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Watch: Learn How to Duplicate Objects with This Simple Cloning Trick in Premiere Pro

You can create this impressive cloning effect right inside of Adobe Premiere Pro.Visual effects are a great way to add some flair and a little …

Tutorials

Tutorial: Save Time with Adobe Premiere Pro's New Audio Ducking Tool

Instantly mix music to dialogue with auto ducking in Adobe Premiere Pro.A popular feature inside of Audition, Adobe has now introduced the Auto …

Tutorials

How to Easily Create a Photo Mosaic Overlay Using Lightroom and Photoshop

Photo mosaic overlays are a very cool effect that can be a great way to tie a set of images together around a main photo. Traditionally, they're …

Tutorials

The Roto Brush from Adobe After Effects Makes Rotoscoping Painless

Use rotoscoping to place text behind a person, help with color correction, or to just be super cool.Rotoscoping is a tedious task that involves …

Adobe After Effects

On Fading to Black: The Hows, The Whens, and The Whys

Fading to black is the smoothest dissolve transition there is. But it's good for more than just endings. Let's take a look at what this classic move …

Filmmaking

Tutorial: Bring a Photograph to Life with Premiere Pro and Photoshop

Inject some movement into your still images with this cool 3D effect.I’m currently cutting together a short-form political documentary, but I have a …

Tutorials

Dive into Premiere Pro: Create Pro-Quality Audio Without Ever Leaving Your Timeline

Adobe has turned Premiere Pro and Audition into a true power couple.Filmmaking is thought of primarily as a visual medium, but sound and audio play a …

Filmmaking

How Shutter Speeds & Frame Rates Can Be Used to Change the Look & Feel of Your Film

Shutter speed and frame rate are two camera settings that do very different things to your image, but are also very interconnected.<p>Not only can they …

Video Tutorial: 5 Transitions You Should Start Using

You've got solid video, clean audio, and the perfect color grade. So don't blow your edit with uninteresting transitions.

Tutorials

9 Things You Should Check Before Recording Audio

Sound can make or break your project, so be sure to work through this checklist before recording audio on your next shoot.

Videography

Power Up Your Graphics With Animated Masks in After Effects

Of all the great features inside of Adobe After Effects, the mask is my favorite. With only a handful of customizable attributes, this little tool …

10 Stages of Post-Production, from Data Storage to Deliverables

Editing can be a complex process, but this video and flowchart might help you get a better grasp on the whole thing.<p>If you're interested in getting …

How to Eliminate Echoes When Recording Sound in a Big Empty Room

If you're recording audio in a reverberant room, echoes are going to become a huge problem. Here's how to get rid of them.So, you're planning to …

Bathrooms

The 9 Most Common Crashes in Premiere Pro, and How to Fix Them

It’s 11pm at night. I’m banging my head against my battered and weary keyboard. My deadline was 5 hours ago… “Why, oh why won’t you Export?!”<p>We’ve …

Watch: How 'Dunkirk' Uses a Classic Audio Illusion to Ratchet Up the Tension

The auditory phenomenon known as the Shepard tone is used to add suspense to <i>Dunkirk</i>.<p>When filmmakers use every cinematic element at their disposal, …

How the Leica M10 is Made - a Cinematic behind-the-scenes

It is probably because I worked at Boeing for so many years and was able to regularly visit the shop floor to watch the F-15 and F-18 fighters being …

Here Are 6 Core Concepts of Visual Effects for Newbies

Working in visual effects is awesome — there's no doubt about that. However, its concepts can be complicated and therefore a little intimidating for …

Videography

Frequency

Understanding frequency is key to a complete understanding of audio and how to manipulate it. We'll cover this important aspect as a basis for many …

How Facebook teaches photos to talk

Facebook's News Feed is a feast for the eyes, filled with photos, videos and status updates.<p>That's not great for visually impaired individuals, so Facebook has turned to artificial intelligence to improve their experience. A blind person can now hear an audio message describing a friend's photo …

Artificial Intelligence

The Power of Focal Length: How to Use Lenses for Storytelling

Learn how focal length can change the way your images communicate to your audience.<p>With so many lenses out there to choose from, it can be difficult …

Communicate

How to Layer Text Behind Objects in Adobe Premiere Pro

In this video tutorial, learn how to place text behind foreground objects using basic compositing to create depth and style.

Tutorials

What Is the Difference Between a Mirrorless Camera and a DSLR Camera?

DSLR Cameras made by established brands like Nikon and Canon have been the go-to camera for decades. But 2018 will see a sharp rise in mirrorless …

Cameras

Samsung's graphene batteries could charge your phone in 12 minutes

While persistent efforts in phone design and software optimization have got us to the point where our handsets can now last a day on a single charge, there’s work to be done yet if we’re heading for a future rife with VR and AR apps.<p>To that end, Samsung says it’s inching closer to making better …

HDMI 2.1 is here with 10K and Dynamic HDR support

Back in January, the HDMI Forum unveiled its new specifications for the HDMI connector, called HDMI 2.1. Now, that HDMI specification is available to all vendors who have already adopted HDMI 2.0. It's backwards compatible with all previous HDMI specifications.<p>The focus of HDMI 2.1 is on higher …

Here's the Difference Between F-stop and T-stop

Do you know what is the difference between f/stops and t/stops is? And do you know what both of them mean for photographers and cinematographers? …

Back to Basics: The Rule of Thirds in Filmmaking

Using the Rule of Thirds can dramatically increase the look of your composition. Here's a few tips on how to integrate this technique into your next …

HTC shows off all-in-one VR headset called Focus

<b>HTC has officially unveiled a standalone virtual reality headset called the Vive Focus.</b><p>The all-in-one gadget does not need to be connected to a computer or use a phone's screen to show images.<p>The move comes a month after Facebook's Oculus division unveiled plans for its own untethered headset.<p>HTC …

Virtual Reality

Still photographs spring to life

New software makes it possible to breathe life into still photo portraits.<p>The project was developed in Israel with the help of a leading social network.<p>It has the potential to become the net's next viral hit, but also has more serious long-term uses, as one of its creators explains.

Viral

How to Replicate the Super 16mm Look with Your DSLR

How do you fake the look of 16mm with your DSLR when shooting on film gets too expensive?<p>I cut my photographic teeth on a Canon 5D Mark II and …

Shutter Speed

Lucasfilm Revolutionizes CGI Workflow by Letting You Interact with Virtual Sets

With these VR tools, you can step into your CG set and direct as if it were really there.<p>If Lucasfilm and its visual effects division, Industrial …

Augmented Reality