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A Simple Suction Cup for Your DSLR

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The Manfrotto Suction Cup 241V is a simple solution for mounting your camera inside or outside a moving car.

By Jose Antunes | July 21, 2014

Usable as a camera support to shoot through a car window or windshield, the Manfrotto Suction Cup 241V is also usable on a car bonnet, for video capture on the move. Or for some unique photographs or time-lapse!

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Canon EOS C500 at 150mph

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Shane Hurlbut explains, in a long interview at CPN, why the Canon EOS C500 was chosen as the key camera for "Need for Speed".

By Jose Antunes | July 18, 2014

The Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut is well versed in the use of Canon systems by now. Considered a pioneer in digital cinematography, he started with the Canon 5D Mark II in "Act of Valor" and his comments after using it have, surely, helped Canon to sell the system.

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Capturing the pulse of the capital

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Video production company wins clients with outstanding time-lapse photography and videos developed using Adobe Creative Cloud

By Michelle Gallina | July 17, 2014

Over the course of 12 years, Drew Geraci’s has gone from being a photographer’s mate on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to a sought-after time-lapse photographer and videographer. After leaving the U.S. Navy, Geraci worked as a multimedia producer for the Washington Times before his... Read More

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Blackmagic Adds New ProRes Options To Their Cameras

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Longer Record Times

By Brian Hallett | July 17, 2014

Blackmagic announces camera firmware 1.8.2 which adds three Apple ProRes formats to three of their cameras.  Meaning longer record times with significantly smaller file sizes.  

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Choosing a Pole for Aerial Video

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With drones starting to be "grounded" by legislation, it may be a good idea to look for alternatives like Pole Aerial Video.

By Jose Antunes | July 17, 2014

It started out as PAP, for Pole Aerial Photography, but now it also is PAV, or Pole Aerial Video. It's a technique that allows you to create images that have an aerial look, although they are taken from the ground. It's a low altitude video solution for your DSLR or smaller camera.

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Review: iRig Pro preamp/A>D from IK Multimedia

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Use the iRig Pro confidently as a mic preamp, an A>D converter, or both simultaneously.

By Allan Tépper | July 16, 2014

Although I have reviewed many audio preamps and A>D (analog-to-digital) converters, the iRig Pro I am covering here is truly unique for several reasons, two of which are why I purposefully excluded it from my recent roundup of five other preamp + A>D devices for iOS. Ahead you’ll learn everything I love about the iRig Pro for both audio and video, yet why I still can’t recommended the iRig Recorder app for video producers.

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Half-Priced Pocket Cinema Camera

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A Steal of a Deal

By Brian Hallett | July 16, 2014

The Pocket Cinema Camera goes on the discount sales shelf if only for a limited time. If you want to take advantage of the deal then you better hurry this sale goes until August 31st or until they run out of supplies.

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Pinnacle Studio for iPad to add missing framerates & 48 kHz!

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The developer has committed to adding non-integer framerates and standard audio sampling.

By Allan Tépper | July 16, 2014

Last month, I published an article covering improvements in Pinnacle Studio for iPad, which is a video editing app which was originally an Avid product. At the same time, I made some constructive criticisms to the lack of non-integer framerates and proper 48 kHz. I am now delighted to let you know that the developer has committed to adding all of those. Ahead are the details.

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Taking Flight: Drone Photography & Videography Workshop

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2-Day Online Streaming Video Workshop on CreativeLive

By Jeff Foster | July 15, 2014

Whether you're new to Aerial Photography/Videography and looking for how to get started, or have some experience and want to see how to get more out of your productions or take it to the next level, then this online streaming video workshop may be just the help you're looking for!

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Top-flight videos fuel the JetBlue brand

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Airline’s in-house video team uses Adobe Creative Cloud to tell stories that engage and inspire crewmembers and customers

By Meagan Keane | July 15, 2014

JetBlue Airways began flying in 2000 with a promise “to bring humanity back to air travel.”  That commitment is the backbone of the airline’s external brand, as well as its internal culture; JetBlue’s workers are “crewmembers,” whether they’re... Read More

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Inexpensive balanced XLR lavalier microphone test

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Can you really get a pair of balanced XLR lavalier mics for under US$100?

By Allan Tépper | July 15, 2014

If you have ever priced lavalier microphones with balanced XLR connections, you know that they typically cost upwards of US$150 each, and sometimes can cost more than double that price. However, my friend María found a package deal where she was able to receive not one, but two balanced XLR lavalier microphones for well under US$100, which means that each mic cost less than US$50. Ahead you’ll get to hear four recorded tests and make your own conclusion about the quality.

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Finder Logging for Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 15, 2014

I can log my footage in the Finder?

Yes, that is now possible thanks to a new feature in the 10.1.2 update to Final Cut Pro X which imports Finder Tags as keyword collections.

In Mavericks, you can now assign metadata to any file in the Finder with Finder Tags - an... Read More

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Inventing the non-linear edit suite

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How five different products were created from five different philosophies

By ChrisZwar | July 15, 2014

If you're developing a groundbreaking new product, where do you start?  The desktop video revolution was driven by the emergence of non-linear editing systems running on home computers, but adapting them for video production was a gradual process.  The products that were being... Read More

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Once in a lifetime experience in Brazil

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By Dave McGavran | July 14, 2014

As a senior engineering manager at Adobe, I’ve been very lucky to visit broadcasters, post houses, and other customers all around the world. I really appreciate learning about how customers use our products and what types of content they produce. Getting to know the people and the... Read More

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Rampant Design’s 4K Flares

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Working in a 4K environment

By Brian Hallett | July 14, 2014

Rampant Design moves into the 4K fray with their new 4K and 5K flares and smoke effects.  Designed as easy to use drag and drop effects for editors, motion/visual effects creatives.

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Premiere Pro World Conference: Robbie Carman

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A 60-Second Premiere Pro Tip

By Bruce A Johnson | July 13, 2014

Robbie Carman is an editor who operates Amigo Media. Here's his favorite 60-second Premiere Pro tip.

 

 

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Premiere Pro World Conference: Luisa Winters

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A 60-Second Premiere Pro Tip

By Bruce A Johnson | July 13, 2014

Luisa Winters is an editor and clinician from the East Coast of the USA.  Here is her favorite 60-second Premiere Pro tip.

 

 

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Premiere Pro World Conference: Eran Stern

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A 60-Second Premiere Pro Tip

By Bruce A Johnson | July 13, 2014

Eran Stern is a special effects artist from Israel.  Here's his favorite quick Premiere Pro tip.

 

 

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Premiere Pro World Conference: Jeff Greenberg

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A 60-Second Premiere Pro Tip

By Bruce A Johnson | July 13, 2014

Jeff Greenberg is a well-known author and Adobe clinician.  Here's his favorite quick Premiere Pro tip. After you watch this one, click here to find TWENTY more.  Thanks Jeff!

 

 

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Premiere Pro World Conference: Gary Adcock

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A 60-Second Premiere Pro Tip

By Bruce A Johnson | July 13, 2014

Gary Adcock is a director, editor and DIT operating out of his company Studio 37 in Chicago.  Here is one of the things he loves about Adobe Premiere Pro.

 

 

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