July 30, 2013

How to shoot car videos inside & out

How to shoot car videos inside & out at PVC shares resources on inexpensive cameras, mounts, and post. Smaller setups often won't invite unnecessary concern.

July 27, 2013

The Shatter Effect in AE: updated

...at PVC rounds up resources on Shatter, an older 8-bit plug-in that ships with After Effects. Originally developed by Brian Maffitt under the Atomic Power banner, Shatter is mostly used for shattering glass, brick walls, puzzles, and so forth (they're presets), but also used to generate 3D text or shape blocks. Brian moved on to form Total Training, but he released his original training video for this effect.

Of course, you can shatter objects with combinations of other built-in tools, and with the Voronoi Shatter script and with Video Copilot Element 3D.

...read the rest at The Shatter Effect in After Effects.

July 23, 2013

Premiere Pro News Notes #05 (Color Edition)

A series of as-they-come notes on news of assorted Premiere Pro tutorials, tips, and related tools continues with Premiere Pro News Notes #05 (Color Edition).

July 11, 2013

Premiere Pro CC: 25 new features + bug fixes

Adobe announced 25 new updates to Premiere Pro CC, update 7.01, available less than a month after the initial release. These updates were developed in response to customer feedback and include new features that are designed around making repeated tasks easier and faster in timeline editing, viewing, navigation and media management. The update is recommended for all users and includes a number of bug fixes (including a multi-cam bug).

It's available as a download, if the Adobe CC app isn't updating. There's links and more at PVC: Premiere Pro CC: 25 new features + bug fixes.

July 10, 2013

Adobe Anywhere released

Early today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Anywhere for video, which was previewed in April at NAB. There's more at PVC in Adobe Anywhere released.
Headphones: a few resources was posted recently on PVC.

While audio monitors are important for video, you might find sound isolation and higher quality easier to afford with headphones. If you're tired of standard issue headphones like the Sony MDR-V6 or MDR-7506, but still want to avoid frequency manipulations of popular lifestyle headphones like Beats Audio. Accurate reproduction and flat frequency response isn't just a matter of more money, but an adventure in trial and error. While there are a ton of places to get advice and reviews of headphones, dedicated websites provide the best access to information and experience.