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Making Ken Burns Obey

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | June 04, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to "take charge" of the Ken Burns effect in Final Cut Pro X.

This effect makes it fast and easy to create pans and zooms on still images (or video for that matter). However, it does suffer from one... Read More

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Creating a Cosmic Zoom in Motion

On this Week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | May 28, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to do a "Cosmic Zoom" effect in Motion.

Inspired by Andrew Kramer's excellent After Effects tutorial on his site Videocopilot.net, I demonstrate how you can achieve a similar result using... Read More

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FCP X, Photoshop, and RAW

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | May 21, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training gives us some tips on working with RAW images in Final Cut Pro X.

We've talked about RED RAW workflow in an earlier episode of MacBreak Studio - how you can work with these RAW video files natively in FCP X,... Read More

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What’s In a Name?

On the differences among grading controls and operational ordering

By Alexis Van Hurkman | May 20, 2013

In this week's somewhat detail-oriented "Answers Occasionally Given," I start out tackling the differences among color and contrast controls with similar names; in particular, the difference between Lift, Shadow, and Offset controls. Then, I move on to a reader's question about the best stage of a multi-operation color adjustment in which to adjust Luma. It's GRIPPING, I tell you…

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Archiving Final Cut Pro X Projects and Media

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | May 14, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training talks about archiving your projects in Final Cut Pro X.

Once you've delivered your edit to your client, they've approved it and you've been paid, how do you go about saving that project and storing it... Read More

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Adobe Moves Creative Suite To The Cloud - What You Need To Know

Adobe Moves Creative Suite To The Cloud - What You Need To Know

No more updates to Creative Suite as Adobe switches focus to new subscription service

By Dan Carr | May 09, 2013

Adobe announced this week at the MAX conference that Creative Suite will no longer be upgraded with new features, the future of all their creative software now lies firmly with the subscription service Creative Cloud.  Alongside this announcement they unveiled new versions of all their... Read More

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Text Animation in Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | May 07, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training a few tricks for animating text in Motion.

Text, like shapes, particles, replicators, cameras, and other objects in Motion, has a dedicated set of behaviors available for animating it in various ways. In... Read More

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JVC commits to adding SFTP (Secure FTP) to GY-HM650 camera

JVC commits to adding SFTP (Secure FTP) to GY-HM650 camera

In addition to live streaming, JVC is adding SFTP to the GY-HM650 camera.

By Allan Tépper | May 01, 2013

After an Open Letter in 2009 about the importance of using SFTP (Secure FTP) in order to have our passwords travel through the Internet encrypted, followed by two short articles about JVC’s GY-HM650 news camera, I am glad to report that JVC has now committed to adding SFTP to the GY-HM650... Read More

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Creating a DVD - Without the DVD

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 30, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a neat trick for creating a "diskless" DVD straight from Final Cut Pro X.

Although DVDs are becoming less prevalent due to the rapid rise in web-delivered HD video, some clients still require them. Plus,... Read More

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Aspera Announces New Unified File Share Experience at NAB 2013

Aspera Announces New Unified File Share Experience at NAB 2013

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2013

Francois Quereuil, Aspera Director of Marketing, talks to us about the numerous announcements they had for NAB. He details the new versions of their current software as well some new products and services.

Aspera - NAB 2013 from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

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Using Behaviors in Motion

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 23, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I talk with Steve Martin from Ripple Training about using behaviors instead of keyframes for creating animation in Motion.

Almost everything in Motion can be animated either with traditional keyframing methods or by using procedural objects... Read More

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Telestream amends key response for recent WireCast article

Telestream amends key response for recent WireCast article

Telestream’s amended response means that currently, the software waveform monitor is unavailable with any WireCast HD-SDI input.

By Allan Tépper | April 16, 2013

On April 1st, 2013, I published an article called How to pick your ideal HDMI or HD-SDI interface for WireCast (Pro). The article was based upon facts received after several sessions of detailed emails exchanged with the covered manufacturers (Blackmagic, Matrox, and Telestream).... Read More

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Mark, Replace, Slip

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 16, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a cool trick for performing a particular kind of replace edit in Final Cut Pro X.

Replace edits are quite powerful tools for swapping out one clip in a project for another or adjusting (slipping) an... Read More

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Open Text Shows off the CEM Lab

Open Text Shows off the CEM Lab

The Customer Experience Management Lab debuts at NAB 2013

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 14, 2013

John Price and Ed Durst from Open Text tell us about their CEM Lab, which stands for Customer Experience Management.  The lab has several different stations which allows users to see and experience what an efficent and effective workflow can look like and how it can function.  Durst... Read More

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NAB 2013: Matrox shows standalone streamer/recorder appliance

NAB 2013: Matrox shows standalone streamer/recorder appliance

Monarch HD is Matrox’s first standalone streamer/recorder appliance.

By Allan Tépper | April 13, 2013

Aimed to connect to existing video mixers (“switchers”) which don’t already have streaming capabilities (or to connect to a single camera), at NAB 2013 Matrox announced and showed a standalone streamer/recorder appliance. When I say standalone, I mean that in normal... Read More

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Copying Keyframes in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 09, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training several different ways that you can transfer keyframes created on one object onto another.

It's easy to animate layers in Motion using keyframes, and to then adjust the animation by working in the... Read More

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Time Lapse Workflows and Final Cut Pro X

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 02, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training explains his workflow for creating time lapse movies from a series of photographs using Final Cut Pro X and other applications.

Timelapse photography has become very popular recently - and with the advent of... Read More

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Working with Keyframes in Motion

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | March 26, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I get back to the basics in Motion by showing Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to create animation with keyframes.

Keyframes are the basic building blocks for creating custom animations and Motion has a variety of tools for working with them... Read More

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Batch Renaming Clips in Final Cut Pro X

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | March 19, 2013

Depending on your source footage, Final Cut Pro X may assign clip names based on the metadata associated with the clips, such as the date and time each was shot. Folks used to logging clips before import may find this automatic renaming confusing, but it's actually very easy to... Read More

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Come Learn Final Cut Pro X and Motion at NAB

Over 50 Hours of FCP X & Motion Instruction

By Mark Spencer | March 15, 2013

 

So what's the deal with Final Cut Pro X now that it's been out for almost 2 years? Can you actually use it for "professional" editing? Is it really just "iMovie Pro"? Why do some people seem to love it and others seem to hate it?

Why not find out for... Read More

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