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DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic DaVinci Goes up to 11Blackmagic DaVinci Goes up to 11

Colorist Joseph Owens has been in the heart of postproduction for over 30 years, and has used one form or another of DaVinci Resolve for a large part of that. In his look at the latest release of what he calls the gold standard for color correction, he both covers new features, and considers the possibilities that those features offer.

Review, Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Joseph Owens
Cinematography
The Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of PixelsThe Truth About 2K, 4K and The Future of Pixels

John Galt, Panavision Senior Vice President of Advanced Digital Imaging, led the team that created the Genesis camera, was responsible for the F900 "Star Wars" camera, and continues to play a leading role in guiding future digital cinema technologies. In this wide-ranging, no-holds barred conversation from 2009, John cuts through what he calls the intentional obfuscation of "marketing pixels," and explores the range of high resolution and high frame rate options that are becoming available to filmmakers.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
John Galt
Adobe After Effects
Importing 3D models into Adobe's After EffectsImporting 3D models into Adobe's After Effects

Most people think that the only way to work with real extruded 3D elements or 3D models inside of After Effects, is by purchasing a 3rd-Party Plug-in. Well, that's just not the case. In this tutorial, Kevin P McAuliffe show's you how, with a little help from Adobe's Photoshop, you can import and work with .3DS models inside of Adobe's After Effects, and have the model be effected by the 3D cameras in your compositions.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Adobe Photoshop
Adjustments PanelAdjustments Panel

A look at the adjustments panel in Photoshop to more quickly enhance your images. The adjustments panel is a new feature in Adobe Photoshop CS4 that allows you to quickly use adjustment layers much easier. This tool adds responsiveness and accessibility to one of the best features in Photoshop.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Richard Harrington
Adobe Premiere Pro
The 'Default Scale to Frame Size' Preference OptionThe 'Default Scale to Frame Size' Preference Option

The 'Default Scale to Frame Size' preference can cause some confusion as it is not always obvious how it works, and how it affects footage in your project. In this brief Premiere Pro tutorial, Andrew Devis explains what effect the preference has on your footage and why things may not always seem to act in the way you think they should when this preference is or isn't selected.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro basics
Premiere Pro Techniques: 110 Preset & Custom Lumetri LooksPremiere Pro Techniques: 110 Preset & Custom Lumetri Looks

In this tutorial, Andrew Devis goes through a new option that will be coming with the next release of Adobe Premiere Pro called Lumetri Looks - which gives you the option to apply .Look files created in Adobe SpeedGrade directly to your footage in Premiere Pro. While this option at first glance seems to only offer the ability to apply presets already created, there is also a way in which you can create your own grades in SpeedGrade, save them as .Look files and then apply those custom grades to your footage or to an adjustment layer in Premiere Pro CS_Next. In this tutorial, Andrew shows the new option and how it may be used with SpeedGrade CS_Next to create, save and apply your own custom looks.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
WalterBiscardi.com
Post Production: Protect Yourself Before You Sign a ContractPost Production: Protect Yourself Before You Sign a Contract

In this trailer for a Business & Marketing training series at WalterBiscardi.com, Walt tells us what post production pros need to know and ask before taking on that big post project.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Adobe Premiere Pro
Changing Audio From Stereo to Dual MonoChanging Audio From Stereo to Dual Mono

Sometimes when you record you use different microphones on each audio channel of your camera. But, when you get into Premiere Pro, you find that you have one stereo channel and not two mono channels and so you can't edit them as you would like! So how can you change a single stereo channel into two mono channels? In this quick tip tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates how to make that change into two mono channels or even two 5.1 channels, as well as how to change a mono track into a stereo track and how to use the preferences to make it automatic if you have lots of clips changing from one thing to another.Changing

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe Premiere Pro
Project Panel: Preferences & Bin StructuresProject Panel: Preferences & Bin Structures

In this Adobe Premiere Pro video tutorial Andrew Devis looks at some of the preferences that affect items in your project panel and show you some of the issues with preferences and imported footage. Andrew also will show how to create a bin (or folder) structure that works for you projects and some of the options to open and use bins to speed up the process of adding items to the right bin quickly!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
WalterBiscardi.com
Put Post First: Save Time & Money in Production!Put Post First: Save Time & Money in Production!

In this trailer for a Business & Marketing training series at WalterBiscardi.com, Walt tells us to Put Post First! Save time and money by starting with post. In the series, you'll learn what producers and content creators need to know to save time, money and create a better end product.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
WalterBiscardi.com
Quick Tip: Square vs. Anamorphic PixelsQuick Tip: Square vs. Anamorphic Pixels

In this Post Production Quick Tip: Walter Biscardi Jr. clears up the confusion between square and anamorphic pixels and why he recommends always working in square pixel timelines.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Adobe After Effects
LightGrid Script and Demo TutorialLightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial

LightGrid Script creator Brian Charles demonstrates his After Effects script for rigging lights in grids and circles. The script is available as a free download in the Project Files folder.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Brian Charles
Apple Final Cut Pro
Tapeless Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7Tapeless Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7

This tutorial gives an overview of the tapeless ingest workflow using Log and Transfer in Final Cut Pro 7. It encompasses a handful of the supported formats that FCP works with... including XDCAM EX, P2 AVCIntra, P2 DVCPRO HD, AVCHD, and Canon DSLR (5D, 7D).

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Shane Ross
Web Design
Full Page Overlay WindowFull Page Overlay Window

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a full page pop-up window that overlays an existing html page. This technique is used often for displaying a video, movie file, picture, or form when a user clicks on an element in a web page.

Tutorial
Abraham Chaffin
Adobe Premiere Pro
Pan & Zoom + Corner Pin in Premiere ProPan & Zoom + Corner Pin in Premiere Pro

In this Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial, Andrew Devis shows you how to pan and zoom in Premiere Pro like a professional, with proper key-frame interpolation so that everything is smooth. He will also show how to use the corner pin effect to put a separate image on to the footage you pan and zoom so that it remains really high quality even when zoomed in really close.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Time Remapping in After EffectsTime Remapping in After Effects

Have you ever looked at your rendered animation and just thought, 'Something just wasn't right?' In this tutorial, Bryan Preston demonstrates the use of AE 5.5's Time Remapping Filter to control the speed of an animation.

Tutorial
Bryan Preston
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Streamlines Workflows with Creative Cloud UpdatesAdobe Streamlines Workflows with Creative Cloud Updates

Adobe has announced updates to the professional video tools in their Creative Cloud, featuring timesaving enhancements to media and project management, increased support for new codecs and display technologies, and refinements to everyday editorial tasks in response to some long-standing user requests.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Kylee Wall
Adobe After Effects basics
Morphing In After EffectsMorphing In After Effects

Morphing is a distinctive effect that is best known from the movie Terminator 2 as well as the Michael Jackson music video Black and White. In this tutorial, Chris Zwar demonstrates simple morphs with the Reshape filter in Adobe After Effects 5.5 -- which is a Production Bundle only effect found under the Distort menu.

Tutorial
Chris Zwar
Art of the Edit
Post Production: Pixel vs. DPI for GraphicsPost Production: Pixel vs. DPI for Graphics

In this Post Production Quick Tip: Walter explains why pixel size matters over dpi when you create graphics for video.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 53: Motion Tracking Part 1AE Basics 53: Motion Tracking Part 1

AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 53: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to demonstrate how to use the point tracker in Adobe After Effects. Andrew shows how to set up the tracker and talks through some of the considerations that need to be taken into account to help get as good a track as possible.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Handwriting TutorialAfter Effects Handwriting Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to create an animation of a marker writing out a logo or a few words, followed by a slick reveal to an actual logo.

Tutorial
Ari Grunzeweig
Adobe After Effects
Create a Waving Flag with After EffectsCreate a Waving Flag with After Effects

In this video tutorial, Rob Mize teaches how to use After Effects to create and customize your own flag designs, then animate them using displacement maps... all without the use of third party plug-ins.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Rob Mize
Adobe Premiere Pro
Balancing Audio Levels for Multiple ClipsBalancing Audio Levels for Multiple Clips

You have lots of clips in your timeline which are all different volumes. How do you quickly match the volume of all the clips so that they are all matched? This quick tutorial will show you the tricks to know in Premiere Pro and Soundbooth to get the job done!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Creating The 007 IntroCreating The 007 Intro

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Michael Park shows you how to achieve that classic introduction to all of the James Bond films using only basic After Effects plugins.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Michael Park
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics 52: Paint 6 Spot & Blemish RemovalAE Basics 52: Paint 6 Spot & Blemish Removal

AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 52: In this tutorial, Andrew Devis shows how to use and animate the clone stamp tool in Adobe After Effects to remove spots or blemishes from your video. Although a simple technique, this approach can produce good results quickly helping to keep your talent and your client happy!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
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