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I Need You but Can’t Pay You: 4 Things to Remember When Asking for Free Work

By Bobby Marko | October 14, 2014

We've all been there! The all too familiar passion projects - ie: short films, documentaries, even feature films. When we create these projects we know in order to pull them off, we have to invite others to get the vision, to hopefully be as passionate about the project as we are, all in... Read More

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PVC at AES 2014 - Exciting New Products from Lectrosonics

Check out the details of the new L-series products

By Woody Woodhall | October 13, 2014

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) had their 137th International Convention this past week in Los Angeles and I had the opportunity to speak on-camera with a number of companies, discussing new products.

First up is a conversation with Karl Winkler, the Director of New Business for... Read More

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Why We Need Color Correction

And why we need to convince our audience that they do too.

By Terence Curren | October 13, 2014

The tools of our trade have been commoditized. Everyone can perform the job of seasoned video and film professionals, right? If you answered no, do you think the average consumer can articulate the value you add over the newcomer? How do we continue to get compensated for our hard... Read More

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Tools and free models for Element 3D

By Rich Young | October 09, 2014

Topher Welsh is back with his takes on After Effects, VFX, and motion graphics at VisualFXtuts.

It's also a good time to mention a few related recent products as we're waiting for Element 3D v2.

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Sneak peeks at Adobe Max 2014: Editing, animation, audio, and design

Co-hosted by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

By Rich Young | October 08, 2014

In addition to a new family of iOS mobile apps and enhanced Creative Cloud 2014.1 desktop tools, Adobe previewed in-development technologies in sneak peeks at Adobe MAX 2014. 

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Locking Fonts in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | October 08, 2014

Why would you want to "lock" a font?

That's a question we tackle in this week's MacBreak Studio, where I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can do exactly that.

With the integration between Final Cut Pro X and Motion, it is a common scenario for a... Read More

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Know the Pro: Stu Maschwitz

We talk Star Wars, the Visual Effects Industry, Video Copilot and all things Red Giant with Stu Maschwitz

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | October 07, 2014

This article series, to be posted once a month, will focus on one person in the Film or Television industry who’s name might not jump out at you right away, but you’ve definitely been influenced by their work.  This month, we’re talking to Visual Effects Guru, and Creative Director of Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet product line, Stu Maschwitz.

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TriCaster Mini from NewTek: a first (but intense) look

TriCaster Mini from NewTek: a first (but intense) look

TriCaster Mini is likely to become the most revered “multicamera studio in a box” in its class.

By Allan Tépper | October 07, 2014

Today NewTek announced TriCaster Mini, the newest member of its TriCaster family of “multicamera studio in a box” products. Frequent readers will recall that I have covered TriCasters in the past, and —full disclosure— have also written several contracted white papers for NewTek, in two languages. Under a non-disclosure agreement, I had a rather intense advanced briefing/discussion about TriCaster Mini with the company, and ahead you’ll see everything I love, plus details I would really like polished in an upcoming software update.

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Video Copilot Element 3D v2 unveiled

Updated

By Rich Young | October 06, 2014

Andrew Kramer unveiled new features coming in the long-awaited Video Copilot Element 3D V2, which is compatible with AE CS5+ and promised for November release.

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Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

A New Experience for Flying/Shooting FPV with HUD on Clear Lenses

By Jeff Foster | October 06, 2014

Unlike typical FPV goggles that basically block out the world around you and force you to only see what the on-board camera sees, the Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses work directly with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ with the DJI VISION app and the WiFi extender.

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New Creative Cloud and mobile apps at MAX 2014

Updated with video and additional detail

By Rich Young | October 06, 2014

Today at Adobe MAX 2014, Adobe released a new family of iOS mobile apps and enhanced Creative Cloud 2014.1 desktop tools that enable creatives to access, use and create from anywhere. Details on what's available today are available from the Creative Cloud Team at Creative Cloud: A New Era of Mobile Creativity.

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Mastering a Craft

Mastering a Craft

How does a person know when he or she has become a master at something?

By Misha Tenenbaum | October 05, 2014

Editors at every level, from students to established professionals, question their creative abilities.  From one day to the next, their feelings can go from total confidence to utter hopelessness.  One reason for this emotional fluctuation is that editors lack a concrete method of measuring their progress.  Their feelings are usually based on isolated events (e.g., screenings) that can go well or go poorly depending on a variety of factors — some of which they may not be able to control. 

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Reimagining the Way Content is Created

Reimagining the Way Content is Created

Eliminating limitation while enabling collaboration

By George Olver | October 05, 2014

How many times have you been working on a project and found yourself running into logistical or physical limitations? How many times have you known exactly what sort of shot you needed, only it was of a location that was halfway around the world? How many times have you had an... Read More

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The Padcaster Mini is now available

The Padcaster Mini is now available

iPad Mini mediographers now have more frame/case/mount options.

By Allan Tépper | October 04, 2014

Joining the original (larger sized) Padcaster, the new Padcaster Mini is similar, but sized to match Apple’s iPad Mini and iPad Mini Retina. Padcaster Mini’s purpose is to mount the iPad Mini (Retina) on a tripod or other support device, and to mount accessories and lenses. In many prior iOS mediography articles, I have covered the original Padcaster and its closest competitor, the iOgrapher. Ahead you’ll find virtues of each and help you pick the option for your iPad Mini (Retina).

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5 Questions About 5 Things

5 Questions About 5 Things

An interview with Michael Kammes about his new web series

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 03, 2014

As the Director of Technology & Marketing at Key Code Media, Michael Kammes is well versed in the technical details surrounding acquisition, storage, editorial, audio, finishing, encoding and plenty more. He’s been involved in the design and build of hundreds of NLE systems and... Read More

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After Effects World keynote by Andrew Kramer

Demo reels and keys to becoming a better artist

By Rich Young | October 02, 2014

Andrew Kramer presented the keynote at the 2014 After Effects World conference and made it available on Video Copilot. It was edited using the multi-camera workflow in Premiere Pro CC.

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ALEXA’S 10th Software Update Released: SUP 10.0

ALEXA’S 10th Software Update Released: SUP 10.0

By PVC News Staff | October 02, 2014

ARRI customers are rushing to download the 10th free software update for ALEXA, which was released this week following an open beta that began in August. It is available now at http://www.arri.com/camera/alexa/downloads/.

The many features in Software Update Packet... Read More

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Small UAV Coalition Launched to Advance the Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Small UAV Coalition Launched to Advance the Commercial Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Big News in the Fight for Aerial Videography and Photography in the US!

By Jeff Foster | October 02, 2014

Iconic photo and commercial small drone manufacturers, 3DR, Aerialtronics, Airware, Amazon Prime Air, DJI Innovations, Google[x]'s Project Wing, GoPro, and Parrot all join forces to form a coalition to fight for the rights to commercial small UAV/UAS useage and work with existing orgnaizations to devlop safety and proper regulatory oversight in this exploding industry.

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Boris FX Adds Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Support to Boris Continuum Complete and RED Product Lines

Boris FX Adds Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Support to Boris Continuum Complete and RED Product Lines

By PVC News Staff | October 01, 2014

Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED. "From the advanced vector titling of Boris RED 5.5 to the... Read More

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Email Marketing For Freelancers - Why You Need A Mailing List

By Dan Carr | September 30, 2014

I started off this series of posts last month with a look at simplified accounting for freelancers, using FreshBooks.  This month I want to talk about an incredibly powerful, yet highly underused marketing tool, the email newsletter.

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