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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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The Sights and Sounds of Cine Gear 2014 – Part II

The Sights and Sounds of Cine Gear 2014 – Part II

Copters, LEDs, PVC writers and more

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | June 08, 2014

Cine Gear is held on the first Friday and Saturday of every June on the Paramount lot in Los Angeles, but you could actually get a sense of what companies and products were featured if you just spent a single day at the event. That’s really not enough time to take in everything... Read More

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The Sights and Sounds of Cine Gear 2014 – Part I

The Sights and Sounds of Cine Gear 2014 – Part I

It's not NAB...but that's part of the appeal

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | June 06, 2014

Matt Jeppsen said it best in his Cine Gear 2013 Wrap Up… the reason folks like Cine Gear is because unlike NAB, it’s smaller, more intimate, and a lot more cine-focused. It’s a much different show, and the size of the event allows you to get a better handle on the... Read More

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Answering the Essential Color Correction Question: Am I Doing This Right?

Answering the Essential Color Correction Question: Am I Doing This Right?

Patrick Inhofer talks to us about his experience as a professional colorist and his latest Home Study Course

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | June 04, 2014

While Patrick Inhofer is no stranger to ProVideo Coalition, much of his energy and output over the past few years has been on his site, the Tao of Color Grading. His focus there is around color grading & finishing, but he admits that is one part technology, one part art, and ten parts... Read More

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Directing Motion with Vincent Laforet

Directing Motion with Vincent Laforet

An interview with the man on a 10 week, 32 city tour of the country

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | June 03, 2014

Vincent Laforet is a man with no shortage of accolades. A three-time winner at the prestigious 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, Laforet has been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Photography.” He was also awarded with a Gold, Silver, and a Bronze... Read More

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Product Review: Hexolux D7 LED Fresnel Light

Product Review: Hexolux D7 LED Fresnel Light

An LED light with good color precision, power and control.

By Helmut Kobler | June 02, 2014

The Hexolux D7 LED light ($2400) is one of those lights that breaks ground because it can take the place of many conventional lights you’ve been using for years without the compromises that have typically characterized LEDs.

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By PVC Development | June 01, 2014

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Blackmagic Cameras and Clean Audio

How to "sweeten" the audio in your NLE

By Brian Hallett | May 29, 2014

No doubt, good sound is as important as good pictures. The problem?  How can you record good sound on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera when the in-camera preamps are a little less than desired?  I'll show how you can use your NLE's audio equalizer and on-camera accessories to help everything sound a little bit better.  

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Discover the Present and Future of Premiere Pro

Discover the Present and Future of Premiere Pro

Richard Harrington tells us what to expect at the upcoming Premiere Pro World Conference

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 28, 2014

Conferences of different shapes and sizes take place at various times throughout the year, but the Premiere Pro World Conference is set to be very different. Taking place this July, the three-day training conference brings together world-renowned industry experts, the Adobe Premiere Pro team... Read More

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Learning About the How AND Why When It Comes to Cinematography

Learning About the How AND Why When It Comes to Cinematography

Art Adams tells us about his career, the industry and what you can expect from his upcoming lighting class

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | May 21, 2014

Art Adams is a man who needs no introduction to ProVideo Coalition readers. His channel on PVC, Stunning Good Looks, is a collection of invaluable information for cinematographers, but folks on every side of a production can find something of interest in them. As great as it is to read about... Read More

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The pCam Film + Digital App

The one app for cameramen.

By Brian Hallett | May 19, 2014

If there was one app... and only one app you could carry on your iPhone/iPad/ and iPod Touch then the pCam app is it.  It is my go-to shooting app.  It, quite literally, has more than a little bit of everything and will help with those on-set calculations to be done quickly and smoothly.   

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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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A Recipe for Analog to Digital Video Transfer:  Baking

A Recipe for Analog to Digital Video Transfer:  Baking

Problems encountered in the process of preserving our video past

By Richard Wirth | May 05, 2014

We had a project come to us recently that required the transfer of ¾ inch videotape to digital files. To those for whom analog videotapes have become a mysterious relic akin to Egyptian hieroglyphs, let it be known that much of our cultural heritage still exists only on this medium.

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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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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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Finally…The Ability to Stream Live with the Quality of a Multi-Camera Network Production Studio

Finally…The Ability to Stream Live with the Quality of a Multi-Camera Network Production Studio

An interview with the folks who’ve made the TriCaster a lot more versatile

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 28, 2014

News about Mushroom Networks entering the NewTek Developer Network was announced at NAB 2014, but digesting the significance of this solution was difficult during such a busy time period. Although there are multiple facets to this integration, the bottom line is that it will allow for live... 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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Advice and Insight Around Cinematic & Dramatic Lighting from August Bradley

Advice and Insight Around Cinematic & Dramatic Lighting from August Bradley

Plus info around his upcoming Big League CineSummit presentation

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 25, 2014

August Bradley creates distinctive portraits, conceptual images, TV commercials and short films with an artistic feel and a sense of drama and mystery. As such, he's someone who knows a thing or two about achieving dramatic lighting, and those insights are relevant to professionals no... Read More

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The Foundry launches MODO 801

The Foundry launches MODO 801

New release introduces new, innovative and significantly enhanced 3D content creation workflows

By PVC News Staff | April 25, 2014

Leading software developer The Foundry has announced the release of a brand new version of its popular 3D content creation application, MODO.   In MODO 801, nearly every element of the end-to-end 3D workflow has been improved upon and tweaked in response to extensive customer feedback... Read More

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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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