Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/11/13 01:12:34 PM
Geoffrey Morrison of CNET looks at HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and VGA to determine the best connection for hooking up a computer to a TV or monitor. He writes, "With televisions, HDMI is the most common connector. But if you want to connect a computer to your TV (or you've got a new computer monitor), the options tend to be HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, and sometimes old-school VGA. Each connection has its pros and cons, and perhaps the best cable to use with your display is more than just what it came with. Here are the differences." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/10/13 11:12:27 AM
The St. Louis Rams have celebrated victories and suffered losses during the 2013 football season thus far—however, videos produced by the Rams Broadcasting Network are always a big win. The network creates everything from videos introducing cheerleaders and players, game-winning plays, interviews with coaches, and more entertaining content that make it fun to be a fan. Video Manager Chris Slepokura sat down to tell us more about the Rams’ content strategy and how the videos are produced for broadcast, online, and mobile delivery using Adobe Creative Cloud software.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/09/13 05:12:20 PM
Jim Owens of Mastering Film writes up a good primer on basic editing techniques, including how to best cut between different sized shots, establish location and more. He writes, "Editing is an unobtrusive skill. If it is done well, the audience does not notice it, but is absorbed in its effect. During an exciting scene, for example, when the duration of shots is made shorter and shorter as the tension grows, the audience is only conscious of growing agitation, and fast-moving action. There are certain established principles in the way one edits, and although like all 'rules,' they may be occasionally disregarded, they have been created out of experience. Here are a few of the most common." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/09/13 05:12:49 PM
Editor Jonny Elwyn rounds up some of his favorite Thunderbolt peripherals, from hard drives to expansion hubs and more. He writes, "So I’m thinking of upgrading my trusty MacBook Pro later next year, but it only comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 Thunderbolt ports and an HDMI port. So I’ve already begun looking into how to expand it’s usefulness through all these nifty Thunderbolt peripherals you can get these days. Here is an epic run down on some of the best available Thunderbolt devices." Read the full post here on this blog.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/09/13 02:12:23 PM
Editing expert Oliver Peters weighs in on the changing tools of his trade. He writes, "The ongoing battle in all areas of the tech sector has focused on the conundrum of simplicity versus complexity. The central question being, whether or not a professional application needs to be complex by its very nature. We’ve seen this in the Final Cut Pro X arguments and we will see it again with the new Mac Pro. Clearly everything Apple has been doing for many years, is to enhance the user experience by hiding some of the complexity under the hood." Read the full post here on his blog.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/05/13 06:12:24 PM
The post-production pipeline for BBC 3 series In the Flesh involved Avid and cloud based platform Aframe. Says Eben Clancy, post production director at production company Timeline TV North, “We needed a better way to get edit-ready files to London as we work on dual sites. After trying several options we found the functionality we needed in Aframe’s product,” Read the full story here on Definition Magazine.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/03/13 01:12:55 PM
Bill Davis of RevUp Transmedia explains his go-to NLE as well as other programs that are in his toolbox and why. He writes, "As creative professionals in 2013 we often find ourselves bridging a divide, with Adobe’s products on one side and Apple’s on the other. I spend most of my time switching between Final Cut Pro X and After Effects (with Motion 5 thrown in for good measure). FCPX is by far my NLE of choice, and going back to FCP7 or Premiere feels like a trip back in time. Meanwhile, After Effects is still the reigning champ of the motion graphics world, so learning it is a must. But looking at these two applications side by side illustrates two very different philosophies when it comes to embracing change moving forward." Read the full story here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/03/13 11:12:28 AM
Ambitiously aiming to lead the media revolution, Scruffy.TV creates custom content and is building a full, online network that is hosting all-original content. Kanen Flowers is the creative director behind the initiative, which includes That Post Show, Scruffy Thinking, Scruffy Shows, and HERO PUNK. Other team members include Kristin Martin, Ryan Jacobi, and Weston Woodbury.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/02/13 05:12:26 PM
The DMV Creative Pro User Group Government Video Expo Edition meeting is taking place on Wednesday, December 4th from 5 PM to 9 PM, co-located with GV Expo at the Walter E. Washington DC Convention Center. The meeting will feature a presentation by high-fashion cinematographer and photographer Simeon Quarrie, as well as presentations from AJA and Adobe, as well as a raffle. See more details and register here.
Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 12/02/13 04:12:11 PM
Agam Shah of Digital Arts writes up the buzz from creative professionals over the new Apple Mac Pro. He writes, "Given the similar price point for the new and previous Mac Pros, the move to two GPUs cannot be underestimated, especially given that time is money for professional users, Craig [Seeman, owner of Third Planet Video] said. The standardization of dual GPUs will facilitate software development so more video rendering and other computing tasks are off-loaded to graphics processors from CPUs, Craig said." Read the full story here.