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Avid Media Composer to Support ProRes Raw; Windows

September 13, 2019, 18:24 PM

Avid filled in some workflow gaps at IBC 2019, announcing native support for Apple ProRes Raw in Media Composer as well as the ability to encode and decode ProRes in Windows.

Adobe Auto Reframe to Add AI-Driven Reformatting f

September 13, 2019, 18:24 PM

At IBC, Adobe announced Auto Reframe, a tool for automatically reframing content for publication in different aspect ratios — notably including the oddball aspect ratios required by social media platforms.

Auto Reframe: a Premiere Pro feature preview

September 13, 2019, 13:02 PM

At IBC 2019, Adobe plans to demonstrate Auto Reframe, a new time-saving feature coming later this year to Premiere Pro. Auto Reframe intelligently reframes and reformats content for different aspect ratios, from square to vertical to cinematic 16:9 versions. It can be applied as a Transform effect to individual clips, or to whole sequences under the menu. First previewed as Project Smooth Operator at Adobe MAX 2018, Auto Reframe (like Content-Aware Fill for After Effects) is an Adobe Sensei technology that uses AI and machine learning to accelerate manual production tasks, while maintaining creative control with keyframes.

Automatic Rotoscoping…

September 12, 2019, 19:43 PM

We’re still a few years away from where machine learning AI can produce rotoscoping that rivals what human artists can achieve (though only a very few), but even today machine learning offers results that are more than adequate for color correction, camera tracking garbage mattes, or temp roto for slap comps while waiting on final outsourced roto. And with just a couple of lines of code you—the unskilled, non-programmer—can have that machine learning goodness at your command. What’s better, you can start to learn a little Python in the process.

LaCie Unveils Three New Rugged SSDs, Including One

September 11, 2019, 20:35 PM

LaCie’s rugged portable drives are extremely popular among photographers who demand the best combination of performance and durability, and starting today, they have three compelling new solid state options to choose from.

Oscar Winning Editor Richard Chew, ACE

September 11, 2019, 13:38 PM

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows and about their work on some of the biggest films and TV shows of the year.

'Computer pajamas': the history of ILM's IMocap

September 10, 2019, 12:55 PM

When most people think about the motion capture of actors, they are probably thinking about either optical capture (where cameras pick up markers on a suit) or inertial capture systems (which make use of magnets, accelerometers and gyroscopes inside a suit).

10 Fast, Fun and Useful Video Templates

September 10, 2019, 12:55 PM

In this round-up we focus on templates that give you the tools to create stunning video projects easily and effectively in Final Cut Pro. Whether it's a pack of assets to shape your project from start to finish, or a single item with a clean layout that's easily customized, this collection will get you feeling more confident in your editing so that you can deliver better projects, faster.

This plugin for Premiere Pro CC makes it work ever

September 10, 2019, 12:55 PM

Working together on a modern video production often means working apart. The speed and intensity of today's video productions means that editors have to work everywhere: at home, in hotels, trains and planes, as well as in the office.

CGTrader's 3D Jobs helps you find freelance 3D art

September 10, 2019, 12:55 PM

All this week at befores & afters we’re asking freelance 3D artists about their careers and for advice for others looking to start in the industry.

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