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Unlimited Stock Media Offers Stock Footage at a Discount

Unlimited Stock Media is running a special promotion selling all of their 2,300 clips of stock footage for 25 cents a clip.

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Gefen Announces Three New Mini Display Port Adapters

The three new Mini Display Port Adapters by Gefen make it easier to connect an Apple computer equipped with Mini DisplayPort to a flat panel display using HDMI, DVI or DisplayPort. In addition to providing a simple signal adaptation, all three are packaged as cable solutions, offering a flexible, plug and play method to send high resolution video from computer to display.

Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter allows user to view downloaded movies, photos and more on any flat panel display or projector equipped with HDMI using this convenient adapter. One end of the cable is equipped with Mini-DisplayPort to link to a computer; the other end is equipped with HDMI to link to a display. No extra power is needed to deliver vibrant visuals up to 1080p full HD from the computer to the display for a fully engaging home entertainment experience.

Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter allows the user to retain the digital flat panel display in a new mix of computer equipment. This adapter cable can feed video from an Apple computer to any display equipped with DVI. High resolutions up to 1920×1200 are delivered instantly.

A Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Adapter is also offered.

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Future Media Concepts Presents 6th Annual NAB Post|Production World Conference

Future Media Concepts (FMC), a digital media training organization for postproduction, broadcast, and content creators, announced their 6th annual Post|Production World Conference at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention, held in Las Vegas from April 10th – 14th 2010. Produced in partnership with NAB, over 250 sessions will be offered.

Post|Production World Conference encompasses 5-days of in-depth training in 11 concurrent breakout rooms, featuring the very latest technology applications and workflow techniques from Adobe, Apple and Avid. Delivered by published authors, Certified Instructors and industry gurus among the likes of award-winning videographer Luisa Winters and visual communications guru Richard Harrington; its session tracks span a broad range of industry topics; including television, radio, video, film, motion graphics, animation, and new media. Designed for professionals at all levels, track emphases include course options ranging from preparatory “boot-camp” sessions, to more extensive “in-depth” offerings on present and future technologies. In addition, attendees can reference over 200-hours of previously recorded sessions from the NAB Online Learning Center.

The option to take a variety of hands-on certification exams is also available.

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Genarts and The Foundry Announce Strategic Alliance

GenArts Inc., a provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, television and video industries, and The Foundry, a visual effects software developer, announced they have entered into a broad strategic alliance. Under the terms of the agreement, GenArts will acquire The Foundry’s Tinder and Tinderbox plug-ins business and the two companies will enter into an arrangement to collaborate closely to expand the capabilities of the Nuke platform.

The strategic alliance allows the development teams from The Foundry and GenArts to work closely together to fully maximize the functionality of their future products. This collaboration opens the door to more effective delivery of new technology as the host platform and plug-in development can be more synchronized.

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Avid Marquee: Automate Title Creation with Marquee’s Autotitler

Chapter: Titling

Topic: Titling Automation

So you have a bunch of subtitles or lower thirds to do. They all look the same, except for the contents. You’re not seriously considering doing them all by hand in Title Tool, are you? Enter Marquee’s Autotitler, which is here to make your life easy. Honestly, if you didn’t know about this one, you will thank me sooner or later. And don’t be afraid of Marquee, it doesn’t bite! (It may confuse you, but it does not bite.)

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Reversing Keyframes

Chapter: Motion Graphic Design

Topic: Keyframing

A quick tip on how to reverse a keyframed animation, in particular for a shape style preset which doesn’t reveal its keyframes to you in the normal manner. In addition, we look at how extend or shr…

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Apple Motion: Motion and Motion Blur in FCP

Chapter: Motion Graphic Design

Topic: Speed Effects

How to get motion blur to appear in embedded Motion projects. Having trouble getting motion blur to show up in your Motion project that is embedded in your FCP sequence? There are a couple of key steps you have to follow to make it work correctly – here they are.

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Larry Jordan Brings PowerUP with Final Cut Tour to UK and Ireland

Agoura Hills, CA – Internationally-renowned digital media analyst, Larry Jordan, brings his “PowerUP with Final Cut Studio ” workshop and seminar to the United Kingdom February 12-21, 2010. During his visit, Jordan will present “PowerUP” seminars in Glasgow, London, and Dublin. At Broadcast Video Expo 2010 at Earls Court 2. London, Jordan will be a featured speaker, participant in panel discussions, and conduct workshops.

“I truly enjoy meeting with video editors and helping them discover new ways of working smarter and faster,” said Larry Jordan, president of Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. “This is our third seminar tour in the UK, and second to Ireland, and I’m delighted to be coming back. In today’s competitive environment, having the right skills can make the difference between getting a job and getting passed over.”

Jordan begins his tour February 12th with a 2-hour Final Cut Pro workshop for students and new users of Final Cut Pro as part of the Creative Loop Student Media Festival, which is part of the Glasgow Film Festival.

On February 15th Jordan travels to London to conduct a seminar for intermediate users of Final Cut Pro showcasing highly-effective, but often little-known plug-ins such as Primatte Keyer Pro and Magic Bullet Quick Looks from Red Giant Software.

Broadcast Video Expo 2010 at Earls Court 2, London, starts February 16th and Jordan will be presenting several workshops on precision audio editing in Soundtrack Pro 2, Creating the Film Look on the Desktop, Converting DSLR Media for editing, and Editing DSLR Media in Final Cut Studio. Plus Jordan will be a featured guest panelist discussing “The Future of Digital Video” and “Where Next the Blu-ray Disc?”

Jordan continues his Tour in Ireland presenting two “PowerUP” Seminars in Dublin. The first seminar, on Saturday, February 20th, focuses on students and new users of Final Cut Pro and covers such issues as setting up and optimizing Final Cut Pro, working with Multicam clips and new features of Final Cut Pro 7. Geared toward editors and more advanced users of Final Cut Pro, the seminar on Sunday, February 21st will illustrate how to work with HD, mixed format projects, archiving, video compression, and color correcting in Final Cut Pro.

Jordan’s tour is sponsored by: Creative Loop, Dublin City University, Institute of Technology – Tallaght, Red Giant Software, and Academy Class. For more information about the “Power Up with Final Cut Studio” seminar tour, including cities, dates and registration, visit our website.

About Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. provides high-quality, engaging training and information covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide. The company was founded by Larry Jordan, an internationally-renowned digital media analyst, consultant and Apple-Certified trainer with over 30 years experience as a television producer, director and editor with national broadcast and corporate credits. He’s a member of both the Directors Guild of America and the Producers Guild of America. Jordan is executive producer and host of three talk radio shows including the weekly industry-leading digital media podcast Creative Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ; and Video Production Radio, a monthly audio podcast on WS Radio.

Intelligent Assistance, Inc. Announces Transcriptize

Intelligent Assistance, Inc has introduced a new software tool that takes Transcription XML from Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 or Soundbooth CS4 and converts it text, Excel Spreadsheet or Final Cut Pro clip markers.

Transcriptize imports the transcription XML from the Adobe Production Bundle and allows editors and producers to name the speakers – something not possible in the Production Bundle. From there users have the option to:

Export a plain text file, suitable for the needs of a producer or to import into Media Composer’s Script Sync engine.

Export an Excel spreadsheet with a variable number of words per row.

Open the XML from a Final Cut Pro clip and add the transcription to Markers where:

  • There are a variable number of words per Marker (including one Marker per speaker)
  • The speaker name is placed in the Marker name
  • Transcription appears in the clip Marker comment
  • Marker colors are used to identify each speaker (FCP 7 onward).
  • The transcription can be searched within Final Cut Pro.
  • Markers can be easily subclipped based on transcription content.

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Adobe Premiere Pro: How to Make a Waving Flag in Adobe Premiere Pro

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Reproducing TV or Film Effects

How to make a waving flag in Adobe Premiere Pro

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