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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
Previously only available for video editing and compositing applications, this new version of Neat Video brings its industry-leading grain and noise reduction technology to Digital Intermediate (DI), Finishing, Production Dailies and Visual Effects Dailies workflows
Breaking News - Posted 08 Feb 2012
Jan Ozer | If you're a streaming producer you have to know how to produce H.264 for both Flash distribution and for mobile devices. Fortunately, Adobe Media Encoder makes this simple with multiple presets for desktop and mobile players which I'll show you how to find and customize in this tutorial.
Feature - Posted 06 Feb 2012 By
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
Levels and Curves Filter Pack allows users to color grade in film-log space
Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2012
RE:Map is "ultimate kit of mapping and distortion tools"
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2012
Automatic A/V Sync tool popular with DSLR shooters now supports latest Apple NLE
Breaking News - Posted 03 Jan 2012
New features include new light-blend modes, custom fall-off curves, Collada support, and accelerated render times
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
Adds 220 plugins, available for a limited time for $199
Breaking News - Posted 21 Nov 2011
BCC 8 AVX delivers 200+ comprehensive VFX and compositing filters to Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, and Symphony. Flicker Remover and Videoscope tools, integrated Beat Reactor technology for audio-driven effect animation, a new Film Glow filter, and support for 64-bit operating systems headline the Version 8 release
Breaking News - Posted 21 Nov 2011
Allows customers to use multiple color correctors for more complex and creative grading and is a dramatic boost in power over the previous version of DaVinci Resolve Lite that was limited to 2 nodes
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
Registered uses of Resolve 8 can now download 8.1 for free from Blackmagic Design website
Breaking News - Posted 28 Oct 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
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 effects include including DH_Flare, DH_FrameRoll, DH_LightFlash, DH_Shutter and DH_StretchPan
Breaking News - Posted 12 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
Final Cut Pro Killer Secrets, BigTime, Loader now offered at deep discounts
Breaking News - Posted 08 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
Fast and accurate tool to locate footage by finding any word or phrase spoken in multimedia files
Breaking News - Posted 30 Aug 2011
Plug-in aims at matching the colors of different clips
Breaking News - Posted 30 Aug 2011
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
Limited free version of Resolve color grading app for Mac OS
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
Thanks to a combination of algorithm improvements and multiprocessing techniques, DualEyes and PluralEyes 2.0 automatically synchronize video and audio clips at speeds three to 10 times greater than their predecessors
Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2011
Extended file import options, new built-in artwork, automatic storyboard generation, and sketch-style presentations headline an array of new features
Breaking News - Posted 18 Jul 2011
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
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
Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera
Breaking News - Posted 05 Jul 2011
Sticker Sets and Keyboard Skins also on sale
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
Computer users of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to take part in this beta
Breaking News - Posted 20 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 , ,
pPovides an array of features for managing multi-camera, multi-take, and dual-system audio productions for seamless integration into existing EDIUS workflows
Breaking News - Posted 15 Jun 2011
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
Jan Ozer | I've always been a sucker for a cool special effect or transition, which is one of the reasons that I've enjoyed working with proDAD VitaScene over the years. With VitaScene V2, proDAD retains the same easy to use and highly configurable workflow found in the previous edition but adds a number of very cool effects and 64-bit operation.
Feature - Posted 10 Jun 2011 By
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
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
Free download available for Mac and Windows
Breaking News - Posted 31 May 2011
Following closely on the heels of EventDV announcement, EventDVLive announces its own Winners' Circle, highlight the best of NAB for video producers focusing on live production and live delivery
Feature - Posted 16 May 2011
Innovative tracking and automation technology syncs presenter, screen, and slides in just minutes
Breaking News - Posted 04 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
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
Supports 64-bit NLEs from Sony and Adobe, features 100 new customizable effects, including tilt-shift
Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2011
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
Trendsetting slide-show animation plug-in creates stunning still animations - no keyframing required
Breaking News - Posted 03 Apr 2011
New SmartSound Quicktracks® will give customers instant access to customize and download any track from SmartSound's entire royalty free music library
Breaking News - Posted 28 Mar 2011
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
Free updates to eight of their plug-ins for Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro
Breaking News - Posted 21 Mar 2011
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
Bundle of 33 Visual Effects Plug-ins Gives Motion Artists and Editors a Free "Taste" of Company's CoreMelt Complete V2 Product Line
Breaking News - Posted 17 Mar 2011
Giving away a 3D pot of ‘software gold' to a few lucky people
Breaking News - Posted 17 Mar 2011
World-renowned photo, video and pro audio reseller adds PluralEyes, DualEyes, and Singular Software Presto to its exclusive line of leading industry products
Breaking News - Posted 10 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
NewBlueFX Delivers Stylized Lighting Transitions
Breaking News - Posted 07 Mar 2011
'Must-have tool' for browsing and printing Final Cut Pro projects
Breaking News - Posted 07 Mar 2011
Audio and video synchronization front runner to showcase advancements in its sought-after line of multi-camera, dual-system automation applications, including new releases of PluralEyes, DualEyes, and Singular Software Presto
Breaking News - Posted 10 Feb 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
Free for everyone - the FxFactory based Manifesto plug-in pack offers both static title and title roll/crawl generators for creating captivating titles
Breaking News - Posted 28 Jan 2011
Award-winning dual-system audio replacement technology now available for OS X users
Breaking News - Posted 28 Jan 2011
Red-hot developer brings its flagship synchronization magic to the Avid community
Breaking News - Posted 25 Jan 2011
Jan Ozer | If you're looking to add some sizzle to a current production, check out the NewBlueFX website. Even if Video Essentials IV isn't the bundle for you, there's a good chance you'll be able to find an effect that delivers the look you're searching for.
Feature - Posted 19 Jan 2011 By
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
Allows users to tell their stories in movies using traditional animation techniques
Breaking News - Posted 07 Jan 2011
More file formats, more control panels, and multi-GPU processing on Mac OS X
Breaking News - Posted 03 Jan 2011
The image processing power and visual effects creation capabilities of PHYX Stylist elevate the results of any video project
Breaking News - Posted 21 Dec 2010
New Effects Package 12 Contains 2,000 New Travel-themed Effects including Skylines of Major Cities, Landmarks, Contours, and More - in Full HD Resolution, plus New 64-bit Plug-ins for Adobe® Premier Pro CS5 and Sony® Vegas 64-bit Platforms
Breaking News - Posted 19 Dec 2010
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
An iPad App for Directors and Screenwriters
Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2010
Warp and Morph Filters for Adobe After Effects CS5, CS4, and CS3
Breaking News - Posted 07 Dec 2010
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
New Boris Continuum Complete v7.0.3 for Vegas Pro Includes 13 New Filters
Breaking News - Posted 29 Nov 2010
40 enhanced standard video filters for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express
Breaking News - Posted 23 Nov 2010
Award-winning synchronization application now supports the progressive advancements of Sony's comprehensive editing suite
Breaking News - Posted 16 Nov 2010
New collection features 100 new and original songs and covers a wide variety of genres including an eclectic mix of high energy pop, powerful rock and dramatic motivational and cinematic music tracks, as well as all-new Country, Romantic, Urban and RnB categories
Breaking News - Posted 15 Nov 2010
Loaded with new features, CoverFlux 2 brings users beautiful "iTunes-style" slideshow effects and is completely free of charge
Breaking News - Posted 10 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
Digital Juice announces release of Juice Drops® Collection Two: shadedRESULTS
Breaking News - Posted 09 Nov 2010
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
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
5 DVD library featuring over 1000 high-resolution textured graphical backgrounds and images
Breaking News - Posted 27 Oct 2010
Portable support system designed specifically for the company's Chroma Pop green|blue reversible pop-up screen
Breaking News - Posted 25 Oct 2010
Ben Balser | Pulling keys is usually a royal pain, especially if you're working with footage that someone else shot. The lighting isn't right, the key isn't simple, garbage mattes have to be keyframed, and spill filters have to be tweaked. It was a lot of work—until now. Phyx Keyer, a new keying plug-in that runs on the FxFactory engine, is a great bargain and a very well-developed set of useful and easy-to-use filters that are effective and fast.
Feature - Posted 20 Oct 2010 By
Digital Anarchy's Award Winning Software Gets Free, Highly Anticipated Render Speed Increase
Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2010
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
Free for everyone; the new PHYX Freebies utilities plug-ins allow for quick and easy color channel conversion and edge sharpening
Breaking News - Posted 05 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
Ben Balser | Keeping media organized and close at hand and finding specific pieces of media with specific content has always been a challenge.Cataloging your content is not enough; you have to be able to index it and search it in some meaningful way. To address this issue, AV3 Software has introduced Get, an application that actually searches your video media, indexes it, and allows you to perform searches for words based on phonetics., allowing for more accuracy.
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
New Image Stabilization and Rolling Shutter Reduction Plug-in Brings Unprecedented Tracking Speed to Videographers Using DSLR Cameras With Final Cut Express
Breaking News - Posted 21 Sep 2010
Only native professional Fx-Script garbage Matte for Final Fut Pro and Final Cut Express that provides the user with a fully functional garbage Matte with Bezier handles
Breaking News - Posted 14 Sep 2010
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
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 Groundbreaking Noise Reducing Technology Completes the Updated Suite
Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2010
New Image Stabilization and Rolling Shutter Reduction Plug-in Brings Unprecedented Tracking Speed to Videographers Using DSLR Cameras With Final Cut Express
Breaking News - Posted 09 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
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
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
Enhancements Include 64-bit Adobe CS5 and Apple FxPlug Support
Breaking News - Posted 24 Aug 2010
Professional Color Grading Tools for Adobe and Apple Video Editing and Compositing Software
Breaking News - Posted 17 Aug 2010
Post-production synchronization plug-in adds Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5 to list of supported hosts
Breaking News - Posted 16 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
Kronos 5.0 and CameraTracker
Breaking News - Posted 13 Aug 2010
Hot off the NAB trail with multiple awards in tow; award-winning software developer will present new and enhanced HDSLR editing applications at widely popular networking event for post professionals
Breaking News - Posted 13 Aug 2010
Allows consumers and prosumers to easily and reliably transfer high-quality video images from VHS tapes, digital camcorders, and similar sources to their Mac computer for editing in Final Cut Pro or iMovie
Breaking News - Posted 10 Aug 2010
Award winning dialogue search tool enjoys positive accolades
Breaking News - Posted 09 Aug 2010
Provides real-time editing without transcoding for video DSLRs in Vegas Pro 9 as well as Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10. It works perfectly for the Canon 5d MkII, Canon 7d, Rebel T2i/550d and Rebel T1i/500d
Breaking News - Posted 06 Aug 2010
Latest FxFactory Pro release boasts 8 brand new plug-ins and an enhanced slideshow generator for the ultimate creative control
Breaking News - Posted 05 Aug 2010
Singular Software Founder Bruce Sharpe helps WEVA celebrate 20-years of digital wedding and event videography with highly anticipated post-production presentation
Breaking News - Posted 30 Jul 2010
Offering its most advanced 3D technology with real-time viewport rendering, support for instant OpenGL shading views, advanced data interchange, immersive filmmaking and visualization tools
Breaking News - Posted 27 Jul 2010
New video tutorials created by Adobe Certified Expert, Jeff Foster, show an amazing music soundtrack workflow not available from any other music source
Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2010
Powerful, Professional Color Correction Right Where You Want It
Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2010
Digital Anarchy's Popular Photoshop Blue/Greenscreen Masking Software Gets Long Awaited 64-bit Update
Breaking News - Posted 22 Jul 2010
Simulate Camera Lens Out-of-Focus Specular Highlights for just $99
Breaking News - Posted 15 Jul 2010
Over 210 comprehensive filters for Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Final Cut Express
Breaking News - Posted 10 Jul 2010
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
Free CS5/64-bit Update for Digital Anarchy's Popular Photoshop Cartooning Software
Breaking News - Posted 30 Jun 2010
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
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
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
Apple Design Award winner leverages FxFactory platform to bring popular slideshow generator capabilities to Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Motion and After Effects
Breaking News - Posted 06 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
64-bit Update for Video Skin Smoothing Plugin is Released as Free Update by Digital Anarchy
Breaking News - Posted 24 May 2010
Rolling shutter artifacts are the bane of videographers shooting on CMOS based cameras resulting in horizontal skew and vertical distortion in footage. CoreMelt's Lock & Load X, the worlds fastest stabilizer for Final Cut Pro, now includes a rolling shutter reduction feature, helping you stabilize CMOS footage.
Breaking News - Posted 17 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
New Light Box 1.0 introduces stylish image colors and unique light manipulation options to the FxFactory platform
Breaking News - Posted 28 Apr 2010
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
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
PluralEyes 1.2 Public Beta now available; new release adds features for DSLR video and broadens coverage of media types
Breaking News - Posted 09 Apr 2010
New 'Voxation Series' enables easy creative blending of music and vocals to deliver unique, lyric-driven themes for any production
Breaking News - Posted 08 Apr 2010
Sorenson Squeeze 6 Encoding Application Named an Apple Staff Pick, Made Available for Download from Apple's Web Site with Specialized Preset for the iPad Available
Breaking News - Posted 07 Apr 2010
New DualEyes application works with all video editing systems; utilizes same underlying technology as sister product PluralEyes to automatically sync video clips to audio recordings
Breaking News - Posted 07 Apr 2010
Customers who purchase an After Effects-compatible product today will received the new upgraded version for free when it is released
Breaking News - Posted 07 Apr 2010
Avant-garde application developer adds multifaceted automation capabilities of new Singular Software Presto plug-in to growing product catalog
Breaking News - Posted 06 Apr 2010
Provides detailed instruction for MXO2 Mini w/MAX
Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2010
Real-time Apple FxPlug filters for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and Motion
Breaking News - Posted 30 Mar 2010
Now HD Mouse SW customers can experience the HD Mouse technology using their existing mouse
Breaking News - Posted 01 Mar 2010
Latest NewBlueFX Release Bolsters Video Editing Capabilities
Breaking News - Posted 22 Feb 2010
ed-hot software developer to showcase latest advancements in multi-camera & DSLR editing workflow technology
Breaking News - Posted 13 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
Now 12x faster than smoothcam!
Breaking News - Posted 31 Jan 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.
Feature - 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.
In the Studio - 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
15 Filters for Creating Realistic Surfaces and Animated Organic Backgrounds
Breaking News - Posted 21 Jan 2010
New Apple Final Cut Pro Plug-in for Finding, Licensing, and Downloading Music
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jan 2010
Civolution and Mikros Image unfold new standards for high definition watermarking in 4:4:4
Breaking News - Posted 05 Jan 2010
Civolution and Mikros Image unfold new standards for high definition watermarking in 4:4:4
Amen Corner - Posted 05 Jan 2010
Sprite-Based 2D Particles Plug-In Delivers Stunning Natural Effects With Unprecedented Simplicity
Breaking News - Posted 22 Dec 2009
Get 11 Mac Applications and Holiday-themed DVD Menu Templates for just $50 USD
Breaking News - Posted 14 Dec 2009
Limited-time offer extends through December 16
Breaking News - Posted 09 Dec 2009
Digital Anarchy returns to the film/video market with a powerful skin smoothing and blemish removal plugin
Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2009
More than $25,000 in prizes to be awarded
Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2009
Title, Subtitle, Trailer Animation Effects Software Plug-in Works With Popular Video Editing Software Programs
Breaking News - Posted 08 Dec 2009
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
Boris Continuum Complete's Smooth Tone, Pixel Fixer, and DV Fixer Filters for $99
Breaking News - Posted 02 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
Video Organizing and Viewing Software with NVIDIA CUDATM Support
Breaking News - Posted 18 Nov 2009
Recreate holographic effects with just a few clicks
Breaking News - Posted 18 Nov 2009
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
Newest Effects Package Includes Over 5,000 Stunning High Definition Global Travel Effects and Transitions
Breaking News - Posted 08 Nov 2009
The Video Editor's Wish List of Tools & Techniques in One Package
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
Portable, Professional I/O for the Mac with Matrox MAX Technology for Faster Than Realtime H.264 Encoding
Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2009
Successful plug-in developer introduces new nVeil capabilities; brings exceptional kaleidoscopic/transition effects to the FxFactory platform
Breaking News - Posted 20 Oct 2009
All software for kids, home users and professionals were thoroughly tested and proved to be running smoothly on the new operating system
Breaking News - Posted 13 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.
Features - Posted 06 Oct 2009 - October 2009 Issue 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.
Feature - Posted 06 Oct 2009 By
Speakers include Larry Jordan, Ben Balser, Bruce Nazarian, Alexis Van Hurkman
Breaking News - Posted 05 Oct 2009
Professional Level Functionality at Breakthrough Pricing
Breaking News - Posted 05 Oct 2009
Free disk utility for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express
Breaking News - Posted 01 Oct 2009
Free update brings compatibility with Motion 4 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard as well as bug fixes and stability improvements
Breaking News - Posted 23 Sep 2009
Digital Rebellion releases utility pack to maintain and optimize Final Cut Studio machines
Breaking News - Posted 18 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
The world's greatest color correction systems and film restoration products from DaVinci are now part of Blackmagic Design's family of high quality post production tools
Breaking News - Posted 09 Sep 2009
ParticleMetrix receives coveted accolade from Microfilmmaker for impressive range of capabilities and stunning image-quality
Breaking News - Posted 03 Sep 2009
Entire Boris FX product line available for new Mac OS X 10.6 release
Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2009
New Event-Based Editing, Integrated Disc-At-Once (DAO) CD Burning, and élastique Timestretching Enhance Workflow, Flexibility, Speed and Accuracy to Offer Powerful All-In-One Production Suite; Includes Exclusive iZotope Effects Bundle
Breaking News - Posted 01 Sep 2009
Brand new development partner unleashes Stereo3D Toolbox; Stereoscopic mastering for After Effects and Final Cut Pro
Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2009
CoreMelt today announced the release of their latest video editing plugin for Final Cut Pro; Lock & Load. Lock & Load has been benchmarked as the worlds fastest stabilizer for Final Cut Pro, running at 6 times the speed of Apple's inbuilt stabilizer, Smoothcam. With plenty of features and an intuitive interface, Lock & Load makes video stabilization a breeze. Lock and load is capable of intelligently ignoring foreground motion even on busy scenes or with dark backgrounds.
Breaking News - Posted 26 Aug 2009
Corner Pin, Match Move, Wire Remover, and Witness Protection Filters for $199
Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2009
Final Cut 7 and Motion 4 releases now compatible with entire FxFactory product line; over 200 plug-ins qualified for the new Apple pro video application release
Breaking News - Posted 13 Aug 2009
The plug-in will often vastly improve the look of distorted footage, by either minimizing or eradicating image distortions
Breaking News - Posted 10 Aug 2009
Trainers include Larry Jordan, Bruce Nazarian, Alexis Van Hurkman, and Ben Balser
Breaking News - Posted 08 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
Cartoon Look, Pencil Sketch, Charcoal Sketch, and Watercolor Filters for $199
Breaking News - 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
Creative Packs 3, 4, and 5 Expand Hereoglyph's Capability to Create Stunning Titles, Credits, and Trailers for Wedding, Family, Sporting Event, and Other Professional Video Productions
Breaking News - Posted 20 Jul 2009
Ben Balser | CoreMelt is definitely moving beyond the confines of the FxFactory model, and its new V2 generation of FCP plug-ins is amazing. I'm using them all now—not just the color correction tools but transitions, generators, etc.—and I'm really impressed. These guys are really on target and seem to be sticking to useful, practical plug-ins rather than just developing a bunch of fancy-looking stuff that has no real-world applicability.
Feature - Posted 15 Jul 2009 By
Instead of spending countless hours or paying hundreds of dollars creating wedding videos from photos, Animoto takes just a few minutes and is free for 30-second videos, ($3) for full-length videos, and ($30) for an annual subscription to create unlimited full-length videos
Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2009
CIS Vancouver Selects Trapcode Particular for Use on Angels & Demons
Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2009
Value priced CG displays multiple independently controlled graphic elements. Supports true10-bit HD or SD at 1080i, 720P, 525i and custom video resolutions
Breaking News - Posted 07 Jul 2009
15 New Filters, New 3D Objects, Exchange Keyframe Animation with Adobe After Effects
Breaking News - Posted 17 Jun 2009
15 New Filters, New 3D Objects, Exchange Keyframe Animation with Adobe After Effects
Amen Corner - Posted 17 Jun 2009
New Chroma Key Studio Filter for Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Final Cut Express
Breaking News - Posted 16 Jun 2009
New Particle Metrix plug-in delivers outstanding image processing technology for producing high-quality, organic and supernatural particles
Breaking News - Posted 16 Jun 2009
Also announced: new video tutorials and a special bundle deal with Singular Software's PluralEyes
Breaking News - Posted 15 Jun 2009
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
Exchange Keyframe Animation with Adobe After Effects, New 3D Objects, Painting, and Image Restoration Filters
Breaking News - Posted 09 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
New Radial Wave offers endless animation options while the new H.U.D. filter delivers viewfinder looks from binoculars, weapon sights and cameras
Breaking News - Posted 05 Jun 2009
New FxFactory release adds three new plug-ins and enhanced rendering technology for all blurs and glows, delivering tremendous speed and image quality for effects workflow
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
Laura Randall | Magic Bullet Quick Looks (MBQL) gives you the same popular presets as the full-featured Magic Bullet Looks filters. The biggest difference is that you don't have the ability to edit or customize the look other than to control the amount of effect (0%-100%) on your clip. But if you're looking for a variety of preset looks that are easy to apply for a reasonable price, this is a great program.
In the Studio - Posted 05 Jun 2009 - June 2009 Issue By
Extruded Text, Type-on Text, Extruded EPS, Extruded Spline, and Layer Deformer for $399
Breaking News - Posted 01 Jun 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
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 26 May 2009
Designed for Video, Multimedia and Technology Editors
Breaking News - Posted 18 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
Boris Continuum Complete 6.0.1 AE Now Available, Free Update for BCC 6 AE Customers
Breaking News - Posted 06 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
FreeForm AE Brings High-End Functionality to After Effects
Breaking News - Posted 05 May 2009
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
EventDV-TV - Posted 04 May 2009
New version brings stop-motion animation to its existing wide array of animation capabilities
Breaking News - Posted 01 May 2009
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
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
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
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
Ben Balser | DVDxDV's Veescope line, which started with the Veescope Live software-based field monitor, now consists of four tools: Veescope Live, Veescope Hub, Veescope Key, and Veescope Signals. I have found all four of these software products to be worth the price, reliable, and high quality.
In the Field - Posted 09 Apr 2009 - April 2009 Issue By
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
Animoto allows videographers to create exciting, professional-quality, motion montages fast
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
A Taste of Video Effects and Transitions at an Unbeatable Price Video, Multimedia and Technology Editors
Breaking News - Posted 23 Mar 2009
Features - Posted 16 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
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
20 Libraries Now Available in Multiple Formats on USB Flash Drives
Breaking News - Posted 04 Mar 2009
Award-winning Plug-ins for Adobe, Apple, and Avid at NAB Booth SL5320
Breaking News - Posted 25 Feb 2009
Thousands will gather at industry's most popular symposium on April 21, 2009
Breaking News - Posted 23 Feb 2009
Toolfarm.com now the world's largest online sales and support community for motion graphics and visual effects plug-ins
Breaking News - Posted 18 Feb 2009
Free FxFactory update adds thumbnail previews inside host application, two new plug-ins and core performance enhancements for Adobe After Effects and Apple Final Cut users
Breaking News - Posted 11 Feb 2009
Every Tuesday a new episode is released on how to produce complex motion graphics and visual effects
Breaking News - Posted 10 Feb 2009
OpenGL-accelerated Extruded Text, 13 New Filters, Support for AE's Camera and Lighting System
Breaking News - Posted 05 Feb 2009
Plugin set removes excessive noise and artifacts in one easy-to-use tool
Breaking News - Posted 04 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 | 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
Featuring increased stability, hair and fur cloning, nodes and workflow acceleration
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jan 2009
Offers the fastest way to give clips a classic film look
Breaking News - Posted 12 Jan 2009
January 2009 EventDV Table of Contents
Features - Posted 01 Jan 2009 By
Elzabeth Avery-Merfeld | Kevin Shahinian was rushing out his door, on his way to shoot a musical number at a library on the outskirts of Los Angeles, when we first spoke to him about the Bollywood "mini-epic" he was making for a couple from Southern California...
Studio Time - Posted 01 Jan 2009 - January 2009 Issue 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
Editors and Visual Effects Artists submit their best FxFactory projects and win BIG!
Breaking News - Posted 28 Dec 2008
Philip Hinkle | A Guided Tour for Videographers
Features - Posted 24 Dec 2008 - January 2009 Issue By
Available immediately, new version features 36 new effects and many enhancements
Breaking News - Posted 03 Dec 2008
Newest Effects Package Includes Over 700 Stunning High Definition Effects and Transitions, up to 40 Percent Faster Rendering Over other Solutions
Breaking News - Posted 03 Dec 2008
December 2008 EventDV Table of Contents
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 , , , , , , ,
50% Discount for a Limited Time
Breaking News - Posted 25 Nov 2008
Introduces Final Cut Pro project import, RED camera compatibility, OMF export, and other enhancements
Breaking News - Posted 20 Nov 2008
The second plugin package in the Simulate series mimics camera and projection artifacts
Breaking News - Posted 19 Nov 2008
Includes famous Glint, Glare and Glitter filters from Boris Continuum Complete 5
Breaking News - Posted 17 Nov 2008
Complete Compatibility and Upgrade Information Available
Breaking News - Posted 12 Nov 2008
50% Discount for a Limited Time
Breaking News - Posted 12 Nov 2008
Adding a perfect shadow, a realistic reflection or working with distorted video can be tough. Red Giant Warp makes it easy to generate these effects quickly
Breaking News - Posted 10 Nov 2008
Free update for existing FxFactory Pro and FxPack customers; Special Pan and Zoom plug-in made available free of charge to all supported Adobe and Apple users
Breaking News - Posted 06 Nov 2008
Starter Kits Include up to 170 Effects and Plug-Ins for Most Popular NLE Applications
Breaking News - Posted 30 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
Newest effects package offers hundreds of stunning HD effects and transitions, up to 40% faster rendering over other solutions
Breaking News - Posted 24 Sep 2008
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
The "Swiss Army Knife" of Video Effects Collections for Video, Multimedia and Technology Editors
Breaking News - Posted 22 Sep 2008
Ben Balser, Apple certified trainer, author, consultant, and IT specialist, is currently scheduled for the upcoming "FEAR In New Orleans" festival on Sunday, October 5, 2008
Breaking News - Posted 18 Sep 2008
Ability to precisely time musical events to key points in a video timeline adds incredible power and dramatic impact to productions
Breaking News - Posted 15 Sep 2008
New partner text animation plug-in release Motype demonstrated on plug-in pavilion stand 7.K21
Breaking News - Posted 10 Sep 2008
Makes exciting home theater even easier
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
Turns your videos into moving paintings, using RE:Vision Effects optical flow technology to move brush strokes without stuttering artifacts
Breaking News - Posted 03 Sep 2008
Updates to particleIllusion 3.0and particleIllusion SE, the company's introductory version, gives digital content creators working on Apple's advanced operating system more ways to quickly and easily create complex effects
Breaking News - Posted 27 Aug 2008
Enhanced Composition Engine; Seamless Integration with Apple Final Cut and Avid Editing Applications
Breaking News - Posted 26 Aug 2008
Twixtor will be demo'd by MacroSystem at IFA in Berlin, August 29 through September 3, 2008
Breaking News - Posted 20 Aug 2008
Now offers two thousand filters and effects
Breaking News - Posted 19 Aug 2008
BCC 5's UpRez, Pan and Zoom, and Chroma Key Modules Now Available Separately
Breaking News - Posted 18 Aug 2008
Achieving new levels in animation, illumination, hair and fur, rendering and workflow
Breaking News - Posted 12 Aug 2008
New Product Included in Magic Bullet Suite 2008
Breaking News - Posted 11 Aug 2008
NewBlue, Inc. Continues Rapid Expansion into Desktop Video Market with Full Suite of Video FX Plugins
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
New Template-based Text Generation
Breaking News - Posted 22 Jul 2008
64 bit version of ReelSmart Motion Blur (RSMB), RE:Flex and Twixtor for eyeon Fusion software available now
Breaking News - Posted 16 Jul 2008
New plug-in for Adobe After Effects CS3 delivers the highest possible quality conversion for SD to HD and is well-suited to prepare analog source footage and DV video clips for inclusion in HD projects
Breaking News - Posted 02 Jul 2008
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
Noise Industries Development Partner SUGARfx introduces clever workflow plug-ins for managing slates, layout, and design elements in video projects
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jun 2008
Completes the animation pipeline by offering a wide array of capture options, an efficient line testing process and an advanced feature set
Breaking News - Posted 06 Jun 2008
Showcases Benefits of Bringing PDF and Adobe Flash Technology Together
Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2008
Lance Gray | One of the "looks" I see in disc packaging everywhere is that of highly polished "glossy"text, which screams high-end, slick, and cool. The good news about this trendy, glossy text is that you can create it in Photoshop. Here's how it's done.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Jun 2008 - June 2008 Issue By
New Updaters Released for Composite Wizard and Image Lounge
Breaking News - Posted 28 May 2008
Features - Posted 28 May 2008
Innovative Animation Program Developed by US/Canadian Partners FableVision & Toon Boom Designed to Unlock Creativity in Kids and "Grown Up Kids"
Breaking News - Posted 27 May 2008
NewBlue Continues Rapid Expansion into Video Effects Plugins and Video Transitions Plugins Market
Breaking News - Posted 14 May 2008
Toon Boom Storyboard Pro exports animatics in the AAF file format and Pro Import FCP takes them straight into Final Cut Pro, with automated relink of video files and unlimited audio tracks
Breaking News - Posted 14 May 2008
Free for existing Final Effects Complete 5.0 customers, a new point release that includes; Blur Dissolve, Lens Wipe, Spherize Wipe, Griddler Wipe, Pin Wipe, Slant Wipe, and Rain Wipe
Breaking News - Posted 08 May 2008
Luisa Winters | In December, Lance Gray explained how to isolate a color in a still image in Photoshop. You can also achieve this effect on the video side of things, and for that, the perfect application is After Effects—which is, after all, Photoshop on a timeline.
Tutorials - Posted 01 May 2008 - May 2008 Issue By
Award-winning Dfx digital filters is now available online as a featured plug-in for Aperture 2.1, the most expansive photo editing and management application today from Apple
Breaking News - Posted 21 Apr 2008
Optional Graphics package includes football, baseball, basketball, soccer and hockey themes
Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2008
New remote titling system provides producers flexibility to update and make immediate changes during live TriCaster production
Breaking News - Posted 14 Apr 2008
Visit the Red Giant Software booth SL2128A to see demos of Trapcode Horizon, Instant HD Pro, Radium Glow, Magic Bullet Steady, and Primatte Keyer Pro 4
Breaking News - Posted 10 Apr 2008
New Plug-in Provides Photo-Realistic 3D Render Output Within the Photoshop CS3 Extended Environment
Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2008
Lance Gray | For those of you who would like to put an image inside some text or drop a photo into a preformatted shape, Clip Masking is the fastest way to do this. In this tutorial, I'll show you a couple of quick and painless ways to make this work.
Tutorials - Posted 01 Apr 2008 - April 2009 Issue
Hal Slifer | Is the photomontage dead as a commercial product for videographers?
Feature - Posted 29 Mar 2008 By
Adds plug-in support for Adobe CS3 Professional, expanded hardware support for a range of ATI cards
Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2008
Creating the Ultimate Software Bundle
Breaking News - Posted 26 Mar 2008
Collection of four effects for "sabotaging your creativity"
Breaking News - Posted 19 Mar 2008
New Drag and Drop Software Makes It Easy to Enjoy Video Clips Virtually Any Time, Any Place
Breaking News - Posted 18 Mar 2008
New version now plugs into Final Cut Pro and Motion as well as After Effects and Avid systems
Breaking News - Posted 17 Mar 2008
Latest release features further production integration with the support of Final Draft, Acrobat and Photoshop file format and improved editing capabilities in the timeline as well as enhanced drawings tools
Breaking News - Posted 13 Mar 2008
Workshop presented at iDiDx Expo, Lafayette, Louisiana; sponsored by Cinematic Arts Workshop
Breaking News - Posted 12 Mar 2008
Digital Heaven today announced the release of DH_Subtitle 2.0, an upgrade to the popular subtitle generator plug-in for Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro. DH_Subtitle 2.0 is the easy way to create professional style subtitles with boxes behind the text. The new version adds text tracking and leading controls plus a new outline style option.
Breaking News - Posted 11 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
Lance Gray | Actions are Photoshop's way of recording the steps you make to play back at a later time. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create an Action called the "$500 Photo Effect." It's simple to create, the results are dramatic, and it's the perfect look to have as an Action in your arsenal.
Feature - Posted 08 Mar 2008 By
Ben Balser | The new Color application included with Final Cut Studio 2 can greatly speed up and enhance your wedding video work. Here are four examples of ways you can use it.
Feature - Posted 08 Mar 2008 By
Powerful Chromakeying Software with High-performance GPU Acceleration Removes Blue or Green Screen Background in Real Time
Breaking News - Posted 05 Mar 2008
New release provides 3d templates; team also updates popular Drop In product
Breaking News - Posted 25 Feb 2008
GPU accelerated plug-ins support high precision rendering for optimal visual effects production workflows
Breaking News - Posted 21 Feb 2008
Update to award-winning 3D animation system includes addition of hair and fur along with new real-world lighting system and advancements in global illumination
Breaking News - Posted 20 Feb 2008
User-submitted videos to be shown at NAB 2008
Breaking News - Posted 14 Feb 2008
Lance Gray | Adobe Photoshop version 6.0 changed the way that everyone used Photoshop with the introduction of "styles." For years, that feature alone was the reason I'd tell people, "If you're using anything less than the full version 6.0 of Adobe Photoshop, then get rid of it, or upgrade!" So what exactly are styles and why are they so important?
Feature - Posted 04 Feb 2008 By
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
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
Todd Gillespie | TriCaster Studio is a broadcast studio and mobile production truck at a fraction of the size. NewTek has set the standard for what to expect out of a mobile production switcher. There is no product that comes close to its functionality and versatility for the price. If you're in the market for a mobile production system with virtual set capability, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better product out there than TriCaster Studio.
Feature - Posted 01 Feb 2008 By
Take Interlaced Video and Get the 24p Look of Film Right in Final Cut Pro, Motion, or Premiere Pro
Breaking News - Posted 31 Jan 2008
The only plug-in package to near- automate the creation of multiple object transitions for use in broadcast promos, commercials, events, and reality TV
Breaking News - Posted 29 Jan 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
Customers purchasing Sapphire v2 for FCP now will also receive the FxPlug version when released
Breaking News - Posted 08 Jan 2008
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
3D artists can access a wide range of video tutorials providing tips on modeling, lighting, animation, rendering and more
Breaking News - Posted 21 Dec 2007
2D/3D titling solution with extensive title animation capabilities including support for; EPS import and extrusion, resolution independent vector text, advanced type-on title animation, text on a path and automated rolls, crawls, fades and zooms
Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2007
LightWave 3D® plug-in makes it easy to create photo-realistic, live virtual sets
Breaking News - Posted 12 Dec 2007
Studio 4 patch now available for all users running Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard), Apple's latest operating system
Breaking News - Posted 11 Dec 2007
Windows program transforms an image (generally a photo) into an original artwork
Breaking News - Posted 06 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
Lance Gray | Kicking off his new monthly tutorial series on graphic tips for videographers, Lance "Dr. Photoshop" Gray of PixelPops Design explains how to isolate a color in Photoshop and create the single-color-in-a-B & W-image effect first seen in Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List.
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
Extensive 2D/3D compositing and effects plug-in environment offering over 200 GPU accelerated filters that have been developed for the Apple FxPlug architecture
Breaking News - Posted 21 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
Create Organic 3D Shapes Synchronized with Audio in Adobe After Effects
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 | As a series of short animations of individual letters of the alphabet being written along with stills of each letter, the ShowstoppersFX Animation Kit Series proved easy to use, worked flawlessly in testing, and delivered consistent high quality.
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
The two new volumes, titled highIMPACT VI and driftAWAY, will bring the wide-ranging collection to 66 volumes
Breaking News - Posted 22 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
Powerful New Look Tool Now Available
Breaking News - Posted 17 Oct 2007
First episode "The Roto Route" shows how to use the technique called "rotoscoping" to create the same eye-popping special effects previously thought only the domain of big-budget Hollywood movie studios
Breaking News - Posted 13 Sep 2007
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
Particle-based animations and graphics designed to provide just the right amount of sparkle and shine to draw attention to any production without getting in the way
Breaking News - Posted 28 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
A plugin set that removes excessive noise and artifacts in one easy-to-use tool
Breaking News - Posted 31 Jul 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
Breakthrough technology includes live, multi-channel virtual sets with unprecedented realism for broadcast and web stream producers
Breaking News - Posted 26 Jul 2007
Shine, Starglow, and 3D Stroke Now Support Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, and Avid AVX
Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2007
Powerful eLearning Tool Delivers High-Impact Training and Demonstration Materials
Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2007
Support for Adobe CS 3.0, Custom On-screen Controls, Heads Up Display and Innovative, Accelerated Filters
Breaking News - Posted 23 Jul 2007
Newly branded Adobe product allows creation of finely honed message, with software-based green screen, telepromopter, recording, and live-switch solution.
Feature - Posted 12 Jul 2007 By
Jan Ozer | The transitions and effects provided in Vitascene are highly distinctive and very applicable to a variety of events, including weddings, ballets, and other artistic productions. Many effects would apply equally well to business and training videos. All tested effects rendered to very high quality, and the common themes make it easy to create a consistent, polished look. As a plugin with Premiere Pro, Vitascene proved very easy to use.
Feature - Posted 29 Jun 2007 By
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
Tim Siglin | Fortunately for our EventDV readers that may be called upon to use their talents to cut together 400 digital still images—and just as many digital video clips from a variety of cameras—into a coherent music video telling the story of the activity, Adobe and Apple have both released upgrades to their flagship video, motion graphics, and audio tools that will help meet these needs.
Feature - Posted 27 Jun 2007 By
New Video Software Lets Students and Educators Create TV-quality Broadcasts
Breaking News - Posted 25 Jun 2007
Amazing New Cartooning Filters for After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jun 2007
Imagine, Sketch and Share your Ideas
Breaking News - Posted 15 Jun 2007
Technology Collaboration Enables Final Cut Pro Users to Seamlessly Export High Quality Color Correction Work To After Effects
Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2007
Highly Anticipated Pro Import AE 4.0 Adds Integration with Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Colorista, After Effects CS3 and MacIntel Compatibility, Support for Popular New FX Plug-Ins and Advanced Interface For Multiple New Import Options
Breaking News - Posted 12 Jun 2007
Chris Randall | With hardware-assisted cards that provide their own real-time filters, you almost need a roadmap to follow how these effects can best be utilized in your day-to-day productions. When Jeff Pulera created the RT.X2 Revealed tutorial DVD ($99), he set out to create just such a roadmap—and quite a bit more.
Feature - Posted 01 Jun 2007 By ,
Marc Franklin| While this year's NAB show didn't have as many wows as last year's, there were a number of new products and technologies unveiled that will have an impact on the event videography market in the coming year and beyond. From standard-setting HD cameras to innovative animation tools to major new entries from Apple and Adobe and a stunning studio-in-abox, here are 12 products to watch from NAB 2007.
Feature - Posted 01 Jun 2007 By
Stephen F. Nathans | Event video steals the crumbs at NAB 2007.
Feature - Posted 31 May 2007
Support for new Apple Final Cut Studio 2 release; innovative filters and advanced rendering performance
Breaking News - Posted 22 May 2007
Compelling Religious Images Captured in Three New Royalty-free Collections
Breaking News - Posted 22 May 2007
Entire Boris FX product line available for new Apple release; new Boris Continuum Complete package adds FXPlug integration
Breaking News - Posted 21 May 2007
Jan Ozer | Between the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, a reviewer's workshop with Adobe in San Jose, and Streaming Media East in New York City, it's been an exciting and interesting time with lots of product announcements and video-related news. While some are clearly focused on film and broadcast developers, others will change the way event videographers work in 2007 and beyond, especially relating to posting video to the web.
Feature - Posted 18 May 2007
New Version Offers Brand New Character Posing and Animation Features with Enhanced Modeling, Rendering and Collaborative Tools
Breaking News - Posted 09 May 2007
StoryBoard Artist 4.2 advances and enhances the ability of rapid previsualization which is an essential part of the creative work flow in video, film, games and all digital storytelling
Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2007
All New Material Shaders, Depth of Field, Photoreal Motion Blur, Along with Global Illumination and Final Gather Delivered in Free v9.2 Release
Breaking News - Posted 25 Apr 2007
Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Flagship Creative Applications Also Available
Breaking News - Posted 17 Apr 2007
Early Releases of Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, After Effects CS3 and Soundbooth CS3 Available
Breaking News - Posted 16 Apr 2007
Major Upgrades of Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, Motion & Compressor; and Introduces "Color"
Breaking News - Posted 15 Apr 2007
New paper-free digital storyboarding software for films, documentaries, gaming, advertising, and animation projects
Breaking News - Posted 12 Apr 2007
Allows video editors to construct custom elegant titles that write themselves onto the screen
Breaking News - Posted 10 Apr 2007
Behind-the-Scenes Look at Popular Filming Techniques
Breaking News - Posted 05 Apr 2007
Café expects to draw over 1000 attendees to see some of the latest hardware and software developments in the video industry
Breaking News - Posted 02 Apr 2007
Cross-platform suite integrates video editing, audio, effects, graphics, and multimedia tools, with Blu-ray authoring added to Encore CS3; inclusion of On Location (nee DV Rack) and Ultra CS3 boon to corporate producers; Flash CS3 Pro bundled/integrated as well
Breaking News - Posted 27 Mar 2007
Host of advanced, yet cost-effective, solutions to enhance workflow and boost productivity from The Foundry
Breaking News - Posted 08 Mar 2007
Adobe Stretches the Limits of Digital Imaging With Photoshop CS3 Extended
Breaking News - Posted 08 Mar 2007
Latest Additions Provide Professional and Prosumer Users of particleIllusion 3.0 Out-of-the Box Access to 90 Spectacular, Complex, High Quality Particle Effects
Breaking News - Posted 28 Feb 2007
Ben Balser | Here we'll see how to tame areas of an image that may be overexposed, such as when you're indoors and there is a window with a lot of light coming in, or a bright sky on a horizon outdoors. We'll also go a step further and see how to use these bad shots to our advantage. We can actually use this situation to enhance the coloring of our shot.
Feature - Posted 28 Feb 2007
Third installment of Spiral Graphics' popular line of free seamless texture packs
Breaking News - Posted 26 Feb 2007
Special program provides a wide variety of content and learning materials with the purchase of LightWave v9 including a book, DVDs, courseware and royalty free content.
Breaking News - Posted 22 Feb 2007
Speakers to include Lance Gray and Brian Gunn, Josh Fozzard, Kris Malandruccolo, Chris Chibucos, and IVA president Keith Kelly
Breaking News - Posted 15 Feb 2007
iVGA integrates Mac computers in TriCaster webcasts
Breaking News - Posted 15 Feb 2007
Features include plug-in-free Web 3D, plug-in-free 3D PDFs, 3D Anywhere, Lice Sketches, and full decimation controls
Breaking News - Posted 09 Feb 2007
Efficient photo-based system for modeling real world objects
Breaking News - Posted 09 Feb 2007
World’s Most Popular Screen Capture Tool is Certified for Windows Vista
Breaking News - Posted 31 Jan 2007
Interesting Color and Edge Effects Look Great and Run in Semi-Real Time in Apple's FxPlug Architecture
Breaking News - Posted 30 Jan 2007
Latest technology for Live-Production, Motion Graphics and Post-Production to be demonstrated
Breaking News - Posted 30 Jan 2007
Anthony Burokas | Many video mixers now offer some chromakey capability, and software has made green screen affordable. But if you need the "weatherman" effect and you need it to look good, you need more. Datavideo's latest blue box, the DVK-100, is an excellent live keyer that that can easily save your studio enough time and money to pay for itself over the long run.
Feature - Posted 30 Jan 2007 By
Joe Figura & Paul Ekert | Remember the opening scene of Hollywood blockbuster Gone in 60 Seconds, which made startlingly good use of time to speed up movement while panning across a scene and timing it to the main beat of Moby's "Flower"? Here's how to achieve a similar effect using Avid Liquid's Dynamic Timewarp.
Feature - Posted 30 Jan 2007 By ,
Over 500,000 Beta Testers Help Shape New Digital Photography Software
Breaking News - Posted 29 Jan 2007
Uses several consecutive frames to create high-resolution and low-noise picture
Breaking News - Posted 23 Jan 2007
New application prints markers from Final Cut Pro sequences
Breaking News - Posted 18 Jan 2007
Dedicated to tips, tricks, tools, techniques and technology for video editors and graphic designers
Breaking News - Posted 17 Jan 2007
Graffiti and FX join the list of Boris products that offer Universal Binary support; run natively on the new Intel-based Macintosh systems
Breaking News - Posted 12 Jan 2007
A 2nd Hoe And A Hoe For The Pro
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2007
Public Testing Program to begin: all registered owners of LightWave 3D® version 9 invited to participate in the final testing phase of the latest Mac-based technology
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jan 2007
Adobe's Complete Video Post-Production Suite Goes Cross-Platform
Breaking News - Posted 04 Jan 2007
One of the few graphics and effects applications to offer Universal Binary support; run natively on the new Intel-based Macintosh systems
Breaking News - Posted 03 Jan 2007
The 3D digital animated photo album is one of Boulevard Video Productions' signature offerings, and has been used extensively in productions that have garnered national and international awards. And it's all done in Adobe After Effects. Here's how.
Feature - Posted 03 Jan 2007 By
Interactive audio and video technology developer NewBlue, Inc. announced the launch two additional special NewBlueFX plugins packages for Sony Vegas software. NewBlue Art Blends and NewBlue Motion Blends are the third and fourth offerings in the company's VideoFX plugins series
Breaking News - Posted 02 Jan 2007
Company Also Previews Adobe Bridge and All-New Adobe Device Central
Breaking News - Posted 15 Dec 2006
Magic Bullet Colorista Colorista Paired with Look Suite are the Perfect Tools for Color Finishing
Breaking News - Posted 15 Dec 2006
2006 was an action-packed year for new product releases in the event video space, from the pre-NAB launches of Adobe's Dynamic Linked Production Studio and SmartSound's Mood Mapped Sonicfire Pro 4, to the CMOS-charged HDV cameras that electrified IBC. And if the much-hyped debuts of HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc didn't make much of an impact in our business this year, there were plenty of new entries that did. We polled our contributing editors and columnists for their Best of 2006 list, and here we present the winners.
Feature - Posted 14 Dec 2006 By
Marc Franklin | I found proDAD's Heroglyph Rapid 2.6 to be a very capable tool for animated text effects. With minimal effort, I was able to create a number of complicated animated graphics that would have been difficult to produce in other tools. With the time it saves you, you'll recoup your $99 investment after a single job.
Feature - Posted 01 Dec 2006 By
Brand new render technology with fully interactive operation
Breaking News - Posted 30 Nov 2006
Boris FX version 9.0 hits the streets with a fresh new look and 100 plus new effects creation tools
Breaking News - Posted 16 Nov 2006
Scriptwriting Software Updated to Improve Collaborative Writing
Breaking News - Posted 10 Nov 2006
Newest versions of Pro Import FCP and Pro Export FCP, now compatible with new Intel-based Mac and MacBook platforms from Apple Computer
Breaking News - Posted 08 Nov 2006
Company will also host presentation by award-winning independent filmmaker and Media Composer training classes
Breaking News - Posted 07 Nov 2006
Jan Ozer | Unless you’re an After Effects wizard with plenty of time on your hands, you can achieve a quantum leap in production quality for just $399, courtesy of an Editor’s Toolkit from Digital Juice.
Feature - Posted 05 Nov 2006 By
Award-winning 3D Compositing, Titling and Effects plug-in available for Intel Macs
Breaking News - Posted 03 Nov 2006
Red Giant Software Is Now Exclusive Publisher of Trapcode Products Worldwide
Breaking News - Posted 01 Nov 2006
Joe McManus | If you've used iChat or seen the screenshots on Apple's website, you may have seen a neat reflection effect used for the live video feeds. Here's how you achieve that effect in Final Cut Pro, using a wedding video bridal-prep clip as an example.
Feature - Posted 27 Oct 2006 By
New visual effects package offers an extensive collection of over 100 GPU-accelerated plug-ins based on Apple's FxPlug architecture
Breaking News - Posted 26 Oct 2006
Future Adobe Products Set to Gain from Integration of Award-Winning Video Technologies
Breaking News - Posted 19 Oct 2006
AE HDPro and HDPro Series products provide the high-quality broadcast animated backgrounds
Breaking News - Posted 18 Oct 2006
Company Also Debuts Screencast.com Online Video and Multimedia Service for Business and Academic Professionals
Breaking News - Posted 17 Oct 2006
Automatic Duck Ensures Smooth Transition, Compatibility for Customers Migrating to New Intel-Based Apple Mac or MacBook Systems
Breaking News - Posted 17 Oct 2006
Enhanced solution delivers Blu-ray authoring tools and enhanced 3D and FX capabilities
Breaking News - Posted 16 Oct 2006
Enhanced solution delivers Blu-ray authoring tools and enhanced 3D and FX capabilities
Breaking News - Posted 16 Oct 2006
Free Updates Available for Magic Bullet Editors, Knoll Light Factory, and Instant HD
Breaking News - Posted 10 Oct 2006
The Foundry’s new and improved Tinderbox collections ready for After Effects
Breaking News - Posted 03 Oct 2006
Enables users to easily capture and seamlessly create full panoramic images without using a PC to edit the photos
Breaking News - Posted 26 Sep 2006
New release simplifies photo editing for users new to digital imaging
Breaking News - Posted 25 Sep 2006
Major Update Adds Open Library Option and Extends Workflow
Breaking News - Posted 25 Sep 2006
DH_RetroTV and DH_Dream now available
Breaking News - Posted 14 Sep 2006
Further enhancing integrated 2D/3D compositing and effects creation capabilities for industry standard NLEs
Breaking News - Posted 07 Sep 2006
Latest version of 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solution
Breaking News - Posted 11 Aug 2006
Light effects and flares featured in two recent movie trailers
Breaking News - Posted 03 Aug 2006
Comes with a complete set of templates, including characters, backgrounds, props, effects, and symbols
Breaking News - Posted 28 Jul 2006
The latest update to the 3D application includes a robust new feature set, major core changes and new workflows
Breaking News - Posted 13 Jul 2006
Increases speed by combining high-end nodal compositing with high-performance GPU acceleration; includes free 3-month membership to Pixel Corps
Breaking News - Posted 12 Jul 2006
Provides universal support for Macs with Intel Core processors
Breaking News - Posted 12 Jul 2006
Compositing tool price cut to $499
Breaking News - Posted 21 Jun 2006
Bundled suite of training for Adobe Production Studio ($999.99 USD) includes 5 titles
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jun 2006
Panasonic now offers two Red Giant Software products
Breaking News - Posted 19 Jun 2006
New Digital Hotcakes product for the home movie enthusiast
Breaking News - Posted 09 Jun 2006
Upgrades include Intel support for Final Cut Pro 5.1 and speed-ups for After Effects 7.0
Breaking News - Posted 02 Jun 2006
Elizabeth Welsh | Super 8 film can add beauty and nostalgia to your your productions. Here, five videographers consider whether Super 8 can transcend what they can create with digitally produced film-look effects, and share how they utilize film to achieve stunning results.
Feature - Posted 31 May 2006 By
Stephen F. Nathans | Deluxe Titler 3D ($199) is a great Casablanca extension not just for creating visually engaging titles for specific projects, but also for creating a look that will help identify, distinguish, and brand your work. The Free Motion feature in particular gives users great control over rotation and motion paths in an interface worthy of Casablanca's signature ease-of-use.
Features - Posted 30 May 2006 By
Two Final Cut plug-ins now available as free downloads; also releases BigTime, a standalone application which offers a resizable floating display of Final Cut Pro's current timecode
Breaking News - Posted 26 May 2006
NewBlueFX plug-ins bring power and creativity to digital video editors
Breaking News - Posted 26 May 2006
Jan Ozer | Here are two tips on cleaning up noisy video images
Feature - Posted 26 May 2006 By
Maintenance release improves product stability
Breaking News - Posted 12 May 2006
$1,200 S-Video/composite Chromakey demo'd in "real-world scenario"
Breaking News - Posted 09 May 2006
New ProHD camcorder for 24P and 60P acquisition
Breaking News - Posted 27 Apr 2006
Luisa Winters | Postproduction software is all about suites these days, and Adobe has taken suite integration-seamless interplay between applications-to a new level with Adobe Production Studio, thanks to a feature called Dynamic Link. Here's how you can use it to your best advantage.
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Integrated production suite upgraded with SDI switching and HD editing
Breaking News - Posted 24 Apr 2006
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New creative tool enables video editors to replicate popular cartoon or sketch looks
Breaking News - Posted 13 Apr 2006
First Universal Version runs up to 2.5x faster on MacBook Pro
Breaking News - Posted 03 Apr 2006
Stephen F. Nathans | If you’re a Casablanca user and you do any kind of phot