PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five Five days sharing tips on deals with ProVideo Coalition readers. Don’t forget to check our previous notes on deals, because some of them extend beyond this period. See the links at the bottom of the page for previous 2017 Black Friday deals. PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five Lightworks 50% off Save  50% when you buy an Outright license of Lightworks V14. But you’ve to be fast, because the promotion is available for this Black Friday weekend only. Use the code BLACK_FRIDAY_2017_OUTRIGHT at the checkout and get your 2017 Emmy award-winning Hollywood blockbuster editor at an amazing price. One thing: Boris FX and Graffiti are also
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Five
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How Does VEGAS Pro 15 Compare to Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP X, Avid Media Composer and More?

I have used VEGAS Pro for more than ten years, and a big part of the reason I use it as my “go-to” NLE above any other choice is that it really is a comprehensive all-in-one set of tools. It actually lets you finish the whole project from the beginning to the end within one software package. Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve are all great in their own way, but they all have shortcomings that force users to rely on other tools to finish their project. VEGAS Pro is the NLE
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PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four While some of the deals in this list are only available for a very limited period of time, others confirm that the shopping season continues until the very end of 2017. Sometimes, the best deals also appear in between the “magic“ dates. Don’t forget to check our previous 2017 Black Friday deals, following the links at the bottom of this page.   PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four GoPro: get a Karma now GoPro has different products available for 2017 Black Friday deals, but one may be on the top of your list. Save big on Karma with HERO6 Black, for $799.99. The offer is
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Four
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Northrup Vs. Fro, JPG Vs. Raw: Why Is It Even Still a Debate?

Northrup Vs. Fro, JPG Vs. Raw: Why Is It Even Still a Debate? It’s the equivalent of a presidential Twitter feud, but for the photography world. Everyone’s favorite Anderson Cooper lookalike Tony Northrup released a video on November 4 about the benefits and downsides to shooting raw files versus JPG files, and in this video dispensed some advice on when to shoot raw files and when to shoot JPG files (and when to shoot both). Naturally, this elicited a strong response from everyone’s favorite (only?) Fro, Jared Polin of “Fro Knows Photo” fame, who is known for his shirts indicating to the world that he does indeed shoot raw. All the time. Continue reading "Northrup Vs. Fro, JPG Vs. Raw: Why Is It Even Still a Debate?"

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three We are aware that not all deals are viable everywhere, but due to the characteristics of modern day trade, it is possible to make Black Friday an international experience – which it already is, anyway – through online sellers. So do look through some of the promotions we have for this third day, and don’t forget to check the Day One and Day Two bargains, which you can find following the links at the bottom of this page. More 2017 Black Friday deals soon! PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three Sigma Art on sale This Black Friday, Sigma is doing something special. Eight prime lenses, five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
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PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three We are aware that not all deals are viable everywhere, but due to the characteristics of modern day trade, it is possible to make Black Friday an international experience – which it already is, anyway – through online sellers. So do look through some of the promotions we have for this third day, and don’t forget to check the Day One and Day Two bargains, which you can find following the links at the bottom of this page. More 2017 Black Friday deals soon! PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three Sigma Art on sale This Black Friday, Sigma is doing something special. Eight prime lenses, five
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Three
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5 tips for shooting 360° video

Photo credit: Dane Brehm
It may seem like creating a 360° video is equivalent to shooting a traditional film, just with a special camera that can see in all directions at once. But, in fact, just as the experience of watching VR is fundamentally different than watching a “flattie,” the pro- cess of making one is pretty different too. When you’re watching a spherical video—especially when wearing a headset like a GearVR or Daydream View—you really do feel transported to a new location. And this fundamentally changes the way you take in the scene around you. You’re not watching a
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PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two A single day initially, Black Friday became a “loooong Friday”, as it is now an event that takes some days, paving the way for Cyber Monday, another excuse for consumers to justify their role. After this little note on the evolution of the event, let’s look at the bargains. Don’t miss the Day One bargains, which you can find following the link at the bottom of this page. More Black Friday deals soon! PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two Borix FX: up to 50% of all products For one week only, take 30-50% off all products in the Boris Web Shop. This special Black Friday sale
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals: Day Two
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Stranger Lamborghini: BTS of a Pepper Yandell ‘Stranger Things’ Project

Stranger Lamborghini: BTS of a Pepper Yandell 'Stranger Things' Project NO SPOILERS HERE! Just in case you were worried. They say inspiration can come from anywhere, and I have to say that definitely couldn't be more true. For one photographer, it came in the form of one his favorite TV Shows. Commercial automotive photographer Pepper Yandell took his work with automotive photography and digital retouching, and combined it with imagery and concepts from the Netflix Series "Stranger Things" to make a truly unique photograph featuring one Lamborghini, and a monster from the show. [ Read More ]

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals

PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals The 2017 Black Friday is, as always, one of the longest days of the year, as it starts, in many cases, this Monday, and runs well beyond next Friday. Time to save on many products, some available for the first time through this promotion. We picked some of the best deals around, and will be adding more in the next days. Do come back for other 2017 Black Friday deals. PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals Teradek Bolt and more 2017 Black Friday starts this Monday for Teradek, and until November 27 it will be running. The key deals from Teradek are around its popular Bolt
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
PVC’s 2017 Black Friday deals
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An Interview with Two-time Oscar Winner Neil Corbould

Neil Corbould
Two-time Oscar winner Neil Corbould got his first insight into the world of special effects after following his uncle onto the set of Superman: The Movie. He later worked on productions like Pink Floyd: The Wall and John Landis’ American Werewolf in London. Along with his brothers Chris and Paul, Corbould is among the most sought after special effects supervisors working on the planet. Recent highlights include being named Special Effects Supervisor on Rogue One and his latest work with Steven Spielberg on the highly anticipated Ready Player One.
On the set of <i>Alien: Covenant</i>
On the set of Alien: Covenant
I caught up
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An in-depth chat with editor Scott Hill about Lightworks

Lightworks is a powerful NLE that has been around for many years and has edited at lot of major Hollywood features at the hands of some talented editors. Though there is both a Mac and PC version, I don’t think a lot of editors know much about Lightworks. I hope this in-depth interview with feature film editors Scott Hill will be of interest. At NAB 2017 I taught a class called NLE Independence – Editing Beyond Adobe, Apple and Avid. One of those NLEs in the discussion was Lightworks and to prepare for the class I interviewed editor Scott Hill
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Lightworks audio rubber banding and mixing.
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How to Colorize a Photo Using Curves in Photoshop

How to Colorize a Photo Using Curves in Photoshop Adding color to a black and white photo is one of the most fun things you can do in Photoshop. Not only that but it is surprisingly straightforward, only taking a few repetitive steps to accomplish. In this tutorial, I’ll take you through the steps necessary to add color to any photo you like! [ Read More ]

Combine Photos and Create Collages in Photoshop with Layer Masks

Combine Photos and Create Collages in Photoshop with Layer Masks Utilizing layer masks within Photoshop isn't going to be anything new to some of you but if you are one who is somewhat unfamiliar with using masks in your work then this quick tutorial by Colin Smith, with photoshopCAFE, is just for you. Layer masks are best known for hiding or revealing sections of an image in a non-destructive manner. This could be compared to an eraser tool that can be reversed at any time without having to resort to your history panel. Even though the history panel in Photoshop CC now lets you set the controls to record up Continue reading "Combine Photos and Create Collages in Photoshop with Layer Masks"

Blackmagic used for documentaries about Robbie Williams and George Michael

Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael The music and images of Robbie Williams and George Michael will be with us for a longer period of time, thanks to the use of Blackmagic Design cinema cameras and scanners in two new documentaries. The Robbie Williams’ 2017 European tour was captured for posterity, both the stage and backstage moments, with the URSA Mini Pro and URSA Mini 4.6K, with DaVinci Resolve 14 used to edit the footage, announced Blackmagic Design recently. Meanwhile, Blackmagic’s Cintel Scanner was used to help digitize archived footage held on 16mm and 35mm film for new Channel 4 autobiographical documentary “George Michael: Freedom.
Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael
Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael
Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael
Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael
Blackmagic preserves memories of Robbie Williams and George Michael
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Are Lightroom CC’s Embedded Previews Worth Using?

Are Lightroom CC's Embedded Previews Worth Using? Import and culling have always been two of the most time consuming and, frankly, annoying parts of Adobe Lightroom. Despite all of its improvements over the years, the process of getting files into Lightroom has remained a huge bottleneck in an otherwise swift workflow application. With Lightroom Classic CC, Adobe finally made a full attempt to address this by allowing us to use the embedded previews from our raw files as previews for culling within the app and improved the overall speed of adding files to the catalog. So, what’s changed, and just how useful are those changes? [ Read Continue reading "Are Lightroom CC’s Embedded Previews Worth Using?"

Vimeo: HDR has arrived

Vimeo: HDR has arrived Luminous colors and extraordinary high quality are two terms that come to mind when thinking about High Dynamic Range. Now the two terms can be associated with Vimeo. HDR arrived! Things are moving fast at Vimeo. Moving forward, filmmakers and editors who shoot or master their video in HDR can upload, host, watch, or sell their videos on Vimeo, and in the highest color accuracy possible. HDR is being enabled, including 10-bit graphics and a bt.2020 wide color gamut, by leveraging HEVC (meaning: all HDR videos are available to watch on the latest HDR-supported software and hardware, including the Continue reading "Vimeo: HDR has arrived"

Vimeo: HDR has arrived

Vimeo: HDR has arrived Luminous colors and extraordinary high quality are two terms that come to mind when thinking about High Dynamic Range. Now the two terms can be associated with Vimeo. HDR arrived! Things are moving fast at Vimeo. Moving forward, filmmakers and editors who shoot or master their video in HDR can upload, host, watch, or sell their videos on Vimeo, and in the highest color accuracy possible. HDR is being enabled, including 10-bit graphics and a bt.2020 wide color gamut, by leveraging HEVC (meaning: all HDR videos are available to watch on the latest HDR-supported software and hardware, including the Continue reading "Vimeo: HDR has arrived"