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Written by a collection of the best writers in the industry and covering topics ranging from editing to motion graphics to live production. This channel features an incredibly diverse collection of authors and articles. Find out more about each of them...

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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Find Out How You Can Smoke the Competition with Free 3D Effects Templates

Find Out How You Can Smoke the Competition with Free 3D Effects Templates

An interview with template creator Brian Mulligan

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 24, 2013

Autodesk recently released five free 3D effects templates created by Smoke master Brian Mulligan in Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1. Each template comes as a ready-to-use Smoke archive and provides a great introduction to working with animated 3D elements, textures, reflections and 3D lighting... Read More

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An Interview with the Hearts and Minds Behind Dell’s M3800

An Interview with the Hearts and Minds Behind Dell’s M3800

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 24, 2013

Back in July at SIGGRAPH 2013 I stopped by the Dell Whisper Suite to check out a couple of the new products that were on display and one of them was the Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation. The folks there shared some key details around what the product would eventually look like but were... Read More

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Mechanical Television

Mechanical Television

The Early Days of Television Revolved Around Spinning Disk Technology

By Richard Wirth | October 22, 2013

Mechanical television.  Does that mean motors, pulleys, gears and other moving parts?  Why, yes.  It does. 

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Lagoa Makes Digital 3D Content Creation Available to Everyone, Everywhere

Lagoa Makes Digital 3D Content Creation Available to Everyone, Everywhere

An interview with Lagoa CEO Thiago Costa

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 18, 2013

I first found out about Lagoa when I visited their booth at SIGGRAPH this year and talked to Jason Brynford-Jones about their platform. What jumped out at me was that the solution allowed rendering to be done on the cloud where they can take advantage of massive processing power, which I know... Read More

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Review

A Broadcaster's Perspective

By Brian Hallett | October 14, 2013

Seven days... I had the camera for exactly seven days.  That was seven days to take the little camera through the paces and see what are the strengths, weaknesses and how it would fit in a broadcaster's tool kit.   I will say, shooting with a brand new camera is always a bit of a discovery process for any cameraman and these seven days proved to be rewarding.  To help you with your tests/discovery process with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera you'll find both color graded and ungraded videos that are downloadable.  This way you can see the footage and do your own color grade.

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The Art and Science of VFX in Films

The Art and Science of VFX in Films

VFX has always been an integral part of the major blockbuster Bollywood movies

By PVC International Staff | October 11, 2013

ProVideo Coalition is working with Studio Systems to bring our worldwide audience exclusive content. Studio Systems, the only dedicated publication serving the booming markets for broadcast, post production and animation technology in India, is today... Read More

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Exclusive Webinar: The Anatomy of a 4K Feature

Exclusive Webinar: The Anatomy of a 4K Feature

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 02, 2013

4K is on the tip of everyone's tongue…but just how feasible is it today? Listen to a discussion that comes out of the "How we make movies" event from RED Studios, Hollywood. Recorded in front of a live audience, Director Jeremy Torrie & Gary Jackemuk, colorist and DI Artist,... Read More

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Exclusive Webinar: Learn How You Can Improve the Efficiency of Your Workflow

Exclusive Webinar: Learn How You Can Improve the Efficiency of Your Workflow

Watch the archived version of this free webcast

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 30, 2013

If you are considering or have already switched to Adobe Premiere Pro for your video editing, then you may want to take advantage of new hardware technologies to improve the efficiency of your workflow. Whether you are a wedding /corporate videographer or indie film maker the demands for... Read More

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Live - From Coast to Coast!

Live - From Coast to Coast!

AT&T Builds Television's Version of America's Transcontinental Railroad

By Richard Wirth | September 29, 2013

Today, we think nothing of clicking our remote and have live images from somewhere else in the world appear on the screen.  Push a few buttons on our computer and loved ones living far away appear.  But in television's early days, a live program meant we were watching a local program.

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Speaker Line-Up Announced for Post Production Master Class

Speaker Line-Up Announced for Post Production Master Class

Companies represented include Technicolor-PostWorks, Deluxe and Goldcrest Post Productions

By Kurt Gardner | September 25, 2013

Createasphere, the leading community builder uniting business leaders, content creators, emerging technology providers and thought leaders working in entertainment and media, is pleased to announce the participating speakers for its Post Production Master Class (PPMC), taking place October 7,... Read More

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Post Work-Flow

How to process 2.5K when you have a crap computer

By Brian Hallett | September 23, 2013

You bought the BMCC... You’ve been shooting ProRes or DNxHD... and now you want to harness the full potential of the camera.  2.5K... raw.  The problem... you’re computer isn’t exactly up to the suggested specs to run DaVinci Resolve. 

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Editorial to Color Grading from a Colorist’s POV: A Guest Post From Robbie Carman

Prep and Communication Are Key

By Scott Simmons | September 17, 2013

PVC is happy to welcome Robbie Carman from Mixing Light aboard for a guest post about the editor and colorist relationship as well as discussion on the editorial to color grading workflow. This article is a companion piece to an article on the same topic written by PVC’s own Scott Simmons that is posted over at Mixing Light. The idea of these companion posts is to discuss two very important parts of post-production (editing and grading) from two different points of view. We hope you enjoy these unique articles that are exclusive to Pro Video Coalition and Mixing Light.

Take it away Robbie …

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Television for the Troops

The First TV Network Built in a War Zone - The American Forces Vietnam Network

By Richard Wirth | September 08, 2013

As America’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan winds down, I think back to another long running war – Vietnam. It is well known Vietnam was the first war brought into people’s homes by television. But television proved useful going the opposite direction as well.

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Hold The Roll: Chapter Two, “A New Deal”

Hold The Roll: Chapter Two, “A New Deal”

A New Deal

By Michael Caporale | September 08, 2013

For the average free-lancer on a film crew, it all starts with making the deal. Each and every film is a unique job and each film is staffed by a collection of workers who must first form an agreement with the producers who manage the film.  It begins as a verbal agreement—a simple... Read More

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Hold The Roll: Chapter One, “Science & Art”

Hold The Roll: Chapter One, “Science & Art”

Science and Art

By Michael Caporale | September 08, 2013

Science and Art

Motion picture production is not an exact science, if it be a science at all--not that it is devoid of science--but that is not the first thought that comes to mind when we see a movie. Nevertheless, even in the early days of the industry, there was an awareness of the... Read More

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4K UHDTV - Opportunity or Hype?

4K UHDTV - Opportunity or Hype?

Is India ready for 4K broadcast?

By PVC International Staff | September 04, 2013

ProVideo Coalition is working with Studio Systems to bring our worldwide audience exclusive content. Studio Systems, the only dedicated publication serving the booming markets for broadcast, post production and animation technology in India, is today considered the information... Read More

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Introduction to “Hold The Roll”

Introduction to “Hold The Roll”

A serialized-by-chapter book by Michael Caporale

By Michael Caporale | August 30, 2013

"Hold the Roll--Film Culture In a Digital World"

By Michael Caporale Copyright © 2012 Michael Caporale All Rights Reserved

Introduction

Having recently wrapped the production of a digital feature film in Fort Lauderdale working as a DIT, (that’s a Digital Imaging... Read More

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera In The Field

Essentials to getting the best out of the camera

By Brian Hallett | August 29, 2013

When I shoot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera... I am on the move.  In the car.  Out of the car.  One minute I am walking up the Korean War Veteran's Bridge over Nashville to get a sunset shot and the next I'm hoofing it down riverside to shoot an Anchor stand-up.  If it doesn't fit in my back pack or in my two hands... it gets left behind.

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Exclusive Webinar: Critical Success Factors for Managing Digital and Visual Assets

Exclusive Webinar: Critical Success Factors for Managing Digital and Visual Assets

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | August 29, 2013

Are you struggling to leverage the use of digital technologies to increase your brand awareness, streamline your workflows, encourage global collaboration, provide agility, and reduce your time-to-production? If so, join Createasphere, North Plains and IO Integration for an interactive... Read More

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IMAG 101 - Part 2

The Positions

By Aaron Williams | August 21, 2013

IMAG 101

The previous post in this series covered the basic gear involved with an IMAG system. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, go check it out so you’re up to speed.

Part 2: The Positions

Running an IMAG system takes a big team effort, and involves several... Read More

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