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Tracking in Mocha and Compositing in Motion

June 5, 2012, 12:27 PM


In this edition of MacBreak Studio, I demonstrate to Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to track a shot using Mocha Pro with Motion 5. If a shot is too difficult for Motion's tracker, you can supplement Motion's capabilities by tracking a shot in Mocha and then, since Mocha can export the tracking data as a Motion project, build your composite in Motion.

Previewing Video in Photoshop CS6

June 5, 2012, 12:27 PM


To preview video faster in Photoshop, zoom out until the height of the canvas is less than 540 pixels. At this smaller preview size, Photoshop CS6 automatically plays and scrubs at lower resolution (and therefore faster).

Matrox announces Thunderbolt docking station

June 5, 2012, 12:26 PM


Matrox has introduced its Matrox DS1, a Thunderbolt docking station that brings all the productivity benefits of a desktop computer to MacBook and Ultrabook users.

AJA supports Adobe Creative Suite 6

June 5, 2012, 12:26 PM


AJA Video Systems announced support for the new release of Adobe Creative Suite 6 software with its Io Express, Io XT and KONA family of products for both Mac and Windows users. The new drivers supporting Adobe Creative Suite 6 are available now as a free download.

Autodesk Smoke 2013 is Coming to Your Desktop

June 5, 2012, 12:23 PM


The editing and post-production world is very close to what will be an exciting day for many who have dedicated their careers to all things post-production. Autodesk is going to release their public beta of Smoke 2013 for Mac out into the world (you can sign up for the free trial here).

FILMLOOK Adds Color Grading via FilmLight

June 5, 2012, 12:23 PM


Burbank post-production facility FILMLOOK Media and Post recently installed a Baselight color grading system from FilmLight. This new system includes FilmLight's Blackboard 2 control panel. This allows FILMLOOK, for the first time, to provide its television clients -- such as Disney Channel, Fox, CBS, ESPN and HBO -- with color grading services in a file-based...

Demo Reel Debate: What's the Best Practice?

June 5, 2012, 07:48 AM


A topic that always seems to create a big debate: the demo reel. Specifically, an editor demo reel. On one hand, it needs to be short right? So people will watch it? So string together some cool sequences and set it to a wicked techno track. But wait, no.

Win one of 5 copies of Idustrial Revolution

June 5, 2012, 07:42 AM


Idustrial Revolution have updated their popular Volumetrix light spill plugin to give full compatibility with Final Cut Pro X. They have also given us five copies of their popular USD49 plugin to give away.


June 5, 2012, 07:37 AM


Sortbox is like having e-mail filters for your Dropbox. Move files to folders based on your rules. You gotta love apps that are so simple to use, they only have 2 steps – not 3. That's Sortbox for ya'. How...

What Metadata Does, and What it Means For You

June 5, 2012, 07:37 AM


Do you create metadata for your online videos, either by hand or by an automated process? If not, you're throwing search engine traffic away without ever realizing it.

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