Every year when we ask about the aging audio and type tool options, we get a we’re working on some major overhauls to the core program for these features. Well, now it looks like we are finally getting some serious upgrades to both of these features, along with several more. [Read more…]
When Blackmagic Design unveiled Davinci Resolve 12 a couple years ago at NAB 2015, the company raised lots of eyebrows with what it presented as a full-fledged NLE for video editing from start to finish with all the power of Resolve’s color grading tools in it as well. It had a dot-five upgrade last year to give us Resolve 12.5 and this year gets a full version-and-a-half jump with an impressive set of new features. [Read more…]
In this video from Peter McKinnon, we get a look at a pretty basic workflow of creating a cinematic look in Adobe Premiere Pro. Across the series of color grading tutorials in this video, he pretty much lives in the Basic Correction panel of Premiere Pro instead of getting into the three-way color wheels, which we commonly see used for emphasizing color in highlights and shadows.
While not the most complex grading method, I think it’s a great starting point for dipping your toes into color grading and getting good results. Of course, it all starts with good footage, which you need to get in-camera first.
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Adobe has released another major update for its Creative Cloud video apps, including Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC and Audition CC. Adobe Stock also gets the addition of video content. The updates are available via your Creative Cloud app now.
Below is a quick rundown on what Adobe added along with a bit of a rant on a couple no-brainer features that should already have been available. [Read more…]
Warp Stabilizer is a powerful tool inside Adobe’s Premiere Pro and After Effects. However, it is not perfect.
Some shots with moving subjects (in addition to camera movement) can add a warble to the image, which creates an ugly jello effect on elements within the shot. The key to getting rid of the additional warbling is to remove tracking data from moving objects within the frame and only using static objects for tracking.
The video above from Cal Thomson shows you how to move from Premiere Pro to After Effects to remove non-essential tracking data. It’s a simple process even though it can be a rather long and mundane task.
If you want to get more out of your DSLR or mirrorless camera’s video shooting capabilities, you need to learn how to edit that video. Making the transition from photo editing to video editing can be a jarring move.
Video is whole other can of worms but it can be very rewarding. Even if you are not pushing out videos to a client, being able to do behind-the-scenes videos of your work, or just having polished family videos from today’s digital media devices.
If you don’t know where to start, this tutorial from Terry White is a great place to start. He gives you enough info to get started editing in Premiere Pro CC and cut a sequence from start to finish.
There may be better and more efficient methods to use some of the things he shows, but it is a good starting point. If you talk to 10 different editors, you’ll get 10 different opinions on editing techniques and workflow.
A couple days ago, I randomly got a download code for the CTRL+Console app and a couple modules because I went to the Supermeet at NAB this year. I don’t even remember seeing it there but I thought I would check it out because the demo video looked pretty slick.
I have been using it as a control surface for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro for a day or two now.
It is a very well designed app that allows your iPad to connect via Bluetooth to your Mac or Windows machine and serve as a control surface, complete with a jog wheel. [Read more…]
Adobe released and update for Premiere Pro to version 2014.1, which adds several new and interesting features, including some new audio features like improved AAF. You can read all about the update here on Adobe’s Premiere Pro blog.
While there are some seriously slick new features, it is still missing some basic functionality that would allow video editors to be more efficient editing and remaining inside of Premiere Pro. [Read more…]
Red Giant has updated its Universe plug-in suite to version 1.2 for both free and paid users. The update adds nine new effects and transitions, Sony Vegas support and Premiere Pro improvements.
Check out the full rundown of the new additions in the below video.
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More details in the press release below. [Read more…]