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When I took my first look at the feature details inside GenArts' new Sapphire Edge plug-in package, I admit my first reaction was to roll my eyes. Do we really need another set of canned looks/film damage filters? Throw a rock at a FCP plug-in maker and you're also bound to hit one that does film damage or lens flare. But as I started working with the quality effects in Edge I slowly changed my tune.
This tutorial, from Stereo3D Toolbox creator and stereographer Tim Dashwood, shows you how to both sync and check stereo alignment inside Final Cut Pro X with his recently updated plug-in suite Stereo3D Toolbox LE v.3.0.
If you're in the process of transitioning to Premiere Pro, creating a master list of the NLE's keyboard shortcuts should be your first priority. Beyond that, it can be even more helpful to customize shortcuts that aren't already locked down with keystrokes you know you'll remember when the time comes.
In this tour of Red Giant's Looks 2 package, released on Tuesday, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to play with the new lens distortion tool, find more control in the edge softness and vignette tools, and bring a number of other stylized, retro and talent-perfecting looks to your next project.
Having clean plates is at the heart of seamless visual effects shots, but as Imagineer's Martin Brennand points out, clean plates are rarely captured on set and almost always require a major fix in post. Using five different types of shots, Brennand shows you how to remove objects, rigs and wires for a cleaner plate with mocha Pro's Remove Module.
In this video tutorial, Kevin P. McAuliffe, a senior editor at MIJO in Toronto, shows you how to clean up the noise that comes from downloading and importing already compressed video clips from stock video sources online.
Few things in life are as elegant, reliable and hassle-free as an AJA Kona card. The advent of the KONA 3 in 2006 ushered in a new era of versatile video expansion cards with greatly expanded capabilities for the digital craftsman and storyteller. Now, as the KONA line continues to evolve, the 3G is even more robust and flexible.
No matter how good your lighting, composition and subjects are, one thing screams video from a mile away: the lack of cinema-style, shallow depth of field. We've seen several options aim to fill that void, from DSLR cameras shooting HD on up to the RED ONE fitted with cinema-style lens adapters. What's been missing is a truly affordable option that acts more like a traditional video camera and accepts 35mm still or PL-mount lenses. Until now.