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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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Preparing for Cinema 4D Lite v2.0

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How not to lose your current presets when you upgrade

By Chris and Trish Meyer | September 30, 2014

Adobe pre-announced many of the new features for the next version of After Effects CC 2014 at the just-passed IBC show. One of the big additions will be upgrading Cineware and Cinema 4D Lite - the 3D modeling and animation program that comes bundled with After Effects CC - to version 2.0, based on Maxon’s Cinema 4D R16 (Cinema 4D Lite is based on R14).

This is mostly great news, as this means a ton of new features for us After Effects CC users (see the series of movies Maxon posted on their Cineversity site for R15 and R16). However, some of these updates have obsoleted older features, which in turn means some of the currently provided factory presets for C4D Lite may be lost. Read on to learn how to proactively set these aside so you can still access them when the next update indeed happens.

 

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Shatter glass in After Effects

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By Rich Young | September 30, 2014

The easiest way to simulate shattered or broken glass in After Effects is with Shatter, an older 8-bit per channel plug-in that ships with After Effects. Originally developed by Brian Maffitt under the Atomic Power banner, Shatter is mostly used for shattering glass, brick walls, puzzles, and so forth, but also used to generate 3D text or shape blocks. But there are other options available if Shatter doesn't work for your needs.

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Intel’s New Processor Speeds Up Video Rendering

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Intel's fastest processor is available now and it can drastically reduce the time to render video. But you need to pay the price

By Jose Antunes | September 30, 2014

Intel's new consumer processor is not on the same league as their Xeon chips, those used in workstations, but the Haswell-E is the fastest processor many working videographers may need, at a much lower price than the Xeon costs. Recent tests show results that may surprise everybody. The entry level processor costs close to $400.

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Multi-screen Multicam in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | September 30, 2014

 

Putting the Angle Viewer into the Timeline?

That is essentially what Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to do in this week's episode of MacBreak Studio. So why would you want to?

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The Time is Now For Upgrading your Avid!

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By videoguys.com | September 29, 2014

The Time is Now For Upgrading your Avid! Videoguys by Gary Bettan Videoguys has put together this little FAQ to better explain the upgrade options for Avid editors

The Time is Now for Upgrading your Avid! At IBC this week Avid announced a new version of Media... Read More

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OFFICIAL: GoPro HERO4 Lineup Announcement!

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The New Lineup of GoPro Cameras Now Includes Real 4K/24-30fps Capability, Built-in Touchscreen and Overall Improved Performance

By Jeff Foster | September 29, 2014

Beyond the leaks, rumors and speculation over the past month, we've got the official press release directly from GoPro this morning, complete with images and a great new launch video. This lineup of cameras is truly impressive and we'll be sharing a hands-on review with you shortly as well.

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Product Review: 3D Robotics RTF Y6 Multicopter

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Precision, Power and Autonomous Flight Control

By Jeff Foster | September 27, 2014

Beyond traditional smaller quadcopter designs on the market, the usual choice for an upgrade is a hex or octocopter... but the form factor of 6 motors and props on the three-armed "Y" formation of the 3D Robotics RTF Y6 airframe provides not only good stability in windy conditions, but a hotrod of a UAV capable of over 55mph and some truly impressive video footage. But hold on - this sucker can really FLY!

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Review: iZotope RX 4

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World Class Noise Reduction Tools

By Woody Woodhall | September 26, 2014

A few years back, audio plug in developer iZotope, changed the landscape of digital audio restoration with their groundbreaking software, RX. Several years and several iterations later they’ve released their latest and greatest restoration bundles yet - RX4 and RX4 Advanced.

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Anura: The Dream of a Pocketable Drone

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AeriCam wants to build a pocket-sized drone designed for consumers and able to travel with the user whenever, wherever, 24/7.

By Jose Antunes | September 26, 2014

AeriCam Anura–Pocket size Drone24/7 is a new project on Kickstarter, with pre-order available from mid-October 2014. The new project from AeriCam will be pocketable and controllable through a smartphone. AeriCam expects the price to be under $200.

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Lightworks Version 12 is Now Available

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Lightworks version 12 offers new features, making it faster, more powerful and easier to use. A FREE version is also available!

By Jose Antunes | September 26, 2014

Lightworks 12 is finally available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X - making Lightworks the first professional tri-platform NLE in history. Also, as a result of Lightworks' intelligent software architecture, new features and fixes for all three versions will be available virtually at the same time, barring operating system-specific issues.

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