|Avid Customers Score Big at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards|
Award Winners Created With Avid's Proven and Trusted, Industry-Leading Audio Solutions Include Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year
Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today congratulated its many award-winning and nominated customers at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards for their outstanding achievements in the recording arts. At the ceremony on February 8 in Los Angeles, the prestigious, peer-recognized awards for music excellence were presented to numerous artists, producers and engineers that have embraced Avid Everywhere™, using the Avid MediaCentral Platform and Avid Artist Suite creative tools for music production.
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|The New Powershot Sx410 Is And Powershot Elph 350 Hs Cameras With Upgraded Features Help Users Enhance Their Photographic Abilities|
The PowerShot SX410 IS Digital Camera Features a Compact Body with an Impressive 40x Optical Zoom
Lens, while the Stylish PowerShot ELPH 350 HS Offers a 20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor,
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC Capabilities
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the new PowerShot SX410 IS and PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[i] compact digital cameras. Weighing just .4 ounces more and measuring only .2 inches longer than its predecessor, the PowerShot SX410 IS camera boasts an upgraded 40x optical zoom range , making it a convenient choice for users who want to combine portability and telephoto reach into one powerful digital camera. The PowerShot ELPH 350 HS is a high performance stylish compact digital camera with a 12x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 25-300mm) and an impressive 20.2 megapixel[ii] CMOS sensor, with built-in Wi-Fi® and Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities.
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|CANON U.S.A. Introduces The World’s Highest Resolution* Full-Frame DSLR Cameras: EOS 5DS And EOS 5DS R|
Featuring Canon’s Newly Designed 50.6 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image
Processors, New DSLRs Deliver Ultra-high Resolution Images and Enhanced
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the Canon EOS 5DSi and Canon EOS 5DS Ri Digital SLR cameras featuring the world’s highest resolution* among 35mm format DSLRs. Providing photographers with uncompromising image quality, these new EOS models incorporate a newly designed Canon 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and processing speed. Perfect for commercial, studio, portrait, landscape and architectural photography, or anyone looking for an affordable alternative to medium format, the ultra-high resolution of these new models allow for large-format printing and extensive cropping capability while maintaining fantastic image quality.
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|2015 HPA Tech Retreat® Announces Power-Packed Schedule|
Preeminent Technology Event Features All-Star Lineup of Industry Leaders
The Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA) has unveiled the schedule for the 2015 HPA Tech Retreat®. A who's who of engineering, technology, creativity and strategic business will gather in the desert to discuss the trends and technologies of the future, while tackling head-on the pressing issues of the present. Over the past 21 years, the HPA Tech Retreat has unveiled many industry-shaping technologies and processes to a vanguard audience of those involved in the creation, management, delivery and curation of all forms of content. The event takes place at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, near Palm Springs, CA, from February 9th to the 13th, 2015.
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|Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Used to Shoot Challenging Dramatic Documentary Series Chicagoland|
Early in his career as a combat cameraman covering the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Mark Benjamin relied on film and video formats to shoot award-winning feature-length documentaries for major networks and independent producers. For his assignments, each format provided the performance Benjamin needed at the time. For his latest project – Chicagoland, an eight-part unscripted CNN series examining public safety and education – he needed a cinema-quality HD camera that was adjustable to a variety of shooting situations, and capable of large single-sensor cinematic picture quality. Other important requirements included high mobility, light weight, easy operation, compact size, extreme low-light image capture capability, long record times and battery life and compatibility with a wide range of lenses for creative shooting options. The production’s needs were met using the EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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Apple Shake Video Tutorial: An Introduction to Node-based Compositing
Steve Wright is a visual effects veteran with 70 broadcast television commercials and over 60 feature films credits. Hes also written and taught extensively on many aspects of effects creation. Here, using Apple Shake as an example, Steve introduces the ideas and methods of node-based compositing.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial, Feature by Steve Wright on 09/04/2007
Keying 101: Spill Suppression
This tutorial from Creative Cow Leader Andrew Shanks demonstrates various common approaches to getting rid of colour spill after keying.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andrew Shanks on 02/27/2007
Keying 101: Edge, Core and Garbage Mattes
Going beyond the one click keying technique most beginners use, this tutorial from Creative Cow Leader Andrew Shanks shows a common technique and includes tips for other ways to tackle pulling a key.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andrew Shanks on 02/16/2007
Smoothing DV Jaggies
In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Leader Andrew Shanks demonstrates cleaning up DV/HDV chroma compression artifacts in Shake to allow for better keying.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andrew Shanks on 02/13/2007
Morphing in Shake
IIn this third video in the series, Shake is Money, Creative Cow Contributor Michael Mench demonstrates a brief overview of the Morpher Node in Shake.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Mench on 07/17/2006
In this second video in the series, Shake is Money, Creative Cow Contributor Michael Mench demonstrates Slow Motion in Apple Shake.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Mench on 07/10/2006
Smooth Cam Node
In this Apple Shake video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributor Michael Mench begins a series called Shake is Money in which he will discuss how Final Cut Pro editors can quickly learn how to integrate Shake into their workflow for added flexibilty in the studio. In this first video in the series, Michael demonstrates the Smooth Cam Node in Shake.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Michael Mench on 07/03/2006
How to become a Feature Film Compositor by John Lafauce Jr.
Have you ever wanted to contribute to building a twenty thousand man army in "Troy", make a mouse fly a plane in "Stuart Little 2", or launch a doomed luxury liner in "Titanic?" You can achieve visual feats you never dreamed possible and accomplish them all through the magic of compositing. Read this article written by John Lafauce Jr., and see... How to become a feature film compositor. A note just to clarify: this article is about high-end 2d/3d compositing for long form media such as films, where the goal is to make the work seamless, integrated and "invisible". Not to be confused with compositing for motion graphics, where the objective is to make the object or design stand out and be "visible" to the viewer.
Tutorial, Feature by John Lafauce Jr. on 02/25/2005