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DaVinci Resolve: a User’s Eye View
DaVinci Resolve: a User’s Eye View As Resolve makes its way onto the Mac, we find out why DaVinci devotee and certified Color trainer Warren Eagles (he's the one on the left) thinks it's worth making the move…??
A shining example of 3ds Max, V-Ray and After Effects
A shining example of 3ds Max, V-Ray and After Effects Unless you have been living in a cave for the past seven months, you will have probably seen and admired Alex Roman's short film, The Third and the Seventh...
Nuendo 5: A real alternative to Pro Tools for audio post-production
Nuendo 5: A real alternative to Pro Tools for audio post-production I'll confess it has been a while since I took a long hard look at Steinberg's Nuendo. When the audio post-production package was first released in 2000, Steinberg were aiming squarely at the Pro Tools' market...
Epson Stylus Pro 7700 and 9700 review
Epson Stylus Pro 7700 and 9700 review We put the new Epson Stylus Pro 7700 and 9700 printers to the test.
Linear workflow and gamma correction - part 4
Linear workflow and gamma correction - part 4 This is the final part of our series of linear workflow articles. Here, I will look at the manual method of working in a linear workspace with 3ds Max and Mental Ray...
Linear workflow and gamma correction - part 3
Linear workflow and gamma correction - part 3 In this, the third of what will now be four parts, I look at the manual method of setting up and working in a linear workspace with 3ds Max and VRay...
How to tweak 3D graphics faster with After Effects and CINEMA 4D
How to tweak 3D graphics faster with After Effects and CINEMA 4D Let's say you have a teaser for a TV show in which clips from the next episode play on animated 3D screens. Each week, you have to replace the clips with ones from the next show to air. Traditionally, this would take hours of tweaking and multiple, lengthy renders - not much good if you're working to tight deadlines.?? However...
Maxon Cinema 4D plugin for After Effects
Maxon Cinema 4D plugin for After Effects Maxon have recently made available the CS5 compatible plugin for Cinema 4D and After Effects...
Linear workflow and gamma correction - part 2
Linear workflow and gamma correction - part 2 If you have read the first part of my gamma correction article, you should now understand exactly why this alteration to your workflow is necessary. In this second part, I will look at the built-in linear workflow within Autodesk 3ds Max. It is the quickest method as it is controlled entirely by 3ds Max and requires no disruption to your existing workflow...
Linear workflow and gamma correction
Linear workflow and gamma correction In part one of four articles, We take a look at linear workflows and gamma correction, and explain why both are so important...
GPU rendering: an update
GPU rendering: an update Over the past few months, GPU rendering has taken a few steps forward and, whilst we are nowhere near where we need to be, it does look promising. So let’s review what has been happening...
Zero latency monitoring for Digidesign 002 and 003
Zero latency monitoring for Digidesign 002 and 003 Reading through the various Pro Tools forums, there are two commonly recurring themes. Firstly, Pro Tools users love Pro Tools software for its reliability, flexibility, ease of use, precision editing and being...