Making it rain in post—literally

Shooting in the rain is usually a bad idea (just ask the equipment insurer). Sometimes there’s nothing left to do but fix it in post. Depending on the shot this can involve color correction, particle effects, reflections, refractions, and even fluid simulation. While we can’t give you a five-minute schooling in the dark arts of […]

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Tattoo Removal from Video Footage

Removing tattoos from body parts is tricky business: painful in the real world and painful in post-production. The former because being sizzled by Q-switched lasers is painful and expensive. The latter because trying to track subtly deforming skin tissue is…painful and expensive. But it doesn’t need to be anymore, thanks to Blackmagic Design’s Fusion and […]

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Reactor for Blackmagic Fusion

Reactor is a plugin manager for Blackmagic Fusion that adds powerful new tools to both the Fusion page in Resolve and the standalone version of Fusion, Fusion Studio. Artists in applications like After Effects tend to invest in third party plugins to enhance their workflow, but node-based compositing artists more often just “roll their own,” […]

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Removing glare from glasses

There are all kinds of finishing effects that are within the grasp of the average editor. You just need to know the recipe. Removing reflections and glare from glasses is one of those tricks that seems impossible, but is perfectly achievable if you understand the steps involved. In the video below I’ll walk your through […]

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Learn the Fusion page in Resolve: in 20 minutes

Blackmagic have really pushed the limit in terms of what you can get for free in the software realm. Not only have they turned what was previously a high six-figure color grading package into a world-class NLE, but they’ve added feature film-grade visual effects and precision audio tools. Specifically, the Fusion page offers a VFX […]

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Adobe Tightens The Leash

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Adobe Tightens The Leash How does this effect me as a user and product developer for After Effects? […]

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GoPro Fusion: new firmware raises resolution and supports 24fps

GoPro Fusion can, with the new firmware v2.0, capture at a resolution of 5.8K and the new resolution supports 24fps, marking a Fusion first to incorporate seamlessly with TV and film productions. This is something that some users  were asking for, and it represents the biggest update since launching the Fusion in 2018.  GoPro says […]

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New “Fusion in Resolve” 20 minute quickstart

Hot off the moviola.com presses: a 20 minute guide to get you up and running in Resolve’s new Fusion page. Been holding off taking the deep dive into Blackmagic’s full-featured finishing package DaVinci Resolve? Well, it’s time. Fusion is now a first-class citizen in the Resolve interface, bringing the power of node-based compositing directly to […]

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After Effects vs Fusion – Which one’s right for the Resolve Editor?

BlackMagic Fusion or After Effects Which One to use

Let’s start out simple.  The answer to that question is neither.  Neither one is “right” more so than the other. Both After Effects and Fusion are awesome in their own right, but in certain situations, one application definitely stands out as the more appropriate application to use, so I thought we’d break it down in […]

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DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features

DaVinci Resolve 15: spotlight on some of the new features

If you want to try a new NLE, think about DaVinci Resolve 15. The free version, says Blackmagic Design, “has more features than virtually every other paid application for post production.” Recently released, DaVinci Resolve 15 represents a massive update to the program, and, as BlackMagic Design stated, is “the world’s first solution to combine […]

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DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features

DaVinci Resolve 15 launched with hundreds of new features

The new upgrade to DaVinci Resolve fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for! With the recent massive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, DaVinci Resolve 15 is, says Blackmagic Design, “the world’s first […]

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Creating Tiny Planet FX in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to create a tiny planet effect out of a 360 clip in Final Cut Pro X. Steve shoots a lot of 360 footage with his GoPro Fusion. We’ve already explored in several episodes how you can shoot 360 video yet still deliver […]

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DaVinci Resolve 15 + Fusion Integration = Many Happy Editors

Fusion 15 Integration - Splash Screen

I’ll be honest right off the bat in this article.  I’m not a big color grader. I’m more a visual effects and compositing editor.  That’s why, for the most part, the bulk of my editing and effects workflows have been in Media Composer and After Effects.  You might be thinking, “well, why not Premiere?”. To […]

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The truth about green screen

We’ve all seen them: green screen plugin videos where the demo artist clicks a button and all the green disappears, replaced by a perfectly composited background. But in the real world where most of us live, pulling a green screen is ugly, sweaty work.  The happy news is that there’s always a solution. But the […]

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GoPro Fusion & Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to shoot 360 video but then edit it as “normal” HD video in Final Cut Pro X. Since I was in Buenos Aires, Steve carries the show solo this time, extolling the virtues of his GoPro Fusion camera and how well it […]

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