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Reaching and Interacting with a Worldwide Audience

Reaching and Interacting with a Worldwide Audience

An interview with the producer of Teradek’s live NAB and IBC coverage

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | August 17, 2014

We’ve previously covered how content creators can get started with streaming, and it’s amazing to see how the technology allows creators to deliver their content. Whether you’re looking to stream a high school football game or broadcast simultaneously from time zones across... Read More

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Product Review: DSLRPros Cannes Cinema Edition P2 Aerial Kit

The Next Generation Aerial Kit Does So Much More!

By Jeff Foster | August 15, 2014

The DJI Phantom 2 is the second generation quadcopter from the industry giant, boasting better performance and longer flight time and it's remained pretty much a "hobbyist" craft as it comes from the factory - but I'll show you why the DLSRPros Cannes Cinema Edition P2 Aerial Kit has turned this "RC toy" into a serious, useful aerial videography tool. Read More

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Samurai Blade Keeps DP’s Happy in the Studio and on Location

Samurai Blade Keeps DP’s Happy in the Studio and on Location

My DP and other camera operators were instantly blown away at the quality and clarity of the new IPS screen

By Faryl Kagan | August 15, 2014

I’ve been using Atomos recorders on various jobs over the last 2 years on about 15 productions but a recent corporate video project was the first time I’d worked with the Samurai Blade. I have been following the screen technology market closely and was extremely excited... Read More

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Helpful Ways for Cinematographers to Get a Grip on Lighting Part 3

Part 3: Single Source Method

By Bobby Marko | August 15, 2014

Here we are in Part III of our series, Lighting Tips for Cinematographers. To recap, in part 1 I discussed the topic of lighting for foreground and background exposure. I wrote about how to achieve the standard look of exposing your foreground 1 stop above your background as a framework to begin. Then I showed some examples of how you can break that rule. In part 2 I talked about the checkerboard pattern and how this method will create depth and direct the viewers attention to certain aspects of the scene. As a storyteller this always increases your ability to effectively tell your story and guide the viewer on the journey you have laid out for them.

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CPUG Network Announces Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet

CPUG Network Announces Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet

"Star Wars: Episode VII” Editors to appear

By PVC News Staff | August 14, 2014

The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) have announced the Seventh Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place on Sunday, Sept 14, 2014 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam. Doors open at 4:30PM (16:30) with the "SuperMeet Digital Showcase" featuring 20... Read More

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Xytech Launches MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014

Xytech Launches MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014

Company Redefines Facility Management Software with MediaPulse 2014

By PVC News Staff | August 13, 2014

Xytech, the market leader in facility management software for the broadcast, production, media services and video transmission industries, will introduce MediaPulse Cloud at IBC 2014. MediaPulse Cloud delivers the complete functionality of Xytech’s flagship MediaPulse platform in a... Read More

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Mike Russell Makes Audio Awesome with Adobe Audition

Making radio promos, jingles, voiceovers and podcasts with Adobe's audio app

By Eric Philpott | August 13, 2014

Hailing from England’s southeast, Mike Russell is a digital audio expert, voice over artist, and popular instructor. He is also an enthusiastic proponent of Adobe Audition, which he uses for all his audio - along with many other Creative Cloud applications for other parts of his work.... Read More

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First Footage From Blackmagic’s URSA Camera

The $6,000 Camera's Spectacular Sunrise Footage

By Brian Hallett | August 13, 2014

Australian John Brawley Director of Photography, known for testing Blackmagic Cameras before they are released, shows off the first footage from Blackmagic's new URSA Camera.  In predictable Brawley fashion; it is spectacular.

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Have a copy of my Final Cut Pro X Menu / Keyboard Shortcut Cheat-sheet

I made this a long time ago but have recently updated it

By Scott Simmons | August 12, 2014

I’m currently deep into the biggest Final Cut Pro X edit that I’ve done to date. Back when FCPX was new I did a webinar where I gave out a document I had made of some of the FCPX menus to help learn the keyboard shortcuts. I thought it was a good time to update that menu... Read More

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Red Giant Releases Primatte Keyer Version 5.1

Red Giant Releases Primatte Keyer Version 5.1

Industry-standard chroma-keyer expands plugin support to include Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion

By PVC News Staff | August 12, 2014

Red Giant, makers of essential software tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists and motion designers, today released Primatte Keyer 5.1, an update that adds support for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) and Motion. Using the same keying technology from blockbuster hits such... Read More

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The new NUKE range is coming

The new NUKE range is coming

NUKE STUDIO, NUKEX and NUKE 9 all set for fall release

By PVC News Staff | August 12, 2014

Leading creative software developer, The Foundry has announced that it will release its entire new NUKE range later this year and that existing NUKE users will be able to access open betas of all three applications in the coming weeks.   Introducing the range At the top of the new... Read More

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NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing Workflows

NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing Workflows

By PVC News Staff | August 12, 2014

NVIDIA today unveiled its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs -- providing new tools and technologies to meet the visual computing needs of the world's leading designers, artists and scientists. The new lineup delivers an enterprise-grade visual computing platform with up to twice the... Read More

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New Features in Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | August 12, 2014

New features in Motion?

That's right - they aren't earth-shattering, but there were a few new features added to the Motion 5.1.1 update that came out the same time as the Final Cut Pro 10.1.2 update a few weeks ago.

In truth, there has been a lot of work... Read More

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Color Correction for Photo and Video

Conceived for photographers and videographers on the go, the new SpyderCHECKR 24 is a portable color management system.

By Jose Antunes | August 11, 2014

Recently announced, the SpyderCHECKR 24 from Datacolor is a new addition to their product line, which includes the flagship 48 patch SpyderCHECKR. This new tool for photographers and videographers is a precise and versatile camera color calibration and white balance target for both photo and video color control.

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Atomos Samurai Blade Available for Under $1000

Atomos Samurai Blade Available for Under $1000

Atomos Award Winning Samurai Blade Now Even Better Value

By PVC News Staff | August 11, 2014

Atomos, creator of award winning camera-mounted recorders and recording accessories announce a new price for the Samurai Blade of US$995. The Samurai Blade is the highest functioning monitor recorder and playback device on the camera market today and with a new price it's even more... Read More

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Microsoft Says No to Shaky Videos

Modern video cameras like the GoPro let you capture intense action but hardly offer stabilized video. Microsoft has a solution!

By Jose Antunes | August 11, 2014

From smartphones to DSLRs, all modern equipments seems to offer video capture as an option. It's only natural that people capture videos of all the things around them, many times in what can be called a first-person perspective, as those videos are captured from helmet, chest mounted or hanheld cameras, that offer extreme portability but little or none form of stabilization able to suppress the shaky results usually seen in the final movie.

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Here are My Rules of Thumb When Choosing a Codec

Here are My Rules of Thumb When Choosing a Codec

I know just enough to be dangerous and keep myself out of trouble

By Art Adams | August 10, 2014

Olympic codec rankings. AVCHD is the most accurate... pic.twitter.com/ncRykgBznq

— Shane Ross (@comebackshane) July 16, 2014

 

Everything I know about codecs could fit on the head of a dime. That's after compression, of course. Prior to compression I... Read More

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Making Project Management Simple and Efficient

Making Project Management Simple and Efficient

CEO Fredrik Limsäter tells us how ftrack can help creators keep their project on track

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | August 10, 2014

Project management is an issue that industry professionals of all sizes and types deal with. Keeping track of shots, figuring out how to collaborate with someone who’s on the other side of the world and trying to organize budgeting and scheduling logistics are just a few of the issues... Read More

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After Effects and Alexa - The Expurgated Version

Log C in After Effects in 3 minutes...

By ChrisZwar | August 08, 2014

OK so you've got some Arri Alexa footage in Log C format, and it looks funny in After Effects.  You don't have time to sit through my 2-part, 40 minute video on the best way to deal with Alexa footage in After Effects, you just want to know the basic details NOW!

So... Read More

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After Effects and Alexa - Part 2

Working with Arri Log C footage in After Effects

By ChrisZwar | August 08, 2014

The Arri Alexa is a hugely popular digital camera, but it records footage in a proprietary Arri colourspace called Log C.  While there are many ways of working with Log C footage in After Effects, none of them are immediately obvious – and if you’re new to log colourspaces then... Read More

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