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PVC at NAB 2014 - DaVinci Resolve Gets More Edit Friendly

Lots of new editorial features highlight Resolve 11

By Scott Simmons | April 20, 2014

Sure Blackmagic Design had important new camera surprises (covered here by Matt) but it was the new features of DaVinci Resolve that most caught my eye. Why? Because they have added even more editorial tools to Resolve v11 and are building it into what looks to be a quite capable editor.

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NAB 2014 Aerial Videography & “Drone” Overview

Field Trips, Workshops & Manufacturers Make A Huge Splash This Year!

By Jeff Foster | April 18, 2014

Above all the buzz about 4K cameras and monitors at NAB this year, were flying cameras that sounded like large swarms of bees. POV photography and videography have literally taken off in the past 18 months in a big way, and NAB 2014 was just the place to learn more about this rapidly emerging technology... and how filmmakers will benefit from above AND on the ground!

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Exclusive Interviews from the MAXON NAB Main Stage

Find out what it can mean to utilize Cinema 4D

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

Mathias Omotola, Event Marketing Director at MAXON, and Kevin Aguirre, Designer at Cake Studios in LA, took the time to talk with us about what MAXON showcased at NAB 2014 as well as how people can and do use Cinema 4D. MAXON hosted more than 20 of today’s most talented CG artists... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - A Brave New World for Aspera

PVC at NAB 2014 - A Brave New World for Aspera

The new IBM subsidiary can change the way you approach a workflow

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

François Quereuil, Senior Director Worldwide Marketing at Aspera, talked to us about what it means for Aspera now that they are an IBM company. He tells us about the various topics and products that Aspera discussed with NAB 2014 attendees, which includes Aspera Drive and the concept of... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - New Products from Switronix

PVC at NAB 2014 - New Products from Switronix

Taking care of all your battery and charging needs

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 18, 2014

Ross Kanarek, Business Development Manager at Switronix, took the time to give us a quick tour of the products that Switronix had to showcase at NAB 2014. He shows us the Jetpack X system, their HyperCore batteries and their GoPro power solutions.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Dolby Introduces Us to the Next Generation of Audio

PVC at NAB 2014 - Dolby Introduces Us to the Next Generation of Audio

Check out a Personalized Audio Experience and a brand new codec

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Woody Woodhall took a tour of the Dolby booth at NAB and talked the the folks there about how Dolby is and will be changing the way we think about audio. First, he talked with Robert France about a Personalized Audio Experience that will change the way people experience their entertainment.... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Talking Through Canon’s CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens

PVC at NAB 2014 - Talking Through Canon’s CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 Zoom Lens

Plus some details around the CPS program

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Matt Jeppsen talks with Tim Smith from Canon about the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens. The new CINE-SERVO lens features high 4K optical performance throughout the broad focal length of 17mm to 120mm within its compact and lightweight body, a three-group inner focus system to help... Read More

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Easter eggs in After Effects: a new hunt

Find a plabt egg

By Rich Young | April 17, 2014

People are sometimes surprised to discover Easter eggs in After Effects -- apparent oddities in the interface. Some of these have been around for a very long time, maybe even since the inception of After Effects. MographWiki collected a list of these a few years ago, but not all of them.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Panasonic Shows off the VariCam 35

PVC at NAB 2014 - Panasonic Shows off the VariCam 35

Plus other announcements and details around the VariCam HS

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Steve Cooperman, Senior Product Manager at Panasonic, talked to us about the VariCam 35 and it's various capabilities. The VariCam 35 is Panasonic's first 4K camera and has a number of features that aren't available with any other 4K camera. He details how the camera can impact and... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Purchase or Sell 4K Content with Shutterstock

PVC at NAB 2014 - Purchase or Sell 4K Content with Shutterstock

Impact the bottom line of your production or personal budget

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 17, 2014

Derick Rhodes, Footage Content Producer at Shutterstock, talks to us about the 4K footage that Shutterstock is now featuring and accepting. Whether you're looking to purchase or sell 4K footage, Shutterstock can help you save or earn money.

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How to Create Realistic Jet Scenes Inside Adobe After Effects

How to Create Realistic Jet Scenes Inside Adobe After Effects

By Scott Newman | April 15, 2014

Videocopilot.net have released some stellar plugins in the past and their Jet Strike pack for the Element 3D plugin is no exception.  

For those not in the know, Element 3D is a Videocopilot plugin for Adobe After Effects that allows the import, animation and rendering of 3D... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - All the Latest Details and Announcements Around SCRATCH 8

PVC at NAB 2014 - All the Latest Details and Announcements Around SCRATCH 8

Assimilate had some big news to share at NAB

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 15, 2014

Steve Bannerman, VP of Marketing for Assimilate, talks to us about the new features in SCRATCH 8. Assimilate now has a license from Apple to encode ProRes on their Windows version of SCRATCH, which is something people have been asking about for a long time. SCRATCH 8 also has the ability to... Read More

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The Power of the Timeline Index in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 15, 2014

The Timeline Index is one of the hidden jewels of Final Cut Pro X. Have you been using it to its full potential?

The Timeline Index is essentially a database window into your timeline. Since FCP X is in some ways a big database, all the items in your timeline: video clips,... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Red Giant talks Universe, BulletProof, PluralEyes and more

There's even some subscription and Instant 4K talk as well

By Scott Simmons | April 14, 2014

I couldn’t go to NAB without stopping by and visiting the folks at Red Giant Software. Their big news was the launch of Red Giant Universe and I talked with Sean from Red Giant about just that. But I didn’t want to let the other stuff go by unmentioned either so a talk with Randon gets us some info on Bulletproof, PluralEyes and the new Instant 4K.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Talking CION workflow with AJA

As well as discussing some of their other NAB products

By Scott Simmons | April 13, 2014

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While all the biggest news and coverage out of AJA came around their surprise CION camera I took my turn interviewing Bryce Button of AJA about a few things beyond the CION. I wanted to chat about another interesting surprise from AJA called the LUT-box. This unassuming $695 interface sits just outside of your viewing monitor in the signal chain and is designed to transform that signal with a 3D LUT. Yes some monitors can support a LUT so you wouldn’t need the device in those situations but there are many places where the LUT-box will be a great addition. Plus it’s the only box of this type designed for such a specific task.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Talking GPUs with NVIDIA

As well as how NVIDIA might help extend the life of an old Mac Pro

By Scott Simmons | April 13, 2014

We all know NVIDIA as a very important makers of GPUs for our post-production computers. But NVIDIA also makes a lot more stuff including the Shield portable and some serious rendering technology. But I didn’t talk to them about that stuff instead concentrating on those GPUs that apply to those of us in post-production … specifically how we might be able to use some of that NVIDIA technology to extend the life of an old Mac Pro. We talk Open CL, CUDA, Adobe CUDA specific acceleration and using multiple GPUs.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Discover How Pro Tools Will Work on the Avid Media Central Platform

PVC at NAB 2014 - Discover How Pro Tools Will Work on the Avid Media Central Platform

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 11, 2014

Woody Woodhall stopped by the Avid Press Suite at NAB 2014 to speak with Tony Cariddi, Marketing Director, Audio at Avid Technology. Focusing on Pro Tools, the two talk through how people will be able to work collaboratively, discuss format changes and detail why it's essential for people... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Let’s Talk About NUKE STUDIO

PVC at NAB 2014 - Let’s Talk About NUKE STUDIO

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 11, 2014

The Foundry made a big announcement at their booth on the Monday of NAB as they introduced the world to NUKE STUDIO. It will give users the ability to do VFX, editorial and finishing in one single application and will be available later this year. You can click here to read all the... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Talking Through All of the Adobe Creative Cloud Updates

PVC at NAB 2014 - Talking Through All of the Adobe Creative Cloud Updates

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 11, 2014

Scott Simmons talks with Adobe Sr. Product Manager Patrick Palmer about the various updates that Adobe has recently rolled out to the Creative Cloud. They also talk through some specific updates to SpeedGrade and discuss the past, present and future of the Creative Cloud.

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PVC at NAB 2014: The ARRI AMIRA is Ready for Prime Time

PVC at NAB 2014: The ARRI AMIRA is Ready for Prime Time

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 11, 2014

Matt Jeppsen talks with ARRI Product Manager Marcus Duerr about the ARRI AMIRA which was on display at the ARRI booth at NAB 2014. They discuss how the AMIRA combines ALEXA image quality with an ergonomic design for single operators and talk through its various capabilities and features.

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