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Creating a visual experience for Fatboy Slim at Coachella

Creating a visual experience for Fatboy Slim at Coachella

Production company creates immersive experience for well-known DJ artist at art and music festival using Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | April 18, 2014

Plastic Reality is a production company known for branding and other video work for big corporate clients such as BP and Unilever. But unlike most corporate video companies, Plastic Reality has a wild side, called The Happiness Labs, focused on producing experiential content and graphics for... Read More

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Setting the stage for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

Setting the stage for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

Video Playback and Graphics team uses Adobe Creative Cloud and plugins from FxFactory to create period-specific news content

By Michelle Gallina | April 15, 2014

To make the set of GNN, the 24-hour news channel featured in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as realistic as possible required one essential element: content. It was the job of the video playback and graphics team to fill the dozens of screens throughout the fictional studio with realistic,... Read More

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The Power of the Timeline Index in Final Cut Pro X

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By Mark Spencer | April 15, 2014

The Timeline Index is one of the hidden jewels of Final Cut Pro X. Have you been using it to its full potential?

The Timeline Index is essentially a database window into your timeline. Since FCP X is in some ways a big database, all the items in your timeline: video clips,... Read More

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Producing content for the largest sports show on earth is no small task

Producing content for the largest sports show on earth is no small task

An ambitious content delivery goal will be met with a workflow featuring Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By Meagan Keane | April 09, 2014

Pulling off the broadcast of the largest sports show on earth, spanning nearly a month’s worth of content, is no small task. HBS, FIFA’s dedicated host broadcaster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, has contracted EVS and Moovit.  EVS will provide for the central FIFA Media... Read More

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Keyframe Improvements in Final Cut Pro X

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By Mark Spencer | April 08, 2014

The 10.1 update to Final Cut Pro X included several improvements for manipulating keyframes. For example, it's now possible to select multiple keyframes, and to copy and paste keyframes.

In this episode of MacBreak Studio, Mark and Steve from Ripple Training demonstrate... Read More

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Adobe to reveal next wave of innovation in pro video apps at NAB 2014

Creative Cloud delivers the complete filmmaker’s toolkit

By Eric Philpott | April 04, 2014

Editing and video content creation workflows are about to get easier and more exciting, with major updates coming soon to Creative Cloud, bringing more Adobe magic, expanded support for cutting edge technologies, and an even more connected creative experience.  At NAB 2014 Adobe will... Read More

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An Introvert’s Guide To NAB

An Introvert’s Guide To NAB

These tips will help you meet new people and have some great conversations at NAB.

By Chris Potter | April 04, 2014

Do you shudder at the thought of networking in a crowd of nearly 100,000 people. If so, take a deep breath. I’ve got some tips that should help you meet some new people and have some great conversations at NAB.

You see, I’m a textbook introvert. When I attend events like NAB, I have to make a very conscious effort to get out and speak with new people. I make the effort because it’s worth it for my business and for my personal development.

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Recreating reality with visual effects

Recreating reality with visual effects

Seamless visual effects for “The Wolf of Wall Street" created with help from Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Photoshop CC

By Michelle Gallina | April 03, 2014

Paul and Christina Graff of Crazy Horse Effects (CHE) are visual effects aficionados, with projects to their credit such as There Will Be Blood and Life of Pi. They also work with a team of some of the best matte painters and designers in the visual effects industry, and are recognized for... Read More

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Teaching Creative Editing

Teaching Creative Editing

By Misha Tenenbaum | April 03, 2014

When students walk into a class named 105 Intro to Editing Aesthetics, they don’t know exactly what to expect but they are almost universally excited by it. It’s as if they are about to learn a secret. How to edit creatively. Ah! If only they had this one class years ago they would... Read More

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Expert filmmaker builds online community

Pioneering filmmaker Ryan Connolly shares his passion for Adobe video software

By Meagan Keane | April 01, 2014

After graduating from film school, Ryan Connolly started out in a fairly typical fashion: creating music videos and commercials for local clients. He then went on to run the video studio at PC game company Alienware. But rather than continue following the typical path of many aspiring... Read More

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Multicam Audio Editing in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 01, 2014

Multicam in Final Cut Pro X has gotten even better.

The multicam implementation in Final Cut Pro X was exceptional from the time it was first introduced. The flexibility of the different options for syncing angles, including a very fast and accurate automatic sync feature... Read More

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The Secret - or not so secret - world of Templates

The Secret - or not so secret - world of Templates

How to be an After Effects imposter for less than $20

By Steve Hullfish | March 31, 2014

Writing about anything on a forum with users as widely varied in their experience as provideocoalition is  a trick. Half the people will say “I never heard of that” and the other half will say – like the Geiko Insurance ads – “Duh! Everybody knows... Read More

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Videoguys NLE Video Storage FAQ (April 2014 update)

By videoguys.com | March 31, 2014

(April 2014 update) Now includes the latest information and recommendations for Thunderbolt, USB3 and SSDs!

Check Out Featured Storage Solutions from G-Technology, Promise & Proavio Available now at Videoguys.com!

One of the most confusing things... Read More

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Interactive video invention

Interactive video invention

Powster creates striking user-interactive music video for Bombay Bicycle Club with Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | March 27, 2014

Powster is nothing if not innovative. The interactive and motion graphics company provides “over-the-top” content, concepts, and apps for the entertainment industry. Powster’s inspiring work has earned the firm multiple accolades, including Webby and FWA awards, and a... Read More

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Devin Super Tramp achieves extreme YouTube success

Devin Super Tramp achieves extreme YouTube success

Brilliant emerging filmmaker uses Adobe Creative Cloud to edit weekly videos for popular online channel

By Meagan Keane | March 25, 2014

Extreme sports videos are a hit on YouTube, but few think about the behind the scenes work that it takes to capture these daring events on film and share them with the world. Devin Graham, aka Devin Super Tramp on YouTube, knows firsthand. To stay one step ahead of extreme sports enthusiasts,... Read More

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Getting Started with Motion

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | March 25, 2014

Is it time to learn Motion?

Motion is one of the companion applications to Final Cut Pro X (the other is Compressor). You use it to create motion graphics and visual effects, like animated title sequences, green screen composites, tracking shots, particle effects, and much... Read More

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Do I Have to Open the Library?

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By Mark Spencer | March 19, 2014

Archiving your completed Final Cut Pro X project and the associated media has become much easier in version 10.1. If you are working with managed media - meaning all your media is contained within the library - you can simply drag the library in the Finder to your archive volume. If... Read More

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ScreenLight Review and Approval For Video Pros Comes to PVC

ScreenLight Review and Approval For Video Pros Comes to PVC

By Chris Potter | March 18, 2014

Think back to the last project where you shared media for a production with your team, clients, or other stakeholders. If you are like most people, it was probably a pretty fragmented process.

Project media tends to get distributed among a wide variety of different tools. Scripts,... Read More

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Why Use Camera Archives in Final Cut Pro X?

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | March 11, 2014

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Why would you want to use a Camera Archive to import your video clips?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Mark Spencer talks with Steve Martin from Ripple Training about Camera Archives. When transferring footage from a camera's card, you can of course simply drag the... Read More

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G-Tech White Paper: Lucas Gilman: How a Pro Manages Storage Workflow

By videoguys.com | March 10, 2014

There’s only one thing Lucas Gilman dreamed of becoming more than a world-renowned extreme sports photographer and filmmaker: He wanted to be a father. In recent years, he’s become both, but balancing the two remains his biggest challenge yet. Gilman logs more than 200 days each... Read More

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