360° video cameras have become more powerful in recent years, and talk about how the format is going to redefine audience expectations is as pervasive as ever. The ability to immerse viewers in a story is appealing to creative professionals at every level, but the logistics associated with creating a real virtual environment have often proved to be too much of a challenge for directors and editors. That’s just part of the reason that full 360° video support has been included with VEGAS Pro 16. 360º video productions can now be edited to meet the growing demands of the emerging VR Continue reading "Learn VEGAS Pro 16 – 360 Video"
HDR is a topic we’ve covered in great detail on PVC, and the appeal of the format can be simplified by saying that if 4K is about more pixels, HDR is about better pixels, and that’s a difference audiences have come to recognize. It’s also the reason that VEGAS Pro 16 now offers an end-to-end workflow for High Dynamic Range color. VEGAS Pro users can now deliver HDR content with stunning color and detail along with important metadata. The software is also compatible with professional HDR-capable cameras, monitors, and other hardware.
VEGAS Pro 16 has been re-engineered to support Continue reading "Learn VEGAS Pro 16 – HDR Color Management"
“Why don’t you get a right-hand car?” cinematographer Paul Reuter suggested to director James Rasin. The two had been talking about his friend’s inventive and very personal concept of shooting a journey from Manhattan in NY to the Pacific Ocean in L.A., no cuts. It would encapsulate the American dream, the free spirit of getting into the car and just driving to the coast. They called it Drive.
No stranger to inventive shooting – Reuter has captured what he calls “suspecting and unsuspecting individuals– from Havana to the West Bank, from submarines to jet planes and everywhere
The Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group, (Lacpug) will celebrate its 18th Anniversary on Wednesday, June 27 at the Gallery Theater in Hollywood, CA beginning at 6:45PM. Lacpug will present the official debut of Bradley Olsen’s OFF THE TRACKS, a documentary about Final Cut Pro X. Also on the night’s agenda is a trip down memory lane with Randy Ubillos, the creator of Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Aperture, iMovie 08 and Final Cut Pro X. Tickets are on sale now on the lacpug web site. http://www.lafcpug.org/user_schedule.html
The night will feature the official debut of Continue reading "LACPUG to present Off The Tracks and Randy Ubillos at June 27 Event"
Cine Gear certainly isn’t the biggest event in the industry, but many people mention it as their favorite, and it’s easy to see why. Taking place on the Paramount Studios lot, it’s a location that is convenient for the many LA-based professionals in the industry, and the manageable space and crowd makes it feel like you can actually see everything. As we’ve detailed in the past, there’s always plenty to see at the event, and this year was no different.
Some of the bigger news coming out of Cine Gear 2018 centered on Sony’s announcement of how James Cameron is utilizing Continue reading "Live from Cine Gear 2018"
The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) recently announced the 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet to take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. The agenda has now been set. Tickets are on sale online only for the price of $15.00 each plus ticket fee and $10.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID. Oscar® and BAFTA nominated Film editor Dylan Tichenor ACE is scheduled to present as well as Blackmagic Design, Adobe, frame.io, HP/NVIDIA, Atomos and the Making of “Off The Tracks,” a documentary about Continue reading "Agenda Announced for 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet"
The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) recently announced the 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet to take place on Tuesday, April 10 2018 in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Earlybird tickets, (ends March 9) are on sale online for the price of $10.00 each plus ticket fee and $8.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID.
Oscar® and BAFTA nominated Film editor Dylan Tichenor ACE is scheduled to present at the event.
Mr. Tichenor received Oscar® nominations for editing Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Continue reading "Oscar® Nominated Film Editor Dylan Tichenor ACE to Headline 17th Las Vegas SuperMeet"
The Creative Pro User Group (CPUG) Network have announced that the 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet will take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in the Brasilia Ballroom at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Doors open at 4:30PM with the “SuperMeet Vendor Showcase,” featuring over 20 software and hardware developers. Stage presentations will begin at 7:00PM and continue until 10:00PM.
The SuperMeet agenda has not been announced and will not until shortly before the event, but will feature user driven presentations from Blackmagic Design, Adobe, frame.io HP, Atomos and more. The second half of the show will Continue reading "CPUG Network Announces 17th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet"
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When I got to looking back over 2017 I’m stuck by the fact that I’m not really struck by anything particularly ground-breaking or earth-shattering that came down the line this year, at least as far as film and video post-production goes. This roundtable discussion is something PVC has done before and it’s fun to read back on them as there is a lot of diverse talent that contributes to ProVideo Coalition. Reading back on writer’s thoughts from last year, I don’t think much has changed this year. Thinking back on my year of work I know
Just as it does every year, Cine Gear 2017 provided production professionals with an amazing venue to connect with one another, learn from the experts and check out some new pieces of technology.
Spread out across the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, exhibitors took up residence in various soundstages and throughout the lot. The highlight had to be the RED booth though, which featured an especially unique display for attendees who were looking to frame up a shot with the various RED cameras on display. The president of the company provided his old Porsche as a glorified prop, as the team
“How you effectively plan and execute and follow through your pre-production process determines the success of your production!”
The pre-production process in film, television and video has long been known to be the foundation in which a production could succeed or fail. Yet, as technology advances and more and more people enter the industry, many of the critical steps in the pre-production process are often over-looked or dismissed completely. This
We’ve previously made the attempt to highlight the top updates and announcements from NAB, but the task is just as impossible in 2017 as it was in the past and will be in the future. Nonetheless, even the attempt to do so is worthwhile as it can allow everyone to get a better sense of how things are changing for production professionals across the entire industry.
This year, PVC writers were covering the event from near and afar which allowed us to detail more of the event than ever before. Check out all of our NAB 2017 coverage right here
Most professionals think of cameras and hardware when they hear the word “Sony”, but at NAB 2017, the company showcased how and why they’re looking to change that definition. Their focus on supporting their customers at every stage of a project was evident in practically every announcement, and their stated goal of helping users simplify their workflow was notable in what they had to say and show.
The new President of Sony Professional Solutions America, Katsunori Yamanouchi, kicked off his first NAB in his new role, but he’s certainly no stranger to the event or the audience.
Los Angeles Post Production Group’s April 18th meeting will feature two presentations from industry leaders, Vimeo and Halon Entertainment at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica, CA.
Derick Rhodes, Vimeo’s Director, Creator Programs and Events, will share the latest from Vimeo as the company launches support for 360 and announces a steady stream of workflow-related tools including Enhanced Review Pages and the new Vimeo Panel for Premiere Pro. In addition, he will inspire attendees with some recent Staff Pick highlights. Derick will also preview Vimeo’s NAB programming for this year.
Vimeo has recently come on
Whether we’re talking about archive, workflow, storage or the post-production process itself, more and more is headed to the cloud. That means service providers are now more focused on cloud storage and internet speeds, not the access to the service in the first place. It also means the next step is to figure out how to merge most, if not all content to the digital realm in the sky versus keeping the content on a drive in a drawer or closet somewhere.
However, this process isn’t going to happen overnight. The multitude of review and approval options for video pros
The Creative Pro User Group Network (CPUG Network) today have announced the Sixteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet to take place on Tuesday, April 25 2017 in the Pavilion Ballroom at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Doors open at 4:30PM with the SuperMeet Digital Showcase featuring 20 software and hardware developers. SuperMeet Presentations will begin at 7:00PM and continue until 11:00PM. Tickets are on sale online for the price of $15.00 each plus ticket fee and $10.00 for students and Teachers with valid ID.
Oscar® nominee Film and Sound editor Dody Dorn is scheduled to headline the event.
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