RSS

Pro Video Coalition

Making sound visible through Cymatics

cymatics particles visual music visualization

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 pioneered by Swiss scientist Hans Jenny (1904-1972). Though often discussed in the context of "new age" ideas, DIY techies and artists have expanded interest in the phenomena.

Read More

0 Comments

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

cymatics particles visual music visualization

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

0 Comments

New EIZO 31-inch 4K Monitor Self-Calibrates

cymatics particles visual music visualization

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.

Read More

0 Comments

Media Composer 101 - Advanced - Reformatting your Footage

cymatics particles visual music visualization

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.

Read More

0 Comments

PowerDirector 13 Supports XAVC-S and H.265

cymatics particles visual music visualization

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.

Read More

0 Comments

Advertisement

Blackmagic URSA Gets 80fps

cymatics particles visual music visualization

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.  

Read More

0 Comments

Coming Soon: Veydras Micro 4/3 Cinema Primes

cymatics particles visual music visualization

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.

Image... Read More

0 Comments

Amadeus Pro, Audio Hijack, Sole Giménez and CapicúaFM

cymatics particles visual music visualization

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.

Read More

0 Comments

Moving “Tracks” in Final Cut Pro X

cymatics particles visual music visualization

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | November 19, 2014

How do you select all "tracks" in Final Cut Pro X, and do you even need to?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training helps us understand how approaching Final Cut Pro X from the perspective of legacy editing applications can hinder our ability to get... Read More

0 Comments

Ask an Expert: OS Upgrade Issues, Retiming Animations within Titles and Camera/TV Combos

cymatics particles visual music visualization

This month in the ProVideo Coalition Mailbag

By The ProVideo Coalition | November 18, 2014

In our November 2014 Mailbag, readers asked questions about how to solve their OS upgrade issues, retiming animations within titles, what might be a good camera/TV combo and plenty more. Mark Spencer and Jose Antunes offered their insights and get specific about how readers can solve these... Read More

0 Comments

AJA Announces Ship Date for the CION Production Camera

cymatics particles visual music visualization

Now Accepting Orders from Worldwide Reseller Channel

By PVC News Staff | November 18, 2014

 AJA Video Systems today announced that the company has started accepting orders for the new CION production camera, with an anticipated initial ship date by the end of December. CION is both ergonomic and lightweight with unparalleled connectivity, and is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD... Read More

0 Comments

Showcasing breathtaking mountains and raw athleticism

cymatics particles visual music visualization

Epic freeskiing and snowboarding tour improves video workflow and productivity with Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | November 18, 2014

The Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face (FWT) is the top big mountain freeskiing and snowboarding tour in the world. FWT doesn’t deal with artificial jumps and groomed slopes. Athletes use the entire slope, including overhangs and cliff-faces, choosing their own path down the... Read More

0 Comments

Jeff Brue engineers production pipeline for “Gone Girl”

cymatics particles visual music visualization

Post-production engineer combines hardware and software to bring VFX closer to editorial

By Meagan Keane | November 17, 2014

Jeff Brue founded Open Drives four years ago to design storage solutions for the media and entertainment industry. Working with top filmmakers in Hollywood provided a great test base and enabled the company to push its storage technology to new heights. Having previously worked with David... Read More

0 Comments

The Last Patrol: Filmed with a Canon EOS C300

cymatics particles visual music visualization

The Last Patrol, the third installment of a trilogy of war documentaries, was shot with Canon EOS C300.

By Jose Antunes | November 17, 2014

The Last Patrol, which premiered on HBO on November 10, 2014, is the third installment of Academy Award-Nominated director Sebastian Junger and cinematographer Rudy Valdez trilogy of war documentaries, which includes Restrepo and Korengal. The filmakers relied on the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema camera to capture The Last Patrol.

Read More

0 Comments

UPDATE: DJI Announces the Inspire 1 sUAV

cymatics particles visual music visualization

A New Form Factor for Professional Aerial Videography

By Jeff Foster | November 16, 2014

At 4:30pm PST November 12, 2014, DJI launched a new concept in sUAV design specifically for the professional aerial videographer and photographer. I was happy to be invited to this special event with a few of my colleagues and share the specifics around this new aerial craft with you. *LATEST UPDATE 11/16

Read More

0 Comments

Last Chance to Register for the 6K Post-Production Workflow Webinar

cymatics particles visual music visualization

Join us on Monday for a free webinar presented by HP and Intel

By PVC News Staff | November 15, 2014

David Fincher’s new film, Gone Girl, employed the first 6K real-time review pipeline in any feature film production. It was the first feature film to be cut on Adobe Premiere and needed to employ an incredibly advanced technical workflow to handle huge amounts of data. Various people with... Read More

0 Comments

Want to see 4K editing in Media Composer before its release?

cymatics particles visual music visualization

Avid is very excited about the impending release of the next version of Media Composer, and wants everyone to see it!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | November 14, 2014

And no, I’m not breaking any embargoes, NDA’s or anything like that.  Avid is very excited about the impending release of the next version of Media Composer, and officially wants everyone to see it, and get excited about it as well.

Read More

0 Comments

Cinema 4D and After Effects Interaction: Exploring Cineware

cymatics particles visual music visualization

Cineware and Other 3D Renders In After Effects

By Dorian Heller | November 14, 2014

My name is Dorian Heller and I’m Seattle-based motion designer and visual fx artist. I’ve done work for Microsoft and several other companies with deadline driven deliverables. Therefore, it’s imperative for my work to look professional and also be efficient. This can mean... Read More

0 Comments

Peter Mavromates helps orchestrate new workflow for Fincher’s “Gone Girl”

cymatics particles visual music visualization

Post-production supervisor pushes quality and guides integration using Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | November 13, 2014

In the past decade, Peter Mavromates has worked on more than a dozen feature films, as well as a few TV series, generally serving as post-production supervisor. One thing that many of his projects have in common is the director: David Fincher. Mavromates knows that working with Fincher means... Read More

0 Comments