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Working hard in corporate video—and loving it
By: Adobe Sponsored on Apr 23, 2014 at 9:41:50 am

Leah Earle and Phanta Media deliver brilliant work with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Premiere Pro CC Leah Earle loves her job. As a video editor for Phanta Media in Toronto, she looks forward to going to work. Founded by Mark Drager in 2006, Phanta Media is a rising star in the corporate video universe, known for delivering great work on real-world timelines. Earle describes the 10-person company as cozy but rapidly growing, with a staff comprising business development representatives, producers, motion graphics, and video editors. Earle often works late and sometimes on weekends—and can’t get enough of it. (Most...

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Videoguys' Guide (with Video) to Avid Media Composer | Software
By: Gary Bettan on Apr 23, 2014 at 6:57:07 am

Avid Media Composer | Software is now available in 3 license types making it the perfect professional editing solution for everyone. One of the big announcements at NAB from Avid is that customers will have the choice to have Media Composer their way. You can still own a perpetual license that together with an annual support contract will entitle you to all upgrades, for free, during the support contract. With new monthly and annual Media Composer subscription options, customers can now gain access to the latest Media Composer toolset, support, and upgrades. They also announced a new Software floating licensing...

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Avid Symphony v6.5 - v7 / Resolve v9 - v10 | metadata link to essence by scott freeman
By: Scott Freeman on Apr 23, 2014 at 12:15:00 am

As of 4-23-2014 the only HD video file format that I know of that the Avid can read the embedded "Tape Name" metadata from, is the Material Exchange Format (MXF) file. I wonder how far back the metadata linking to essence is possible? Future-Proof online conform with the best known practiced metadata standards. By default clean up metadata/media management making golden metadata. On the quest for the perfect transfer, a perfect digital frame. An example: If the Avid Symphony creates the mxf media files with handles using the consolidate/transcode command, the current "Start Timecode","Source" (found in set bin display activating...

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Sonnyboo Podcast - Making a Movie is like Building a House
By: Peter John Ross on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:38:38 pm

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Unexpected Disk Failures in Large Arrays
By: Tim Jones on Apr 21, 2014 at 1:37:07 pm

My team has recently gotten calls for help from a number of our customers who have relatively new disk arrays (not ours) where the disks are failing unexpectedly. I'll leave brands out of this discussion, but the average age of most of these arrays is less than 12 months. In each case where more than one array is in play, the failure seems to be most noticed in arrays of 12 drives or more compared to small, 4 drive arrays. We've been in touch with a few disk manufacturers and, while none of them have specific answers, one thought keeps...

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THE STRUGGLE FOR 4K Ultra HD
By: Stu Brown on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:23:14 pm

THE STRUGGLE FOR 4K Ultra HD By Stu Brown Tech geeks love it. Cinematographers embrace it. Television manufacturers and Internet delivery systems promote it. Post houses try to ignore it. American broadcasters reject it. Studios well, um, will always find a way to profit from it before it becomes commonplace. Like the motion picture business, the content production process, and the way we receive content is changing. In addition, our viewing habits are changing as well. There was talk in the mid-nineties about a new digitized, computerized upstart that had the potential to replace film. Enter digital video. We have...

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Beyond the A's and B's of NAB
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 20, 2014 at 8:19:27 pm

There’s a whole big world out there in post-production-land, and most of it is pretty awesome. When I headed to the NAB Show last week(ish), part of my (personal) mission was to learn a little more about companies I didn’t know much about. Not just ask someone or read some Wikipedia stuff, but actually get to know what their missions are in post-production right now. I found that if I just went up to an industry peer and asked about Grass Valley, they’d give me a bit of “oh, they’re still around?” I mentioned to someone that I had just...

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Creating a visual experience for Fatboy Slim at Coachella
By: Adobe Sponsored on Apr 18, 2014 at 1:28:23 pm

Production company creates immersive experience for well-known DJ artist at art and music festival using Adobe Creative Cloud Plastic Reality is a production company known for branding and other video work for big corporate clients such as BP and Unilever. But unlike most corporate video companies, Plastic Reality has a wild side, called The Happiness Labs, focused on producing experiential content and graphics for live events and installations. In creating new realities and immersive experiences, The Happiness Labs raised the bar for British DJ, musician, rapper, and record producer Fatboy Slim at the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival....

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#8 Welcome to the Low End
By: John Davidson on Apr 17, 2014 at 4:09:58 pm

Hi everyone. It's been over a year since we last made one of these walk through videos. There are many reasons we took so long. The first is that we've been too dang busy. The second is that it's pretty much impossible to feature the professional work we actually do in one of these as there are so many legal issues involved. Using a broadcast of cable show as part of a tutorial would basically get me sued into oblivion. I love to share our workflow - but not that much! In order to provide you with great walk through...

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Saying goodbye to a very special friend
By: Steve Modica on Apr 17, 2014 at 2:24:08 pm

Yesterday, I had to say goodbye to my dog Pete. He's been with me for almost 10 years and helped me raise my kids, chase all the deer away, and keep my house safe from squirrels and mailmen. He started feeling ill last week (while I was away at NAB) and this Friday, after several visits to the vet, we figured out it was a serious case of liver cancer, which was now causing significant pain. I thought I'd include my favorite picture of Pete, after falling asleep in the back of my truck on the way home from up...

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Setting the stage for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
By: Adobe Sponsored on Apr 15, 2014 at 10:26:25 pm

Video Playback and Graphics team uses Adobe Creative Cloud and plugins from FxFactory to create period-specific news content To make the set of GNN, the 24-hour news channel featured in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues as realistic as possible required one essential element: content. It was the job of the video playback and graphics team to fill the dozens of screens throughout the fictional studio with realistic, period-specific news. Rather than filling the screens in post production and using archived news reports, the team produced nearly all original content and fed it to the screens in real time. News reports...

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What’s missing from today’s tech based editing
By: ron sussman on Apr 11, 2014 at 5:26:17 am

(this is a re-publish of a blog article I wrote for my personal web page) When I was starting out in post there was a clearly defined road one took to becoming an editor. These were the last few years of cutting film on a 35mm flatbed and my experience was limited to the commercial world verses the TV or feature world, but there were basic similarities to the path one took. To begin, lets jump forward to today. What does an assistant editor do in today’s computer based, digital editorial world? They have been relegated to the machine room...

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NAB Day Whatever - New Perspectives on Old Business
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 10, 2014 at 3:58:32 pm

With the show wrapping up and my body shutting down, I've been thinking about the stuff I've seen and people I've talked to at this year's show. This is the first year I've been covering the show in a full on press capacity (meaning sitting down with a number of vendors to get the story straight from them) and it's been great fun. It's also offered another perspective to me as a show attendee, maybe the clearest one about the industry overall I've had so far.  This is my third NAB. My first year was a learning experience where I...

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Producing content for the largest sports show on earth is no small task
By: Adobe Sponsored on Apr 9, 2014 at 9:43:49 am

An ambitious content delivery goal will be met with a workflow featuring Adobe Premiere Pro CC Pulling off the broadcast of the largest sports show on earth, spanning nearly a month’s worth of content, is no small task. HBS, FIFA’s dedicated host broadcaster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, has contracted EVS and Moovit. EVS will provide for the central FIFA Media Asset Exchange Server (FIFA MAX) located at the International Broadcast Center (IBC) and all editing workstation will be supplied by MoovIT. Central to the editing workflow is Adobe Premiere Pro CC, which will help editors quickly turn around...

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Sonnyboo Podcast - Promotion
By: Peter John Ross on Apr 8, 2014 at 9:20:19 am

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NAB Day 1 - Throwbacks
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 8, 2014 at 8:15:23 am

The running gag on the show floor yesterday was a punchline to the effect of "AND we're releasing a camera!" If that kind of humor isn't your thing, then I can't really recommend you come to NAB for real. But even with all all the hooplah about new cameras and such, a couple things that stuck out to me today are throwbacks. The last few years in particular, I feel like there's been a push toward the nontraditional -- NLEs doing weird stuff that grumpy dudes hate, cameras turning into little boxes you can't actually handle, that kind of stuff....

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NAB Pre-Show Buzz -- or lack thereof?
By: Kylee Wall on Apr 7, 2014 at 1:25:18 am

So yeah, if you haven't guessed by the articles you might have seen with my name on them or the NAB show guide and all that, I'm here in Vegas for my third NAB. My brain hasn't really caught up to the idea yet, so I've spent much of the weekend walking around in a daze. I think it's starting to settle in though, and just in time. No matter what tomorrow brings, I'll be on my feet a lot -- my poor feet that already have a blister. Damn you, shoes. I was at the convention center and other...

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It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
By: Dennis Kutchera on Apr 4, 2014 at 4:49:17 pm

For tech nerds like me, A week at NAB is like a trip to Disney World for a Kid. It's one thing to read about what's new or watch a video stream from the show floor, but there is nothing like being there and putting your hands on new and up-coming products. As a lover of all things post-production, this will be my main focus. I want to find the ultimate cost-effective, efficient and bug-free tapeless workflows for television post-production. But I may have to settle for 2 out of 3. Good is not always cheap. There is more to...

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Recreating reality with visual effects
By: Adobe Sponsored on Apr 3, 2014 at 1:25:31 pm

Seamless visual effects for The Wolf of Wall Street created with help from Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Photoshop CC Paul and Christina Graff of Crazy Horse Effects (CHE) are visual effects aficionados, with projects to their credit such as There Will Be Blood and Life of Pi . They also work with a team of some of the best matte painters and designers in the visual effects industry, and are recognized for their award-winning compositing. They recently created some seamless visual effects for The Wolf of Wall Street , directed by Martin Scorsese, with Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob...

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Expert filmmaker builds online community
By: Adobe Sponsored on Apr 1, 2014 at 9:13:45 pm

Pioneering filmmaker Ryan Connolly shares his passion for Adobe video software After graduating from film school, Ryan Connolly started out in a fairly typical fashion: creating music videos and commercials for local clients. He then went on to run the video studio at PC game company Alienware. But rather than continue following the typical path of many aspiring filmmakers, Connolly came up with the idea to create Film Riot, an online show that would let him share how-to filmmaking tips, get feedback on his work, and ultimately build an audience and a community. Today, his renegade style has earned him...

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Action DP Lawrence Ribeiro
By: Bob Gillen on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:34:18 am

“Every (action) shoot brings elements of uncertainty. For me, there are things I can do to increase certainty. And in the case of a rappel shoot, it was scouting. Going to the location a couple of times and looking at it with different light afforded me a strategy to approach the cliff.” Los Angeles-based action DP/camera operator Lawrence Ribeiro talks about shooting action, and about changes in the film industry. In a particularly challenging shoot, Ribeiro rappelled down a cliff to shoot a rock climber. READ MORE... Action DP Lawrence Ribeiro Republished by Bob Gillen...


Live Event Production: Part 1 - Planning
By: Mike Cohen on Mar 27, 2014 at 2:34:18 pm

Over the past couple of years I have taken on the role of Technical Director for the several large medical conferences that our company manages. AV, catering, CME, registration, on-site support and hotel logistics are all services that go into managing a medical conference. In addition we have an exhibit hall and sometimes off-site events. Thus I have gone from this: to this: When thinking about a live event, you have any of dozens of possible meanings: A Concert Product Launch Marketing Event Q+A (ie, Clinton Foundation / Davos type thing) Keynote talks (ie, TED talks) Corporate events Training /...

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Interactive video invention
By: Adobe Sponsored on Mar 27, 2014 at 2:01:12 pm

Powster creates striking user-interactive music video for Bombay Bicycle Club with Adobe Creative Cloud Powster is nothing if not innovative. The interactive and motion graphics company provides “over-the-top” content, concepts, and apps for the entertainment industry. Powster’s inspiring work has earned the firm multiple accolades, including Webby and FWA awards, and a designation as one of the few Facebook Preferred Marketing Developers. One of Powster’s latest endeavors is an interactive music video for the band Bombay Bicycle Club and their song Carry Me . Ste Thompson, founder and creative director of Powster, shares how the groundbreaking interactive music video came...

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5 Things You Need to Know about Shared Storage
By: Steve Modica on Mar 26, 2014 at 7:13:21 am

1. Shared storage is becoming the norm. It's not a "hack" anymore that's used to skirt licenses or the need for more disks. Vendors are beginning to embrace it more and more, and the storage software and protocols are adapting. There's never been a better time to implement a shared storage solution. 2. 10Gb is being adopted very quickly. Small Tree has 10Gb ports built into its TitaniumZ systems and vendors are releasing inexpensive 10GbaseT Thunderbolt PODS now. So it's time to get up to speed with 4K codecs and start using 10Gb Ethernet. 3. Don't skimp on storage space....

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Devin Super Tramp achieves extreme YouTube success
By: Adobe Sponsored on Mar 25, 2014 at 11:46:23 am

Brilliant emerging filmmaker uses Adobe Creative Cloud to edit weekly videos for popular online channel Extreme sports videos are a hit on YouTube, but few think about the behind the scenes work that it takes to capture these daring events on film and share them with the world. Devin Graham, aka Devin Super Tramp on YouTube, knows firsthand. To stay one step ahead of extreme sports enthusiasts, he has paddled for hours through waves with camera gear in a dry bag, hiked through jungles, and braved extreme temperatures to capture shots that may last only a few seconds. The result?...

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Where Passion Takes You as a Writer
By: Bob Gillen on Mar 24, 2014 at 8:54:32 pm

“The heart of an engaging story resides in the heart and mind of the person writing the story. It is passion and where that passion takes you as a writer.” So says Don Vasicek, the founder and owner of Olympus Films+, LLC, a global writing and filmmaking company. “This passion is reflected through the writer’s characters and the story. Each character, each location in the story, and each occurrence that takes place in, with and between the characters and in the story, should reflect that passion. READ MORE... Where Passion Takes You as a Writer Republished by Bob Gillen...


Thunderbolt Updates
By: Steve Modica on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:56:23 am

We’ve been working pretty hard on Thunderbolt products over the last few weeks and I thought I’d write up some of the interesting things we’ve implemented. I’m sure most of you are aware that Thunderbolt is an external, hotplug/unplug version of PCIE. Thunderbolt 1 provided a 4X PCIE bus along with an equivalent bus for graphics only. Thunderbolt 2 allows you to trunk those two busses for 8X PCIE performance. PCIE Pause This is a new feature of Thunderbolt designed to deal with the uncertainty of what a user may plug in. Normally, when a system boots up, all of...

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NAB MATTERS MORE THAN EVER!!
By: Steve Modica on Mar 18, 2014 at 11:03:40 am

1. The non-linear editing market (FCP, Avid etc) is changing rapidly. Avid was delisted, FCP supports NFS natively, Adobe is adding tons of new features (and a subscription model). More than ever, editors need to see what's out there and how people are using it. 2. Storage is changing rapidly. SSDs are becoming more and more common (and less and less pricy) and spinning disk vendors are consolidating. 3. Thunderbolt is here (and it appears that it's here to stay) and it offers new methods for connecting high bandwidth IO and video devices. Should you go big and buy a...

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NAB Show Guide to Thriving (instead of just surviving)
By: Kylee Wall on Mar 17, 2014 at 8:31:46 pm

The NAB Show again approaches and the various survival guides are being recycled into the Internet. I wasn't going to post one this year just because there are so many other completely comprehensive fully illustrated and hypertext marked up guides out there a Google search away. But I've gotten a number of requests to share my experience with newcomers again so I thought about it a bit, and I guess I do have something more to add to the conversation beyond just comfortable shoes and protein bars. Sure, it's obviously important to be physically prepared for the show. If you...

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Adding a Video to PowerPoint
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 14, 2014 at 6:14:07 am

Shooting video is a lot easier and accessible than it used to be. Newer versions of PowerPoint are very compatible with most industry standard files, such as H.264, which is commonly used on most point and shoot and phone based devices. One of the cool things you can do in PowerPoint is also incorporate video pretty easily into your slide deck presentation. Video sometimes adds a nice unexpected element that your audience might not be anticipating. I will walk through how to add a video into your presentation in this course. Photos, Video, Charts and Shapes: Adding a Video To...


How to Get the GoPro In and Out of its Camera Case
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 12, 2014 at 6:14:00 am

It can be a little tricky opening the GoPro cases. Featured in this course are the GoPro3 and the GoPro3+. I will demonstrate how to properly open each of these cases. If you have one with you, feel free to follow along and open the cases as I open each of them. Getting to know the Camera: Removing the Camera from its Case To learn more, I’ve created an exciting new course called, Shooting with a GoPro Hero: Fundamentals for Lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/GoPro-tutorials/Removing-camera-from-its-case/160403/1 62029-4.html Got a GoPro? Nowadays most people either own one or have shot with one before. This course covers...


What is a Mirrorless Camera: DSLR Video Tips
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 10, 2014 at 6:14:00 am

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 as we jump into the studio to do a live recording with musician, Jason Masi demoing three different mirrorless cameras. Check out the various shots, picture quality and perspective of these cameras. Discover the ability to completely be adaptable and flexible with all sorts of lenses from Nikon, to PL,...


Filmmaker follows up Sundance debut with showing at SXSW 2014
By: Adobe Sponsored on Mar 9, 2014 at 6:13:58 pm

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 Film Festival, he decided to jump in and try his hand at directing. Ten years later, Radice found himself back at Sundance for his directorial debut with the feature film No No: A Dockumentary . A long-time Adobe software user, he’s now at SXSW, where the film is showing in...

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Film and music converge on and off screen at SXSW 2014
By: Adobe Sponsored on Mar 7, 2014 at 11:41:46 am

Documentary on Stones Throw Records showing in Austin ahead of theatrical release Since 2009, Rob Bralver and Jeff Broadway of Gatling Pictures have worked together on documentary films that tell stories of social importance. Their latest project, OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON (THIS IS STONES THROW RECORDS) , explores the history of Stones Throw Records, a record label committed to independence and artistic freedom. The film—featuring interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), and Tyler the Creator—premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2013 and is now showing at SXSW...

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Second film by Joel Potrykus premieres at SXSW 2014
By: Adobe Sponsored on Mar 6, 2014 at 11:38:08 am

Feature film Buzzard edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC Premiering at SXSW 2014, Joel Potrykus’ film Buzzard purposely doesn't fit a particular genre. A follow on to his first film, Ape , the movie tracks a deadbeat check scammer through Detroit and is chock full of 1980s references—chugging Mountain Dew, Nintendo jokes, and heavy metal music. Brandon Bowman joined the production by chance, and shares his first experience working on a feature film and editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CC. Photo by Adam J. Minnick Adobe: How did you get involved with Buzzard ? Bowman: I live in Seattle, Washington...

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Testing with Adobe Anywhere
By: Steve Modica on Mar 6, 2014 at 8:35:22 am

Small Tree has been working closely with Adobe to make sure our shared editing storage and networking products work reliably and smoothly with Adobe’s suite of content creation software. Since NAB 2013, we’ve worked closely with Adobe to improve interoperability and performance, and test new features to give our customers a better experience. Most recently, I had the chance to test out Adobe Anywhere in our shop in Minnesota. Adobe Anywhere is designed to let users edit content that might be stored in a high bandwidth codec, over a much slower connection link. Imagine having HD or 4K footage back...

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Setting Up Your Camera to Shoot Video
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 6, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

Have you ever wondered exactly which settings to choose to get the best video out of your DSLR or mirror less camera? In this video, I walk you through step by step and show you on cameras from Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic. You’ll learn how to get the videos in the right format for editing so tools like Photoshop can work with the files. Setting Up Your Camera to Shoot Video Republished by Richard Harrington...


Documentary on dam removal enjoys SXSW 2014 premiere
By: Adobe Sponsored on Mar 5, 2014 at 11:38:05 am

Adobe Premiere Pro workflow enables filmmakers to edit 90 minute film in REDCODE raw Directors Travis Rummel and Ben Knight have been making films together for 10 years. After starting out as still photographers with no real working knowledge of how to make films, they were inspired to try theirs hands at filmmaking by the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Their first short film about fly fishing and water rights focused on the Black Canyon of Colorado’s Gunnison River and was accepted into the festival. Since then, the duo has made several films together, the most recent of which is set to...

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Using a Field Monitor for Video
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 5, 2014 at 7:19:00 am

AdoramaTV presents DSLR Video Skills with Rich Harrington. In this episode, Rich explores the benefits of using a field monitor to clearly see what your camera is shooting. Related Products: Flashpoint 7" LED Field Monitor, 1280×800 Resolution, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, HDMI Input/Output http://www.adorama.com/FPFVPRO1.html?... AJA HA5 HDMI to SDI/HD-SDI Video and Audio Converter http://www.adorama.com/AJHA5.html?ref... Using a Field Monitor for Video Republished by Richard Harrington...


“The Immortalists” selected for Documentary Feature Competition at SXSW 2014
By: Adobe Sponsored on Mar 4, 2014 at 11:31:14 am

Independent filmmakers create character-driven documentary about the pursuit of eternal youth Co-directors Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado met in Stanford University's Documentary Film and Video program. They worked on a few projects together and soon realized that they shared an interest in science and technology. After graduating with MFA degrees, they came together to make the documentary film The Immortalists about two scientists working to discover a cure for aging. Initially edited with Final Cut Pro, the team switched to Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Premiere Pro CC mid-production. Adobe: Did you always know you wanted to be filmmakers? Sussberg:...

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Using Variable ND Filters for Video
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 4, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

AdoramaTV presents DSLR Video Skills with Rich Harrington. In this episode, Rich shows how you can dial in the perfect exposure using a variable ND filter. Related Products: Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density ND Filter - 2 to 8 Stop Light Control http://www.adorama.com/TF77VND.html?r... Flashpoint 7" LED Field Monitor, 1280×800 Resolution, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, HDMI Input/Output http://www.adorama.com/FPFVPRO1.html?... Using Variable ND Filters for Video Republished by Richard Harrington...


SXSW 2014 marks North American premiere of “Evaporating Borders”
By: Adobe Sponsored on Mar 3, 2014 at 10:16:52 am

Documentary edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CC presents visual essay on immigration and identity Named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film of 2013 by Filmmaker Magazine , Iva Radivojevic is set to premiere her first documentary feature at SXSW 2014. Radivojevic was born in Yugoslavia and moved to Cyprus with her family to escape the war. When she was 18, she came to the United States and has resided in New York City for the past 15 years. She returned to Cyprus to film her first feature-length film, Evaporating Borders , a five-part visual essay/feature film that explores...

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Want Better Smartphone Photos? Shoot with HDR
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 3, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

Whether your smartphone is your behind the scenes, some of the time, or primary camera… it’s important you make the most of it. While the sensors in many smartphones often rival point-and-shoot cameras, I frequently see people underutilize their capabilities. For example, here’s a single image taken on the iPhone 5s. You’ll note that the image lacks sufficient contrast. An untouched iPhone 5s photo This particular scene is difficult to shoot due to the wide dynamic range of the subject. Many phones include an in-camera HDR mode. While this mode is frequently better, it often produces results that are negligibly...


Memory Card Type for GoPro Cameras
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 2, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

Memory cards come in all sizes. With respect to GoPros, the cards are tiny, fragile and can be easy to lose. They had to go to the smallest form factor available simply because the GoPros are so small. These cards are the micro SD card format. In this course, I'll demonstrate how to securely insert and eject the GoPro memory cards and show what time of memory cases are good for storing these small cards. Storage Requirements for a GoPro Camera: Memory Card Type for GoPro Cameras To learn more, I’ve created an exciting new course called, Shooting with a...


Getting the Best Shot- Exposure
By: Richard Harrington on Mar 1, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

When it comes to properly exposing the shot, you need to understand exposure. In this video, I shoot in manual mode and show you how to get a properly exposed video shot. This knowledge also translates seamlessly into photo shooting as well. Getting the Best Shot- Exposure Republished by Richard Harrington...


Filmmaking as Competition?
By: Peter John Ross on Feb 28, 2014 at 11:35:52 am

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Continuous Photo and Video Mode
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 28, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

The GoPro can shoot video and stills at the same time. And you can set you camera at intervals to shoot video and stills simultaneously. What you don’t want is the camera in interlaced mode. You want to make sure you’re shooting at 1080 or 720 which is truly progressive whole frames. Join me as I walk through how to make sure you have the proper recording mode set in your GoPro to achieve just this. You’ll want to look at the Video + Photo mode and set you intervals under Capture Settings. Essential Settings for Video Shooting: Continuous Photo...


Shooting Timelapse? Look for Movement in the Shot
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 27, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

One of my favorite styles of photography is timelapse… showing the passage of time through a series of still photos that are then created into a movie. This is a great way to see time passing. For example, here is a simple shot I made during my recent trip to Tokyo. No matter what you are shooting (people, landscapes, nature) you need to remember a core concept. Time-lapse is all about the movement of the subject within the frame. You will want to think about how that movement is going to cover up the photographic frame and pull the eye...


90% of People Have Only Taken a Photo with a Camera Phone in Their Lifetime?
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 26, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

As I was browsing my Twitter feed… the following infographic popped up. Keeping in mind that infographics are created by marketing people most often, you have to take these facts with a grain of salt…   The ad (I mean infographic) is for a new Windows model of a smartphone. Fortunately, they do provide sources for their claims (see the bottom of this page). “90% of People Have Only Taken Photos on a camera Phone vs. a Camera” This report released earlier this year points out that there are 5.2 Billion mobile phones on the planet for a population of...

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Now is the time for Avid Media Composer 7
By: Gary Bettan on Feb 25, 2014 at 3:53:07 pm

ATTN APPLE Final Cut Pro users: NOW is the TIME to learn Avid Media Composer 7 Are you still editing on FCP7? Are you still wasting hours upon hours logging & transferring or MPEG Stream clipping your file based HD footage into HD before you can even start editing? Still making due with clunky work-arounds that allow you to struggle through your projects, without any of the benefits of today's more efficient tapeless workflows? While FCP7 is a dear old friend, it's time to realize that while it may have been a great choice a few years ago, it's time...

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