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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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Another Couple of Reasons to Love SSDs
By: Steve Modica on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:08:49 pm

One day, when we're sitting in our rocking chairs recounting our past IT glories ("Why, when I was a young man, computers had ‘wires’”), we'll invariably start talking about our storage war stories. There will be so many. We'll talk of frisbee tossing stuck disks or putting bad drives in the freezer. We'll recount how we saved a company’s entire financial history by recovering an alternate superblock or fixing a byte swapping error on a tape with the "dd" command. I'm sure our children will be transfixed. No…no, they won't be transfixed, any more than we would be listening to...

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Clear In and Out Points in the Project Panel
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 25, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

With some of the older features to Adobe Premiere Pro CC you could only create in and out points to one clip, but with the new features, you can create the in and out points to multiple video clips. In this course, I’ll show you how to use this function in the project panel. User Interface Improvements: Clear In and Out Points in the Project Panel To learn more, I’ve created an exciting course called Premiere Pro: Creative Cloud Updates, for Lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials/Clear-out-points-Project-panel/126763 /156263-4.html Adobe Premiere Pro CC has some very exciting new features and updates. It’s important to stay on...


How to Develop Compelling Images in Lightroom
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 24, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

Join Adorama Learning Center favorites Gavin Hoey, Mark Wallace and Rich Harrington for an in-depth hangout as they share how to get the best from every image using Lightroom. You can sign up for free here — https://plus.google.com/events/cs2fptd8h40q2vvl1pe875p8sfk Featuring: Gavin Hoey, host of Take and Make Great Photography http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL821B7D720DEA39FA Mark Wallace, host of Exploring Photography http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCEE9B921EA84A6BF Rich Harrington, host of DSLR Video Skills http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL45101D7EFD3E733A   How to Develop Compelling Images in Lightroom Republished by Richard Harrington...


Nikon D5300 DX-Format DSLR Camera
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 23, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

AdoramaTV presents the Nikon D5300 DX-Format DSLR Camera. Join Rich Harrington as he shows all the of the great features of and sample images from the first APS sensor Nikon DSLR to offer full WiFi communication ability. Nikon D5300 24.1 Megapixel DX-Format DSLR Camera with Nikon AFS DX 18-140mm Lens - Black - Bundle With Slinger Holster Case Black ,32 Ultra SDHC CL10 Card, New Leaf 3 Year (Spills Drops) Warranty, Spare ENEL14 Battery, Sunpack Pistol Grip Tripod, Cleaning Kit , Screen Protector, Rapid Charger http://www.adorama.com/INKD5300BKC.ht...   Nikon D5300 DX-Format DSLR Camera Republished by Richard Harrington...


The Ultimate Camera Support Rail
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:04:34 am

I know what some of you are thinking… what the heck is that!?! It’s a camera support rail… that I’ve heavily modified for a special reason. I’ve been looking for a way to shoot with multiple cameras on a single tripod. This combination lets me attach up to 5 cameras to a single tripod. This is really useful for video shooting as well as time-lapse (as I can get multiple angles/compositions of coverage at once). The rail system attaches to my tripod (it matches an Arca-Swiss style plate). On the rail are two small clamps (with room for a third)...

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How to Slide a Camera: DSLR Video Tips
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 22, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

On this week's DSLR video tips we explore how to add an extra element of professionalism and dynamism to your shots by using a slider. You can watch for each week's episode for free the week it is released. Robbie Carmen and I explore the various methods, techniques, and types of sliders out there. Joining us is director of photography Kevin Bradley, sharing his expertise and personal tips for creating smooth tracking camera shots. Paying attention to what’s motivating your shot will help you decide which type of slider and camera speed to use ; Kevin and I will take...


Don’t fast forward
By: Adam Spiel on Feb 21, 2014 at 2:09:22 pm

Television commercial editor delivers stunning spots using Adobe Creative Cloud workflow Our friend Adam Pertofsky at Rock Paper Scissors has been busy these last few months. Since we last talked with him, he’s completed the third part of the Captain Morgan series of commercials and cut three additional spots, one of which aired during the Super Bowl. We took a few minutes to catch up with him on his recent projects and use of Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe: Tell us about the Super Bowl commercial you worked on. Pertofsky: It is the 60-second “Going All The Way” Coca-Cola spot that...

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Hearst Television covers the Winter Games
By: Adam Spiel on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:31:01 pm

Remote team uses laptops equipped with Adobe Premiere Pro to edit and package athlete stories Since the beginning of the Winter Games, Hearst Television has been on site in Sochi delivering general coverage, as well as profiles of individual Team USA athletes. Hearst relies on a tapeless workflow and reporters in the newsroom and out in the field use Adobe Premiere Pro CC, part of Adobe Creative Cloud, to assemble and edit their stories. The broadcaster moved its news operations to a file-based pipeline four years ago. As part of the transition, the broadcaster partnered with Adobe for its editing...

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Graham Elliott puts creativity in motion
By: Adam Spiel on Feb 19, 2014 at 12:57:07 pm

Fearless filmmaker and innovator explores the world of creativity with help from Adobe Creative Cloud Growing up, Graham Elliott desperately wanted to become a pilot and devoted himself to learning about flight. At 17 he received a scholarship to the RAF in London and within a week he was flying solo. Although Elliott ultimately decided he didn't want to be in the Air Force, he took away a simple life lesson: all you need to do is apply yourself. His natural artistic abilities led him to Manchester University, where he graduated with a degree in graphic design. He then went...

Creative Cloud

Nikon D610 DSLR Camera
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 19, 2014 at 6:00:00 am

Adorama TV presents the Nikon D610 DSLR Camera. Join Rich Harrington as he shows all the of the great features of and sample images from the least expensive full-frame 35mm sensor DSLR that Nikon makes. Related Products: Nikon D610 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body, 24.3MP, EXPEED 3, Picture Control, 6 fps Continuous Shooting - USA Warranty http://www.adorama.com/INKD610.html?r... Nikon D610 DSLR Camera with 24-85mm VR Lens 70-300mm VR Lens - Video Bundle - with 32GB SDHC Card, Camera Case, Spare Lithium Battery with Charger, Rode VideoMic, 9V Battery (8pk), Flashpoint Shoulder Rig, Zoom Lever Gear Ring, VL-35 35 LED Light, and...


The End of the Direct to Video market
By: Peter John Ross on Feb 17, 2014 at 7:13:39 am

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Direct Link to Adobe SpeedGrade
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 17, 2014 at 6:15:00 am

The Adobe workflow is known for its exceptional integration between apps. Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade have a great relationship. SpeedGrade CC is a powerful color grading system with a streamlined interface and in this course I will show you how to work with the SpeedGrade workflow directly from Premiere Pro. Extending the Power of Premiere Pro: Direct Link to Adobe SpeedGrade To learn more, I’ve created an exciting course called Premiere Pro: Creative Cloud Updates, for Lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/course-tutorials/Direct-Link-Adobe-SpeedGrade/126763/1 56267-4.html Adobe Premiere Pro CC has some very exciting new features and updates. It’s important to stay on top of these new features...

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I’ve Never Watched a Video That Couldn’t Benefit From Being Shorter
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 15, 2014 at 6:19:00 am

The primary place video is watched these days is on mobile devices. This means small screens and lots of distractions. Add in changes in the human attention span, and I can’t emphaize enough to keep the total run time low to avoid viewer fatigue. Here’s a simple idea: Keep your videos short. It is better to have five 3-minute videos than one 15-minute episode. I try to keep most client videos to less than 10 minutes (in fact less than 5 in almost all cases). With the rise of the web, videos tend to be consumed during things like work...

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Swiss Radio and Television produces stunning Sochi opener
By: Adam Spiel on Feb 14, 2014 at 10:29:34 am

Broadcaster uses Adobe Creative Cloud workflow to create opener promoting the winter games The Winter Games are a chance for us to witness magic moments of incredibly artistry and athleticism performed by the amazing athletes competing there. But in order for us to do so, broadcasters around the world spent months preparing for that short period of intense coverage. For Swiss Radio and Television (SRF), a publicly funded broadcaster serving the German speaking part of Switzerland, the preparations included creating a stunning opener that builds excitement for audiences tuning in to the games. Patrick Arnecke, head of design and promotion,...

Creative Cloud

Charting a course for the filmmaking future
By: Adam Spiel on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:49:25 am

Prolific young filmmaker adopts Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud Blake Simon is a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University studying Film Production and he’s already making his mark on the filmmaking world. So far, he has written, directed, and edited 11 short films on his own, and ultimately plans to direct features. His short western, Delarosa , won the Audience Choice Award for Best Student Short Film at the 2013 International Bel-Air Film Festival. Since switching from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro back in high school, he’s become a stalwart advocate of Adobe software, a Certified Expert...

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“Red Obsession” weaves intoxicating story
By: Adam Spiel on Feb 11, 2014 at 11:02:48 am

Freelance video pro relies on Adobe video workflow to edit documentary about Bordeaux wine Paul Murphy studied writing in school, but his first job was with a publishing house overseeing the production of promotional videos for new books. He was instantly intrigued so he bought a copy of Adobe Premiere Pro and started creating the videos himself. Eventually he left publishing to focus full time on editing and motion graphics design. Murphy recently completed work on Red Obsession , a documentary about the Bordeaux wine industry and the impact of China’s overwhelming demand. The film recently earned the Australian Academy...

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Advice When using WiFi and Your GoPro
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:08:55 am

One of the great features of the GoPro is the WiFi capability. There are a few things you’ll want to be aware of with the WiFi. If you’re in a heavily traveled area with many WiFi spots, you might get interference. Also you should create a balance with the battery power in turning your Wifi off and on because it will suck out some of your battery life. In this course I'll give some helpful and useful tips when using WiFi with your GoPro. Essential Settings for Wireless Shooting: Advice when using WiFi and your GoPro To learn more, I’ve...


Voiceover Artist Debbie Irwin
By: Bob Gillen on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:39:20 am

“I warm up on the subway en route to a gig,” says voiceover artist Debbie Irwin, “and engage with people in the elevator on my way up to the studio – to put a smile on other people’s faces, which makes me feel good, and is a great vibe to bring into the recording session.” READ MORE... Voiceover Artist Debbie Irwin Republished by Bob Gillen...


“Live From Daryl’s House”
By: Bob Gillen on Feb 7, 2014 at 9:26:20 am

A black SUV pulls up to a farm-style complex in upstate New York. Out steps a man in a long black coat, signature long red beard, a red do rag under a worn, comfortable felt hat, and sunglasses. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons walks forward to shake hands with his host, Daryl Hall. After a few words of conversation, the two are jamming inside Hall’s expansive music room. READ MORE... “Live From Daryl’s House” Republished by Bob Gillen...


Disk I/O Speeds, RAID levels and Spindle Count
By: Tim Jones on Feb 4, 2014 at 12:01:17 pm

In the world of storage, many claims are made about performance that may or may not be defensible. In this adventure, I'm going to visit the technical side of disk performance - how it relates to data types, disk RPM speed, RAID levels and spindle count (number of disks). Note that the information presented here is related to spinning disks, not SSD or PCIe memory disks. However, some of these thoughts apply to SSD-based arrays as well. When you look at the performance claims for a spinning disk drive, there are three principle numbers that you need to be aware...

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Using a Table for Tethering
By: Richard Harrington on Feb 4, 2014 at 6:27:00 am

When getting your space set up for tethering, you’ll want a sturdy place to put your laptop on. A stool or table works well. Depending on how much you want to invest, you have options. In this course, I’ll show you a more accessible and cheap way to lock down your laptop and mention other ways that work too. Building the Tethered Station: Using a Table for Tethering To learn more, I’ve created an exciting course called Tethered Shooting Fundamentals, for Lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Cameras-Gear-tutorials/Using-table-tetheri ng/145427/161134-4.html There are many advantages to tethered shooting. It allows you to get instant feedback on the subject...


How Are You Doing? Let's Talk: Mental Illness & Creativity in the Film & Video Industry
By: Kylee Wall on Feb 2, 2014 at 8:41:38 pm

Let's talk. No tech questions, no debates, no critique. Let's talk about you . How are you? No really, how are you? When's the last time someone really asked you that? When's the last time you answered truthfully? Post-production is hard. Like, really hard. It's the kind of industry where it's rare to have a routine and normal to work overtime. It requires you to constantly stay updated on software and skills and outlooks. Constantly look for work. Call people. Email people. Check Twitter. Call more people. And oh yeah, actually edit things. And oh, YEAH..have a personal life. Maybe....

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What’s Your NLE of Choice
By: Steve Modica on Feb 2, 2014 at 7:20:35 am

Now that we’re several months removed from Apple’s introduction of Mavericks for OSX and we've all tested the waters a little, I wanted to talk about video editing software and how the various versions play with NAS storage like we use at Small Tree. Avid has long since released Media Composer 7, and from what I've seen, their AMA support (support for non-Avid shared storage), continues to improve. There are certainly complaints about the performance not matching native MXF workflows, but now that they've added read/write support, it's clear they are moving in a more NAS friendly direction. With some...

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HP Sundance House hosts Dustin Grella and his unique chalkboard animations
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:46:35 am

Adobe Creative Cloud workflow helps artist create daily animations at Sundance Film Festival The Sundance Film Festival is a haven for independent artists, each showcasing their one-of-a-kind voice. Dustin Grella is one such artist, invited to the Sundance Film Festival by HP, a sponsor of the festival. Grella is best known for his Animation Hotline videos, which combine audio recordings with chalkboard animation to create interesting, human works of art. From the HP Sundance House, Grella animated hotline videos live throughout the course of the festival with help from video and audio tools in Adobe Creative Cloud. Adobe: Did you...

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Malaysian-born filmmaker debuts short film at Sundance
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:39:22 am

Short film shot on RED in 4k edited on Macbook Pro using Adobe Premiere Pro software Diffan Norman is not just a filmmaker, he’s a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and designer. His nine minute short film Kekasih , which won the Audience Choice Award at Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Norman credits his Adobe workflow with helping him realize his vision for the film. Poster by Iman Raad Adobe: Tell us about your background. Norman: I’m originally from Malaysia. I earned my bachelor of fine arts degree at the Otis College of Art...

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Merging and Syncing Clips with Audio Sync in Premiere Pro
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 25, 2014 at 6:10:08 am

Looking to save time when editing sync sound or multi cam? I really like a newer option in Adobe Premiere Pro called Audio Sync. You can select two clips that you think go together that have been recorded separately and use Audio Sync to sync them up. nbsp; In this video I will walk you through how to merge and sync clips with Audio Sync. Quality and Format Improvements: Merging and Syncing Clips with Audio Sync To learn more, I’ve created an exciting course called Premiere Pro: Creative Cloud Updates, for Lynda.com http://www.lynda.com/Premiere-Pro-tutorials/Merging-syncing-clips-audio-syn c/126763/129863-4.html Adobe Premiere Pro CC has some very...


“Dig” explores what it’s like to be a kid
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 24, 2014 at 3:32:09 pm

Short film edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CC delivers big impact at the Sundance Film Festival When you’re a kid, even the most mundane things can spark your curiosity. That’s the premise for Dig , a short film directed by Sundance Film Festival veteran Toby Halbrooks. After successfully producing a string of feature films with his partners, Halbrooks decided to take his turn directing a short film based on a story he’d written. Shot in just three days, Dig was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and was one of 15 short films selected by YouTube to go online concurrently...

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Motion graphics and visual effects work shines at Sundance Film Festival
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 22, 2014 at 2:03:44 pm

In the lead up to the Sundance Film Festival we had the good fortune to talk with a number of creative professionals involved in creating some of the great films premiering in Park City. From animated and live action shorts to feature-length documentaries and dramatic premieres, these films display a dizzying range of creativity and talent, as well as inspiring uses of motion graphics and visual effects. Me + Her , Hits , and The End of Eating Everything are three films in which Adobe After Effects played an important role. Me + Her Joseph Oxford started making Me +...

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What is "feature length"?
By: Peter John Ross on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:01:24 am

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Improving Your Comedy Writing and performing
By: Bob Gillen on Jan 20, 2014 at 11:03:47 pm

“I personally appreciate extremely dark humor,” says Dublin-based comedy writer and performer Valerie Ní Loinsigh. “I think that it is an Irish trait to be enormously dark in your humor. I don’t appreciate superiority humor or humor at the expense of others quite as much. I like self-deprecation and black comedy.” READ MORE... Improving Your Comedy Writing and performing Republished by Bob Gillen...


Sundance veteran offers up lyrical documentary film
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 20, 2014 at 1:19:21 pm

Film about American music history comes together beautifully with Adobe video workflow The feature-length documentary This May Be the Last Time doesn't only detail the history of the Seminole community’s ancient songs of faith and hope, it also explores their connection to Director Sterlin Harjo's own personal history. It’s his first documentary project, but not his first time premiering at the Sundance Film Festival or his first experience working with Adobe software. Together with his filmmaking partner Matt Leach, Harjo is fully immersed in the Adobe video workflow and the duo are happy to share how it has supported their...

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Klip Collective pushes film into new spaces at Sundance
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 19, 2014 at 7:47:29 pm

Projection mapping installation relies on Adobe Creative Cloud tools It almost had to happen. Tom Wait s spooky spoken word song What s He Building in There, is so evocative, so visual that it s like film that plays in your mind. The challenge, though, is how to actually make a film that does justice to the genius of the original piece. Ricardo Rivera, visual artist, filmmaker, and founder of Klip Collective , began exploring video projections when he worked as a club VJ in Philadelphia. In 1998 I was playing around with Photoshop and discovered how to map images...

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What's the big deal with how an LTO (or other) tape is written?
By: Tim Jones on Jan 19, 2014 at 2:08:57 pm

DANGER - Vendor Perspective Follows - Someone made a comment in a thread that my posts are often related to the fact that I have skin in this game. Absolutely true! Why do I continuously post about BRU's reliability and the need for verifying your backups / archives? Being able to restore data is the reason that you perform backups in the first place. If we (TOLIS Group) were selling a product that was only as reliable as the work created by other people that had no responsibility for the restorability of our customers' data, I'd actually be a bit...

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“Last Days in Vietnam” to premiere at Sundance
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 17, 2014 at 1:44:48 pm

Adobe Creative Cloud integral to working with archival content for PBS documentary Last Days in Vietnam isn't the first trip to the Sundance Film Festival for Director Rory Kennedy. Her film Ethel premiered at the festival in 2012 and went on to garner an impressive five Primetime Emmy nominations. But for her Associate Producer, Taylor Johns, it’s not only his first trip to Sundance, but it’s also the first film he’s worked on since graduating and taking a job with Kennedy’s company, Moxie Firecracker Films. In addition to doing some shooting on the film, Johns’ main job was to oversee...

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What you need to know about video editing storage in 2014
By: Steve Modica on Jan 17, 2014 at 10:05:58 am

With the New Year festivities well behind us, today seems like as good a time as any to chat about where video editing storage is (or should be) headed in 2014. First, I’m really excited about FCoE. FCoE is great technology. It's built into our (Small Tree) cards, so we get super fast offloads. It uses the Fibre Channel protocol, so it's compatible with legacy Fibre Channel. You can buy one set of switches and do everything: Fibre Channel, 10Gb and FCoE (and even iSCSI if you want). Are there any issues to be concerned about with FCoE? One problem...

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FCP7 To Premiere Pro Cloud 7.0.1 Tips #10: Grid effect to make a rule of thirds guide
By: Lucy Moon on Jan 16, 2014 at 7:23:35 am

Create the following parameters on a (built in) "Grid" effect and apply to a strip of transparent video. You can create a grid to your own design. My anchor (center) is set to to the intersection in the upper left of my rule of thirds as seen by the "target". 1080/3 = 360 1920/3 = 640 Then I set my grid to the width and height of my resolution / 3 as above. You can save this preset too with a useful name....

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Street Art as Inspiration for Writing
By: Bob Gillen on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:22:05 pm

All creative artists reach a point where they have to let go of their created work. Publish it, display it, sell it, screen it. Let it go. For some artists an even deeper sense of abandonment is at play in their creative process. Several years ago I attended a performance of Euripides’s The Trojan Women, his epic indictment of war written in 415 BCE. Outside the black box theater, located in the arts district of LA, a street art mural publicized the current production. The artist – I don’t know who – created the piece knowing that it would only...


Adobe at Sundance 2014
By: Adam Spiel on Jan 15, 2014 at 1:14:36 pm

Adobe will be at the Sundance Film Festival again this year in support of emerging independent filmmakers and great new cinema. Adobe will present a special filmmakers panel Friday, January 17th from 3-4:30pm MST at the New Frontiers Microcinema: Engaging Story, Brilliant Visuals, Low Budget - the changing face of independent film. Presenters on the panel include filmmakers Kyle Alvarez, HaZ Dullul, and Jim Mickle. This event will be available as a live webcast for anyone around the world who wants to learn more about how emerging filmmakers are making higher quality films on small, or even micro-budgets. During the...

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A New Way of Sharing Photos
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 15, 2014 at 10:45:59 am

I've been working on something for a long time. Can't (and don't) want to say too much. Soon it can be in your hands. Want you all to look at the image and explore the interactive features (let me know what you think in the comments). Click to Explore | Powered by Piqsure A New Way of Sharing Photos Republished by Richard Harrington...


LTO Delivery Roadmap and the LTO-7 schedule
By: Tim Jones on Jan 13, 2014 at 8:41:21 am

Hi Folks, We've been being asked quite a bit lately as to the LTO roadmap and the schedule for LTO-7's release. Some of this is from people concerned about their data growth when moving to either 4K or RED's new Dragon-based cameras while a few are hoping that the release of LTO-7 will cause a drop in the pricing of LTO-5 and LTO-6. Additionally, the roadmap presented by the LTO.org site has put forward that the LTO-7 format will support up to 16TB/tape. As to the schedule, the TPC team (the engineering behind LTO from the member companies) has not...

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Golden Globes 2014 - Spoilerific Live Blog with the Creative COW TV & Film Appreciation Gang
By: Mike Cohen on Jan 12, 2014 at 8:15:21 pm

I was going to do this alone, but things go better with friends. http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/267/6070...

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Reducing Camera Shake in Video
By: Richard Harrington on Jan 12, 2014 at 6:45:05 am

It’s very common to have shaky footage, especially with the trend of handheld shooting. Adobe offers several ways to fix shaky footage. One challenge is to remove the blur caused by c amera shake. One of my favorite ways to fix it is to use a filter inside Photoshop CC called Shake Reduction. Restoration in Action: Video - Reducing Camera Shake in Video To learn more, I’ve created an exciting course called Repairing and Enhancing Video with Lynda.com. http://www.lynda.com/After-Effects-tutorials/Reducing-camera-shake-video/14 9128/160021-4.html Whether you want to fix a problem in post or simply give your video more style, this course will help everyone...


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