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  • Last week in After Effects

    Last week in After Effects

    April 30, 2012, 10:27 pm
    Here's another summary of the last week of news on Adobe After Effects — with more on CS6, new scripts, time-lapses, light arrays, looks, and assorted tutorials and plug-ins new and old.

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    • Dear Vimeo: Before supporting 4K, please prioritiz
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      Dear Vimeo: Before supporting 4K, please prioritiz

      November 25, 2014, 7:48 am
      It is clear from the buzz in forums that many people are obsessed about having Vimeo offer 4K, whether it be the UHD (Ultra HD) version or the larger DCI version. However, there is something much more urgent for Vimeo to support, which is both easier and a higher priority than either of the 4K requests because it immediately affects many more video producers who already have multiple years of footage, and countless more viewers already own a proper screen for it.

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    • The case of the white t-shirt
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      The case of the white t-shirt

      November 24, 2014, 8:37 am
      In an earlier article I said that when I began my career, I found business issues more difficult to understand than any software or hardware matters.  This article elaborates on some of those issues, and presents several different analogies to help you think about you and your business...

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    • Installing and editing with Final Cut Pro 7 on a n
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      Installing and editing with Final Cut Pro 7 on a n

      November 23, 2014, 3:20 pm
      It had been well over a year since I saw my good friend and longtime business partner Final Cut Pro 7 but this week saw the opportunity request to open it back up and work on a music video. Rather than try to convince the production to move to something else (believe me, I’ve tried) I jumped in! Then I noticed I needed to install it on my laptop … that doesn’t have a DVD drive. Nor do I have an external one. It’s still possible and you can even update to 7.0.3. 

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    • Making sound visible through Cymatics
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      Making sound visible through Cymatics

      November 23, 2014, 11:40 am
      Cymatics, the study of wave phenomena (often of material media on a vibrating substrate), was pioneered by Swiss scientist Hans Jenny (1904-1972). Though often discussed in the context of "new age" ideas, DIY techies and artists have expanded interest in the phenomena.

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    • SmartView 4K monitor: like a DreamColor monitor wi
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      SmartView 4K monitor: like a DreamColor monitor wi

      November 22, 2014, 5:02 pm
      At IBC in Amsterdam, Blackmagic showed its US$1995 SmartView 4K (Ultra HD) monitor, which features built-in 3D LUTs, Teranex scaler, adjustable on screen markers, H/V delay, blue only, 12G-SDI inputs, and more. Many readers may immediately imagine that the SmartView 4K might be a direct competitor to an HP DreamColor. I conducted a short interview about some of its yet unpublished specs. Let’s see in which respects it’s like a DreamColor, and in which it isn’t.

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    • New EIZO 3-inch 4K Monitor Self-Calibrates
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      New EIZO 3-inch 4K Monitor Self-Calibrates

      November 21, 2014, 4:50 pm
      Designed for media & entertainment fields like cinema and broadcasting that need increasingly high-resolution formats and require appropriate display solutions for 2D and 3D CGI (computer-generated imagery), visual effects, compositing, and color grading, the ColorEdge CG318-4K  from EIZO Corporation offers an effective resolution of 4096 x 2160, in accordance with the DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives). Built so it can be used for both editing and reference work, it is also ideal for photogr...

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    • Media Composer 101 - Advanced - Reformatting your
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      Media Composer 101 - Advanced - Reformatting your

      November 21, 2014, 7:48 am
      We're heading back to the mailbag to answer another viewer question, and it's one that throws people for a loop a lot of the time, and that is getting your SD footage to look correct in your HD 16x timeline.

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    • Amadeus Pro, Audio Hijack, Sole Giménez and Capic
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      Amadeus Pro, Audio Hijack, Sole Giménez and Capic

      November 19, 2014, 3:48 pm
      Previously, I described how to produce a podcast live-to-drive using BossJock Studio with an automatic mixer (article links ahead). However, that isn’t practical when you’re interviewing a Spaniard singer/songwriter like Sole Giménez (ex-Presuntos Implicados) about her latest album via an international phone call, and also want to intertwine pieces of her own music based upon her sometimes unexpected responses. Ahead is the workflow and the final recording I used with CapicúaFM’s lat...

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    • Moving “Tracks” in Final Cut Pro X
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      Moving “Tracks” in Final Cut Pro X

      November 19, 2014, 12:33 pm
      How do you select all "tracks" in Final Cut Pro X, and do you even need to? This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training helps us understand how approaching Final Cut Pro X from the perspective of legacy editing applications can hinder our ability to get...

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    • Ask an Expert: OS Upgrade Issues, Retiming Animati
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      Ask an Expert: OS Upgrade Issues, Retiming Animati

      November 19, 2014, 7:40 am
      In our November 2014 Mailbag, readers asked questions about how to solve their OS upgrade issues, retiming animations within titles, what might be a good camera/TV combo and plenty more. Mark Spencer and Jose Antunes offered their insights and get specific about how readers can solve these...

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