After Effects News 2018 October #3

Recently in the world of After Effects, there’s been continued shop talk, and discussion of AE CC 2019, master properties, waves, noise, VR, tools, training, space, dynamic range, and more.   Brian Behm, who built a game show with Adobe Character Animator, is hosting Mochat tonight. He’s “looking forward to talking with the AE team about a release that’s got some exceptionally cool things in it. I’ve been digging the puppet tool updates.” Chats are on Tuesday night at 9pm eastern, 6pm pacific; search for #mochat or go to http://tchat.io/rooms/mochat   Anticipating the current popularity of career talk
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Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography

Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography There are no rules for perfect composition, said photographer Arnold Newman. There are infinite ways to frame a shot, adds Raymond Thi. His website, Geometric Shots, will help you to break free from rules. I sat down yesterday to watch, again, “The Great Budapest Hotel” of Wes Anderson, and the experience dictated that I followed the 104 minutes “funtastic” vision with this article, which I had promised myself to write, a long time ago. In fact, the notes for this article have been lingering in a folder inside my computer since 2015, when I wrote one article, “From Kubrick
Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography
Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography
Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography
Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography
Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography
Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography
Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography
Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography
Geometric Shots: the importance of lines in cinematography
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A Tale of Groceries: Featuring an Fstoppers Community Member

A Tale of Groceries: Featuring an Fstoppers Community Member Inspiration strikes at random times, you may witness a beautiful fall scene with brightly colored leaves falling into a creek, or stumble across a wonderful painting that gets your creative juices flowing and sparks your imagination. Or like in the case of "Grossceries," you watch a documentary on food, and start to think about where food comes from. [ Read More ]

Solutions to Resolve Part 3: Unexpected clipping when grading

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Unexpected clipping in DaVinci Resolve and how to avoid it!

One of the great features of Resolve is that it works in 32bit float. This means that it can cope with a virtually limitless dynamic range, and, most importantly, it will conserve that range however much you raise or
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Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019

Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019 A strong attendance from 32 states across the U.S. and seven countries at the premiere of Cine Gear Expo Atlanta justifies that the event becomes annual. New dates will be announced soon. The Southeast’s Film and TV community showed its support of filmmaking art and technology with strong attendance at the premiere of Cine Gear Expo Atlanta. The event culminated several years of requests from vendors and crews who wanted to see the Hollywood-style event happen closer to home. For the organizers of the event, “the recent rise of production in Atlanta, and the rest of the south” justified
Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019
Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019
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Art of the Cut with double Oscar-winner, William Goldenberg

William Goldenberg, ACE, won Oscars for editing Zero Dark Thirty (with Dylan Tichenor, ACE) and for Argo. He received additional Oscar nominations and ACE Eddies for Seabiscuit, The Insider and The Imitation Game. His filmography also includes editing Concussion, Unbroken, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and National Treasure among many others. I’ve interviewed William twice before for AOTC: For Into the Night (2017) and Detroit (2017). For this interview, we discuss his work on director Paul Greengrass‘ Netflix film, 22 July, which is in limited theatrical release and is available now on Netflix. (This interview was transcribed with SpeedScriber.
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After Effects News 2018 October #2

This time in the world of After Effects, version 16 has been released, with tracking and expressions and features tentatively discussed. And there’s been talk of transitions, volumetric lights, interfaces, lower thirds, and more. AECC2014icon.pngAdobe After Effects CC 2019 (version 16.0) is out, and AEP has an overview of the general release that’s updated with new Help links and 3rd-party explainers and tutorials in After Effects + Creative Cloud 2019. Adobe has an overview of all the announcements at the Adobe Max conference in Adobe Unleashes Wave of Imaging Innovation: Photoshop CC for the iPad, Project Aero, Project Gemini, Dimension CC 2.0
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JVC reveals affordable 31-inch UHD/4K DT-U series professional monitors

With a series of features, including a new zero latency image processing mode, ideal for lip sync monitoring, the first of the new monitors from JVC Professional Video will be available in November. Ideal for critical video applications in the studio and on location, the affordable JVC monitors feature 10-bit panels and 14-bit color processing to ensure high quality image processing and display. The DT-U31, previewed earlier this year at the 2018 NAB Show, offers UHD (3840×2160) resolution, while the DT-U31PRO offers full DCI 4K (4096×2160) native resolution. JVC reveals affordable 31-inch UHD/4K monitors for broadcast and live production Both monitors from JVC support HDR functions, including Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
JVC reveals affordable 31-inch UHD/4K monitors for broadcast and live production
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Learn VEGAS Pro 16 – 360 Video

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"

Adobe releases Premiere Rush, the easy, cross-platform video editor that may not be made for you.

The internet (or at least the video editing and creation side of the internet) is in a rush over Adobe’s release of Premiere Rush, their new video creation tool that allows for fast and easy video content creation. It’s an entirely new tool built with content creators in mind in that it’s optimized for speed and simplicity, two of the most important things when you need to get the content you created online fast. I just used some variation on the word creation five times in that opening paragraph above. Talking about Project Rush on Twitter a few months
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Teradek and Singular show dynamic graphic overlays at NAB New York

Teradek and Singular show dynamic graphic overlays at NAB New York Creating interactive live graphics quickly and easily is the promise coming from Teradek and Singular. Teradek is demonstrating the result of their association at NAB New York. Teradek brings dynamic graphic overlays to the cloud with Singular, creating the conditions for live streamers around the world to have access to the same capabilities of professional broadcast solutions without the expense or complexity. Developed by industry experts, Singular aims to allow anyone to create interactive live graphics quickly and easily, and the new partnership and the integration into Core Teradek’s cloud-based management and production platform, means live streamers will be
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Up and running with Apple Motion…in 20 minutes

For a lot of editors, After Effects is overkill but the rudimentary motion graphics tools in their NLE of choice just don’t cut it. Apple’s Motion fits nicely in between the two extremes, but its alien workflow catches many a digital artist off-guard. Well, moviola.com comes to the rescue again with its “Apple Motion Survival Guide.” The completely free guide takes you through the fundamental principles of Apple Motion in a little over 20 minutes. How much can you learn in that amount of time? Well, that’s the great thing about Motion: while the UX may be a
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Radeon Pro WX 8200: best workstation graphics performance for under $1000

Radeon Pro WX 8200: best graphics performance for under $1000 Created for real-time visualization, VR and photorealistic rendering, the Radeon Pro WX 8200 offers users the best workstation graphics performance for under $1000. $999, to be exact! The price is set to attract attention. It’s just one dollar short of $1000, but that’s part of the marketing strategy. More accessible than the competition and even other Radeon solutions for workstations, the Radeon Pro WX 8200 aims to seduce those dreaming about having access to a high end professional solution… at a more human price. Obviously, price is not everything, so the Radeon Pro WX 8200 graphics card finally made available
Radeon Pro WX 8200: best graphics performance for under $1000
Radeon Pro WX 8200: best graphics performance for under $1000
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Adobe Premiere Rush CC: video editing for YouTube made easy

Adobe Premiere Rush CC: video editing made easy Simplifying video creation and sharing on platforms including YouTube and Instagram is the aim of Adobe Premiere Rush CC, announced with a starter plan that is free… but has limitations. Adobe is feeling the pressure of other NLEs, with Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve at the top of the list, so they used this edition of Adobe MAX to introduce their own take in the world of free NLE, with Adobe Premiere Rush CC, which can be used as a entry-level video editor to the world of Adobe.  First revealed in June this year, as Project Rush, the now named Adobe Continue reading "Adobe Premiere Rush CC: video editing for YouTube made easy"

LANDR launches new audio mastering tool for Premiere Pro CC video editors

LANDR launches new audio mastering tool for video editors Professional video editors and video makers participating in the Adobe Max conference should check the new service, LANDR Audio Mastering for Video being demonstrated there. Artificial Intelligence is everywhere and is a name that atracts attention, more than algorithms, so it makes sense that companies use these modern and more sophisticated algorithms to develop new products. That’s exactly what LANDR Audio Inc. does with its  A.I.-based engine that provides editors with free high-quality finished audio for their Adobe Premiere Pro CC video projects. The new service, called LANDR Audio Mastering for Video, makes it easy for editors, says
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ON1 Photo RAW 2019: an invitation to migrate from Lightroom

ON1 Photo RAW 2019: an invitation to migrate from Lightroom Migrating your photos and settings from Lightroom to ON1 Photo RAW 2019 will soon be easier. The new version also features a new non­destructive workflow for layers. ON1 has been hard at work and has been listening to users. The 2019 version of ON1 Photo RAW, which will be available this November, offers significant enhancements to the migration process for customers looking to switch from Lightroom. According to ON1, “version 2019 will be one of the first solutions to utilize AI­ powered algorithms to transfer and display Lightroom edited photos in ON1 Photo RAW 2019. The transferred settings will also
ON1 Photo RAW 2019: an invitation to migrate from Lightroom
ON1 Photo RAW 2019: an invitation to migrate from Lightroom
ON1 Photo RAW 2019: an invitation to migrate from Lightroom
ON1 Photo RAW 2019: an invitation to migrate from Lightroom
ON1 Photo RAW 2019: an invitation to migrate from Lightroom
ON1 Photo RAW 2019: an invitation to migrate from Lightroom
ON1 Photo RAW 2019: an invitation to migrate from Lightroom
ON1 Photo RAW 2019: an invitation to migrate from Lightroom
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Solutions to Resolve Part 2: Accurate shot match in ColorTraceTM

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The key to accurate shot match in DaVinci Resolve’s Color Trace

ColorTraceTM is a tool in DaVinci Resolve to copy color grades from one timeline to another. It’s often used when a sequence has been graded and the grades then need to be transferred to different versions, perhaps
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