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Videoguys Halloween Specials

October 31, 2007

Check out our Halloween Specials! Monsterous Savings Halloween Part IV Featuring G-Tech G-Raids and Focus FS-4Pro HD Field Kit bundles Halloween Part III Featuring Matrox RT.X2 and Adobe Production Premium CS3 Halloween Part II Featuring Avid Xpress Pro and Red Giant Halloween Part I

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The Chromakey Effect with Boris

October 30, 2007

Did you know that the first blue screen effect in cinema was employed in the production of The Old Man and the Sea (based on the book by Ernest Hemingway, starring Spencer Tracy)? Commonly known as the “traveling matte” technique, utilizing separate “male” and “female” film mattes and a complex projection setup to achieve the Read More

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DMN Product Review:Sony Vegas Pro 8

DMN By Heath McKnight Sony Creative Software recently announced the latest version of its very popular, professional editing program, Vegas Pro 8. Some features include working with AVCHD and XDCAM video files, among others, along with a more powerful titling application, ProType. Another interesting feature/function is the capability to work in 32-bit floating point video Read More

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Sonic Fire Pro 4.5 Network Edition

October 29, 2007

Ken Stone’s by Steve Douglas Sonic Fire Pro has been available for some time now having evolved over the years from its original Smart Sound application. When Sonic Fire 4.0 was first released it came with several new features that were far more than fluff. What they called ‘Mood Mapping’ was really the ability to Read More

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Boris Continuum Complete 5

Digital Arts by Michael Burns Continuum Complete 5 (BCC) is a library of filters and presets for four of the leading video/motion graphics technologies on the market: Avid’s AVX 2.0 software, Apple’s FxPlug-based applications, Autodesk’s Sparks systems, and the AE compatible applications from Adobe. We’ve been looking at the latter, running BCC 5.0 from within Read More

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Video Editing Software Review: Pinnacle Studio 11 Ultimate Edition

October 25, 2007

Videomaker by Edward B. Driscoll, Jr. Champagne Features, 6-Pack Price It never ceases to amaze us how powerful and full-featured video editing programs at the $100 price level have become. Case in point: Avid’s Pinnacle Studio Version 11. The program sells in three versions: the core model (called simply Pinnacle Studio), which retails for $50; Read More

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DMN Product Review: Magic Bullet Looks

October 24, 2007

DMN By David Basulto Powerful plug in that allows you to configure and add different looks to your footage Red Giant Software’s new Magic Bullet Looks is a powerful plug in that allows you to configure and add different looks to your footage. Things that you would do in your production stage such as adding Read More

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Squeeze More out of Sorenson Squeeze

October 22, 2007

WebVideo Universe By Troy Dreier If you’re making video for online use, few tools are as valuable as Sorenson Squeeze. To learn how to get more out of it, we spoke with Grady Player, the Assistant Product Manager for Sorenson Squeeze, and asked him for his best insider tips. FTP ASAP After you’ve converted videos Read More

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Edit Expertise: HD Deliverables

DCP by Jan Ozer Producing Blu-ray Discs in Adobe Creative Suite 3. With the release of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium comes Blu-ray authoring in Encore—a welcome new feature, especially for Premiere Pro editors. Since I starting shooting HDV back in 2005, I’ve yearned for an easy technique to deliver high-definition footage to the Read More

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Animate a Still Image with Adobe After Effects 8.0 Puppet Tool

Studio Monthly by Shuyi Wu This tool is fairly simple to use, but depending on what you want to do, it might take some time and effort to achieve a smooth and realistic motion. This tool was originally designed to animate graphic shapes, but I find it works just as well with live footage. STEP Read More

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