|Softron Media Services Announces OnTheAir Video Express|
Mac Based Entry Level Professional Playout Application Supports All QuickTime Movie Formats including Reference Movies, Key Channel and HDV/H.264 Clips
Softron Media Services® will demonstrate OnTheAir Video Express® at its booth (SL08928) during NAB 2009 in Las Vegas, NV, USA on April 20, 2009. It will be available for purchase online or from authorized Softron resellers on the same day.
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|Softron Media Services Releases OnTheAir CG|
Softron Media Services today announced immediate availability of OnTheAir CG to compliment its palette of professional broadcast applications. OnTheAir CG is a standalone application that is used for overlaying text, graphics, animated logos and bugs, clocks and crawls over live video.
published 7 years ago read more
|Apple Releases Final Cut Express 4|
Apple® today released Final Cut® Express 4, a significant upgrade to its powerful video editing software based on Apple’s award-winning Final Cut Pro 6, with a new low price of $199. Final Cut Express 4 adds support for the latest AVCHD cameras, allows mixing of standard and high definition content on a single timeline, includes the ability to import iMovie® ‘08 projects, and gives users access to hundreds of sophisticated FxPlug cinematic effects and filters.
published 8 years ago read more
|News: Apple Releases Final Cut Express HD 3.5|
Universal Upgrade Delivers Powerful New Features & More Real-Time Effects
Apple® today released Final Cut® Express HD 3.5, a significant upgrade to its award-winning software solution for video enthusiasts, schools and small businesses that runs natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. New in Final Cut Express HD 3.5 is Dynamic RT for real-time playback of multi-stream effects, Soundtrack® 1.5 with a complete suite of professional level audio production tools and LiveType 2.1 with even more exciting animated text and titles.
published 9 years ago read more
|News: AJA and 12 Inch Design Help Post-Production Professionals Tap into High-Quality, Royalty-Free Motion Graphics|
Limited-Time Promotion for AJA Customers Offers 12 Inch Design's PowerBlox, ThemeBlox and ProductionBlox Graphics Libraries at 75% Off
AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced today a special discount for new AJA KONA, Io or XENA customers for the purchase of high-quality motion graphics collections from 12 Inch Design. 12 Inch Design offers a wide range of animated background and elements that are royalty free and ready to be dropped into a project to save time and enhance the overall look of a production.
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|News: Intelligent Assistance releases two collections of Pro Apps Tips|
Two new collections of tips for Apple's Pro Apps Users collected from the Pro Apps Hub
Intelligent Assistance today released the first two collections of Pro Apps Tips. Each collection contains 101 Tips originally published in the Pro Apps Hub software. Pro Apps Tips #1 and #2 are guaranteed to improve the productivity of users of Apple's professional video and audio applications. Each collection is provided as a printable pdf.
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|News: The East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups Premieres at DV Expo East|
Technology showcase will feature latest digital innovations and noted industry leaders
The East Coast Final Cut Pro User Groups, today announced that their first ever meeting will take place at the Digital Video Expo East exhibition. This July 19 event offers industry professionals the opportunity to see the latest innovations from the Apple Pro Applications. Attendees will have a chance to learn about the powerful new features Final Cut Pro HD, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and Livetype.
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NAB 2015, ZELINIZED: HD IS OVER
Bob Zelin applies decades of engineering and facility design experience to finding products from the 2015 NAB Show that will make a real-world difference for you on a daily basis. Here's Bob's take on everything from thumb drives to 40GigE.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Bob Zelin on 05/03/2015
The Drive to Create: The Drive: PAC-12 Football
The 25-year career of 16-time Emmy winner Jim Jorden began with NFL Films, and included 7 years creating programs for NASCAR before returning to football. Along the way, he has led the production of 69 new series on 20 networks, winning Emmys for his work as a cameraman, an editor, and an executive producer. He brings every bit of that experience to bear on "The Drive: PAC-12 Football," now in its second season. It's the first show to cover an entire season, week by week, combining the classically cinematic approach Jim took to his work for NFL Films, and the all-access approach he pioneered with his work on Hard Knocks. You won't want to miss this remarkable look at full-contact TV production.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Tim Wilson on 11/25/2014
|Adobe After Effects Techniques|
After Effects: Animated Guitar Strings with Plexus
Using Rowbyte Plexus (the 3D particle system plugin for Adobe After Effects) and Trapcode SoundKeys in After Effects, Gardy Raymond demonstrates how to create animated guitar strings that distort in time with the music.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Gardner Raymond on 04/21/2014
Project DAVID Creates Digital Content Preservation Tech
While there is a strong movement to preserve and restore old film, preservation of audiovisual digital content has been less of a priority. Project DAVID seeks to change that, by developing technology for prevention of damage, preservation and restoration for the vast libraries of digital content.
Editorial, Feature by Ryan Salazar on 03/15/2014
NAB Show Conferences: Can We Talk?
NAB Show is billed as "the largest and most relevant educational program for media and entertainment professionals anywhere." With so much information, you'll want to do your research and find what's the best conference for you. In this condensed guide, Ryan Salazar names a few of the conferences he finds the most "interesting and intriguing" and provides links for your further perusal.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Ryan Salazar on 02/19/2014
NOT Your Father's AM
At this time, over 2,200 radio stations are broadcasting a hybrid HD Radio signal, with more on the way, and with NAB approaching, Ryan Salazar is considering the future and applications of digital radio. Radio is going to become sexy again, and this is NOT your father's AM broadcast...
Editorial, Feature by Ryan Salazar on 02/13/2014
NAB Labs Futures Park: FM & Smartphones - A Good Idea?
NAB Labs Futures Park is a showplace designed to display the newest of advanced projects, demonstrations of high-tech media developments in progress, prototypes, and products not yet available for sale. One of the most exciting features in NAB Labs Futures Park will be the exploration of FM radio signals delivered via smartphones. Read up on what's new and be prepared to visit NAB with questions ready.
Editorial, Feature by Ryan Salazar on 02/04/2014
Inter BEE keynote: Japan Will Broadcast 8K by 2020 Olympics
It's not news that Japan has announced its intent to broadcast 8K by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In today's production environment, the advent of 4K is still news and 8K seems like a futuristic pipe dream. But when Creative COW Contributing Editor Debra Kaufman was in Japan in November, she learned just how serious Japan is in its intent to broadcast 8K -- and to do so sooner than originally announced.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Debra Kaufman on 12/06/2013
Will 2014 Be the Year of 4K?
UltraHD, or 4K, has been making an appearance at trade shows for the last couple of years. At this year's IBC in Amsterdam, the demonstrations and products pushed forward the idea that 4K is a possibility for TV distribution and general production and post. Creative COW takes a look at the offerings and the opportunities.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview by Debra Kaufman on 09/27/2013