October 16, 2013

Creative Dojo’s free After Effects resources

blackmagic cameras canon video Creative Dojo’s free After Effects resources: Light leaks, glitches, ink, and more is at PVC.

VinhSon Nguyen has a number of free products hidden away on his Creative Dojo site, including the Dojo Toolkit and Dojo Glitch scripts for After Effects, and as well as Free Ink Mattes, Free Light Leaks, and Dojo Color Preset packs.

October 15, 2013

Features in the forthcoming Premiere Pro 7.1 update

Announced at IBC last month, the update should be coming  in the next 2 weeks, barring any difficulties (speculative or not). See also the previous note, Creative Cloud October update - over 150 new video features.

CuteDCP for Premiere Pro

with workflow for After Effects too posted on PVC.

Fandev has released CuteDCP for Premiere (Mac / Windows), a DCP (Digital Cinema Package; explained) render tool for Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder. It allows users to export DCPs from any file imported into Premiere Pro or Adobe Media Encoder, and has been tested on most major play-out servers for digital cinema theaters.

This export format plug-in does not work inside After Effects – there's already a Fandev plug-in for that – but there's a workflow path for After Effects too. 

October 14, 2013

Split, cut, join without recompression

Sometimes even crude jumpcuts are better than trying to gather nearly forgotten source files or recompressing an old madly-compressed live stream archive. Split, cut, join without recompression at PVC  shares a few apps that can make quick work for those looking for a low-cost way to provide free content for social media.

October 11, 2013

Fox News Deck: the future of news?

Fox News Deck: the future of news? is new at PVC. Techcrunch:

"The screens measure 55 inches, run Windows 8 ...Microsoft’s PPI business comes from its acquisition of Perceptive Pixel in July 2012."

TechCrunch later added: "If the new studio at Fox News, with its big-ass touchscreens, looks a little bit like Minority Report, that’s because it’s just like Minority Report." Fox leveraged Mezzanine from Oblong, the same company that helped create that movie UI.

October 3, 2013

User interfaces in the movies and beyond

About a year ago, interface designers Nathan Shedroff and Christopher Noessel published their book 'Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction', on how sci-fi and real world interfaces influence each other. User interfaces and human-computer interaction is a vast topic. 

Mostly we're interested in creating graphics that visualize what might be possible, or perhaps prototyping actual interfaces, so it's nice to peek at what others imagine and who's involved, especially if they use After Effects and Creative Cloud.