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  • Making a Matte Painting with Elements in Motion

    Making a Matte Painting with Elements in Motion

    May 1, 2012, 8:18 am
    In the days of early motion picture making the art of "matte painting" was a process of actually painting with oils on a plate glass that was then shot in position in front of a scene on location or in the studio where the film would be exposed by the combined images through the camera's lens, creating an illusion that the actors int...

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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 I conducted a short interview about some of its yet unpublished specs.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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    • Cinema 4D and After Effects Interaction: Exploring
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      Cinema 4D and After Effects Interaction: Exploring

      November 14, 2014, 5:06 pm
      My name is Dorian Heller and I’m Seattle-based motion designer and visual fx artist. I’ve done work for Microsoft and several other companies with deadline driven deliverables. Therefore, it’s imperative for my work to look professional and also be efficient. This can mean...

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    • Want to see 4K editing in Media Composer before it
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      Want to see 4K editing in Media Composer before it

      November 14, 2014, 4:58 pm
      And no, I’m not breaking any embargoes, NDA’s or anything like that.  Avid is very excited about the impending release of the next version of Media Composer, and officially wants everyone to see it, and get excited about it as well.

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    • Popular Science Gives Award to 4K Monitor
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      Popular Science Gives Award to 4K Monitor

      November 13, 2014, 7:52 pm
      Acer’s new monitor, XB280HK, is, no doubt, conceived for gaming, but the fact that it was selected as a breakthrough product among thousands of others in search of the top 100 tech innovations of the year, which are being highlighted in Popular Science’s December issue, suggests we will be seeing more 4K monitors in the next months. And not just for gaming. They’re just becoming... popular, meaning prices will come down, and we will see more models coming to the market, for different uses.

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