Video editing is messy. At times it feels like there is an insurmountable number of items to keep track of, inside and outside of the video editing timeline. A video editor can feel overwhelmed under a mountain of video clips, music tracks, sound effects, various compositions, graphics and multiple deliverables. It’s a different story if the video editor establishes some standard working practices to keep organized and on top of everything that enters their timeline.
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.
Emmy-award winning visual effect shop, Rampant Design Tools, has taken their unique brand of pre-baked, easy-to-use visual effects to another level with the release of their largest volume yet, the Rampant Distortion Toolkit.
4K editors rejoice, as word on the street - according to Macworld UK - is that Intel is rolling out a new range of Xeon E5 processors for those in need of more parallel processing oomph. But will they be coming to a Mac Pro near you?
Dell this week announced the imminent arrival of new members of the Precision series of workstations. Three new tower models - the 5810, 7810 and top-of-the-line 7910 - as well as a rack version of the 7910 are landing in power-hungry production offices as of September 9, 2014.
Taking time to clean up awful audio can make or break your productions. If you find yourself confronted with unsatisfactory sound quality when you sit down to edit, here are six strategies that can help you make the most of a bad sound situation.
Sony Vegas Pro is well known as a powerful, yet beginner-friendly video editing program. Boasting several new professional level features and a trio of new plug-ins, Version 13 has a lot to offer, but is it enough to justify an upgrade?
While many of us scramble to shoot, compile, edit and finish the perfect masterpiece, the folks at Disney Research are planning to present an algorithm at SIGGRAPH 2014 which can take the job of editing multiple shots and choosing the most interesting angles right out of editor’s hands.
There has been so much talk lately about the cloud and how it's changing the world around us, but what does the cloud have to offer to those of us working in video? Size and scope of projects are key variables when considering the effectiveness of mobile video editing and cloud collaboration.