Common After Effects Problems and Mistakes

After Effects Startup Splash

After Effects is a powerful video compositing, effects and motion graphics program that’s part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The problem for those coming from a video editing application like Final Cut or Premiere Pro is that the learning curve is steep.

Once you’ve spent some time in the program, you learn some of its nuances and start wrapping your mind around the different workflow that it presents. Then, you change a setting or apply an effect and nothing works the way you expect it to. [Read more…]

Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 12 Review

Magic Bullet Suite 12

Earlier this year, Red Giant updated several plugins in the Magic Bullet Suite for its version 12 update. There is also a new film simulation tool in the suite, aptly called Magic Bullet Film. The updated apps include:

  • Magic Bullet Looks 3.0
  • Magic Bullet Colorista III
  • Magic Bullet Mojo 2.0
  • Magic Bullet Cosmo 2.0

In addition to the updated products, Magic Bullet Suite 12 also features Denoiser II and LUT Buddy. [Read more…]

Fotodiox Launches Sharkcage for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Fotodiox Sharkcage for BMPCC-2

Fotodiox has officially unveiled the Sharkcage for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. The rig consists of a cage that is tightly fit to the shape of the BMPCC and includes a top handle, along with a baseplate (also with an Arca Swiss QR plate) and dual 15mm rods that are 12″ long. [Read more…]