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April 21st, 2014
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Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Three-time Academy Award-Winner Michael Kahn Joins This Year’s Lineup of Celebrated Artists, Editors and Filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced the all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, "Sight, Sound & Story," held on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute in mid-town Manhattan. “Sight, Sound & Story" is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of post-production.
published 3 days ago   read more
Bonfire Labs Continues Growth With New Top Level Hires
Creative Content Agency Adds Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung
Bonfire Labs has continued to grow its in-house capabilities, adding three new hires to accommodate burgeoning client demand and enhance its staff infrastructure. Executive Producer Tim Pries, Producer John Hunt and Designer Judy Leung have all joined Bonfire, adding experience, creativity and talent to an already impressive Bonfire team.
published 4 days ago   read more
Cinemartin releases PLIN: a Plugin for NLEs & Adobe Premiere to export to ProRes and H.265
Cinemartin, the European team Spain based, producer of the acclaimed Cinemartin Cinec encoder video converter software that accepts almost any video input source and enable video users to export to Prores and H265 on windows, now announces the release of Cinemartin PLIN, a plugin for NLE editors including Adobe Premiere that allow users to export to Prores and H.265 directly from the editor.
published 6 days ago   read more
Nodes 2 for Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Motion
Yanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. The plugin provides comprehensive interface to produce a large palette of Motion Graphics including networks, diagrams, particles, points or text clouds and more.
Yanobox Nodes 2 is a unique visual effects plugin for FCP, Premiere Pro, AE and Motion that offers unprecedented power to create connected motion graphics and abstract particle universes. Yanobox Nodes takes its inspiration from data visualizations and networks. Diagrams of nodes and complex networks visualizations are becoming very popular in motion graphics because of their underlying beauty.
published 6 days ago   read more
Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure Gold
VHI recently called upon Galaxy 61 to create a show intro for the new 2014 season of ’The Fabulous Life,’ the hit series that reveals the extravagant places, possessions and pastimes of pop-culture’s most famous celebrities. The Brooklyn-based animation and visual effect boutique created a lavish intro that personifies the opulent lifestyle with a series of iconic objects formed out of cascading simulated liquid gold.
published 6 days ago   read more
Award-Winning Editor Lucas Eskin Joins Cut+Run
Cut+Run is excited to announce that award-winning editor Lucas Eskin has joined the company. His first project at Cut+Run is a spot for the Newport Beach Film Festival via agency RPA and directed by Tom Routson of TOOL.
published 7 days ago   read more
Matrox at Streaming Media East 2014 — Product Preview
Video Streaming and Recording Appliance and Live Production Streaming Systems to Be Featured
At Streaming Media East 2014 (New York City, May 13-14, Booth 317), Matrox® Video will showcase Matrox Monarch HD™ video streaming and recording appliances and Matrox VS4™-based live production streaming systems for use with Telestream® Wirecast® or StudioCoast vMix software. In addition, Matrox MicroQuad™ multiviewers will be demonstrated.
published 7 days ago   read more
The TV Event of the Summer: After 25 Years and All 70 Poirot Adaptations, David Suchet's Iconic Portrayal Comes to End
Agatha Christie's Poirot Series Finale Only on Acorn TV - The Premier British TV Streaming Service will Exclusively Debut The Final Three Mysteries, Including "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case"
With the summer 2014 premiere of the final episodes, David Suchet will have completed the unsurpassed feat of portraying Agatha Christie's beloved detective Hercule Poirot in all 70 Poirot stories. For the last 25 years, David Suchet has been synonymous with the brilliant Belgian detective and recently received Royal Television Society's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on Poirot. RLJ Entertainment (Nasdaq:RLJE) is excited to announce the exclusive premiere of Agatha Christie's Poirot's final three feature-length mysteries, including "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case," on Acorn TV, the first streaming service focused on the best of British TV in North America.
published 7 days ago   read more
SMPTE® Extends Access to Society Resources With Launch of Mobile App
Free App Provides Direct Access to SMPTE's Membership, Education, and Standards Resources on Smart Devices
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced the release of its new mobile application for use with iOS, Android, and Web-based operating systems.
published 1 week ago   read more
Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders With Introduction Of PIX 270i and PIX 250i AT NAB 2014
New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
published 2 weeks ago   read more


RSSTUTORIALS:
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 25 VFX - The Michael Bay Look
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 25 VFX - The Michael Bay LookIn this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe makes sure that all the Motion 4 & 5 users aren't left out when taking a look at mimicking the Michael Bay Film Look! Using only the tools inside of Motion 4 & 5, Kevin shows how combining your footage with some solids and transfer modes, will create a stylized and memorable effect that can be used over and over again!
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P McAuliffe on 09/09/2013
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 24 Preferences Part TWO
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 24 Preferences Part TWOIn part two of his look at Preferences, Kevin P McAuliffe breaks down some of the most important preferences like Autosave Vaults and even sub-frame keyframing to make sure that you have a good foundation to work at your most optimal pace.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P McAuliffe on 09/07/2013
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 23 Keyboard Shortcuts
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 23 Keyboard ShortcutsIn this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about your Keyboard Settings and takes a first part look at Preferences. It's important to understand both, and why it might not always be a good idea to go in and make extensive changes to either, especially if you're a freelancer.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P McAuliffe on 09/07/2013
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 22 Image Masking Part 2
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 22 Image Masking Part 2In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe builds on what was covered in the previous lesson by talking about not only adding effects to your matte keys, but also how to think outside the box and "attach" footage to your mattes, and manipulate them, however your client needs you to.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P McAuliffe on 08/19/2013
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 21 Image Masking Part 1
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 21 Image Masking Part 1In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe discusses the basics of Image Masking inside of Motion 5. Image Masking is how you will utilize Matte Keys inside of Motion 5, and this lesson will not only show you how to quickly and easily matte key video footage, but will also show you how to start building complex composites lightning quick!
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P McAuliffe on 08/19/2013
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing TechniquesIn this tutorial, Andy shows some clever ways to duplicate and adjust the timing of keyframed animations as well as highlight common pitfalls. He also show a number of techniques to make keyframing in Motion a little easier. A sample project is provided for download to follow along with the tutorial.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 08/08/2013
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 20 Motion Loves FCPX: Titles
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 20 Motion Loves FCPX: TitlesIn this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to start integrating Motion 5 with FCPX, and he starts by showing you how to create a simple lower third. The lower third is simple to create, but the technique behind the editing of the text, and color changing of the lower third, shows you the true power of Motion 5, and why, if you're an FCPX editor, you NEED Motion 5 as your graphics application of choice.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P McAuliffe on 07/30/2013
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 19: Text Part 6
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 19: Text Part 6In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his look at text by talking about the text type-on feature inside of Motion 5. What might seem like a simple concept can have a few simple effects added to it, to make it a very stylized end product.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P McAuliffe on 07/30/2013
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping GraphicsIn this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FCP X for ease of use.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 07/16/2013
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 18: Text Part 5: Path Text
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 18: Text Part 5: Path TextIn this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about a topic he is asked about all the time, and that is how to animate text along a path. Not only does he show you the different path types you can use, he also shows you a quick way to use Path Text in an animated show bumper.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P McAuliffe on 07/13/2013




THREADS:
Re: SliceX demo having problems tracking small selection
by david fuku in the CoreMelt Plug-ins Forum
Hi Roger, I created a mask in slicex, I went through a test clip about 10 sec. the issues I'm having are. 1. I'm letting the larger mask work if I see it miss the selection I stopped it, then went to the frame by frame to go back but...
4 minutes ago   read more
Trying to remove object from image in FCP7
by Neil Orman in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hi, I recently did a shoot in the rain and unfortunately have a tiny corner of plastic (from an improvised rain cover for the camera) visible in some images, in the corner of my frame. It's small but I still want to remove it, and just wondered if anyone had...
12 minutes ago   read more
Re: Tracking a keyed image
by Mark Suszko in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Apple Motion has a tracker in it: pick a corner of the screen, track it, apply the track to a new source to fill-in the screen....
14 minutes ago   read more
Re: Having to render ProRes4444 in timeline even when sequence settings match clip settings
by Edwin Street in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Thanks for the help Shane, that explains a few things. People should note that Quicktime and MPEG Streamclip don't encode to ProRes4444 from H.264 Both times I selected ProRes4444 but it encoded 4:2:2 and a bitrate of 192Mbps/s which is ProRes422(HQ). Unless Quicktime reads the H.264 file bitrate first and...
21 minutes ago   read more
Tracking a keyed image
by Richard Martz in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
I want to superimpose an image on a cell phone. The cell phone moves ever so slightly and I need to have the image move with the background object. I did this a few years ago on the side of a bus but I can't remember how I did it....
55 minutes ago   read more
Re: Black screen when importing .mov
by Mark Suszko in the Apple Final Cut Pro basics Forum
Don't use iphoto for importing video into final cut. Are you using final cut 7, or fcp-x?...
1 hour ago   read more
Transcoding to lower resolution and framerate before audio sync and edit?
by Josh Daniels in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hi, I am working with a 4 camera shoot that was captured in 59.94. This was not my choice - just files that were given to me. I also have external audio at 48K. I do not need any of the advantages that the high frame rate gives me. In...
1 hour ago   read more
Any way to maximise XDCAM export quality?
by Gareth Randall in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
I'm having some disappointing results exporting to XDCAM HD422 1080i50 CBR from either FCP7 or QT Pro. The disappointment relates specifically to some motion graphics that use a animated blue gradient background. The gradient looks beautiful on the uncompressed originals, but it's pixellating noticeably on the XDCAM export. If I...
2 hours ago   read more
HDV, ProRes, and jagged edges
by Sharif Shahwan in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hello all, long time reader, first time poster. Hoping someone can shed some light on a little issue I can't get to the bottom of. I'm cutting a 7 camera shoot for a concert we did recently. 5 x Canon XF305, 1 x Sony HC1 (Drummer cam) and 1 x...
3 hours ago   read more
Re: SliceX demo having problems tracking small selection
by Roger Bolton in the CoreMelt Plug-ins Forum
to get the keyframe controls to open just click the keyframe icon in the toolbar on the left and that turns on key framing. watch the tutorial on key framing here: https://vimeo.com/83481669...
8 hours ago   read more
Re: SliceX demo having problems tracking small selection
by david fuku in the CoreMelt Plug-ins Forum
Hi Roger, I'm so embarrassed as your help pdf shows what you were referring to in the first paragraph, I'm trying this now but I have a frame where the track loses the area completely, and I can't figure out how to get the little frame by frame tool window...
8 hours ago   read more


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