There's a dozen or more things you'll often consider when purchasing a Tripod. Weight, Folding Size, Overall Height, Payload, Flip-Locks vs Twist Locks, Aluminum vs Carbon Fiber, etc. etc. In this article we're just going to point out quick differences between a Flat Base vs Bowl Mount and how you might be able to get the best of both worlds using a Mafrotto Tripod Leveling Base.


If you're shopping for a Tripod, want having the ability to adjust height with a center column, but want the ease of leveling with a Half Ball, then check out the Manfrotto 755 which is available in Carbon Fiber or Aluminum (found here).

manfrotto 755 with Fluid HeadManfrotto 755CXManfrotto 755XB Tripod
Learn-More-sm Manfrotto 755CX 755XB Hafl Ball Tripods

If you already have a tripod in mind, you can add a Leveling Base. There's a number of different types out there, but over the years, I still think the Manfrotto 438 is the more robust one available. But if you're working with a smaller tripod, smaller camera, then the smaller leveling bases would be a better fit (seen here).

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Learn-More-sm Half Ball Tripod Leveling Bases

All credit is given to author CheesyCamCheesycam

Unlock Premiere Pro's Extra Superpowers

You might know Adobe Premiere Pro as an powerful non-linear video editing program, but did you know that your NLE can do all sorts of things besides editing? In this article, we've compiled over a hundred freebies to help you supercharge Premiere—presets, templates, plug-ins—plus a few of our favourite items from VideoHive. With these add-ons you might not need to leave Premiere ever again!

Premium Premiere Pro Add-Ons

While the free stuff below is pretty amazing, sometimes you need tools that just work, right from the get-go. VideoHive has perfect add-ons for every video project. Here are a few of our recommendations for Adobe Premiere Pro:

Light Leaks and Bokehs Vol 

This pack contains 15 Full HD ready to use light leaks and Bokehs. Very simple to use: drop it over your current footage and composite using Add or Screen blend modes. They can be used alone or combined with each other. Change the opacity for softer look.

Woman with light flare surrounding her
Light Leaks and Bokehs Vol 1 contains 15 Full HD ready to use light leaks and Bokehs.

The YouTuber Pack

Youtubers! This is your complete kit. The entire underlying logic of this asset pack has been reworked so all Adobe Premiere-only users can benefit.

Includes ten logo reveals, ten lower thirds, ten transitions, six end cards, three side-info, six screens and a top-ten transition. Simply swap the placeholders with your own text and logos, adjust colors so it matches your identity and all that is left is making your video. No more time-wasting on After Effects animations.

nine logo examples for YouTube uses
The YouTuber Pack Includes ten logo reveals, ten lower thirds, ten transitions, six end cards, three side-info, six screens and a top-ten transition.

Fresh Titles: Auto-Resizing Animated Typography Text Pack

Auto-size your typography with this text pack: all elements chang depending on text size. It's easy change colors, shapes size, spacing and more. Use markers for change speed and duration, and the second line auto-align feature to keep everything looking perfect.

Includes 16 unique titles in 4K, 2K, FullHD & HD resolutions. Uses universalized expressions, work with any font, no plugins required.

grid of sixteen text animations
Fresh Titles includes 16 unique titles in 4K, 2K, FullHD & HD resolutions.

Anamorphic Lens Flare and Light Transitions Bundle V2

Anamorphic Lens Flare & Light Transition Bundle is an essential stock footage element pack—ideal for music videos, films, commercials or any other media format.

All elements have been filmed with top class lenses over black. To apply, simply overlay above your footage and change the blending mode to Screen or Add. Use individually to screen over your footage or combine and mix different flares to create your own and add a high quality production value to your videos.

Features 40 real organic optical lens flares and 15 unique cinematic full-frame light leak transitions.

Anamorphic lens flares on blue background
Anamorphic Lens Flares features 40 real organic optical lens flares and 15 unique cinematic full-frame light. leak transitions

Glitch Transitions

A set of 21 glitch transitions to add some crusty digital-analog grit to your project. Import, add to your timeline, and go.

abstract glitch image
Glitch Transitions add some crusty digital-analog grit to your project.

15 Massive Light Transitions Pack

This collection of 15 light transitions will give your footage massively flashy light transitions. Send glowing sparks flying everywhere! Very easy to use: just drag the ready-made comps over your footage. A pdf help file is included.

 

Freeze Frames: Comic Pack V2

In much less time and with very little effort you can turn your intro movie into a Hollywood-like freeze frame intro! Use it for movie intros, Youtube channel clips, home videos, student projects or just for fun to impress your friends.

Simply replace the placeholder footage and move it into the desired position to achieve the perfect freeze frame effect. Then use the Shape Mask tool to reveal the background to increase awe-effect and impact!

Comic pack word burst
Turn your intro movie into a Hollywood-like freeze frame intro!

Freebies for Premiere Pro

Free Presets for Adobe Premiere Pro

Presets are a collection of settings: they provide a quick way to create a look.

  • Deadpool Handheld Camera Presets: "These are real camera shake presets, made from actual shots with a real camera—not some digitally created wiggle. That makes them truly organic and real looking. And of course, they’re all GPU accelerated and will work in real-time in Premiere Pro.”
  • Jarle's Premiere Pro Presets Version 3.0: "The 1.0 and 2.0 versions of my presets have been downloaded more than 130,000 times, and are used daily by documentary film editors, wedding video makers, students, and even by big broadcast companies. Now, you can download version 3.0 for Premiere Pro CC 2014.2, with even more cool and useful presets."
  • TV Scan Lines: "This popular “this-is-shown-on-a-screen” effect can easily be achieved with these Premiere Pro titles. Just import these into your project and throw them on a track above the clips that need this effect. Change blend mode to Multiply, and you’re all set. TV Scan Lines in a few seconds!"
  • The Mars Man Lumetri Look: "Take your sci-fi to the Red Planet with this dusty Lumetri Look that is a total recall to blockbuster hits like The Martian."
  • Magnificent West Lumetri Look: "Inspired by the glorious westerns of the 1960s and 70s, this faded Lumetri Look brings down the saturation in favor of the dry and beautiful landscapes of films like The Magnificent Seven."
  • Saving Bryan Lumetri Look: "Get the nearly mandatory bleach bypass look of war epics, reminiscent of the actual WWII newsreels that inspired the color of films like Saving Private Ryan and shows like Band of Brothers."
  • Dr. Oddlove Lumtri Look: "A simple faded black and white Lumetri Look that will make you wish for one of them doomsday machines, just like the one in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."
  • Knife Jogger Lumtri Look: "The futuristic Blade Runner inspired orange and teal look that has defined action films and studio blockbusters."
  • Illinois Jones Lumtri Look
  • Raging Mule Lumtri Look
  • O Mother Lumtri Look
  • Furiosa Lumtri Look
  • Amelia Lumtri Look
  • May Tricks Lumtri Look
  • Hogwash Express Lumtri Look
  • Maximus Lumtri Look
  • Versus Lumtri Look
  • CinemaFX presets: "Here are 56 presets for Adobe Premiere Pro that will give your videos a more cinematic coloring look.  The presets are totally free."
  • Andy's Region Tool: "Apply effects only to the part of the image that need it."
  • Andy's Elastic Aspect: "Stretch footage to fit a standard 16:9 frame."
  • Andy's Safe Guides: " Display a variety of safe area overlays."
  • Andy's Gradient Filter: "Add a neutral density graduated filter to your clips."
  • Andy's Better 3D: "Easy adjustments in 3D space for your 2D content."
  • Andy's Swish Transitions: "Swish dissolve and swish pan transitions."
  • Pan and Zoom: Create the photo animation style made popular by Ken Burns. Achieve stunning results without a single keyframe.
  • Bart's Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Vashi's 12-Pack Audio Presets: "Includes: Boost Dialog Clarity, Boost Dialog Presence, Boom Room Killer, Dialog Brighten (add after applying Boom Room Killer), Dirty Phone, Male Dialog Power, Music Hole for Dialog, Old Telephone, Radio Tower Dialog, Remove Nasal Dialog, Thicken Female Dialog, Top and Bottom Cut."
  • Scatter Text Transition: "Here’s a neat little Premiere Pro preset I made that animates text on and off."

Free Templates for Adobe Premiere Pro

Templates include more than just settings, and range from simple animations to full-scale projects.

  • Cover Flow Template: "This template enables you to quickly make a cover flow sequence in Premiere Pro CC, and easily edit it. It’s as simple as putting your source videos in the source timelines. Then go to the main timeline and play, render or export. Now you can create cool cover flow sequences in a couple of minutes, entirely inside Premiere Pro, using built-in effects only. No third party plugins!"
  • Comic Book Animation in 3D: "With this free Premiere Pro template project you can use your own video clips and create this animation in seconds. Made entirely inside of Premiere Pro CC using built-in effects only. A users manual is included in the project file."
  • Star Wars Text: "Here’s a fun project template that mimics the iconic Star Wars opening titles. Just edit the text, and you’re good to go! The project is made in 1080p50 format, but can easily be changed to whatever you need. As always: The template and the music are free, and you can use them for whatever you want."
  • Camera POV Templates: "Here are two simple Camera Point-of-View templates. Both of them free! Use the DSLR one (made by me) to simulate the viewfinder of a DSLR camera. Use the other one (generously contributed by Immanuel Heims) to simulate a Video Camera viewfinder."
  • Slide Show Projector Template: "Free template you can use to make your own Slide Show Projector effect in Premiere Pro. Just throw in your own video or stills, and hit Play! Everything is free—even the music, textures and sound FX."
  • Notepad Paper Template: "This Premiere Pro CC template enables you to quickly put an image and a text onto the board. Provide your own photo – the rest is included. Everything (yes, I mean everything) except the texture and the photo was created from scratch in Premiere. That includes the notepad paper and the push pin, the shadows, the crimps and the image frame. And it’s free!"
  • Premiere Pro Title Collection: "Here’s a useful collection of Premiere Pro titles. You get three Lower Thirds templates, an End Credit template, a collection of special characters that you can copy/paste into other titles, a Push Pin (!), an empty title with Arial font at 40 px that you can set as your default title and a subtitle template with a clever bounding box. Everything is free, and can be used on any project – even commercial ones."
  • Video Reflection: "With this cool Premiere Pro template project, you can create the popular video reflection look in mere seconds! Literally! You no longer need to build this time consuming effect from scratch. Just import the matching sequence from this template project into your own project, swap the clip in the Source sequence with your own footage, and you’re done. Super easy!"
  • Night Vision Binoculars HUD: "Here’s a free Premiere Pro project template that mimics Night Vision Binoculars. It doesn’t look much like any existing binoculars, but it looks pretty cool. It’s made entirely in Premiere Pro, and can easily be customized. The project is made in 1080p50, but can easily be adapted to other formats."
  • Vashi Visuals Pancake Timeline: "Adobe Premiere Pro CC template with two timelines for easier editing."

Free Plugins for Adobe Premiere Pro

Plugins are small programs that extend the functionality of Premiere, allowing you to do things you couldn't do otherwise.

  • OpenEXR Premiere plug-in: "OpenEXR is the visual effects industry-standard floating point file format and the best format to use when working with 32-bit HDR imagery. Access all the capabilities of OpenEXR from within Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere Pro using ProEXR."
  • Atomic Stretch (Windows and Mac): "Atomic Stretch enables real-time video-retargetting in After Effects and Premiere, converting from and to any aspect ratio!"
  • CoreMelt Free: "Analog Glitch, Old TV, Blowout, God Rays, Advanced Vignette, RGB Levels and Curves, Soft Edge Wipe, and more!"
  • Feathered Crop: "This plugin allows for cropping your image, both inside or outside, and to add feather to the cropped borders. It can also fill in the outside of the cropped area with color and add border to your cropped image. Graphic UI available. Supports 8, 16 and 32 bit depth. In Premiere Pro it works in RGB and YUV color spaces."
  • Power Window: "This plugin allows to create a power window on the source clip. Both rectangular and elliptical shapes are supported. They can be repositioned and rotated. Both the inside, and the outside can have offset, gamma, gain and saturation adjusted globally, and if need be, on the channel-by-channel basis (RGB)."
  • Pure Contrast: "This plugin allows you to add or remove contrast to your image without affecting its true saturation."
  • Simple Mask: "This plugin allows to create a simple alpha mask on the source clip and composite it with the existing alpha channel by adding, subtracting or intersecting. Both rectangular and elliptical shapes are supported. They can be repositioned and rotated."
  • Temperature: "This plugin allows you to adjust temperature and tint of your footage, similarly to the effect achieved by the similar controls in SpeedGrade."
  • Vignette: "This plugin allows to create a vignette on the source clip. Both rectangular and elliptical vignettes are supported. Vignettes can be repositioned and rotated, applied in any color and blending mode available, to the inside or to the outside. Alternatively only the mask can be rendered, replacing the source layer altogether or the vignette can be filled with transparency."

Your Favourites

What are your favourites? Did we miss any must-have freebies? Let us know in the comments!

All credit is given to author Envato Tuts+ Photo & VideoEnvato Market

 

No matter what camera you put on a gimbal, one of the biggest issues is monitoring what you’re shooting. Some cameras have removable LCD screens that you can mount somewhere on the gimbal, or you can flip out the camera screen so it’s in a decent position. But sometimes you just have to add an external monitor to see what you're shooting.

Using an external monitor on a gimbal inside a car

You can attach the monitor to the top of the camera, or somewhere on the gimbal, and you'll want to wrap the HDMI cord around so it doesn’t get in the way. You'll also need to rebalance the gimbal, to take into account the monitor's added weight.

Occasionally an external monitor can add so much weight that it overloads the gimbal’s weight capacity, and it becomes impossible to balance. The monitor needs its own batteries, as well as a system to mount the monitor onto the gimbal or on the camera, and together that can easily weigh a few pounds. 

So, although it's quite satisfying to see what you’re shooting when using a gimbal, a monitor can quickly become a hinderance. Batteries run out, cables get pulled, you need counterweights to make the balance work, which makes the whole rig that much heavier. And inevitably the accessory mount goes loose and the monitor falls off while you’re shooting.

An external monitor can be more trouble than its worth on a gimbal

So if you can, try to get your camera’s built in screen to flip out in a way that you can see the gist of what you’re shooting. 9 times out of 10, you get the shot that you want, and occasionally you don’t. But unless you’re working in a really critical shooting environment, that’s better odds than adding a complex monitoring rig that will fail on you more often than not.

All credit is given to author Envato Tuts+ Photo & VideoSlavik Boyechko

Sony has introduced the worlds fastest SD card, the SF-G Series with 299MB/s write speed, catering for capturing 4K and high-speed video content.

As the demand for higher resolutions, deeper color bit-depth and larger data rates consume the video and film production world, the recording media we use needs constant updating in order to keep up. To meet the demand of increasing media efficiency, less buffer and faster write and read speeds when working in higher resolutions, Sony has introduced the new SF-G series of SD cards. Their new firmware, which allows for write speeds of up to 299MB/s, makes them ideal for capturing large bursts of RAW images for photography, or high-speed shooting in large resolutions. It also makes them, for now at least, the world’s fastest SD card.

A memory card reader will also be available that allows for the super-fast read time of up to 300MB/s via USB3, which can dramatically reduce the time needed to ingest the captured files.

Sony SF-G Series - the World's Fastest SD Card

Sony SF-G Series – the World’s Fastest SD Card

The Sony SF-G Series UHS-II SD cards will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB sizes, catering for many types of users and cameras in the field of video and filming, including DSLRs, mirrorless cameras like the Sony a7S II or the Panasonic Lumix GH5, but also video cameras like the Sony FS5 that can record both slow motion and 4K, and which demand stable and reliable recording media.

What is interesting about this is that Sony cameras typically record X-AVC video files at 50MB/s for 1080p and 100MB/s for UHD 4K. Yes, other cameras will record at 200MB/s, but could this mean Sony has something up their sleeve that would need a write speed of up to 299MB/s? Could this be a hint to a new resolution or format for future cameras?

The Sony SF-G series of SD cards will be available in 3 sizes in the Spring of 2017, so we may see available units at NAB.

The post Sony Creates World’s Fastest SD Card appeared first on cinema5D.

All credit is given to author News – cinema5DAdam Plowden

We first learned that Panasonic was bringing a new member to the VariCam family during IBC 2016 and now we finally have footage from the new camera system, dubbed simply the “VariCam Pure”.  Footage is below: 

The VariCam Pure is the result of a partnership between Panasonic and the on-location recording company: Codex. The body of the camera is the same Varicam 35 platform we all know and love, with the addition of a Codex recorder that allows the VariCam, Pure to capture 120fps in 4K RAW to SSD drives (Codex Capture Drives).

Newly released footage from the VariCam Pure: 

Watch our IBC 2016 interview with Panasonic HERE regarding the VariCam Pure.

The Varicam Pure system is the latest attempt by Panasonic to push into a cinema space long dominated by the likes of ARRI and RED Cinema. Sony too has been struggling to make headway into studio and indie features with their F65, with the recent exception of Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and 2013’s Oblivion, directed by Joseph Kosinski. This early footage out of the VariCam Pure looks great and I’ll be interested to see more once the camera begins shipping and gets into the hands of independent operators.

Image Credit: Panasonic

Panasonic also announced upgrades for their existing line of VariCam cameras that add ProRes 2K support and additional ProRes codecs. Current VariCam owners can download HERE.

Technical Highlights: 

  • 4K Raw
  • Up to 120 fps in RAW 4K
  • 14+ Stops of Dynamic Range
  • Dual Native ISO: 800/5000 ISO
  • VRAW, Avid DNxHR, Apple ProRes,
  • Integrated Camera Body (ie. no cables)
  • Weight: 11 lbs

 

What do you think? Has the newly released footage from the VariCam Pure made you more likely to try out the camera when it begins shipping?

The post New Footage: Panasonic Varicam Pure — 4K RAW at 120fps appeared first on cinema5D.

All credit is given to author News – cinema5DGraham Sheldon

Templates in Adobe After Effects let you create customised video project without the hours of work required to build your own. Here, we've put together our favourite Envato Market templates to help you to create stunning promotions for your property or real estate business.

1. Real Estate Pro

Promote single or multiple properties in your choice of three styles: Elegant, Modern or Classic. This template includes a design control panel so that you can make changes in a quick and flexible way.

Real Estate Pro by LoopdeLoop and Envato
Real Estate Pro by LoopdeLoop and Envato

2. Real Estate Full Video Pack

Winner of Envato’s Best Real Estate AE Template and Best Multi-Property Showcase Template, this is the all-in-one tool for creating top notch real estate presentation. Includes map elements and a video walkthrough feature to help you share and sell your property. 

Real Estate Full Video Pack
Real Estate Full Video Pack by Frollibas and Envato

3. Elegant Real Estate Presentation

Elegant Real Estate Presentation can be used for promotional purposes or to present property for sale. You don’t need any plugins to edit or customize this template, simply create your own video presentation and start promoting your business the creative way.

Elegant Real Estate Presentation
Elegant Real Estate Presentation by Yeremia and Envato

4. Real Estate Promotion With Kinetic Typography

This is a simple, clean template made especially for anyone who wants to display and present a service, website or business in an attractive way. You can use each scene separately, and reorder as needed. 

Real Estate Promotion With Kinetic Typography
Real Estate Promotion With Kinetic Typography by Ouss and Envato

5. Real-Estate SlideShow Pro

Feature up to eight properties in one loop, each with four image placeholders, three text holders and one badge. With easy design control, it only takes a few clicks to modify your layout.

Real-Estate SlideShow Pro
Real-Estate SlideShow Pro by Marnica and Envato

6. Buy a Dream Home

This is an AE project best suited for real estate promotion and the concept of buying a dream home. The animation could easily be used for new house sales, mortgage or loan for a house, house insurance, commercials, promotional videos and much more.

Buy a Dream Home
Buy a Dream Home by Creativethings and Envato

7. Slideshow II

If you need to show pictures with descriptions then this is the template for you. There are three versions included, allowing for up to 75 photographs and the download comes with a handy instruction video to tell you everything you need to know.

 Slideshow II
Slideshow II by Robertojorge and Envato

8. Urban Skyline

Best suited to projects involving real estate DVDs or dealing with buildings and city life. Changing the shape of a building is simple, just draw a mask in the respective layer in the project.

Urban Skyline
Urban Skyline by Aeyaz and Envato

9. Real Estate

This project will help you to explain the details and look of your house. The template comes in full HD resolution and renders quickly, ensuring you can get on with the important things – like selling property!

Real Estate
Real Estate by Harut108 and Envato

10. Real Estate Presentation

A simple to use, fast rendering presentation for a real estate agency. Real Estate Presentation allows for flexibility, so you can adjust colour and style to suit your needs.

Real Estate Presentation
Real Estate Presentation by Zigzagstudio and Envato

11. Real Estate Promo

This template comes with two project files for extra placeholder options. A simple modular structure makes it easy to adjust and it comes with a video tutorial to guide you through the process.

Real Estate Promo
Real Estate Promo by Aronzblackz and Envato

12. Real Estate Presentation

Real Estate Presentation is a simple, clean and well organised template. Just add your text; import your media and logo, and change colours to suit. A handy video tutorial will help you get started. 

Real Estate Presentation
Real Estate Presentation by ATIKO and Envato

13. Real Estate Agency

Create a simple media gallery in ten minutes with the Real Estate Agency template. With a variety of style options and elegant animation, you’ll be spoilt for choice when creating your project. A nifty PDF tutorial will set you on your way.

Real Estate Agency
Real Estate Agency by Mix-motion and Envato

14. Presentation House

Fully customisable and simple to use, this template doesn’t require any plugins and is well organised, with a fast rendering time. Add your own music to give your project a unique touch, suited to your business.

15. Real Estate Property Showcase

Real Estate Property Showcase is a simple and elegant template designed to display real estate properties with professional style. No plugins are required and the template contains 3 different styles, each individually customisable.

What's Your Favourite Real Estate Template?

We hope you've enjoyed our round up, but if you've found a great After Effects real estate template that isn't included here, let us know!

All credit is given to author Envato Tuts+ Photo & VideoEnvato Market

As post production workflows get further streamlined by advances in editing software, the demand for a more fluid process of finishing a video and uploading it to a platform is high. Vimeo has addressed this need with a new extension panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, allowing for a faster upload process and review pages for PRO and Business members.

Waiting for a sequence to encode, then uploading it to Vimeo and waiting for conversion is a pain, especially if you’ve got clients waiting to see previews of work or a deadline to meet. For Adobe users who enjoy the flexibility of Dynamic Link between apps, this integration is a sigh of relief to further simplify the post production workflow.

For Vimeo free and Plus members, you get the functionality of uploading videos directly inside of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, with a choice of resolutions and codecs, as privacy options for the video to be made public immediately, or private for further reviewing.

PRO and Business members get an additional tool for reviewing videos withing a video review page, which allows for timecode based comments from other users, similar to Wipster. This is very useful for the sometimes lengthy back and forth with clients wanting edits, so including this feature should speed up the reviewing and finishing time in post.

This is great news for Premiere Pro CC users who have missed out on Vimeo’s integration (and YouTube as well) that has been included in FCPX for a number of years. In the past, the desktop Vimeo app for Windows was not as useful as users wished it to be, and although there are export format choices built into Premiere Pro CC and Media Encoder CC, a direct link to Vimeo for Adobe apps never existed.

To download the plug-in panel, follow this Vimeo link.

Have you needed this tool from Vimeo to speed up your workflow? Also, if you’ve been using the panel already, let us know your thoughts in the comments!

The post Vimeo Premiere Pro CC Panel Introduced appeared first on cinema5D.

All credit is given to author News – cinema5DAdam Plowden

As post production workflows get further streamlined by advances in editing software, the demand for a more fluid process of finishing a video and uploading it to a platform is high. Vimeo has addressed this need with a new extension panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, allowing for a faster upload process and review pages for PRO and Business members.

Waiting for a sequence to encode, then uploading it to Vimeo and waiting for conversion is a pain, especially if you’ve got clients waiting to see previews of work or a deadline to meet. For Adobe users who enjoy the flexibility of Dynamic Link between apps, this integration is a sigh of relief to further simplify the post production workflow.

For Vimeo free and Plus members, you get the functionality of uploading videos directly inside of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, with a choice of resolutions and codecs, as privacy options for the video to be made public immediately, or private for further reviewing.

PRO and Business members get an additional tool for reviewing videos withing a video review page, which allows for timecode based comments from other users, similar to Wipster. This is very useful for the sometimes lengthy back and forth with clients wanting edits, so including this feature should speed up the reviewing and finishing time in post.

This is great news for Premiere Pro CC users who have missed out on Vimeo’s integration (and YouTube as well) that has been included in FCPX for a number of years. In the past, the desktop Vimeo app for Windows was not as useful as users wished it to be, and although there are export format choices built into Premiere Pro CC and Media Encoder CC, a direct link to Vimeo for Adobe apps never existed.

To download the plug-in panel, follow this Vimeo link.

Have you needed this tool from Vimeo to speed up your workflow? Also, if you’ve been using the panel already, let us know your thoughts in the comments!

The post Vimeo Premiere Pro CC Panel Introduced appeared first on cinema5D.

All credit is given to author News – cinema5DAdam Plowden

As post production workflows get further streamlined by advances in editing software, the demand for a more fluid process of finishing a video and uploading it to a platform is high. Vimeo has addressed this need with a new extension panel for Adobe Premiere Pro CC, allowing for a faster upload process and review pages for PRO and Business members.

Waiting for a sequence to encode, then uploading it to Vimeo and waiting for conversion is a pain, especially if you’ve got clients waiting to see previews of work or a deadline to meet. For Adobe users who enjoy the flexibility of Dynamic Link between apps, this integration is a sigh of relief to further simplify the post production workflow.

For Vimeo free and Plus members, you get the functionality of uploading videos directly inside of Adobe Premiere Pro CC, with a choice of resolutions and codecs, as privacy options for the video to be made public immediately, or private for further reviewing.

PRO and Business members get an additional tool for reviewing videos withing a video review page, which allows for timecode based comments from other users, similar to Wipster. This is very useful for the sometimes lengthy back and forth with clients wanting edits, so including this feature should speed up the reviewing and finishing time in post.

This is great news for Premiere Pro CC users who have missed out on Vimeo’s integration (and YouTube as well) that has been included in FCPX for a number of years. In the past, the desktop Vimeo app for Windows was not as useful as users wished it to be, and although there are export format choices built into Premiere Pro CC and Media Encoder CC, a direct link to Vimeo for Adobe apps never existed.

To download the plug-in panel, follow this Vimeo link.

Have you needed this tool from Vimeo to speed up your workflow? Also, if you’ve been using the panel already, let us know your thoughts in the comments!

The post Vimeo Premiere Pro CC Panel Introduced appeared first on cinema5D.

All credit is given to author News – cinema5DAdam Plowden

There’s a new kid on the block. Name: MASV Rush. Mission: Transferring huge files over the internet with ease. Sounds familiar? Yes, maybe but by saying huge files, MASV actually means huge files. 73GB worth of raw footage? Not a problem.

MASV

MASV Rush

Let’s start with the obvious. A new service stating to transfer all your files with ease, especially in the video business? There has to be a catch, right? Well, yes and no.

  • Yes, because the service is not for free, you pay as you go.
  • No, because there actually is no limit. Referring to the support site, the question ‘How much data can I upload?’ is being answered by ‘As much as you need to, whenever you need to.‘ – Nice, indeed!

Talking about business model here, MASV Rush works as a pay as you go service. That said, you only pay for what you actually use. There’s no subscription model. In order to get a price for a given transfer, follow this simple equation: Total file size of package (in GB) x number of recipients x 0.15 (15¢) USD. That 73GB file mentioned above will cost you $10.95 if you send it to only one recipient. By the way, when sending to multiple recipients, everyone of them will get their own notification email, think of a bcc email with multiple recipients.

MASV

uploading a 14GB set of files while measuring the speed with little snitch network monitor.

MASV Performance

The performance is pretty good. I’ve been granted a 50GB in order to test the service and I tried several transfers of different sizes. A 7.2GB *.mfx file took 2 hours to upload with an average of 8.19 Mbps (1.02 MB/s). The download of that very file took me 32 min (@ 43.2 Mbps or 5,4MB/s). My internet connection was pretty much being pushed to its limit so these values might get significantly better with a better uplink connection.

MASV

the MASV Rush backend with a full history of your transfers.

In order to use MASV Rush, you don’t need anything but a decent (and recent) browser such as Firefox or Chrome. There are no plugins needed and the same is true for your recipients. They’ll get a notification email with a link and that’s it. No signup required, pretty straightforward. WeTransfer already has established this common sense of easy file delivery and MASV Rush is no exception.

The service relies on established infrastructure providers such as Amazon Web Services and IBM Softlayer. It uses TLS encryption for all files being transferred and the files are only being stored as long as they need to be. After being downloaded by all recipients or after the 10 day storage period they’ll get wiped permanently.

MASV Rush vs. the market

In order to evaluate a new service in an already saturated market of file transfer services (think WeTransfer, Dropbox and others) three significant needs come to mind: Speed, price and usability. As you already know there’s always one item to strike out when it comes to these triangles of values. You are in need of high performance transfer speeds paired with awesome usability and flexibility? That will come at a price. You are seeking serious transfer speeds but there’s a budget you have to look after? You better live with some limitations in terms of usability then.

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MASV’s own comparison chart.

MASV rush seems to have created a reasonable compromise of these three. It’s not free but you’ll only pay for what you need. That’s a good thing! WeTransfer will bill you $120/year in order to push the 2GB limit up to 20GB. But you won’t have to singnup with them until you need to transfer more than 2GB worth of data. Point taken.

Conclusion

Let’s see how MASV is developing over time. For me, it seems to be a really good alternative to the esatblished ones as soon as you need really large files being transferred around the globe. That service comes at aprice but that’s OK. Think about sending a hard drive over to Asia..

MASV Rush will go live on Feb 22nd and for a limited time you can sign up for a 50GB trial.

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What do you think? Might this be a serious alternative for your current workflow? Let us know in the comments section!

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