October 31, 2014

ProRes 4444 XQ in Creative Cloud

Apple released a new codec this summer with updates to its video apps, Apple ProRes 4444 XQ, the highest-quality version of ProRes. Arri decided to include ProRes 4444 XQ as a recording option in the ALEXA XT & XR.

The codec isn't available in Adobe and most other QuickTime-aware apps, but you can manually install it for general use with or without installing Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2.

For more, see ProRes 4444 XQ in Creative Cloud at PVC.

October 28, 2014

Cineform: render quality settings + more in Creative Cloud

Adobe does offer information on GoPro Cineform in Help and especially on blog posts, but render quality settings are a little less mysterious if you visit the Cineform forum. Still, some questions remain even after exploring other resources.

Read the rest at PVC in Cineform in Creative Cloud: render quality settings + more

Note that it includes recent clarifications from Adobe.  

In tests here, the important takeaway is that the higher quality options seem to produce smaller files than the lower quality option.

October 27, 2014

HitFilm 3 Pro for free if you own HitFilm Plug-ins

FXHOME has announced HitFilm 3 Pro, now pre-ordering for release in late November 2014 for $299. Hitfilm, available for Mac and Windows, supports modern filmmaking workflows that require you to be an editor, VFX artist, and colorist at the same time.

There's great news for some: if you already own HitFilm Plug-ins, you’ll get HitFilm 3 Pro for free.

Read the rest at PVC...

Adobe Anywhere for video 2014.1

Adobe Anywhere for video is an enterprise-only solution that serves collaboration and remote workflows with version tracking and project sharing for broadcasters and large facilities using Creative Cloud. This workflow (after $150 grand buy-in) lets you edit real-time without dropping a frame via fast WiFi on a Premiere Pro 4K timeline using original 5K .r3d files from remote server on a Macbook Pro.

Adobe Anywhere was recently updated, and some new explanatory videos are available in Adobe Anywhere for video 2014.1 at PVC.

October 21, 2014

Adobe ‘Gone Girl’ panel: Premiere & After Effects

On October 23, you can join Adobe for a panel discussion with the editorial and post-production team behind the movie Gone Girl from director David Fincher. As you may have heard, the Fincher team leveraged Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects in a workflow based on RED Dragon 6K raw footage files framed in 5K.

There background and related resources at PVC in Adobe ‘Gone Girl’ panel: Premiere & After Effects.

October 10, 2014

Free models & other tools for Element 3D

As we're waiting for Element 3D v2, Topher Welsh collected information on Free models for Element 3D, as well as recent AE scripts in his return to blogging this week.

It's also a good time to mention a few related recent products, and it's all on PVC.

October 6, 2014

Video Copilot Element 3D v2 unveiled

Andrew Kramer unveiled new features coming in the long-awaited Video Copilot Element 3D V2 (link to PVC article), which is compatible with AE CS5+ and promised for November release.

Creative Cloud updates and iOS mobile apps

Today at Adobe MAX 2014, Adobe unveiled a new family of iOS mobile apps and enhanced Creative Cloud desktop tools that enable creatives to access, use and create from anywhere. Details on what's available today is noted at PVC in New Creative Cloud and mobile apps at MAX 2014.

The new iOS app Adobe Premiere Clip is pictured below. You can check out an example, of a demo of Project Animal, AE-related tech in general pre-release.


October 3, 2014

After Effects World keynote by Andrew Kramer

Andrew Kramer presented the keynote at the 2014 After Effects World conference and made it available on Video Copilot. It was edited using the multi-camera workflow in Premiere Pro CC.

Andrew spoke on demo reels and some keys to becoming a better artist. A few link on demo reels and such were also included at PVC in After Effects World keynote by Andrew Kramer.

October 2, 2014

Premiere Pro News Notes #10

Here's another collection of news on tutorials, tips, and related tools assorted with Adobe Premiere Pro. Things have been a little slower, perhaps in anticipation of a Creative Cloud update, though paywall training courses saw several new releases.

Premiere Pro News Notes #10

October 1, 2014

Football: a ‘Christian’ Sport

Conservative pundit Stephen Colbert explains why:

Shattering glass in AE

Shattering glass is not that easy if you're looking for realism.

The quickest way to simulate shattered or broken glass in After Effects is with Shatter, but there are other options available if Shatter doesn't work for your needs. For a roundup of resources to create this effect in AE, see Shatter glass in After Effects at PVC.