Post Production

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Blackmagic Design Announce New Intensity Pro 4K Capture Card

A new super fast PCIe card that allows Ultra HD capture & playback

By Brian Hallett | February 16, 2015

The Intensity Pro 4K is a new super fast PCIe card that allows you to capture and playback SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI Express computers

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Calling Mr. Blue Sky

Secondary Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X

By Mark Spencer | February 16, 2015

In this Under 5 episode, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates how to boost the color in the sky using Final Cut Pro X's Color Mask and Color Board.


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Davinci Resolve: Roundtripping with Final Cut Pro X

A workflow overview in under 5 minutes

By Mark Spencer | February 16, 2015

In this Under 5 episode, Alexis Van Hurkman from Ripple Training shows you how to export a project out of Final Cut Pro X as an XML, import it into DaVinci Resolve while maintaining the effects and assets of the Final Cut Project, and then send the final result back to Final Cut Pro... Read More


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Accelerated File Uploads for Production & Post

Using UDP-based transfer protocols to speed file delivery.

By Chris Potter | February 15, 2015

As production and post workflows become increasingly distributed, the ability to send large source files quickly and reliably is becoming more important.

Unfortunately, upload speeds can be a huge bottleneck for people that want to move source files from one place to another over the Internet. Upload speeds aren’t increasing nearly as fast as file sizes. What may possible with HD source files is not possible when you move to a 4K workflow.

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Day 15 #28daysofquicktips - Sync Folders on a Mac

A handy function with an incredibly useful utility

By Scott Simmons | February 15, 2015

If there’s one thing that any seasoned post-production professional has on their editing system it’s a lot folders full of files. An essential Macintosh utility is a way to compare folders and, if necessary, update one or the other. This tip might cost you $40.

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Day 14 #28daysofquicktips - The Find in Timeline command in Adobe Premiere Pro

This will be familiar to FCP7 editors so its inclusion in PPro is great

By Scott Simmons | February 14, 2015

Adobe Premiere Pro CC  recently added a very handy option to the Find command. That option is Find In Timeline and it will let you quickly and easily search out and (more importantly select) many clips at once in the timeline. Oh what a timesaver this can be.

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HPA Tech Retreat 2015 - Day 4

SMPTE, AXF, MPEG-H, lightfield capture, QC, analysis, optimization, and more... even a half-day is chock-full.

By Adam Wilt | February 13, 2015

From SMPTE updates to the speed of future Ethernet and a really-big announcement from Belden's Steve Lampen, plus the post-retreat treat, which – unusually – is not a Mark Schubin confection.

[Updated 13:35 PST: Final]

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Day 13 #28daysofquicktips - Full Screen Playback Options in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

A flick of a keyboard can get you different full screen playback options

By Scott Simmons | February 13, 2015

Everyone knows the Premiere Pro shortcut that will take a panel full screen when you hit the tilde (`) key. That works great in the Source and Program monitor so you can quickly watch a cut nearly fullscreen. But there's a few other short cuts for full-screen playback that are even better.

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HPA Tech Retreat 2015 - Day 3

Acquisition, creative intent, the cloud, not your mama's post, and more

By Adam Wilt | February 12, 2015

At the Tech retreat today: technical aspects of 4K capture, grading colorspaces, ACES 1.0, and... wait for it... drones for dummies!

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Day 12 #28daysofquicktips - Clean up the Adobe Premiere Pro Viewing Monitors

Turn off a few settings for a much cleaner look

By Scott Simmons | February 12, 2015

If you remember the early days of Premiere Pro you probably remember what a cluttered interface the application had. It was rather ugly and not very well thought out. Buttons, switches and dials were everywhere. The modern Adobe Premiere Pro CC is much cleaner but you can clean up the viewing monitors even more.

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HPA Tech Retreat 2015 - Day 2

Year in Review; Washington Update; UHD; CES; Broadcasters, and more

By Adam Wilt | February 11, 2015


From Mark Schubin's Intro and Year in Review, through Pete Putman's CES Review, it's day 2 of the Tech Retreat. Plus, we get to debate integer vs. fractional frame rates again, a topic that will never die.

[Updated 18:58 PST: Final except for fixups.]

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Blackmagic At Sundance Film Festival

Four films shot with Blackmagic Cameras and countless others using DaVinci Resolve

By Brian Hallett | February 11, 2015

Everyone loves a camera that makes a show at the Sundance Film Festival, and Blackmagic embraces that rebellious, independent spirit that makes their cameras and software a perfect match for passionate Indie Film-makers world-wide.  

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Day 11 #28daysofquicktips - Select a Specific Layer in the Premiere Pro Source Monitor

If a top layer covers those underneath it can be hard to get at a layer for manipulation

By Scott Simmons | February 11, 2015

Have you ever had a stack of video layers in an Adobe Premiere Pro CC timeline and you couldn’t select anything in the Source monitor beyond the top-most layer? Of course you have. And the solution is an easy one.

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HPA Tech Retreat 2015 - Day 1

Supersession: Shift Happens – Not Your Father's Post – What’s going on here?

By Adam Wilt | February 10, 2015

Leon Silverman, Michael Cioni, and Mark Schubin start off the discussion of how post is – yet again – evolving.

[Updated 21:25 PST: Some typos fixed (including links to Mark's video clips). Final, except for various typo fixes and other corrections.]

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Premiere Pro News Notes #12

with tidbits on related apps

By Rich Young | February 10, 2015

Here's another collection of news on tutorials, tips, and related tools assorted with Adobe Premiere Pro. There's a bit more about audio lately, though AEP is still playing catchup on Premiere news.

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Interweaving in 3D space in Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | February 10, 2015

Can you wrap a light streak around text in Motion?

That's the question on this week's MacBreak Studio with Steve Martin from Ripple Training that I attempt to answer, using an example from an earlier episode on creating light streaks.

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Day 10 #28daysofquicktips - Create an Audio-only Multicam Clip in Premiere Pro

This can be very handy when you want to audition many music tracks

By Scott Simmons | February 10, 2015

For some reason Adobe Premiere Pro CC doesn’t seem to let you create a Multi-camera sequence from a batch of audio only clips. That can be handy if you want to quickly audition different music cuts in an edit. You can do it but you have to trick PPro to make it happen.

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Day 9 #28daysofquicktips - Trim to Playhead in Adobe Premiere Pro

These keyboard trimming shortcuts will speed up your editing flow

By Scott Simmons | February 09, 2015

There’s a batch of keyboard commands that kind of all work together in Adobe Premiere Pro CC to improve trimming and make it considerably faster once those keys are learned. It takes a bit of time to remember them but once you do they are very handy.

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Local 700: State of the Union

Local 700: State of the Union

By Misha Tenenbaum | February 08, 2015

During his 2015 State of the Union Address, President Obama spoke about unions saying, “We still need laws that strengthen rather than weaken unions, and give American workers a voice.” He then expressed support for a myriad of labor-related issues including paid sick leave, maternity leave, affordable healthcare, and even free tuition at community colleges.

We, the members of the local 700 Editors Guild have been fighting for worker’s rights since the 1930’s, and this past year included numerous highlights in our campaign. Over the past twelve months, we saw three worker’s strikes as well as a statewide debate over the expansion of film tax credits. Today, it’s time that we take a look at the state of our union in the year 2015.

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Media Composer 101 - Advanced - 4K Workflows Part 2: RED 4K Offline/Online in v8.3

Navigate the Ins and Outs of shooting in 4K and finishing in HD in Avid Media Composer

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 08, 2015

In the second part of our look at 4K workflows inside of Media Composer Subscription, we take a look at a RED offline/online scenario working totally in 4K, with a little help from REDCINE-X PRO.

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