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How to Survive The Post House Implosion

How to Survive The Post House Implosion

How to make a living in the post-post house world

By Eric Escobar | January 06, 2015

Even in good times, video production/ post-production is a risky business. In bad times it’s downright foolish. A company has to be scrappy enough to weather the stagnant months, but robust enough to crew up for a big project that could walk through the door any second. 

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Top Cinematographers Come Together to Share Their Expertise

Top Cinematographers Come Together to Share Their Expertise

A free online event for the filmmaking community featuring presentations by accomplished cinematographers

By PVC News Staff | January 06, 2015

It's that time again. The Big League CineSummit is back, and the free online event for the filmmaking community featuring presentations by accomplished cinematographers is more jam-packed than ever. You can register now to gain access.

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Zacuto Gratical HD pre-orders get a $700 price drop

New pricing for pre-orders, now $900 off retail

By Matthew Jeppsen | January 06, 2015

Zacuto and their resellers have dropped the price on pre-orders for the Gratical HD EVF. Pre-orders for this new electronic viewfinder were previously listed at $3600, and as of today listed at $2900. This price drop is retroactively available to anyone who has already pre-ordered, they will simply need to contact their reseller to confirm the new price. 

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The Magic of Hard Links

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | January 06, 2015

What exactly are "hard links" anyway?

A better question might be "why are they useful?" - which is exactly what Sam Mestman shows Steve Martin from Ripple Training on this week's episode of MacBreak Studio.

Hard links allow the Finder to represent files on a... Read More

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Breaking: The TAYZU 720 Quadcopter at CES 2015

Breaking: The TAYZU 720 Quadcopter at CES 2015

Utilizing the ICRealtime 720-degree Camera Technology for Spherical Aerial Imaging

By Jeff Foster | January 05, 2015

There's something truly groundbreaking (skybreaking?) getting a sneak preview at CES this week in Las Vegas. It's a quadcopter that has two hemispherical cameras that take a full 720-degree 1080p/30fps video of the area you fly it in. This.... is going to be huge!

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Grading with Resolve

Side-by-Side Comparison Video

By Mark Spencer | January 05, 2015

My friend Gary Yost has been enjoying learning Resolve. He recently graded a short project I directed, shot, and edited for the Delfina Restaurant Group in San Francisco. Then, he made this great comparision video that shows the original shots next to the graded shots. I thought you... Read More

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Motion Graphics for Business - Part 1: Inspirational Films

20 years of films that have inspired motion graphics for the corporate market

By ChrisZwar | January 03, 2015

The New Year is traditionally a time for lists, and as many of the articles I published during 2014 reflected on the last 20 years of desktop video, I thought I’d wrap up the year with a list of films that have made a significant impact on motion... Read More

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Media Composer 101 - Advanced - Creating SD DVD’s from HD, 2K & 4K Projects part 1

Creating DVD screeners is trickier than it seems in Media Composer, unless you think things through first!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | January 01, 2015

In this week's Media Composer 101 tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe will show you how to create SD screening DVD's from HD, 2K, 4K and UHD projects.  If you don't think through what you're doing, you could run into trouble quicker than you think.

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The Cinematography of Prisoners

Analyzing Deakins masterful frames

By Matthew Jeppsen | January 01, 2015

Prisoners was a tense, dramatic movie. I remember being almost exhausted after watching the film for the first time. But as I mulled it over in the following days, I was struck by how subtly powerful the cinematography was. Never did it call attention to itself, but almost every frame was polished and cleanly executed. Roger Deakins is a master at naturalistic lighting, and his skill really shows in this film. 

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Master the Art of 4K Editing in Avid Media Composer

Lesson 1: Setting Up 4K Projects

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | December 31, 2014

4K is all the rage now, whether you're actually editing projects in 4K or not, is another question, but having the tools at your disposal is essential, so when you get that call from your client, you're all set to go!

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A Look Back on 2014

A Look Back on 2014

The Year in Review on ProVideo Coalition

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | December 31, 2014

As a few ProVideo Coalition writers have already mentioned, 2014 saw a continuation of a number of developments that have dominated the industry for the last few years. The democratization of the industry continues to be a hot topic, and it has and will continue to change the way current and... Read More

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15 Free Logos For Your Production Industry Business

By Dan Carr | December 31, 2014

So you’ve decided that the freelance lifestyle is for you and you’ve got a website online to show off your skills.  Getting your business branding on point should be one of your next goals but when you first start out, it’s not always... Read More

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REVIEW - Genarts Sapphire 8

One of the leaders in effects is back, but is version 8 worth your time and money?

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | December 30, 2014

I know a lot of people in the industry, both users and developers alike.  I know almost the entire teams at Boris FX, Coremelt, Digital Anarchy, Rampant Design Tools, Imagineer Systems, and many others, but I’ll be honest.  I’ve always found Genarts to be a glass ceiling... Read More

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Here are Simple Methods to Help You Start Your Film Project in 2015!

By Bobby Marko | December 30, 2014

So you have an idea for a project you'd like to kick off in 2015 - it could be a short film, feature film, documentary, animation, anything in which you will need time, money and resources. But there is this seemingly invisible wall that stands in your way of starting. No matter which way... Read More

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Using The Ronin To Capture Driving Shots

Capturing smooth cinematic driving shots

By Brian Hallett | December 29, 2014

You have this great brushless gimbal and you have to shoot car footage. You have a few options, like holding the Ronin out the back of a SUV or Pick-up.  Which can turn out fantastic, but what if you what something else.  Well, we straped the DJI Ronin to the hood of our car.  Read how we did it. 

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After Effects and Premiere Pro in 2014

A few highlights

By Rich Young | December 29, 2014

2014 was only a slightly slower year in feature releases, with After Effects development underway that one might assume will help speed work within the app in 2015. In January 2014, the AE team hinted that performance, workflow, and improved creative capability was the main focus behind the scenes, which is great with 4K gaining steam. Performance in Premiere Pro was addressed several years ago and the emphasis now is more on usability and workflow. Read More

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What Will You Remember About 2014?

What Will You Remember About 2014?

A PVC Roundtable discussion around the highlights and developments of 2014 with some predictions for 2015 and beyond

By The ProVideo Coalition | December 28, 2014

2014 saw a number of shakeups across media & entertainment. AJA’s announcement of the CION at NAB grabbed a lot of attention and headlines, but the FS7 from Sony and the VariCams from Panasonic proved various manufactures had something to show off this year. Updates that Adobe rolls... Read More

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AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera Now Shipping

AJA CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD Production Camera Now Shipping

Maximize production and minimize post with the easiest 4K workflow yet

By PVC News Staff | December 22, 2014

AJA Video Systems’ CION 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD production camera is now shipping globally. Ergonomic and lightweight in design with unparalleled connectivity, CION™ is capable of shooting at 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD resolutions. In-camera recording directly to the Apple ProRes family of... Read More

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Fast Title Changes in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on Under 5

By Mark Spencer | December 22, 2014

On this week's Final Cut Pro X Under 5, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how powerful the Timeline Index can be when it comes to modifying titles. If you've been navigating to titles by scrolling along the timeline, you won't want to miss this tip.

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Wrapping Text Around an Object

On This Week's Motion Magic

By Mark Spencer | December 22, 2014

Motion's text formatting, styling, and animating capabilties are deep - and when combined with Motion's realtime playback engine, creating text-based animations is downright addictive.

This week on Motion Magic, I show you how you can wrap text around an object in 3D... Read More

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