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Final Cut Pro X and Mac Pro Performance

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | February 18, 2014

How many streams of 4K can you play on a new Mac Pro?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training answer that question and more.

To be fair, a more accurate way to phrase the question would be: how many streams of UHD RAW,... Read More

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Swiss Radio and Television produces stunning Sochi opener

Swiss Radio and Television produces stunning Sochi opener

Broadcaster uses Adobe Creative Cloud workflow to create opener promoting the winter games

By Meagan Keane | February 14, 2014

The Winter Games are a chance for us to witness magic moments of incredibly artistry and athleticism performed by the amazing athletes competing there. But in order for us to do so, broadcasters around the world spent months preparing for that short period of intense coverage. For Swiss Radio... Read More

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Charting a course for the filmmaking future

Prolific young filmmaker adopts Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | February 13, 2014

Blake Simon is a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University studying Film Production and he’s already making his mark on the filmmaking world. So far, he has written, directed, and edited 11 short films on his own, and ultimately plans to direct features. His short western, Delarosa, won... Read More

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“Red Obsession” weaves intoxicating story

“Red Obsession” weaves intoxicating story

Freelance video pro relies on Adobe video workflow to edit documentary about Bordeaux wine

By Meagan Keane | February 11, 2014

Paul Murphy studied writing in school, but his first job was with a publishing house overseeing the production of promotional videos for new books. He was instantly intrigued so he bought a copy of Adobe Premiere Pro and started creating the videos himself. Eventually he left publishing to... Read More

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Performance Testing Final Cut Pro X on the new Mac Pro

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | February 11, 2014

So how fast is Final Cut Pro X on the new Mac Pro?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training continue their 4-part series exploring the ultimate 4K Final Cut Pro X editing system built around the Mac Pro.

In this third episode,... Read More

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Filming Non-Actors

Filming Non-Actors

By Jonathan Baty | February 09, 2014

If it hasn’t happened already, there will likely come a time that you will shoot an interview, a commercial, or public-service announcement with non-actors. People who are unfamiliar with being in front of a camera.  Your saying “just act natural” will be of no comfort or... Read More

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Flight…A Filmmaker’s Plight

Flight…A Filmmaker’s Plight

By Jonathan Baty | February 05, 2014

Booked a gig at a distant location? Great news! Well, in part. The unfortunate part of that event is the air travel with photographic gear. Solutions aren’t ideal, but herein are a few aggregated tips from travel veterans to help you weather the turbulence of air maneuver. Information... Read More

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The Mac Pro and Thunderbolt 2

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | February 04, 2014

What's the difference between Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2? And do you really need Thunderbolt 2 in order to work with 4K material?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training continue their 4-part series exploring the ultimate 4K... Read More

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The Ultimate Final Cut Pro X System

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | January 30, 2014

 

Are you thinking of upgrading your editing hardware? Considering the new Mac Pro?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training kick off a 4-part series exploring the ultimate 4K Final Cut Pro X editing system built around... Read More

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HP Sundance House hosts Dustin Grella and his unique chalkboard animations

HP Sundance House hosts Dustin Grella and his unique chalkboard animations

Adobe Creative Cloud workflow helps artist create daily animations at Sundance Film Festival

By Meagan Keane | January 29, 2014

The Sundance Film Festival is a haven for independent artists, each showcasing their one-of-a-kind voice. Dustin Grella is one such artist, invited to the Sundance Film Festival by HP, a sponsor of the festival. Grella is best known for his Animation Hotline videos, which combine audio... Read More

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Malaysian-born filmmaker debuts short film at Sundance

Malaysian-born filmmaker debuts short film at Sundance

Short film shot on RED in 4k edited on Macbook Pro using Adobe Premiere Pro software

By Meagan Keane | January 28, 2014

Diffan Norman is not just a filmmaker, he’s a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and designer. His nine minute short film Kekasih, which won the Audience Choice Award at Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Norman credits his Adobe workflow... Read More

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“Dig” explores what it’s like to be a kid

“Dig” explores what it’s like to be a kid

Short film edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC delivers big impact at the Sundance Film Festival

By Meagan Keane | January 24, 2014

When you’re a kid, even the most mundane things can spark your curiosity. That’s the premise for Dig, a short film directed by Sundance Film Festival veteran Toby Halbrooks. After successfully producing a string of feature films with his partners, Halbrooks decided to take his turn... Read More

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Teradek Cube Stream Reader Features Telestream Wirecast Pro & NewTek TriCaster Integration

By videoguys.com | January 24, 2014

Teradek Cube Stream Reader Features Telestream Wirecast Pro & NewTek TriCaster Integration

Live event broadcasting just got easier. Teradek's Cube H.264 Encoders now include the free Stream Reader plugin for Telestream Wirecast Pro and NewTek TriCaster. This free plug-in allows... Read More

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Motion graphics and visual effects work shines at Sundance Film Festival

By Michelle Gallina | January 22, 2014

In the lead up to the Sundance Film Festival we had the good fortune to talk with a number of creative professionals involved in creating some of the great films premiering in Park City. From animated and live action shorts to feature-length documentaries and dramatic premieres, these films... Read More

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Sundance veteran offers up lyrical documentary film

Film about American music history comes together beautifully with Adobe video workflow

By Meagan Keane | January 20, 2014

The feature-length documentary This May Be the Last Time doesn’t only detail the history of the Seminole community’s ancient songs of faith and hope, it also explores their connection to Director Sterlin Harjo’s own personal history. It’s his first documentary project,... Read More

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“Last Days in Vietnam” to premiere at Sundance

“Last Days in Vietnam” to premiere at Sundance

Adobe Creative Cloud integral to working with archival content for PBS documentary

By Meagan Keane | January 17, 2014

Last Days in Vietnam isn’t the first trip to the Sundance Film Festival for Director Rory Kennedy. Her film Ethel premiered at the festival in 2012 and went on to garner an impressive five Primetime Emmy nominations. But for her Associate Producer, Taylor Johns, it’s not only his... Read More

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Matrox Announces VS4Recorder Multi-cam Recording App for Matrox VS4

By videoguys.com | January 16, 2014

Matrox Video today announced the immediate availability of VS4Recorder, a new standalone multi-camera recording app bundled with Matrox VS4 quad HD capture cards at no additional cost. VS4Recorder gives live event producers complete independent control over capture of the four inputs connected... Read More

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Should Professional Editors care about FCPX (again)?

Sam Mestman thinks so: he's betting his company on it. I think he's right. Attend his demo 25 January and make up your own mind.

By Adam Wilt | January 15, 2014

Last October Kevin McAuliffe told us in two articles that Final Cut Pro X wasn't worth caring about: "FCPX is still not ready for professional use". He caught a lot of crap for saying so, but he was right... in a very constrained context (which, if you read his rants, he carefully... Read More

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BulletProof for Windows now part of Shooter Suite 12.3

By videoguys.com | January 15, 2014

New Shooter Suite update brings you BulletProof for Windows

We've got big news at Red Giant. Thousands of users helped us shape BulletProof by participating in our beta program. The Mac version was released in July, and today we are proud to announce the Windows version is now... Read More

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