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In third grade, Richard Wirth was already reading anything he could find about television while dreaming of becoming a professional in the world of television and film production. Stops on the life timeline at American Forces Television, the Motion Picture Association, several mid-western pr...

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Jumping into the 10G Networking Market

Jumping into the 10G Networking Market

Bob Zelin tells us about the game changing difference that Sonnet’s Twin 10G represents

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 30, 2015

Late last year, Sonnet Technologies announced the Dual-Port 10GBase-T Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter, which promised to be a near-plug-and-play solution for adding 10G network connectivity to any computer with Thunderbolt 2 or Thunderbolt ports. A powerful and versatile product, the Twin 10G... Read More

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Shooting in Raw

Shooting in Raw

The Real World Use of Raw Footage

By Dorian Heller | January 30, 2015

We've all heard it, but how many actual know the benefits of shooting in a raw format? Most modern camera systems have the ability to capture raw photos or even video.

An Easy Way To Think About It:

Let's take photography as an example; your camera lets you shoot in either... Read More

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I am a Bird

Experiencing the Inspire 1

By Mark Spencer | January 26, 2015

This weekend my friend Gary Yost took out his new DJI Inspire 1 for some test flights. The footage is so pretty I thought it was worth sharing.

Though overall he loves the Inspire 1, he does have some criticisms. In his words:

The great news is that this craft is so... Read More

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Input from Video Professionals Needed in Congress

Input from Video Professionals Needed in Congress

A special message regarding modernization to the Communications Act

By Roslyn Layton | January 19, 2015

It is not an understatement to say that the future of the Internet is video. The conventional understanding of the Internet is to enable one application in particular: browsing websites on the World Wide Web.  But the Internet is turning into television. The Internet’s architecture and value chain are evolving to enable the demands of video.

Online video already accounts for three-quarters of Internet traffic today, and this amount in exabytes is expected to double in the next five years. The Internet drives 5% of America’s economy. Video professionals make much of the content that fuels digital goods and services, America’s third largest export.  There is a great opportunity for video professionals in the future, provided that the economics will support a robust ecosystem.

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Discover What It Means to Create and Utilize the New Sapphire 8

Discover What It Means to Create and Utilize the New Sapphire 8

An interview with professionals on both sides of the latest release from GenArts

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 16, 2015

With the release of Sapphire 8, GenArts has unleashed the biggest addition to Sapphire in its history, but those aren't just the bold words of a press statement. Professionals across the industry have taken notice of the new and updated effects featured in this version of Sapphire, and have... Read More

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How to Build an In-House Studio

How to Build an In-House Studio

So the decision has been made to bring video production in-house.

By Greg Ball | January 14, 2015

So the decision has been made to bring video production in-house, and you’re the company’s video guru. You’ve been tasked with building an in-house video facility. You’re not sure whether to jump for joy or to become a stock holder... Read More

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Surviving Your First Film Market

Surviving Your First Film Market

Dear Filmmaker: you really need to start learning about this end of the business.

By Arthur Vincie | January 11, 2015

In November I went to my very first American Film Market.  If you're a filmmaker or any kind of "content creator," you really need to start learning about this end of the business.  I'm still a neophyte, so this is less a definitive guide and more of a set of observations and tips that I picked up while there.

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New Workflow for Client Review

New Workflow for Client Review

Wipster.IO: An In Depth Look

By Dorian Heller | January 09, 2015

A year ago, sharing review videos for my clients meant a password protected Vimeo link and an email with the link and password to access. It also meant the client watched the video, and then emailed back a list of changes, perhaps with timecode marks, although sometimes not. In many cases, my... Read More

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A Look Back on 2014

A Look Back on 2014

The Year in Review on ProVideo Coalition

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 31, 2014

As a few ProVideo Coalition writers have already mentioned, 2014 saw a continuation of a number of developments that have dominated the industry for the last few years. The democratization of the industry continues to be a hot topic, and it has and will continue to change the way current and... Read More

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Here are Simple Methods to Help You Start Your Film Project in 2015!

By Bobby Marko | December 30, 2014

So you have an idea for a project you'd like to kick off in 2015 - it could be a short film, feature film, documentary, animation, anything in which you will need time, money and resources. But there is this seemingly invisible wall that stands in your way of starting. No matter which way... Read More

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What Will You Remember About 2014?

What Will You Remember About 2014?

A PVC Roundtable discussion around the highlights and developments of 2014 with some predictions for 2015 and beyond

By The ProVideo Coalition | December 28, 2014

2014 saw a number of shakeups across media & entertainment. AJA’s announcement of the CION at NAB grabbed a lot of attention and headlines, but the FS7 from Sony and the VariCams from Panasonic proved various manufactures had something to show off this year. Updates that Adobe rolls... Read More

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From Filmmaker to Stock Footage Evangelist

From Filmmaker to Stock Footage Evangelist

How one filmmaker has discovered the creative and financial benefits of using and shooting stock footage

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 22, 2014

Not too long ago a particular image on Twitter caught my eye, and you can probably see why…

From period pieces to shot-on-film aerials, see some epic new footage in Recreated. http://t.co/gigZfLgfmW pic.twitter.com/yfwnTT4puN

— Dissolve (@dissolve) August 19, 2014... Read More

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The Changing Face of Broadcast News, Sports and Entertainment in 2014 and Beyond

The Changing Face of Broadcast News, Sports and Entertainment in 2014 and Beyond

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 22, 2014

We’ve talked with the folks at EVS at numerous industry events, and they always have something exciting to showcase. Their industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and... Read More

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Networking, Establishing Skills and Staying Inspired

Networking, Establishing Skills and Staying Inspired

Advice From A Motion Designer

By Dorian Heller | December 20, 2014

Developing your skills as a motion designer is a vital part of becoming a successful artist in the field. However, in the industry it takes more than just technical merit to be an expert.

Experience and the Value of Networking

I started looking out to my local Seattle community of... Read More

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Cameras in the Sky

Cameras in the Sky

From kites to helicopters, how we view our world from above

By Richard Wirth | December 14, 2014

"Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." — Socrates

If Socrates were alive today, he would probably own a drone.

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(Alternative) Christmas Gift Ideas for the Video Professional – 2014 Edition

(Alternative) Christmas Gift Ideas for the Video Professional – 2014 Edition

For anyone who wants to think about giving gifts for industry professionals in a different light

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 12, 2014

It’s December, which means Christmas gift item lists are everywhere. You don’t even need to look all that far to find some great ones on PVC, as Jose Antunes put together his Christmas Gifts for DSLR Videographers, Scott Simmons published his annual Christmas Gift Ideas... Read More

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Helping Video Professionals Reach New Audiences for their Customers

Helping Video Professionals Reach New Audiences for their Customers

Wowza showcases the direct channel from producer to consumer that’s now available to everyone

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 10, 2014

We were introduced to the folks at Wowza during IBC 2014, where the big news centered on JVC joining their partner program.  But that was just part of the story they had to share with attendees, and we wanted to learn more about the company that helps organizations harness the power of... Read More

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7 Ways To Help Prep for an International Doc Style Project

By Bobby Marko | December 09, 2014

I recently returned from my sixth trip to Guatemala, capturing footage in support of Athentikos' I AM ART intiative. It never fails, I learn something new each time I travel internationally for video production. But this time I decided to write some things down to share with you in the... Read More

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Creating, Promoting and Utilizing Corporate Video Content

Creating, Promoting and Utilizing Corporate Video Content

An interview about the ins and outs of corporate video content using 4K, YouTube and more

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | November 23, 2014

As companies and organizations of all sizes realize the importance of a digital presence, video professionals have the opportunity to create video content which enables those companies and organizations to establish and build that presence. Digital content is becoming incredibly relevant in... Read More

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Ask an Expert: OS Upgrade Issues, Retiming Animations within Titles and Camera/TV Combos

Ask an Expert: OS Upgrade Issues, Retiming Animations within Titles and Camera/TV Combos

This month in the ProVideo Coalition Mailbag

By The ProVideo Coalition | November 18, 2014

In our November 2014 Mailbag, readers asked questions about how to solve their OS upgrade issues, retiming animations within titles, what might be a good camera/TV combo and plenty more. Mark Spencer and Jose Antunes offered their insights and get specific about how readers can solve these... Read More

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