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A Brief Introduction

Who Am I?

By Woody Woodhall | September 02, 2013

Iʼm thrilled with this opportunity to create a discussion with the Pro Video Coalition members about my passion - audio for the moving image.

 

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Animating to Sound with After Effects

a video course from Chris Meyer

By Rich Young | August 30, 2013

Although video/film types sometimes say that "sound is half the experience", sound and music are often an afterthought in After Effects. Music industry people who crossed over provide exceptions, like Chris and Trish Meyer of Crish Design, who have provided guidance on audio matters in After Effects since the days of InterActivity magazine.

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Make Dual Mono work between FiLMiC Pro and FCP X 10.0.8 & 10.0.9

Make Dual Mono work between FiLMiC Pro and FCP X 10.0.8 & 10.0.9

Now that we can record “stereo” 48 kHz audio with FiLMiC Pro, learn how to make FCP X treat it as Dual Mono.

By Allan Tépper | August 15, 2013

As I have covered in several recent articles and videos, it is now possible to record “stereo” 48 kHz audio using FiLMiC Pro on an iPad. However, most often pro video producers need to use that “stereo” recording as Dual Mono. Among those cases, sometimes we need to deactivate one of the two channels completely, while other times we need to have access to each one as independent monophonic sources, and be able to manipulate them separately. Ahead you’ll see how to do this using FCP X 10.0.8 and 10.0.9.

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Scruffy.TV transforms workflow with Adobe Creative Cloud

Distributed team relies on Adobe video tools for latest parody, Flight Club

By Meagan Keane | August 15, 2013

Ambitiously aiming to lead the media revolution, Scruffy.TV creates custom content and is building a full, online network that is hosting all-original content. Kanen Flowers is the creative director behind the initiative, which includes That Post Show, Scruffy Thinking, Scruffy Shows, and HERO... Read More

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ENG mic comparison: Audio Technica BP4002 versus Electro-Voice RE50N/D-B

ENG mic comparison: Audio Technica BP4002 versus Electro-Voice RE50N/D-B

A real life, in field comparison between the popular Electro-Voice RE50N/D-B and the Audio Technica BP4002 microphone.

By Allan Tépper | August 13, 2013

In this short video, we compare the sound quality of the popular Electro-Voice RE50N/D-B and the Audio Technica BP4002 microphone. Both are dynamic omnidirectional handheld mics. Ahead you’ll see and hear the difference, plus see a review of why omnidirectional mics generally are most... Read More

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FiLMiC Pro 3.3 adds external audio monitoring + remote

FiLMiC Pro 3.3 adds external audio monitoring + remote

Now users of FiLMiC Pro on iOS devices will get true audio confidence in their ears, instead of just on screen.

By Allan Tépper | August 11, 2013

I am delighted to see that FiLMiC Pro’s palindromic upgrade to version 3.3 finally includes external live audio monitoring via headphones, especially for cases when the renowned sub-US$5 app is used with an iPod Touch or iPhone (which can’t currently work with the DUO-CAPTURE EX field mixer from Roland I recently covered, the way an iPad can). Even when you use an input device with a built-in monitoring output like the DUO-CAPTURE EX with an iPad, direct audio monitoring from the recorder always gives the operator the maximum confidence. FiLMiC Pro version 3.3 also adds wireless monitoring and remote control from another iOS device via a companion app called FiLMiC Remote.

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Secret Clip Selections in Final Cut Pro X

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | August 06, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training and I share a couple of tips for selecting clips in a Final Cut Pro X project.

There are times when it can be quite useful to be able to select a group of clips in your project. For example, you may want to put a... Read More

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Roland DUO-CAPTURE EX US$199 field audio mixer for iPad

Roland DUO-CAPTURE EX US$199 field audio mixer for iPad

The DUO-CAPTURE EX audio mixer connects digitally to the iPad, at 48 or 44.1 kHz.

By Allan Tépper | August 03, 2013

The US$199 DUO-CAPTURE EX from Roland (like the excellent hybrid microphone I’ve applauded in several articles and ebooks) connects digitally to the iPad, selectively at 48 kHz (for video and very specialized audio applications) or 44.1 kHz (for general audio applications). This... Read More

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Subframe Audio Editing in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 30, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to edit audio "within the frame" in Final Cut Pro X.

In each second of video we normally see about 24, 30, or 60 individual still images - enough of them to create the illusion of movement thanks to... Read More

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Headphones: a few resources

By Rich Young | July 02, 2013

The secret of the search for perfect sound is that it never ends. In many cases, you might find sound isolation and higher quality easier to afford with headphones. Mixing on headphones can work, especially with reality checks on audio monitors. You might be tired of cheap standard issue headphones like the Sony MDR-V6 or MDR-7506 (preferred by The Wirecutter), but still want to avoid frequency manipulations of popular lifestyle headphones like Beats Audio. Accurate reproduction and flat frequency response isn't just a matter of more money, but an adventure in trial and error.

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MC7 Top Ten List plus detail on new Audio Features

MC7 Top Ten List plus detail on new Audio Features

How to use new Audio features

By Steve Hullfish | June 28, 2013

According to the What’s New Document the list of new stuff in MC7 is 25. I think we can whittle that down a bit by eliminating all of the ISIS-related ones (most people are not on ISIS, though those who ARE on it certainly will find them all critically useful), combining a few similar... Read More

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Q & A with Editor Vashi Nedomansky

Adobe Creative Cloud powers postproduction workflow

By Eric Philpott | June 21, 2013

Last week the excellent Frame of Reference blog posted a fascinating interview with editor and former pro hockey player Vashi Nedomansky.  The article is a meditation on the art of visual storytelling, and yet is chock full of practical insights into the editor’s craft. On top of... Read More

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New Adobe Creative Cloud Applications Now Available

New Adobe Creative Cloud Applications Now Available

Significant upgrades to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and other pro video tools

By Eric Philpott | June 17, 2013

The wait is over: the new Creative Cloud applications are now available. Creative Cloud members can download all the latest Creative Cloud video tools including After Effects CC, Adobe Audition CC, Adobe Prelude CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, SpeedGrade CC, and Adobe Story CC Plus. Creative Cloud... Read More

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The Punk Rocker Who Became a Filmmaker

The Punk Rocker Who Became a Filmmaker

Richard Jobson uses all Adobe pipeline on Wayland’s Song

By Eric Philpott | May 31, 2013

We really pushed the boundaries of what you can do with the Creative Cloud software. For me, it's almost like being in a punk band again with Adobe: SpeedGrade and After Effects are my drummer and my bass player and Premiere Pro is my guitarist, who’s been getting much better. I have my... Read More

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NAB 2013: Version 11 of Pro Tools finally cures its Achilles’ heel

NAB 2013: Version 11 of Pro Tools finally cures its Achilles’ heel

Finally Pro Tools will be able to “bounce” and export quickly, instead of in real time.

By Allan Tépper | April 11, 2013

Forget about its brand-new engine, 64-bit architecture, and expanded metering. The most important improvement I see in the palindromic version 11 of Pro Tools is that with this update, the renowned audio editing tool from Avid will finally cure its Achilles’ heel. I am talking... Read More

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NAB 2013: Tascam DR-60D DSLR Audio Recorder

Much better than recording on the camera...

By Bruce A Johnson | April 09, 2013

Most DSLRs have dismal audio sections.  Tascam has a cost-effective solution to this issue.

 

 

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NAB 2013:  What’s New From Porta-Brace?

New bags, both soft and hard...

By Bruce A Johnson | April 08, 2013

It's always fun to check in with our friends from Vermont.

 

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REVIEW:  Blackmagic Designs Hyperdeck Shuttle 2

A lot of potential in a slab of aluminum

By Bruce A Johnson | March 12, 2013

(Music cue:  Also Sprach Zarathustra) (Lights come up on a monolith, perfectly rectangular and black as death)

OK, maybe I’m being a bit melodramatic.   However, it is hard to have a first look at the Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Shuttle and not instantly... Read More

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WooWave - the automated syncing software with the funny name

While affordable and simple to use, my syncing results weren't very encouraging

By Scott Simmons | March 11, 2013

I’ve made no secret of my love for PluralEyes, the auto-syncing tool that came to market a few years ago. It has saved me countless hours in the edit suite doing that most menial of tasks: syncing. A competitor popped up a while back (not counting Final Cut Pro X’s built-in option) called WooWave. It’s certainly a quirky name that fits this quirky tool. But the most important question is this: how well does WooWave sync? I put it through my usual battery of syncing tests to find out. The results weren’t so great.

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Why did Apple drop Castilian video subtitles and soundtracks in iTunes 11.02?

Why did Apple drop Castilian video subtitles and soundtracks in iTunes 11.02?

Open Letter to Apple AT2013.c, for the iTunes development team

By Allan Tépper | March 01, 2013

When I published two separate Open Letters to Apple less than two weeks ago (links ahead), I didn’t expect to be publishing a third to the same company so soon. With the “update” to iTunes 11.02, Apple has just downgraded a function in the iTunes which I have... Read More

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