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By videoguys.com | October 16, 2014

Videoguys.com Announces Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams Upgrade, 2-Year Rate Lock, and Special Multi-Seat Prices for 5 or more users

Now it is more affordable than ever to set-up your entire... Read More

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Behind the Workflow and Post-Production Process of Gone Girl

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An interview with Gone Girl post engineer Jeff Brue and assistant editor Tyler Nelson

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 15, 2014

David Fincher’s latest feature film, Gone Girl, was shot in 6K and reviewed in a full 4K pipeline. It’s the first feature film to be cut on Adobe Premiere and needed to employ an incredibly advanced technical workflow to handle all of the data and ensure there... Read More

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PVC at AES 2014 - The Amazing Nucleus Board from Solid State Logic

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An all-in-one solution for anyone who wants to record, track and mix

By Woody Woodhall | October 15, 2014

In a world filled with computers replacing the desk and shelf space of mixing consoles and recorders, there have been a number of solutions over the years to address the tactile connection to the audio that mixers and sound engineers require. Avid has rolled out a number of controllers over the... Read More

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Biscardi Creative Media combines experience, storytelling, and heart

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Full-service video production firm realizes efficiencies and plans for the future with Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | October 15, 2014

Walter Biscardi Jr. has worked with nearly every NLE during his long and successful career. He started editing in 1990 at CNN and was one of the network’s first Avid editors. In 1995, he moved to Foxwoods Resort Casino, designed a new production facility around Media 100, and then started... Read More

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Ask an Expert: How to Market Yourself, Applying a LUT and Using the Angle Editor in FCPX

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This month in the ProVideo Coalition Mailbag

By The ProVideo Coalition | October 14, 2014

In our October 2014 Mailbag, readers asked questions about editing clips from different angles, the best approach to LUTs, Premiere Pro logistics and plenty more. Art Adams, Bruce Johnson, Scott Simmons and Adam Wilt weighed in to answer most of the questions this month, and you can see what they all have to say below.

If you have any questions you’d like to see our writers answer in an upcoming mailbag or as a Roundtable article, email them to us at ask@provideocoalition.com or tweet us with the hashtag #askpvc to have your question answered by an expert.

 

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First Look: Hands-on with the GoPro HERO4 Black

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Actual Results and Dispelling Misconceptions for Aerial Videographers

By Jeff Foster | October 14, 2014

Since the announcement of the flagship camera in GoPro's new HERO4 lineup, I get to give the HERO4 Black a test with several devices and gimbals to see how it compares to the HERO3+ and share my initial results.

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Interactive Title Design in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | October 14, 2014

Did you know you can do interactive, realtime title design directly inside Final Cut Pro X?

This is the subject we tackle in this week's edition of MacBreak Studio. While Motion is the primary companion application for creating motion graphics for editors using Final Cut... Read More

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I Need You but Can’t Pay You: 4 Things to Remember When Asking for Free Work

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By Bobby Marko | October 14, 2014

We've all been there! The all too familiar passion projects - ie: short films, documentaries, even feature films. When we create these projects we know in order to pull them off, we have to invite others to get the vision, to hopefully be as passionate about the project as we are, all in... Read More

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PVC at AES 2014 - Exciting New Products from Lectrosonics

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Check out the details of the new L-series products

By Woody Woodhall | October 13, 2014

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) had their 137th International Convention this past week in Los Angeles and I had the opportunity to speak on-camera with a number of companies, discussing new products.

First up is a conversation with Karl Winkler, the Director of New Business for... Read More

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Why We Need Color Correction

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And why we need to convince our audience that they do too.

By Terence Curren | October 13, 2014

The tools of our trade have been commoditized. Everyone can perform the job of seasoned video and film professionals, right? If you answered no, do you think the average consumer can articulate the value you add over the newcomer? How do we continue to get compensated for our hard... Read More

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Helmut Kobler’s Earlier Reviews on PVC

Links to my earlier reviews on PVC's Exclusive Channel

By Helmut Kobler | October 13, 2014

Before starting my Los Angeles Cameraman channel, I contributed a number of reviews to our PVC Exclusive channel. Here are links to those now "classic" reviews...

 

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The Best Real DSLRs for Video

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While many cameras have taken the shape of DSLRs, the truth is that only Canon, Nikon and Pentax have REAL DSLRs for video.

By Jose Antunes | October 13, 2014

When Canon launched the EOS 5D MK II with video, it created, without being aware of it, the trend of DSLRs being used for video. Since 2008, DSLRs without video are almost unheard of - except for the Nikon Df.  Create a list presenting some of the most popular models available seems a good idea now that we're closing in for Christmas time. Here it is!

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A Q and A with Experienced Adobe Anywhere Users

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What does it mean to utilize Adobe Anywhere on your project?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 12, 2014

Ever since Adobe Anywhere was announced, editors and producers alike have had questions about how it could and would be utilized. Some were encouraged by the concept of real-time collaboration between editors, while others were skeptical about the logistics of such a process. Our very own Scott... Read More

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Tools and free models for Element 3D

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By Rich Young | October 09, 2014

Topher Welsh is back with his takes on After Effects, VFX, and motion graphics at VisualFXtuts.

It's also a good time to mention a few related recent products as we're waiting for Element 3D v2.

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Changing the Way You Communicate During the Video Creation Process

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An interview with Wipster CEO Rollo Wenlock

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 09, 2014

There are various review and approval options for video pros out there, but finding the right one is about more than the nuts and bolts. Everyone wants to use something they're going to be comfortable with, but also know that it's going to be both secure and useful for anyone and... Read More

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Everytime: a Project Management App

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Video is always a remixing of multiple experiences absorbed from around us. Everytime helps to share those with others.

By Jose Antunes | October 09, 2014

Everytime is a project management app for creatives. If you work with videos, sounds or images, it might just be the right tool for you. In the case of video, it makes for an easier understanding of how movies are created, allowing to collect and comment on multiple segments that the production team may use as guidance for their own work.

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Sneak peeks at Adobe Max 2014: Editing, animation, audio, and design

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Co-hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

By Rich Young | October 08, 2014

In addition to a new family of iOS mobile apps and enhanced Creative Cloud 2014.1 desktop tools, Adobe previewed in-development technologies in sneak peeks at Adobe MAX 2014. 

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Think Tank Photo Releases Quadcopter Divider Kit

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Think Tank Photo Airport Acelerator bags can now be converted in a customized quadcopter transportation backpack.

By Jose Antunes | October 08, 2014

If your newly bought quadcopter does not fit in your bag, maybe it is time to buy a new bag to carry your quadcopter. Think Tank Photo has a solution with their Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter Divider Kit.

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Locking Fonts in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | October 08, 2014

Why would you want to "lock" a font?

That's a question we tackle in this week's MacBreak Studio, where I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can do exactly that.

With the integration between Final Cut Pro X and Motion, it is a common scenario for a... Read More

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Blackmagic Announces Firmware 1.9.7 Update

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Cinema and Pocket Cameras now have in-camera formatting

By Brian Hallett | October 08, 2014

Blackmagic announced today the immediate release of camera firmware 1.9.7 that allows in-camera formatting for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera as well as the Pocket Camera.  This firmware update also includes a new dashboard view with nice big and easy to access buttons.

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