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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8

By PVC News Staff | June 24, 2014

Blackmagic Design today announced the release of Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 software which includes updated features for all Blackmagic Design cameras. Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is available now for download free of charge for all existing Blackmagic Camera customers from the Blackmagic... Read More

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My RØDE Reel Winners Announced and an Extra Special Gift for All Entrants

My RØDE Reel Winners Announced and an Extra Special Gift for All Entrants

By PVC News Staff | June 24, 2014

The winners of the “My RØDE Reel” international short film contest have now been announced, with ‘The Tale of Benjamin Sawyer’ by director Ronnie Bingaman taking out the coveted Judges’ Prize. Ronald shares in more than US$80,000 of prizes along with his... Read More

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A Wearable 4G LTE Camera

The Liquid Image Ego LS camera allows live streaming beyond the range of Wi-Fi, but there is a catch: the resolution.

By Jose Antunes | June 24, 2014

While many action camcorders in the market offer wireless connectivity, only the Liquid Image Ego LS, which will be launched this Summer, is able to transmit over a 4G LTE network video in WQVGA at 30fps. If by now you're confused, let me share this with you: WQVGA is a nominal resolution of 400x240, with multiple variants, the biggest of them covering 480x272 pixels. Yes, that's what the Liquid Image Ego LS does on 4G.

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Behind the Color of X-Men: Days of Future Past

Behind the Color of X-Men: Days of Future Past

An interview with DOFP colorists Adrian DeLude and Stephen Nakamura

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | June 24, 2014

DaVinci Resolve was used by EC3 dailies colorist Adrian DeLude for near set dailies grading on the Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” EC3, part of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group's near set dailies offering, harnesses the technology and... Read More

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Blackmagic Releases Camera Firmware Updates

Then takes them down, only to officially release them the next day *(recently updated)

By Brian Hallett | June 23, 2014

A little before 2:00am Central Standard Time Blackmagic Design quietly released Firmware 1.8 for the Cinema Camera, the Production Camera, the Pocket Camera and the Studio Camera.  There was no press release... No announcement at all.  It was quietly uploaded and within a couple hours, they took the update away. At the very least, this is an opportunity to see what is to come in the new firmware before it's officially released

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Videoguys’ Summer Update, June 2014

By videoguys.com | June 20, 2014

It's been a very busy year for us. We've seen a ton of new products introduced and we've picked up some new product lines. 

HP Workstations: The creative Pro's choice Videoguys now offers HP z workstations! We've worked hard with the folks over at HP to put... Read More

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Chernobly Project - A Personal Documentary Project with Sony’s 4K FS700 Camcorder

Chernobly Project - A Personal Documentary Project with Sony’s 4K FS700 Camcorder

Showing more than the typical journalistic point-of-view

By Philip Grossman | June 20, 2014

My passion for digital imagery has been with me my whole life. I started in photography when I got my first camera at age 13. It was fully manual so I had to learn how to do it all myself. Then I got into video, using my father’s VHS home video camera to make movies in my... Read More

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Alpha channels: premultiplied vs straight

By Rich Young | June 20, 2014

Alpha channels are grayscale channels in addition to the color channels of a file. They define transparency and often delineate objects or selections as a matte or stencil. Alpha channels can come pre-matted ("shaped") or as straight, with transparency anti-aliased only when composited.

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NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC

NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC

New NVIDIA GPU-Powered Features Also Now Shipping In Adobe Creative Cloud Video and Imaging Applications

By PVC News Staff | June 19, 2014

NVIDIA today announced the first GPU-acceleration of Adobe Illustrator CC -- enabling graphic artists to seamlessly interact with vector art at any resolution, and to smoothly pan and zoom significantly faster than previously possible. With this new feature powered by NVIDIA GPUs, Illustrator... Read More

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Free Update to Red Giant BulletProof Protects Your Shoot

Free Update to Red Giant BulletProof Protects Your Shoot

AVCHD and Canon XF Support. Faster Import. PluralEyes Integration

By PVC News Staff | June 19, 2014

Today, Red Giant released BulletProof 1.2, an update that brings more camera support and other improvements to its footage backup and review tool. BulletProof has been updated to support the AVCHD and Canon XF formats, two mainstays of the industry. In addition to the existing support for... Read More

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360cam: a FullHD Video Camera In Your Hand

The 360cam, a FullHD video 360° device, may be the fastest supported project in the crowded market for this type of cameras.

By Jose Antunes | June 19, 2014

It fits the palm of your hand, weighs less than 180 grams, transforms in a surveillance "light bulb", goes underwater and even flies, paired with a drone. It's a Full HD video camera, the 360cam, from Giroptic.

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Creative Cloud 2014 June Release

Much more added to NAB video apps reveal

By Rich Young | June 18, 2014

This April, Adobe revealed many of the new features of Creative Cloud at NAB 2014, but that was for After Effects, Premiere, & the other video apps. It appears there's much more -- over 1000 feature updates for 14 desktop apps, plus numerous mobile and cloud updates. 

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EOS 600D/Rebel 3Ti: The Best and Cheapest DSLR for Video

If you want a DSLR for video and have few lenses, the EOS 600D may be your best investment.

By Jose Antunes | June 18, 2014

The humble EOS Rebel 3Ti/EOS 600D DSLR from Canon, launched in 2011, is one of two Canon cameras offering your lenses a unique feature: as if by magic, your 100mm becomes a 300mm. But Canon dropped the function in most recent models.

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New Adobe Creative Cloud video applications now available

2014 release of Adobe Premiere Pro and other production tools launched today

By Eric Philpott | June 18, 2014

At a special event in New York City, Adobe today announced the launch of the new 2014 versions of the Creative Cloud desktop apps, new mobile apps and tools, and expanded integration. Included in these are new versions of Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Audition CC,... Read More

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Dynamic Range & Blackmagic’s 4K Production Camera

How much over/under can one shoot?

By Brian Hallett | June 17, 2014

Blackmagic Design lists the dynamic range of the 4K Blackmagic Production Camera at 12 stops.  What does this mean in real-world situation?  How much range is in the 4K ProRes file?  For me, I wanted to see what I can over/under expose and still get a great image out of the footage

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Panasonic Introduces AG-AC90A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder With Improved Functionality

Panasonic Introduces AG-AC90A AVCCAM HD Handheld Camcorder With Improved Functionality

Owners of Predecessor AG-AC90 Model Eligible for Free Firmware Upgrade to New Features

By PVC News Staff | June 17, 2014

Panasonic has announced a new professional AVCCAM® HD handheld camcorder, the AG-AC90A, with significant improvements over its predecessor, the AG-AC90. Advances include two new recording options -- a PM mode (1280x720, 8Mbps) supporting sports analysis applications and a CS mode (720x480,... Read More

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mObject for Motion and Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | June 17, 2014

3D objects in Motion and Final Cut Pro?

Well yes, it is possible, thanks to a new plugin from MotionVFX.com called mObject.

With mObject, you can create or import 3D objects, add lighting and textures, and then manipulate them directly inside either Final Cut Pro X... Read More

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Dolby Gives Us Improvements to Visual and Audio Experiences That Make a Difference

An interview with Roland Vlaicu from Dolby Laboratories

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | June 17, 2014

Dolby Laboratories creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. They’ve already made several big announcements this year, and we wanted to learn more about these initiatives. We... Read More

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Transform Your Videos into HDR Images

HDRInstant transforms a series of video images in a full HDR photo. Try it now!

By Jose Antunes | June 17, 2014

HDRinstant is, according to its creators, the HDRlog company, a program which enables professional and amateur photographers to take video clips of moving scenes shot under high-contrast lighting and turn them into amazing HDR photos.

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HEXO+: Your Autonomous Aerial Camera

Funded in one hour in Kickstarter, HEXO+ aims to offer easy aerial filming for everyone.

By Jose Antunes | June 16, 2014

When the creators of HEXO+ decided to go ahead with their project, they knew their goal: create a system that would make aerial filming possible in the most remote places: on mountains, in the snow, and in all sorts of unpredictable situations that were quite a pain to deal with when trying to sync a drone pilot, a cameraman and a rider. The result is HEXO+ – an intelligent aerial follow camera: no pilot, no cameraman, no headache.

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