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How to Use Animated Mattes to Stylize Your Edit in DaVinci Resolve 12

Working with style mattes and matte transitions inside DaVinci Resolve 12 might seem a little bit daunting the first time when you need to deal with those, however, the workflow isn’t that different in comparison to other NLEs. Kevin P. McAuliffe from RampantMedia shows us how to use such graphic elements to stylize

Five Less Known Editing Features In Premiere Pro CC

Knowing the ins and outs of your favourite NLE is an essential aspect of the editing process. As any other editing platform, Adobe Premiere Pro CC also comes with tons of useful tools and features that can make life in the editing bay a lot easier. Being aware

Tracking Tricky Objects In DaVinci Resolve 12

Besides the plethora of extremely powerful features Blackmagic Design has already implemented in its leading colour grading and editing suite DaVinci Resolve 12, the app comes with another great tool worth mentioning – its Motion Tracker. Some people even compare it with the dedicated Motion Tracker in Mocha and the

Working with the Sony FS7’s RAW DNGs in DaVinci Resolve 12

Just two days ago we’ve covered how to match the Sony FS7’s EVF appearance with the Odyssey 7Q+ monitor/recorder and today we’ll delve into working with the FS7 and the Odyssey7Q+ even further by introducing another excellent tutorial provided by Convergent Design. This time, we’ll walk you through the process

A Quick Look at the OWC Envoy Pro Mini USB 3.0 SSD

The Envoy Pro Mini from revered SSD maker and Mac performance upgrade retailer OWC is an extremely powerful and fast SSD, despite its modest physical dimensions. Even though at first glance the Envoy Mini Pro looks just like a regular thumb flash drive, it is an extremely powerful and fast

How to Manage Clips with Different Frame Rates in FCP-X

Occasionally, editors and filmmakers have to deal with clips that come not only in various frame sizes but also with different frame rates while being part of the same project. Most NLEs manage project settings automatically which means that you can work with multiple media types with differing parameters in the same project. For instance,

How to Utilize a MIDI Controller to Enhance Your Editing Workflow

Being an integral part of high-end editing and colour grading workflows, hardware control panels have been around for years. They are still extensively utilized by many seasoned professionals as extremely effective tools that provide not only efficiency and flexibility in post, but also make the life of editors

Speed Ramping – How and When to Use it?

Speed ramping is ubiquitous in modern filmmaking, yet this doesn’t mean it should be used on every occasion just as any other filmmaking technique, especially when it comes to short or feature films. Sure, it may look cool in action sports videos, but if it’s not motivated and story-relevant, it’s