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Gear & Now: Live Event Switchers

July 31, 2007

Event DV by Lee Rickwood A number of new products are providing dedicated solutions for the live recording, editing, and mixing of audio/video and computer content—and not just in standard definition, but in HDV and HD as well. Whether live in the field or back in post, media producers and event videographers have choices for Read More

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Sony Vegas Tutorials @ DMN

DMN By Jeffrey P. Fisher Efficient Editing with Sony Vegas As a teacher, trainer, and consultant I see a lot of people using Sony Vegas and run across a myriad of working styles and approaches. Some people are quite adept at applying the tools while others get mired in old habits – some bad – Read More

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DVD AUTHOR – ADVENTURES IN BLU-RAY DISC AUTHORING

July 30, 2007

Post by Heath Firestone I’ve been looking forward to being able to deliver my high definition projects in a high definition format since I bought my first HDCAM camera almost five years ago. Being an early adopter, it’s been a series of challenges, just to work in high definition. I finally realized my dream of Read More

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Canon prosumer camcorder offers low-cost HDV alternative

Government Video by Chuck Gloman There has always been a divide between consumer equipment and professional gear, but Canon has produced a rather tempting prosumer camcorder that provides quality HD images at a surprisingly low price point. Weighing slightly more than a pound without battery, the HV20 is one small camcorder, though it includes a Read More

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Matrox RT.X2 3.0 Now Shipping

July 27, 2007

Montreal, Canada – July 27, 2007 – Matrox® Video Products Group today announced that software release 3.0 for the Matrox RT.X2™ realtime editing platform is now available. The Matrox RT.X2 3.0 release provides support for Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium and Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3 software as well as support for additional HD and Read More

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Google Earth zoom effect

July 26, 2007

Digital Arts by Stelios Nikolaou Use Google Earth with Adobe After Effects to make thrilling ‘falling-from- space’ sequences. Google Earth has amazed us all with its tremendous potential – but what if we want to take things one step further and make a zoom- in animation from its satellite photos? It’s possible, and means you Read More

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NewTek Ships TriCaster STUDIO

Breakthrough technology includes live, multi-channel virtual sets with unprecedented realism for broadcast and web stream producers San Antonio, TX – July 26, 2007 — NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading video and 3D animation products, today announced the shipment of TriCaster STUDIOâ„¢, a turnkey portable, live production and virtual set system which provides a whole new Read More

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First Look: SmoothCam & Background Processing – The Future of Final Cut Pro

About a month into the launch of Final Cut Studio 2, I thought I would take an in depth look at one of the best new features of FCP, which is SmoothCam and Background Processing. Both these features go hand in hand and with what I have seen, this could be giving us a glimpse Read More

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Media Composer 2.7: Worth the Price?

July 24, 2007

DV by Frank Capria A great editor in an expensive package. If you can justify the cost, you can’t go wrong with Media Composer. For the better part of the past 15 years, Avid has been my preferred editing platform. Throughout the 1990s, Avid systems were head and shoulders above the competition in usability, making Read More

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Premiere Pro CS3

July 23, 2007

Digital Arts by Michael Burns Shipping as part of Creative Suite 3, as well as a standalone product, Premiere Pro has not received as much of a features boost as stablemate After Effects, though it too has been touched with the CS3 makeover brush. There’s no quick ‘one-click’ to hide panels as in the other Read More

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