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PluralEyes, which quickly and accurately syncs video and audio clips for dual-system audio and multi-camera productions, now outputs multicam clips, fully automating multi-camera syncs for Final Cut Pro X editors.
Breaking News - Posted 13 Feb 2012
Sapphire Edge empowers Final Cut Pro X editors to efficiently apply cutting-edge visual effects in a streamlined editorial experience without compromising the quality of the final result
Breaking News - Posted 02 Feb 2012
Broadcast monitoring in Final Cut Pro 10.0.3 allows video output to external monitors and other equipment using the SDI, HDMI or analog video outputs from Blackmagic Design video hardware.
Breaking News - Posted 02 Feb 2012
Jan Ozer | When you compress video for the web, the video can darken and colors can become muted. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to correct color and adjust brightness and color saturation with Adobe Premiere Pro's Fast Color Corrector. If you're a Final Cut Pro 7 user, I'll also show you that Premiere Pro's tools work very similarly to those that you're used to and should be much easier to learn than those used in Final Cut Pro X.
Feature - Posted 02 Feb 2012 By
Available today as a free update from the Mac App Store, Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3 also includes a beta of broadcast monitoring that supports Thunderbolt devices as well as PCIe cards.
Breaking News - Posted 31 Jan 2012
Automatic A/V Sync tool popular with DSLR shooters now supports latest Apple NLE
Breaking News - Posted 03 Jan 2012
Chris Randall | If you're in the market for a new laptop for your SDEs, I highly recommend the HP EliteBook 8760w workstation. It's like taking a super-fast, full-sized tower computer and cramming it all into a laptop with an amazing display. With Adobe CS 5.5, the 8760w, and its built-in NVIDIA graphics card, you'll be ready to rock the SDE world!
Feature - Posted 09 Dec 2011 By
Scott Strimple | Apple has taken the time to reimagine Final Cut Pro in particular and the NLE user interface in general, which was based on the analog tape-to-tape model. Naturally, you cannot re-create 15 years of product development in just 2 short years without delivering a version 1 release that's missing some features of a mature NLE such as FCP7. Apple pretty much needed to take this leap if it wanted to continue to remain a player in the editorial world, and we have much more to gain than to lose from taking the leap with them.
Feature - Posted 07 Dec 2011 By
STORM 3G and STORM 3G Elite editing platforms are both supported via the EDIUS timeline with stereoscopic 3D I/O through a single 3G SDI source and/or dual 3G SDI signals
Breaking News - Posted 21 Nov 2011
David McKnight | The new Vegas Movie Studio 11 builds on version 10's feature set with several useful upgrades, and it even includes some fun extras such as Hollywood-style special effects. If you want to get your feet wet with the Vegas interface without a big investment, version 11 of Vegas Movie Studio is a great way to do it. Who says you can't get a lot out of Vegas with just a few bucks?
Feature - Posted 21 Nov 2011 By
Rebuilt from the core on an entirely new open, 64-bit architecture that raises the bar for performance, flexibility and productivity
Breaking News - Posted 05 Nov 2011
Available immediately: full support for Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4 and Final Cut Express for the Delirium and Damage sets of plug-ins
Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2011
David McKnight | Vegas Pro 11 was announced at IBC in September and is an exciting and much-anticipated upgrade to the cornerstone in Sony Creative Software's (SCS) media production line. It's available now at www.sonycreativesoftware.com for immediate download. There are some important changes afoot and in this review we're going to take a look at what's new, what's changed, what's missing, and whether or not you should upgrade from your current version.
Feature - Posted 17 Oct 2011 By
20% upgrade for CS2-4 users through December 31
Breaking News - Posted 17 Oct 2011
he apps address multiple areas of the creative process: image editing; ideation; sketching; mood boards; website and mobile app prototyping; and presenting finished work. They are headlined by Adobe Photoshop Touch, a groundbreaking app that brings the legendary creative and image-editing power of Photoshop to tablet devices for the first time.
Breaking News - Posted 05 Oct 2011
FCP X version of Plural Eyes and Presto now in development
Breaking News - Posted 05 Oct 2011
Kyle Oliver | Chris Duke's broadcast and web TV show Motorz combines the agility of a technology professional with the enthusiasm of a lifetime, self-taught car buff. The result is an automotive DIY show that can, in Duke's words, "keep how-to installations real for enthusiasts." But it does this without giving the impression that there's anything amateur about the decidedly DIY Motorz operation, and looking inside that operation provides a great lesson into what a multitalented and motivated independent producer can accomplish without a studio behind him.
Feature - Posted 05 Oct 2011 By
David McKnight | The Continuum Complete package from Boris FX is unlike any other FX package I've seen. It combines video filters, transitions, motion tracking, a titler, a particle generator, greenscreen utilities—more than 150 effects in all. Moreover, each of these comes with actual usable presets right out of the box. You can see the gushing coming down Interstate 45 with the doors wide open: "If you buy only one plug-in this year ..."
Feature - Posted 05 Oct 2011 By
Jan Ozer | I think that Final Cut Pro X will be a very successful program for Apple, but primarily as iMovie Pro, not the next version of Final Cut Pro. I don't argue with Apple's economic motivation for eschewing the pro market; it's the best way to maximize Apple's development resources. But I take serious issue with the notion that the Final Cut Pro X launch has been anything close to successful, at least for professional users. If anything, it's a downloadable New Coke.
Feature - Posted 27 Sep 2011 By
Works like a GPS for your computer applications, directing users to thousands of shortcuts for dozens of applications, allowing them to navigate through a complex world of applications with the click of a button
Breaking News - Posted 26 Sep 2011
RED offers a wide range of features right on the EDIUS timeline and adds a standalone engine for effects creation and rendering
Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2011
New crossgrade will allow Final Cut Pro users to purchase Media Composer for $1499 USD—making the benefits of fast, open, collaborative workflows more accessible than ever before to Mac OS native customers
Breaking News - Posted 16 Sep 2011
Boasts Bella's patented built-in jog/shuttle controller that in combination with Bella's software driver can provide a unique on-screen display for shuttle position
Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2011
Featuring Adobe Systems CS5.5 expert trainer Colin Smith, new Adobe Sessions and core topics will be presented at 3 levels for wedding & event filmmakers
Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2011
Final Cut Pro Killer Secrets, BigTime, Loader now offered at deep discounts
Breaking News - Posted 08 Sep 2011
Co-produced with Video2Brain, 3-hour workshop helps Adobe CS5.5 producers efficiently encode top-quality video for streaming, iDevices, and optical media
Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2011
Philip Hinkle | In this sixth installment in our six-part series of tutorials on Grass Valley EDIUS 6.0, instructor Philip Hinkle explores a new third-party keyer plug-in called ROBUSKEY. What's so great about ROBUSKEY is that it allows you to make a great key out of poorly shot footage. It's a third-party utility that's recently come to market that plugs in really well to EDIUS. I'm going to show you how to clean it up and have your keys looking the best they can be.
Feature - Posted 01 Sep 2011 By
Philip Hinkle | In this fifth installment in our six-part series of tutorials on Grass Valley EDIUS 6.0, instructor Philip Hinkle explores some of the tools within EDIUS that will make you more creative and more efficient, including creating custom filter presets and building complex projects using multiple nested sequences.
Feature - Posted 17 Aug 2011 By
Sapphire Edge makes studio-quality looks accessible to videographers without the steep learning curve or the need to compromise quality for cost or time spent
Breaking News - Posted 12 Aug 2011
Philip Hinkle | In the fourth tutorial in our six-part series on Grass Valley EDIUS 6, we'll discuss Singular Software's PluralEyes, a third-party plug-in now available for EDIUS 6 that allows you, the editor, to easily sync all of your audio and video sources quickly on your timeline without going through the laborious task of doing it manually.
Feature - Posted 01 Aug 2011 By
FCP plug-in dramatically simplifies the creation of high-quality presentation videos
Breaking News - Posted 29 Jul 2011
Philip Hinkle | Most pro-level NLEs today incorporate a multicam feature that helps event editors by making their edit process simple and quick. Grass Valley EDIUS is no exception. It has a robust multicam feature set that is difficult to match in other NLEs. I hope this tutorial helps you speed through your multicam edits and accomplish more work in less time.
Feature - Posted 20 Jul 2011 By
All available FxPlug plugin packages and QC Integration FX from CHV are now fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5
Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2011
Jan Ozer | If you're a Final Cut Pro 7 editor who shoots with DSLRs, you've known you needed an FCP upgrade for some time now; little did you know Apple wasn't developing one. So the time has come to switch, either to FCPX, which is a completely different animal from FCP 7, or to an NLE from another vendor. In making this decision, you should consider multiple variables, including cost, the ability to continue working with older projects, the learning curve of the new editor, and the effectiveness of the various tools.
Feature - Posted 18 Jul 2011 By
Singular offers 50% 'crossgrade' rebate for PluralEyes users switching editors editors who purchased PluralEyes prior to July 4, 2011
Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2011
Chris P. Jones | By 'templatizing' as much of your editing process as possible, you will reduce your backlog and your delivery time, and this will make your clients happier than if you were to commission Danny Elfman to compose an original score.
Feature - Posted 11 Jul 2011 By
Philip Hinkle | The second tutorial in our ongoing series on Grass Valley EDIUS is on a new feature in EDIUS 6.0 called Proxy Mode editing. Proxy Mode allows you to edit with low-resolution proxy files, which make field editing is easier because they conserve your system resources, allowing you to work as efficiently with a laptop or other lower-powered computer as on the tower systems in your studio. It should speed up your workflow and allow you to edit in more places than you ever thought possible.
Feature - Posted 06 Jul 2011 By
New features include multilayer timeline support with editing, and XML import and export with Apple Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere Pro
Breaking News - Posted 05 Jul 2011
Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera
Breaking News - Posted 05 Jul 2011
Offers 50 percent discount on Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium or Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 to Apple or Avid editors
Breaking News - Posted 05 Jul 2011
Highlights of the new releases include support for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, capture support for Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, and presets for new H.264 encoding parameters in Adobe Media Encoder
Breaking News - Posted 27 Jun 2011
New collection available in motionVFX.com store
Breaking News - Posted 27 Jun 2011
More than 140 filters, generators, and transitions from FxFactory Pro now available inside FCP X
Breaking News - Posted 27 Jun 2011
David McKnight | After months of speculation about what would be in the latest full-step upgrade to Sony Creative Software's popular pro NLE, the new version has brought users new features and increased performance—without sacrificing stability. In this overview we'll cover many of these new features in Vegas Pro 10 that will benefit event videographers and filmmakers. Also, bookmark this page: we'll be adding new Vegas Pro 10 video tutorials every month through the first half of 2011.
Feature - Posted 27 Jun 2011 By
Philip Hinkle | In this first of a series of video/print tutorials, EDIUS instructor and leading event filmmaker Philip Hinkle explores the new Mask Filter in Grass Valley EDIUS 6.
Feature - Posted 22 Jun 2011 By
EDIUS 6.03 update available free of charge to registered EDIUS 6 users
Breaking News - Posted 22 Jun 2011
EventDV-TV - Posted 22 Jun 2011 By
New tutorials to focus on editing efficiency and creativity, feature award-winning filmmaker and EDIUS trainer Philip Hinkle
Breaking News - Posted 21 Jun 2011
Built on a modern 64-bit architecture, Final Cut Pro X is available from the Mac App Store for $299.99
Breaking News - Posted 21 Jun 2011
Luisa Winters, Jan Ozer, and Shawn Lam | New Shawn Lam tutorial added: Author & Deliver in Multiple Formats with a Single Encore CS5.5 Workflow. Also featured: Jan Ozer on Roundtrip Pro Audio Editing, Luisa Winters on the new Merge Clips feature in Premiere Pro CS5.5, Jan Ozer on new capabilities of Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5, Luisa Winters on using Photoshop's Content Aware Fill with After Effects, Shawn Lam on Image Stabilization Using Adobe After Effects' new Warp Stabilizer.
Feature - Posted 20 Jun 2011 By , ,
Niels Puttemans | In this article, I'll guide you through our audio workflow: from switching through your multitrack/dual-system audio recording to removing unwanted noises to sweetening, cleaning, and even disaster recovery. And although I'll repeat this sentiment at the clean-up section, I can't stress the following enough: Even the sweetest audio-sweetening skills set will take you only so far. No matter how much time you spend processing and cleaning-up an audio track, nothing beats getting it right in the first place.
Feature - Posted 10 Jun 2011 By
Easy-to-use, full-featured video editing application that provides users with the capabilities to create professional-looking, high-definition projects as well as continued support for standard-definition media
Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2011
Liz Merfeld | Greg Mulvey is the Lead Editor and Motion Graphics Designer for Second City Communications, the business solutions division of Chicago's world-famous improv comedy theater, The Second City. (Alumni include Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Belushi, and Bill Murray to name a few.)
Feature - Posted 10 Jun 2011 By
Liz Merfeld | One of Chicago's more successful event video studios—FurlaVision has won more WEVA Creative Excellence Awards than any studio in the Midwest—Chris Chibucos attributes much of his company's success to they way they have always combined a fairly large volume of work (as many as 150-175 events per year) with a high price point.
Feature - Posted 10 Jun 2011 By
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | A look inside the Wedding Day Cinema success story and the two innovative filmmakers, Keith and Jennifer Anderson, who made it happen.
Feature - Posted 10 Jun 2011 By
Marc Franklin | The best products of NAB 2011 for event videographers/filmmakers in two categories: production and postproduction.
Features - Posted 10 Jun 2011 By
Road Show attendees will learn about new features introduced in Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium as well as get insight on ground-breaking workflows such as native editing of DSLR footage and working with other NLEs
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jun 2011
Jan Ozer | What can pro editors expect from Final Cut Pro X when it drops this month?
Feature - Posted 03 Jun 2011 By
Dates announced in 3 cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York
Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2011
Topics include OpenCL, 64-bit RAM utilization, and Grand Central Dispatch
Breaking News - Posted 16 May 2011
EventDV, The Authority for Event Videographers, has done its sixth annual evaluation of the best and most relevant NAB releases for the event video market. Chosen each year by contributing editor and leading L.A.-area videographer and filmmaker Marc Franklin, the awards recognize products in two categories: production gear (including cameras, camera support, lighting, and so on), and postproduction solutions (including NLEs, plug-ins, and the like).
Breaking News - Posted 04 May 2011
Jason Magbanua | For a lot of people, producing a same-day edit at a wedding reception is a regular thing, and it's something that is second nature after years of repetition. But for others, who find just shooting a wedding to be stressful enough, producing a polished edit to show to a live audience that same evening seems like an impossible task. Here, international wedding filmmaking sensation Jason Magbanua breaks down the same-day edit production process that's helped to make him "the new national artist" of the Philippines.
Feature - Posted 04 May 2011 By
Major Upgrade to Creative Suite Product Family Delivers Breakthroughs in video production and editing, HTML5 Authoring, Mobile App Development
Breaking News - Posted 02 May 2011
Jan Ozer | EventDV contributing editor and video production expert Jan Ozer provides a look inside proDAD's powerful new effects and filters plug-in, VitaScene v2 Pro
Feature - Posted 02 May 2011 By
Popular tool for editors syncing multicam footage soon to be available for Grass Valley NLE
Breaking News - Posted 02 May 2011
Shawn Lam | What happens when you deliver your event live? This is nothing new for live TV broadcasters, but more and more event video producers are being asked to perform their postproduction activities in real-time—that is, live as the event is occurring.
Feature - Posted 01 May 2011 By
Tim Siglin | DualEyes does its work with an ease that makes synchronization almost seem like magic, requiring very limited knowledge from the user.
Feature - Posted 25 Apr 2011 By
Shawn Lam | Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium, launched today at NAB, delivers improvements in speed, postproduction fixes, and real-time creative effects. Not only will the speed improve turnaround times, it will also provide editors with the luxury of experimenting, which is an important part of the creative process.
Feature - Posted 11 Apr 2011 By
Chris Randall | Most wedding cinematographers have come to realize the value of producing same-day edits (SDEs) for their wedding clients. It's a wonderful opportunity to show off our shooting, editing, and storytelling talents and a rare opportunity where we're actually paid to put our work in front of a room full of new clients, simply by carving out some time in the day to do what we do best. But there's one part of it that has little or nothing to do with our signature skills: presentation. In this article, we will explore what is required to cut out the third-party AV crew intermediary and use and implement your own AV gear for your SDEs. Chris Randall
Feature - Posted 28 Mar 2011 By
Free app allows quick creation of H.264 video files for smart phones, iPad, the web, and Blu-ray
Breaking News - Posted 25 Mar 2011
Jan Ozer | Which gets us to the question, how powerful a notebook do you need to produce multiple streams, or even a single high-quality stream? The answer depends upon a number of factors, including the software program you're using to produce the event.
Feature - Posted 21 Mar 2011 By
New Sonicfire Pro Plug-in Adds Custom Instrument Mixing and Music Scoring Ease to Any Avid® and Pinnacle Studio Video Production
Breaking News - Posted 17 Mar 2011
NewBlueFX Delivers Stylized Lighting Transitions
Breaking News - Posted 09 Mar 2011
QuickTime plug-in that eliminates the need to convert AVCHD files to ProRES422 files before editing in Final Cut Pro
Breaking News - Posted 09 Mar 2011
Philip Hinkle | It's been a long wait for EDIUS editors and others looking for the new full-step upgrade to Grass Valley's popular pro NLE. Was it worth the wait? Longtime user Philip Hinkle says yes, highlighting such key new features as native Canon XF and DSLR editing, new timeline functions, full-screen preview/playback, and more.
Feature - Posted 01 Feb 2011 By
Kevin Shahinian | Concept filmmaker extraordinaire Kevin Shahinian (City of Lakes, Snow, Dil Jaanta Hi, Tum Hi Ho) explores the classic underpinnings of film-based storytelling and the language of effective filmmaking in this four-part series on EventDV, co-produced by Pacific Pictures and Adobe Systems.
Feature - Posted 18 Jan 2011
Jan Ozer | Most editors know how to correct the color and brightness in their videos to have them match the reality of the shoot, or what they wish was the reality of the shoot. The next level is using color and brightness adjustments to create a certain look or feel, or to enhance the footage in different ways. If your focus is solely matching reality, and you're working with decently shot footage or better, you're likely in good hands with the various color and brightness adjustments available in your NLE. If you're looking to create a distinctive look or feel, or are working with problem footage, you should consider a tool like Red Giant's Magic Bullet Colorista II ($299), which provides a highly configurable toolset that goes beyond any effects native to your NLE.
Feature - Posted 12 Jan 2011 By
As of January 1, 2011 Grass Valley began doing business as an independent company, under the trade name "Grass Valley"
Breaking News - Posted 03 Jan 2011
More file formats, more control panels, and multi-GPU processing on Mac OS X
Breaking News - Posted 03 Jan 2011
New Features and Performance Improvements Introduced in Z Depth 1.5
Breaking News - Posted 22 Dec 2010
Jan Ozer | I've always produced for DVD exclusively in 29.97i, but as the market transitions from CRTs to plasma, LCD, and OLED displays, I definitely want to understand how my interlacedproductions look before I shoot, edit, and render at 29.97i.
Feature - Posted 21 Dec 2010 By
Now available in beta for Mac OS X and later, the award-winning standalone application offers quick and easy dual-system audio replacement
Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2010
New Mercalli V2 Mac Plug-In Offers Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, and Premier Pro CS5 Mac Users Extremely Effective Video Stabilization and Automated Rolling-shutter Correction Right on the Timeline
Breaking News - Posted 13 Dec 2010
Kara Stellner | Although Unique University marked Adam Forgione's first foray into back-to-back all-day marathon workshops, it was also something of a warmup gig for Pennylane Productions, who will be taking Forgione's show on the road in early 2011, with workshops in 12 cities planned. This article should give you a good idea of what you can expect to see, hear, and learn if the Pennylane EDU 2011 tour rolls into your town.
Feature - Posted 08 Dec 2010 By
EventDV 25 all-star and 2010 multi-WEVA CEA winner Adam Forgione announces first 6 dates and for 2011 workshops in Philadelphia and Boston
Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2010
Jan Ozer | So there I was, testing the single CPU, six-core HP Z400, trying to figure out the cost/benefits of the system versus the dual-CPU, 12-core HP Z800. When I started testing Adobe Production Premium CS5, the Z400 proved faster in every test. While I love these man-bites-dog stories, you don't run them without lots of testing, and ultimately, the situation got sorted out. In the process, I learned something about CS5 that might save you some rendering time down the road, which I'll share herein. I'll also quickly detail when it makes sense to consider a dual-CPU system for CS5, and when a single CPU will do just as well.
Feature - Posted 06 Dec 2010 By
Matrox Video Products Group today announced the immediate availability of release 2.1 software for the Matrox MXO2 family of I/O devices for Mac. Key features of this release include Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium support and a powerful new stand-alone software application, Matrox Vetura Captur
Breaking News - Posted 01 Dec 2010
Mark & Trisha Von Lanken | Working with DSLR footage creates new challenges in post, from ingest to format support issues to audio sync, and it takes a skilled editor and powerful, versatile editing system to create a masterpiece from even the most stellar DSLR footage. Here's a look at how the Von Lankens have adapted their short-form edit workflow to work DSLR imagery into the mix.
Feature - Posted 30 Nov 2010 By
Ben Balser | Motion's Write On behavior lets you draw a line, then have that line "write" onto the screen, as if you were drawing it live with a pen. This can be really artistic if you use the technique with a Wacom. We'll look at the ins and outs of how this trick works and how to manipulate it in your projects.
Tutorials - Posted 30 Nov 2010 By
Award-winning synchronization application now supports the progressive advancements of Sony's comprehensive editing suite
Breaking News - Posted 16 Nov 2010
Ideal for creating a countdown timer to the start of an event or for coverage of sporting events such as races and against the clock challenges
Breaking News - Posted 10 Nov 2010
The celebrated synchronization tool adds another NLE notch to its post-production belt
Breaking News - Posted 10 Nov 2010
Future Versions of Professional Audio Toolset Planned for Both Mac and Windows Platforms
Breaking News - Posted 09 Nov 2010
Provides training for the MXO2 Family with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Breaking News - Posted 02 Nov 2010
Marc Franklin | The latest edition of Avid's flagship desktop system, Media Composer 5 (MC5) is said to be the company's answer for people who said they went to FCP or Adobe Premiere Pro because "Avid didn't listen." Let's take a look.
Feature - Posted 01 Nov 2010 By
Ben Balser | It seems as though more and more of us are shooting with multiple different cameras and trying to mix them in post. So this month I'm going to look at some features in Color that make bringing consistency to footage from disparate sources much easier and much faster, allowing the colorist more creative time and less technical time.
Feature - Posted 01 Nov 2010 By
Greg Lam | We've all seen the dazzling work of our peers who have taken the DSLR plunge, and thus have a good idea of what migrating to DSLR can do for our films and our businesses. But we also know tat DSLR cameras are fundamentally different animals from their video-camera counterparts. What can we expect when we make the transition, and what do we need to know about the new skills we'll need to learn and other gear we'll need to acquire to make DSLRs work in our video workflow?
Feature - Posted 01 Nov 2010 By
Directly Convert and Compress any HD Camera Files to iPad Compatible files
Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2010
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Does 3D have a place in wedding filmmaking's future, or is that notion just the stuff of science fiction? We spoke with one of 3D's earliest adopters in the wedding world, Abraham Joffe of Sydney, Australia. A few months back, Joffe produced and delivered a 3D wedding film—Australia's first, but already not its last—and lived to tell the tale.
Feature - Posted 29 Oct 2010 By
Jan Ozer | So there I was, struggling for an idea for a column, and Steve Nathans-Kelly mentioned that there was growing interest in distributing HD event videos to clients over the internet. Fortunately, this dovetailed well with some research that I recently performed, so here we are. If you're considering distributing some or all of your wedding or event-related content over the internet in HD, you need to ask yourself at least four questions.
Feature - Posted 13 Oct 2010 By
PluralEyes analyzes audio information and synchronizes corresponding video clips automatically, saving video editors hours in post-production
Breaking News - Posted 12 Oct 2010
Upgraded Version of Award-Winning NLE Provides Superior 3D Editing; New Version of Vegas Pro Plug-in Dramatically Increases Pipeline Efficiency
Breaking News - Posted 11 Oct 2010
Ben Balser | This month we'll explore how to do voice-over (VO) work in Final Cut Studio, from some hardware advice to the actual software workflow. We'll start with some really basic notes about hardware, then move on to actual recording in the latest versions of Final Cut Studio and Soundtrack Pro.
Feature - Posted 04 Oct 2010 By
Shawn Lam | As with all full-step NLE upgrades, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 promised myriad new features and workflow enhancements, but the most promising by far is its new 64-bit architecture, the inclusion of the Mercury Playback Engine and GPU acceleration, all of which purported to meet the HD editor's need for speed. Se we set out to see if, and by how much, CS5 was faster than CS4. Here's what we discovered.
Feature - Posted 01 Oct 2010 By
New version is peppered with innovative new features, including excellent support for DSLR audio
Breaking News - Posted 28 Sep 2010
Jan Ozer | If you're shooting in 24p, you should deliver your projects in 24p. This sounds obvious and simple, but it can get surprisingly complex depending upon your choice of encoding and authoring tool. I just spent 2 weeks comparing MPEG-2 encoders, and I saw a surprising difference in quality and ability to deliver 24p footage that Apple's DVD Studio Pro could import and the quality Adobe Encore was able to achieve without re-encoding. In this column, I'll discuss those findings and detail the best workflows for producing 24p DVDs.
Feature - Posted 15 Sep 2010 By
proDAD's Renowned Video Stabilization Technology Allows Vegas Pro 10 Users to Easily Rescue Shaky Video and Automatically Correct Skew, Wobble, and Jello Distortion on the Vegas Timeline
Breaking News - Posted 13 Sep 2010
Ben Balser | Have you ever wondered how to create the "Miniature" effect thart's currently holding sway in the production world, the effect tyat makes your footage look like it was shot with miniature models and animated, sort of like the opening sequence to Mister Rodgers' Neighborhood, when the camera dollied through the tiny model town during the opening credits? Here's how it works in Motion and Final Cut Pro, plus a quick look at how to do it with stills in Aperture and Photoshop.
Feature - Posted 13 Sep 2010 By
EDIUS 6 features expanded capabilities to help broadcasters, independent professional video editors, and prosumers continue to streamline their workflows with increased speed, wider format support, and improved system efficiency
Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2010
Includes a new user interface which provides quick, simple and intuitive creative control
Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2010
New Version of Exclusive Production Tool Provides 10 New Batch Processing Features, Hands-free Media Card Process and Workflow Enhancements to Automate Production Pipelines
Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2010
New Version of Award-Winning NLE Offers Flexible Tools and Updates Including New Features that Simplify 3D Content Creation and Delivery
Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2010
Philip Hinkle | Depending on how much you need an anti-shake filter—and particularly if you've experienced rolling shutter issues with your HDSLR or other CMOS camera—Mercalli 2.0 could be a great investment. The combination of improved shake reduction, reduced picture degradation from zooming in, and the much-needed rolling shutter correction make for a great update for a tool that was already my anti-shake plug-in of choice.
Feature - Posted 07 Sep 2010 By
Version 5.0.2 includes performance and tapeless workflow enhancements
Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2010
David McKnight | Sony Vegas expert and 2009 EventDV 2009 finalist Rusty Brown consider the pros and cons of Sony's feature-enriched $99 Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 for pro wedding and event videographers and others contemplating taking the Vegas plunge.
Feature - Posted 31 Aug 2010 By
Alan Naumann | an. 10, 2010, brought the long-awaited announcement that NewTek was shipping SpeedEDIT 2. This was the major upgrade that SpeedEDIT needed to be competitive. It was no longer hyped as "world's fastest," though I personally don't care as long as it helps me complete projects quickly and allows my business to be profitable. In this review I'll give an overview of many of the key features offered in SpeedEDIT and the significant improvements found in SpeedEDIT 2.
Feature - Posted 31 Aug 2010 By
EventDV 25 all-star and WEVA CEA Gold winner Philip "Frogman" Hinkle reports directly from WEVA Expo 2010, the event filmmaking industry's largest convention and trade show, held August 23-26 in Orlando, Florida. Stay tuned for all three episodes of Hinkle's show, which will appear over the next week on EventDV-TV.
Feature - Posted 25 Aug 2010
New Mercalli V2 Products Feature Exclusive New 3D Video Stabilization with Automatic Rolling Shutter Correction, Support for Windows & Mac NLEs, and a 20% Off Pre-order Special
Breaking News - Posted 16 Aug 2010
Key features of this new release include professional audio and video input and output with 10-bit hardware up/down/cross conversion and HDMI video monitoring with the unique Matrox calibration controls including blue-only
Breaking News - Posted 06 Aug 2010
Provides electronically delivered software for end users
Breaking News - Posted 15 Jul 2010
Ben Balser | How I shot, edited, and exported a short film from my iPhone 4 and why I think this is a glimpse into the future of video production, consumer to videographer to broadcast.
Feature - Posted 12 Jul 2010 By
Most Complete Platforms for Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium Now Shipping
Breaking News - Posted 10 Jul 2010
David McKnight | Since most Vegas users work with the companion DVD Architect program to author DVD and Blu-ray Discs, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to showcase some snazzy motion menus that integrate well into DVD Architect. We'll be working with Sony DVD Architect 5, Adobe After Effects CS3, and Pro Motion Menu Kits from Precomposed Motion Menus.
Feature - Posted 01 Jul 2010 By
Ben Balser | This month we'll look at the workflow for ingesting and editing Canon DSLR footage in Final Cut Studio, since Canon has a released an FCP plug-in for the Log & transfer window. But there's more than one way to go about ingesting this footage into FCP in a format that lends itself to fast, easy editing.
Feature - Posted 30 Jun 2010 By
Jan Ozer | The launch of Adobe CS5 brings to bear the obvious comparison with Final Cut Studio (FCS). Since life has been far too quiet lately, I decided to tackle this subject, but from the perspective of the totally new user, not the experienced user who would rather fight than switch. In other words, what would you say if a total newbie asked, "Which should I use, FCS 3 or Adobe CS5?"
Feature - Posted 24 Jun 2010 By
Expanded Support for Tapeless Digital Formats, New Support for Adobe After Effects CS5
Breaking News - Posted 18 Jun 2010
Beta for award-winning standalone application now available for download; innovative technology fosters smooth audio replacement for DSLR and other video
Breaking News - Posted 16 Jun 2010
Choose Toolsets from the Award-winning Boris Continuum Complete 7 Plug-in Suite
Breaking News - Posted 15 Jun 2010
A New Choice for HD Monitoring at $449
Breaking News - Posted 10 Jun 2010
Philip Hinkle | All the news that's fit to post from the Illinois Videographers Association's Midwest Expo 2010, featuring industry luminaries Matt Davis, Adam Forgione, Keith Anderson, and Ray Roman
Feature - Posted 09 Jun 2010 By
proDAD's renowned video stabilization technology allows Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum users to easily "rescue" shaky video from within the application
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jun 2010
Popular Products Including Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum, ACID Music Studio, and Sound Forge Audio Studio Offer Consumers New Solutions for Creating and Producing Digital Content
Breaking News - Posted 08 Jun 2010
Singular Software Presto beta available for download; sophisticated automation features designed to work smoothly inside Sony Vegas Pro
Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2010
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | A few scattered thoughts on the 2010 National Association of Broadcasters show
The Nonlinear Editor - Posted 02 Jun 2010 By
Mark Von Lanken | Owning your own business has many rewards, but at the same time, it comes with frustrations. Don't let your NLE add to your stress and frustration levels. Find an editor and assemble a system that makes your editing process smooth and manageable, no matter what acquisition codec you use. Now that I shoot AVCHD and DSLR footage—which means I'm always working with codecs not designed for editing, and which is about as demanding as it gets in the wedding filmmaking world—EDIUS 5.5 is the answer for me.
Feature - Posted 01 Jun 2010 By
Marc Franklin | Every year the NAB show teems with new product announcements and trends, and it often marks the real-world debut of tantalizing new gear that was under glass a year ago. Some of what you see is too premature for primetime, some new developments look a little misguided, and others are simply mismatched with the event filmmaking world. Here's a look at what's ready, what's real, and what's most relevant to us among the most exciting products that are making their way to market following this year's show.
Features - Posted 01 Jun 2010 By
5-time EventDV 25 all-stars Mark and Trisha Von Lanken to present 2 days of intensive wedding filmmaking training in Twin Cities
Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2010
Ben Balser | In Final Cut Studio 3, there is a new Share option under the File menu in Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Compressor. This month's Cut Lines lays out an easy way to create a custom export preset, designed for your own specific needs, that will show up in the Share window for fast, easy export and publishing.
Tutorials - Posted 31 May 2010 By
64-bit Update for Video Skin Smoothing Plugin is Released as Free Update by Digital Anarchy
Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2010
Updates are provided free of charge for all Blackmagic Design customers using DeckLink, Intensity and Multibridge products
Breaking News - Posted 04 May 2010
Ben Balser | In this installment of Cut Lines, I'll show you how to create video Favorites in Final Cut Studio and access them quickly, to help speed up your editing process, making it more enjoyable, productive, and profitable.
Feature - Posted 04 May 2010 By
The awards recognize the top new products for event videographers and filmmakers introduced at NAB in four categories: cameras, production gear, and postproduction solutions
Feature - Posted 03 May 2010
Adobe CS5 updaters for Red Giant Software products offer support for 64-bit computing
Breaking News - Posted 30 Apr 2010
David McKnight | Synchronizing multiple camera tracks and audio sources continues to be a popular task with the proliferation of video DSLR devices, since most users are creating multiple files, recording audio off-camera, and syncing everything up in post. PluralEyes can be a useful tool for expediting this process.
Feature - Posted 30 Apr 2010 By
Post-production workflow automation and synchronization tool revamped to support the huge performance breakthroughs in Adobe's video editing software
Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2010
Roving reporter Shawn Lam reports from NAB in Las Vegas in this three-part EventDV-TV series
Feature - Posted 14 Apr 2010 By
At NAB 2010, proDAD announces opening of new stateside office in California and new version of Mercalli stabilization software with Mac support and rolling shutter feature
Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2010
AJA KONA and Io Express Provide Extensive File Format Support, Speed and Flexibility for Capture, Editing and Output on Mac and Windows Platforms
Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2010
ree Update For Current Vegas Pro 9 Software Users Provides Closed Captioning Tools, Multi-layer PSD Support and Timeline Burning to DVD
Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2010
Jan Ozer | Video technology and postproduction expert Jan Ozer examines Adobe's new CS5 integrated suite from a variety of angles, including new features and interfaces, a run-down of theadvantages of the new Mercury engine, performance comparisons between CS4 and CS5, and configuration suggestions for video pros working with the new suite.
Feature - Posted 12 Apr 2010 By
Blu-print 6 and New Z Depth Application for Vegas Pro 9 Provide Innovative Stereoscopic 3D Production Tools for Authoring Studios and Professional Video Editors
Breaking News - Posted 08 Apr 2010
Marc Franklin | The Matrox MXO2 LE is a good choice if you need every possible input and output from your Windows or OS X machine and the flexibility to use it on a workstation or a laptop. If you're mainly editing HDV on a Windows workstation and don't need all of the I/Os and you want the real-time effects for editing, the RT.X2 may be a better choice. If you need all of the I/Os as well as a few more codecs, you can move up to Matrox's top-of-the-line Axio LE, which handles what the RT.X2 doesn't.
In the Studio - Posted 06 Apr 2010 By
Mark Von Lanken | At a street price of $1,850-$1,995, how does the Panasonic HMC40 match up with the HMC150--my primary camera--which has a street price of $3,250?
Feature - Posted 02 Apr 2010 By
David McKnight | VASST's AVCHD Training DVD that carries the following tagline: "Learn the ins and outs of AVCHD and how it affects you." Your host is the well-known Douglas Spotted Eagle (aka Spot); imagine if you ran into Spot at a coffee shop, pulled up a chair, and said, "Tell me everything there is to know about AVCHD!" That's pretty close to what you get with this DVD.
Feature - Posted 20 Mar 2010 By
Event will be held Monday, April 12 at 6:30 pm in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, rooms N249-251
Breaking News - Posted 16 Mar 2010
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | A look inside Gebbs Wedding Films' all-SDE business model and all-DSLR shooting M.O.
Feature - Posted 06 Mar 2010 By
Corel VideoStudio Pro X3 is the first video editing software to integrate SmartSound's most powerful and creative music soundtrack technology
Breaking News - Posted 02 Mar 2010
Now HD Mouse SW customers can experience the HD Mouse technology using their existing mouse
Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2010
ed-hot software developer to showcase latest advancements in multi-camera & DSLR editing workflow technology
Breaking News - Posted 13 Feb 2010
Adobe has redesigned their entire video rendering and playback engine to harness the NVIDIA CUDA parallel processing architecture of Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs)
Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2010
Takes your digital footage back to the film era with picture perfect simulations of image-making classics including Velvia, Eterna, Tri-X, Agfachrome, Kodachrome and many more
Breaking News - Posted 08 Feb 2010
Allows simple and easy transfer of video content from Canon's EOS DSLR cameras directly into Final Cut Pro
Breaking News - Posted 05 Feb 2010
Digital Rebellion releases a significant update to its utility pack for maintaining and optimizing Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Express systems
Breaking News - Posted 04 Feb 2010
Ben Balser | This month I'll describe the round-trip procedures for moving active project files among the various applications in Final Cut Studio 3.
Feature - Posted 30 Jan 2010 By
Ben Balser | This month I'll describe the round-trip procedures for moving active project files among the various applications in Final Cut Studio 3.
Tutorials - Posted 30 Jan 2010 By
Jan Ozer | If you're looking for a source for theme-specific transitions, check out proDAD Adorage, now up to its 11th transition package.
In the Studio - Posted 29 Jan 2010 By
Jan Ozer | If you're looking for a source for theme-specific transitions, check out proDAD Adorage, now up to its 11th transition package.
Feature - Posted 29 Jan 2010 By
Saves hours in post-production; Automates media synchronization for multi-camera, multi-take, dual-system audio editing
Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2010
This upgrade to SpeedEDIT offers numerous advancements, including support for additional file formats and enhanced Sub-Project capabilities for more flexible real-time layering
Breaking News - Posted 26 Jan 2010
Presentation will focus on tapeless workflow, and how to eliminate the cost and inconvenience of logging and capturing footage
Breaking News - Posted 10 Dec 2009
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | How wedding and sports event videographer Danny Sayson developed, shot, and produced a full season of West Coast Adventures entirely on spec, pitched and sold it to PBS-TV, and became a full-time TV producer with one season under his belt and a second in production.
Feature - Posted 09 Dec 2009 By
Ben Balser | This month we'll look at the four brand new speed controls in Final Cut Pro 7. Using these four resources together cam help you achieve complex speed changes and ramp them up quickly and easily.
Feature - Posted 08 Dec 2009 By
Ben Balser | This month we'll look at the four brand new speed controls in Final Cut Pro 7. Using these four resources together cam help you achieve complex speed changes and ramp them up quickly and easily.
Tutorials - Posted 08 Dec 2009 - December 2009 Issue By
Jan Ozer | What you need to know (or at least what Adobe will tell you now) about the new Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Production Premium "CSNext"
Feature - Posted 07 Dec 2009 By
New hardware device for Apple Final Cut Pro users
Breaking News - Posted 04 Dec 2009
New software and drivers now available for award-winning jog/shuttle keyboards
Breaking News - Posted 03 Dec 2009
These devices provide all the features of an I/O card and a sturdy breakout box with the added advantage of portability
Breaking News - Posted 25 Nov 2009
Also available with Matrox MAX technology for lightning fast H.264 HD encoding
Breaking News - Posted 18 Nov 2009
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Wedding-day interviews are the sort of thing that used to give videography a bad name, but done right, and in the right setting, interviews can help elevate wedding and event filmmaking into the realm of powerful, character-driven storytelling. Here we learn from four leading wedding and event filmmakers renowned for the compelling, revealing, funny, and moving stories they collect in their interviews with the key players in their events, and the seamless and powerful ways they incorporate these interviews into the films they produce.
Feature - Posted 13 Nov 2009 By
Ben Balser | In this review, I'll compare Lock & Load, CoreMelt's new intelligent stabilization plug-in, to FCP's Smooth Cam and give you a good overview of what you can expect from it.
Feature - Posted 12 Nov 2009 By
Ben Balser | In this review, I'll compare Lock & Load, CoreMelt's new intelligent stabilization plug-in, to FCP's Smooth Cam and give you a good overview of what you can expect from it.
In the Studio - Posted 12 Nov 2009 By
David McKnight | Over the next 2 months, I'll share my top 10 tips that I've picked up over the years using Sony Vegas. They may not be immediately apparent to other Vegas users, but they're all very useful and can save you time in post.
Tutorials - Posted 12 Nov 2009 - November 2009 Issue By
David McKnight | Over the next 2 months, I'll share my top 10 tips that I've picked up over the years using Sony Vegas. They may not be immediately apparent to other Vegas users, but they're all very useful and can save you time in post.
Feature - Posted 12 Nov 2009 By
Ben Balser | This month, I'll show you how to use Final Cut Pro's Replace Edit tool as well as demonstrate some cool tricks you can do with Replace Edit when you combine it with other handy tools that will help you change out and clean up your edits quickly.
Feature - Posted 12 Nov 2009 By
Ben Balser | This month, I'll show you how to use Final Cut Pro's Replace Edit tool as well as demonstrate some cool tricks you can do with Replace Edit when you combine it with other handy tools that will help you change out and clean up your edits quickly.
Tutorials - Posted 12 Nov 2009 - November 2009 Issue By
New version provides compatibility for Panasonic's AVC-Intra format along with updates for leading post-production hardware, including IO support
Breaking News - Posted 08 Nov 2009
Flexible parameters of new Pan and Zoom 2 freebie enable the effortless creation of stunning photo animations inside both Apple and Adobe host applications
Breaking News - Posted 08 Nov 2009
Video professionals using Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Eyeon Fusion 6 and Photoshop will immediately notice a more fluid and intuitive response, with Windows 7's newly enhanced stability and advanced memory management
Breaking News - Posted 08 Nov 2009
New training video gives expert instruction on creating HD movies with dazzling animated graphics, montage themes, 5.1 surround sound and more
Breaking News - Posted 02 Nov 2009
Free Upgrade For Existing Vegas Pro 9.0 Software Users Provides XDCAM EX MP4 File Rendering, Enhanced MPEG-2 Smart Render, Enhanced Audio Capabilities and Expanded RED ONE Media Support
Breaking News - Posted 02 Nov 2009
Portable, Professional I/O for the Mac with Matrox MAX Technology for Faster Than Realtime H.264 Encoding
Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2009
New Media 100 Suite Version 1.1 Now Available
Breaking News - Posted 15 Oct 2009
Ben Balser | Final Cut Studio 2009, the long-anticipated new release of Apple's eminent postproduction suite, delivers no major overhaul of anything, just a few little touches applied to most of the applications that can save you a ton of time during your postproduction process. Although none of the new features, taken by themselves, represent anything mind-blowing, together they make for a faster, easier workflow that will save you a lot of time.
Feature - Posted 06 Oct 2009 By
Ben Balser | Final Cut Studio 2009, the long-anticipated new release of Apple's eminent postproduction suite, delivers no major overhaul of anything, just a few little touches applied to most of the applications that can save you a ton of time during your postproduction process. Although none of the new features, taken by themselves, represent anything mind-blowing, together they make for a faster, easier workflow that will save you a lot of time.
Features - Posted 06 Oct 2009 - October 2009 Issue By
Speakers include Larry Jordan, Ben Balser, Bruce Nazarian, Alexis Van Hurkman
Breaking News - Posted 05 Oct 2009
Shawn Lam | This is a review of Adobe's Speech to Text feature, which is found in both Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 and Soundbooth CS4. I'm stating this upfront because somewhere along the line in the 4 months since I was commissioned to test and write about this new feature and when and I completed my review, I decided that I would be doing a disservice to my readers by spending the entire article discussing a feature that is just a bit ahead of its time, while ignoring one (Dynamic Link) that has been around for a few versions but is finally fully functional.
Feature - Posted 01 Oct 2009 By
Shawn Lam | This is a review of Adobe's Speech to Text feature, which is found in both Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 and Soundbooth CS4. I'm stating this upfront because somewhere along the line in the 4 months since I was commissioned to test and write about this new feature and when and I completed my review, I decided that I would be doing a disservice to my readers by spending the entire article discussing a feature that is just a bit ahead of its time, while ignoring one (Dynamic Link) that has been around for a few versions but is finally fully functional.
In the Studio - Posted 01 Oct 2009 - October 2009 Issue By
Digital Rebellion releases utility pack to maintain and optimize Final Cut Studio machines
Breaking News - Posted 18 Sep 2009
New benefits include enhanced Sub-Project capabilities and broader high definition (HD) support
Breaking News - Posted 11 Sep 2009
Drivers now available for Matrox MXO2 family of I/O devices and Matrox CompressHD H.264 encoder card
Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2009
New Final Cut Studio release now compatible with Complete Collaboration product line; EditShare FLOW, Storage Series, XStream Series and Ark support new Apple pro video applications release
Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2009
Designed in response to customer feedback, the site offers users new ways to experience and access Adobe TV episodes through streamlined navigation, robust search options, customization features and interactive capabilities
Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2009
Ben Balser | This month we'll look at professional, efficient editing workflow. I'll show a proven workflow in Final Cut Pro that will cut your editing time, make your editing easier, and help you get more refined edits, giving you a better product to deliver to your clients.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Sep 2009 - September 2009 Issue By
Update to World Renowned Encoding Software Adds DivX HD Functionality
Breaking News - Posted 21 Aug 2009
Loyd Calomay | Hollywood Spoofmaster Loyd Calomay takes EventDV-TV viewers behind the scenes of his HEROES spoof in this 2-part series.
Feature - Posted 16 Aug 2009 By
FMC's world-class training keeps pace with new technology; offering innovative instruction for Apple professional video applications
Breaking News - Posted 16 Aug 2009
FCP 7 Certification set for HD EXPO - Createasphere
Breaking News - Posted 14 Aug 2009
Complete Training for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Training DVD available at a 50 percent discount for select NVIDIA customers
Breaking News - Posted 10 Aug 2009
Trainers include Larry Jordan, Bruce Nazarian, Alexis Van Hurkman, and Ben Balser
Breaking News - Posted 08 Aug 2009
Now available on the full line of HP workstations - including HP Z Workstations - the NVIDIA CUDA-based Elemental Accelerator 2.0 plug-in software for NVIDIA Quadro GPUs delivers further performance benefits when working with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
Breaking News - Posted 07 Aug 2009
Entire Boris FX product line available for new Apple Final Cut Pro 7 and Motion 4 releases
Breaking News - Posted 04 Aug 2009
Conference to be held at the Pasadena Convention Center on September 22-24, 2009
Breaking News - Posted 02 Aug 2009
New AJA KONA version 6.5 software supports new Apple ProRes formats
Breaking News - Posted 01 Aug 2009
Hal Slifer's 3 Questions goes on location in Plymouth, Newton, and Massachusetts' North Shore; bids farewell to the photomontage; sings the praises of the same-day edit; and looks ahead to the upcoming WEVA Expo.
Feature - Posted 27 Jul 2009
Jan Ozer | By now you've heard that there's a new version of Final Cut Studio shipping from Apple. What's new? Well, it starts with a new price of $999, $300 less than Final Cut Studio 2. You can upgrade to the new suite from any previous version, even Final Cut Pro 1.0, for $299. All suite components were upgraded (to varying degrees) except for DVD Studio Pro—which, as you may recall, wasn't upgraded in the previous suite either. Fear not, however (are you sitting down?): The suite upgrade does enable a modest level of Blu-ray Disc authoring. Read on for more details.
Feature - Posted 23 Jul 2009
New Versions of Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color and Compressor
Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2009
Tim Kolb's award-winning Adobe training takes home impressive honor
Breaking News - Posted 20 Jul 2009
David McKnight | Whether you upload video to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook or host it on your own blog or website, at some point you need to get video from the Vegas timeline to the web. In this tutorial, we're going to discuss exporting from Vegas to Flash and H.264/MPEG-4.
Tutorials - Posted 15 Jul 2009 By
Hal Slifer | When was the last time a wedding guest came up to you and told you she loved your work? If you only shoot the event, you will most likely never hear those words. It's time for you to be acknowledged and be loved for your talent and work by showing it in front of hundreds of guests at your next event.
Feature - Posted 14 Jul 2009 By
Thursday July 9th, 2009 - 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET
Breaking News - Posted 08 Jul 2009
Announces Winners of 2nd Annual "Technology in Motion" National Student Film Contest at National Educational Computing Conference
Breaking News - Posted 30 Jun 2009
Matrox MXO2 Product Line Now Available with Matrox MAX Technology for Faster Than Realtime High Definition H.264 File Creation
Breaking News - Posted 15 Jun 2009
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Real Weddings is exactly what it sounds like: an hour-plus DVD that encompasses all the content the Von Lankens deliver to a bride and groom. But what makes this DVD most valuable is the two commentary tracks--one for shooting, one for editing--that run through the entire disc, breaking down virtually everything they do. Also featured: 2 video clips from the DVD!
Feature - Posted 12 Jun 2009
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Real Weddings is exactly what it sounds like: an hour-plus DVD that encompasses all the content the Von Lankens deliver to a bride and groom. But what makes this DVD most valuable is the two commentary tracks--one for shooting, one for editing--that run through the entire disc, breaking down virtually everything they do. Also featured: 2 video clips from the DVD!
Continuing Education - Posted 12 Jun 2009 - June 2009 Issue
David McKnight | The latest and greatest in Vegas Pro 9 for videographers
Features - Posted 11 Jun 2009 By
David McKnight | The latest and greatest in Vegas Pro 9 for videographers
Feature - Posted 11 Jun 2009 By
Plug-In for Adobe Premiere Pro software helps videographers edit high-definition video in multiple formats
Breaking News - Posted 08 Jun 2009
Marc Franklin | The hottest new announcements and releases of NAB 2009 for the videography world
Features - Posted 05 Jun 2009 - June 2009 Issue By
FxFactory developers simultaneously ship new versions of the highly popular FxPack plug-ins: EasyLooks, Motype and Volumetrix
Breaking News - Posted 05 Jun 2009
Instant, automated file format and sequence translation enables Final Cut Pro and Avid editors to share same media, with timelines in tact, from a single storage space
Breaking News - Posted 05 Jun 2009
Ben Balser | EditMule has three utility apps that work with FCP to make our lives as editors much easier, picking up the slack in three areas where FCP is lacking: assigning Scratch Disk settings on a per-project basis; collapsing Sequences to remove unnecessary tracks; and removing a specific filter, or filters, from a specific Sequence.
In the Studio - Posted 05 Jun 2009 - June 2009 Issue By
Award-winning product offers faster than realtime high definition H.264 file creation for mobile devices, the web, and Blu-ray discs at a breakthrough price
Breaking News - Posted 28 May 2009
PluralEyes from Singular Software is an application that works with Apple's Final Cut Pro to dramatically accelerate multicamera workflow. For the first time, audio and video clips can be synchronized automatically and without the need for timecode. This makes the recording process faster and simpler, and eliminates a serious bottleneck in post-production.
Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2009
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Illinois Videographers Association event draws internationally recognized presenters Patrick Moreau and Michael Wong of StillMotion and marks the speaking debut of concept film phenom Kevin Shahinian of Pacific Pictures
Feature - Posted 27 May 2009 By
Affordable High Definition HDMI and Analog I/O Device for Mac and PC Available Worldwide
Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2009
A team of Apple executives, led by Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, will deliver the keynote.
Breaking News - Posted 13 May 2009
Jan Ozer | Whether you plan to use it as a collection of theme-specific transitions or an inexpensive platform for custom effects generation, at $79, Adorage is a cost-effective and worthwhile addition to your editing suite.
In the Studio - Posted 06 May 2009 By
Ben Balser | Here we explore Final Cut Pro's track controls, teaching readers how to quickly and easily manage tracks and content, cutting down on the time they spend placing content, and increasing the time they have to be creative.
Tutorials - Posted 06 May 2009 - May 2009 Issue By
Fourth annual "Best of NAB" list selected by contributing editor Marc Franklin recognizes new cameras, production gear, and postproduction solutions
Breaking News - Posted 04 May 2009
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | A look behind the garage door into the world where "A Sin City Love Story" was created
Feature - Posted 04 May 2009 By
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | A look behind the garage door into the world where "A Sin City Love Story" was created
Continuing Education - Posted 04 May 2009 - May 2009 Issue By
Provides a host of updated compatibility that advances Adobe's leadership in enabling open, flexible post-production workflows
Breaking News - Posted 29 Apr 2009
Customers Now Receive Certification upon lynda.com Course Completion
Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2009
Can Austin keep Re:Frame weird, and vice versa?
Feature - Posted 27 Apr 2009 By
Adobe Premiere® Pro CS4 version 4.1, a free update for existing customers of Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, improves compatibility with RED cameras, offering more control over RAW settings when used in conjunction with an updated RED plug-in, available in May from RED.com
Breaking News - Posted 20 Apr 2009
FxFactory developers simultaneously ship new versions of the highly popular FxPack plug-ins: EasyLooks, Motype and Volumetrix
Breaking News - Posted 17 Apr 2009
New 3D Objects, Real-Time Effects Browser Window, and Real-Time Chroma Key, Film Look, and Transition Effects for Apple Pro Video Applications
Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2009
Site aggregates Final Cut Pro specific news, blogs and tweets and displays them on a single page
Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2009
Next-Generation Media 100 Software with Multicam Editing and Matrox MXO2 Support
Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2009
Sonicfire Pro plug-in provides seamless integration with Final Cut Pro for music soundtrack creation; see it for the first time at NAB 2009
Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2009
EDIUS Neo 2 shares the feature set and functionality of the proven EDIUS 5.1 software and can handle any type of SD or HD project with ease
Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2009
David McKnight | This month we'll feature more audio tips plus information on compression, the audio utilities found in UltimateS Pro, and the best way to prepare audio files for use in Vegas's disc-authoring companion program, DVD Architect.
Tutorials - Posted 09 Apr 2009 - April 2009 Issue By
Marla Misek Clark | For Sylvia Broeckx and Niels Puttemans of UK-based Ever After Video Productions, 2008 was a transformative year
Studio Time - Posted 06 Apr 2009 - April 2009 Issue
EventDV-TV - Posted 06 Apr 2009 By
StillMotion cinematographers road-test Canon's game-changing HD camera on a series of destination wedding and music video shoots, and they reveal some of the camera's remarkable strengths and limitations for event filmmakers.
Features - Posted 01 Apr 2009 - April 2009 Issue By
StillMotion cinematographers road-test Canon's game-changing HD camera on a series of destination wedding and music video shoots, and they reveal some of the camera's remarkable strengths and limitations for event filmmakers.
Feature - Posted 01 Apr 2009 By
Hosted in partnership with VASST, and co-sponsored by AMD and Colfax International, the event will be held Monday, April 20 at 6:30 pm in the Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall, rooms N249-251
Breaking News - Posted 01 Apr 2009
CineForm First Light Enables Real-Time Color Correction with No Rendering; Powerful Active Metadata Technology Separates Images from Color ‘Layers' While Always Preserving Original Imagery
Breaking News - Posted 31 Mar 2009
Highlights include scaling on capture, ProRes 422 720p capture on a MacBook Pro, and compatibility with Apple Xserve systems
Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2009
Now includes tighter integration with the Grass Valley Aurora digital production workflow, as well as a variety of new features that help users improve productivity and get the most from their investment, whether working in standard-definition (SD) or high-definition (HD)
Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2009
10 chapters cover a comprehensive range of subjects including capturing, importing, editing, effects, audio and exporting
Breaking News - Posted 18 Mar 2009
Features - Posted 16 Mar 2009
Elizabeth Avery Merfeld | We asked 5 award-winning studios--all of whom have won international awards specifically for their demos--to demystify the process of producing an award-winning demo and help you master the making of your own.
Features - Posted 08 Mar 2009 - March 2009 Issue By
New software update is available now for all Blackmagic Design video capture cards
Breaking News - Posted 05 Mar 2009
Customers benefit from simplified ingest process and full offline to online Advanced RED Conform Workflow
Breaking News - Posted 05 Mar 2009
New issue features Mark Von Lanken's definitive review of the Panasonic AG-HMC150, 5 expert opinions on how to construct an effective wedding demo, Ben Balser's tutorial on working with sound in Final Cut Pro, and new columnist Mark Foley's tips on how to get great on-site audio at live events
Features - Posted 05 Mar 2009
Ben Balser | From capture to mixing, this article will give you the basic tools for managing how you work with soundtracks efficiently and easily.
Tutorials - Posted 05 Mar 2009 - March 2009 Issue By
Shawn Lam | The primary benefit of the Matrox RT.X2 LE is that even after you add several effects and layers of video, your video preview is done in real time. In addition, once you're done editing, the subsequent export does not first require rendering time for the effects and layers before encoding.
In the Studio - Posted 05 Mar 2009 - March 2009 Issue By
Thousands will gather at industry's most popular symposium on April 21, 2009
Breaking News - Posted 23 Feb 2009
Mark Von Lanken takes Panasonic's new professional AVCHD camera, the AG-HMC150, out in the field for a series of wedding shoots and examines its usability and features, tests its low-light performance, and offers comparisons to Sony's popular Z1U. NOW AVAILABLE: ALL 5 VIDEO CLIPS THAT ACCOMPANY THIS ARTICLE!
In the Field - Posted 17 Feb 2009 - March 2009 Issue By
At NAB 2009, Grass Valley will celebrate its 50th anniversary serving the industry with another strong showing of technology and systems for the wide variety of professional applications that it supports
Breaking News - Posted 16 Feb 2009
CS4 guru provides expert instruction for latest Adobe® release
Breaking News - Posted 03 Feb 2009
The bundles include either the RT.X2 or RT.X2 LE realtime editing card with a professional breakout box, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Adobe Encore CS4, and Adobe OnLocation CS4
Breaking News - Posted 03 Feb 2009
New issue features Philip Hinkle's search for the perfect reception light, Jan Ozer's best practices for delivering HD video online, Stu Sweetow's surefire plan for avoiding catastrophe when shooting on location, and more
Features - Posted 01 Feb 2009
David McKnight | For those instances when your captured audio leaves something to be desired, it's great to have postproduction tools that can make a difference. Here's a look at how to use Vegas's rich complement of audio tools to normalize your captured audio and eliminate unwanted noises.
Tutorials - Posted 31 Jan 2009 - February 2009 Issue By
Joe McManus | This month we'll look at the AVCHD format and how it fits into your Final Cut Pro workflow.
Tutorials - Posted 31 Jan 2009 - February 2009 Issue By
David McKnight | Video Essentials claims to be a Swiss Army knife of postproduction designed to enhance, optimize, and accelerate your productivity. It includes 10 tools that serve a variety of effects needs. Sometimes you need to fix a problem, and sometimes you want to enhance an image. Video Essentials includes tools designed to do both.
In the Studio - Posted 30 Jan 2009 - February 2009 Issue By
Major upgrades to iPhoto, iMovie, and Garage Band
Breaking News - Posted 27 Jan 2009
Leading NLEs Drive Customer Value, Loyalty, and Superior Sound Quality Using SmartSound's Patented Music Scoring Process
Breaking News - Posted 21 Jan 2009
The addition of the Quadro CX will deliver unmatched performance with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, including the ability to encode H.264 videos up to 4 times faster
Breaking News - Posted 20 Jan 2009
Turn to award-winning industry veteran and recognized CS4 guru Tim Kolb as the on-camera instructor for the title
Breaking News - Posted 17 Jan 2009
Jan Ozer | Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Production Premium allows you to send Premiere Pro sequences to both the Adobe Media Encoder (AME) and Adobe Encore for rendering or authoring while continuing to edit in Premiere Pro. The bad news is this significantly increases CS4's memory requirements, and on a 32-bit operating system, this can mean longer rendering times, instability, or both. If you want CS4's features without the performance penalty, you should consider running CS4 on a 64-bit system.
The Moving Picture - Posted 12 Jan 2009 - February 2009 Issue By
MAGIX presents Mufin, a new music recommendation technology and a new release of the company's professional video editing software suite, Video Pro X; Previews Movie Edit Pro 15 for consumer video editing
Breaking News - Posted 08 Jan 2009
Next Generation ProHD Camcorders Natively Record Quicktime for Apple's Final Cut Pro Directly to SDHC Memory Cards
Breaking News - Posted 08 Jan 2009
Tour Kicks Off in New York City on January 16
Breaking News - Posted 08 Jan 2009
January 2009 EventDV Table of Contents
Features - Posted 01 Jan 2009 By
David McKnight | In this installment I'll extend the discussion of color correction techniques we began in November 2008 with a look at using some of the new color-enhancing filters that come with Vegas Pro 8 to solve a real-world problem with exposure.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Jan 2009 - January 2009 Issue By
Ben Balser | This month we'll look at exporting your Final Cut Pro Sequence into an H.264 file for the internet. We'll take you through three methods of doing this that are not difficult, starting with the easiest first.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Jan 2009 - January 2009 Issue By
Introduced several years ago as a 2-DVD set called Business Everlasting and later expanded into The Complete Course with a 3-ring binder chock full of useful content, Alan Naumann's definitive memorial videography training kit has been recently updated with a variety of helpful materials.
Continuing Education - Posted 31 Dec 2008 - January 2009 Issue By
JVC Sponsors Its Fifth FCPUG SuperMeet
Breaking News - Posted 28 Dec 2008
Editors and Visual Effects Artists submit their best FxFactory projects and win BIG!
Breaking News - Posted 28 Dec 2008
Enhanced PH recording mode is exclusive to the AVCCAM HMC150 and provides exceptional quality 1080 and 720 recording in an AVCHD format at bit rates up to 24Mbps
Amen Corner - Posted 28 Dec 2008
Philip Hinkle | A Guided Tour for Videographers
Features - Posted 24 Dec 2008 - January 2009 Issue By
Matrox 4.0 release will make use of the expanded memory and storage management support in the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system to facilitate seamless creative workflow and efficient editing of long-form and multi-format HD projects
Breaking News - Posted 17 Dec 2008
Jan Ozer | Technology advancements come from all directions, some flowing from professional products to consumers, others flowing from consumer to pros. This column is about the second category—specifically, several enhancements in the $99 Adobe Premiere Elements 7 that professional editors would love to have in Premiere Pro.
The Moving Picture - Posted 15 Dec 2008 - January 2009 Issue By
December 2008 EventDV Table of Contents
Jan Ozer | With Sonicfire Pro 5, SmartSound has enhanced your ability to find different songs, but more importantly, it has dramatically improved your ability to customize songs to fit your video content. Specifically, the new Timing feature lets you choose a generic song from SmartSound's library and make it sound like it was custom-written for your commercial, tutorial, or other video project.
In the Studio - Posted 01 Dec 2008 - December 2008 Issue By
We consulted our crack team of contributing editors and columnists on what they saw as the game-changing products and trends in the event video industry in 2008. The envelope please...
Features - Posted 01 Dec 2008 - December 2008 Issue By , , , , , , ,
Marc Franklin | In November 2007 we looked at some practical options for video editors making the switch from the DV to HDV workflow on the Windows XP/PC platform. This time around we'll address some of the same issues on the Mac side.
Features - Posted 01 Dec 2008 - December 2008 Issue By
Unique royalty free scores give web designers, video & Flash editors, and other creative professionals the tools to easily create customized music soundtracks and sound FX environments for their projects
Breaking News - Posted 24 Nov 2008
Introduces Final Cut Pro project import, RED camera compatibility, OMF export, and other enhancements
Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2008
Customers now have access to in-house experts for portable live production and 3D animation support seven days a week
Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2008
Free, one hour session will focus on film editors and cover exciting new high-quality hardware from Blackmagic Design and Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 Production Premium, a complete solution for creative professionals who craft world-class video, audio, and interactive media—for delivery on-air, online, and on device
Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2008
Integration with Apple Final Cut Studio via XML Interchange, Expanded Audio Output Options
Breaking News - Posted 14 Nov 2008
Native support of RED R3D files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, Encore CS4 and After Effects CS4 - beta now available
Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2008
The software is characterized by a great depth of function, flexible work flow and interface design, all coupled with the ease of use and format variety typical of all MAGIX products
Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2008
Complete Compatibility and Upgrade Information Available
Breaking News - Posted 12 Nov 2008
November 2008 EventDV Table of Contents
David McKnight | Welcome to our new series of Vegas tips and tricks tutorials! We'll begin by discussing one of the most important features of any pro NLE: color correction.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Nov 2008 - November 2008 Issue By
Joe McManus | In this installment of Cut Lines, we'll look at cropping and rotating several images at once and how nesting your composition can make it easier to manipulate your images together.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Nov 2008 - November 2008 Issue By
Convert AVCHD video to other formats supported by Windows Media Player, Movie Maker and Premiere
Breaking News - Posted 29 Oct 2008
Introduction to Color (11/7-9), Introduction to DVD Studio Pro (11/21-23), Motion Graphics & Effects In Final Cut Studio 2 (12/5-7)
Breaking News - Posted 28 Oct 2008
Enables multiple versioning, rollback points, easier troubleshooting, multiple users, and even access to the samepreferences across multiple edit bays
Breaking News - Posted 25 Oct 2008
The accelerator for Adobe Creative Suite 4
Breaking News - Posted 16 Oct 2008
AVCHD, the industry's new H.264/AVC High Profile compression format, provides a near doubling of bandwidth efficiency with improved video performance over the older MPEG-2 compression used in HDV formats
Breaking News - Posted 16 Oct 2008
Companion application for Final Cut Pro that streamlines the process of importing media
Breaking News - Posted 15 Oct 2008
Milestone Release Radically Improves Creative Workflow Efficiency; Redefines Collaboration Between Designers and Developers
Breaking News - Posted 14 Oct 2008
Learn how to streamline your wedding and event video workflow, and enhance your business model
Breaking News - Posted 10 Oct 2008
Be the first in the Chicagoland area to see the first demonstration of CS4 by Javier Villarreal
Breaking News - Posted 03 Oct 2008
October 2008 EventDV
Features - Posted 01 Oct 2008
Tim Siglin | Sometimes things just don't go as planned. As we get ready for the holidays, including church pageants and celebrations that have to be recorded, broadcast, or streamed, it's worth taking a moment to think about contingency plans. Should you roll tapes in the cameras as well as at the master recorder? Is it time to buy a disk-based recording device to act as a backup to the master recorder? These issues were brought home a few weeks ago when a client emailed in a panic.
Amen Corner - Posted 01 Oct 2008 - October 2008 Issue By
Ben Balser | In constant speed time remapping, we have only two keyframes: one at the In Point and one at the Out Point of the clip. Both are "corner" keyframes, which means they are angles with no Bezier adjustment abilities. The whole clip moves at one "constant" speed—no changes, simple as that. Also, with constant speed changes, the duration of our clip in the Timeline window will change accordingly. With variable speed remapping, we can have many keyframes throughout the clip, and each can be a corner or a "smooth" keyframe.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Oct 2008 - October 2008 Issue By
Ben Balser | Is Final Cut Server for everyone? In a nutshell, no. A one- or two-person shop would do better to manually create a folder structure on a hard drive and use Adobe Bridge to manage its assets. But for mid-size and larger studios, broadcast stations, and environments where you have multiple people doing different jobs on multiple projects, FCSvr can be a huge timesaver and organizer. It's powerful, flexible, and really nice for a version one release.
In the Studio - Posted 01 Oct 2008 - October 2008 Issue By
Cross-Platform Video Toolset Delivers New Technologies For Creating Searchable Video Content
Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2008
Radical Workflow Breakthroughs, New Levels of Flash Expressiveness and Integration Anchor Adobe's Biggest Software Release
Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2008
Sponsors/competitors include Avid, Sony, Grass Valley, Adobe, and Apple
Breaking News - Posted 19 Sep 2008
Vegas Pro 8.0c Features XDCAM HD 4:2:2 Camera Support, Fit-to-Fill Editing and Trimmer Tool Enhancements Including Source/Preview Mode; Vegas Pro 8.1 is Industry's First Available Mainstream 64-bit NLE Software
Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2008
Company Previews Next Generation of Adobe Post Production Software
Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2008
Integration with Apple Final Cut Studio via XML Interchange, Expanded Audio Output Options
Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2008
Automatic Duck Pro Export FCP Offers Significant Improvements to the Final Cut Pro to Avid, Quantel and Pro Tools Workflow
Breaking News - Posted 04 Sep 2008
"First Cuts" and "Finisher" advance the role of software in creative editing
Breaking News - Posted 02 Sep 2008
September 2008 EventDV
Features - Posted 01 Sep 2008
Ben Balser | In Part 1 of our two-part tutorial on Time Remapping--speeding up or slowing down a clip or a section of a clip--we'll look at Constant Speed Remapping and its mechanics in FCP so that you more fully understand why your results look the way they do.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Sep 2008 - September 2008 Issue By
Avid products supporting AVC-Intra include Avid Media Composer software 3.0, Avid Media Composer Mojo DX 3.0, Avid Media Composer Nitris DX 3.0, Symphony Nitris DX 3.0, Avid NewsCutter 7.0, NewsCutter Mojo DX 7.0, and NewsCutter Nitris DX 7.0
Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2008
Jan Ozer | Because Adobe showed what looked to be stable CS4 versions of Premiere Pro and OnLocation for the Mac in April at NAB 2008 and is currently shipping beta versions of Soundbooth CS4, I'm expecting to see Production Premium CS4 by early 2009, if not sooner. But what's CS4 going to deliver?
The Moving Picture - Posted 11 Aug 2008 - September 2008 Issue
NewBlue, Inc. Continues Rapid Expansion into Desktop Video Market with Full Suite of Video FX Plugins
Breaking News - Posted 04 Aug 2008
Jeff Pulera provides over 90 minutes of unique instruction on the steps, tips, and tricks necessary to maximize an HDV-to-Blu-ray workflow in the RT.X2
Breaking News - Posted 04 Aug 2008
August 2008 EventDV: Features, Tutorials, Columns, and Departments.
Features - Posted 01 Aug 2008
August 2008 EventDV
Joe McManus | How to you make text interesting? Here are a few tips to help you use text to greater effect in your videos.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Aug 2008 - August 2008 Issue By
Philip Hinkle | Overall, Dream in Color is a good training DVD for videographers interested in learning color grading techniques that will enhance their wedding and event productions, but it stops a little short of the greatness you might expect from a videographer as talented and innovative as Joshua Smith.
Continuing Education - Posted 01 Aug 2008 - August 2008 Issue By
Tim Siglin | In pursuit of a little "down time," away from technology, my oldest daughter suggested that I accompany her on a trip to Acapulco, Mexico, this summer to help with a construction project at an orphanage. While I was hoping to take a break from video there, it turned out my video skills were much in demand. And yours might be too.
Amen Corner - Posted 01 Aug 2008 - August 2008 Issue By
Features Sony XDCAM Import and HDV Acquire for MacBook Pro laptops and all G5 desktop systems
Breaking News - Posted 10 Jul 2008
Additional features include realtime capture of SD material directly to .m2v files via analog and 1394 input for immediate DVD authoring with Adobe Encore
Breaking News - Posted 04 Jul 2008
LiveControl mixes multiple sources for improved live production
Breaking News - Posted 01 Jul 2008
Jan Ozer | I got flamed repeatedly after writing a blog post about Sony Vegas while I was at NAB. In essence, the post stated that it was easy for me to recognize the NLE's many strengths, but that didn't make me any more comfortable using it. These responses made me crystallize my thinking about why we choose the video editors we choose, and it came down to three reasons: "the complete product," "first love," and sheer, subjective preference.
The Moving Picture - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - July 2008 Issue By
Ben Balser | In this installment of Cut Lines, we look at a growing trend among Final Cut users: utilizing Keynote--the iWork application designed for slideshow-model presentations--as a quick-and-easy motion graphics tool for creating DVD backgrounds.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - July 2008 Issue By
Marc Franklin | NAB, the annual national broadcast convention, always features a few great new products in the event videographer's wheelhouse. Here's a quick guide to the best products for our market from this year's show, divided into three parts: cameras, production support, and postproduction.
Features - Posted 01 Jul 2008 - July 2008 Issue By
Direct Publish to YouTube, Blu-ray Disc Burning, Cinescore Studio Custom Soundtrack Creator and Enhanced Project Wizards, Make Home Movie Projects Fast and Easy
Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2008
Leading Software Developer and Industry Solutions Provider Join Forces to Enhance Video Editing Workflow
Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2008
In addition, new upgrade kits for their Avid Xpress series keyboards have also been announced
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jun 2008
Quality, value and performance of products lauded by customers; Company also unveils new support pricing
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jun 2008
Todd Gillespie | Critical Skills for Streaming Producers should be the ultimate resource for any producer who is working with video and/or streaming. Not only does this DVD teach critical skills for streaming producers, as the title promises, but it teaches skills that all content producers need to know, including videographers of every stripe who either promote or distribute their work online.
Continuing Education - Posted 06 Jun 2008 - August 2008 Issue By
Shawn Lam | The show is over, the curtains have been drawn, and the performers are heading home. Now the work begins: postproduction.
Stage to Screen - Posted 01 Jun 2008 - June 2008 Issue By
Stephen Nathans-Kelly | Where does the skilled and diligent professional shooter and editor fit in the emergent "publish, then filter" world of the Web 2.0 era?
The Nonlinear Editor - Posted 01 Jun 2008 - June 2008 Issue By
Features - Posted 28 May 2008
NewBlue Continues Rapid Expansion into Video Effects Plugins and Video Transitions Plugins Market
Breaking News - Posted 14 May 2008
New Software Offers Output and Burn to Blu-ray Disc and DVD-Video Plus 171 Video Transition Effects to Create Customized Videos
Breaking News - Posted 01 May 2008
Jan Ozer | Back in the DV days, life was simpler. Now you need to be conversant in LongGOP, MPEG-2, AVCHD, and AVC-I, and you must know the raster and display resolutions (not to mention bit depths) of all of the candidates to choose your HD format. If you believe that tape is on the way out, as I do, MXF should be on your radar screen. You should also make sure your NLE provides the optimal platform for editing MXF content.
The Moving Picture - Posted 01 May 2008 - May 2008 Issue By
Joe McManus | Apple entered the battle for the living room entertainment market in 2007 with the release of the Apple TV device. It's begun to claim a modest amount of market share in the world of consumer set-top boxes lately, but it has professional applications too. Inside that unimposing plastic shell is a powerful multimedia device that can be invaluable in your studio.
In the Studio - Posted 01 May 2008 - May 2008 Issue By
Philip Hinkle | When I took delivery of a new Sony BWU-200S 4X BD burner, my goal was to deliver wedding videos, with menus, on Blu-ray Disc, for minimal additional investment. Here's the workflow I developed, and how I got there.
Features - Posted 01 May 2008 - May 2008 Issue By
Now bundled with the highly popular Class on Demand "Complete Training for NewTek SpeedEdit"
Class Act - Posted 24 Apr 2008
Company responds to customer demand for editing systems that offer greater speed, reliability, price-performance and creative freedom
Class Act - Posted 14 Apr 2008
$1,095 Matrox RT.X2 LE is a 3/4-length PCIe card with a professional breakout box. It is designed to work with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 or Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium
Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2008
New, Open Format Intended to Bring Predictability and Consistency to Digital Cinema Workflows
Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2008
Adventures in HD Delivery, Color Isolation in After Effects, Shaping Text in Photoshop, LED Lights Shootout, Using Apple TV As a Sales Tool, and More
Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2008
Speakers include David Robin, Dave Williams, Steve Fowler, Chris Chibucos, and Keith Anderson
Breaking News - Posted 11 Apr 2008
Automatically catalogs large collections of assets, allows searching across multiple disks and SAN volumes and enables viewing, annotation and approval of content from anywhere using a PC or Mac
Breaking News - Posted 08 Apr 2008
Jan Ozer | A recent look at editing HD video shot with Panasonic's AG-HVX200 provided me with a glimpse of how complicated things have become and will be in the future, where we'll need a thorough understanding of resolution, pixel aspect ratios, display aspect ratios, codecs, and container formats to choose the right HD format and editing platform.
Feature - Posted 04 Apr 2008
Free seminar will feature demonstrations of the Matrox RT.X2 realtime editing platform and the Rimage 5100N professional disc publishing system
Breaking News - Posted 04 Apr 2008
Philip Hinkle | Complete Training for Edius 4.5 is aimed at the beginner and intermediate editor but even advanced editors will learn a few things that will help them streamline their workflow.
Continuing Education - Posted 01 Apr 2008 - May 2008 Issue By
Hal Slifer | Is the photomontage dead as a commercial product for videographers?
Feature - Posted 29 Mar 2008 By
MOTU V3HD Now Supports Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 for Windows
Breaking News - Posted 18 Mar 2008
First phase of multi-tiered campaign includes simplification of product line, new software pricing, updated support services and new online community resources
Breaking News - Posted 17 Mar 2008
Workshop presented at iDiDx Expo, Lafayette, Louisiana; sponsored by Cinematic Arts Workshop
Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2008
Interactive content network Zoom in Online partners with Apple, Inc. on the launch of an online community resource center surrounding the video post production suite Final Cut Studio 2
Breaking News - Posted 10 Mar 2008
Joe McManus | Apple's Final Cut Studio package contains just about everything a wedding videographer needs to create amazing videos, but I've always felt that it just needed a little extra help in certain areas, which is where third-party effects packages come in. Of all the FCS plugins I've seen, FxFactory Pro 2, with its 122 included filters, generators, and transitions, is the best value for the money.
Feature - Posted 09 Mar 2008
Tim Siglin | This column will focus on getting footage in and out of the editing system while maintaining HDV's original quality.
Feature - Posted 07 Mar 2008 By
Provides a complete post-production solution that lets users get the best from Adobe CS3 Production Premium
Breaking News - Posted 05 Mar 2008
Matrox MXO release 2.1.1 is now available as a free download from the Matrox website to all registered users
Breaking News - Posted 14 Feb 2008
Delivers Best-In-Class Editing Workflow For All Tapeless Formats, including Infinity, XDCAM EX, and P2
Breaking News - Posted 13 Feb 2008
No official Apple booth on the Expo floor at NAB 2008
Breaking News - Posted 07 Feb 2008
Joe McManus | Since a bride and groom so much time planning the exact look and feel of their wedding, your video will fit more into their vision if you bring some of the design elements from the wedding into the production. Using Final Cut Studio, you can incorporate those elements to be subtle or very obvious, depending on your editing style.
Feature - Posted 04 Feb 2008 By
Lee Rickwood | While pro wedding and event videographers often regard a reception hall, house of worship, or school sports complex as the most common place to work, we spend a lot of time in the edit suite—many of us spend more time there than behind the camera. This month we'll look at new products and supports for productive editing, starting with the keyboard.
Feature - Posted 04 Feb 2008 By
Tim Siglin | Recently I've been hard at work on a white paper about Flash Video that relates to the insurgence of high-definition streaming, I'd like to review three HD formats that are vying for low-cost professional attention: HDV, AVCHD, and H.264.
Feature - Posted 04 Feb 2008 By
Jan Ozer | Because I spend so much time using Premiere Pro, Encore DVD, After Effects, and all the applications in Adobe CS3 Production Premium, even some minor changes would save me oodles of time.
Feature - Posted 01 Feb 2008
All lessons are geared toward the motion graphics professional looking to fine tune his or her skills in broadcast-quality video, design motion graphics, and visual effects
Class Act - Posted 24 Jan 2008
In this video tutorial, EventDV Moving Picture columnist Jan Ozer explains how you can stabilize your video effectively and efficiently with proDAD Mercalli using a host of well-chosen presets and more.
Feature - Posted 21 Jan 2008 By , , ,
Latest technology for live-production, virtual sets, motion graphics and post-production to be showcased at free events
Breaking News - Posted 11 Jan 2008
Free, two-hour training session will teach film editors about exciting new high-quality hardware from Blackmagic Design and feature-rich editing software from Adobe
Breaking News - Posted 10 Jan 2008
Jan Ozer | proDAD's Mercalli is a versatile and usable image stabilization plugin that produces excellent results on footage with a range of stability issues. In testing, it produced results that were clearly preferable to SteadyMove, and it proved much more usable than After Effects. So even if you have both of these options at your disposal, Mercalli is well worth a look, especially since it only costs $119.
Feature - Posted 09 Jan 2008 By
Ben Balser | In Part 3 of our motion graphics crash course, we'll transform our 3D animated titles into DVD menus, add transitions, and complete the project we started with LiveType in Part 1 and Motion in Part 2.
Feature - Posted 09 Jan 2008 By
Anthony Burokas | Sony recently unveiled its latest HDV camcorders, the HVR-S270 and HVR-Z7. This wasn't just any ordinary product announcement; with the release of these new models, HDV arrived as a true professional video acquisition technology.
Feature - Posted 09 Jan 2008 By
Tim Siglin | As we move into the new year, though, some very interesting things are happening with the Three As--Adobe, Apple, and Avid--which will create both uncertainty and opportunity in the world of postproduction and affect those doing video work at their local houses of worship.
Feature - Posted 08 Jan 2008 By
Matrox MXO release 2.1 now available as a free download from the Matrox website to all registered users
Breaking News - Posted 21 Dec 2007
Jan Ozer | I just performed a round of benchmark testing with Adobe Production Premium and Sony Vegas on a range of systems, from two to eight cores. Here's what I learned.
Feature - Posted 14 Dec 2007
Provide ProHD Users Quickest and Easiest Workflow on the Market
Breaking News - Posted 05 Dec 2007
What products ruled the roost in event videography in 2007? And what were the biggest trends in the industry? The envelope, please...
Feature - Posted 29 Nov 2007 By
Ben Balser | Continuing our series on dynamic title creation in Final Cut Studio, we'll take the title video clip we created last month, make three versions of it, design a background, bring the clips into Motion, and move between them in 3D space.
Feature - Posted 29 Nov 2007
NewBlueFX Vegas special effects plugins let video editors add transitions and effects for total creative control over multimedia needs
Breaking News - Posted 16 Nov 2007
New Final Cut Express Features AVCHD Support and iMovie '08 Integration
Breaking News - Posted 15 Nov 2007
Avid Announces Major Shift in 2008 Strategy in Response to Customer Feedback
Breaking News - Posted 13 Nov 2007
Laura Randall | VASST's new TrakPaks collection of royalty-free music clips, including intros, outros, and loopable middle sections, features high-quality music with real instruments that's easy to edit and integrate into your projects without the need for cumbersome plugins or advanced musical knowledge. The four volumes currently available provide a wide variety of sounds and moods that are well-suited to the wide variety of video projects we do.
Feature - Posted 08 Nov 2007 By
Ben Balser | This month I'll present part 1 of a 3-part tutorial showing you how to create very dynamic titles with Final Cut Studio 2. In part 1, we'll start by using LiveType, along with photos from your wedding or event video, to create dynamic introduction clips.
Feature - Posted 08 Nov 2007 By
Marc Franklin | Given the unprecedented demans that HDV's native interframe compression places on systems that can usually handle DV in their sleep, how powerful a system do you need to make HDV postproduction as smooth as DV editing is today? We tested three strategies using Premiere Pro CS3: editing native on a new DuoCore PC; editing native with the help of Matrox' RT.X2; and working with a Cineform intermediate codec.
Feature - Posted 08 Nov 2007 By
Hundreds of new features and improvements including virtual set technology and HD post production make this upgrade the largest in history for NewTek's integrated production suite
Breaking News - Posted 31 Oct 2007
Easy-to-use new video editing plugin allows you to eliminate camera shake in no time at all
Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2007
Philip Hinkle | The real challenge with SDEs is how to capture and edit quickly and efficiently while still delivering a video that will knock your clients' socks off—and impress their guests as well, yielding new business for you. For this tutorial, we'll look at how to streamline your SDE production cycle in Grass Valley's Edius NLE, following my workflow for a typical wedding SDE.
Feature - Posted 02 Oct 2007 By
Adding SmartSound's industry-standard solution to leading consumer video editing suite makes creating a high-quality score fast and easy
Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2007
Providing new users the fundamentals for editing on the Thomson Grass Valley Edius system and existing users a quick start to the new major release
Breaking News - Posted 27 Sep 2007
Bundle includes the RT.X2 realtime editing card and professional breakout box, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, Adobe Encore® CS3, Adobe OnLocation CS3, Adobe Device Central CS3, Adobe Bridge CS3, and professionally designed templates
Breaking News - Posted 25 Sep 2007
Audio producer Martin Sitter created all-new projects and revised this best-selling book to take advantage of the software's new streamlined interface, surround mixing features, new dialogue track tools, and ability to synchronize changes between picture and sound.
Breaking News - Posted 12 Sep 2007
Apple-authorized guide to real-world, professional editing in Final Cut Pro
Breaking News - Posted 05 Sep 2007
Anthony Burokas | Premiere Pro CS3 brings the Adobe NLE back to the Mac as a polished-looking product capable of handling most editing needs with ease. Editors who demand deep capability and minute control may find a few features lacking in what is essentially a version 1.0 MacTel product, but shops that use other Adobe tools, such as Photoshop and After Effects, will enjoy the integration (if they spring for the full CS3 Production Premium suite) and will find Premiere Pro a nice addition to their dock.
Feature - Posted 31 Aug 2007 By
Jan Ozer | In this tutorial we'll overview Soundbooth's interface and then focus on how to accomplish common tasks like normalization, noise removal, audio compression, and more.
Feature - Posted 31 Aug 2007 By
Ben Balser | Here we take a detailed look at Veescope Live, HD Monitor, and ScopeBox, three of the most practical video production software products on the market for the Mac platform. These software production field monitors serve the same purpose in the Mac arena as Adobe OnLocation.
Feature - Posted 31 Aug 2007 By
Vegas Pro 8 NLE Software Delivers Customizable Creation Tools Including ProType Titling Technology, Multicamera Editing, AVCHD Workflow and Blu-ray Disc Burning
Breaking News - Posted 30 Aug 2007
Capture Video Directly from a HDV Camcorder and Add Transition Effects
Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2007
Fresh, New Royalty-Free Music that works with any NLE or DAW
Breaking News - Posted 23 Aug 2007
New releases offer creative plug-ins for audio visualization as well as professional templates for creating broadcast effects
Breaking News - Posted 09 Aug 2007
Ben Balser | Final Cut Pro 6 is the most solid and stable major upgrade for an application I've ever seen. Here we look at enhancements and improvements in the new version of Apple's pro NLE, including the open-format timeline, surround sound, automatic conforming and scaling, the smoothcam filter, ProRes 422, and more.
Feature - Posted 30 Jul 2007 By
Provides support for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 software as well as support for additional HD and SD cameras and editing resolutions including the Panasonic P2 MXF 720p format
Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2007
Jan Ozer | When you're buying a computer (or building your own), if your computer vendor doesn't provide restore discs, consider buying Symantec Ghost, which can get you to the same place. Specifically, Ghost is a program that builds an image of your system drive, which you can store on another drive or on an optical disc.
Feature - Posted 19 Jul 2007
All required software and hardware included in new Nexis 100 Disc Add On Kit, available for an MSRP of $199
Breaking News - Posted 11 Jul 2007
Pegasys Inc. and On2 Technologies Partner to bring Flash video (FLV) input support to TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jul 2007
The latest update to the award-winning SpeedEDIT includes VST, DVC PRO HD, MXF, and VC1 Support
Breaking News - Posted 05 Jul 2007
Luisa Winters | Adobe's new CS3 Production Premium raises the bar for postproduction suite features and application integration by including the video-centric and task-oriented Soundbooth; Blu-ray and Flash output support in Encore; the newly acquired Ultra and OnLocation, and more. With Adobe Certified Trainer Luisa Winters as your guide, here's a tour of the new features that will improve your workflow the most.
Feature - Posted 29 Jun 2007 By