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Copying Keyframes in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 09, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training several different ways that you can transfer keyframes created on one object onto another.

It's easy to animate layers in Motion using keyframes, and to then adjust the animation by working in the... Read More

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NAB 2013:  Steadicam Curve

Miniaturization run amok?

By Bruce A Johnson | April 09, 2013

30+ years ago, I trained as a full-sized Steadicam operator, and have the bad back to prove it.  Now one of the smallest cameras you can buy has a flyweight Steadicam to go with it.

 

 

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NAB 2013: Dactylcam

Everyone needs a cable cam once in a while...

By Bruce A Johnson | April 08, 2013

I first saw a cable-cam at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  Now we can all own one!

 

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NAB 2013: Joker Boxes

A place to stash your stuff and make your actors taller.

By Bruce A Johnson | April 08, 2013

The traditional apple box has been done one better.

 

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NAB 2013: Freefly Systems Movi M10

Pretty forward-thinking design...

By Bruce A Johnson | April 08, 2013

Their demo video took the world by storm last week, and now here is the Movi M10 live and in person.

 

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NAB 2013:  What’s New From Porta-Brace?

New bags, both soft and hard...

By Bruce A Johnson | April 08, 2013

It's always fun to check in with our friends from Vermont.

 

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NAB 2013: Zacuto Z-Light

It's plasma, baby!

By Bruce A Johnson | April 08, 2013

There are literally hundreds of LED lighting elements on the floor at NAB 2013, but so far I've only seen one plasma light - the Zacuto Z-Light.

 

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Blackmagic shows pocket RAW camera for US$1K plus 4K camera for US$4k

Blackmagic shows pocket RAW camera for US$1K plus 4K camera for US$4k

Now Blackmagic offers three cameras, for US$995, US$2995, or US$3995 respectively.

By Allan Tépper | April 08, 2013

At NAB 2013, Blackmagic showed two new cameras to join its initial US$2995 Cinematography Camera. The new ones include the US$3995 4K camera, a big sister to the original Cine model, and a US$995 pocket 1080p RAW motion picture, which can record either Apple ProRes or CinemaDNG RAW... Read More

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Sorenson Squeeze 9 updates the old encoding standby

A subtle interface change and quite a few new features

By Scott Simmons | April 08, 2013

NAB 2013 has seen another update to the do-all encoding application Sorenson Squeeze. This release takes the app to version 9. Some of the signature new features include an enhanced interface, pre-roll and post-roll, optimized encoding for HTML5 and closed captioning support. It’s also worth noting that the Squeeze interface gets a bit of a refresh as well. Don’t expect a Final Cut Pro X level of radical redesign but rather a refresh that feels newer but keeps overall use of the application the same. Here’s a few of the features I noted as I was working with a beta version of Squeeze 9.

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Avid announces Avid Media Composer 7 at NAB 2013

It's the under the hood stuff that editors will be most excited about

By Scott Simmons | April 07, 2013

The Avid press event of NAB2013 was on Sunday night of NAB was an interesting one. There’s a ton of new products being introduced including lots of Interplay updates and additions, a big updated for ProTools (that felt like the biggest ever after watching the video) and … Media... Read More

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An Early Look at the Next Version of Adobe Premiere Pro

A ton of new features and changes means Premiere Pro continues to get better

By Scott Simmons | April 03, 2013

With NAB 2013 just around the corner it should come as no surprise that Adobe has let their cat out of the bag by letting the world get a sneak peek at what’s coming in the next version quite a few of the Creative Suite applications that many video pros depend on. Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Prelude and Speed Grade will all see updates. You’ll have to look around for some other posts about what’s new in the majority of those tools we I’m going to concentrate on the next Premiere Pro.

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Time Lapse Workflows and Final Cut Pro X

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 02, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training explains his workflow for creating time lapse movies from a series of photographs using Final Cut Pro X and other applications.

Timelapse photography has become very popular recently - and with the advent of... Read More

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How to pick your ideal HDMI or HD-SDI interface for WireCast (Pro)

How to pick your ideal HDMI or HD-SDI interface for WireCast (Pro)

Depending upon how you prioritize features, ease of camera matching, and ISO recording will help you choose the hardware.

By Allan Tépper | April 01, 2013

UPDATED: This article now updated info. Many people have heard of Telestream’s renowned WireCast (Pro) software, which can convert a qualifying Mac or Windows computer into a multiple-input audio/video mixer (“switcher”). Among its features are a character generator,... Read More

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OLED field monitor upgradable to become a recorder? Enter the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q

OLED field monitor upgradable to become a recorder? Enter the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q

A first look at Convergent Design’s new OLED field monitors that can transform themselves into recorders.

By Allan Tépper | April 01, 2013

Long time ProVideo Coalition readers know that I have been covering external progressive 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 recorders from different manufacturers for years. Several more recent recorder models I have covered have included a built-in LCD screen to double as a field monitor. Now, thanks... Read More

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Working with Keyframes in Motion

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | March 26, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I get back to the basics in Motion by showing Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to create animation with keyframes.

Keyframes are the basic building blocks for creating custom animations and Motion has a variety of tools for working with them... Read More

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Photos: Sony F5 and F55

New Sony cameras at Videofax's Open House

By Adam Wilt | March 19, 2013

Today, one of our excellent local rental houses, Videofax in San Francisco, held an Open House to show off the Sony F5 and F55 large-single-sensor cine cameras. I was able to get a few pictures of these new beasts, which Videofax has kitted out using third-party support accessories and a couple... Read More

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Batch Renaming Clips in Final Cut Pro X

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | March 19, 2013

Depending on your source footage, Final Cut Pro X may assign clip names based on the metadata associated with the clips, such as the date and time each was shot. Folks used to logging clips before import may find this automatic renaming confusing, but it's actually very easy to... Read More

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Come Learn Final Cut Pro X and Motion at NAB

Over 50 Hours of FCP X & Motion Instruction

By Mark Spencer | March 15, 2013

 

So what's the deal with Final Cut Pro X now that it's been out for almost 2 years? Can you actually use it for "professional" editing? Is it really just "iMovie Pro"? Why do some people seem to love it and others seem to hate it?

Why not find out for... Read More

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Timeline: A History of Editing goes digital with lots of new material

This amazing book about the history of editing is even better on iPad

By Scott Simmons | March 14, 2013

Timeline: A History of Editing is an amazingly detailed book about just what the subtitle says, a history of editing. Written by John Buck, Timeline is something we’ve spoken about before but it recently got even better with the release of Timeline: Digital Edition One. This iPad specific book is updated for iBooks on the iPad with “photographs, video material, original brochures and animated patents, as well as audio clips and exclusive interviews that document the lives of editors and the craft of editing from the very beginning.”

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REVIEW:  Blackmagic Designs Hyperdeck Shuttle 2

A lot of potential in a slab of aluminum

By Bruce A Johnson | March 12, 2013

(Music cue:  Also Sprach Zarathustra) (Lights come up on a monolith, perfectly rectangular and black as death)

OK, maybe I’m being a bit melodramatic.   However, it is hard to have a first look at the Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Shuttle and not instantly... Read More

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