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Preparation is Key

By Woody Woodhall | July 27, 2014

Some picture editors say “I don’t do sound.”  Other picture editors storm into the bay and insist that as much of their edits, effects and automation as possible from their AAF remain so that their “audio doesn’t get screwed up.”  I am much more... Read More

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ProAm USA Aims to Bring its CarryOn Jib to Market Through a New Kickstarter Campaign

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A new trend for filmmaking tools manufacturers to get products to market

By Jeff Foster | July 24, 2014

Filmmaker Jonathan Baty of ProAm USA taps into the Kickstarter filmmaking community to help launch the CarryOn Jib, the most compact, lightest camera crane of its kind.

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014.0.1 - the biggest little update you’ll see today

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Minor in number but a few major enhancements for offline to online delivery

By Scott Simmons | July 24, 2014

It seems like only yesterday that Adobe updated Premiere Pro CC to the 2014 version. Well check your updaters because now we have version 2014.0.1. The nomenclature is minor but there’s a couple of big editing enhancements that those who have been wanting them will be thrilled with.

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Radiant Images Creates Simple and Effective Solutions for Filmmakers of Every Size

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An interview with Sinclair Fleming , Director of Engineering at Radiant Images

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | July 24, 2014

Radiant Images is solution-oriented rental house singularly focused on advancing cinematography. At Cine Gear they showcased their Novo action camera accessories and a wide selection of custom camera stabilizers for attendees.  Their focus on simplicity in design and operation and ease of... Read More

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Blackmagic Production Camera Gets A New “Heads Up Display”

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Audio Meters, Time Remaining & Histogram

By Brian Hallett | July 24, 2014

Blackmagic release firmware 1.9 with a new "heads up display." To say the new features found in firmware 1.9 is good news is a massive understatement.  If you own or shoot with a Blackmagic Production Camera download this firmware as quickly as possible, because these features will only make capturing great footage and sound easier.

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Assure ALL Your Audio is Legal

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While audio in video is not only music, music is an important part for new videographers. Be sure to use only legal music!

By Jose Antunes | July 23, 2014

The note "Disputed third party matched content" will be the first sign that YouTube considers you audio to be used without permission

When starting in videography with a DSLR, the main problem a newcomer has is with sound. DSLR's excel at image but are absolute crap when it comes to sound, either monaural or stereo. So, the first option for someone starting on this path is to skip the sound recording at the source and think of some background music or sounds to add to the video afterwards. Choose your music widely.

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Inspiring Hate and Love with Sharks and Tornadoes…Again!

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An interview with Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One director Anthony C. Ferrante

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | July 22, 2014

Although the Syfy channel has been producing original movies since 2001 (when it was known as the Sci-Fi channel), it’s safe to say that none of them have made an impact like the original Sharknado. When it first aired in the summer of 2013, the movie drew 1.4 Million viewers... Read More

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Finding Unused Clips in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 22, 2014

 

Did I use that clip already?

Continuing their exploration of new features introduced in the 10.1.2 update to Final Cut Pro X, this week on MacBreak Studio Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training demonstrate the expanded capacity to filter and build... Read More

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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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