A decade in review at the Editblog

As 2019 winds down it’s hard to believe that another decade is in the books. Thinking about that recently I clicked over to my first ever blog post here on ProVideo Coalition and was reminded that it was just over 10 years ago that I moved The Editblog from my own domain over to PVC. […]

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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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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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DCS Event in SF: The Latest from Blackmagic Design

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Join the Digital Cinema Society at San Francisco’s Beyond Pix Studios for an exploration of the latest technology from Blackmagic Design. Featured products will include the new Pocket Cinema Camera 6K which can record Blackmagic Raw or ProRes 422 on a Super35 size sensor in up to 6K resolution. We’ll also review the latest updates […]

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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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Frame.io adds DaVinci Resolve integration

Frame.io is Now Natively Integrated into DaVinci Resolve 16 More than an integration, Frame.io is now a native feature set, tightly woven into the fabric of DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio. APRIL 8, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – Frame.io, the world’s leading video review and collaboration platform used by over 700K filmmakers and media professionals, […]

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Stay tuned for DaVinci Resolve 16

Yes we know that Resolve was just updated to version 15.3.1 a day or so ago. When I saw that for a brief second I thought we might not get anything major in Resolve at this year’s NAB. I was wrong. Behold the South Hall at NAB as you read this. Thanks to someone on […]

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Stickman Straightens Out…Color Management

Color management is one of the biggest sources of confusion in modern digital video workflow. It doesn’t need to be. In this month’s Stickman Straightens Out… the moviola.com stickman explains the basic principles behind color management in a clear, concise manner. Too many half-truths Let’s face it: most editors, colorists, and mograph folks are artists, […]

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Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

It doesn’t matter if you disliked Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, Vice or Kevin Hart, there seemed to be something to dislike about this year’s Oscar ceremony. If you were in Middle Tennesse then you might have been thinking about the flooding last week which wasn’t nearly as bad as the flooding the last time it flooded […]

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Marker Keywords in DaVinci Resolve 15

Recently I posted an article called DaVinci Resolve is a few steps away from Range-based Keywording. It was an exploration of how a combination of small featured in Resolve 15 can come together to sort of emulate Final Cut Pro X’s Range-based keywording. These aren’t all features that were new to Resolve 15 though some of them have been […]

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Introduction to Skin Refinement and Beauty work in DaVinci Resolve 15.2

Color Correction is often seen as – that technical part of the work before the fun creative “grading” part begins. Bit of luma work, some balancing of blacks and whites, some contrast.. et voilà! Lets grade! I disagree with this point of view. Apart from the fact that every project is different and requires different […]

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DaVinci Resolve is a few steps away from Range-based Keywording

DaVinci Resolve marker keywords added

Without a doubt, one of my favorite things about Final Cut Pro X is its different thinking when it comes to organizing and logging footage. Instead of Bins, you get Events and Keyword Collections. Instead of sub-clipping you do keywording. While Events really are just Bins by a different name Keyword Collections and keywording are […]

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Solutions to Resolve Part 4: Don’t clip your proxies and transcodes!

Articles in this series: The key to precise sharpening and noise reduction in DaVinci Resolve The key to accurate shot match in DaVinci Resolve’s Color Trace Unexpected clipping in DaVinci Resolve and how to avoid it Full data and video levels in DaVinci Resolve – don’t clip your proxies and transcodes Full data and video […]

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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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