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  • Final Cut Pro X 10.2 Update Adds Masks and More

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    Hard to believe that Apple’s Final Cut Pro is only now releasing the second major update for software that debuted about four years ago. Bringing things up to date means accounting for more robust files, thus, downloaders of Final Cut Pro X 10.2 will gain GPU acceleration for RED RAW workflows, as a well as native support for JVC H.264 Long GOP, Panasonic AVC-Ultra, Sony XAVC S
  • Videomaker's Glidecam Sweepstakes Winner Annnounced

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    Congratulations to Sam Knaak! Our Glidecam HD-2000 is going to winner Sam Knaak. Sam teaches video production to high school students and we’re very pleased that one prize will serve many young videographers.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Receives Innovative New Updates

    Adobe Character Animator

    With NAB just around the corner, Adobe announced today forthcoming updates to the Creative Cloud for video professionals. The new updates appear to be quite innovative and increase the creative tools available for content creators. This includes several new tools, increased Creative Cloud integration and feature updates.

    Adobe Premiere Pro CC

    Premiere Pro CC is the hub upon which Adobe’s video workflow rotates. The upcoming release will include an improved workflow between Premiere Pro and Adobe Audition, which will function like the dynamic link between Premiere Pro and After Effects. Users will also be able to connect with the Creative Cloud Libraries inside of Premiere Pro, giving them access to assets, text styles, and color looks right in Premiere.

    Speaking of color, Premiere Pro also features a new color workspace with new coloring tools, allowing editors to begin playing with different looks and styles from the very beginning of an edit.

    A new tool inside of Premiere Pro will be Morph Cut, which takes advantage of face tracking and frame interpolation to smooth over jump cuts in talking-head shots.

    Adobe After Effects CC

    Like Premiere Pro, the next version of After Effects will allow users to access their Creative Cloud Libraries. Adobe has worked on the backend of After Effects to allow for Uninterrupted Preview, allowing playback of a composition to continue while the After Effects user refines their composition.

    The new Face Tracker will provide detailed tracks of a subject’s face. This information can be used in a variety of ways, from compositing visual effects to touching up the talent’s appearance. The Face Tracker information can also be shared with a new desktop application in Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Character Animator.

  • DJI Phantom 3 Hits the Skies

    The 4K DJI Phantom 3 Professional

    DJI made waves today by announcing the Phantom 3, the latest in their Phantom series of quadcopters. Improving on a success like the Phantom 2 can be a stunt, but it looks like DJI has done it.

  • Canon Introduces the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera and XC10 4K Digital Camcorder

    Canon C300 MarkII

    Canon's new EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera drives video like nobody's business: Full HD (1920x1080) and 2K DCI (2048x1080) are supported for internal recording as is 4K UHD video in 3840x2160 and 4096x2160 for 4K DCI. The XC10 4K Digital Camcorder records both Full HD (1920 x 1080) and 4K video (3840 x 2160), plus takes 12 megapixel stills.

  • GoPro Freefalls from 10K Feet - Takes a Licking, Keeps on Ticking

    Um, shoes please, good sir.

    Fans and detractors of skydiving will agree that the least appealing possibility when jumping from a perfectly good aircraft is a multi-minute freefall ending in a full-speed-to-zero stop without the benefit of a parachute. Fortunately, GoPros are up for more robust and dangerous tasks than us mortals, proven most recently by a video of a GoPro letting go during freefall and spinning wildlly to Earth.