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Film Convert Opens Cinematography Competition

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If you've a short film you want to share, why not enter the competition from Film Convert? There are $6000 in prizes.

By Jose Antunes | October 01, 2014

There is a simple rule to participate in this cinematography competition: you need to grade your film with Film Convert, a software said to convert your digital footage in the timeless and romantic look of analog film. If you do not own the program, it does not matter: you can download a trial version and use it to grade your film and enter the competition.

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Email Marketing For Freelancers - Why You Need A Mailing List

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By Dan Carr | September 30, 2014

I started off this series of posts last month with a look at simplified accounting for freelancers, using FreshBooks.  This month I want to talk about an incredibly powerful, yet highly underused marketing tool, the email newsletter.

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Premiere Pro News Notes #10

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By Rich Young | September 30, 2014

Here's another collection of news on tutorials, tips, and related tools assorted with Adobe Premiere Pro. Things have been a little slower, perhaps in anticipation of a Creative Cloud update, though paywall training courses saw several new releases.

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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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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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OFFICIAL: GoPro HERO4 Lineup Announcement!

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The New Lineup of GoPro Cameras Now Includes Real 4K/24-30fps Capability, Built-in Touchscreen and Overall Improved Performance

By Jeff Foster | September 29, 2014

Beyond the leaks, rumors and speculation over the past month, we've got the official press release directly from GoPro this morning, complete with images and a great new launch video. This lineup of cameras is truly impressive and we'll be sharing a hands-on review with you shortly as well.

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Product Review: 3D Robotics RTF Y6 Multicopter

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Precision, Power and Autonomous Flight Control

By Jeff Foster | September 27, 2014

Beyond traditional smaller quadcopter designs on the market, the usual choice for an upgrade is a hex or octocopter... but the form factor of 6 motors and props on the three-armed "Y" formation of the 3D Robotics RTF Y6 airframe provides not only good stability in windy conditions, but a hotrod of a UAV capable of over 55mph and some truly impressive video footage. But hold on - this sucker can really FLY!

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Review: iZotope RX 4

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World Class Noise Reduction Tools

By Woody Woodhall | September 26, 2014

A few years back, audio plug in developer iZotope, changed the landscape of digital audio restoration with their groundbreaking software, RX. Several years and several iterations later they’ve released their latest and greatest restoration bundles yet - RX4 and RX4 Advanced.

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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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