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Media Composer 101 - Lesson 5 - Bins part 1

Media Composer 101 - Lesson 5 - Bins part 1

Let's get back to basics with the start of a multi-part look at Bins in Media Composer

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | November 27, 2014

Let's get back to basics and take a look at bins inside of Media Composer.  This first of a multi-part lesson will give you a good running start, so you can start organizing yourself lightning quick!

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Festival of Short Films Accepts Mobile Devices

Media Composer 101 - Lesson 5 - Bins part 1

JamesonNotodofilmfest begins a new edition that will distribute more than $58,000 in prizes. Mobile devices are accepted.

By Jose Antunes | November 27, 2014

Since 2001, the JamesonNotodofilmfest, one of multiple film festivals associated with the Jameson Irish Whiskey, has given young people a chance to show their film projects. This year any creator armed with a Smartphone may show there is no limit to their creativity and aspire to win a prize in the new category: Mobile Devices.

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Find Out What It Means to Create Cinematic VR Content for the Oculus Rift

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Tune in for a live webinar where the unique challenges of cinematic VR are discussed in-depth

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 25, 2014

Greg Downing, CTO of Santa Monica based VR studio xRez, is a pioneer in the cinematic virtual reality (VR) space. His company specializes in image-based 3D technologies that have been applied on various projects at xRez for the last seven years. He’s working to change the way... Read More

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Black Friday Sales Announced at Videoguys.com

Media Composer 101 - Lesson 5 - Bins part 1

Free Shipping and 5% Off all orders plus a free gift with purchase on orders over $500 now through Cyber Monday

By videoguys.com | November 25, 2014

Glen Cove, NY – Videoguys.com has been one of the leading sources for video editing and production equipment for more than 25 years and has built a reputation for having great prices all year round but, like many others, they kick off the holiday... Read More

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How to Train Focus Pulling With a DSLR

Media Composer 101 - Lesson 5 - Bins part 1

Independent videographers are, many times, the DP and the AC or Focus Puller of their own productions. Better know how to do it.

By Jose Antunes | November 25, 2014

When we see a movie, the last thing we think about is definition... until it is not there. That’s why Focus Pullers are important. One recent example is Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar movie. Some out of focus scenes in Interstellar originated a series of comments on the web about the importance of precise focus and the work of the first AC or Focus Puller. Whether it was on purpose or by accident, the importance of focus precision on movies became evident.

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Dear Vimeo: Before supporting 4K, please prioritize this more urgent need

Media Composer 101 - Lesson 5 - Bins part 1

Many people are requesting 4K on Vimeo, but there’s something easier that is needed much more urgently.

By Allan Tépper | November 24, 2014

It is clear from the buzz in forums that many people are obsessed about having Vimeo offer 4K, whether it be the UHD (Ultra HD) version or the larger DCI version. However, there is something much more urgent for Vimeo to support, which is both easier and a higher priority than either of the 4K requests because it immediately affects many more video producers who already have multiple years of footage, and countless more viewers already own a proper screen for it.

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The case of the white t-shirt

Media Composer 101 - Lesson 5 - Bins part 1

An assortment of analogies to help understand the video production business

By ChrisZwar | November 24, 2014

In an earlier article I said that when I began my career, I found business issues more difficult to understand than any software or hardware matters.  This article elaborates on some of those issues, and presents several different analogies to help you think about you and your business... Read More

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Creating, Promoting and Utilizing Corporate Video Content

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An interview about the ins and outs of corporate video content using 4K, YouTube and more

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 23, 2014

As companies and organizations of all sizes realize the importance of a digital presence, video professionals have the opportunity to create video content which enables those companies and organizations to establish and build that presence. Digital content is becoming incredibly relevant in... Read More

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Sony PXW-X180 Camera Review

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1080 60p, Variable ND, and a load of great features found in this versatile hand-held camera.

By Brian Hallett | November 23, 2014

Just when you thought 1/3 inch cameras were on the way out, Sony goes ahead and makes a versatile hand-held camera with quite a few surprisingly good features.  From professional codecs, great slow-motion capabilities and a ND filter upgrade that really needs to be included in all of Sony's cameras. 

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Installing and editing with Final Cut Pro 7 on a new Macbook Pro with Yosemite

Media Composer 101 - Lesson 5 - Bins part 1

The lack of a DVD drive and a new OS hasn't stopped FCP Classic

By Scott Simmons | November 23, 2014

It had been well over a year since I saw my good friend and longtime business partner Final Cut Pro 7 but this week saw the opportunity request to open it back up and work on a music video. Rather than try to convince the production to move to something else (believe me, I’ve tried) I jumped in! Then I noticed I needed to install it on my laptop … that doesn’t have a DVD drive. Nor do I have an external one. It’s still possible and you can even update to 7.0.3. 

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Making sound visible through Cymatics

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Someday sound will be important in providing cues in visualizations

By Rich Young | November 23, 2014

Cymatics, the study of wave phenomena (often of material media on a vibrating substrate), was popularized by Swiss MD Hans Jenny (1904-1972). Though often discussed in the context of "new age" ideas, DIY techies and artists have expanded interest in the phenomena.

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SmartView 4K monitor: like a DreamColor monitor with built-in Teranex?

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SmartView 4K monitor features built-in 3D LUTs, Teranex scaler, and more.

By Allan Tépper | November 22, 2014

At IBC in Amsterdam, Blackmagic showed its US$1995 SmartView 4K (Ultra HD) monitor, which features built-in 3D LUTs, Teranex scaler, adjustable on screen markers, H/V delay, blue only, 12G-SDI inputs, and more. Many readers may immediately imagine that the SmartView 4K might be a direct competitor to an HP DreamColor. I conducted a short interview about some of its yet unpublished specs. Let’s see in which respects it’s like a DreamColor, and in which it isn’t.

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Video Production in an UltraHD World Premiere Pro CC & the GoPro CineForm Codec

Media Composer 101 - Lesson 5 - Bins part 1

By Dave Helmly | November 21, 2014

UltraHD is here to stay as more and more consumers demand content that makes them feel like they are part of an experience. Some analysts think that by the end of 2018, 10% of American households will have 4K capable TVs and by the end of 2024, that number could reach 50%. That means that... Read More

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New EIZO 31-inch 4K Monitor Self-Calibrates

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The ColorEdge CG318-4K is a 31-inch monitor with 4K (4096 x 2160) native resolution and able to self-calibrate.

By Jose Antunes | November 21, 2014

Designed for media & entertainment fields like cinema and broadcasting that need increasingly high-resolution formats and require appropriate display solutions for 2D and 3D CGI (computer-generated imagery), visual effects, compositing, and color grading, the ColorEdge CG318-4K  from EIZO Corporation offers an effective resolution of 4096 x 2160, in accordance with the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives). Built so it can be used for both editing and reference work, it is also ideal for photographers and printers requiring a monitor with a high resolution and pixel density.

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Media Composer 101 - Advanced - Reformatting your Footage

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This lesson will help you format your 4x3 footage correctly, inside your 16x9 timeline!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | November 20, 2014

We're heading back to the mailbag to answer another viewer question, and it's one that throws people for a loop a lot of the time, and that is getting your SD footage to look correct in your HD 16x timeline.

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PowerDirector 13 Supports XAVC-S and H.265

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The new version of Cyberlink's PowerDirector video editor reaches the age of 13 and offers new features.

By Jose Antunes | November 20, 2014

The support for XAVC-S, the latest open standard for 4K and HD videos is on top on the list of features present in the new PowerDirector 13 (it was only available for PowerDirector 12 through an update). For those aiming to import XAVC-S videos and produce MP4 videos up to 3840x2160/60p, this is a viable option for a cost under $100. In fact, the version Ultra, which costs $ 74.99, already offers support for XAVC-S. So, if you’re buying, do not go for the cheapest version, Deluxe, which does not offer this new feature.

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Blackmagic URSA Gets 80fps

Media Composer 101 - Lesson 5 - Bins part 1

Firmware Update 1.9.9

By Brian Hallett | November 20, 2014

Blackmagic updates the URSA to firmware 1.9.9 giving the camera quite a few more options and making it a more user friendly camera for shooters.  

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Coming Soon: Veydras Micro 4/3 Cinema Primes

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Dedicated cine primes will improve cine-style workflows for MFT cameras

By Adam Wilt | November 19, 2014

Los Angeles lensmen Ryan Avery (formerly with Schneider Optics) and Jim Zhang (a behind-the-scenes designer for the likes of Century Optics, Chrosziel, and 16x9) have teamed up to build the “Veydra” line of Micro 4/3 Cinema Lenses.

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Amadeus Pro, Audio Hijack, Sole Giménez and CapicúaFM

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How I used several Mac audio apps to produce the latest episode of CapicúaFM

By Allan Tépper | November 19, 2014

Previously, I described how to produce a podcast live-to-drive using BossJock Studio with an automatic mixer (article links ahead). However, that isn’t practical when you’re interviewing a Spaniard singer/songwriter like Sole Giménez (ex-Presuntos Implicados) about her latest album via an international phone call, and also want to intertwine pieces of her own music based upon her sometimes unexpected responses. Ahead is the workflow and the final recording I used with CapicúaFM’s latest episode, including many of the audio apps used.

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