Windows 10 just became usable for mission-critical tasks?

Windows 10 just became usable for mission-critical tasks?

Almost 4 years after Windows 10’s release in 2015, Microsoft has just released its May 2019 update (1903), which finally gives back full control of update scheduling to users…

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 5 with Cinematographer & VFX Artist Phil Holland

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 5 with Cinematographer & VFX Artist Phil Holland

Each week The Filmtools Podcast talks with industry professionals in a candid conversation about their career, relevant news within the industry, and about the art and gear behind filmmaking. &nbsp…

Quick Look: Three Canon Sumire Primes

Quick Look: Three Canon Sumire Primes

Canon announced the Sumire Prime lenses in April: seven full-frame cinema primes designed to add “a unique artistically pleasing look with gentle and beautiful skin tones and smooth bokeh…

ART OF THE CUT with the editors of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

ART OF THE CUT with the editors of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is on Amazon Prime Video and is in its second season. Last season, editor Kate Sanford, ACE, won the ACE Eddie for Best Edited Comedy Series…

Review: ClearVoiceover audio plugin

Review: ClearVoiceover audio plugin

In my experience, to make a musical sound bed “fit” well under a dry voiceover, you either have to duck the music (i.e. attenuate it) or equalize it to…

The Isle of the Dead: a mysterious painting comes alive in Virtual Reality

The Isle of the Dead: a mysterious painting comes alive in Virtual Reality

Winner of a VR Award at the Venice International Film Festival in 2018, and soon available on Steam, The Isle of the Dead, from French author Benjamin Nuel, is another…

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera Review

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera Review

The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RXO II Digital Camera looks like an action camera. The small size and the rugged build make the small flip-out screen 4K camera appear…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 3

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 3

Keylight is, in general, the best chromakey plugin that comes with After Effects. Although there are other 3rdparty plugins available for sale, Keylight can produce exceptional results and has won…

Digitize your entire set…free, using Meshroom

Digitize your entire set…free, using Meshroom

3D camera tracking has become an essential tool for most filmmakers—even if just for matchmoving titles to scene geography. But until fairly recently, the ability to recreate your scene…

Adobe Creative Cloud discontinued apps: Adobe clarifies its letter and list

Adobe Creative Cloud discontinued apps: Adobe clarifies its letter and list

When Adobe published, recently, a list of software that could not be used any longer, it mixed CC apps with CS apps as Premiere Pro 6. I finally got a…

Classic Course: Smart Blur

Classic Course: Smart Blur

Smart Blur – along with Bilateral Blur, which we discussed back in January – was originally created to help blur out flaws in an image (such as dust, grain, skin flaws, etc…

Polygon Disintegration

Polygon Disintegration

Polygon Disintegration Breaking apart polygons with X-Particles…

Our Choice To Turn To Adobe Premiere Rush For NAB 2019 Videos

Our Choice To Turn To Adobe Premiere Rush For NAB 2019 Videos

We stopped by the booths. We saw the gear. We talked to as many industry manufacturers as we could. Then, after the exhibit floor closed, we dived into long edit…

DEITY V.Lav microphone solves TRRS/TRS conflicts automatically and intelligently

DEITY V.Lav microphone solves TRRS/TRS conflicts automatically and intelligently

One of my most popular articles in ProVideo Coalition is TS/TRS/TRRS/TRRRS: Combating the misconnection epidemic from 2015. Often, producers and recordists have needed to understand —and acquire…

Drive-in Movies

Drive-in Movies

When was the last time you went to a drive in movie? Admittedly, the pickings are pretty scarce these days. At last count there were only 559 drive-in screens…

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