Read More

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Swiss Radio and Television produces stunning Sochi opener

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Broadcaster uses Adobe Creative Cloud workflow to create opener promoting the winter games

By Meagan Keane | February 14, 2014

The Winter Games are a chance for us to witness magic moments of incredibly artistry and athleticism performed by the amazing athletes competing there. But in order for us to do so, broadcasters around the world spent months preparing for that short period of intense coverage. For Swiss Radio... Read More

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iPad video editing finally supports translucent logo overlays!

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Now you can edit video on your iPad and include translucent logo overlays via alpha channel.

By Allan Tépper | February 14, 2014

Back in 2012, I wrote about many editors’ frustration about iPad video editing apps that (back then) unfortunately did not respect alpha channel in logos they imported, to allow for translucency. Most producer/editors I know who edit 1080p video capsules for the web demand this capability, especially for their lower thirds. For many, this issue has been the only reason they have continued to use a laptop to edit video. This has now changed. For those editors and organizations, this change represents a quantum leap! Details ahead!

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cameras were “The Only Choice“

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We all have choices. What will yours be?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 14, 2014

“The Only Choice” was written and directed by Christopher Califano.  A short film that was shot in three days, it tells the story of a woman who seems to have only one choice left with her boyfriend, and details how she comes to that decision.

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Media Composer - You Ask, I Answer! - Lesson 2

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Need a quick scratch VO for the project you're working on? Not a problem with this handy tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 13, 2014

In this tutorial, exclusive to PVC, I'm going to answer a question about recording scratch VO's for your projects.  It's quick, simple, and will have you cutting your edits to time, in no time flat!

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Charting a course for the filmmaking future

Prolific young filmmaker adopts Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | February 13, 2014

Blake Simon is a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University studying Film Production and he’s already making his mark on the filmmaking world. So far, he has written, directed, and edited 11 short films on his own, and ultimately plans to direct features. His short western, Delarosa, won... Read More

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The New Face and Mobile Capabilities of globaledit

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An interview with the team behind one of the industry’s most powerful workflow tools

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | February 13, 2014

This week Industrial Color Brands rolled out the release of its software division’s new website and branding, along with the industry’s most advanced mobile application. It’s a big change and will allow... Read More

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Product Review: Fiilex P360 and P180E Full-Spectrum Color LED Studio Lights

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ENG Portability and Professional, Tunable, Light-Shaping Unmatched with LED Panel Lighting

By Jeff Foster | February 12, 2014

Designed for portability for the independent videographer shooting interviews, quick setup talking head studio shots or even portable green screen, Fiilex P-series LED lights provide a wide range of flexibility to match ambient lighting or provide enough light to give a decent single-subject studio shot on their own. With their proprietary Dense Matrix cluster LED design, and full-spectrum color tuning in a quality built fixture, I test a kit with two P360 lights and two P180E lights with all their accessories in different scenarios and see how they compare to standard multi-element LED lighting.

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Media Composer - You Ask, I Answer! - Lesson 1

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Have you ever moved media from one drive to another, only to have it go offline? Let's "fix" that pesky problem!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 11, 2014

In this tutorial, exclusive to PVC, I'm going to answer a question about AMA Re-linking to.  Once you see how easy it is to move your media around, and keep organized in MC, the next time you need to move media, you won't hesitate!

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Using Reversible Stabilization in Warp Stabilizer VFX for Screen Replacement

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There’s more than one way to peel an onion...

By Chris and Trish Meyer | February 11, 2014

Short version:

Below is a video that shows how to use the Reversible Stabilization feature of Warp Stabilizer VFX in After Effects CC to track a new data screen over an existing one. 

Long version:

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Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors : Lesson 3

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Let's Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors - In Lesson 3 - Media Management

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 11, 2014

If you've just made the switch from FCP7 to Media Composer 7, than the third lesson in this five part tutorial series will help you make the transition as smooth as possible!

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“Red Obsession” weaves intoxicating story

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Freelance video pro relies on Adobe video workflow to edit documentary about Bordeaux wine

By Meagan Keane | February 11, 2014

Paul Murphy studied writing in school, but his first job was with a publishing house overseeing the production of promotional videos for new books. He was instantly intrigued so he bought a copy of Adobe Premiere Pro and started creating the videos himself. Eventually he left publishing to... Read More

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Performance Testing Final Cut Pro X on the new Mac Pro

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | February 11, 2014

So how fast is Final Cut Pro X on the new Mac Pro?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training continue their 4-part series exploring the ultimate 4K Final Cut Pro X editing system built around the Mac Pro.

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Entering Production: SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT 1,33x 50

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SLR Magic’s anamorphic adapter is available for pre-orders until 14 February

By Adam Wilt | February 10, 2014

I’ve just received a “test sample” of the SLR Magic ANAMORPHOT 1,33x 50 adapter built with final parts, so it’s pretty much as it will be delivered. I’ll have a proper review in a few weeks, but as the window for pre-orders is short, I thought I should post this... Read More

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Blackmagic 4K Production Camera Now Shipping

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With A New Low Price

By Brian Hallett | February 10, 2014

Blackmagic Design surprises everyone by dropping the price on the 4K Production camera as they announce the camera is shipping world-wide.  Will this new lower price affect those who have pre-ordered the camera? 

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Filming Non-Actors

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By Jonathan Baty | February 09, 2014

If it hasn’t happened already, there will likely come a time that you will shoot an interview, a commercial, or public-service announcement with non-actors. People who are unfamiliar with being in front of a camera.  Your saying “just act natural” will be of no comfort or... Read More

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Music Video Shot With All Three Blackmagic Cameras

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Can you tell which shot was shot with what?

By Brian Hallett | February 09, 2014

The cameras from Blackmagic Design have definitely made an impact on video productions everywhere.  They are inexpensive, easy to use, and pack a powerful punch making all three an easy choice for shooters world-wide.  Now you can see footage from all three cameras in one music video, and I bet you will have just as much trouble as I when it comes to figuring out which shot was shot with which camera.

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First look: Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K camera with YAGH

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The GH4 does 4K, has a full 4:2:2/10-bit HDMI output

By Allan Tépper | February 09, 2014

Thanks to reader René Borroto, I became aware of Panasonic’s announcement of the new GH4 camera and its optional YAGH “broadcast” adapter. The GH4 camera adds 4K video recording, additional framerates, and lower compression rates. The YAGH adds XLR audio inputs, timecode inputs, HDMI & 3G-SDI output. Details ahead, plus UPDATED with test footage.

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Scott Freeman Cracks the Case on a File Based Online Conform Workflow Mystery with DaVinci Resolve

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By PVC News Staff | February 05, 2014

Scott Freeman is a modern day Sherlock Holmes. If Sherlock Holmes worked in post production with several broadcast clients with different workflows and tight deadlines. A post production workflow not properly planned can become a real puzzle, and Scott prides himself on being able to unravel... Read More

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Flight…A Filmmaker’s Plight

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By Jonathan Baty | February 05, 2014

Booked a gig at a distant location? Great news! Well, in part. The unfortunate part of that event is the air travel with photographic gear. Solutions aren’t ideal, but herein are a few aggregated tips from travel veterans to help you weather the turbulence of air maneuver. Information... Read More

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