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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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Why video producers/distributors should embrace Chromecast

Why video producers/distributors should embrace Chromecast

Chromecast is a no-brainer to embed in your website or app.

By Allan Tépper | July 31, 2013

Chromecast is the name of a US$35 digital media streaming adapter developed by Google and released last week, in addition to being a free API/SDK and Chrome browser extension. The Chromecast device, a 51 mm (2-inch) dongle that plugs into the HDMI port of an HDTV or monitor, plays audio/video media from supporting content providers by connecting over WiFi and streaming it from the web. The user selects content to play on her/his TV from either a supported app on a mobile device, or a tab from the Chrome web browser on a computer. The device was announced on July 24, 2013 and made available for purchase the same day.

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Vimeo fixes Android playback compatibility beyond Vimeo.com

Vimeo fixes Android playback compatibility beyond Vimeo.com

Was it the “power of the press” or would it have happened anyway? We may never know the truth.

By Allan Tépper | July 31, 2013

In case you hadn’t read any of my prior related articles, from March 2013 until sometime last Friday, July 26, 2013, Vimeo videos embedded beyond the Vimeo.com site were dead on Android devices. Sometime late last Friday, Android playback of Vimeo videos embedded in sites beyond the public Vimeo.com website came back to life. Was it the “power of the press” from my articles in ProVideo Coalition magazine… or would it have happened anyway? We may never know the truth.

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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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Exploding Text in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 24, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to "blow away" text.

One of the most fun and powerful things to do in Motion is combining different features. In this episode, I use a Replicator to "create" some text by using a text layer as the... Read More

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Why I (sadly and reluctantly) opted-out of my Vimeo Pro renewal

Why I (sadly and reluctantly) opted-out of my Vimeo Pro renewal

Yes, I am the same guy who has published six articles about Vimeo since 2010, including one called 11 things I love about Vimeo

By Allan Tépper | July 22, 2013

Today I did it, although sadly and reluctantly: I opted out of my Vimeo Pro auto-renewal. Like many Vimeo Pro and Vimeo Plus users, I have been patiently waiting since March 2013 for them to fix the Android playback of embedded Vimeo videos on sites other than Vimeo.com. As reported previously, that was working fine before March… and continued to work fine on all competitive online services other than Vimeo that I have tested.

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Warp-Speed Key-Wording in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 16, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training continues his discussion on organization in Final Cut Pro X.

After importing and performing some basic organizational tasks on your media by sorting by date and fixing any incorrect date info, the next step is... Read More

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Making Waves in Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 09, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training several different methods for creating wave animations in Motion.

When using Motion to create motion graphics, you can often accomplish a give task using many different approaches. Using an example of a... Read More

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Multicam for YouTube in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 02, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how easy it is for anyone to create a multicam edit in Final Cut Pro X.

Got a few friends and a few iPhones and/or iPads? Got Final Cut Pro X? That's all it takes to put together your own multicam... Read More

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Vegas Visits Vivid - Part 2

Animating over 10,000 neon lights in After Effects for the Sydney Vivid Festival

By ChrisZwar | July 02, 2013

Earlier this year, Sydney design company Spinifex headlined the Vivid Festival with a striking building projection on the iconic Sydney Opera House.  Attracting huge crowds and critical acclaim, the fifteen minute sequence was comprised of a number of distinctly themed sections, designed... Read More

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Vegas Visits Vivid - Part 1

Animating over 10,000 neon lights in After Effects for the Sydney Vivid Festival

By ChrisZwar | July 02, 2013

Earlier this year, Sydney design company Spinifex headlined the Vivid Festival with a striking building projection on the iconic Sydney Opera House.  Attracting huge crowds and critical acclaim, the fifteen minute sequence was comprised of a number of distinctly themed sections, designed... Read More

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Missing Link between Canon 5D and Avid

Missing Link between Canon 5D and Avid

How to get THM data into Avid

By Steve Hullfish | June 27, 2013

If you have a Canon 5D and edit on Avid, I have the missing link.

(And if you edit on something else, I still have the missing link… see the bottom of the article.)

So, I’ve had my Canon 5D Mark II for a few years. I’ve used it on a few jobs that I’ve... Read More

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I’ve Been Shattered

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | June 25, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to shatter an image in Motion.

After Effects has a great Shatter effect built-in (it used to be a separate plugin way back in the day that was developed by AE guru and instructor Brian Maffitt, from... Read More

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DeckLink Quad: the little PCIe card that could?

DeckLink Quad: the little PCIe card that could?

Why so few apps to make the Decklink Quad card reach its potential?

By Allan Tépper | June 20, 2013

The DeckLink Quad card from Blackmagic reminds me of two pop culture titles: The Little Engine that could and Rebel without a cause. In this case, the adjusted titles would be The little DeckLink PCIe that could and Rebel PCIe card without an app. Of course, it is not that the... Read More

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Encore CS6 & Creative Cloud

Encore CS6 & Creative Cloud

Installing and using Encore DVD

By Rich Young | June 18, 2013

Abode Encore reached its end-of-life with CS6, but you can still install it with Creative Cloud, with a few extra steps.

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Animating Layered Graphics in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | June 18, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a cool trick for animating layered Photoshop files in Final Cut Pro X.

While you may know how to use the Ken Burns effect on an image, did you know it also can be applied to individual layers of a... Read More

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Is Apple paying Vimeo to stifle the Android video experience?

Is Apple paying Vimeo to stifle the Android video experience?

Embedded Vimeo videos have ceased to work with Android, while similar services still work fine on all platforms.

By Allan Tépper | June 15, 2013

Many ProVideo Coalition readers have noted that before today, I have published at least five articles about Vimeo, Vimeo Plus, and Vimeo Pro. Most of those articles have been very positive, with few constructive criticisms and recommended workarounds. However, starting in March 2013,... Read More

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Creating a Spirograph Effect in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | June 11, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I talk with Steve Martin from Ripple Training about how to recreate the Spirograph (tm) effect in Motion.

For those of us old enough to remember, Spirograph was a drawing kit consisting of transparent gears with holes. You would place a gear... Read More

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NVIDIA K5000 - Next step in GPU power and tech

NVIDIA K5000 - Next step in GPU power and tech

H-264 hardware encoding enabled and waiting

By Steve Hullfish | June 07, 2013

Before I received the NVIDIA K5000, I read about it and was excited that it had H.264 encoding capability on the board. I tend to do a lot of H.264-encoded deliverables. Unfortunately my excitement was short lived when I found out that while NVIDIA had delivered on their end, nobody else had... Read More

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