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Quantel Announces RED Camera Support on eQ, iQ, and Pablo

Quantel eQ, iQ or Pablo users already have a large range of Quantel effects, editing, color correction and mastering tools plus a choice of around a thousand third party plug-ins. At IBC, in September, Quantel will be announcing support for RED cameras, as well.

Key features include:

  • Preview r3d file before importing
  • Partial file import – set in and out points and import between them
  • Import at 4K, 2K or 1k resolution (full, half, and quarter res) with different quality options
  • Full use of all the RED options including exposure, colorspace, color temperature and more (See screenshots)
  • Click here to learn more.

    Maxon Cinema 4D: Cinema 4D R10 Adding Cloth

    Chapter: 3D Modelling and Animation

    Topic: Cloth

    Adding cloth is easy in Cinema 4D. Today I show you how!


    Wondertouch particle illusion: Using Blockers in Particle Illusion 3.0

    Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

    Topic: Particles

    A friend asked me recently to help with a shot he wanted to present to investors for a movie he wanted to direct. “I need to have an over the shoulder shot of a man looking up as a bomb goes off in a building”, he said. “No problem” I said, “lets do it in Particle Illusion”.
    For those who haven’t used Particle Illusion it’s a great piece of software. Made by Wondertouch ( ) the app is all about making particles do amazing things. Its not only powerful but easy to use as well.
    As we began the work I knew to make it look better we would need to use “blockers”. “Blockers” are Particle Illusion’s mask system. Once again powerful results with ease of use. “Blockers” can add a dash of realism that may be needed such as “blocking” an area that the particle may not be affecting. Download a demo and try this out for yourself. Enjoy.–-using-blockers-in-particle-illusion-30/


    Adobe After Effects: More Of The Same Thing: Part 2 – Duplicate elements in After Effects using the Shape Tool's Repeater function.

    Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

    Topic: Shapes

    In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern shows you how a neat way to duplicate elements in After Effects using the Puppet Tool.


    Apple Soundtrack Pro: Spectrum View in Soundtrack Pro

    Chapter: Audio

    Topic: Editing Audio

    As a quick aside from my audio sermons, I’d like to take a quick look at something a bit more practical. In Soundtrack Pro, we’re all used to seeing waveforms when we open up clips. But there’s another perspective on the sound that, while it’s a little more scary at first, can be almost as useful once you figure it out. You can separate some sounds from others, spot areas with funny spikes that don’t show up in the waveform, and even copy and paste specific sounds from within a flat clip. With practice, you can even begin to recognize the “fingerprints” of individual words. They call this view … Spectrum View.


    BuZZ Show and Podcast for August 28

    This week’s episode of the world\’s only interactive talk radio for Digital Production, Post Production and Distribution is filled with great information and entertainment designed for the independent filmmaker, producer or editor.

    What’s the BuZZ?

    Sue Lawson Owner Chicago Edit

    Sue Lawson makes her living as an editor for independent films. She joins us to discuss the challenges independent producers face, and share her insights on what first time producers should keep in mind to save them time and money in post production.

    The BuZZ Beat Fred Pfeifer President – The Manfred Group

    Once we get Fred to stop telling war stories of the perils of shooting for non-profits, he and Jeff Evenson discuss the challenges involved in running a user group — specifically, the Chicago Final Cut Pro User Group which is the host for this week’s Digital Production BuZZ.

    Jim Cunningham J. Cunningham Productions

    Jim Cunningham has been running his own editing company for more than 27 years – starting in the early days with CMX. He talks about the constant change in our industry, whether having a good demo reel is important, how he markets himself, and provides tips on finding and keeping clients.

    Malachi Leopold Co-founder – Chicago New Media Summit

    Malachi Leopold is tracking the emergence of New Media – and has founded an event called the New Media Summit, in Chicago in mid-September. He joins us to discuss the emergence of New Media, why he feels a Summit is necessary and argues that Chicago may, indeed, be the heart of the New Media universe.

    Pick Our Brains

    Pick Our Brains is devoted to getting your questions answered. Email them to us, or join us for the live chat during the show.

    Creative Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ is live 6-7 pm Pacific Time. Join the Show Live, listen to, or download an episode from the archives or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or off the website.

    Apple Releases ProRes QuickTime Decoder 1.0

    Apple ProRes QuickTime Decoder software allows both Mac and Windows users to play Apple ProRes files through QuickTime. Apple ProRes is a visually lossless format that provides uncompressed HD quality at SD data rates.

    This free software makes ProRes an excellent choice for mastering and can easily be transcoded to distribution formats like H.264. With new support for playback on both Mac and Windows computers, Apple ProRes can also be used for review and approval of Final Cut Studio sequences.

    Click here to learn more.

    Panasonic's Advanced AVC-Intro Codec Supported by Avid in Its Latest Software and Hardware

    Panasonic Broadcast announced today that new editing solutions from Avid Technology, Inc. offer import and native editing support for its AVC-Intra codec. The Avid products supporting AVC-Intra include Avid Media Composer software – Version 3.0; Avid Media Composer Mojo DX – v 3.0; Avid Media Composer Nitris DX – v 3.0; Symphony Nitris DX – v 3.0; Avid NewsCutter software – v 7.0; NewsCutter Mojo DX – v 7.0; and NewsCutter Nitris DX – v 7.0.

    AVC-Intra, the industry’s most advanced compression technology, provides higher-quality 10-bit intra-frame encoding utilizing the Hi-10 and Hi-422 Intra profiles of H.264 in two modes: AVC-Intra 100 for full-raster mastering video quality and AVC-Intra 50 Mbps for DVCPRO HD comparable quality at half the bit rate.

    Panasonic’s more advanced, solid-state 2/3” P2 HD camcorders — the AJ-HPX3000 and AJ-HPX2000 — offer AVC-Intra capability, as does the versatile AJ-HPM110 P2 Mobile Recorder/Player.

    Click here to learn more.

    Tiffen Releases Dfx Version 2

    Tiffen releases a new version of its digital effects software containing dozens of new features and 1,000 new filters.

    Click here to see a list of new features.

    Telestream Acquires Live Production and Streaming Specialist Vara Software

    Telestream, the provider of Flip4mac, Episode and FlipFactory content repurposing and workflow automation products, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of European-based Vara Software Ltd., a privately-held company. The acquisition adds the products, technologies and employees of Vara Software to those of Telestream, Inc., a privately-held US-based company. Vara Software brings successful, award-winning live production and streaming products to the Telestream product family. The acquisition expands Telestream’s reach beyond encoding-based media workflow solutions for leading broadcast, media and entertainment companies to include powerful tools for real-time creation and distribution of video content over the Web for a broad range of businesses.

    Click here to learn more.