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Radiant Images Creates Simple and Effective Solutions for Filmmakers of Every Size

Radiant Images Creates Simple and Effective Solutions for Filmmakers of Every Size

An interview with Sinclair Fleming , Director of Engineering at Radiant Images

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | July 24, 2014

Radiant Images is solution-oriented rental house singularly focused on advancing cinematography. At Cine Gear they showcased their Novo action camera accessories and a wide selection of custom camera stabilizers for attendees.  Their focus on simplicity in design and operation and ease of... Read More

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Blackmagic Production Camera Gets A New “Heads Up Display”

Audio Meters, Time Remaining & Histogram

By Brian Hallett | July 24, 2014

Blackmagic release firmware 1.9 with a new "heads up display." To say the new features found in firmware 1.9 is good news is a massive understatement.  If you own or shoot with a Blackmagic Production Camera download this firmware as quickly as possible, because these features will only make capturing great footage and sound easier.

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Enjoy Studio-quality recording on the go with the new RØDE NT-USB

Enjoy Studio-quality recording on the go with the new RØDE NT-USB

By PVC News Staff | July 24, 2014

Australian audio manufacturer RØDE is excited to announce its newest microphone, the NT-USB -- a studio-grade microphone with the convenience of a digital USB interface. The NT-USB is fully compatible with MacOS, Windows and iPad.

While RØDE’s Podcaster USB... Read More

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Assure ALL Your Audio is Legal

While audio in video is not only music, music is an important part for new videographers. Be sure to use only legal music!

By Jose Antunes | July 23, 2014

The note "Disputed third party matched content" will be the first sign that YouTube considers you audio to be used without permission

When starting in videography with a DSLR, the main problem a newcomer has is with sound. DSLR's excel at image but are absolute crap when it comes to sound, either monaural or stereo. So, the first option for someone starting on this path is to skip the sound recording at the source and think of some background music or sounds to add to the video afterwards. Choose your music widely.

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Rent the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera From Adorama Rental Co Today

Rent the RED Epic Dragon Sensor Camera From Adorama Rental Co Today

The industry’s hottest new 6K digital still and motion camera is now available from Adorama Rental Co

By PVC News Staff | July 22, 2014

Adorama Rental Co (ARC), the industry source for professional cinematographers, videographers and photographers, is now renting out the RED Epic Dragon Sensor digital cinema camera. The brand new 6K RED Dragon® sensor allows filmmakers to capture over 9x more pixels than HD, while 19 MP... Read More

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Freefly Systems’ New MōVI Controller Now Shipping

Freefly Systems’ New MōVI Controller Now Shipping

By PVC News Staff | July 22, 2014

Freefly Systems, designers and manufacturers of the groundbreaking MōVI 3-axis stabilizer family, has begun delivering its new MōVI Controller. The MōVI Controller is purpose built to provide for a true two-user MōVI stabilizer setup by letting a second operator control... Read More

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Finding Unused Clips in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 22, 2014

 

Did I use that clip already?

Continuing their exploration of new features introduced in the 10.1.2 update to Final Cut Pro X, this week on MacBreak Studio Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training demonstrate the expanded capacity to filter and build... Read More

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A Simple Suction Cup for Your DSLR

The Manfrotto Suction Cup 241V is a simple solution for mounting your camera inside or outside a moving car.

By Jose Antunes | July 21, 2014

Usable as a camera support to shoot through a car window or windshield, the Manfrotto Suction Cup 241V is also usable on a car bonnet, for video capture on the move. Or for some unique photographs or time-lapse!

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Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award

Freefly Systems Wins 2014 Cine Gear Expo New Technology Award

By PVC News Staff | July 18, 2014

Freefly Systems MōVI stabilizers have taken the cinema and video production markets by storm, providing a way for cameras to capture incredibly stable footage handheld and on a variety of shooting platforms. The breakthrough features of Freefly’s new MōVI M15 stabilizer captured... Read More

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Canon EOS C500 at 150mph

Shane Hurlbut explains, in a long interview at CPN, why the Canon EOS C500 was chosen as the key camera for "Need for Speed".

By Jose Antunes | July 18, 2014

The Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut is well versed in the use of Canon systems by now. Considered a pioneer in digital cinematography, he started with the Canon 5D Mark II in "Act of Valor" and his comments after using it have, surely, helped Canon to sell the system.

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Blackmagic Adds New ProRes Options To Their Cameras

Longer Record Times

By Brian Hallett | July 17, 2014

Blackmagic announces camera firmware 1.8.2 which adds three Apple ProRes formats to three of their cameras.  Meaning longer record times with significantly smaller file sizes.  

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Choosing a Pole for Aerial Video

With drones starting to be "grounded" by legislation, it may be a good idea to look for alternatives like Pole Aerial Video.

By Jose Antunes | July 17, 2014

It started out as PAP, for Pole Aerial Photography, but now it also is PAV, or Pole Aerial Video. It's a technique that allows you to create images that have an aerial look, although they are taken from the ground. It's a low altitude video solution for your DSLR or smaller camera.

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ProVideo Coalition Webinar Showcase

ProVideo Coalition Webinar Showcase

Check out Archived and Upcoming Webinars, Exclusively available on PVC

By PVC News Staff | July 16, 2014

WEBINAR SPOTLIGHT:

 

PVC Experts & Answers Webinars: UAV's, Green Screens and Post with Jeff Foster

The ability for folks of all different production experiences and skill levels to be creative has never been more powerful. UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) allow... Read More

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Review: iRig Pro preamp/A>D from IK Multimedia

Review: iRig Pro preamp/A>D from IK Multimedia

Use the iRig Pro confidently as a mic preamp, an A>D converter, or both simultaneously.

By Allan Tépper | July 16, 2014

Although I have reviewed many audio preamps and A>D (analog-to-digital) converters, the iRig Pro I am covering here is truly unique for several reasons, two of which are why I purposefully excluded it from my recent roundup of five other preamp + A>D devices for iOS. Ahead you’ll learn everything I love about the iRig Pro for both audio and video, yet why I still can’t recommended the iRig Recorder app for video producers.

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Half-Priced Pocket Cinema Camera

A Steal of a Deal

By Brian Hallett | July 16, 2014

The Pocket Cinema Camera goes on the discount sales shelf if only for a limited time. If you want to take advantage of the deal then you better hurry this sale goes until August 31st or until they run out of supplies.

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Pinnacle Studio for iPad to add missing framerates & 48 kHz!

Pinnacle Studio for iPad to add missing framerates & 48 kHz!

The developer has committed to adding non-integer framerates and standard audio sampling.

By Allan Tépper | July 16, 2014

Last month, I published an article covering improvements in Pinnacle Studio for iPad, which is a video editing app which was originally an Avid product. At the same time, I made some constructive criticisms to the lack of non-integer framerates and proper 48 kHz. I am now delighted to let you know that the developer has committed to adding all of those. Ahead are the details.

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Taking Flight: Drone Photography & Videography Workshop

2-Day Online Streaming Video Workshop on CreativeLive

By Jeff Foster | July 15, 2014

Whether you're new to Aerial Photography/Videography and looking for how to get started, or have some experience and want to see how to get more out of your productions or take it to the next level, then this online streaming video workshop may be just the help you're looking for!

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Inexpensive balanced XLR lavalier microphone test

Inexpensive balanced XLR lavalier microphone test

Can you really get a pair of balanced XLR lavalier mics for under US$100?

By Allan Tépper | July 15, 2014

If you have ever priced lavalier microphones with balanced XLR connections, you know that they typically cost upwards of US$150 each, and sometimes can cost more than double that price. However, my friend María found a package deal where she was able to receive not one, but two balanced XLR lavalier microphones for well under US$100, which means that each mic cost less than US$50. Ahead you’ll get to hear four recorded tests and make your own conclusion about the quality.

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Finder Logging for Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | July 15, 2014

I can log my footage in the Finder?

Yes, that is now possible thanks to a new feature in the 10.1.2 update to Final Cut Pro X which imports Finder Tags as keyword collections.

In Mavericks, you can now assign metadata to any file in the Finder with Finder Tags - an... Read More

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Rampant Design’s 4K Flares

Working in a 4K environment

By Brian Hallett | July 14, 2014

Rampant Design moves into the 4K fray with their new 4K and 5K flares and smoke effects.  Designed as easy to use drag and drop effects for editors, motion/visual effects creatives.

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