Day 17 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – See original clip names in Premiere Pro timeline

First off, this QuickTip mainly applies to those who use the Display the project item name and label color for all instances in the Project Settings > General. Adobe Premiere Pro project settings A bonus QuickTip is that option by the red arrow above. If that options is CHECKED then anytime you change the name or label color of a clip in a bin or the timeline that change is reflected in the bin or the timeline. In other words it ripples that change of name and color throughout the project. I always turn this option on. With this Project Setting option checked then anytime
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Editor as Director in 360 Video with Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Ripple Training’s Steve Martin shows us how the editor can be the director when it comes to working with 360 video in Final Cut Pro X. 360 video gives the audience the opportunity to look in any direction by either dragging in a magic window in a browser or moving their head around when viewing through a phone, tablet, or headset like Google Cardboard or perhaps an HTC Vive. It’s an opportunity, but it also poses a challenge for the filmmaker who usually wants viewers to look in a specific direction. The viewer is limited Continue reading "Editor as Director in 360 Video with Final Cut Pro X"

Filmmaker Friday Featuring Filmmaker James King

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a filmmaker. This week, we had the opportunity to speak to filmmaker James King about his work. This is what he said:   What is your role on set? James King: I’m a Cinematographer. Why did you choose this field? James King: I’m a problem solver. What inspires you? James King: People. Nature. Work… The opportunity to take part in or learn something different. I love staying outside my comfort zone.
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8ball, a “holographic” audio experience for cinematic VR

HEAR360’s 8ball is a patented omni-binaural microphone and software suite, designed to offer true spatial audio that immediately immerses listeners, creating the illusion they’re actually there. According to HEAR360, up until now, VR creators had to record immersive audio with microphones that were separate from software workflows, creating overcomplicated post-production processes, and often discouraging creators from fully leveraging immersive audio in their productions. ProVideo Coalition mentioned, back in November 2016, that HEAR360 had opened its Beta Program, inviting cinematic VR filmmakers to try the power of spatial audio offered by the 8ball omni-binaural microphone. The promise, then, was simple,
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Day 16 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – 3 reader Adobe Premiere Pro QuickTips

Today we have three reader QuickTips for Adobe Premiere Pro that take us from the relatively new Library panel to the Effects panel to the Modify menu. Thanks to the PPro-using readers for sending in these tips! And here we go

Working with assests in the Library panel from Patrick Boyd

Adobe Premiere Pro Library rename Did you know that you can copy, move, and rename assets in your Adobe Libraries? Adobe Premiere Pro Library copy to
Just right click on one or multiple assets and the three functions can be seen.
Adobe Premiere Pro Find Similar
Editor’s Note: I don’t use Adobe Libraries very often but I know a few editors working in
Adobe Premiere Pro modify audio channels
Adobe Premiere Pro modify window
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Fujifilm X-H1: a serious camera for video

Fujifilm X-H1: a serious camera for video Announced as the highest performance camera in the X family, the Fujifilm X-H1 may be seen as a step towards the segment of the market where the Panasonic GH5 sits. Is there a war about to start? The rumors from the last weeks are confirmed, and the web is now full with information and comments about the new camera from Fujifilm, which represents a step forward for Fujifilm users aspiring for more video options, and may even entice potential buyers to look at this DSLR-like body – yes, it’s a mirrorless but looks more and more like a DSLR – Continue reading "Fujifilm X-H1: a serious camera for video"

Wildlife and nature as seen through a RED

Wildlife and nature as seen through a RED Shannon Wild and Russell MacLaughlin, Paul Nicklen, Andy Casagrande and Asgeir Helgestad all have a passion for nature and wildlife. They also have another thing in common: all use RED cameras. RED’s Collective series is the ideal place to discover how different authors use the RED cameras they have chosen as their tool to share their visions with the world. The work of different filmmakers, covering different genres and areas, is displayed there, and each video is a lesson on technical aspects, but goes well beyond that, sharing with viewers how authors approach their preferred subjects. The newest addition to Continue reading "Wildlife and nature as seen through a RED"

Day 15 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Reader Final Cut Pro X QuickTips

As you may have heard we are looking for reader QuickTips for this 2018 edition of #28daysofQuickTips including Final Cut Pro X QuickTips. Send in a good one and you might win a hard drive, a copy of Hedge or an ART OF THE CUT BOOK. Our sunrise-sunset was a reader QuickTip and today we have several tips for Final Cut Pro X.

FCPX Compound Clip Quick Tip from Dan Svoboda

My quick tip is related to FCPX. I have found it to be incredibly useful to place my graphics, FPO images, music, screen comps, or really anything that has the
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Vimeo: new tools, Simulcast and Publish to Social put social media just one click away

Vimeo: new tools mean social media is just one click away Creators using Vimeo now have the ability to simultaneously live stream events directly from Vimeo to any RTMP-enabled destination (including Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Periscope and more). Vimeo continues to expands the tools available to creators using the service. The company announced this month two social distribution tools designed to help creators expand their audience while simplifying their workflow. First, the launch of Simulcast allows live events to be simultaneously streamed from the Vimeo platform to multiple destinations including Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Periscope. Second, Vimeo’s Publish to Social feature allows creators to natively publish their videos to Facebook and YouTube
Vimeo: new tools mean social media is just one click away
Vimeo: new tools mean social media is just one click away
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CPUG Network Announces 17th Annual 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"

ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25: one of 5 lenses for filmmakers

ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25: one of 5 lenses for filmmakers With the new Loxia 2.4/25 now introduced, ZEISS announced filmmakers can look forward to a special offer on a set comprising all five ZEISS Loxia focal lengths ranging from 21 to 85 millimeters. Introduced as offering “flexibility for photography on-the-go”, the new focal length of modest proportions, Loxia 2.4/25, is an attractive solution for both landscape and architectural photographers, besides being a lens filmmakers using Sony mirrorless cameras will want to have in their bag. “High resolution across the entire image as well as low distortion ensure the perfect result,” says Product Manager Christophe Casenave. “The compact lens
ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25: one of 5 lenses for filmmakers
ZEISS Loxia 2.4/25: one of 5 lenses for filmmakers
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Day 14 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Pick Black and White Point in DaVinci Resolve

28 Days Filmtools banner As an editor I don’t do a lot of extensive color grading in DaVinci Resolve but every now and then I can’t send a job to a  real colorist and the grade is beyond the color capabilities built into the NLE. Resolve is the easy answer. I was working on one such job earlier in the year and I was turned on to a relatively new little feature that came into the software somewhere in the version 14s. You may be used to using the color picker or some color picker like tool in your NLE’s color grading system to
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The Need for Speed in a Changing Media Landscape

More video is being produced and distributed than ever before. In this new media landscape, speed has become critical for media businesses looking to survive and prosper in today’s insatiable market for video content. The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) summed up today’s realities in their NAB 2017 The Need for Speed report: “There are strong creative, financial and operational arguments for the move to IP production and cloud services. But the most compelling reason of all may simply be that audience behaviors will now require any content provider to be able to turn on a dime.”

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Is glasses-free 3D really coming to every TV set?

Is glasses-free 3D really coming to every TV set? The new 16 million pixel panel using Ultra-D technology for glasses-free 3D was announced at 2018 CES, but the company behind the project is already working on 32 million pixel panels in its R&D lab. Whatever the size of the TV set, Ultra-D technology can be applied to it, says Stream TV Networks. In fact, as a core technology, Ultra-D can be applied to panels of nearly any type and size and is compatible with touch screen features as well. This means that consumers can have a seamless experience with virtually any device — televisions, tablets, smartphones, portable game players,
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Is glasses-free 3D really coming to every TV set?
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Is glasses-free 3D really coming to every TV set?

Is glasses-free 3D really coming to every TV set? The new 16 million pixel panel using Ultra-D technology for glasses-free 3D was announced at 2018 CES, but the company behind the project is already working on 32 million pixel panels in its R&D lab. Whatever the size of the TV set, Ultra-D technology can be applied to it, says Stream TV Networks. In fact, as a core technology, Ultra-D can be applied to panels of nearly any type and size and is compatible with touch screen features as well. This means that consumers can have a seamless experience with virtually any device — televisions, tablets, smartphones, portable game players,
Is glasses-free 3D really coming to every TV set?
Is glasses-free 3D really coming to every TV set?
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True-Streak Rainbow filter mimics anamorphic-style effects

True-Streak Rainbow filter mimics anamorphic-style effects The True-Streak Rainbow filter announced by Schneider-Kreuznach expands its series of anamorphic-style filter effects, creating an effect reminiscent of the multi-color flares on uncoated lenses. Schneider-Kreuznach represents a long history of extraordinary lenses and filters for many industries including still photography, high definition, television broadcasting, cinematography, and digital projection. From technical filters to emotional, sensational or color filters, the vast catalog explains why the name Schneider-Kreuznach appears multiple times associated to motion pictures and digital cinematography. Now the company expands its family of filters with the True-Streak Rainbow. The streaking lens flare often seen with anamorphic lenses are so popular
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Day 13 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Reversing Sunset to make Sunrise

#28daysofQuickTips 2018 Filmtools banner This is the first of our reader QuickTips which comes to us courtesy of Clark Morris, Senior Editor of 30 Second Street. I have to honestly say that I have never thought of the left to right, right to left direction of a sunrise or sunset when I have quickly hit the reverse button in my NLE to turn that sunrise to a sunset, or vice versa. But I’ll take Clark’s word for it and heed this advice the next time. Take it away Clark!

Reversing Sunset to make Sunrise (or vice versa)

Have you ever had a timelapse sunset
real sunset
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The Sony 6K VENICE Menu Simulator Online Now

Camera Assistants, Owner – Operators, and DPs the Sony VENICE Menu Simulator is online and waiting for you and your curiosity. Well, maybe I’m overhyping this a touch. It is a menu simulator for the VENICE and it is online, but I doubt it is waiting for you. Now future users can be learn the new camera’s menu system so they are ready to take the VENICE out for a shoot once it arrives at your doorstep sometime in February. I have taken the VENICE simulator for a spin and one big take away is the new Menu is cleaner
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Nine videos to discover the Panasonic EVA1

Nine videos to discover the Panasonic EVA1 Available on YouTube, the educational videos about the Panasonic EVA1 cover everything from recording onto inexpensive SDXC cards to the modular design that makes the camera a versatile tool for a wide range of uses. The Panasonic AU-EVA1 5.7K handheld cinema camera is distinguished by a pixel count of 5720 H x 3016 V (17.25 million), Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2,500, and 14-stops of dynamic range. The EVA1 delivers more than 17.25 million photosites, nearly double the 8.8 million for 4K DCI (4096 x 2160). Very well received when announced, the camera is Continue reading "Nine videos to discover the Panasonic EVA1"

MediaMotion Ball celebrates 21 years

MediaMotion Ball celebrates 21 years An all-volunteer produced event, the MediaMotion Ball serves as the unofficial industry kickoff and reunion event for the production, post production and motion graphics communities. Celebrating its 21st year in this return, the MediaMotion Ball is hosted by the International Media User’s Group (IMUG), an all-volunteer community of video and design professionals.  First held in 1998 the MediaMotion Ball is now the premier event for post production, motion graphics, 3D and anyone in the production field attending NAB. The MMB draws attendees from across the country and around the world. It is one of the longest-running events of its Continue reading "MediaMotion Ball celebrates 21 years"