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FXHOME Announces HitFilm Plugins for After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Vegas and Motion
More than 130 VFX, Compositing, Motion Graphics and Grading Plugins Now Available for the First Time
FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer’s popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders With Introduction Of PIX 270i and PIX 250i AT NAB 2014
New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014
News: Sound Devices Expands Line of Video Recorders with Introduction of PIX 270i and PIX 250i at NAB 2014New Recorders Offer Extensive High-Quality Video, Audio and Networking Capabilities Addressing the Multiple Source Needs of Today’s Large-Scale Productions
Sound Devices, specialists in audio and video products for production, introduces its latest PIX recorders, PIX 270i and PIX 250i, at the 2014 NAB Show (Booth C2546). PIX 270i and PIX 250i seamlessly replace tape- and disc-based video decks for a complete offering that addresses a range of multiple-source video productions, including fast-paced, mission-critical studio applications, live sports and events, and mobile production.
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Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM
News: Italian Micro Budget Film Using RED EPIC® Camera Technology & FCP X to Screen at NAB 2014 Today at 5PM"LIGHT & SILVER : The Photographic Life of George Tatge" by Creative COW Contributing Editor David Battistella selected as part of the NAB Show StudioXperience!
Digital technology has opened up a multitude of new possibilities for cinema. Filmmaker David Battistella uses the same camera as many blockbuster Hollywood features have to capture an intimate personal portrait of an artist. George Tatge's photographic and artistic process has been elegantly and patiently captured on the most sophisticated digital camera in the world, the RED EPIC®. A true example of 4K independent production, Battistella relates in regard to the final quality of his work, "I am so happy the world is the way it is these days. I filmed, edited and created a [studio] quality release print, right from my desktop."
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NVIDIA Showcases "4K Your Way" at NAB 2014
NVIDIA GPU Technology Powers Over 150 Solutions for Broadcasters, VFX Artists and Post-Production Pros and Supports the Most Demanding Real-time 4K Workflows
Whether HD or 4K, desktop or mobile, workstation or in the cloud, NVIDIA is demonstrating how its GPU technologies are behind almost every type of broadcast and post production workflow in booth SL 6825 at NAB 2014. NVIDIA GPUs power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plugins and turnkey solutions, accelerating performance and providing advanced stereo capabilities and 4K support for even the most demanding workflows.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 11Major update dramatically improves online editing features, adds new photographer friendly color correction tools, on set media management and much more!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 11, a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New DeckLink 4K PCI Express Capture Cards
New DeckLink SDI 4K and DeckLink Studio 4K capture and playback cards now include 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections for capture and playback in SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats!
Blackmagic Design today announced 2 new PCI Express capture cards, DeckLink SDI 4K and the DeckLink Studio 4K models, that now includes all the features of the previous models, but now with faster 4 lane PCIe connections and 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections to allow SD, HD and Ultra HD capture and playback.
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NAB News: Fairlight and Quantel Collaboration Produces Better Workflow and Faster Throughput with GATEWAY and QTube
Fairlight, a renowned manufacturer of audio post, live and video production solutions, and Quantel, the market leading innovator in news and sports production systems and high quality post, today announced the upcoming release of Fairlight's new audio post Gateway integration module with Quantel QTube.
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What's new at NAB 2014 from ToolsOnAir
ToolsOnAir Broadcast Engineering continues to pioneer the most innovative and comprehensive broadcast suite available for the Mac OS platform.
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EditShare Powers 4K Media Workflows with New 40-Gigabit Ethernet Shared Storage Options
Now offering support for uncompressed 4K DPX and high uncompressed HD stream counts; delivers blazing-fast performance
EditShare®, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, is leveraging new 40-Gigabit Ethernet technology to optimize performance for 4K and other high-resolution workflows across its EditShare shared storage solutions. “Since the very beginning, we have pushed the boundaries of Ethernet. EditShare was first in the industry to leverage standard Gigabit Ethernet for post-production workflows. We were also the first to ship 10-Gigabit Ethernet, supporting uncompressed HD over a TCP/IP network. We are breaking new ground once again with incredible performance using 40-Gigabit Ethernet to support 4K workflows. Visitors to our booth will see first-hand that 40-Gigabit Ethernet has the horsepower needed to support uncompressed 4K DPX as well as huge uncompressed HD stream counts,” comments Andy Liebman, founder and CEO, EditShare. “Depending on the application you use, we can see performance up to 1.6 GB/sec over SMB2. It's perfect for UltraHD DPX at frame rates up to 30 fps and full-raster 4K DPX at frame rates up to 25 fps.”
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Frankie Simplifies the Remote Video Review-and-Approval Workflow at Drive Thru
Postproduction Company Makes Use of Flexible Review Platform for Its Ad Campaigns
Frankie, the browser-based and interactive video review tool from the maker of Academy Award™-winning cineSync, is a key part of the review-and-approval process for the commercial campaigns of Drive Thru. Based in Minneapolis, Drive Thru is a production and postproduction company that relies on Frankie during sales pitches, throughout its internal creative process and for collaborative review-and-approval sessions with clients. With Frankie, companies like Drive Thru now have an innovative tool to streamline the creation and approval process in the era of remote postproduction workflows.
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Adobe Reveals Next Wave of Innovation for Creative Cloud Video Apps at NAB
Major Updates and New Features Turbo-charge Video Workflows, Outpacing the Competition
(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced plans to significantly update all the video apps in Adobe Creative Cloud and will showcase these innovations at the NAB 2014 show in Las Vegas next week. Milestone feature additions, expected to ship in the next coming months, include major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, designed to make everyday tasks easier and faster, enabling video professionals to create stunning videos, TV shows, films and commercials more efficiently. At NAB Adobe is also unveiling new features for Adobe Anywhere, the collaborative workflow platform that empowers teams using Adobe professional video apps to work together as they access and manage centralized media and assets across virtually any network.
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AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014
News: AmberFin Unveils Unique Adaptive Cadence Correction Algorithm Within iCR Platform at NAB 2014Real World Solution to Mixed Cadence Content Empowers Revenue Generating Internet, International and Digital Workflows
At NAB 2014, on booth SU8505 AmberFin, a leading developer of file-based media ingest, transcoding and quality control solutions for owners, broadcasters, sports organizations and post-production houses, will unveil its Adaptive Cadence Corrector (ACC), a unique software-based system for correcting mixed cadence material back to 24p film and progressive HD video within file-based workflows.
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TNDV Captures Creative Energy of Amnesty International Show at Barclays Center
Mobile Production Specialist’s Use of Film-Style Cameras for Musical Performances Enhances Dramatic Feel of Charitable Event
TNDV has had a busy mobile production schedule through the first quarter of 2014, with Amnesty International’s Bring Human Rights Home Concert last month standing out as its most unique project. The event, which took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, featured a roster of interesting musical acts aligned with the organization’s mission of fighting injustice and promoting human rights.
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isovideo to Showcase Industry-First Stream-Based 4K/UHD/HD Standards Conversion/Transcoding/Transport Viarte Server Cluster at the NAB 2014
isovideo will be demonstrating the latest version of their highly scalable and efficient Viarte servers with stream-based, on-the-fly standards conversion/transcoding/transport capability. Also being demonstrated is a prototype of our upcoming product Vilan - an UHD capture/transmission server, for sending mathematically lossless HD/UHD/4k video in real time via 10 Gbits IP at NAB booth SU10211.
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AJA Technology Extends Worldwide Coverage of 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
News: AJA Technology Extends Worldwide Coverage of 2014 Winter Paralympic GamesThe Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, held from March 7-16, marked AJA Video Systems' third collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to provide broadcast solutions for the international distribution of live and on-demand coverage of the games. IPC’s ParalympicSportTV team delivered 300 hours of HD content to audiences worldwide using eight AJA Ki Pro Rack recorders; an AJA KUMO 32x32 compact router with a KUMO Control Panel controlled through its webserver over LAN; an AJA FS2 dual-channel converter and frame synchronizer; and four AJA Hi5-3G Mini-Converters.
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Utopic Bags The Humor For Spartan Stores And Fairly Painless Advertising
News: Utopic Bags The Humor For Spartan Stores And Fairly Painless AdvertisingThe Chicago-based Editorial and Production Company Takes The Spots From Production Through Finish With A Seamless, One-Stop Collaborative Approach To Launching The Retailer’s Comedy-Driven ‘Yes Rewards Program’
Utopic recently produced a pair of comedy-driven spots for Spartan Stores, one of the largest grocery distributors in the country. Created by Fairly Painless Advertising, the two: 30’s, ‘Hugs’ and ‘Digital Coupons,’ tapped into Utopic’s model of production, editorial, finishing and audio services to launch its ‘Yes Rewards Programs’ with a seamless, one-stop approach that delivered the campaign’s message with humor and wit.
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AJA Io 4K Gains 50/60 fps 4K/UHD High Frame Rate Support with v10.5.1 Software
News: AJA Io 4K Gains 50/60 fps 4K/UHD High Frame Rate Support with v10.5.1 SoftwareNew v 10.5.1 Mac Software Also Adds Updates to KONA, Io XT, Io Express and T-TAP™
AJA Video Systems today released the free v10.5.1 Mac software driver package adding 4K/UHD high frame rate support to AJA’s Io 4K, its popular device for professional video I/O, updated and customized for Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and the latest 4K workflows.
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Aframe Helps Mass AV Produce Corporate Videos 40 % Faster By Collaborating Securely in the Cloud
News: Aframe Helps Mass AV Produce Corporate Videos 40 % Faster By Collaborating Securely in the CloudGreater Precision and Ease in Commenting, Sharing Versions, Review & Approval Help This Boutique Firm Stand Toe to Toe with Video Production Giants, For Less
Aframe announced that Mass AV is using Aframe’s cloud video production platform as a key part of its strategy to expand in the corporate video production market – by making the firm and its clients hyper efficient with an advanced digital workflow that fully utilizes the time savings, secure backup and mobility afforded by cloud computing. As the early year’s sales kickoff meeting season brought heightened workloads, Aframe allowed Mass AV to move video projects from start to finish an estimated 40% faster – and offer secure collaboration features to its clients more typically offered by large video production firms, without requiring major IT investment, set-up time and costs.
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Digital Juice “Brings It” With Latest Clip-Based Effects Release
All-New Drag & Drop Series 2 product line features over 400 Full HD QuickTime Video Effects
Digital Juice® announced today that it is releasing its much anticipated follow-up collection of clip-based video effects called Drag & Drop Series 2. This all-new Drag & Drop series consists of 8 unique volumes of clip-based video effects that you can combine with your video footage for dramatic effect. All effects are delivered as 1920x1080 Full HD Quicktime clips that will work with all editing and motion design software including Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Apple Motion, Edius and more.
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New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming For Live Broadcast Or Webcast
News: New JVC ProHD Shoulder-Mount Camcorders Feature Advanced HD Streaming For Live Broadcast Or WebcastGY-HM850 and GY-HM890 Feature Exclusive Dual Codec Design with 12-Bit Image Processing, Interchangeable 20x Zoom Lens
JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today introduced its new GY-HM890 and GY-HM850 ProHD shoulder-mount camcorders, which set a new benchmark in ENG camera IP integration. Complemented by a new interchangeable Fujinon 20x autofocus zoom lens, the new cameras deliver outstanding full HD image capture and delivery, while the built-in streaming engine, FTP and 4G LTE connectivity allows live HD transmission directly from the camera without being attached to external costly and cumbersome bonded cellular solutions.
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Industrial Light & Magic Gets 25th Scientific and Technical Achievement Award
Fire, smoke, dust and explosions are staples of motion picture visual effects. A modern effects film like “Star Trek: Into Darkness” or “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” contains thousands of these elements. Each requires fluid dynamics simulation and volumetric rendering. It’s computationally intensive stuff, and takes a lot of artist time to get right.
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Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
News: Mistika's Stunning Colour Grading Tools Helped Create Spectacular Filmic Look in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" at Park Road Post Production
Mistika's Award-Winning Grading and Workflow Technology plays a Crucial Role at Park Road Post Production in "The Hobbit Trilogy"
SGO's award-winning Mistika DI Colour Grading post systems form the core at Park Road Post Production and were utilised again in epic fantasy film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), the second film in "The Hobbit Trilogy" directed by Peter Jackson.
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Animation/VFX Studio The Brigade Brings Agile CG Workflow to Artist Clifford Ross And Prod. Co. Suite Spot for “Immersive Harmonium Video” Exhibition
News: Animation/VFX Studio The Brigade Brings Agile CG Workflow to Artist Clifford Ross And Prod. Co. Suite Spot for “Immersive Harmonium Video” ExhibitionScalable, Flexible Approach Helps To Quickly Complete Massive Project In Time For Live NYC Premier
A transporting experience arrived in New York City under the direction of Clifford Ross, the landmark multi-media artist who has been captivating audiences for decades.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10.1
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 10.1 software which adds new editing and 3D stereoscopic features as well as support for Final Cut Pro™ X 10.1. DaVinci Resolve 10.1 is available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers from the Blackmagic Design website.
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RE:Vision Effects announces DE:Flicker for Adobe After Effects - life just got simpler for high frame rate and timelapse capture
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces DE:Flicker™ for Adobe® After Effects®. DE:Flicker is designed to smooth out those annoying flicker and artifacts when shooting high frame rate or timelapse video. DE:Flicker is unique because it not only fixes flicker from artificial light sources but also fixes flicker on multiple objects, even when those objects flicker at different rates. DE:Flicker also minimizes problems when shooting directly at light sources, causing them to "breathe" and change size when shot at higher frame rates.
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Sound Devices PIX 260i Production Video Recorders Get In Sync With Latest Firmware Update
Advanced Metadata Editing Functionality Also Available
Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, announces its latest firmware update, Version 1.50, for its PIX 260i Production Video Recorder. PIX 260i recorders seamlessly replace tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments, while also offering 32 tracks of audio recording and playback. The latest firmware, which is available as a free download to all PIX 260i users, further streamlines production workflows with several powerful upgrades.
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Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"
News: Canon EOS C300 Cinema Cameras and EF-Series Lenses Provide Production Solutions for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"Re-creating the past can be challenging for filmmakers, especially when tasked to duplicate the look of a particular time in history for a period movie. Add a tight budget, cramped locations, and underwater photography, and you have the situation James Chressanthis, ASC, faced as cinematographer for the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham." Based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis, the film depicts a fictional family’s 1963 road trip intersecting with an actual terrorist bombing during the civil-rights era. To help with some of the film’s challenging production requirements, Chressanthis used two EOS C300 Digital Cinema cameras and EF-series lenses from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.
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RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” - in 3D and IMAX® 3D
News:  RSS Production Selected Mistika to create Impressive Stereo 3D Post Perfection in Russian War Epic “STALINGRAD” -  in 3D and IMAX® 3DMistika's Award-Winning Stereo 3D Toolsets Helps to Deliver Larger-than-Life Historic Battle of Stalingrad Scenes to the Giant Screen – The first Russian Movie ever to be Completed for IMAX® 3D
SGO's Mistika Post Production System played a starring role in Second World War action blockbuster "Stalingrad." Already selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, Moscow-based RSS Production utilised Mistika's award-winning capabilities for the entire stereoscopic 3D post production in the film which included involved depth grading and native Stereo 3D alignments.
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Rising Sun Pictures VFX Producer Richard Thwaites: A Man with a Plan
News: Rising Sun Pictures VFX Producer Richard Thwaites: A Man with a PlanProducers are the unsung heroes of the visual effects industry. Working on the periphery, their contributions aren’t always acknowledged, but their role as project manager, budget overseer, client advocate and cheerleader to the visual effects team is essential to the success of the project. If artists are the gears that drive the visual effects engine, producers are the grease that allows the gears to turn smoothly.
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Lifetime TV & Roger Pay Homage To A-Ha’s Classic “Take On Me” Video For “Dance Moms”
News: Lifetime TV & Roger Pay Homage To A-Ha’s Classic “Take On Me” Video For “Dance Moms”Continuing its fun ‘80s streak after the hilarious "Maniac" spot for "Dance Moms," LA-based mixed-media production studio Roger reunited with Lifetime TV to create a new spot for the popular reality TV series, which enters its fourth season on January 1, 2014. Led by Executive Creative Director Terence Lee, the promo honors A-Ha’s classic “Take On Me” to animated effect.
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Alphadogs In Tune With Creative Workflows For Documentary Feature Sing Over Me
News: Alphadogs In Tune With Creative Workflows For Documentary Feature Sing Over MeThe journey to your true and authentic self is something almost all people aspire to attain. Going about finding your true self however, takes a lot of courage and strength. Recently completing post services at Burbank based AlphaDogs Post Production, the documentary feature "Sing Over Me" explores how modern-day psalmist Dennis Jernigan went from years of depression and despair while leading a double life, to becoming a writer of some of the most popular Christian songs of all time, discovering his true identity along the way.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for HyperDeck Studio
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck 4.1 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the HyperDeck Studio broadcast recorder. HyperDeck 4.1 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
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Acrovid releases FootageStudio v1.0
Essential video tool featuring from fast transcoding to complete video workflow: standards conversions,frame rate conversions, HD/SD conversions and denoise among major features.
Acrovid Technologies today announced the immediate availability of FootageStudio, a stand alone video processor which gives video professionals, advanced amateurs and consumer video enthusiasts a high quality video processing workflow, featuring from fast transcoding to edit-ready or consumer video formats, to complete video transformation. FootageStudio produces high quality videos in consumer formats, and in edit-ready or mezzanine codecs like DNxHD, simplifying post-production by speeding up the edits.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10 Shipping
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 10, available now for download free of charge for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. DaVinci Resolve 10 is a major upgrade that includes innovative on set tools, new editing features, support for OpenFX plug-ins and more.
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2013 NATEXPO Show Softron Media Services Booth A6 – ProVideo Systems
Softron products will be showed at NATEXPO 2009 in Moscow from 17th until 20th of November at the All-Russian Exhibition Center. Our master reseller SVGA (System Video Graphics Alliance) will be showing our solutions.
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ChronoSculpt Software Final Release Now Available
News: ChronoSculpt Software Final Release Now AvailableDelivers powerful time-based sculpting of geometry cache animation and error correction for cached dynamic simulations from 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, LightWave 3D, Modo, Cinema 4D software and more
ChronoSculpt™ software introduces a new concept of error correction to the animation pipeline—sculpting over time. The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of ChronoSculpt is now available worldwide.
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Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2 Technology
News: Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio 4K with Thunderbolt™ 2 TechnologyBlackmagic Design today announced a new model of UltraStudio 4K, the world's first video solution to include super fast Thunderbolt 2 technology. The new UltraStudio 4K replaces the previous model and is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for only US$995.
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Jay Silverman Directs Pro Football Hall of Fame Legends Terry Bradshaw, Warren Moon, Joe Namath, Jerry Rice, and Barry Sanders in New Powerball Lottery Advertising Campaign
News: Jay Silverman Directs Pro Football Hall of Fame Legends Terry Bradshaw, Warren Moon, Joe Namath, Jerry Rice, and Barry Sanders in New Powerball Lottery Advertising CampaignJay Silverman, a preeminent commercial director based in Hollywood, has directed five of America’s biggest football stars in a new, $30- million, multi-media advertising campaign promoting the Powerball Lottery in 18 states. The Silverman-directed TV advertising campaign features Pro Football Hall of Fame players Terry Bradshaw, Warren Moon, Joe Namath, Jerry Rice, and Barry Sanders.
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AlphaDogs Sheds New Light On The Life Of JFK
News: AlphaDogs Sheds New Light On The Life Of JFK“Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country,” is by far one of the most recognizable quotes of the 20th Century. Although it’s been 50 years since John F. Kennedy's assassination shocked the nation, he still remains one of the most memorable presidents of our time.
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Imaginary Forces Dives Into The Expansive World Of Strife
News: Imaginary Forces Dives Into The Expansive World Of StrifeImaginary Forces opens the door to an endless possibility of action-packed challenges and adventures for the launch of Strife for S2 Games. The :45 teaser trailer “Rook” introduces viewers to the world of the new MOBA game, enticing them with the boundless possibilities they can experience with the new IP. "Strife" will be available Winter 2014.
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Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”
News: Sony Pictures Digital Productions Applies Finishing Touch to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”Sound and DI teams pay a return visit to Swallow Falls and the results are delicious.
Post-production work for Sony Pictures Animation’s "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," the much anticipated sequel to the 2009 hit, was completed by Sony Pictures Digital Productions (SPDP) on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City. SPDP talent oversaw sound editorial, sound mixing, color grading and editorial finishing for the animated movie, working alongside their counterparts from Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Sony Pictures Animation , who created the film’s final animation. It’s the latest project to utilize an integrated workflow linking production, animation, visual effects and post production operations on the Sony lot. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" released nationwide in 2D and 3D on September 27th.
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Steps Plugin Released Exclusively for Final Cut Pro X
News: Steps Plugin Released Exclusively for Final Cut Pro XNoise Industries, developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast markets, introduces Ripple Training Steps to its plugin platform FxFactory. Ripple Steps, is designed exclusively for use in Final Cut Pro® X, includes 12 unique and attractive transition effects to show steps in a process.
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Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGO
News: Park Road Post Production wins an IBC2013 Innovation Award with leading Technology Partner SGOSGO Mistika's Unique workflow helped to produce world's first HFR Stereo 3D in The Hobbit Trilogy
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production won an IBC2013 Innovation Award this week for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - spearheaded innovation throughout the acquisition and post production pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers, and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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The HPA Announces the 2013 Winners of the Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation
The Hollywood Post Alliance® announced the 2013 recipients of the organization's Engineering Excellence Award and the HPA Judges Award for Creativity and Innovation in Post Production earlier this month, during a special on-line press event. These prestigious awards recognize the technical excellence and creative innovation that is helping to drive the post industry forward. The nominees in the craft categories were also announced.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10 Public Beta is Available Now
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 10 public beta is available for customers to download now.
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Sound Devices Showcases Increased Functionality Of PIX 260i Production Video Recorders At IBC 2013
News: Sound Devices Showcases Increased Functionality Of PIX 260i Production Video Recorders At IBC 2013Rack-Mounted PIX 260i Enables Unprecedented Simultaneous Recording and Network and Audio Control for Production Professionals
At IBC 2013, Sound Devices, specialists in portable audio and video products for field production, introduces the newest functionality for the PIX 260i Production Video Recorder (Hall 8, Stand 8.D74). PIX 260i seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments and its latest firmware, version 1.03, brings increased functionality to the end-user.
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Adobe Previews Major Update to Video Tools in Creative Cloud
Significant Innovations to Professional Video Products, Including Adobe Anywhere, Coming Soon
Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced plans to significantly update the video tools in Adobe® Creative Cloud™. With over 150 new features, this upcoming release is packed with new capabilities in Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe After Effects® CC, Adobe SpeedGrade™ CC, Adobe Prelude™ CC , Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Story CC Plus, redefining how video professionals create, collaborate and deliver high quality productions across multiple screens. Important updates will also be added to Adobe Anywhere® for video, which enables large virtual teams of talent to efficiently shoot, log, edit, share and finish video productions together. Today’s announcement signifies Adobe’s commitment to providing continuous innovation for Creative Cloud members and builds upon the huge customer momentum Adobe video is experiencing across the broadcast and post-production industries. These major updates, expected in October, allow broadcast and media professionals to extend their creative toolset and streamline their editing environments.
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Digital Film Tools Accelerates zMatte 3.5
Digital Film Tools today announces that its zMatte plug-in is now GPU-accelerated, making it faster than ever to create motion picture-quality blue/green screen composites. zMatte integrates an assortment plug-ins to handle keying, matte generation and compositing.
Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, today is proud to announce that its zMatte plug-in is now GPU-accelerated, making it faster than ever to create motion picture-quality blue/green screen composites.
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Ora TV Shoots Flagship Series, Larry King Now, With Four AG-AF100 Large Imager HD Cinema Cameras
News: Ora TV Shoots Flagship Series, Larry King Now, With Four AG-AF100 Large Imager HD Cinema CamerasNew Series, Politicking with Larry King, Also Assigned to AF100 Acquisition
Larry King Now, the new talk show on Ora TV and Hulu hosted by the iconic broadcast journalist, has just entered its second season and already encompasses 180+ episodes, all shot on Panasonic AG-AF100 large imager HD cinema camcorders. Earlier this summer, a second series led by King, Politicking with Larry King, premiered and is likewise shot with the AF100s.
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Patients at Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Cultivate Confidence, Healing and Video Skills In Hospital’s Child Life Zone
News: Patients at Fort Worth’s Cook Children’s Cultivate Confidence, Healing and Video Skills In Hospital’s Child Life ZoneState-of-the-Art Broadcast Studio is Equipped with P2 HD Camcorders
When country music superstar Garth Brooks walked into the new Child Life Zone at Cook Children’s Medical Center (Fort Worth, TX), he exclaimed, “"I had to be 50 and have a record deal before I got something like this,” at the sight of the professional broadcast and recording studio. The $1.5 million studio, originating up to three live shows a day that are broadcast 24/7 on a closed circuit channel throughout the 456-room facility, is outfitted with several Panasonic P2 HD camcorders—two AG-HPX370s, an AG-HPX250 and AG-HVX200A—an AW-HE50S remote HD camera, and several remote and shading controllers.
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LYNX Technik® yellobrik® Technology Supports Pope's World Youth Day Live Event
LYNX Technik AG, provider of modular interfaces announces that its yellobrik signal processing solutions were used in the largest signal distribution project in Brazil to date for the Pope's recent mass at World Youth Day.
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Create Content Anywhere With New Xchange Suite 2.5 by Primestream
Xchange for iPad Makes European Debut – Enabling Offline Media Asset Management and Rough-Cut Editing
Primestream® today announced FORK™ Xchange™ Suite v2.5, the latest version of its companion application for the FORK media asset management and automation platform. FORK Xchange Suite gives broadcasters instant cloud access to content on their FORK Production™ servers from any Windows®, Mac®, or tablet device. The latest version contains the new Xchange Shot List Editor add-on module for creating "rough-cuts" as well as the optional Xchange for iPad® offline media asset management (MAM) tool, an industry-first professional native iOS application making its European debut at IBC2013.
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Nathan Love Draws on 80s Nostalgia for New National Geographic Look
News: Nathan Love Draws on 80s Nostalgia for New National Geographic LookNathan Love Director Jim McKenzie brings a wildly nontraditional look to the National Geographic Channel in a promo for the network’s new "The 80s: The Decade That Made Us" miniseries. A rousing contrast to National Geographic’s traditionally grounded advertising, the animated spot infiltrates the airwaves with a trio of grinning, buff cheese ball characters working out in synch to an electronic frenzy of a song reminiscent of the 1980s.
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FORscene Again to Power Post-Production Workflows for IBC TV News at IBC2013
Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM:FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform FORscene, announced that it will partner with IBC TV News for the sixth year in a row to provide access and editing capabilities to IBC TV News footage with its FORscene cloud-based post-production tools.
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Krakatoa Creates CG Visualizations from LIDAR Scans for Short Film "Rebirth"
News: Krakatoa Creates CG Visualizations from LIDAR Scans for Short Film "Rebirth"Film director and cinematographer Patryk Kizny - along with his talented team at LookyCreative - put together the 2010 short film "The Chapel" using motion controlled HDR time-lapse to achieve an interesting, hyper-real aesthetic.
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Technicolor - PostWorks New York Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama "Wish You Well"”
News: Technicolor - PostWorks New York Applies the Finishing Touch to Indie Drama "Wish You Well"”Colorist Martin Zeichner helps to capture the atmosphere of 1940s Virginia for coming of age story based on David Baldacci’s bestseller.
Final post production work for the independent drama "Wish You Well" was recently completed at Technicolor – PostWorks in New York. Directed by Darnell Martin, the film is based on the best-selling novel by David Baldacci, who also wrote the screenplay. Set in the 1940s, it is the story of a young girl, Lou Cardinal, who goes to live with her great-grandmother in Virginia after her writer father is killed in a car accident. The film stars Josh Lucas, Mackenzie Foy and Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn.
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Norbert Sport Scores Smooth Moves for Barcode Shoot
News: Norbert Sport Scores Smooth Moves for Barcode ShootNorbert Sport’s versatile accessory frame camera handling system was just what Todd Sali needed, for a video about the barcode. The 18-minute piece for Global Language of Business (GS-1) is aimed at redefining the brand.
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Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013
News: Mistika - True Innovation in Film, Post and Broadcast at IBC 2013SGO presents Powerful new Toolsets, revolutionary Capabilities in Colour Grading, Finishing and Intelligent Broadcasting solutions for more efficient workflows in Mistika SGO Stand A11, Hall 6 – The RAI, Amsterdam 13– 17 September 2013
SGO will be showcasing at IBC 2013, its world-leading line of powerful 4K+ Mistika DI and Stereo 3D post production solutions. Visitors to the show will be able to see how Mistika's creative power can be put to use at the centre of every stage of production. Headlines include the unveiling of Mistika Post Version 7.4 and further exciting developments will be revealed including Mistika's new Shape Tracker providing colourists and compositors alike with an impressively fast and powerful tracking tool at the mere touch of a button.
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Softron’s Completely New Smart Playout Engine On Display At IBC 2013
News: Softron’s Completely New Smart Playout Engine On Display At IBC 2013Softron has been providing Macintosh-based video and audio solutions for 30 years. Softron applications are in use at small, midsize and large broadcasters around the world and have been used to broadcast everything from the soccer World Cup and Beijing Olympics to regular television programming from single channel public service stations. Softron applications offer intelligent and easy to use interfaces and the company is dedicated to providing the highest professional quality video support for Apple’s Macintosh platform. Softron Media Services is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with a US affiliate, Intelligent Broadcasting Solutions, based in Las Vegas.
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Shutterstock Footage Helps Tedesco Raise Financing for The Wrecking Crew
News: Shutterstock Footage Helps Tedesco Raise Financing for The Wrecking CrewDenny Tedesco, son of renowned jazz, bebop, pop and rock ‘n roll guitarist, Tommy Tedesco, always wanted to tell the story of his famous father’s era of music. During the 1960s and 1970s, Tommy, along with an esteemed troupe of American session musicians who were dubbed “The Wrecking Crew,” recorded for The Beach Boys, Sinatra, Elvis, Jan & Dean, The Mamas and the Papas, The 5th Dimension and so many more.
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Quvis Announces Player To View Studio-Quality Digital Cinema Packages On A Workstation
Today QuVIS announces the release of their highly anticipated DCP Player software, allowing film producers and post production houses to view DCPs on their Apple Mac workstations. The entire DCP can now be easily previewed as many times as needed during post production. The Player offers excellent color representation on computer monitors and attached displays, and is a high quality, affordable solution. “We are very pleased with the utility, play quality, ease of use, and low price we were able to provide in this initial release of our DCP Player. We are also proud of the excellent customer upgrade we are offering for this product. It is now as easy to play a theatrical digital cinema package as it is to play consumer media like DVDs” according to Kenbe Goertzen, QuVIS Chief Technology Officer.
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Park Road Post Production is nominated for an IBC2013 Innovation Award for world-first HFR Stereo 3D using SGO Mistika in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
SGO Mistika's Unique workflow helps to produce world's first major 48fps 3D feature film
SGO is thrilled to announce that Park Road Post Production has been nominated for the prestigious IBC2013 Innovation Awards for their pioneering work on “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM) – the world’s first High Frame Rate Stereoscopic 3D feature film – directed by Peter Jackson. The project has been selected from over 200 entries, as one of the four finalists in the Content Creation category. Arguably one of the most significant developments in the last 80 years of cinema, Park Road - with technology partner SGO - has spearheaded innovation throughout the film pipeline that provides new creative opportunities to all filmmakers and a new exciting experience for film audiences.
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reTooled.net Launches New Editing Workflow Tool
reTooled.net officially launched its first editing workflow tool, reLink reTooled, today. Designed to efficiently relink and conform timelines, this innovative application minimizes tedium in the workflow and performs tasks found only in high-end finishing software. In seconds, editors now have the ability to relink an offline timeline to clips with different durations, file names and even resolutions.
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CHRLX Raises the Roof for Rite Aid
News: CHRLX Raises the Roof for Rite AidIn the latest spot from the crew at CHRLX, a fully realized Rite Aid store is constructed from the ground up, complete with your own personal Wellness Ambassador. The ad, called “The Wellness Store” and created via Marc USA, uses a combination of visual effects and live-action to show how Rite Aid has reimagined and reinvented some of their stores with the customer’s ease and comfort in mind.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for UltraStudio 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price on its popular UltraStudio 4K to US$995.
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Imagineer Systems Presents Advanced Effects Training Series: Mastering mocha Pro Vol. 1 from Curious Turtle
Ben Brownlee Unveils His Newest Training Series for Mastering Production Effects with mocha Pro and After Effects: Includes Over 7 Hours of Downloadable 1080p HD Video
Imagineer Systems today announced the launch of Curious Turtle’s newest training course entitled “Master mocha Volume 1; Production Effects with mocha and After Effects.” With over 7 hours of training, which goes deeper into real-world shots that ever before, this new course has been designed to give users a unique insight into the techniques, challenges and solutions facing artists over a range of projects.
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Modus Makes Magic for Now You See Me
Montreal Facility Delivers 227 VFX Shots for Magician Heist Film
Modus FX completed many of the key visual effects shots on "Now You See Me," which was released today in theaters. Featuring a high-voltage ensemble cast, including Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and rising star Isla Fisher, "Now You See Me" charts the progress of a team of illusionists who appear to rob banks during their performances, distributing the spoils to their audiences, all the while staying a step ahead of the FBI and Interpol. Modus was charged with many of the film’s CG sequences, creating compelling illusions that support the story and drive the narrative forward.
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Sound Devices Scores A Slam Dunk For Professional Basketball With PIX Production Audio/Video Recorders And Accessories
News: Sound Devices Scores A Slam Dunk For Professional Basketball With PIX Production Audio/Video Recorders And AccessoriesPIX 240i and PIX 260i Help Streamline Workflow Off the Court for Two Seasons in a Row
Since February 2012, Sound Devices, experts in audio and video products for field production, has been behind the scenes, aiding in the production of professional basketball games for the NBA. Continuing through to the 2012-2013 NBA season, the company’s PIX 240i and PIX 260i Production Video Recorders have been mainstays in the league’s starting lineup for broadcast and online video productions.
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Mountain West Digital Network Captures Division One Collegiate Sports With Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Shoulder-Mount
News: Mountain West Digital Network Captures Division One Collegiate Sports With Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Shoulder-MountThe Mountain West Digital Network (Colorado Springs, CO), established last year to cover Division One college sports played by the member schools of the Mountain West Conference, has invested in the Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorder as its primary acquisition camera, with back-up provided by a pair of AG-HPX250 P2 HD handhelds.
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Turn Your Computer Screen Into a Movie Set With iStopMotion 3.1
New Screen Capture feature provides animators with a new medium for animating
iStopMotion 3.1, the latest upgrade to Boinx Software’s award-winning stop motion animation software, now includes a Screen Capture feature, requested by many users. Artists can easily capture frames from the screen to create stop motion animations or timelapse movies by pairing the software with illustration programs such as Photoshop or InDesign, or any other app, for example, to document the creation of a drawing. They can then export movies in Apple® ProRes format (if the codec is installed), and import directly into Final Cut Pro® X for further editing, without the need to transcode. iStopMotion 3.1 continues to be perfected with bug fixes for better functionality.
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Sound Devices Offers Enhanced Recording And File Transfer Options For PIX 260I Users
Latest Firmware Update, Version 1.02, Now Available for Free Download
In an effort to continue to streamline workflows for production and post-production environments with its rack-mounted PIX 260i Production Video Recorder, Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, now offers expanded audio and video recording and file transfer capabilities with its newest firmware update, Version 1.02. Available as a free download to all PIX 260i users, this latest version will be highlighted at Cine Gear 2013 (Booth 94).
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"Danni Lowinski" Editor Leverages AJA T-TAP™ for Flexible HD Monitoring with Apple® Final Cut Pro® X
News: "Danni Lowinski" Editor Leverages AJA T-TAP™ for Flexible HD Monitoring with Apple® Final Cut Pro® XFor more than 14 years, Berlin-based editor Knut Hake has lent his expertise to internationally renowned film, commercial and television productions such as the Emmy Award-winning German TV series "Berlin, Berlin". He’s edited thirteen episodes of the first three seasons of "Danni Lowinski", a popular German legal dramedy that airs on SAT.1, and has already finished cutting three episodes for the finale of the fourth season.
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axle Video Introduces enhanced metadata workflows at NAB
Latest software release supports import of XMP from Adobe Prelude and Adobe Premiere Pro software, plus XML module for interfacing legacy systems - NAB booth SL14316
axle Video, the company pioneering radically simple media management software, today announced the latest revision to its axle 2012 software and axle Gear software/hardware appliance. The new software, 2012 Revision 8, offers several key workflow enhancements over preceding versions. The company is exhibiting at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, and is demoing its software at its booth, SL14316, as well as those of a dozen partner companies in the South Lower hall.
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Denver’s Pepsi Center Selects Grass Valley End-to-End Workflow Solution to Kick Off 2013-14 NBA/NHL Season
Pepsi Center—home to the Denver Nuggets (NBA), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), and Colorado Mammoth (NLL)—has selected Grass Valley® to equip its new HD control room with an end-to-end live production solution that includes LDX Series™ cameras, GV STRATUS® nonlinear production tools, a Karrera® video production switcher, K2 Dyno® Replay Systems, K2 Summit® 3G servers, Trinix® and Concerto™ routing switchers, and an assortment of support equipment to feed the arena's center-hung HD LED panel, ribbon boards, and monitors.
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10
News: Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 10New Davinci Resolve 10 Allows Integration Of Post Production Workflows, New On Set Tools, Upgraded Editing And Color Correction, OpenFX Plug In Support And More Project Delivery Options!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 10, a major upgrade that includes new features for integrating the workflows of multiple different software products used in the film and television industry. DaVinci Resolve 10 has upgraded on set tools, upgraded editing features, support for OpenFX plug ins as well as new tools for delivering final project masters to cinemas.
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Qube Cinema Partners with Quantel and Barco to Demo 4K Mastering in Canon’s Booth at NAB 2013
News: Qube Cinema Partners with Quantel and Barco to Demo 4K Mastering in Canon’s Booth at NAB 2013Provides a Seamless Connection Between the Camera and the Big Screen
Qube Cinema will provide its XP-I server and Xi 4K Integrated Media Block (IMB), with Quad 3G inputs, to Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, for its 4K Digital Intermediate (DI) theater at NAB 2013. The 4K DI theater will demonstrate a seamless pipeline from reviewing uncompressed 4K image files from the Canon EOS C500 4K digital camera, through the Quantel Pablo Rio high-end color and finishing suite with new 4K output, to the Qube Xi 4K IMB and projected via Barco's new DP4K-P postproduction projector. Attendees to Canon’s booth will be able to see a live demonstration where 4K images will be reviewed, color graded at 4K in real time and review 4K DCPs for final QC, all from a single 4K projector.
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Denali Media Holdings Makes Alaska-Sized Purchase Of Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Shoulder-Mounts And AK-HC1500G HD Cameras For Anchorage CBS Affiliate
News: Denali Media Holdings Makes Alaska-Sized Purchase Of Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD Shoulder-Mounts And AK-HC1500G HD Cameras For Anchorage CBS AffiliateDenali Media Holdings (Anchorage, AK), a subsidiary of General Communication, Inc. (GCI), recently purchased 17 Panasonic AG-HPX600 P2 HD shoulder-mount camcorders for ENG and eight AK-HC1500G HD cameras for in-studio use at the Anchorage CBS affiliate. Denali also bought four AG-HPX250 P2 HD handheld camcorders with AVC-Intra recording.
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From The Field To The Studio: Sound Devices Highlights Diverse Capabilities Of Rack-Mounted PIX 260i At The 2013 NAB
News: From The Field To The Studio: Sound Devices Highlights Diverse Capabilities Of Rack-Mounted PIX 260i At The 2013 NABFile-Based Audio/Video Recorder Ideal For OB, In-Studio and Post-Production Environments
Sound Devices, experts in portable audio and video products for field production, is taking its proven field technology into the studio with its PIX 260i Production Video Recorder at the 2013 NAB Show (Booth C2849). Based on Sound Devices’ PIX 240i Recorder, the rack-mounted PIX 260i is a file-based audio/video recorder that seamlessly replaces tape-based video decks in production and post-production environments. Currently shipping, PIX 260i also offers 32 tracks of audio record/playback as well as control functionality from browser-capable computers and tablets.
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Softron Announces New Technology, Upgrades and Integration for Mac-based Broadcast Applications
Softron Media Services, a leading worldwide supplier of Mac based broadcast applications is pleased to announce new technology, upgrades and integration at their booth SL 12416 at NAB 2013.
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Dramatic 70-metre wide Presentation film for the “COP 18 Climate Change Conference” for The United Nations post produced by David Cox using Mistika walks away with an IVCA Silver Award for Best Post Production
News: Dramatic 70-metre wide Presentation film for the “COP 18 Climate Change Conference” for The United Nations post produced by David Cox using Mistika walks away with an IVCA Silver Award for Best Post Production“This project pushed the boundaries and utilised Mistika's capabilities to the fullest, including compositing, grading, conforming and delivering...” David Cox, Mistika VFX Artist and Colourist
The IVCA’s Silver Award for Best Post Production has been given to the stunning Mistika-related project titled “COP18 /CMP8 (Climate Change Conference)” for the United Nations by WRG QATAR LLC for COP18 and The State of Qatar. Mistika VFX Artist and Colourist, David Cox was asked to post produce the high-resolution, wide-screen presentation to be projected onto a seventy-metre wide screen for The United Nations Climate Change Conference using SGO’s Mistika as the obvious choice. The size and shape of the final films demanded a specific resolution and aspect ratio. The conforming, compositing and grading were carried out on a single Mistika post production system in an uncompressed environment, at a resolution of 7104 x 1080, which provided the very wide aspect ratio of almost 7:1.
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Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013
News: Arclight Productions’ Original Documentary premieres at The Annenberg Space for Photography’s WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath March 23, 2013 – June 2, 2013Documentary Film accompanies one of the Most Notable Exhibits on War-Themed Photography Ever Assembled
THE WAR PHOTOGRAPHERS, a documentary film commissioned by the Annenberg Space for Photography will debut with the exhibit, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, set to open on March 23rd. Arclight Productions has been commissioned to produce the original documentary short that will be featured as part of this unprecedented exhibit. The exhibit will open free to the public in Los Angeles on March 23, 2013 and run through June 2, 2013. The film will be shown in vivid detail on two 14' by 7' screens in 4K resolution in the Digital Gallery, which is central to the architecture of the Photography Space and the exhibit experience. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and is made possible with generous support from the Phillip and Edith Leonian Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation.
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Qube Cinema Partners with Microcinema to Install D-Cinema Servers Throughout Italy
News: Qube Cinema Partners with Microcinema to Install D-Cinema Servers Throughout ItalyContinuing Collaboration Has Provided Italian Installation Company with Servers for over 250 Screens
Qube Cinema continues to work with the Italian digital cinema service provider, Microcinema, to supply its D-cinema servers and Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs) to theaters throughout Italy. Since 2008, the partners have installed the Qube XP-D and XP-I servers in over 250 theaters. Due to this ongoing collaboration, cinema owners in Italy have equipment providing them with access to a wide array of digital content, including Microcinema’s vast library of movies, as well as live and recorded events.
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MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and Nominees
News: MAXON Applauds Oscar® and Visual Effects Society Awards Winners and NomineesInnovative VFX Sequences in Life of Pi, Prometheus and Men in Black 3 Benefit from CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D Technology
MAXON congratulates the many customers that won and were nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society (VES) and other prominent creative arts organizations for outstanding achievement in the visual effects and other categories who leveraged the company’s professional 3D solutions – CINEMA 4D and Body Paint 3D – to create this year’s most proclaimed characters, backgrounds and environments.
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Cinerama Restores Films with Boris Continuum Complete’s Flicker Fixer
BCC Flicker Fixer Removes Flicker, Emulsion Blotching, Artifacting, and Image Weaving
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that David Strohmaier, Restoration Producer for Cinerama, Inc., is using Boris Continuum Complete’s Flicker Fixer in Adobe After Effects to remove flicker, emulsion blotching, and artifacting during the film restoration process.
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Camp Digital Hits the Road with AJA Ki Pro
News: Camp Digital Hits the Road with AJA Ki ProMobile production company Camp Digital treks all over the country to create television series, specials, DVD, concert and award show productions for the music and entertainment industries, providing high quality production resources from mobile units that take up a smaller footprint than traditional mobile rigs. Offering scalable services to meet client needs, Camp Digital can run an entire show - including crew, creative and directorial, handing over a finished product at the end - or just provide gear alone. Based in Nashville, the company was co-founded by 4 entertainment production veterans, including Tom Gregory, Vice President of Business Development, five years ago and has used AJA products since its inception.
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RE:Vision Effects releases RE:Match v1.1, with automatic color matching for multiple shot, multicam and stereo shoots. New features and pricing are now available.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the version 1.1 release of RE:Match for Adobe® After Effects® and Adobe® Premiere Pro®.
RE:Match takes intuitive color and texture matching to a whole new level by addressing common problems on multiple shot, multicam and stereo shoots. RE:Match is a set of plug-ins to match one view of video or film to another so that it looks as if it was shot with the same camera and settings. RE:Match assumes that both image sequences are taken roughly at the same location but perhaps were not shot at the same time or from the same point-of-view.
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Europa Sound & Vision embraces SGO Mistika to add high-end colour grading, on-line finishing and DCP creation facilities in Sweden
News: Europa Sound & Vision embraces SGO Mistika to add high-end colour grading, on-line finishing and DCP creation facilities in SwedenLeading Swedish post production house Europa Sound & Vision has significantly boosted its facilities and workflow with the purchase of three Mistika systems providing deliverables up to 4K. The investment consists of a Mistika for high-end colour grading, another for real-time compositing, online finishing and DCP creation, combined with a Mistika Assist workstation, all sharing a 96TB SGO SAN in a collaborative workflow environment. The primary focus is on 2D projects but the systems can easily be upgraded to Stereo 3D and High Frame Rate (HFR) when required.
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White Mark Designs A New Film Sound Facility In Moscow
News: White Mark Designs A New Film Sound Facility In MoscowAfter three years of intense work, UK studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd has completed a massive project in Moscow that involved designing and building a new, state of the art film sound facility for Russian company CineLab Ltd.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera 1.2 Software Update
News: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cinema Camera 1.2 Software UpdateNew Blackmagic Cinema Camera 1.2 software update includes time lapse recording, aperture indicator, ExFAT disk format and Thunderbolt support for Windows!
Blackmagic Design today announced a new software update version 1.2 for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera which adds exciting new features including time lapse recording, aperture indicator when using compatible EF lenses, as well as ExFAT formatting for SSD disks. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera has now been certified by Intel for capture and playback with Thunderbolt™ computer hardware operating under Windows™. Blackmagic Cinema Camera 1.2 software update is available to download now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design Website.
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LOGAN and Conscious Minds Bring Calvin Johnson, Alex Morgan, Neymar Jr. and Allyson Felix into Animated Games for Nike+
News: LOGAN and Conscious Minds Bring Calvin Johnson, Alex Morgan, Neymar Jr. and Allyson Felix into Animated Games for Nike+LOGAN plunges Nike+ users into a spectacular post-apocalyptic ice storm of a world with two 6:00, fully CG, stylized character-animated games featuring a cast of top athletes – NFL receiver Calvin Johnson, soccer players Alex Morgan and Neymar Jr., and sprinter Allyson Felix – and promoting a new line of weather-resistant clothing. LOGAN, which collaborated with Conscious Minds on the project, handled an incredible array of character design, modeling, matte painting, character and environment animation, dynamics and final compositing.
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Blackmagic Design Releases DaVinci Resolve 9.1 with Support for Retina Displays
Also includes FCP X Audition, new Sony and Avid codec support and DeckLink 4K Extreme integration
Blackmagic Design today announced a major release of DaVinci Resolve 9.1, the latest update to the world’s most advanced color correction tool. DaVinci Resolve 9.1 enables customers to use Resolve with Apple’s Macbook Retina technology, the world’s highest resolution notebook display. Retina based notebooks have quickly become one of the most popular tools in the post production world, and with 9.1, DaVinci Resolve will be able to run on the 15” Retina MacBook Pro at the best image quality setting.
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Imagineer Systems Honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mocha
News: Imagineer Systems Honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mochamocha and Planar Tracking Recognized by The Academy for their Contributions to Major Motion Pictures and Widespread Adoption in Hollywood
Imagineer Systems today announced it has been honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences with a Scientific and Technical Award for mocha and its Planar Tracking technology.
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MacVideo Promo Offers StoryBoard Quick at 50% Off, Presents Free Live Webinar
Purchase StoryBoard Quick for 50% off from MacVideo Promo through February 4, 2013
MacVideo Promo, an e-tailer specializing in money-saving promotions on apps, plug-ins, templates, and training for Mac video enthusiasts, today announced that they are offering PowerProduction Software's StoryBoard Quick for $175 through February 4, 2013 - 50% off the regular $350 price. In addition, MacVideo Promo will present a free live StoryBoard Quick webinar on Thursday, January 24th at 1:00pm Eastern Time.
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Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug Now Available for Apple Final Cut Pro X
The World's Most Comprehensive Visual Effects Plug-in Collection is Now Available for FCP X and Motion 5
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated visual effects and workflow technology for video and film, today announced that Boris Continuum Complete 8 FxPlug (BCC 8 FxPlug) is now available for Apple Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5 in addition to Final Cut Pro 7.
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Qube Cinema Delivers HFR 3D Technology for World Premieres of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
News: Qube Cinema Delivers HFR 3D Technology for World Premieres of The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyQube XP-I Server and Xi Integrated Media Blocks Used at Wellington and London Premieres
Qube Cinema provided the High Frame Rate (HFR) server technology for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), on the Titan XC screen at the Reading Courtenay theater in Wellington, NZ on Nov. 28. The Qube equipment was also used for the London premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on Dec. 12. The Qube XP-I server was chosen to stream a high bit rate DCP at 48 fps stereoscopic 3D to two Qube Xi Integrated Media Blocks (IMBs). The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the first film to be distributed at this new higher frame rate, among all of the standard formats.
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West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film Arenas
News: West Post Digital Names Tamara Gagarin As Business Development Executive In Move To Expand Company’s Outreach Within Independent And Documentary Film ArenasWest Post Digital, a leading online post production company based in Santa Monica, has named Tamara Gagarin as Business Development Executive. Today’s announcement comes in conjunction with the company’s efforts to expand its industry outreach within the feature film arena.
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DP Colt Seman Takes Cine Xenar III Lenses Through Extremes
News: DP Colt Seman Takes Cine Xenar III Lenses Through ExtremesDirector of Photography Colt Seman is always looking for the latest tools to enhance the variety of high-profile projects that come to his Long Beach, California based company, Sweatpants Media. When Seman and partner, Director Jonny Zeller, heard about Schneider’s new line of Cine Xenar III lenses, they had to put them through their paces. “We chose a variety of projects, with a variety of challenges,” says Seman. “We did a 30-second spot for NBC and “The X-Games” in LA. We also do an ongoing series for Red Bull, where the lenses have to keep pace with a racecar driver. We also did a spot for mophie juice pack PRO, where they went one-on-one with a machinist’s sparks. And, when we went to Nicaragua for a Panasonic launch they had to endure the endless rainforest. In every case, the results were outstanding.
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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Honored with Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” Award
News: Blackmagic Cinema Camera Honored with Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” AwardBlackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Cinema Camera was honored with Popular Science’s “2012 Best of What's New” award. Each year, the editors of Popular Science review thousands of products in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year; breakthrough products and technologies that represent a significant leap in their categories. Blackmagic Cinema Camera was awarded for its innovation and execution in the digital film camera space, incorporating entirely new ideas and functions. “For 25 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us - those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of what’s possible in the future,” said Jacob Ward, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. “The Best of What’s New Award is the magazine’s top honor, and the 100 winners chosen - from among thousands of entrants - each a revolution in it’s field.”
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Final Frame Helps Oscar Nominees Hit the Finish with Nucoda
News: Final Frame Helps Oscar Nominees Hit the Finish with NucodaThe New York Facility Extends its Track Record of Oscar Caliber Work on "Hell and Back Again" and "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front"
The Nucoda Film Master was the system of choice for Final Frame in finishing Academy Award® documentary contenders "Hell and Back Again" and "If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front".
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Neat Video: Removing Noise and Grain from your FootageNeat Video: Removing Noise and Grain from your Footage
In this video tutorial you will learn how to use the Neat Video plug-in for multiple applications. Although demonstrated in After Effects, the work-flow is essentially the same for all these applications: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Nuke, Fusion, Vegas Pro, etc. This powerful but simple to use plug-in can clean up noisy footage by applying a sophisticated and advanced algorithm to work out what's noise and what's details in your footage and then remove just the noise. This is done by profiling the noise properties in an area of a video frame without visible features. Once the noise has been profiled, Neat Video is guided by this profile to reduce and eliminate noise while not touching the video details. Although mostly automatic, Neat Video still leaves you with total control over the amount of filtering you apply and even offers optional sharpening (without sharpening the noise) should you wish it.
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Frame Rate Conversions in Twixtor within FCPFrame Rate Conversions in Twixtor within FCP
In this video tutorial, Lori Freitag shows how to do frame rate convertions using Twixtor inside of Final Cut Pro for both progressive and field-based source material. Aspect ratio, resizing, NTSC and PAL conversion operations are also covered.
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Twixtor Speed Ramp in FCPTwixtor Speed Ramp in FCP
This video tutorial gives an overview of how to use Twixtor within Final Cut Pro. You will see an example using both the Frame number and the Speed option to do a speed ramp in Twixtor.
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Twixtor Fit-to-Fill in FCPTwixtor Fit-to-Fill in FCP
Overview of how to use Twixtor within Final Cut Pro to lengthen or shorten a sequence to fit into a specified gap using the frame number option in Twixtor.
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Frame Rate Conversion with TwixtorFrame Rate Conversion with Twixtor
Often times you need to make your edit in Premiere, Final Cut Pro or Avid and then import in After Effects to finish it or simply to do the final render, using tools such as Automatic Duck to import the project. This Tutorial demonstrates how to quickly setup large edits to do frame rate conversion with Twixtor in After Effects. In particular, we use footage from the Canon 5D Mark II that can only shoot 30 FPS and convert our edit for a 24P delivery, but this method can be applied to any frame rate conversion.
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The Black Diamond run for filmmakers
Warren Miller Entertainment keeps on thrilling audiences with breathtaking athletics, brilliant production, and Adobe video apps Many winter sports enthusiasts recall sitting in high school auditoriums or theaters on the edge of their chairs watching content from Warren Miller, a legendary American ski and snowboarding filmmaker. Miller produced, directed, and...
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What is a Mirrorless Camera: DSLR Video Tips
On this week's DSLR Video Tips we'll explore mirrorless cameras. Have you ever worked with a mirrorless camera? When mirrorless cameras take the image it doesn't hit a mirror and bounce off like DSLR cameras. There are pros and cons to using these types of cameras. Join Robbie and I...
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Filmmaker follows up Sundance debut with showing at SXSW 2014
Adobe After Effects and Photoshop help filmmaker represent analog content in digital format Jeffrey Radice came into filmmaking in a non-traditional way. He was working in I.T. and making a decent income when friends asked him to fund their moviemaking efforts. After producing two consecutive short films at the Sundance...
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Frame Rate Conversions in Twixtor within FCP
In this video tutorial, Lori Freitag shows how to do frame rate convertions using Twixtor inside of Final Cut Pro for both progressive and field-based source material. Aspect ratio, resizing, NTSC and PAL conversion operations are also covered.
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Twixtor Speed Ramp in FCP
This video tutorial gives an overview of how to use Twixtor within Final Cut Pro. You will see an example using both the Frame number and the Speed option to do a speed ramp in Twixtor.
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Twixtor Fit-to-Fill in FCP
Overview of how to use Twixtor within Final Cut Pro to lengthen or shorten a sequence to fit into a specified gap using the frame number option in Twixtor.
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