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Thinking About Extras

Thinking About Extras

By Arthur Vincie | July 08, 2014

This happens a lot: I’m budgeting a script and I get to this crowded street scene, or a basketball game, or a really killer dance set piece.  I figure out as best I can how many extras are needed, and budget all the related costs accordingly.  Then I present the budget to the producer and she’s horrified.  “One hundred thousand for extras?  What the hell?”

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Blackmagic Design to Hold Live Seminars in Los Angeles and New York City

Blackmagic Design to Hold Live Seminars in Los Angeles and New York City

By PVC News Staff | July 08, 2014

Blackmagic Design today announced it will host live seminars on July 24 in Los Angeles and August 13 in New York City, featuring hands on demonstrations of the company’s newly announced NAB 2014 products, including the new Blackmagic URSA and Blackmagic Studio Camera product lines. At... Read More

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Renaming and Relinking Files in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 08, 2014

 

 

Keep your filenames - and find them more easily.

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve and Mark from Ripple Training continue their exploration of the new features in the 10.1.2 update to Final Cut Pro X. Today, they explore two improvements:... Read More

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Being a Videographer in Virtual Worlds

Creating a Space Simulation video is easy with the tools available to videographers. Let me take you into a virtual world!

By Jose Antunes | July 08, 2014

I continue to test PowerDirector 12 as an option to edit my videos, and this is a new article about the program and what I am doing with it. It is also a mix of different technologies in use, from nVidia's ShadowPlay to a PC game that will be launched this year, Elite: Dangerous, from Frontier, so I thought this may interest some readers.

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After Effects Icons

Free AE Application Icons

By David Torno | July 07, 2014

Update: 07/08/14 Added AE 7 just for fun

Random post this week. I wanted to share some application icons for After Effects. I made these mostly for my ridiculous laptop that is running AE versions as far back as CS3 AE7. Being that the Adobe included icons are simple in... Read More

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3D Technology Revolutionizes Advertising and Distribution for Everyone

3D Technology Revolutionizes Advertising and Distribution for Everyone

An in-depth interview about how developments in 3D are impacting the way we produce and consume content

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | July 07, 2014

San Francisco-based DMAX Imaging creates high-end visualizations and animations for leaders in design and innovation such as Beats, Mini and Nest. Founded by three partners who wanted to reinvent the prepress experience, DMAX focuses on meeting customer needs instead of selling a particular... Read More

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Brian Hallett’s New Channel: In Focus

With permanent links to everything I've published on PVC

By Brian Hallett | July 07, 2014

I've been contributing to various production/post-production channels on the PVC Exclusive channel for awhile now, but my new channel, "In Focus" is where you'll be able to find new articles from me moving forward. Below are the links to everything I've published on the Exclusive... Read More

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Lightworks: a Professional Editor for Free

The Non-Linear Editor from EditShare for Mac, Windows and Linux, has a free version for users that only need to work at 720p.

By Jose Antunes | July 03, 2014

A non-linear editor system praised by many of Hollywood's top names, Lightworks is not on the top list of video editors, but that does not stop the creators from investing in a program that is popular in Windows and now can claim to be the first offering versions for Mac, Windows and Linux. Furthermore, there are recent public beta versions of the program to download, for the different platforms. So, why not give it a try?

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The Library Inspector in Final Cut Pro 10.1.2

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 01, 2014

Last week Apple released its 12th update to Final Cut Pro X since its release 3 years ago.

This 10.1.2 update includes a variety of workflow improvements which we covered in detail in this PVC article. Over the next few weeks we'll be discussing these changes here on... Read More

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Nikon D810 Wants EOS 5D’s Video Crown

With the new D810 DSLR, Nikon wants to take the crown from Canon's video champion, the EOS 5D Mark III.

By Jose Antunes | July 01, 2014

Nikon was the first to introduce video in DSLRs, but that pioneer position did not stop Canon from taking the sceptre and running to the front. It has been this way since then, but a new era might have started: Nikon is back on the fight, with the Nikon D810, a camera conceived with video in mind. The new DSLR is launched with a mission: conquer Canon's territory in terms of video. Specifications similar to the EOS 5D Mark III and a competitive price are part of arsenal Nikon has provided the D810 with. But there is more to discover in this new camera.

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Product Review: SmallHD DP7-PRO OLED Field Monitor

Product Review: SmallHD DP7-PRO OLED Field Monitor

Color Accurate True Black HD 7.7" Field Monitor with Built in Scopes

By Jeff Foster | June 30, 2014

The SmallHD DP7-PRO OLED field monitor provides accurate color, rich blacks and an OSD/Scope system delivered through touch screen that will knock your socks off!

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EditShare Releases Shared Storage Version 7

EditShare Releases Shared Storage Version 7

By PVC News Staff | June 30, 2014

EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, has released EditShare Storage v7. Built on the newest, high-performance Linux kernel, EditShare Storage v7 is the company’s most advanced shared storage platform, delivering higher... Read More

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Atomos Ship World’s Smallest ProRes Recorder

Atomos Ship World’s Smallest ProRes Recorder

By PVC News Staff | June 30, 2014

Atomos, creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, confirm that the Ninja Star has completed the first production runs and is being shipped to the reseller channel ready to meet pre-orders. Launched at NAB the Ninja Star is a must have... Read More

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The Evolving Role of Live Online Video in Corporate Marketing

The Evolving Role of Live Online Video in Corporate Marketing

Ustream and Wainhouse Research release third research report in Business Video Now series

By PVC News Staff | June 30, 2014

Live online video is quickly emerging as an engagement tool for marketers looking to cut through the clutter of communicating with external audiences. Whether the video is used to extend the reach of product launch events, to create engaging descriptions of merchandise for sale or to provide... Read More

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Drones Prohibited in United States National Parks

Using drones to film nature and wildlife sounds exciting, but new regulations will stop you from doing just that.

By Jose Antunes | June 30, 2014

The proliferation of the use of drones for video and photography is bound to create concern to some, and the first rules about the use of drones in wildlife areas in the United States of America suggests what may be expected: for now all unmanned aircraft are banned in the United States of America National Parks.

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ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQ

ALEXA XR/XT Supports New ProRes 4444 XQ

By PVC News Staff | June 30, 2014

ARRI is announcing support for the new Apple ProRes  4444 XQ, the highest-quality version of ProRes to date, which is designed to preserve the incredible detail in high-dynamic range imagery through high-end video post-production. ProRes 4444 XQ will be available in the next Software... Read More

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DP Paul Del Vecchio & BMCC New Firmware

How the new debayer helped him acheive his film's look

By Brian Hallett | June 28, 2014

Recently, Blackmagic Design released camera firmware 1.8 for all four of their cameras: Cinema Camera, Pocket Camera, Production Camera, and the Studio Camera.  In an interview, New York based DP Paul del Vecchio talks about his work on the indie drama “Trent & Isabella.” and how the new firmware in the Cinema Camera helped him achieve the looks he lock down while on set.  

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Product Review: Genus Elite Matte Box & Bravo Follow Focus MK3

Professional Filmmaking Gear That Keeps Working

By Jeff Foster | June 27, 2014

I've had the opportunity to use the Genustech cine gear for several months now on a variety of cameras from a Sony EX3, to a Canon 60D to a Blackmagic Design Cinema Cam and a BMD Pocket Cam. Highly adjustable, durable, and travels very well. In one word: Solid.

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Do More While Saving Time and Money with 4K

Do More While Saving Time and Money with 4K

An interview with the team from Dawnrunner highlighting their upcoming webinar

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | June 27, 2014

4K has been called everything from a trend to the future of the industry, but no matter what your feelings are it’s not something that you can ignore. Numerous opportunities are created at nearly every stage of production with 4K, and decisions around shooting or not shooting in 4K impact... Read More

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“Unmult” with and without special plug-ins

Unmult, Xmult, channel and matting effects

By Rich Young | June 27, 2014

Third-party unmult plug-ins for After Effects are used to create a composite with an alpha channel of a layer based on luminance or brightness. They're often used instead of composite modes like Screen that don't create an alpha channel. Alpha channels were discussed in a companion post recently, Alpha channels: premultiplied vs straight. Read More

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