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Review: GoPro Protune™ Firmware & Software Update for CineForm Studio

Protune Mode Adds 24p, 35Mbps Data Rate; Ideal Workflow for Professional Production

By Jeff Foster | October 15, 2012

If you were at NAB this year, then you surely caught all the excitement over at the GoPro booth!In addition to the long-awaited Wi-Fi BacPac & Remote released in August, the new CineForm studio with Protune was demoed and promises of more image control and better firmware support for the Hero2 cameras footage with our pro editing workflows. This past week, we finally got that opportunity for the free download of the Protune Firmware & Software Update for CineForm Studio, which adds Protune Mode as a firmware update to your Hero2 (24p, 35Mbps data rate & broader dynamic range) and a new software update for CineForm Studio to better prep your raw footage for production. Read More


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Hands-on with the GoPro Hero3 (part 1)

Time to give the GoPro some SERIOUS consideration!

By Jeff Foster | October 22, 2012

So GoPro had this little "launch event" this week to introduce the new Hero3 to the world and invited a bunch of media folks from all over the globe to San Francisco to take part in it and get a hands-on experience. Little did we know that even included race cars, motorcycles, hot air balloons, jets, catamarans and diving with sharks! It was an amazing experience to get a real feel for what the GoPro can do, so let's take a closer look at the Hero3... Read More


GoPro Hero3 - 240fps in Slo-Mo

Shoot and Edit Workflow for Super Slo-Mo

By Jeff Foster | November 25, 2012

This is a brief shoot/edit workflow project demonstrating the GoPro Hero3 (Black Edition) running 240fps and editing at 30fps in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for the entire video. Read More


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Product Review: GoPro Wi-Fi App

GoPro's long-awaited App for iOS mobile devices controls the Wi-Fi BacPac

By Jeff Foster | October 15, 2012

For iOS device owners, your day has finally come! You can now download the free GoPro App from the iTunes App Store to configure, control and preview your Wi-Fi-enabled GoPro remotely with your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad!(Android app is in development and will be released shortly) Read More


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Hands-on Review: GoPro Hero3 (part 2)

Side-by-side comparison of the Hero2 and Hero3 cameras.

By Jeff Foster | November 05, 2012

This is the second part of my hands-on review of the new GoPro Hero3 camera, where I've managed a series of side-by-side tests with the Hero2 camera in various scenarios - from multiple frame rates, resolutions and lighting conditions, in both video/still shots, raw and processed with the CineForm Studio software. Read More


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Find Out Everything On-set Professionals Need to Know About Color Correction

Learn How to Deliver Stunning Images on February 6th, 2013 at 11:00 AM PST

By PVC News Staff | January 21, 2013

Event Date: 02/06/2013 11:00 AM

Get the scoop on color theory and grading for on-set professionals in this exclusive webcast with Juan Carlos Ortiz-Duran, colorist, DIT and local 600 member whose latest work includes MTV's hit show "Teen Wolf." Juan Carlos will be sharing his... Read More


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After Effects ExtendScript Training: Ep. 1, 2 & 3

ExtendScript Script Writing Training

By David Torno | April 19, 2013

Welcome to the After Effects ExtendScript Script Writing Training series. My name is David Torno and I will be taking you through the process of creating scripts using Adobe's scripting language called ExtendScript. This is a weekly series focused on teaching you, the After... Read More


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Native Format Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro

The promise; the reality; how to do it.

By Colin Brougham | May 15, 2011

In the past few years, a barrage of new video acquisition formats and recording methodologies have sprouted like mushrooms after the rain. The major shift has come in the form of tapeless, file-based acquisition that uses equipment that has its roots in the information technology industry. As video post-production has scrambled to keep up, editors have been left with little choice than to become ersatz compression specialists and computer technologists. We all wear a few extra hats these days, but there are times when you just want to do what you do without a lot of additional work.Adobe Systems has heard the cries of editors everywhere, and kicked open the door on a completely different way of working with tapeless, file-based media. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, which is available standalone or as the anchor application of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium bundle for both PC and Mac, is the company's latest gambit in the evolution of non-linear editing and post-production. If you tried and dismissed Premiere sometime in the past before the software received a ground-up rewrite and gained the "Pro" suffix, it's time for a second look. In this article, I will review both the general theory of the tapeless native file format workflow, and also give specific instructions (including video demonstrations) on how to get up and running quickly.Disclaimer: Yes, I am an unabashed fan of this workflow, and can't help sounding like a kid in a candy store about some of it - but read on and you'll soon understand why. Read More


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Face Replacement Part 1: BASIC

Because Two Heads Are Better Than One

By David Torno | April 22, 2009

In this two part series, I'll show you how to track and composite a face onto another body using After Effects and Mocha AE. Learn some of the tricks and hurdles you may have to deal with when trying to produce this type of effect. This tutorial is a special one and a little... Read More


Basic Video Editing with Photoshop CS4/CS5 Extended

Basic Video Editing with Photoshop CS4/CS5 Extended

Part One: Video Editing & Animation with Photoshop CS4/CS5 Extended Series

By Jeff Foster | November 28, 2011

Are you a photographer that is just starting to discover the world of video with a new HD DSLR?  Do you have video clips that just needs some basic editing but haven't yet sprung for the high-priced video editing suites like Final Cut, Premiere Pro or Avid Xpress? You can do some basic video editing right inside Photoshop CS4 and CS5 Extended and retain all the resolution of your original footage. Unlike using a consumer utility like iMovie or Movie Maker, you will have total control over color correction, video layer modifications and even plug-in effects that you're already familiar with. Read More