Avid this week announced the latest version of their editing flagship, Avid Media Composer. The latest version is designed to easily acquire, manage, edit and deliver native 4K media more quickly and efficiently than ever.
Adobe this week released updates for their suite of video applications. The 2014.2 update includes Premiere Pro CC, Media Encoder CC, After Effects CC, SpeedGrade CC, Prelude CC, Audition CC, and Story CC. Each update includes enhancements and even tighter integration between complementary applications.
Purveyors of fast and friendly 3D software, Zaxwerks, just released their latest 3D creation, 3D Invigorator PRO 8. The latest Invigorator takes their proven After Effects plug-in through to the next level, with the biggest upgrade in it’s history.
Only a couple of months after announcing the purchase of eyeon, creators of Fusion visual effects and motion graphics software, Blackmagic Design has rolled out Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Studio. Best of all, Fusion 7 for Windows is free of charge and ready for download now. Fusion 7 Studio is priced at $995.
All the video editing capabilities of Avid Media Composer and the compositing power of Nuke rolled into one package?! Does anything sound "suite-er?" Smoke 2015, part of the hard-hitting arsenal from Autodesk (makers of Maya, Softimage and 3DStudio Max to name a few), has always been one of those phantoms on the horizon that every editor wishes they had, but felt they couldn't attain. Yes, it's a bit expensive — but is it worth it?
Keying and compositing. The act of removing and replacing portions of a shot to put together something new. For most of us, most of the time, this means keying out a green or blue screen (or any other solid color, for that matter) and placing the subject - usually a person rambling about something that makes little sense to us - over top of a different background.
The possibilities for creating animations with Adobe After Effects are pretty close to limitless. We can composite complex scenes, add thousands of lens flares to Star Trek footage, or create fun graphics without any live action footage whatsoever.
Blackmagic Design today announced the release of DaVinci Resolve 11, the latest iteration of the award winning color correction and grading application. With this major release of DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic Design has introduced a massive new feature set, including nonlinear editing features, a new ColorMatch color balancing tool for matching footage up, new photographer friendly color correction tools, as well as on set media management tools.