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Tracking in Final Cut Pro X with SliceX

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 29, 2014

How can you track an object in Final Cut Pro X - and why would you want to?

In this episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin answers the second question to provide context and motivation for the first.

In a nod to Alfred Hitchcock's movie Notorious, Steve wants... Read More

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I Will Provide Professional Editing Services For $5

I Will Provide Professional Editing Services For $5

Yes, you can hire an editor on Fiverr

By Misha Tenenbaum | April 28, 2014

About a month ago, I stumbled across a website called Fiverr (pronounced 5’er).  Fiverr is a platform where people offer to perform all kinds of tasks for the tiny fee of five dollars. Need a logo designed?  A jingle? Five hundred likes on Facebook? These are all services... Read More

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The Black Diamond run for filmmakers

The Black Diamond run for filmmakers

Warren Miller Entertainment keeps on thrilling audiences with breathtaking athletics, brilliant production, and Adobe video apps

By Meagan Keane | April 24, 2014

Many winter sports enthusiasts recall sitting in high school auditoriums or theaters on the edge of their chairs watching content from Warren Miller, a legendary American ski and snowboarding filmmaker. Miller produced, directed, and narrated his films until 1988. His talented staff continues... Read More

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Videoguys’ Guide (with Video) to Avid Media Composer | Software

By videoguys.com | April 23, 2014

Avid Media Composer | Software is now available in 3 license types making it the perfect professional editing solution for everyone.

One of the big announcements at NAB from Avid is that customers will have the choice to have Media Composer  their way.  You can still own... Read More

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Working hard in corporate video—and loving it

Leah Earle and Phanta Media deliver brilliant work with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By Eric Philpott | April 22, 2014

Leah Earle loves her job. As a video editor for Phanta Media in Toronto, she looks forward to going to work. Founded by Mark Drager in 2006, Phanta Media is a rising star in the corporate video universe, known for delivering great work on real-world timelines. Earle describes the 10-person... Read More

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Fixing Titles in Final Cut Pro X

On This Week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 22, 2014

How good is your spelling?

Even if it's great, and even with Final Cut Pro's built-in spellchecker, it's still easy to make mistakes, particularly when adding titles to video that include people's names.

This is where the powerful combination of the... Read More

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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

This Week on MacBreak Studio

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, the dedicated host broadcaster for one of the largest sporting events in the world, has contracted EVS and Moovit.  EVS will provide for the central Media... Read More

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Keyframe Improvements in Final Cut Pro X

This Week on MacBreak Studio

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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