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Improving POV Cam Footage with a few Tricks in Adobe CC

Stabilizing, Lens Correction, Camera Filters and more...

By Jeff Foster | November 25, 2013

Whether you've strapped your GoPro to a car, motorcycle, boat, plane, snowboard, skateboard or a UAV, chances are you will need to stabilize that shaky footage, do some quick color correcting or do some lens correction to eliminate the wide FOV inherent with these POV cams. I'll share with you some tips on "fixing" your footage and images, including links to additional online video tutorials from my colleagues at Adobe.

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The Post Podcast Episode 9

The Post Podcast Episode 9

This week we talk to Jena Rappolt-Noyes, Product Manager Software for Tiffen DFX!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | November 25, 2013

In this weeks show, we look at news & views from the week ending Nov 24th, 2013, and we talk to Jena Rappolt-Noyes, Product Manager Software for Tiffen DFX!

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Marshall Electronics QVW-2710 Quad-Viewer Monitor

Get Your 4K In 4 Channels

By Clint Milby | November 20, 2013

Whether you like it or not, 4K seems to be here to stay.  Fortunately, some manufacturers are coming to the table prepared with a cost effective monitoring solution. Marshall's QVW-2710 Quad-Viewer monitor, not only gets you an HD, 2K, or 4K compatible monitor, but also... Read More

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Let’s Learn Media Composer - Lesson 94

Let’s Learn Media Composer - Lesson 94

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's question about offlining in Media Composer and finishing in Premiere Pro CC

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | November 19, 2013

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewers question about offlining a show in Media Composer and finishing in Premiere Pro CC. What was once a very painful process is now done very easily, whether you're going to online on the same machine, or half way across the world.

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Entertainment Technology Expo 2013: Wrap Up

Expo Was Wellspring of New Product Debuts and Upgrade Announcements

By Clint Milby | November 19, 2013

The Entertainment Technology Expo of 2013 was filled with a variety of training opportunities, including time lapse tutorials as well as formal discussions of the 4K revolution.  It was also home to some surprising new announcements from the likes of Canon and Blackmagic Design.  If... Read More

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Fare-thee-well Magic Bullet Grinder

My favorite tool for DSLR transcoding has gone gently into that good night

By Scott Simmons | November 19, 2013

While prepping for my recent Useful Tools for Editors (as well as the HDSLR Post Production) seminar I clicked over to the Red Giant website to grab a link for one of my favorite little quickie DSLR tools: Magic Bullet Grinder. Grinder has always been a fast, one-stop-shop to prep and... Read More

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The Post Podcast Episode 8

The Post Podcast Episode 8

After Effects Legend Brian Maffitt discusses AE's start, being a Guru, Total Training, and what improvements AE needs today!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | November 18, 2013

In this weeks show, we look at news & views from the week ending Nov 17th, 2013. Kevin talks about some people he thinks you should be following on Twitter & we talk to Brian Maffitt, After Effects Legend & CEO of Total Training.

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Will Read: An Integrated Approach to Filmmaking

By Eric Philpott | November 14, 2013

“Better tools are allowing films and videos to be finished by fewer people who have greater control, resulting in better programmes with a clearer creative voice. ”

- Will Read

London-based filmmaker Will Read is part of the new generation of digital... Read More

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Useful Tools for Editors - After ETE Edition

But this isn't the Useful Tools list from the ETE Useful Tools session. Later.

By Scott Simmons | November 13, 2013

I came across a few cool things at the Entertainment Technology Expo last week. While this entry isn’t a full rundown of all the Useful Tools for Editors that I discussed in my session at the event (that is coming later, I promise) these are a few things I came across while either at the event or browsing the web on the flight back.

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Why Manuela returned to FCP after loving Premiere Pro CS6?

Why Manuela returned to FCP after loving Premiere Pro CS6?

A year ago, Manuela Santana migrated to Premiere Pro CS6, but unusual circumstances made her return to FCP.

By Allan Tépper | November 12, 2013

A year ago, professional editor Manuela Santana abandoned FCP X and migrated to Premiere Pro CS6, but has just returned to FCP. This article will explain why an unusual discovery about footage shot with FiLMiC Pro made Manuela go back to FCP.

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Creative Uses of the Range Tool in Final Cut Pro X

On This Week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | November 12, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training explores the Range tool in Final Cut Pro X.

The Range tool - found in the Tools menu or invoked with the keyboard shortcut "R" - has a surprisingly large number of uses throughout the editing of a... Read More

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Quick Takes: Phase-detect AF coming to Canon C100; DaVinci Resolve 10 released

C100 to get better-than-70D AF; Resolve 10 Lite outputs QuadHD

By Adam Wilt | November 11, 2013

Two stories of note from this past week:

Canon's C100 Large-Single-Sensor AVCHD Cine Camera will be upgradable to dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus, similar to that used on the EOS 70D DSLR... but better.

Canon's update should improve AF considerably. Note... Read More

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The Post Podcast Episode 7

Simon Jones, Communications Manager at FXHOME, is on to talk about HitFilm 2 Ultimate.

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | November 10, 2013

In this weeks show, we look at news & views from the week ending Nov 10th, 2013.  Kevin talks about an article he wrote about upgrading to Mavericks & we talk to Simon Jones, Communications Manager at FXHOME, about HitFilm 2 Ultimate.

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Is now the time to move to Mavericks?

Is now the time to move to Mavericks?

Have you made the plunge? I haven't!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | November 07, 2013

Why do we do it?  We always fall into the same trap.  The dreaded OS update.  In this article, I'm not even going to talk about Windows, as that's an article unto itself.  In this article, we're only going to talk about Mavericks, as it's release is still hammering Mac editors/motion graphic designers/etc who are trying to get their projects done with problems that might be related to their NLE/compositing app, or might be related to Mavericks or both.

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HitFilm 2 Ultimate

This "Not-so-new" compositing app packs an unexpected punch!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | November 06, 2013

You have to be brave to create a "new" (even though we are now at version 2) compositing application to attempt to compete against not only Apple's Motion 5 (for FCPX editors), but also the immense stranglehold that After Effects has on the market today.  FXHome is looking to do that with HitFilm 2.

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New Creative Cloud pro video features now available

Updates available now

By Eric Philpott | October 31, 2013

The 150+ new features in Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC, SpeedGrade® CC, Prelude™ CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, and Adobe Story CC Plus that were announced at IBC last month are available effective immediately via Adobe Creative Cloud. Today we are also delivering a... Read More

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Tracking Points in Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | October 29, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to create a "stretchy" animation by using the Track Points behavior in Motion.

The Apple Developer's Conference this past summer opened with a beautiful motion graphics animation. I wanted to see... Read More

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Darren Orange moves from role-playing games to feature filmmaking

Creative Cloud powers the production workflow for Reactor 88

By Eric Philpott | October 28, 2013

Reactor 88 is an independent production company based near Chicago with a unique focus on creating films based on role-playing game narratives. The company’s first production, InSpectres was released in September 2013 and the team is hard at work on their second film, Dead News Report. We... Read More

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Quantizing in Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | October 22, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training a few ways you can use the Quantize parameter behavior in Motion.

Continuing on our theme of "what does this do", we dive again into one of Motion's lesser-known, lesser-used, and often misunderstood... Read More

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Frequency Adjustments

Equalizing Audio

By Woody Woodhall | October 20, 2013

EQ is an essential tool for mixing audio.  It can enhance recordings by boosting, reducing and removing certain frequency characteristics.  EQ was developed as a way to equalize differing sources to sound similar.  The simplest and most common EQ are what used to be called the... Read More

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