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
Adobe Premiere Pro changed names
Adobe Premiere Pro name changed
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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"

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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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"

How to Remove Large Objects in Photoshop

How to Remove Large Objects in Photoshop Have you ever tried to remove an object from a photo, but just couldn't get it to look right, whether it be because of the lighting, color, or actual selection? This tutorial provides a handful of tips for perfectly removing objects in Photoshop. [ Read More ]

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
Final Cut Pro X compound clips
Final Cut Pro X compound clip open
Final Cut Pro X break apart clip items
Final Cut Pro X workspace folder in Finder
Final Cut Pro X workspace Xcode
Final Cut Pro X toolbar gone
Final Cut Pro X toolbar
Final Cut Pro X multicam syncd
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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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Using ACDSee Pro on iOS for Advanced Color Grading

Using ACDSee Pro on iOS for Advanced Color Grading In a mobile world filled with an endless selection of preset filters, there are surprisingly few options to employ more creative color grading that is driven by specific choice rather than by simply perusing a gallery of presets. ACDSee Pro for iOS is one of the few apps that look to bridge this gap with an array of powerful color grading tools that emulate the color grading freedom of desktop editing. [ Read More ]

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,
Is glasses-free 3D really coming to every TV set?
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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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
fake sunrise
flipped fake sunrise
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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"

Day 12 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Your library might have access to Lynda.com

28 Days Filmtools banner At some point last year I learned that my local library had access to Lynda.com. It wasn’t well publicized and not front and center on the Nashville Public Library website but it was there. It still is and I’ve been enjoying it ever since, including on the Lynda.com (LinkedIn Learning or whatever they call it now) iPad app. Apparently there’s been this program called LyndaLibrary where many different metro library systems have access to Lynda.com and yours might very well have access too. You first must have a library card but those are usually free and a
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Day 11 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – The perfect Path Finder panel placement

#28daysofQuickTips 2018 Filmtools banner I’ve mentioned Cocatech’s $40 Mac OS Finder replacement application Path Finder a time or two in the past. Even once in the 2015 #28daysofQuickTips as a way to sync folders. This time I want to point out one of Path Finder’s coolest features: the information panes that it can display around the Path Finder window. I consider this setup of info panes around the perimeter of the Path Finder window the perfect Path Finder panel placement.Path Finder 01 There’s so much that Path Finder will do but one one of my favorite things is the ability to show a number of panes around
Path Finder 02
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Day 10 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Using Final Cut Pro X as the ultimate sound effects and music browser

28 Days Filmtools banner There was a Facebook post in an Avid editing group the other day that reminded me of one of my favorite uses for Final Cut Pro X: as a lightning fast browser for music and sound effects. I have a folder full of hundreds and thousands of sound effects and music divided up by library, type etc. These sound effects and music libraries live on my system and also travel with me when I’m working at a client’s facility on a portable drive. Plug it into my laptop (if they don’t have FCPX installed on the client system) and instant sound
Final Cut Pro X browse sound effects
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Creating Custom Black & White Effects in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Ripple Training’s Steve Martin how you can use the new color tools in Final Cut Pro 10.4 to create custom greyscale and tint effects. If you apply a Color Curves correction to a clip and then attempt to isolate a specific \ red, blue, or green channel by pulling down on the upper right control point the other channels to remove them completely, you’ll notice in the RGB parade that those channels don’t get completely removed. This is because the Preserve Luma checkbox at the bottom of the correction window is enabled Continue reading "Creating Custom Black & White Effects in Final Cut Pro X"

Day 9 #28daysofQuickTips 2018 – Quickly connect a title in Final Cut Pro X

28 Days Filmtools banner One of the strengths of Final Cut Pro X is its fancy graphics and titles, courtesy of Motion templates, 3D text and a very active third party development ecosystem. But I often find that more times than not I’m looking for a very simple title and/or lower third way more often that the fancy stuff. And it was only recently that I learned I don’t have to dig into the Titles and Generators sidebar to find those most basic of titles. They live right under the Edit > Connect Title menu. Final Cut Pro X connect title From there you can connect either a Basic Title or
Final Cut Pro X connect title keyboard shortcut
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