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Interactive Title Design in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | October 14, 2014

Did you know you can do interactive, realtime title design directly inside Final Cut Pro X?

This is the subject we tackle in this week's edition of MacBreak Studio. While Motion is the primary companion application for creating motion graphics for editors using Final Cut... Read More

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I Need You but Can’t Pay You: 4 Things to Remember When Asking for Free Work

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By Bobby Marko | October 14, 2014

We've all been there! The all too familiar passion projects - ie: short films, documentaries, even feature films. When we create these projects we know in order to pull them off, we have to invite others to get the vision, to hopefully be as passionate about the project as we are, all in... Read More

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PVC at AES 2014 - Exciting New Products from Lectrosonics

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Check out the details of the new L-series products

By Woody Woodhall | October 13, 2014

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) had their 137th International Convention this past week in Los Angeles and I had the opportunity to speak on-camera with a number of companies, discussing new products.

First up is a conversation with Karl Winkler, the Director of New Business for... Read More

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Why We Need Color Correction

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And why we need to convince our audience that they do too.

By Terence Curren | October 13, 2014

The tools of our trade have been commoditized. Everyone can perform the job of seasoned video and film professionals, right? If you answered no, do you think the average consumer can articulate the value you add over the newcomer? How do we continue to get compensated for our hard... Read More

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Helmut Kobler’s Earlier Reviews on PVC

Links to my earlier reviews on PVC's Exclusive Channel

By Helmut Kobler | October 13, 2014

Before starting my Los Angeles Cameraman channel, I contributed a number of reviews to our PVC Exclusive channel. Here are links to those now "classic" reviews...

 

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The Best Real DSLRs for Video

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While many cameras have taken the shape of DSLRs, the truth is that only Canon, Nikon and Pentax have REAL DSLRs for video.

By Jose Antunes | October 13, 2014

When Canon launched the EOS 5D MK II with video, it created, without being aware of it, the trend of DSLRs being used for video. Since 2008, DSLRs without video are almost unheard of - except for the Nikon Df.  Create a list presenting some of the most popular models available seems a good idea now that we're closing in for Christmas time. Here it is!

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A Q and A with Experienced Adobe Anywhere Users

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What does it mean to utilize Adobe Anywhere on your project?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 12, 2014

Ever since Adobe Anywhere was announced, editors and producers alike have had questions about how it could and would be utilized. Some were encouraged by the concept of real-time collaboration between editors, while others were skeptical about the logistics of such a process. Our very own Scott... Read More

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Tools and free models for Element 3D

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By Rich Young | October 09, 2014

Topher Welsh is back with his takes on After Effects, VFX, and motion graphics at VisualFXtuts.

It's also a good time to mention a few related recent products as we're waiting for Element 3D v2.

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Changing the Way You Communicate During the Video Creation Process

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An interview with Wipster CEO Rollo Wenlock

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 09, 2014

There are various review and approval options for video pros out there, but finding the right one is about more than the nuts and bolts. Everyone wants to use something they're going to be comfortable with, but also know that it's going to be both secure and useful for anyone and... Read More

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Everytime: a Project Management App

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Video is always a remixing of multiple experiences absorbed from around us. Everytime helps to share those with others.

By Jose Antunes | October 09, 2014

Everytime is a project management app for creatives. If you work with videos, sounds or images, it might just be the right tool for you. In the case of video, it makes for an easier understanding of how movies are created, allowing to collect and comment on multiple segments that the production team may use as guidance for their own work.

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Sneak peeks at Adobe Max 2014: Editing, animation, audio, and design

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Co-hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

By Rich Young | October 08, 2014

In addition to a new family of iOS mobile apps and enhanced Creative Cloud 2014.1 desktop tools, Adobe previewed in-development technologies in sneak peeks at Adobe MAX 2014. 

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Think Tank Photo Releases Quadcopter Divider Kit

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Think Tank Photo Airport Acelerator bags can now be converted in a customized quadcopter transportation backpack.

By Jose Antunes | October 08, 2014

If your newly bought quadcopter does not fit in your bag, maybe it is time to buy a new bag to carry your quadcopter. Think Tank Photo has a solution with their Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit.

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Locking Fonts in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | October 08, 2014

Why would you want to "lock" a font?

That's a question we tackle in this week's MacBreak Studio, where I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can do exactly that.

With the integration between Final Cut Pro X and Motion, it is a common scenario for a... Read More

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Blackmagic Announces Firmware 1.9.7 Update

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Cinema and Pocket Cameras now have in-camera formatting

By Brian Hallett | October 08, 2014

Blackmagic announced today the immediate release of camera firmware 1.9.7 that allows in-camera formatting for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera as well as the Pocket Camera.  This firmware update also includes a new dashboard view with nice big and easy to access buttons.

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HEXO+ Drone Flyes in May 2015

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The drone that follows and films you was funded in Kickstarter in one hour. In May 2015 the HEXO+ will fly into the market.

By Jose Antunes | October 08, 2014

The Kickstarter campaign was funded in one hour, and in one month the HEXO+ raised  $1,306,920 from a pledged $50,000 goal, from 2236 persons that believed in the idea. The final product will be available in May 2015.

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Know the Pro: Stu Maschwitz

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We talk Star Wars, the Visual Effects Industry, Video Copilot and all things Red Giant with Stu Maschwitz

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | October 07, 2014

This article series, to be posted once a month, will focus on one person in the Film or Television industry who’s name might not jump out at you right away, but you’ve definitely been influenced by their work.  This month, we’re talking to Visual Effects Guru, and Creative Director of Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet product line, Stu Maschwitz.

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TriCaster Mini from NewTek: a first (but intense) look

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TriCaster Mini is likely to become the most revered “multicamera studio in a box” in its class.

By Allan Tépper | October 07, 2014

Today NewTek announced TriCaster Mini, the newest member of its TriCaster family of “multicamera studio in a box” products. Frequent readers will recall that I have covered TriCasters in the past, and —full disclosure— have also written several contracted white papers for NewTek, in two languages. Under a non-disclosure agreement, I had a rather intense advanced briefing/discussion about TriCaster Mini with the company, and ahead you’ll see everything I love, plus details I would really like polished in an upcoming software update.

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Videoguys.com Announces Pre-sale and Reservation System for NewTek TriCaster Mini

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By videoguys.com | October 07, 2014

Videoguys.com Announces Pre-sale and Reservation System for NewTek TriCaster Mini

NewTek Unveils the Most Complete, Compact Multimedia Studio in the World: TriCaster Mini with anticipated delivery dates in mid October

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Video Copilot Element 3D v2 unveiled

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Updated

By Rich Young | October 06, 2014

Andrew Kramer unveiled new features coming in the long-awaited Video Copilot Element 3D V2, which is compatible with AE CS5+ and promised for November release.

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Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

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A New Experience for Flying/Shooting FPV with HUD on Clear Lenses

By Jeff Foster | October 06, 2014

Unlike typical FPV goggles that basically block out the world around you and force you to only see what the on-board camera sees, the Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses work directly with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ with the DJI VISION app and the WiFi extender.

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