Dashwood Editor Essentials for Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects

Dashwood Editor Essentials

Dashwood Editor Essentials is a set of utility plugins for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, Motion and After Effects. The plugins can repair footage or do tasks that would normally require a lot of time and effort. Check out the video below for a closer look at the various tools.

Dashwood Editor Essentials is available from Noise Industries for $49. More details here on Noise Industries website.

Cloud Fly-Through Video from 3D Composite of 4 Photos

Planet5D picked up the below video (crafted by Jeff Farmer) in Apple Motion using a 3D composite of 4 still images of clouds captured with a Canon Rebel T2i.

This is a great little technique that’s doable with basic 3D compositing skills in Motion or After Effects, or any other editor that gives you access to z-space adjustments.  The great thing about working with still images in 3D composites is the ability to reframe the massive images for delivery at 1920 x 1080 resolution.  The T2i delivers a 5K still image, so there’s a lot of room to work with or only to use a portion of the image for no loss of quality in an HD video.

If you are interested to learn more about this kind of work, there’s a great tutorial on some very basic 3D compositing at VideoCopilot.net.

Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0 Adds 3D Editing to Final Cut Pro X

Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3 for Final Cut Pro X

Stereo3D Toolbox LE v3.0 has been updated to work with Final Cut Pro X for your 3D editing needs.  The effects plugin offers a number of powerful features, including the ability to adjust convergence points and auto-crop based on those adjustments. [Read more...]

7 Photos That Show Motion By Stopping It

Take the plunge by The artist (formerly) known as Gene

Shot with a Canon EOS 30D at 1/250th of second.

Last week, I touched on using motion blur to give a sense of speed and movement in a photo.  This week, we’re going to look at some examples where no motion blur (or very little) is present; however, these images still manage to effectively convey a sense of motion.

In each image, there is some element that helps convey motion.  In some images, it may be the primary subject that should be moving.  In others, it may be an element surrounding the subject – such as water.  By freezing what should be moving, these images give your mind a moment that you know and can sense requires motion. [Read more...]