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Achieve an Efficient Production by Becoming Proficient at Pre-Production

How to better understand the importance of pre-production

By Bobby Marko | September 10, 2014

Problems always occur in video and film production. It’s the nature of the work we do. There are always outside forces beyond our control and no matter what we do to prepare for them, we are always faced with a problem to solve that we didn’t count on or didn’t foresee.... Read More

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Dissecting those upcoming Adobe Premiere Fall CC 2014 Preview Features

The CC train continues to steam along with a preview of even more new and needed features

By Scott Simmons | September 10, 2014

In advance of IBC 2014 Adobe has shown a whole slew of updates that we can expect to see in the next version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 as well as a lot of other Creative Cloud video apps. This release looks to be another important update for those hardcore PPro users as there are some very important things coming. Adobe is still listening as these are all things we’ve been asking for. Let’s dissect some of them.

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Media Composer 101 - Lesson 1

Let's get started learning Avid Media Composer Subscription

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | September 10, 2014

In this introductory Lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe introduces you to Avid Media Composer Subscription (also called MC8). 

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iPhone 6+ (5.5“): The new iPad for iOS mediographers?

iPhone 6+ (5.5“): The new iPad for iOS mediographers?

As I hoped, Apple made this new 5.5” version even better for iOS mediographers

By Allan Tépper | September 09, 2014

In hopeful anticipation of greater things in a (then only rumored) iPhone 6 (5.5 inch version) with improved mediography capabilities, I put my iPad Mini Retina 128GB up for sale last week. Today, Apple confirmed the rumor that there would indeed be a 5.5 version of the iPhone 6, which is officially called the iPhone 6 Plus. Ahead are its new video features and specs.

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EditShare Unveils XStream EFS Enterprise Scale-Out Storage Solution at IBC 2014

EditShare Unveils XStream EFS Enterprise Scale-Out Storage Solution at IBC 2014

Enterprise-class, distributed and redundant “scale-out” file system offers unmatched performance for real-time workflows

By PVC News Staff | September 09, 2014

EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced EditShare XStream EFS, a new enterprise storage solution aimed at media markets. Demonstrated for the first time at IBC2014 (stand 7.G37), EditShare XStream EFS is a... Read More

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Canon’s “Touch and Try” at IBC2014

Visitors of the Canon stand at IBC2014 will be able to try the Cinema EOS Cameras and new camcorders recently launched.

By Jose Antunes | September 09, 2014

Canon has announced more details about its activities at IBC – the leading global trade show for media and broadcast professionals to be held at the RAI exhibition and convention centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 12-16 September 2014 – and the news are exciting for those interested into Canon's products.

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Batch Encoding in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | September 09, 2014

Batch exporting directly from Final Cut Pro X?

That's what Steve Martin from Ripple Training explores in today's episode of MacBreak Studio.

While there are many sharing options built into Final Cut Pro X, some folks turn to Compressor, Apple's... Read More

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Tracking and Managing the Business Side of Producing Content

Tracking and Managing the Business Side of Producing Content

An interview with Joel Stoner, CEO and Founder, AlterMedia

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 09, 2014

Studio Suite is a leading studio management software, and it meets the demands of thousands of users in post-production facilities in over 40 countries. Their customers include huge companies like Sony and Warner Bros but also hundreds of small boutique & corporate in-house production... Read More

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The Terence and Philip Show: Episode 64 – Finding the Resolution Sweet Spot with 4K

The Terence and Philip Show: Episode 64 – Finding the Resolution Sweet Spot with 4K

Terence and Philip discuss 4K – the good, the bad, and the bandwidth

By PVC News Staff | September 09, 2014

To listen to the Terence and Philip Show episode #64 where Terence Curren and Philip Hodges discuss 4K pipeline issues, a sweet spot with resolution and more, click the player below. A transcript of the episode itself is below the player.

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Call for Entries: Toronto International SHORT Film Festival

Call for Entries: Toronto International SHORT Film Festival

EXTENDED DEADLINE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

By PVC News Staff | September 08, 2014

Toronto stands as the largest media market in Canada, it boasts the world-renowned Royal Ontario Museum, the massive Art Gallery of Ontario, the Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and now a premiere international short film festival. The inaugural Toronto... Read More

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The Foundry Launches COLORWAY for MAXON Cinema 4D

The Foundry Launches COLORWAY for MAXON Cinema 4D

Free new kit introduces compatibility with industry-leading 3D app

By PVC News Staff | September 08, 2014

Following the unveiling of COLORWAY in July, The Foundry has now launched the COLORWAY kit for MAXON Cinema 4D. COLORWAY accelerates the creative design process, giving users access to a simple environment where they can develop looks and lighting for 3D objects and scenes, then share a... Read More

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Adobe Video tools: Fall CC 2014 preview [updated]

rounding up blogs and video

By Rich Young | September 08, 2014

At IBC 2014, Adobe is previewing the latest features coming to Creative Cloud pro video apps (blog). Features are a bit light this time, except for some important new ones in Premiere, but these are updates not new version releases. Hopefully there are few kinks in any UI changes amid the high-DPI functionality upgrades. Read More

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Living and Working Off-Site and Online

Living and Working Off-Site and Online

What sort of considerations come into play now that so many professionals are allowed to and even required to work remotely?

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | September 07, 2014

Homer Simpson once described working from home as his dream, and it’s a sentiment shared by many professionals. How many people have dreamed of a morning commute lasting no longer than 30 seconds? A lunch break spent on the back porch? Or having the desire to do something at the end of... Read More

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Sir Richard Branson Invests In 3D Robotics

Brings Aerial Expert Colin Guinn to Necker Island for a Demo

By Jeff Foster | September 07, 2014

In a surprise posting on the Virgin website this weekend, Sir Richard Branson share about interest in this emerging technology and acknowledges his investment into the tech company founded by Chris Anderson.

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ARRI Alexa Firmware To Enable 3.2K ProRes For Up-Scaling To 4K

By Dan Carr | September 05, 2014

Not wanting to leave Alexa owners out in the cold after last week’s 4k Amira announcement, Arri have unveiled plans for an Alexa firmware update in early 2015 that will enable 3.2k ProRes recording.

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Review: Tascam iXJ2 preamp/A>D enables dual-mic/2-channel opportunities for iOS mediography

Review: Tascam iXJ2 preamp/A>D enables dual-mic/2-channel opportunities for iOS mediography

A discontinued interface from Tascam is still ideal for certain recording and streaming events.

By Allan Tépper | September 05, 2014

Although the Tascam iXJ2 preamp/A>D is officially discontinued, fortunately it is still available (for now). Ahead you’ll discover why the iXJ2 is a unique enabler for high-quality dual-mic/2-channel, 48 kHz/24-bit iOS recordings, including several use-cases: interviews, sportscasting, and even voiceover auditions; when it’s appropriate, and when it isn’t.

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Agenda Set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet

Agenda Set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet

This SuperMeet promises to be the largest gathering of Final Cut, Adobe, and Avid and editors, filmmakers, and more during IBC

By PVC News Staff | September 05, 2014

The stage show agenda has now been set for the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2014 on Sunday, 14 September 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam, NL. The SuperMeet agenda will feature film editors Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey as... Read More

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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units

Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units

Now Available for the Avid™ Product Family for the First-Time

By PVC News Staff | September 04, 2014

Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC) Units are now available from Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film. The sixteen Units include new filters, features, and speed improvements from the recently updated flagship product, Boris Continuum... Read More

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Comparing 3D type options for After Effects

Ray-traced 3D is walking dead

By Rich Young | September 04, 2014

While some may claim that the After Effects CS6-era Ray-traced 3D renderer is a minor feature that you can ignore, it's still a strong option for basic motion graphics with realistic reflections and refractions, and very fast if you have an Nvidia CUDA GPU. If you're not committed one way or another, you may want to check out an integrated in-depth resource from Eran Stern that compares major alternatives for creating 3D type.

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