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July 31st, 2014
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CHV Updates all Plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5
Updates, New FxPlug-Bundle, More Value, More Savings and a New Installer
CHV-Electronics Inc., software developer of plugins for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5, has announced today a variety of news:
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Video Devices PIX 260 Captures Footage Fit for a King as Part of The Royal Society Headquarters Refit
When The Royal Society in London was looking to refit the audio and visual facilities in two rooms at its headquarters at Carlton House Terrace in London, it turned to Video Devices, mission-critical video products by Sound Devices, and its PIX 260 for its video recording needs.
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Imagineer Systems to Showcase mocha Pro 4.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014
Visit Imagineer Systems at booth 817 for demos of the newly released mocha Pro 4 with advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows, Python scripting and more improved features
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s annual SIGGRAPH conference, taking place from August 12th through 14th at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Canada. Attendees to the show can stop by the Imagineer Systems booth (817) to learn more about the launch of the mocha Pro v4, which features a brand new Stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects facilities. Members of the Imagineer Systems team will be presenting demos daily at the booth.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
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Oishii Creative Reveals The New Face For E!’s Series Premiere Of “Botched”
Creative Agency Creates Show Open For Plastic Surgery Reality Show
E! continues to solidify its status as the leader in pop culture, raising the bar on each of its creative projects and programming. So for the launch of their latest series, “Botched,” they partnered with creative agency Oishii Creative to create a fresh, current and edgy show package that’s in line with the channel’s new look and attitude.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Flex v5 with GPU support for After Effects
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Flex™ version 5 with GPU support for Adobe® After Effects®.
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Telestream to Announce New File-Based Workflow Automation and Video Processing at IBC
Vantage to Feature New DPP Assembly and Transcoding Capabilities, Automated NLE Templates, Enhanced Transcoding Formats and Cloud Subscriptions; Company Showcases Enhancements to Wirecast and Episode
Telestream® (stand 7.C12), the leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, will use IBC 2014 to showcase transcode support for the latest OTT, IPTV and 4K formats plus enhanced third-party interoperability with leading vendors including Avid, Adobe and Apple. The Company will demonstrate assembly and transcoding capabilities for the UK broadcast industry's Digital Production Partnership (DPP) initiative, and cloud subscriptions for Vantage. Telestream will also showcase enhancements to the Wirecast and Episode applications.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for all Blackmagic Design Cameras
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Larry Jordan & Associates Launches Focused Education Program with Special Pricing and Services for Universities, Film Schools, Students
Renowned FCPX and Adobe Premiere Pro Trainer to Bring Professional Caliber Editing, Post Production Training to Students
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. announced today that they have launched a new educational initiative designed to make it easier for schools and students to invest in, and embrace professional-caliber post production training skills with industry-renowned expert trainer, Larry Jordan. With this announcement, Larry Jordan & Associates is launching a new educators pricing program for universities, schools and students that include special discounts on industry-leading training on popular post productions applications, including Apple Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro, as well as additional educational support materials.
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Imagineer Systems Rolls Out mocha Pro 4.0, the Industry’s Next Visual Effects Blockbuster
Advanced Support for Native Stereo 3D Workflows and Python Scripting Simplify Tracking and Roto on Complex VFX Projects
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, announced today the release of its flagship visual effects solution, mocha Pro 4.0. Packed with new innovative features that facilities with complex VFX production pipelines will love, mocha Pro 4 offers groundbreaking native Stereo 3D (S3D) workflow capabilities and advanced support for Python scripting.
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RSSTUTORIALS:
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP Quick Tip - Creating the ROCKY effect
FCP Quick Tip - Creating the ROCKY effectCreating the "ROCKY" video inside text look in Final Cut Pro is almost as easy as it is to create inside of Avid's Media Composer, and there's no need to go into Apple's Motion to do it! Just use FCP.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P. McAuliffe on 05/24/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP Quick Tip - Copy & Pasting Attributes
FCP Quick Tip - Copy & Pasting AttributesWhen editing, speed and accuracy are two things that make a great editor. In this FCP Quick Tip, copying effects from one shot to another might be "common knowledge", but what about having the ability to copy not only effects, but clip attributes as well, and being able to do it in a second. That's a trick that will amaze your clients every time.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P. McAuliffe on 05/15/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP Quick Tip - Importing Image Sequences
FCP Quick Tip - Importing Image SequencesAre you stuck trying to figure out an easy way to import an image sequence into Final Cut Pro? In this quick tip for FCP, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why QuickTime 7 will be your tool of choice for importing image sequences.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Kevin P. McAuliffe on 05/11/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Controlling Final Cut with an iPad
Controlling Final Cut with an iPadThis video tutorial demonstrates how to set up an iPad with the AC-7 Core app to control Final Cut Pro.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Sam Mcguire on 05/04/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Get: Dialog and metadata search for Final Cut Pro editors
Get: Dialog and metadata search for Final Cut Pro editorsIn this review, Los Angeles based director, editor, colorist, and Creative Cow Contributing Editor, David Roth Weiss, takes a look at a product aptly named "Get," from AV3 Software. It's a speech recognition search app for Final Cut Pro editors that will undoubtedly help get your projects completed faster and on the screen sooner.
Review by David Roth Weiss on 04/11/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP Tip: Broadcast Safe in Final Cut Pro
FCP Tip: Broadcast Safe in Final Cut ProIt is possible to achieve true broadcast safe using only the tools in Final Cut Pro if you follow the right steps. In this quick tip, Walter Biscardi, Jr. shows you how he has delivered shows to broadcasters worldwide using only the built in FCP filter
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Walter Biscardi on 04/03/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro Quick Tips
Final Cut Pro Quick TipsLearn how to get things done in Apple's Final Cut Pro faster with CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Stephen Smith. In this video tutorial he'll show you how to find un-used clips fast and easy. Plus, cut down your render time and learn how to play un-rendered clips in real time. If that's not enough, he'll show you how to work with thumbnails, nest clips and how to access the text editor quickly. With these FCP quick tips you can save time so you can spend it doing more important things like learning Klingon.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Stephen Smith on 04/01/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Editing Tip: Still Image dpi vs. pixels
Editing Tip: Still Image dpi vs. pixelsThere is much confusion about dpi vs. pixels when it comes to still images and video editing. In this short tip, Walter Biscardi, Jr. helps to take some of the mystery out of the process.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Walter Biscardi on 04/01/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Multiclip Editing in Final Cut Pro
Multiclip Editing in Final Cut ProRob Mize demonstrates the use of Final Cut Pro's Multiclip feature to cut or switch the cameras of a multicam shoot in real time. Rob also demonstrates techniques to synchronize the cameras prior to the edit, as well as how to revise and adjust the Multiclip camera selection decisions on the timeline.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Rob Mize on 01/20/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Fixing Assets in FCP using XML
Fixing Assets in FCP using XMLIn this FCP tutorial, Matt Lyon will provide a step by step guide for fixing a major issue with the way Final Cut Pro imports audio and still image files using a FCP XML file and TextEdit. Incorrectly imported assets can lead to serious problems down the road, especially with Media Manager. Matt also provides a guideline for re-importing audio and still image media correctly, as an alternative to the XML fix.
Tutorial by Matt Lyon on 11/29/2010




RSSTHREADS:
Re: and continually ......
by Charlie Austin in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Lance Bachelder] "I would bet that most of the FCP7 hold-outs are more likely to end up on FCPX than anything else." Setting aside the contentious debate about uh... well everything regarding X, ;-) I really find that it feels the most like FCP 7 as far as KB operations,...
2 minutes ago   read more
Re: and continually ......
by Lance Bachelder in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I agree with the FCPX "creeping in" - I'm starting to see that here in LA where a lot of younger Editors that may use whichever NLE at work have FCPX on the laptop and cut all their own stuff in FCPX. I would bet that most of the FCP7...
6 minutes ago   read more
Re: Shift in Color/quality issue through Final Cut Suite apps
by Christopher McDonell in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Pity no one's responded to this yet. I'm running into problems as well. I just updated to Motion 5 and since I"m cutting with FCP 6.0.6, that means I have to export/import .mov files rather than just roundtripping with the motion file itself. I'm exporting w ProRes 4444 (422 doesn't...
22 minutes ago   read more
Mac to Blu Ray via Toast 12 problem
by Blair Murphy in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hi guys. I have Mac OSX 10.6.8, FCStudio, and just bought Roxio Toast 12 Pro and external Samsung SE506 Blue-ray writer. Everything seems to work fine, even says "burn" was successful. But then the BD-R just seems blank in BluRay players. Is there some simple thing perhaps I am overlooking?...
34 minutes ago   read more
Re: and finally......
by Charlie Austin in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Gary Huff] "Frankly, I have experienced more crashes and hang-ups with FCPX than with Premiere 2014 so far. On a nMBPr maxed out." I find them both to be pretty stable. I will say that, on the occasions that X has crashed in the last 2+ years I've been using...
2 hours ago   read more
Re: Switched...then switched back?
by Charlie Austin in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Oliver Peters] "I use them if I'm editing music in a NLE." I do too in 7 or Pr, because the only alternative is key framing which is a PITA. In X I use the fade handles because to me, it's quicker and I get better results. Not that right...
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Re: Switched...then switched back?
by Charlie Austin in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Richard Herd] "Maybe they crossfade, though." lol... if they're feeling lazy, yes. :-) ------------------------------------------------------------- ~ My FCPX Babbling blog ~ ~"It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools."~ ~"The function you just attempted is not yet implemented"~...
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Re: Switched...then switched back?
by Oliver Peters in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Richard Herd] "[Charlie Austin] "Nobody uses "dissolves" editing music, at least nobody I know. It's all A/B with fine curve control..." Maybe they crossfade, though." I use them if I'm editing music in a NLE. - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com...
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Re: Switched...then switched back?
by Richard Herd in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Charlie Austin] "Nobody uses "dissolves" editing music, at least nobody I know. It's all A/B with fine curve control..." Maybe they crossfade, though....
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Re: Why when compressing a 23.98 fps film to DVD compliant streams for with compressor for DVDSP does the resultant mpeg II file playback at 29.97 in everything except quicktime 7?
by eric pautsch in the Apple DVD Studio Pro Forum
It's because there are 3:2 flags set in that encode. DVD mpeg2 video technically doesn't support true 23.98 streams. Those flags are set so the encode is compliant All is normal :)...
3 hours ago   read more
Re: and continually ......
by Mark Dobson in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
1 million + ! That's a lot of people enjoying themselves and a big lump of Mac computers....
3 hours ago   read more
Re: make 29.97 slow mo in a 23.98 sequence
by Shane Ross in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
[jesse mendelson] "can anyone let me know the best way to slow these down?" Cinema Tools...CONFORM. Tutorial on that: SMOOTH SLOW MOTION FROM 60P USING CINEMA TOOLS http://library.creativecow.net/ross_shane/slow-motion_cinema-tools/1 You aren't going to get much slowdown...like just a few percent, like 18% slower or something. It will be barely noticeable. For...
3 hours ago   read more
Re: Need to solve this QUICK! Out of memory problem.
by Shane Ross in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
FCP doesn't work with m4v files. That's your issue. This needs to be converted to ProRes FIRST, before you edit. But what to do for now? What are your sequence settings? Are they at least ProRes? If not, change them to ProRes, render, and try to export. This will make...
3 hours ago   read more
Need to solve this QUICK! Out of memory problem.
by Jay Burgess in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Someone made a slide show in iMovie but wants me to tweak it a bit in FCP and spit it out on DVD using DVDSP. I've got their file in my timeline and have it the way I want. I go to export it and it says I'm out of...
3 hours ago   read more
Re: and continually ......
by Marcus Moore in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
At NAB, Apple told Larry Jordan "over 1 million". Later I found out that was distinct purchases, not just installs from a single AppleID. I've always had the mental number in my mind that meant around 1.2 million. Over a million, but not close enough to 1.5 to let them...
4 hours ago   read more
Re: and continually ......
by Mark Dobson in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Marcus Moore] "I wonder what AVIDs growth looks like at this stage? As the most mature product in the most mature markets, I'd certainly expect their growth to be far less than FCP X or Pr." Is there any way of finding out how many copies of FCPX have actually...
4 hours ago   read more
Re: This looks interesting...
by Gary Huff in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Steve Connor] "I know, wires in the back of an edit system, who'd have thought it" Power cables are so '00. They need to go. I want to see the plug built directly into the body....
4 hours ago   read more
Re: and finally......
by Gary Huff in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Craig Shields] "What crashes? I don't know of any speed issues either." Frankly, I have experienced more crashes and hang-ups with FCPX than with Premiere 2014 so far. On a nMBPr maxed out....
4 hours ago   read more
Re: and finally......
by Gary Huff in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Marcus Moore] " think we need to distinguish a difference between Apple EOL'ing APERTURE and walking away from the Pro photography market, cause they're not necessarily the same thing." Completely agree....
4 hours ago   read more
Re: and continually ......
by Marcus Moore in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I wonder what AVIDs growth looks like at this stage? As the most mature product in the most mature markets, I'd certainly expect their growth to be far less than FCP X or Pr. With Larry Jordan recently mentioning that you can still buy FCP7 licenses, I think the really...
5 hours ago   read more
Re: and finally......
by Marcus Moore in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I think the first thing we need to admit is that we don't know what exactly the APERTURE to PHOTOS will mean, and I think we need to distinguish a difference between Apple EOL'ing APERTURE and walking away from the Pro photography market, cause they're not necessarily the same thing....
5 hours ago   read more
Re: and finally......
by David Mathis in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I doubt that Apple will stop development of FCP X anytime soon. Perhaps when the next OS comes about there could be another large update. Just a guess really. I refuse to go subscription only, so until Adobe changes course (not likely) Premiere Pro is not an option. Until something...
5 hours ago   read more
Why when compressing a 23.98 fps film to DVD compliant streams for with compressor for DVDSP does the resultant mpeg II file playback at 29.97 in everything except quicktime 7?
by Jimmy See in the Apple DVD Studio Pro Forum
I understand that both frame rates are NTSC. I'm actually authoring for a PAL environment but for various reasons we've had no choice but to shoot and edit in 23.98. My understanding is that in Australia all DVD players will handle the NTSC frame rate, both 23.98 and 29.97 and...
5 hours ago   read more
make 29.97 slow mo in a 23.98 sequence
by jesse mendelson in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hello All, have footage shot on a canon 5D mark II. a few clips were shot 29.97 with the intention of having them slowed down. I'm editing in final cut in a 23.98 sequence, as that is how the majority of the footage was shot. can anyone let me know...
6 hours ago   read more
Re: and continually ......
by Franz Bieberkopf in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Steve Connor] "Anything to add?" Steve, Well, they've all been "improving steadily" and have "loyal and growing user bases", so I wouldn't single out FCPX for that. (There's probably an argument that Premiere Pro has improved more and grown more.) Avid's financial uncertainty is probably also worth mentioning, as well...
7 hours ago   read more
Re: and finally......
by Craig Shields in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Scott Witthaus] "I add it's crashes, interface, lack of speed with large file types, and general "plastic feel" can be added to my dislike list. Resolve 11 looks like a better successor going forward." What crashes? I don't know of any speed issues either....
7 hours ago   read more
Re: and finally......
by Scott Witthaus in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Steve Connor] "Avid - still the predominant NLE for Film and large areas of Broadcast, seems relatively untouched by the NLE wars" I disagree here. Avid came out as the loser in the "FCP7 execution sweepstakes" by Apple and the opportunities that Adobe and Avid had immediately following. From where...
9 hours ago   read more
Re: and finally......
by Neil Sadwelkar in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Steve Connor] "FCPX, ... is unlikely ever to reach the market size that FCP7 had" Not too sure about that. I would think, FCP X may not attain the same market size in the same market as FCP 7, possibly. But it might eventually outsell every other NLE but to...
9 hours ago   read more
Re: Switched...then switched back?
by Gabe Strong in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Tim, Well PP was a little annoying in the way a new NLE is at first. What you have to twirl down audio tracks to drag the volume up or down? Just little things. Honestly it didn't take long, especially because Adobe (very intelligent thinking by them) provided FCP7 keyboard...
10 hours ago   read more
Re: and finally......
by Mark Dobson in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Can't argue with any if that - a good summary of the NLE state of play. I've no desire to use Premiere Pro but having been opposed to the Adobe subscription model on principle I've now succumbed to the photographic offer, Photoshop + Lightroom for £7 per month based on...
10 hours ago   read more
HD2SD after FCP problem
by Malte Decker in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hi everyone! First post and already asking for help. Oh man. Anyways, here is my problem: I edited a 3hr movie in FCP in Apple ProRes 422 and need to get it on DVD now. I've done a few testers using the HD2SD workflow and was quite impressed with the...
11 hours ago   read more
and finally......
by Steve Connor in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
So to sum up: Premiere Pro CC 2014 - excellent software, amazing speed of development from Adobe and a natural successor to FCP7, only issue is the subscription model that many people don't seem to like. Despite this it's user base is growing. Avid - still the predominant NLE for...
11 hours ago   read more
Re: How to render a subtitle sequence on timeline
by Andreas Kiel in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
George, Download my TitleExchange package. It includes an app called gRender (free). Export your subtitle only timeline as XML. Then import into gRender. The app will create a new XML, an EDL and some more files. Open the newly created XML in FCP and render out the sequence as image...
12 hours ago   read more
Re: This looks interesting...
by Steve Connor in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I know, wires in the back of an edit system, who'd have thought it Steve Connor Hoping to become a pedant...
12 hours ago   read more


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