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March 2nd, 2015
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Vacheron Constantin Promos Shot with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Blackmagic Design today announced that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was used to shoot “Watches & Wonders” promotional videos for Swiss luxury watch maker Vacheron Constantin. These promos were produced by Verawom, a leading social creative company based in Shanghai and part of digital media and communications firm Dentsu Aegis Network.
The four promos produced for Vacheron Constantin feature special guest interviews and product displays at Watches & Wonders 2014, the second edition of the Asia Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in Hong Kong. The exhibition provides the latest information on the luxury watch maker and showcase its exceptional new models that combine technical mastery and aesthetic elegance. The four promos were completed within three days by a one man crew consisting of director Yu Gang.
published 4 days ago   read more
The ‘Pay’ Forward – CABSAT 2015 Conferences To Boost Regional Media Companies’ Revenue Potential
Enhanced Knowledge Exchange Formats to Deliver Regional and Global Expertise on Product Innovation and Monetisation Opportunities:
Mega Studios, Brands and Media and Content Houses Include Al Jazeera, the UK’s Channel 4, Coca Cola Co., Comedy Central, The Creative Grid, Ericsson Media Room, Fox International, ESPN, Huffington Post, icflix, ITV UK, MBC, MTV, NBA, Netflix, Nickelodeon, OSN, Paramount, Piksel, Rotana, Scribble Live, Selevision, VIACOM, Yahlive and Zee Entertainment
published 1 week ago   read more
Tech LaunchPad Uses Roland VR-50HD to Stream at CES 2015
Tech LaunchPad Produces and Streams Over 140 Segments from CES 2015
Tech Launchpad filmed more than 140 segments from their onsite studio, and featured the biggest brands in consumer technology announced this year. Established in 2010, Tech Launchpad is a unique broadcast media platform delivering the latest consumer technology news to nearly 60 Million viewers through TV affiliate partners across the country.
published 2 weeks ago   read more
Digital Film Tools Releases PhotoCopy 2.0 and reFine 2.0
Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, today announced the release of PhotoCopy v2.0 and reFine Matte v2.0.
published 3 weeks ago   read more
Eyeheight announces BroadcastSafeMC8 for Avid Media Composer
Eyeheight announces a further expansion to its range of broadcast compliance plug-ins with the addition of BroadcastSafeMC8. Designed for use with the latest versions of Avid's widely used Media Composer editing software, Eyeheight's BroadcastSafeMC8 incorporates a Broadcast Evaluate display indicating which parts of a video image require adjustment in order to be fully broadcast compliant.
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NEWS: Zoic Teams up with Industrial Toys for the Launch of Mobile Shooter 'Midnight Star'
For the launch of the highly anticipated mobile sci-fi shooter Midnight Star, Culver City-based visual effects shop Zoic Studios has partnered with independent game studio Industrial Toys to enhance the visual experience for this immersive adventure. This is Industrial Toys’ debut title, having launched by Bungie co-founder Alex Seropian in 2012 to create great mobile games for core gamers.
published 4 weeks ago   read more
AJA Releases v1.1 Firmware for CION Production Camera
Field-Upgradeable Update Offers New Features and Improvements
AJA Video Systems today released v1.1 firmware for the new CION 4K/UltraHD and 2K/HD production camera. The camera started shipping just over one month ago, and this software update increases the Exposure Index (EI) values to EI 320, EI 500, EI 800 and EI 1000, as well as offering improved highlight handling capabilities.
published 4 weeks ago   read more
Panasonic Improves Workflow, Increases Functionality For Varicam 35/hs Camera/recorders With Free Firmware Upgrade
Panasonic has announced a free firmware upgrade for its new VariCam 35 4K and VariCam HS camera/recorders that incorporates ProRes 422 HQ* support for HD recording in both models. Additionally, AVC-Intra 4K 4:4:4 12-bit recording,** and AVC-Intra 100 and AVC-Intra 4K-LT (4:2:2) variable frame rate recording support** up to 120fps are new to the VariCam 35.
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Logan & Sons Signs Director Christian Alexander Holm-Glad
Logan & Sons, the live-action division of bicoastal content creation studio LOGAN, signs internationally renowned director Christian Alexander Holm-Glad to the their roster of talented filmmakers. A visionary storyteller, Holm-Glad lends his versatile skillset to the Logan & Sons team and will focus on commercials, television series, feature films, and music videos.
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Winners Announced at Art Directors Guild Awards
"THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL," "BIRDMAN" and "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY"
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RSSTUTORIALS:
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5: Shockwave
Apple Motion 5: ShockwaveAn explosive shockwave. Think you've seen it all before? Not until Simon Ubsdell has shown you how to take advantage of unique tools in Apple Motion 5 to make your own. Simon's experience has been built over 25 years in motion graphics, sound design and mixing, music composition, visual effects and compositing, as well as writing, directing and producing. Follow him as he takes you deep inside keyframes, caustics, camera behaviors, and customizations, as well as sharing real-world tips for finding your way around Motion.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 02/09/2015
Apple Motion
Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: Weld
Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: WeldIn the first of what will be an ongoing series, "Title Animation: WELD" uses the particle system in Apple Motion, as well as support for EPS outlines, to create the photo-real impression of a title burned onto the screen with a blowtorch, complete with sparks and smoke. Part 1 covers the set-up ,including a stop in Adobe Illustrator, and Part 2 features the compositing, lighting, and filtering finesse to really make it pop.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 01/04/2015
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
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
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWOIn part two of this two-part tutorial, Andy shows how to animate the individual pieces of a replicator by using the sequence replicator behavior. A downloadable version of the project he uses can be found below.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 07/06/2013
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONEIn this two-part tutorial, Andy demonstrates how to create a graphic using the replicator feature and then animate the individual pieces.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 07/06/2013
Apple Motion
Motion Quick Tip - Custom Titles for FCP X
Motion Quick Tip - Custom Titles for FCP XIn this tutorial, Andy Neil shows how to create a custom designed lower third for Final Cut Pro X.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 08/30/2012
Apple Motion
Lite Bite for Apple Motion: The Tilt Shift Effect
Lite Bite for Apple Motion: The Tilt Shift EffectThe "Tilt Shift Effect" or "Toy Town Look" is fantastic fun to play with. Using Final Cut and Motion you can quickly create the effect and give an amazing intro to any promotion. The tutorial requires no additional Plug-ins.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Martin Ainsworth on 01/20/2012
Apple Motion
Motion Quick Tip - Creating Effects for FCP X
Motion Quick Tip - Creating Effects for FCP XLearn how to create your own effects for Final Cut Pro X with this primer on Effects publishing for Motion 5. (This tutorial works only with Motion 5 and Final Cut Pro X. Will not work with earlier versions of Motion or Final Cut.)
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 09/02/2011
Apple Motion
Motion Quick Tip - Radar
Motion Quick Tip - RadarLearn how to make a radar sweep graphic entirely in Motion and animate it with behaviors. This tutorial shows off tricks involving replicators and parameter behaviors.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 05/10/2011




THREADS:
Audio sync drifting after conforming 25fps video to 23.98fps
by Wesley Dysart in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Trying to reformat a PAL 25fps master to ProRes HD at 23.98fps. I took the 25fps master file (after being uprezzed via a Teranex) and conformed it to 23.98fps. The master file is in sync all the way through the feature. No drift. The resulting HD file (after being conformed...
4 hours ago   read more
Re: Upgrade to PowerMac for fcp 6
by John Rofrano in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
[chris gorman] "I had heard/read somewhere that third party ssd hds could cause problems with macs. I hope I can find that info and re-read it because I don't remember the details." What you may have heard is that OS X doesn't support TRIM for non-Apple SSD's. This is true...
4 hours ago   read more
Re: Recommended Macbook for FCP?
by Shane Ross in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
All MacBook Pros come with WiFi. That's standard. The lowest end one I'd recommend is the Mid-2012 Non-Retina MBP. It has Thunderbolt, and Firewire so you can connect to new drives, and old. And it's still fairly speedy. That's what I'm currently using. And it can have older OS versions...
6 hours ago   read more
Recommended Macbook for FCP?
by Vanessa Lee in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hi, I need to get a laptop to work in the field with my DP to check footage on site with some of our pro cameras. Neither of us has a laptop!! Yeah so professional. X.X What is a good Macbook model we should get, ideally with WIFI just (repeat...
7 hours ago   read more
Re: Quick time movie is locking up FCP 7
by Dave LaRonde in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Transcode the H.264 file into ProRes 422. FCP freaks out when using H.264 footage. Both Compressor and MPEG Streamclip (free) can do this. Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA...
9 hours ago   read more
Quick time movie is locking up FCP 7
by James Thomas in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
I shot my video using a Sony NEX-VG10 the file format is Quicktime Codecs AAC, H.264 its only 20 seconds long When I try to view the video, in either the viewer or from my time line, I get the rainbow circle as though its processing the video, but it...
9 hours ago   read more
Re: static clip with piece of dirt in shot
by Ken Tannenbaum in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Mark, so you know your suggestions were taken to heart (and keyboard) all's right with this now. It's done and looks good. Thanks again, Ken Ken Tannenbaum...
10 hours ago   read more


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