Altermedia’s Studio Suite has been a standard in studio management software for the better part of two decades, and the experience shows in their latest release, Studio Suite Xi. Designed to be the go-to platform to simplify workflows in pretty much any production environment, how does the current generation compete in an increasingly competitive space?
Code Zero Software has released Compression Preview, a tool for previewing and repairing the effects of compression within Adobe After Effects. From banding to color shifts and more, Compression Preview can not only simulate compression on footage, but help fix the problem as well.
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.
New Zealand-based Wipster has taken the difficult review, revision and approval process, and launched a purpose-built platform specifically to simplify said process. While other platforms have competed in this space, Wipster has taken a creative - and pragmatic - approach to interface and usability.
Effects powerhouse Video Copilot has released the second generation of their hugely popular Element 3D plug-in for After Effects. E3D V2 brings about sweeping changes to the plug-in, adding another level of realism and flexibility to 3D object and particle system rendering.
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.
Is the extra speed and reliability of a Solid State boot drive enough to edit video? Are external drives for backups still needed? While these questions seem fairly simple, a closer look at workflows show that the answers aren’t the same for every editor and every project.
Sometimes the movie in your mind isn't the one that ends up on tape. When this happens, how do you know if it's because you don't have the right equipment or if it's because you don't have the right skill set?
Digital tape storage is a viable and cost-effective alternative to hard drives for the long-term storage of video productions and other digital content when hundreds of terabytes are concerned. The technology is stable, long-standing and doesn't require any significant learning curve to understand or use.
Another great year for video producers at every level of expertise, 2014 has seen an expansion of the video production universe with editing systems in the cloud and 4K popping up all over the horizon. With options, features and quality on the rise and prices holding steady or on the decline, has there ever been a more exciting time to be alive and producing video? Well, probably next year — but for now, this has got to be the best yet.