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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?

When editing a multi-camera shoot in Final Cut Pro X, you first... Read More

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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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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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Adobe at IBC 2014 - the show in review

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Product previews, brilliant customer presentations, and thousands of visitors

By Eric Philpott | September 25, 2014

It felt like summer in Amsterdam, host city for the International Broadcasting Convention, Europe’s largest industry tradeshow. Inside the spacious RAI convention center thousands of visitors came to see the latest in film and broadcast technology – including previews of the next... Read More

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Behind the scenes of “Word Crimes”

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Talented artist uses Adobe After Effects to create fitting typographic animation for parody video

By Michelle Gallina | September 25, 2014

On Tuesday, July 15th, the most shared video on YouTube and Facebook was “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Word Crimes,” a parody of Robin Thicke’s popular “Blurred Lines” single. With more than 12 million YouTube views and climbing, the song is both clever... Read More

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Modern and daring filmmaking

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Ambitious French filmmakers produce their first genre feature film using Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By Meagan Keane | September 24, 2014

The zombie movie genre, which dates back as far as the 1930s, includes dozens of films from comedies to true horror classics. Insolence Productions, created by Anaïs Bertrand in 2009, combines both comedy and horror in a new film for zombie movie enthusiasts, Super Z. After producing nine... Read More

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Wipster Launches New Cloud-Based Collaboration Platform For Media Teams

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Wipster Creates Simple, Elegant Media Review and Approval Experience for Content Creators, Filmmakers, In-House Video Teams

By PVC News Staff | September 24, 2014

Wipster today announced it has successfully completed an extensive beta program and is formally launching its new cloud-based, collaborative video review and approval platform. Created by filmmaker Rollo Wenlock and a team of creative media tech experts, Wipster is a beautifully designed,... Read More

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Useful Tools for Editors: The Denoise Edition

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Remove noise (and other stuff) from both audio and video with some of these tools

By Scott Simmons | September 24, 2014

 

Here we are back again with another round of Useful Tools for Editors. Today there’s a few things that can help reduce the noise in both your audio and your video as well as some options to beauty up your image be it someone’s skin or bringing it into a... Read More

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Ricoh goes after GoPro

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With the Ricoh WG-M1, the company aims to cater for the needs of sports enthusiasts, offering speeds of 120 fps... and WiFi.

By Jose Antunes | September 23, 2014

Although GoPro takes the lead when it comes to action cams, there is still space for other brands to show and sell their models. That explains why Ricoh presented recently their WG-M1, the newest addition to the WG series of cameras for outdoor and underwater activities.

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Creating Final Cut Pro Transitions in Motion

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | September 23, 2014

How do you customize effects in Final Cut Pro X?

That's a question I hear frequently from legacy Final Cut Pro editors. They are used to changing the settings of a built-in effect, then saving the modified version so they can use it again in other projects with all their... Read More

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Product Review: Lightpanels Astra 1x1 LED Light

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Power, expandability, accessories, and a lower price.

By Helmut Kobler | September 22, 2014

The Litepanels Astra is the next-generation 1x1 LED light from the company that invented the first generation. After Litepanels founded the genre, a lot of companies followed its lead with cheaper — and, more lately, competent clones — but the $1350 Astra raises the bar again with dual daylight/tungsten LEDs , high-powered output, DMX expandability and a nice ecosystem of light-shaping accessories. It’s easily the best 1x1 panel I’ve come across. 

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ViewFinder Mark II Review: A Director’s Viewfinder in Your Pocket That You Will Want!

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A mobile, digital viewfinder for your iPhone

By Bobby Marko | September 22, 2014

It was about two years ago I wrote a post about DIRE Studios ViewFinder Cine app for cinematographers and photographers. They had a few variations of this app depending on your wants and features. Earlier this year they totally revamped the app and renamed it ViewFinder Mark II and bundled... Read More

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Shame on you, PBS

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When even PBS uses its flagship programs as advertising backdrops, is it any wonder viewers are dumping OTA TV for OTT VOD?

By Adam Wilt | September 21, 2014

I went back to Ohio  But my pretty countryside  Had been paved down the middle  By a government that had no pride

"My City Was Gone" - Chrissie Hynde, The Pretenders

This past week, PBS aired Ken Burns' latest 7-part... Read More

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Arri Announces 6K 65mm Camera

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Alexa 65

By Brian Hallett | September 21, 2014

The 65mm Alexa rumor is now confirmed.  Arri announces a 6K 65mm Alexa called Alexa 65 with a 54.12 x 25.59 mm (diagonal 59.87 mm) frame which is larger than 65mm film.

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