Color Grading in Tiffen Dfx 3 with CS6 and FCP X

The above video comes from a recent webinar that Tiffen put on with Richard Harrington to show off Tiffen Dfx 3.  In the video, Harrington covers some color grading techniques in several different editors that use the Dfx 3 plugin and really shows off the capabilities of this solid plugin.

The more I use this plugin, the more I like it.  It’s so very comprehensive and powerful for video, and quick for getting stylized looks from Lightroom on the photo side as well.

Beauty Box Video 2.0 – Easy Skin Retouching in Video Editing Apps

Beauty Box 2.0

Digital Anarchy has announced Beauty Box Video 2.0, which is a video plug-in for smoothing and retouching skin in the major NLEs.  In addition to compatibility with After Effects 7.0–CS6, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, and Premiere Pro CS4–CS6, version 2.0 adds support for Assimilate Scratch, Scratch Lab, Sony Vegas Por and Movie Studio.

Beauty Box Video 2.0 retails for $199, but is available for $149 through July 15, 2012.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

PluralEyes 3 Free Beta Now Available

PluralEyes 3

Singular Software unveiled PluralEyes 3 back at NAB 2012.  If you aren’t familiar with PluralEyes, it is a audio syncing program that took the HDSLR video editing world by storm a couple of years ago.  Read my PluralEyes review from 2010.

Some NLEs, like FCP X, offer syncing capabilities in the box; however, it’s not near as full-featured as what you can do with PluralEyes 3. I caught a brief demo of it and the sync speed with tons of clips is remarkable.  Additionally, the interface is not near as clunky as the older versions.  If you want to give it a try, the free beta for PluralEyes 3 is now open.

Right now, it’s only available for OS X 10.7 and will work with FCP 5/6/7 and FCP X 10.0.4 and Premiere Pro CS5/5.5/6.  Media Composer is not supported in this iteration of the beta release.

You can get it on Singular Software’s website.

Adobe CS6 Available Today

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Available

Today is the first day of availability for Adobe Photoshop CS6 and all the other new CS6 products.  You can download CS6 apps from Adobe’s website.

If you’re ordering a boxed copy, it should ship today.

Also, student and teacher editions are available from Adobe’s website here.

The full list of new CS6 products is below. [Read more...]

Adobe CS6 Ship Date is May 7, 2012

Adobe CS6

I have confirmed that Adobe CS6 products will ship and be available for download on May 7, 2012.

  • CS6 Ship Date (English, Americas, and European versions): May 7, 2012
  • CS6 Ship Date (Rest of the world): May 10, 2012

Pre-orders for Adobe CS6 products are available direct from Adobe here.

Upgrades to CS6 from other CS products are only available from Adobe here.

CS6 Student & Teacher editions are available from the Adobe Education Site.

The new Adobe CS6 products available are listed below. [Read more...]

Adobe Production Premium CS6 Coming to NAB 2012

Premiere Pro CS6

Adobe will unveil Production Premium CS6 at NAB 2012 next week.  Production Premium CS6 wil feature the following products from Adobe:

  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Story
  • Media Encoder
  • Photoshop
  • SpeedGrade
  • Prelude

The new SpeedGrade CS6 was teased in late 2011 on Adobe TV with very little about it revealed since then.  SpeedGrade will be a pro grading tool, while Prelude is a new solution for the process of ingest, logging and transcoding.

I’ll have a better look at Production Premium CS6 next Monday.  In the mean time, the full press release teaser from Adobe is below. [Read more...]

Editing Video in Photoshop CS6

Take a look at the above video, which was completely edited in Photoshop (CS6 maybe?).

Right now, you can edit videos in Photoshop CS5 Extended.  I’ve done it in the past even with plug-ins applied to video footage.  However, if I can get the look I’m after in Premiere Pro or After Effects, I’m going to do that because the process is more streamlined (for now).

However, I’m excited to see what Adobe has up its sleeve because of the following statement at the Photoshop blog from Photoshop Senior Product Manager, Bryan O’Neil Hughes: [Read more...]

‘Act of Valor’ Made with Premiere Pro, After Effects and Other Adobe Tools

Here’s a short video that takes you behind the scenes of ‘Act of Valor‘, which was shot on the 5D Mark II, and shows how Adobe products were used to help make the film.  I knew that Adobe products were used quite a bit on the film; however, I was still surprised to hear that most of the visual effects in the film were done in After Effects.

It looks like most/all of the Adobe products that Bandito Bros used can be found in Adobe Production Premium.

[via Adobe TV]