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After Effects Menu Command ID’s

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AE menu command id listing

By David Torno | July 08, 2014

 

Update: AECC_MenuIDs_v1_1.pdf released 7/10/14

So for awhile now, many After Effects community members have been using After Effects menu command id's in their ExtendScript scripts. Some compare the numbers against the text version of a menu command, while... Read More

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Thinking About Extras

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By Arthur Vincie | July 08, 2014

This happens a lot: I’m budgeting a script and I get to this crowded street scene, or a basketball game, or a really killer dance set piece.  I figure out as best I can how many extras are needed, and budget all the related costs accordingly.  Then I present the budget to the producer and she’s horrified.  “One hundred thousand for extras?  What the hell?”

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Renaming and Relinking Files in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 08, 2014

 

 

Keep your filenames - and find them more easily.

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve and Mark from Ripple Training continue their exploration of the new features in the 10.1.2 update to Final Cut Pro X. Today, they explore two improvements:... Read More

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Being a Videographer in Virtual Worlds

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Creating a Space Simulation video is easy with the tools available to videographers. Let me take you into a virtual world!

By Jose Antunes | July 08, 2014

I continue to test PowerDirector 12 as an option to edit my videos, and this is a new article about the program and what I am doing with it. It is also a mix of different technologies in use, from nVidia's ShadowPlay to a PC game that will be launched this year, Elite: Dangerous, from Frontier, so I thought this may interest some readers.

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After Effects Icons

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Free AE Application Icons

By David Torno | July 07, 2014

Update: 07/08/14 Added AE 7 just for fun

Random post this week. I wanted to share some application icons for After Effects. I made these mostly for my ridiculous laptop that is running AE versions as far back as CS3 AE7. Being that the Adobe included icons are simple in... Read More

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3D Technology Revolutionizes Advertising and Distribution for Everyone

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An in-depth interview about how developments in 3D are impacting the way we produce and consume content

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | July 07, 2014

San Francisco-based DMAX Imaging creates high-end visualizations and animations for leaders in design and innovation such as Beats, Mini and Nest. Founded by three partners who wanted to reinvent the prepress experience, DMAX focuses on meeting customer needs instead of selling a particular... Read More

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Brian Hallett’s New Channel: In Focus

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With permanent links to everything I've published on PVC

By Brian Hallett | July 07, 2014

I've been contributing to various production/post-production channels on the PVC Exclusive channel for awhile now, but my new channel, "In Focus" is where you'll be able to find new articles from me moving forward. Below are the links to everything I've published on the Exclusive... Read More

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The Consolidation of Media & Entertainment - A PVC Roundtable Discussion

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Are we witnessing the end of an era or the beginning of a new one?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | July 06, 2014

AJA Raw Workflow, from the AJA website

 

Mergers and acquisitions have been part of the way businesses have operated for centuries, but the incredible pace of technology makes these sorts of transactions more powerful than ever. That's especially true in the media... Read More

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Lightworks: a Professional Editor for Free

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The Non-Linear Editor from EditShare for Mac, Windows and Linux, has a free version for users that only need to work at 720p.

By Jose Antunes | July 03, 2014

A non-linear editor system praised by many of Hollywood's top names, Lightworks is not on the top list of video editors, but that does not stop the creators from investing in a program that is popular in Windows and now can claim to be the first offering versions for Mac, Windows and Linux. Furthermore, there are recent public beta versions of the program to download, for the different platforms. So, why not give it a try?

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Videoguys’ Guide to HP Z Workstations:  The Video Editors Best Choice

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The Pros are Moving from Mac to Z

By videoguys.com | July 02, 2014

When it comes to choosing a workstation that delivers uncompromising performance, there’s simply no contest. Take it from experienced pros like Rob Legato, Jonathan Bird, Devin Super Tramp and the techs at Videoguys.com.

Videoguys.com recommends the HP z Workstations. HP uses... Read More

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The Library Inspector in Final Cut Pro 10.1.2

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 01, 2014

Last week Apple released its 12th update to Final Cut Pro X since its release 3 years ago.

This 10.1.2 update includes a variety of workflow improvements which we covered in detail in this PVC article. Over the next few weeks we'll be discussing these changes here on... Read More

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Connecting People with the Possibilities of Motion Capture Technology

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Anthony Hoit talks to us about the use of iPi Motion Capture on “Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D”

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | July 01, 2014

Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D, a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company that relied on the iPi Soft markerless iPi Motion Capture software solution. iPi Soft is a developer of markerless motion... Read More

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Nikon D810 Wants EOS 5D’s Video Crown

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With the new D810 DSLR, Nikon wants to take the crown from Canon's video champion, the EOS 5D Mark III.

By Jose Antunes | July 01, 2014

Nikon was the first to introduce video in DSLRs, but that pioneer position did not stop Canon from taking the sceptre and running to the front. It has been this way since then, but a new era might have started: Nikon is back on the fight, with the Nikon D810, a camera conceived with video in mind. The new DSLR is launched with a mission: conquer Canon's territory in terms of video. Specifications similar to the EOS 5D Mark III and a competitive price are part of arsenal Nikon has provided the D810 with. But there is more to discover in this new camera.

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Product Review: SmallHD DP7-PRO OLED Field Monitor

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Color Accurate True Black HD 7.7" Field Monitor with Built in Scopes

By Jeff Foster | June 30, 2014

The SmallHD DP7-PRO OLED field monitor provides accurate color, rich blacks and an OSD/Scope system delivered through touch screen that will knock your socks off!

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Drones Prohibited in United States National Parks

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Using drones to film nature and wildlife sounds exciting, but new regulations will stop you from doing just that.

By Jose Antunes | June 30, 2014

The proliferation of the use of drones for video and photography is bound to create concern to some, and the first rules about the use of drones in wildlife areas in the United States of America suggests what may be expected: for now all unmanned aircraft are banned in the United States of America National Parks.

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Updated Product Review: Genus Mini Jib with MoCo

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Truly Compact and Portable Jib for DSLRs and HD Camcorders

By Jeff Foster | June 28, 2014

The new Genus Mini Jib was designed for portability and simple setup/operation on location. It's not meant to be a studio jib but while it can handle a decent payload of about 9lbs, you can manage to get a decent load to balance and maintain control of the operation. I give the Genus Mini Jib a thorough test with different camera configurations and push it to the limits. UPDATED with the Genus MoCo motion control system for the Mini Jib started on the bottom of Page 2.

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DP Paul Del Vecchio & BMCC New Firmware

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How the new debayer helped him acheive his film's look

By Brian Hallett | June 28, 2014

Recently, Blackmagic Design released camera firmware 1.8 for all four of their cameras: Cinema Camera, Pocket Camera, Production Camera, and the Studio Camera.  In an interview, New York based DP Paul del Vecchio talks about his work on the indie drama “Trent & Isabella.” and how the new firmware in the Cinema Camera helped him achieve the looks he lock down while on set.  

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Product Review: Genus Elite Matte Box & Bravo Follow Focus MK3

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Professional Filmmaking Gear That Keeps Working

By Jeff Foster | June 27, 2014

I've had the opportunity to use the Genustech cine gear for several months now on a variety of cameras from a Sony EX3, to a Canon 60D to a Blackmagic Design Cinema Cam and a BMD Pocket Cam. Highly adjustable, durable, and travels very well. In one word: Solid.

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What’s New in Final Cut Pro 10.1.2

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By Mark Spencer | June 27, 2014

by Mark Spencer and Steve Martin

 

Introduction

Apple has released its 12th update since launching Final Cut Pro X in June of 2011. While not every release has included new features, 12 updates in 3 years is still quite impressive, and Final Cut Pro X has matured remarkably in... Read More

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Do More While Saving Time and Money with 4K

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An interview with the team from Dawnrunner highlighting their upcoming webinar

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | June 27, 2014

4K has been called everything from a trend to the future of the industry, but no matter what your feelings are it’s not something that you can ignore. Numerous opportunities are created at nearly every stage of production with 4K, and decisions around shooting or not shooting in 4K impact... Read More

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