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Who Wants to Take ANOTHER Lighting Class?

Who Wants to Take ANOTHER Lighting Class?

I'm hosting my second "Lighting for Faces" workshop at Mole Richardson in Hollywood on May 28th.

By Art Adams | May 15, 2014

 

Due to the success of last year’s lighting class Abel Cine has asked me to come back and do it again. So I am:

“How to Light Faces: Hard Light, Soft Light and Damage Control”

It will be held on May 28th, 2014 at the Mole Richardson Stage in... Read More

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Discover How Lars von Trier’s Films Ravish and Revolt Audiences Across the World

Discover How Lars von Trier’s Films Ravish and Revolt Audiences Across the World

Watch the webinar archive with VFX designer and colorist Peter Hjorth

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 14, 2014

Peter Hjorth is a long time collaborator of the most interesting Scandinavian directors and Lars von Trier in particular. Peter serves as 2nd unit director, visual effects supervisor and/or post production wizard on all kinds of special projects. Other collaborators include Thomas Vinterberg,... Read More

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Pro Tools 11 Hardware and Software Upgrade

Life is a Beta Test

By Woody Woodhall | May 13, 2014

There are many of us in Hollywood and beyond who depend on the dependability of Avid’s Pro Tools digital audio workstation.  Many of us have been using it for many years and in many different hardware and software iterations.  Studio owners like myself, wade in slowly as we take... Read More

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Blackmagic Production Camera Noise Test

How much can you clean up a noisy image

By Brian Hallett | May 12, 2014

How much noise is too much noise?  Or, is the better question:  How much noise can DaVinci Resolve's noise reduction clean up pushed Blackmagic Production Camera footage?  I take the Production Camera and test all three ISOs to see exactly where each setting lands when it comes to noise, and how likely noise reduction can save your shot.

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Cure audio spill in multi-mic situations with an AT-MX351a automatic mixer

Cure audio spill in multi-mic situations with an AT-MX351a automatic mixer

With the AT-MX351a from Audio Technica, you can sound as good with multi-mics as with a single one.

By Allan Tépper | May 10, 2014

If you have ever been disappointed when your audio quality drops exponentially as you add more microphones with a talk show, interview or reality, due to a phenomenon called spill, bleed or “crosstalk”, and you can’t afford the time to mulitrack and fix it in post, you’ll be happy to know that there is a hardware device to solve it in real time, either live, “live on tape” or —more commonly nowadays— "live to flash memory”. Enter the AT-MX351a automatic mixer from Audio Technica. Here are my introduction and initial tests.

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The Apertus Axiom Beta Camera

Interview with Sebastian Pichelhofer

By Brian Hallett | May 04, 2014

Do you want a chance to help build a better camera?  Then read this:  Apertus, an open source camera project, will soon kick off their crowd-funding campaign where they will be looking for early adopters and developers for their upcoming Axiom Beta Camera.  One just has to be willing to put down their money on a camera that is in the development phases.  

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UPDATE: PVC Experts & Answers Webinars: NAB 2014 Wrap-up

UPDATE: PVC Experts & Answers Webinars: NAB 2014 Wrap-up

Watch the On-Demand version now!

By PVC News Staff | May 02, 2014

ProVideo Coalition writers Scott Simmons and Matthew Jeppsen talked through what they saw and what they didn't see at NAB this year during a live webinar. The guys told us what technology and tools they saw at the event and discussed what these things mean to individuals and to the industry... Read More

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Using Google Earth and Helios For Location Scouting

Using Google Earth and Helios For Location Scouting

By Kendal Miller | May 01, 2014

It has been said that 90% of good cinematography is pointing the camera at something that looks good, and for me a large part of that equation means shooting the right time of day for the right location. I have used Helios for a while to help determine when and where I should be for the best light, but on a recent project I was able to push this technology to a whole new level. Cultivate Studios recently received a call from a client. They wanted to be shooting on location in Turkey in ten days and I had no budget for a scout to work remotely and I had never been to the country. It was time to do some homework.

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Fiilex Releases the Q500 Specular LED Light

750W Equivalent Output with Tunable Color & Hue Control, DMX Control and more.

By Jeff Foster | April 30, 2014

Fiilex introduced the new Q500 (AC) at NAB 2014 this year and I got a chance to try it out at the show. Since then, I got a review unit to shoot with in the studio and am very pleased with the results!

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NAB 2014: My Experience

What's it like for someone to work AND play at NAB 2014? Here's my experience!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | April 28, 2014

I have to admit.  This year’s NAB was like my Oscars.  Normal people (like you and me) would go to the Academy Awards to do some “Stargazing”, as the expression goes.  That’s what I feel that I spent almost a week doing.  Star gazing.  Yes, I was there for work, and work I did, but as we all know, NAB is much more than that. 

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PVC Video Production Podcast Roundup - April 2014

PVC Video Production Podcast Roundup - April 2014

Experiencing and recovering from NAB 2014

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 28, 2014

NAB is still the bullseye on the calendar of so many people across the industry, and 2014 was no different. digitalCINEMAcafe produced shows before and during NAB that talk through the people and technology that were all over the event, while The Cutting Room streamed interviews with... Read More

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Blackmagic 4K Production Camera & IRND

How To Keep Out Infrared Pollution In Your Blacks

By Brian Hallett | April 27, 2014

That wide-open aperture... in full sun-light... I love it.  F/2.8, and lower, gives us the feeling of intimacy and helps us achieve the "film" look.  How much Neutral Density does it take to reach that look?  More importantly, how much Neutral Density can one use before Infrared pollution changes the color of your blacks?

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World’s First 3-Axis Hand-Held Sub-Pixel Stabilizer for Smartphones!

DSLRPros 3-Axis Smartphone Stabilizer

By Jeff Foster | April 24, 2014

The world's first 3-Axis smartphone hand-held stabilizer has arrived!  This is NOT just another Kickstarter campaign for a hopeful product - this is a real device designed and in production now from DSLRPros.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - The Highly Adaptable Gratical HD, from Zacuto

Check out their latest EVF design concept

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Jens Bogehegn talks to us about what Zacuto was showcasing at NAB 2014, which centered on the Gratical HD, as well as their Gratical LT. The Gratical is an EVF that uses an extremely powerful FPGA dual core processor and the latest micro-OLED displays, giving a hugely expanded contrast range... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Perform at Your Peak with the D4S from Nikon

PVC at NAB 2014 - Perform at Your Peak with the D4S from Nikon

Enhancements through the entire workflow

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Steve Heiner talks to us about Nikon's D4S camera which is a brand new pro camera for still and multimedia photographers. It has a full compliment of HD video setting for videographers as well though. The D4S builds on the success of D4 with 30% faster image processing and substantial... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - FreeFly Systems Gives Us New and Interesting Ways to Move the Camera

PVC at NAB 2014 - FreeFly Systems Gives Us New and Interesting Ways to Move the Camera

Bring big-budget camera moves to your productions

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with Tabb Firchau from FreeFly Systems about the various products they had to show off to attendees of NAB 2014. He shows us the MōVI M5 which draws on the advanced stabilization technology developed for the MōVI M10 allowing for amazingly smooth footage in even... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - ATTO Technologies Helps You Create an Effective Workflow

PVC at NAB 2014 - ATTO Technologies Helps You Create an Effective Workflow

Access storage and networks at speeds not previously available with firewire or USB

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Wayne Arvidson, VP of Marketing & Channels at ATTO Technology, talked to us about the products they showcased at NAB as well as how people have and are dealing with workflow challenges. ATTO ThunderLink and ThunderStream products are focused on prosumer and professional audio and video... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Details Around the Hilio T12 and D12 from Litepanels

PVC at NAB 2014 - Details Around the Hilio T12 and D12 from Litepanels

Plus some info around their new LED Fresnels

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Alan Ipakchian from Litepanels talks to us about the HILIO T12 and D12 which were both being showcased at the Litepanels booth during NAB 2014. The Hilio D12/T12 fixtures were designed by Litepanels to augment the lighting requirements of broadcast studios, as well as motion picture, episodic... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Digital Rapids Showcases Exciting Changes and Products

PVC at NAB 2014 - Digital Rapids Showcases Exciting Changes and Products

Find out the details around a big acquisition and their file-to-file media transformation solutions

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Mike Nann from Digital Rapids talked to us about the big news that was just announced at NAB, which was around Imagine Communications acquisition of Digital Rapids. He talks through how the vision of both companies line up well, and also tells us about their file-to-file media transformation... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Check Out K-Tek’s New Take on Audio Bags

PVC at NAB 2014 - Check Out K-Tek’s New Take on Audio Bags

Learn more about the Stingray and their new audio harness

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 24, 2014

Woody Woodhall talks with K-Tek's Dave Fisk about their new product line of audio bags. They talk through the features of the Stingray bags that were on display at the show. The Stingray audio bag features a rigid internal frame that allows the bag to stand up on its own. The rigid... Read More

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