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The art of Motion Tracking

Published in Post & VFX

For most of the history of film, if you wanted to insert something into the picture that didn't exist,  the camera had to be stationary. Motion tracking allows artificial objects to be inserted convincingly into real footage. Phil Rhodes explains

How to get info from camera to post

Published in Production

A new VFX industry initiative aims to plug a vital information gap even cinematographers were unaware of

Preparing to shoot RAW

Published in Post & VFX

Peter J. Haas outlines how to go about planning a shoot that utilizes RAW image capture, including a file size comparison between DSLR formats and CinemaDNG , a discussion of shooting ratios and how this translates into storage requirements for a secure post-production environment

With the acquisition of Eyeon Fusion, Blackmagic is poised to be a major player in VFX and Compositing

Everyone knows about Boris Effects. And, if you're old enough, you'll remember that in the mid to late 90s, it was suddenly possible to create amazing effects and transitions on the slow and clunky NLEs of the time - that looked like they cost a million dollars to produce

How To Edit - a recap

Published in Post & VFX

Peter Haas' recent "How to Edit" series has been extremely popular, but we omitted a link to the final part, which means that many of you missed it. All the correct links are given below

A cloud based studio?  Yes it’s possible and is already happening

In the final installment of Peter Jackson’s video blog, the director introduces The Hobbit’s post crew, while the team scrambles to complete the film.

In part 2 of this series, experienced VFX Supervisor HaZ looks at the right and wrong ways to approach studios when you're looking for work

iMac Upgrades are Great for Post

Published in Post & VFX

When Apple quietly updated the iMac with new, speedier Intel Haswell processors and faster PCI-e flash storage, plus 802.11ac WiFi, it was met with little interest. But this speed bump is of great advantage to video editors using Final Cut Pro X, Lightworks, Premiere Pro CC and more

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