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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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New Creative Cloud and mobile apps at MAX 2014

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Updated with video and additional detail

By Rich Young | October 06, 2014

Today at Adobe MAX 2014, Adobe released a new family of iOS mobile apps and enhanced Creative Cloud 2014.1 desktop tools that enable creatives to access, use and create from anywhere. Details on what's available today are available from the Creative Cloud Team at Creative Cloud: A New Era of Mobile Creativity.

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Canon 4K Used for New IMAX 3D Film

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The astronauts at the International Space Station are capturing 4K content for a new IMAX 3D film, The Perfect Planet.

By Jose Antunes | October 06, 2014

Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for a mission that will create material for the film A Perfect Planet, a presentation of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and IMAX Entertainment.

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Adobe releases 2014.1 updates to Creative Cloud video applications

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Includes new Adobe Premiere Clip mobile app and desktop features born from collaboration with David Fincher’s team on Gone Girl

By Eric Philpott | October 05, 2014

Today at Adobe MAX 2014, the world’s leading creativity conference, Adobe announced the availability of new and updated free mobile apps, like the all-new Adobe Premiere Clip for iOS, as well as 2014.1 updates to the Creative Cloud applications, including all of the video tools: Adobe... Read More

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Mastering a Craft

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How does a person know when he or she has become a master at something?

By Misha Tenenbaum | October 05, 2014

Editors at every level, from students to established professionals, question their creative abilities.  From one day to the next, their feelings can go from total confidence to utter hopelessness.  One reason for this emotional fluctuation is that editors lack a concrete method of measuring their progress.  Their feelings are usually based on isolated events (e.g., screenings) that can go well or go poorly depending on a variety of factors — some of which they may not be able to control. 

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Reimagining the Way Content is Created

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Eliminating limitation while enabling collaboration

By George Olver | October 05, 2014

How many times have you been working on a project and found yourself running into logistical or physical limitations? How many times have you known exactly what sort of shot you needed, only it was of a location that was halfway around the world? How many times have you had an... Read More

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The Padcaster Mini is now available

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iPad Mini mediographers now have more frame/case/mount options.

By Allan Tépper | October 04, 2014

Joining the original (larger sized) Padcaster, the new Padcaster Mini is similar, but sized to match Apple’s iPad Mini and iPad Mini Retina. Padcaster Mini’s purpose is to mount the iPad Mini (Retina) on a tripod or other support device, and to mount accessories and lenses. In many prior iOS mediography articles, I have covered the original Padcaster and its closest competitor, the iOgrapher. Ahead you’ll find virtues of each and help you pick the option for your iPad Mini (Retina).

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“Gone Girl” marks yet another milestone for Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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David Fincher crafts thriller with talented team of artists and Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By Meagan Keane | October 03, 2014

If the first film review in Variety is any indication, Director David Fincher’s film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel Gone Girl will be well worth the price of admission. Many filmgoers will see the movie because they like the actors, the genre, or because... Read More

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Product Review: DSLRPros 3-Axis Handheld Stabilizers

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Two Amazing New 3-Axis Powered Stabilizers for Smartphones and GoPros

By Jeff Foster | October 03, 2014

Never before have 3-axis brushless motor-driven handheld stabilizers been more needed than with release of the latest smartphones and GoPro cameras! I've had a chance to test both of these products from DSLRPros and give you a sample of how they work and what kind of results you can expect from them.

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5 Questions About 5 Things

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An interview with Michael Kammes about his new web series

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 03, 2014

As the Director of Technology & Marketing at Key Code Media, Michael Kammes is well versed in the technical details surrounding acquisition, storage, editorial, audio, finishing, encoding and plenty more. He’s been involved in the design and build of hundreds of NLE systems and... Read More

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Thrilling theater-goers with “The Last Showing”

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Award-winning director streamlines production workflows with Adobe Premiere Pro

By Meagan Keane | October 02, 2014

Since the age of 13, director Phil Hawkins has cultivated his passion for filmmaking by writing and directing for both stage and screen. His work as a commercial director has earned him more than ten advertising awards, including a Roses Advertising Award, while his short and feature films have... Read More

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After Effects World keynote by Andrew Kramer

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Demo reels and keys to becoming a better artist

By Rich Young | October 02, 2014

Andrew Kramer presented the keynote at the 2014 After Effects World conference and made it available on Video Copilot. It was edited using the multi-camera workflow in Premiere Pro CC.

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Small UAV Coalition Launched to Advance the Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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Big News in the Fight for Aerial Videography and Photography in the US!

By Jeff Foster | October 02, 2014

Iconic photo and commercial small drone manufacturers, 3DR, Aerialtronics, Airware, Amazon Prime Air, DJI Innovations, Google[x]'s Project Wing, GoPro, and Parrot all join forces to form a coalition to fight for the rights to commercial small UAV/UAS useage and work with existing orgnaizations to devlop safety and proper regulatory oversight in this exploding industry.

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Film Convert Opens Cinematography Competition

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If you've a short film you want to share, why not enter the competition from Film Convert? There are $6000 in prizes.

By Jose Antunes | October 01, 2014

There is a simple rule to participate in this cinematography competition: you need to grade your film with Film Convert, a software said to convert your digital footage in the timeless and romantic look of analog film. If you do not own the program, it does not matter: you can download a trial version and use it to grade your film and enter the competition.

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Email Marketing For Freelancers - Why You Need A Mailing List

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By Dan Carr | September 30, 2014

I started off this series of posts last month with a look at simplified accounting for freelancers, using FreshBooks.  This month I want to talk about an incredibly powerful, yet highly underused marketing tool, the email newsletter.

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Premiere Pro News Notes #10

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By Rich Young | September 30, 2014

Here's another collection of news on tutorials, tips, and related tools assorted with Adobe Premiere Pro. Things have been a little slower, perhaps in anticipation of a Creative Cloud update, though paywall training courses saw several new releases.

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