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Smarter Smart Collections

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | October 01, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a great tip regarding Smart Collections in Final Cut Pro X.

If you use iPhoto or iTunes, then you are already familiar with how Smart Collections operate: you create a set of criteria, or rules, that... Read More

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The Clamper

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | September 24, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training and I go a little "behavior crazy" as we animate a photo to look like it's been thrown onto a desk.

In Motion, almost any animation task can be accomplished in two different ways: either using traditional... Read More

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Editorial to Color Grading from a Colorist’s POV: A Guest Post From Robbie Carman

Prep and Communication Are Key

By Scott Simmons | September 17, 2013

PVC is happy to welcome Robbie Carman from Mixing Light aboard for a guest post about the editor and colorist relationship as well as discussion on the editorial to color grading workflow. This article is a companion piece to an article on the same topic written by PVC’s own Scott Simmons that is posted over at Mixing Light. The idea of these companion posts is to discuss two very important parts of post-production (editing and grading) from two different points of view. We hope you enjoy these unique articles that are exclusive to Pro Video Coalition and Mixing Light.

Take it away Robbie …

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Secondary Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | September 17, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a method for performing selective or "secondary" color correction in Final Cut Pro X.

While primary color correction is concerned with overall changes to the luminance range, hue, and saturation of an... Read More

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Color Correction Filters in Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | September 10, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how I use color correction filters in Motion.

If you want to change the color or luminance of a video, photograph, or graphic in Motion, you have a lot of options. In fact, in the Filters section of... Read More

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Modifying Photoshop® Files in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | September 03, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates how well Photoshop® and Final Cut Pro X play together.

Video editors frequently need to integrate photos and graphics into their work, and Photoshop is the grandfather of all editing... Read More

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Finding Your Final Cut Pro X Exports

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | August 27, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a cool trick for locating your Final Cut Pro X exports in the Finder.

Have you ever exported a movie from FCP X and realized you forgot what folder you targeted? This happens to me all the time.... Read More

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Etching and Sketching in Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | August 20, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to build a virtual Etch-a-Sketch© in Motion.

Following up from our Spirograph© episode based on a viewer request, I use Motion to recreate a toy that was popular in my childhood that let you... Read More

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Using the Link Behavior in Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | August 13, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can connect the animation of different parameters on different objects using the Link behavior.

The Link behavior is part of the collection of parameter behaviors - some of the most powerful... Read More

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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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