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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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Hollywood Gimbal Arrives in June

The AeriCam Hollywood will be available by the end of June, five months after the crowdfunding of the project started.

By Jose Antunes | June 16, 2014

Can a handheld camera gimbal blow away traditional steadicams? The creators of AeriCam Hollywood believe so. Presented as a revolutionary 3 axis camera stabilization system with a line of attachments providing full house production capabilities in one package, the AeriCam Hollywood  will be available on the 31st of June 2014.

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Fold and unfold layers in After Effects

Scripts, some tutorials, and plug-ins

By Rich Young | June 16, 2014

Folder or unfolding layers has become popular in After Effects and other apps in the last several years, and tutorials, scripts, and even animated typefaces have popped up to help spread the meme. All we need now is an origami plug-in.

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Blackmagic finally removes (part of) the Band-Aid!

Blackmagic finally removes (part of) the Band-Aid!

After several years + 241 electronic signatures, some DreamColor Monitor users can rejoice and sell their Band-Aid, but not all

By Allan Tépper | June 15, 2014

A few days ago, I received a cryptic message from an Australian reader (a countryman of Blackmagic, but apparently not a Blackmagic Design employee). It said: “Looks like Blackmagic have removed the Band-Aid. Latest software supports RGB 10bit on HDMI!”. I immediately downloaded the ReadMe for the latest update to Blackmagic’s Desktop Video Software, which also automatically updates firmware when appropriate. I had a couple of questions and contacted Blackmagic PR. Ahead are the critical details you need to know.

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Adobe to hold special online event on June 18

Everything new is new again in Creative Cloud

By Eric Philpott | June 12, 2014

On June 18, Adobe will host a worldwide event from New York City on what's coming next in Creative Cloud. The presentation will start at 1:00 pm ET (10 am PT) and anyone can register to watch live.

At NAB this year, Adobe revealed new versions of all of the Creative Cloud... Read More

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Hands-On Review: Manfrotto X-PRO 3-Way Head

Can a tripod head made for photographers survive in the video capturing world?

By Jose Antunes | June 11, 2014

Photographers starting to try using video may discover, sooner than they would like to, that their tripod head may not be suitable for video. Specially if, like me, they use essentially ball-head systems, even if sturdy ones, they will discover they need a video tripod or at least a fluid tripod head for tilts & pans.

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The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the 2014 Engineering Excellence Award Call For Entries

The Hollywood Post Alliance® Announces the 2014 Engineering Excellence Award Call For Entries

Coveted Honor Recognizes Outstanding Technologies for Post Production

By PVC News Staff | June 11, 2014

The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced the 2014 Call for Entries for its Engineering Excellence Award. The Engineering honor showcases inventors, manufacturers, vendors and/or peer post production companies for outstanding product or technology application offerings. Valid offerings may... Read More

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The Desktop Video Revolution - Part 3

The Desktop Video Revolution - Part 3

How desktop technology revolutionised video production - 2013

By ChrisZwar | June 10, 2014

The video production industry has radically changed over the past 20 years, a period of time that can be called "the desktop video revolution".  As desktop computers evolved to become faster and cheaper, they gradually displaced the traditionally expensive "black boxes" that had governed... Read More

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