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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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PVC at NAB 2014 - Zeiss Rounds out Their Zoom Line

PVC at NAB 2014 - Zeiss Rounds out Their Zoom Line

Plus some information around lens usability

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 15, 2014

Matt Jeppsen talks with Richard Schleuning about what Zeiss had to showcase at NAB 2014. They discuss the new ultra-wide zoom that's a companion to some other existing products from Zeiss. The series is the only cine zoom in the world that can cover a full frame chip. They also talk about... 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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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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PVC at NAB 2014 - Take an Exclusive Look at the CION from AJA

PVC at NAB 2014 - Take an Exclusive Look at the CION from AJA

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 09, 2014

Matt Jeppsen stops by the AJA booth at NAB 2014 to take a look at the big news from the show, which is around the CION camera AJA announced. Bryce Button talks through some of the details and features of the camera and the two discuss some of the camera's key features.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Dig Into the Details Around Blackmagic’s URSA

PVC at NAB 2014 - Dig Into the Details Around Blackmagic’s URSA

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 09, 2014

Matt Jeppsen talks with Dan May from Blackmagic about URSA's capabilities as a full size production camera.

PVC at NAB 2014 - Blackmagic's URSA from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

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Product Review: Zacuto Z-Drive Follow Focus and Tornado Grip

A unique way to pull focus while keeping a shoulder-rig steady

By Helmut Kobler | April 09, 2014

Zacuto’s Z-Drive and Tornado Grip are an out-of-the-box answer to the problem many camera operators face when using a shoulder rig: how do you pull focus while keeping your shoulder rig steady?

 

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Avid Everywhere Connects Everyone in  a More Powerful Way

PVC at NAB 2014 - Avid Everywhere Connects Everyone in a More Powerful Way

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 09, 2014

Scott Simmons talks with Doug Hansel from Avid about Avid Everywhere and how it will allow collaboration on a totally new scale. They also talk through some of the other announcements Avid had to showcase at NAB 2014.

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Take a Tour of the FCPWORKS Suite Part 2

PVC at NAB 2014 - Take a Tour of the FCPWORKS Suite Part 2

A PVC Exclusive

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 07, 2014

FCPWORKS has taken a different approach than many at NAB 2014. They’ve chosen to setup a demo suite off-site of the busy show floor so those curious about Final Cut Pro X and how they are integrating Apple’s NLE into a number of different workflows can have a much more quiet,... Read More

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PVC at NAB 2014 - Take a Tour of the FCPWORKS Suite

PVC at NAB 2014 - Take a Tour of the FCPWORKS Suite

A PVC Exclusive

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | April 07, 2014

FCPWORKS has taken a different approach than many at NAB 2014. They’ve chosen to setup a demo suite off-site of the busy show floor so those curious about Final Cut Pro X and how they are integrating Apple’s NLE into a number of different workflows can have a much more quiet, personal demo. PVC took a tour of all the different stations set up by FCPWORKS that includes storage, digital asset management, and many different types of workflows. It was quite interesting to see the many different solutions from on-set logging via Lumberjack to the capture of 8 streams of live video with Softron to a very cool DIT station.

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Teaching Creative Editing

Teaching Creative Editing

By Misha Tenenbaum | April 03, 2014

When students walk into a class named 105 Intro to Editing Aesthetics, they don’t know exactly what to expect but they are almost universally excited by it. It’s as if they are about to learn a secret. How to edit creatively. Ah! If only they had this one class years ago they would... Read More

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Preview: The Mini XTC 9250-XL

The Wait Is Finally Over

By Don Starnes | April 01, 2014

Just in time for NAB, the 9250-XL is everything that a producer could want in a camera. The revolution has begun...

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Ultra-Portable Devices Change Workflows and Capabilities for DPs and DITs

Ultra-Portable Devices Change Workflows and Capabilities for DPs and DITs

An interview with Colorist and DIT Lorne Miess

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | March 30, 2014

DP Michael Balfry, csc, and Colorist/DIT Lorne Miess check out a shot on-set of "The Haunting Hour".

 

R.L. Stine's "The Haunting Hour" is a Canadian/American original anthology horror-fantasy series for The Hub Network. As you can imagine, the look and feel of the... Read More

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A Hands-on Experience with the ARRI AMIRA

In cameras, as in life, you get what you pay for

By Justin Aguirre | March 30, 2014

The opportunity to head up to the ARRI headquarters in Burbank for a one-on-one experience with its prototype AMIRA camera made me feel like a kid who found out I was going to Disney World.

From its classic 16mm cameras to the current ALEXA, ARRI has always had a special place in my... Read More

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Product Review: Areca ARC-8050T2 8-drive RAID with Thunderbolt 2

Add your own drives to this very fast, robust, affordable RAID

By Helmut Kobler | March 28, 2014

Areca’s new ARC-8050T2 is a industrial-strength 8 bay RAID that has a few unique things going for it. For starters, it uses a new Thunderbolt 2 connection, so it’s blazing fast when connected to a Thunderbolt 2-equipped Mac or PC. In fact, it’s the fastest 8 bay RAID I’ve ever tested, reaching about 1 GB/s read and writes in a RAID 5 configuration. Secondly, it’s the only big Thunderbolt RAID I’m aware of that you can buy without drives (street price is as low as $1,799 for the empty chassis), so you can buy your own drives without a markup, saving hundreds of dollars or more. I had a chance to set up and then run an 8050T2 on a number of projects for three weeks, and came away very impressed. If you’ve got even a mild do-it-yourself spirit, this is probably the RAID for you.

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How Does NAB 2014 Fit Into Your Schedule?

How Does NAB 2014 Fit Into Your Schedule?

ProVideo Coalition writers talk through what it means for them to make the trek out to Vegas in early April

By The ProVideo Coalition | March 25, 2014

from NAB 2009...NAB 2009 Wrapup Discussion, by Matt Jeppsen

 

NAB Show bills itself as the world's largest B2B media & entertainment event, and it's hard to dispute that claim. In recent years they've made a conscious effort to focus on content creation... Read More

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Flying The 4K Blackmagic Production Camera

Test Flight

By Brian Hallett | March 23, 2014

4K in the air... does the greater resolution make that much of a difference? Is it necessary to shoot aerials at 4K so one can stabilize in post?  Can the Octocopter we had on hand lift the 4K Blackmagic Production Camera long enough to get all the shots needed? 

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PVC Video Production Podcast Roundup - March 2014

PVC Video Production Podcast Roundup - March 2014

Gearing up for NAB 2014

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | March 23, 2014

Brian Mulligan's 10 Best Podcasts for Video Production is a great resource and excellent introduction to a number of podcasts that focus on different areas of production and post-production. While some of the podcasts in his article are no longer being produced, it gives you a... Read More

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