A.I. Gigapixel: enlarge images using artificial intelligence

A.I. Gigapixel: enlarge images with artificial intelligence Topaz Labs has a new tool and is not a plugin or even a new feature for its Topaz Studio. A.I. Gigapixel is a stand-alone image resizer that the company says is smarter and sharper than anything else available. With modern cameras offering so many megapixels, one would think image resizers are a thing of the past, but they are not. We continue to use the interpolation tools available in different photo editors to create larger versions of some photos, and when requested to create even bigger images, some of us might use a specialized tool, able to get
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DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features

DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features If you want to try a new NLE, think about DaVinci Resolve 15. The free version, says Blackmagic Design, “has more features than virtually every other paid application for post production.” Recently released, DaVinci Resolve 15 represents a massive update to the program, and, as BlackMagic Design stated, is “the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool.” This version adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more, and
DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features
DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features
DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features
DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features
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How to Create Vertigo Effect With a Drone

How to Create Vertigo Effect With a Drone The Vertigo Effect, also known as the dolly zoom has been a popular technique, first used by cameraman Irmin Roberts in renowned director Alfred Hitchcock’s film Vertigo. But, have you ever wondered how this effect is achieved with a drone? [ Read More ]

After Effects News 2018 August #2

Last week’s news, today! Plugin Everything released Bezier Node for After Effects, which is 33% Off until Aug 14. Bezier Node draws a curved line from A to B. It’s good for animating graphs and infographics; you can adjust parameters such as Axis, Symmetry, Extra lines, Gradient, Trim paths, and more. As part of their interview series, they also hosted Fraser Davidson from Cub Studios in London. The next episode features Lloyd Alvarez, creator and founder of AE Scripts & Plugins. Unfortunately, they pick to stream on Facebook but you can find the date when they announce it. Here’s Bezier
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DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features

DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features The new upgrade to DaVinci Resolve fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for! With the recent massive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, DaVinci Resolve 15 is, says Blackmagic Design, “the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool.” DaVinci Resolve 15 adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles
DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features
DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features
DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features
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Real-time workflows for film, TV, VR and AR using Unreal Engine technology

From Technicolor’s ‘HP Mars Home Planet’ VR experience to a demo set in the Star Wars universe showcasing techniques for virtual production, Epic Games will offer real-time experiences at Siggraph. The Siggraph 2018 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, is the place to go to explore the new trends and technologies, and Epic Games invites visitors to the event to delve into a new world of immersive experiences with Unreal Engine! Epic Games will use the event to demonstrate the power of its Unreal Engine technology to drive the most advanced real-time workflows across film and TV, VR/AR, games, architecture, automotive,
Real-time workflows for film, TV, VR and AR using Unreal Engine technology
Real-time workflows for film, TV, VR and AR using Unreal Engine technology
Real-time workflows for film, TV, VR and AR using Unreal Engine technology
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Take Control of Skin Tones Using Curves in Photoshop

Take Control of Skin Tones Using Curves in Photoshop We all know what it is like to shoot in difficult lighting situations and to end up with shots where the skin tones of your subjects just look off. If you don't want to spend hours playing with a bunch of controls or spend a bunch of money on fancy actions and presets, then check out out this quick tutorial, which walks us through color grading for skin tones simply by using Curves in Photoshop. [ Read More ]

ART OF THE CUT with the previs editors of The Third Floor

Over the past few months of interviews many of the editors have mentioned working with previs editors. (Ant-man and the Wasp, Rampage, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and many of the other films mentioned below) Nearly all of them mentioned working with the internationally-acclaimed previs company The Third Floor. It roused my curiosity about the relationship between the previs editor – who is often on a project long before the picture editor – and the picture editors. How are the skillsets different and what are the previs editors doing to facilitate the production?

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“Mouseless” Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can edit in Final Cut Pro X without touching a mouse. There are many great keyboard commands for common editing tasks in Final Cut Pro X and they often allow you to edit more quickly than clicking and dragging with a mouse. Our focus in this episodes is “dynamic trimming”: adjusting an edit point while the project plays. The setup is a rough string-out of a dialogue scene where there is obvious overlap of repeated dialogue across the cut point since the OTS shot and the Continue reading "“Mouseless” Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X"

A Premiere Pro Quicktip I can’t believe I never thought of

Here at the Editblog we love Quicktips and have run whole months of them over the years and even invited readers to play along. Just the other day I came across a little Quicktip while working in Adobe Premiere Pro that was one of those I cannot believe I never thought of  this until now moments. Have a you ever been editing using the a sequence in the Source monitor? This might be by the pancake method (check out this free half-hour webinar I did on Pancake Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro)  or otherwise but it’s quite common in my workflow, usually
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Adobe Premiere Pro flatten multicam
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Panasonic creates a new and FREE VariCam and EVA1 LUT library

Panasonic’s FREE VariCam and EVA1 LUT library It’s time to play with Panasonic’s new offer: 35 unique 3D Look Up Tables that enable filmmakers to create a variety of looks with VariCam and EVA1 cinema cameras. And they’re completely free! When acquiring in native V-Log/V-Gamut, the VariCam lineup of cinema cameras capture imagery with more than 14 stops of dynamic range and a very wide color spectrum, both parameters often exceeding that of 35mm film. To store this wide range of exposure in the recorded image, a log (logarithmic) contrast curve is used. However, displaying this huge range of image contrast (the darkest shadows to the brightest
Panasonic’s FREE VariCam and EVA1 LUT library
Panasonic’s FREE VariCam and EVA1 LUT library
Panasonic’s FREE VariCam and EVA1 LUT library
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After Effects News 2018 August #1

Recently there’s been a bit of a push to help people learn After Effects, though there’s fewer items being posted than about a year ago. Of course there’s more on learning, puberty, characters, time, and throttling. in addition to updates to Adobe’s After Effects Get Started tutorials, there’s new videos from Peter McKinnon on After Effects Basics and from Premiere Gal, Learn After Effects CC in 15 Minutes – Tutorial for Beginners:   In Mograph goes through puberty on Motionographer, School of Motion’s Joey Korenman explores his life in motion  design. In the end you have to ask: Is
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Luma Touch expands wireless media management with WD devices

Luma Touch expands wireless media management with Western Digital devices There are good news for LumaFusion editors using Western Digital wireless storage devices: it is now possible to wirelessly preview footage from their WD wireless drives directly from within LumaFusion. Luma Touch announced it has teamed up with Western Digital Corporation to integrate wireless media management workflows between Western Digital wireless storage devices and LumaFusion, the industry-popular iOS mobile video editing app designed specifically for mobile filmmakers, journalists, YouTube creators and anyone looking to create better video using mobile devices and gear. Luma Touch has since its introduction aimed to expand the integration of the tool with other products. ProVideo Coalition
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New series: Stickman Straightens Out

The modern entertainment industry is a confusing mix of technology and creativity. How is one person supposed to absorb all the requisite information? Well of course no one person can, but we all need to have at least enough understanding to prevent other sections of the production team from pulling a fast one on us (Three days to light a green screen? Please.) So how can you absorb the important information without doing a joint degree in engineering and film studies? Talk to the Stickman. Moviola.com’s new series, “Stickman straightens out…” is designed specifically to deliver the meat
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The Versatile Range Selection Tool in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us some surprising and useful ways to use the Range tool in Final Cut Pro X. Selected from the Tools pop-up menu, by pressing the R key on the keypad, or my favorite method, by pressing and holding the R key (because when you release the key, Final Cut reverts back automatically to the arrow tool), the Range tool lets you select a section of your timeline: part of a single clip, a range of multiple clips, just video, or just audio. Steve’s first example involves adjusting the volume Continue reading "The Versatile Range Selection Tool in Final Cut Pro X"

Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations

Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations Frame.io launched today a new short film series that asks the world’s most sought-after filmmakers why they do what they do: Mark Toia signs on as the inaugural Frame.io Master. The opening interview for the Frame.io Masters invites us to discover world-renowned commercial director Mark Toia, following him from the excitement of the first $50 dollar check to the assumption, as he says, that “directors are just hairdressers. If you screw up someone’s hair they’re never coming back.” It’s a revealing video interview, which gives viewers a unique glimpse of Mark Toia’s journey from would-be starving
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
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