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Avid Quick Tip Tuesday - Tip 1

Finding Old Audio Effects

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | January 07, 2014

In the first of a new tutorial series exclusive to PVC, Kevin P McAuliffe shows all you Avid Editors out there, how to get back old audio effects that you thought were lost! Read More

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iOS 7 expands digital USB audio use with iPhone/iPod Touch

iOS 7 expands digital USB audio use with iPhone/iPod Touch

The iPhone and iPod Touch now work with many more USB audio devices than ever before.

By Allan Tépper | January 07, 2014

Although Apple apparently didn’t announce it as an official new feature of iOS 7, the recent update fortunately expanded the use of many more USB audio devices (i.e. USB microphones and audio USB interfaces) with the iPhone and iPod Touch, which was a privilege previously reserved only for the iPad and desktop/laptop computers, for many devices. Fortunately, this now means that devices like the Audio Technica AT2005USB hybrid dynamic microphone can now be used digitally with updated iPhones/iPod Touches, thus bypassing their own (lower quality) preamp and A-to-D converter and improving audio quality exponentially. Ahead I’ll cover the details.

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Media Import Options in Final Cut Pro 10.1

On This Week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | January 07, 2014

Welcome to our second MacBreak Studio on the brand new Final Cut Pro 10.1!

In this episode, Steve Martin from Ripple Training walks us through the various media import options in Final Cut Pro X.

These options have changed as of the 10.1 update as a result of the new... Read More

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Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 4

Let's continue to Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7 - In this lesson - Effects

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | January 06, 2014

If you've been thinking that Media Composer is a little to daunting to get started with, than part four of this five part series will get you up and running lightning quick!

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Beachtek DXA-SLR PRO audio interface review part 3: with GH3

Beachtek DXA-SLR PRO audio interface review part 3: with GH3

Part 3: an audio/video recording to show performance with a Panasonic Lumix GH3 camera.

By Allan Tépper | January 06, 2014

For part 3 of the Beachtek DXA-SLR PRO audio interface review, I visited Luna Studio in Miami Lakes, Florida, to test audio with his Panasonic Lumix GH3 camera. Ahead you’ll see (and hear) a brief audio/video clip done with his camera and the AT2005USB from Audio Technica, currently my favorite handheld hybrid dynamic microphone.

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A Requiem for NBC Burbank

A Requiem for NBC Burbank

The Demise of Beautiful Downtown Burbank

By Richard Wirth | January 05, 2014

In 1982, I began what was to become one of the most favorite periods of my life.  I was hired at NBC in Burbank, California.  It wasn’t the most prestigious position nor was it the best job I would ever have.  But it was the best place I would ever work.

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Product Review: Lowel GL-1 Power LED Flood/Spot Light

Dimmable and Focusable Portable Light for Shooting Photo & Video On-Location

By Jeff Foster | December 31, 2013

The Lowel GL-1 Power LED is a compact handheld portable light source that is ideal for any type of event or location photography. It's dimmable and with the adjustable Fresnel lens, it has an 8:1 focus range from full flood to a tight spot and works either handheld or mountable to any tripod.

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Beachtek DXA-SLR PRO audio interface review part 2: with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Beachtek DXA-SLR PRO audio interface review part 2: with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Part 2: an audio/video recording to show performance with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

By Allan Tépper | December 31, 2013

For part 2 of the Beachtek DXA-SLR PRO audio interface review, I got together with Ríchard Izarra in one of his extremely brief visits to Miami to test audio with his new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Ahead you’ll see (and hear) a brief audio/video clip.

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Understanding Libraries in Final Cut Pro 10.1

On This Week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | December 31, 2013

Welcome to our first MacBreak Studio on the brand new Final Cut Pro 10.1!

In this episode, Steve Martin from Ripple Training and I discuss the fundamental structural change in this very significant update: the move to a unified library model. While there are many workflow... Read More

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Using Mini Quads as Training Tools: Hubsan X4 H107D FPV Quadcopter

Inexpensive RC Quadcopter with Live Video FPV Helps Hone Flying Skills

By Jeff Foster | December 29, 2013

Go ahead and call these mini RC quadcopters "toys", but they won't be insulted, because they're serious flying machines that have many of the same features that the big boys have! But learning to control and pilot these relatively inexpensive quadcopters may help you manage and fly your more expensive DJI quadcopter with greater ease and precision, and build your skills and confidence.

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Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 3

Let's continue to Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7 - In this lesson, Editing, Audio Mixing and Title Creation.

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | December 27, 2013

If you've been thinking that Media Composer is a little to daunting to get started with, than part three of this five part series will get you up and running lightning quick!

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Product Review: iOgrapher for iPad/iPad Mini

Shoot Video, Timelapse and Photos with your iPad/iPad Mini with this Simple & Affordable Rig

By Jeff Foster | December 21, 2013

The iOgrapher Mobile Media Case for the iPad Mini and the full-sized iPad are made from injection-molded polycarbonate - making them flexible and durable and able to withstand a lot of abuse. With several cold-shoe attachments, a tripod mount and a threaded 37mm lens mount for wide angle and telephoto lenses, large easy-grip handles and an amazingly inexpensive price, make this a must-have accessory for your iPad.

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Kicking the Tires on Final Cut Pro X 10.1

The update is new, big, fast and free. Still missing stuff.

By Scott Simmons | December 20, 2013

Thursday was the big day that Apple Final Cut Pro X users have been waiting for for quite a while as FCPX 10.1 was released into the world … for free. I had been waiting for it to so after a rather painless update process, first to OSX Mavericks then to FCPX 10.1, I was up and rolling the morning of the release for a couple of days of editing. I wouldn’t call this update Earth-shaking, though there are some very welcome changes. But I wouldn’t call it inconsequential either because if you’re working with FCPX you going to want to be on 10.1 … without a doubt.

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Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 2

Let's continue to Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7 - In this lesson, acquiring your footage!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | December 20, 2013

If you've been thinking that Media Composer is a little to daunting to get started with, than part two of this five part series will get you up and running lightning quick!

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Final Cut Pro 10.1

A Detailed First Look by Steve Martin and Mark Spencer

By Mark Spencer | December 19, 2013

Final Cut Pro 10.1 is the next major step forward for Apple’s professional editing software Final Cut Pro X. Not since its initial release over 2 years ago has there been a more significant update with regard to performance and workflow. The most visible improvement in FCP X is the new... Read More

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The First 4K Footage From The Blackmagic Production Camera

See The Footage Shot By Grant Petty

By Brian Hallett | December 18, 2013

We first saw it, along side the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, at NAB 2013.  That day in April I drooled, pined, and even thought about canceling my Blackmagic Cinema Camera order to get my hands on this camera.  It was what I was looking for in a camera: 4K, Global Shutter, a S35 sized sensor, only a stop less dynamic range than the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and a base ISO of 500.  

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Telestream’s Switch aims to overtake & surpass QuickTime Pro

Telestream’s Switch aims to overtake & surpass QuickTime Pro

Aimed to overtake and surpass QuickTime Pro, let’s see how Switch compares with SimpleMovie X and Pro Player.

By Allan Tépper | December 18, 2013

I have already heard from many sources that QuickTime’s days are numbered. The QuickTime X app does not recognize many third-party códecs that have been added to the system, so many resort to QuickTime 7 (with —or without— a Pro registration and its extra features), which is still available and still works, although hasn’t been updated since 2010. Now Telestream has pre-announced its Switch app, which will soon join SimpleMovie X and Pro Player. Ahead is a brief comparison.

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Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 1

Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 1

Want to get a jump on learning Avid Media Composer? You've come to the right place!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | December 17, 2013

If you've been thinking that Media Composer is a little to daunting to get started with, than part one of this five part series will get you up and running lightning quick!

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Rampant Design Tools introduces NEW Rampant Drives

Save Big and take your effects library with you.

By Jeff Foster | December 17, 2013

The most affordable and accessible way to get several Rampant Design Tools real camera effects, backgrounds, transitions and more - loaded on an ultra-fast portable drive you can take with you to clients or on-location with your laptop.

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Burning DVDs from Final Cut Pro X-without FCP X!

On This Week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | December 17, 2013

On this episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a great trick for burning DVDs from projects created in Final Cut Pro X.

Now some of you may be saying "what's a DVD?" - but DVDs are still a widely-used offline distribution medium so a... Read More

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