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Tokina: the New 50-135mm Cinema Lens

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Tokina is clearly expanding their lens line. Now they have a Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 in Canon and PL Mount.

By Jose Antunes | February 16, 2015

Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. announced their new lens for the Tokina Cinema ATX line. The Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 lens created by the engineers from the company offers a highly versatile zoom range in a compact design that is 4K ready.

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Calling Mr. Blue Sky

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Secondary Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X

By Mark Spencer | February 16, 2015

In this Under 5 episode, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates how to boost the color in the sky using Final Cut Pro X's Color Mask and Color Board.

 

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Davinci Resolve: Roundtripping with Final Cut Pro X

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A workflow overview in under 5 minutes

By Mark Spencer | February 16, 2015

In this Under 5 episode, Alexis Van Hurkman from Ripple Training shows you how to export a project out of Final Cut Pro X as an XML, import it into DaVinci Resolve while maintaining the effects and assets of the Final Cut Project, and then send the final result back to Final Cut Pro... Read More

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Day 16 #28daysofquicktips - Talk with your producer about that script

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Today's a bit of a different quicktip. It's about communication.

By Scott Simmons | February 16, 2015

Today’s Quicktip is a user quicktip that comes to us from Jay Doyle. It’s not a tech tip but rather a suggestion and a bit of advice about that script you may have just gotten in your edit suite.

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Accelerated File Uploads for Production & Post

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Using UDP-based transfer protocols to speed file delivery.

By Chris Potter | February 15, 2015

As production and post workflows become increasingly distributed, the ability to send large source files quickly and reliably is becoming more important.

Unfortunately, upload speeds can be a huge bottleneck for people that want to move source files from one place to another over the Internet. Upload speeds aren’t increasing nearly as fast as file sizes. What may possible with HD source files is not possible when you move to a 4K workflow.

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KEEP CALM: The FAA and sUAVs/Drone Rules UPDATED

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Filtering-out the Facts from Fiction & Paranoia (UPDATED 2/15/2015)

By Jeff Foster | February 15, 2015

With the publishing of Jack Nicas and Andy Pasztor's speculative and interpretive article in the Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2014, it seems every news agency, media outlet and publication has totally lost their minds in a fit of hysteria liken to Chicken Little proportions; sparking "end of days" tweets and forum discussions throughout the social mediasphere that has brought on an industry-wide panic akin to Orson Wells' War of the Worlds live broadcast radio play. Let's just stop right there and breathe for a moment - turn off the TV, put down that paper and let's look at some facts... (UPDATED 2/15/2015 with FAA Rule Proposal at bottom of article)

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Day 15 #28daysofquicktips - Sync Folders on a Mac

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A handy function with an incredibly useful utility

By Scott Simmons | February 15, 2015

If there’s one thing that any seasoned post-production professional has on their editing system it’s a lot folders full of files. An essential Macintosh utility is a way to compare folders and, if necessary, update one or the other. This tip might cost you $40.

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Day 14 #28daysofquicktips - The Find in Timeline command in Adobe Premiere Pro

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This will be familiar to FCP7 editors so its inclusion in PPro is great

By Scott Simmons | February 14, 2015

Adobe Premiere Pro CC  recently added a very handy option to the Find command. That option is Find In Timeline and it will let you quickly and easily search out and (more importantly select) many clips at once in the timeline. Oh what a timesaver this can be.

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Sony Expands Trimaster EL Series with First OLED Designed for Pro Video Production

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New BVM-X300 Master Monitor Delivers 4K Resolution, Unequalled High Dynamic Range and Expanded Color Gamut Flexibility

By PVC News Staff | February 13, 2015

Sony’s new BVM-X300 is its first OLED master monitor to combine 4K resolution, High Dynamic Range and a Wide Color Gamut display. The new 30-inch model expands Sony’s Trimaster EL series and provides an OLED option for professional video production applications including color... Read More

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HPA Tech Retreat 2015 - Day 4

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SMPTE, AXF, MPEG-H, lightfield capture, QC, analysis, optimization, and more... even a half-day is chock-full.

By Adam Wilt | February 13, 2015

From SMPTE updates to the speed of future Ethernet and a really-big announcement from Belden's Steve Lampen, plus the post-retreat treat, which – unusually – is not a Mark Schubin confection.

[Updated 13:35 PST: Final]

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BVE 2015: Canon’s 4K Future Starts in London

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NAB 2015 may be the stage for the arrival of the 4K Canon cameras, but this February they look at the future of 4K, in London.

By Jose Antunes | February 13, 2015

Canon will be at the BVE 2015 or Broadcast Video Expo 2015, in London, taking place on the 24th-26th February at the ExCeL London, to showcase their line of Cinema EOS, offer a hands-on live shoot and talk about the future.

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Day 13 #28daysofquicktips - Full Screen Playback Options in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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A flick of a keyboard can get you different full screen playback options

By Scott Simmons | February 13, 2015

Everyone knows the Premiere Pro shortcut that will take a panel full screen when you hit the tilde (`) key. That works great in the Source and Program monitor so you can quickly watch a cut nearly fullscreen. But there's a few other short cuts for full-screen playback that are even better.

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HPA Tech Retreat 2015 - Day 3

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Acquisition, creative intent, the cloud, not your mama's post, and more

By Adam Wilt | February 12, 2015

At the Tech retreat today: technical aspects of 4K capture, grading colorspaces, ACES 1.0, and... wait for it... drones for dummies!

[Update 19:15 PST: Final again (save for any additional corrections); added missing Josh Pines preso and "Snowflakes to Standards" panel; added closing... Read More

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Conservation International increases environmental awareness through visual storytelling

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Environmental conservancy uses Adobe Creative Cloud to highlight impact of projects around the world

By Meagan Keane | February 12, 2015

Building upon a foundation of science, partnership, and fieldwork, Conservation International (CI) seeks global solutions to problems that threaten the health of the planet’s ecosystems. The visual storytelling team at CI uses video as a primary way to communicate how the... Read More

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Edelkrone: The End of the PocketSERIES

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Edelkrone is putting an end to their PocketSERIES, and they’ve a clearance sale on products for cinematographers.

By Jose Antunes | February 12, 2015

Every ending is a new beginning... The cryptic message from Edelkrone on social media is now explained. The company has a clearance sale on their PocketSERIES.

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Flex-Tilt Head, a Tripod Head for DSLRs

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Conceived with DSLRs in mind, the Edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head is, according to the company, the ultimate camera head solution.

By Jose Antunes | February 12, 2015

Presented as a new product in Edelkrone’s line, and available from the end of February at a price of $99, the Edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head is a small tripod head with a difference. It allows to lift, flex and tilt cameras the size of a professional DSLR or similar (up to 2.5 Kg) easily and can be used on its own. Edelkrone says it is the world's first camera head that can do more!

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Day 12 #28daysofquicktips - Clean up the Adobe Premiere Pro Viewing Monitors

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Turn off a few settings for a much cleaner look

By Scott Simmons | February 12, 2015

If you remember the early days of Premiere Pro you probably remember what a cluttered interface the application had. It was rather ugly and not very well thought out. Buttons, switches and dials were everywhere. The modern Adobe Premiere Pro CC is much cleaner but you can clean up the viewing monitors even more.

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Nikon Creates D750 Filmmaker’s Kit

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After testing waters with their D810 Cinema Filmmaker’s Kit, Nikon now releases a similar kit for their D750 DSLR.

By Jose Antunes | February 11, 2015

For users who are looking to take advantage of the Nikon D750’s advanced video capabilities, Nikon is now offering a Filmmaker’s Kit that includes everything needed to get started in the world of cinema, as they did with the Nikon D810.

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HPA Tech Retreat 2015 - Day 2

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Year in Review; Washington Update; UHD; CES; Broadcasters, and more

By Adam Wilt | February 11, 2015

 

From Mark Schubin's Intro and Year in Review, through Pete Putman's CES Review, it's day 2 of the Tech Retreat. Plus, we get to debate integer vs. fractional frame rates again, a topic that will never die.

[Updated 18:58 PST: Final except for fixups.]

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Key Code Media Bolsters Technical Expertise, To Solve Today’s Broadcast & Post Issues

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By PVC News Staff | February 11, 2015

To support the growing IT challenges broadcast, post production, and corporate video face today, Key Code Media is strengthening its technical staff. With a focus in live production, collaborative editorial, storage/archive, media management, and content delivery, we are bringing on multiple... Read More

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