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Pond5 just saved you countless hours. And probably some money, too.

By Chris and Trish Meyer | January 21, 2015

We all need footage - but there’s not always the budget to license or shoot it. We can try to hide behind the illusion of “Fair Use” - but in reality it’s hard to qualify for the exemption. In theory, if we know where to look (such as the Archive.org, or anything funded by the US government - as long as you’re a US citizen), we may be able to dig up some public domain assets that are suitable - but that would take hours upon hours of searching and browsing, and the quality may not be great. Until now.

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“Things of the Aimless Wanderer” finds its way to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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New feature film from award-winning director/editor duo edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By Meagan Keane | January 21, 2015

Kivu Ruhorahoza and Antonio Rui Ribeiro are best known for their collaboration on the feature film Grey Matter, winner of—among many other awards—the Jury Special Mention for Best Emerging Filmmaker at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2014, they teamed up for Things of the Aimless... Read More

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RØDE Breaks New Ground with Multiple Product Launch in 2015

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By PVC News Staff | January 21, 2015

Australian audio company RØDE Microphones has held the largest simultaneous product launch in the company’s history, introducing multiple new products and categories at an exclusive event in San Diego, USA. Considered by many to be the dominant force in audio for... Read More

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Spy Agency Uses FrameForge Previz Studio

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From Downton Abbey to Agents of SHIELD, storyboarding has a name: the program once known as FrameForge 3D Studio.

By Jose Antunes | January 21, 2015

Launched at the end of 2014, the 3.5 version of FrameForge Previz Studio extends the functionalities of this Windows and Mac software used to create virtual sets and locations using simulated cameras, actors and objects in photo-accurate 3D scaled sets for previsualization.

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The Compound Clip Conundrum

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | January 21, 2015

Handles? We don't need no stinkin' handles!

That's what a compound clip in Final Cut Pro X might say when you try to ripple, roll, or extend an edit point or add a transition between a compound clip and another clip. You'll find there is no extra media... Read More

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Incredible New Features for Flanders Scientific Monitors

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Video Data Analyzer, CIE Scope and New Dual Input Viewing Modes among the new and improved elements

By PVC News Staff | January 20, 2015

Starting January 21st, 2015 all new CM and BM series monitors from FSI will be shipping with some powerful new features and capabilities.

Video Data Analyzer: This new function provides you with realtime decimal or hexadecimal readout of video data at the pixel level and importantly... Read More

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“Cop Car” starring Kevin Bacon delivers drama and humor at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Editors use Adobe Creative Cloud for editing and visual effects on Park City At Midnight premiere

By Meagan Keane | January 20, 2015

The Park City At Midnight film lineup at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival comprises fun genre movies that most festival goers can’t wait to see. Among this year’s highlights: Cop Car, a thriller/comedy starring Kevin Bacon, directed by Jon Watts and co-written by Watts and... Read More

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Simple DIY bounce boards

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How to make a set of reflective foam boards for under $20

By Matthew Jeppsen | January 19, 2015

It seems like every grip truck has a few beadboard / foam bounce boards in the package, they are lightweight and very useful in a variety of lighting scenarios. I recently needed a few of these in various sizes for small local jobs, and decided to build my own. For about $20 in materials, I was able to build a set ranging in size from 24x36 to 42x42.

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Audio Splits, Stems & Elemental Tracks

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Additional Mixes for The Longevity of Your Project

By Woody Woodhall | January 19, 2015

A post sound mixer's main task is to create an awe inspiring mix that enhances and elevates the story being told.  But, post mixers' responsibilities are far more than just creating a great soundtrack. Using sophisticated digital tools, the mixer must be sure to meet and exceed all... Read More

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Input from Video Professionals Needed in Congress

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A special message regarding modernization to the Communications Act

By Roslyn Layton | January 19, 2015

It is not an understatement to say that the future of the Internet is video. The conventional understanding of the Internet is to enable one application in particular: browsing websites on the World Wide Web.  But the Internet is turning into television. The Internet’s architecture and value chain are evolving to enable the demands of video.

Online video already accounts for three-quarters of Internet traffic today, and this amount in exabytes is expected to double in the next five years. The Internet drives 5% of America’s economy. Video professionals make much of the content that fuels digital goods and services, America’s third largest export.  There is a great opportunity for video professionals in the future, provided that the economics will support a robust ecosystem.

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“Fresh Dressed” break-dances onto the big screen at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

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Editor Andrea B. Scott cuts hip-hop fashion documentary using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By Meagan Keane | January 19, 2015

Hip-hop is more than a musical genre, it is an entire subculture that includes unique musical and vocal styles, dance moves, and distinctive fashion. Director Sacha Jenkins created Fresh Dressed, screening at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, to document the history of hip-hop fashion from its... Read More

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My Journey into After Effects

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Q&A with Joost van der Hoeven, founder of Animotion

By Eric Philpott | January 19, 2015

Joost van der Hoeven is an audio-visual designer based in the Netherlands. He is the founder of Animotion.nl, a digital design studio which provides consulting, creative content for most of the major Dutch production companies and broadcasters. A Creative Cloud member and advocate, Joost... Read More

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Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+ get expanded 4K ProRes recording options

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4K DCI ProRes recording from RAW sources

By Matthew Jeppsen | January 18, 2015

 

The Convergent Design Odyssey series of monitors and recorders has been a work in development since they first shipped in the fall of 2013. Since then, they have been rolling out regular firmware updates to fully enable the capabilities of the monitor/recorder.

Now we sit a little over a year later, and the latest 4.10.100 firmware update (released on Dec 19th) has enabled 4K RAW to Prores HQ recording from Canon C500, Sony FS700, and Sony FS7 cameras. In October of 2014, the 3.10.100 update had previously enabled FS700 4K RAW to UHD Apple ProRes recording, as well as non-RAW 4K sources to both UHD and 4K DCI. But with the December update, that support has now been extended to include UHD and 4K DCI from C500, FS700, and FS7 RAW sources, at up to 30 fps.

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From under the sea to outer space

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Award-winning host of underwater documentary series tackles the world’s first live-action planetarium film using Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | January 16, 2015

**UPDATE**

• The Space School premiere will take place Friday, January 16th, 2015 at the Buehler Planetarium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

• Showing Sunday, Jan 25th at 1 PM, 2PM and 3 PM as part of the St. Augustine Film Festival.

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Discover What It Means to Create and Utilize the New Sapphire 8

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An interview with professionals on both sides of the latest release from GenArts

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 16, 2015

With the release of Sapphire 8, GenArts has unleashed the biggest addition to Sapphire in its history, but those aren't just the bold words of a press statement. Professionals across the industry have taken notice of the new and updated effects featured in this version of Sapphire, and have... Read More

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

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Let's compress our files with an application you might already have at your disposal.

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | January 15, 2015

In this week's Media Composer 101 tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe will show you that no matter what compression application you have, whether it Sorenson Squeeze, Adobe's Media Encoder or even Apple's Compressor, with a little forethought, you will be creating your M2V and AC3 files, lightning quick!

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Allan Tépper to give 4 tech seminars in México City

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From January 26–29, Allan Tépper will give seminars in México City.

By Allan Tépper | January 15, 2015

From January 26–29, I’ll be giving four tech seminars in México City. Actually, three of the four will be tech (audio/video/podcast production/post/distribution), while the first presentation will be free, and will be about language issues. All four presentations will take place in México City, and will be presented in Castilian/castellano (aka “Spanish”). Details ahead.

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First look: Cinema FV–5 for Android, similar to FiLMiC Pro for iOS

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With USB audio coming to Android, I began to explore Cinema FV–5 and initiated talks with the developer.

By Allan Tépper | January 15, 2015

I recently covered how proper digital USB audio is coming to Android (link ahead), which means that iOS devices like iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch will now face some healthy competition for audio/video production. That’s why I purchased and began conversing with the developer of an Android app called Cinema FV–5, which is similar to FiLMiC Pro on iOS. Initially, I’ll be using Cinema FV–5 with the Sony Exmor IMX214 sensor (f/2.0 aperture, 13MP, 4K DCI and UHD) in the OnePlus One phablet/phone. Ahead you’ll see features, a demo, and the developer’s response to my first comments and questions.

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Bringing “The Stanford Prison Experiment” to the big screen

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Kyle Patrick Alvarez returns to the Sundance Film Festival with his latest feature film edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By Meagan Keane | January 15, 2015

The Stanford prison experiment is one of the most famous psychological experiments of modern times, playing a significant influence in academic and popular culture. Filmmaker Kyle Patrick Alvarez, known for his work directing Easier with Practice and C.O.G., brings the experiment to theater... Read More

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Lens Technology the Canon Way

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Canon’s new video about their lenses is an interesting lesson on glass technology, whether you use Canon or not. Have a look.

By Jose Antunes | January 15, 2015

Do you know all about your lenses? Are you aware of the technologies recently applied in the design of lenses? Take 12 minutes of your time and discover what Canon does with their glass for you to have better images.

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