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Hands on with the Atomos Samurai Blade and Connect Converter/TSG

Hands on with the Atomos Samurai Blade and Connect Converter/TSG

The First High-Definition HD-SDI Test Set That Fits in Your Hand

By Kevin Owen | June 26, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to try out the new Samurai Blade from Atomos and was really impressed with all of the features they managed to pack into such a small package.

I stumbled onto the product almost by accident - I had just purchased one of their Connect signal... Read More

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Getting Tricky with Auditions in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | June 26, 2014

Something else you can do with Auditions?

Yes, although we have talked about Auditions in Final Cut Pro X before, this week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates another way to work with this powerful feature.

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A 4K Video Editor for Enthusiasts

What has multicam viewing (up to 4 angles) 3D and 4K editing and output and costs $99?

By Jose Antunes | June 26, 2014

If you're in the market for a video editor, one program you should probably look at is Cyberlink's PowerDirector 12, launched in September 2013, winner of a CES 2014 Innovation Award, selected by PC Magazine as the Best Video Editing in 2013 and receiver of multiple world-class awards since its introduction in September 2013.

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Free Webinar: The Benefits of Using 4K Now

Free Webinar: The Benefits of Using 4K Now

The webinar will be held Thursday, July 10 and will be presented by Dell and NVIDIA

By PVC News Staff | June 25, 2014

Creative professionals are discovering the benefits that 4K can afford them in quality, post, delivery and future-proofing, but these advantages are only the beginning. Numerous opportunities are created at nearly every stage of production with 4K, and professionals need to know and understand... Read More

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CapicúaFM: First podcast I recorded with Bossjock Studio

CapicúaFM: First podcast I recorded with Bossjock Studio

CapicúaFM was the first podcast I recorded “live-to-drive” with Bossjock Studio, the automatic mixer, and iRig Pro

By Allan Tépper | June 25, 2014

ProVideo Coalition readers who are interested in audio production will recall my recent article about Bossjock Studio, and my review of the AT-MX351a automatic audio mixer which kills crosstalk (links ahead). Well now I recorded and published my first “live-to-drive” podcast, as opposed to post-producing everything later, as I did in the past. I also used the iRig Pro A-to-D converter. Ahead is the setup, and the experience.

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Video Editing in Photoshop

Photographers using Photoshop and interested in video already have an excellent video editor available: Photoshop!

By Jose Antunes | June 25, 2014

Photoshop CS6 has video editing features that will be enough for a lot of people to edit their videos, and that should be an incentive for photographers (like me) to explore this side of their DSLR cameras, something many have not done/tried yet.

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Autodesk Smoke 2015

Autodesk gets serious with Smoke 2015 to go against the big three - Apple, Adobe and Avid - to win over some editors!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | June 24, 2014

In the past, the battle of the Non-Linear Editor’s pretty much comprised of three main apps.  Final Cut Pro (7 or X), Premiere Pro (CS6 or CC) and Media Composer.   With the move ahead to 2K and 4K post, FCPX and Premiere Pro have moved ahead slightly with 2K/4K finishing capabilities, but as we all know, there’s more to finishing than just editing.  You still need color correction/grading, compositing, titling and effects.  Now, I know that each application has built in and third party effects that you can use, but for right now, let’s look at each of them as stand-alones.  No third-party plug-ins included.

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Q and A about the new post-production health resource Fitness In Post

We all know that editors and post-pros probably aren't the most active and fit bunch

By Scott Simmons | June 24, 2014

If you’re an editor, motion graphics artist, colorist or most any other post-production professional you’ll probably be interested in Fitness In Post. It’s a new online community with the lofty goal of getting post-pros off their rears and moving around; be it with a standing desk, exercise or some sort of subjecting yourself to unspeakable horrors that is a Spartan Race. That’s probably a bit extreme for some. You’ll hear a lot of talk about standing desks.

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The Red Giant Universe Expands with Version 1.1

The Red Giant Universe Expands with Version 1.1

Nine new Free and Premium effects. Several updates to existing tools

By PVC News Staff | June 24, 2014

Today, Red Giant released an update to Red Giant Universe, its new multi-host app library of GPU-accelerated tools. The updated (version 1.1) includes nine new free and premium effects as well as updates that add new features and functionality to several existing Universe tools. These updates... Read More

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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 Public Beta is Available Now

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11 Public Beta is Available Now

Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools and more

By PVC News Staff | June 24, 2014

Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 11 public beta is available for customers to download now. DaVinci Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive... Read More

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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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