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Boris Continuum Complete: Upscale Media in Apple Final Cut Pro with Boris Continuum UpRez

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Uprez SD to HD

Upscale Media in Apple Final Cut Pro with Boris Continuum UpRez

http://borisfx.cachefly.net/borisfx/download_files/FCP6_UpRez_Podcast.m4v

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Apple DVD Studio Pro: Why Media Composer editors should not overlook Final Cut Studio 2: Part 3 – Edit in Media Composer and create DVDs in DVD Studio Pro

Chapter: Workflow

Topic: Inter-application Workflow

For the last of my three part series, I’m going to take a look at using Avid’s Media Composer (MC) to edit with, and DVD Studio Pro to create your DVDs, and the process you will go through to create your DVDs.

http://digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=481529

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Avid Media Composer: Why Media Composer editors should not overlook Final Cut Studio 2: Part 3 – Edit in Media Composer and create DVDs in DVD Studio Pro

Chapter: Workflow

Topic: Inter-application Workflow

For the last of my three part series, I’m going to take a look at using Avid’s Media Composer (MC) to edit with, and DVD Studio Pro to create your DVDs, and the process you will go through to create your DVDs.

http://digitalproducer.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=481529

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Apple QuickTime Player: QuickTime H.264 movies from FCP for the Web

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Encoding for Web or ROM

For the web, we need to use a codec that will deliver high quality video, Flash is not up to the challenge. QuickTime Pro has a codec, H.264, that will do what we need, deliver high quality video at lower data rates then then the codecs that we used in the past.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/qt_h-264_movies_fcp.html

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Apple Compressor: QuickTime H.264 movies from FCP for the Web

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Encoding for Web or ROM

For the web, we need to use a codec that will deliver high quality video, Flash is not up to the challenge. QuickTime Pro has a codec, H.264, that will do what we need, deliver high quality video at lower data rates then then the codecs that we used in the past.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/qt_h-264_movies_fcp.html

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LitePanels To Be Acquired By The VITEC Group

Litepanels, Inc. announces today it has signed an agreement to be acquired by The Vitec Group plc. Litepanels is the market leader in light emitting diode (LED) lighting systems for the television, broadcast, video and film industries. Its groundbreaking lighting products are a complementary addition to the Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division, which includes such brands as Sachtler, Vinten, Autoscript, and Anton/Bauer.

Litepanels has developed an innovative range of LED on-camera and stand-mounted lighting systems, which have gained broad acceptance with lighting and broadcast professionals. Backed by a strong patent portfolio, the company is known as a leader in the professional lighting industry. The products created by Litepanels, which have won various awards, are used both on-location and in studio environments, including installations at the White House press briefing room and on CNN’s mobile broadcast studio. Additionally, Litepanels has recently delivered lighting systems to NASA for use in the International Space Station.

Click here to learn more.

DAZ 3D Announces ARENA Real-Time Mocap Plug-ing

DAZ Studio’s new plug-in, introduced at SIGGRAPH 2008, will bring full body and facial capture, rendering and real-time workflow pre-visualization to the Animation software. The free plug-in provides motion capture abilities that typically costs tens of thousands of dollars to the free DAZ Studio 3D. It requires Mac OS X 10.3 and above, with a minimum of a 1GHz processor and 1GB RAM recommended. It also recommends driver-support for OpenGL 1.3.

Click here to learn more.

Magic Bullet Suite 2008 Now Available

Toolfarm has announced the release of Magic Bullet Suite 2008. Magic Bullet Suite 2008 is a completely revamped product. Magic Bullet Suite now supports After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, and Avid. The full suite of tools includes Magic Bullet Looks (including Misfire), Magic Bullet Frames, Magic Bullet Colorista, Magic Bullet Steady, and Instant HD for high-quality up-conversion.

Click here to learn more.

Century Adds Lens Accessories for Sony HVR-Z7U

Schneider Optics introduces a full array of professional Century HD lens accessories to complement Sony’s HVR-Z7U and HVR-S270OU camcorders. These 72mm lightweight optical attachments provide high resolution image clarity, while enabling the camera to go wider, reach further, and move in closer than the lens alone will allow.

New Century accessories for the HVR-Z7U include the .6X HD Wide Angle Adapter (#HD-06WA-Z7U), Fisheye HD Adapter MKII (#HD-FEAD-Z7U), .3X HD Ultra Fisheye Adapter (#HD-FE3X-Z7U), and 1.6X HD Tele-Converter (#HD-16TC-Z7U).

Produced by the top maker of professional add-ons, Century Pro Series HD lens accessories employ state-of-the-art optics for high-resolution images with low distortion, and superior contrast edge to edge. Multi-coated glass elements provide sharp images free of unwanted distortion or chromatic aberration. Units are equipped with a bayonet mount for quick and sure installation and removal from the front of the camera lens.

U.S. MSRP starts at $490.00. Click here to learn more.

Antialiasing 3: Fonts and Vector Images

Chapter: Video and Computer Technology

Topic: Basics

Antialiasing also has something to do with why fonts and vector images always look good, even if they’re really big or really small. Actually, fonts are vector images, so that’s a bit of a strange thing to say – but at any rate, vector images are simply a set of mathematical equations that describe the curves that make up a shape. So, like the real world, the computer can “look at” these images with infinite precision. Therefore, it knows enough about the shapes to behave like our eyes do, and approximate the way we would see the fonts and such if they didn’t have to be on a quilt of pixels.

http://www.geniusdv.com/news_and_tutorials/2008/08/antialiasing-2-back-to-the-basics-series.php

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