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RE:Vision Effects Reveals RE:Flex v5 Morphing and Warping Plug-in for After Effects with GPU Support

Speedups up to 3x on GPUs when using RE:Flex have been measured over running RE:Flex in CPU mode

ClearCom Debuts FreeSpeak II Wireless Intercom System at IBC 2014

The FreeSpeak II system is designed for deployment across large-scale, multi-zone production areas typically required in live events, broadcast, and sports production

mLogic Rolls Out mTape Thunderbolt Backup and Archiving Solution for Creative Pros

mTape is the industry's first LTO-6 tape drive to feature Thunderbolt connectivity and the first tape drive system to receive Thunderbolt certification from Apple Inc. and Intel Corporation

Blackmagic Unveils Camera 1.9 Software Featuring Heads-Up Display On-Screen Metering

New on-screen metering capabilities provide customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

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Review: Canon XF205 Professional Camcorder

by | The Canon XF205 pro camcorder resembles the acclaimed XA25 consumer model introduced last year in several respects, but adds welcome features such as individual rings for iris, zoom, and focus; 2 additional channels of internal microphone recording; 1080/30P HD-SDI output in the XF205, and more. As such, the XF205 comes highly recommended as a camcorder well-suited to webcasting workflows.

Review: Peak Design Capture PRO Auto-Latching Camera Plate System

by | The Peak Design Capture PRO system is great for "hybrid" shooters tasked with covering events where you need to have your camera at the ready at all times, such as walking around covering everything that happens at a large event, but still need to be able to quickly put it on the tripod for a speech or talking head.

Tutorial: Giving Your Text a 3D Look

by | This tutorial explores how to add another dimension to your text and titles using some basic 3D capabilities in Adobe After Effects.

What's New in Sony Vegas Pro 13?

by | A quick look at the latest new features in Sony Vegas Pro 13, including the Vegas Pro Connect iPad app, a proxy-first workflow for mobile and 4K editors, and true, four-range loudness meters.

Sony a7S Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera, Part 1: Lens Options

by | People are buzzing about the Sony a7S, so Streaming Media Producer is launching a comprehensive three-part review. In this first part, we'll examine lens options for the Sony a7S and related cameras, as well as what to look for in a video lens.

Tutorial: Using Adjustment Layers with your Videos

by | By using adjustment layers in Adobe After Effects, you can easily create a variety of looks for your videos and share and compare them with clients

Flight Plan: How to Produce Professional Aerial Video, Part 1

by | Surging in popularity thanks to affordable, unmanned multirotor copters comfortably paired with cameras ranging from GoPros to DSLRs to REDs, aerial cinema is proving as effective a pro video tool as it is a cool hobby. But regardless of what "ready to fly" advocates tell you, there's no shortcut to aerial cinema coolness. This 3-part series will provide an essential primer in the technologies, tools, techniques, legal and practical concerns, and hidden challenges you'll face in aerial cinema as you prepare for takeoff.

Tutorial: Exporting for Digital Cinema with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014

by | A key concern for any producer is to ensure that the work you produce will play back on as many platforms (online, mobile, broadcast) as possible. Until recently, delivering content in digital cinema environments was the exclusive province of high-end facilities with specialized equipment. But with the release of Adobe Media Encoder CC 2014 and its Wraptor DCP plug-in, DCP has become just another export option, putting digital cinema delivery well within the reach of any Adobe CC user. Here how it you can add it to your offerings when your clients or projects demand it.

Commentary: Adobe Unveils 'Big Splash' Creative Cloud Release Including New iPad Apps and Major Photoshop and After Effects Updates

by | New After Effects features include additional keying effects, Kuler integration, and the ability to create live text templates and to share masks with Premiere Pro; Photoshop gets more powerful Smart Objects, Improved Layer Comps and Content-Aware technology, Blur Gallery motion effects, and a Focus Mask

Review: Adorama 3Pod V2AH Tripod

by | If you're looking for a tripod for tracking high-motion events and have only $150 to spend, you should check out the Adorama 3Pod V2AH.

How to Develop a Viable 4K Production Workflow

by | 4K content is here today and here to stay. Content acquisition is much easier than the rest of the workflow, led by consumer devices such as the millions of 4K cell phones, 4K POV cameras, and soon 4K Interchangeable Lens cameras that will lead the way for wider professional 4K adoption. 4K screen adoption is increasing rapidly too, and this just leaves some workflow issues for editing and distribution to be solved and adopted before 4K will be viable across a wide range of video production markets.

Review: Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 Frame Grabber

by | The Epiphan DVI2USB 3.0 provides a boon to conference videographers via a simple, small-footprint, low-cost solution for capturing a live PowerPoint or Keynote presentation to a PC or Mac as a full-frame rate, native-resolution video file. Here's a walkthrough of a functional conference presentation capture workflow using the DVI2USB 3.0.

Reality Check: What Does a 4K Production Workflow Require?

by | The time for idle speculation about 4K production has passed. 4K is here, and it's arrived in mainstream cameras at various price points with some surprisingly modest data rates. Do you need all-new, cutting-edge hardware to handle it? Probably not. Delve deeper into the specifics of your production chain, and do a little math to find out what your needs really are, and what you find might surprise you.

How to Pack and Prepare for International Video Shoots

by | A veteran producer of video projects on multiple continents offers tips on everything from hard-shelled equipment cases to travel restrictions to international power issues to visas to carnets for videographers who want to book international jobs, make the most of them, and escape the pitfalls that come with being un- or under-prepared.
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