Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/10/13 04:06:40 PM
All week, we'll be spotlighting some of our breakout sessions taking place at Center Stage at DV Expo East.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/10/13 12:06:20 PM
Eduard Taberner's simple but delightful stop-motion short "Sticky Man" features a stick figure running is way around a room via Post-its. It took Tabernar a year to create the animations. The film was edited by Facundo Ferreyra. Watch below. (via i09)
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/07/13 11:06:48 AM
FCP.co is featuring four new short films from Logan Kelsey, all shot on 4K on RED cameras and edited in Final Cut Pro X. They write, "A treat this morning. No new products, no plugins, not even a new lens flare pack, just some great examples of 4K RED work that has been post produced in FCPX. Grab a coffee (you will get thirsty) and enjoy!" Read more here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/06/13 11:06:00 AM
Intel's next generation of Thunderbolt will allow for the transmission of raw 4K video. Explains James Holloway of Gizmag, "The current Thunderbolt standard has two separate 10 Gb/s copper channels: one for data and one for video. But 10 Gb/s is insufficient for streaming 4K video. For Thunderbolt 2, Intel has combined the two into a single two-way channel cable of devoting necessary bandwidth to video, and using the rest for data." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/05/13 01:06:26 PM
Ron Dawson of Day Dreamer Magazine writes up a tutorial for importing AVCHD video into Final Cut Pro X. He writes, "A few weeks ago I was editing my first AVCHD project in FCPX (I’ve edited AVCHD projects in legacy versions of FCP, but not yet in FCPX), and I’ll be darned if I didn’t have a heck of a time finding definitive information about the proper procedure for importing AVCHD video into Final Cut Pro X. As many of you probably know, AVCHD is a proprietary video format developed by Sony and Panasonic that is used in a number of cameras (e.g. the Canon’s C100, Sony’s FS100, the Panasonic’ GH2 to name a few). What makes it such a pain to use is that cameras that use it create this complex file structure in which the video is buried. It’s not like what you see on a traditional DSLRS which have .MOV files you can copy over. It’s a drag."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/03/13 11:06:32 AM
Oliver Peters delves deeper into the new Final Cut Pro X, discussing Events, Compound Clips and more. He writes, "Although fun, powerful and intuitive, FCP X can also be quite frustrating. Unlike any other NLE software, FCP X needs to be approached with a working strategy. That’s partially because certain terms and concepts have changed, but also because elements within the application do not operate with the same properties. An Event functions differently than a Project and a clip on the Primary Storyline can do different things than the same clip edited to the timeline as a Connected Clip." Read the full post here on his digitalfilms site.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/03/13 10:06:25 AM
Jan Ozer of OnlineVideo.net has created a handy list of answered FAQs about Adobe Creative Cloud including how to subscribe, how much it costs, and what applications are included. She writes, "The next generation of Adobe’s Creative Suite applications — including Premiere Pro , Photoshop, and After Effects — is going to be radically different that what you’re used to. That’s because the next generation of Creative Suite is called Creative Cloud, and you’ll no longer buy your apps, but subscribe to them. Confused? No doubt. That’s why we’ve created this helpful FAQs article."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 06/03/13 10:06:23 AM
Macworld has run a series of tests pitting USB 3 against the more expensive (and purportedly faster) Thunderbolt. They write, "We wanted to see if USB 3.0 lives up to its hype, and if Thunderbolt is in fact a faster alternative. So we ran a slew of tests using both spinning and solid-state drives that had a variety of interfaces and were plugged in both directly to a computer and through a USB 3.0 hub. To give the tests the best chance of success, we connected the USB 3.0 drives to a 2012 15-inch MacBook Pro with a 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a speedy internal SSD drive installed. We also tested USB 2.0 and FireWire 800 speeds for comparison. " Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 05/30/13 12:05:41 PM
Adobe addresses some of the concerns and criticisms surrounding its announcement of Creative Cloud. Writes Jaron Schneider of FStoppers, "There have been fewer hotly debated topics in the past six months than Adobe’s move to the cloud. Many creatives really like the new cloud, but others are steadfastly against it. I actually have seen some very harsh arguments that might even surpass the flame wars between Nikon and Canon enthusiasts. As hard as it might be to believe for some of you, Adobe does listen and is addressing some of your major concerns with the cloud-based software system."
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 05/30/13 10:05:56 AM
RedShark News interviews Sean Safreed, the creator of Red Giant's new BulletProof software.