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Things change fast! New products, new platforms, new ways of working -- they're all coming fast at you, and there's no time to waste getting up to speed. That's why Creative COW exists, of course, to get you the help you need while you figure all of it out. And as your work evolves, so do we! Meet some of the newest forums that have joined the COW round-up!

DSLR Video is hot and getting hotter...but not necessarily getting any easier to actually USE. Start here for advice from some of the industry's leading experts. Tip: if you have NLE-specific questions, be sure to check the forums for your favorite editing software too. You'll find it online at http://forums.creativecow.net/dslr

Field Production requires keeping your wits about you at all times, and your eyes open to every possibility. You also need to remember that you can reach the new Field Production forum on your mobile devices! You can find it online in the COW at http://forums.creativecow.net/fieldproduction

CatDV is one of the year's most useful and in-demand products, and of course you'll find the industry's most active and informed discussions about it right here at Creative COW! You can find it at http://forums.creativecow.net/catdv

And don't forget to read the first article in the COW Library from Thomas Miller, "Shooting True First-Person Interviews," in which Thomas Miller -- the host of our Field Production forum -- shares a technique he uses to get great eye contact from those he's interviewing. It's an excellent idea born or Tom's 20 years of shooting in the field. You can read it in our Library at http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/shooting-true-firstperson-interviews







Reels and Videos
Czech Republicshort film
Underwater Opera by Libor Spacek
Underwater Opera is one sample of our production work. This short video is sample of our diving experience during project "Escape to Nature"...

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Matthew Kohnen Director of Photography Reel by Matthew Kohnen
Matthew Kohnen Director of Photography Reel, 35mm/RED/P2 310-384-6695 lifesmith1@aol.com...

Spaindemo reel
Behind the scene of a digital Artist by Emmanuel Arcache
Taste is the enemy of creativity, said picasso so hire me!...

Netherlands, Thedemo reel
Allright, here goes nothing: Please critique my first REEL by Yori van Gerven
he everybody, Here goes nothing I guess; I just finished my first reel as a "self-student" for motion design. And I'm ready for some crit...

United Statesdemo reel
New York City Time-Lapse Reel by Brian Przypek
Time-Lapse footage of NYC shot over the past year on DSLR's...


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COW Master Series Training DVD's
Moving with MotionMoving with Motion
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In this DVD, respected COW leader Stephen Smith gives users a comprehensive look at Motion, part of the Final Cut Studio Suite. He explores the cameras, lights, behaviors, time remapping, particles, shapes and masks. Also included are in-depth looks at paint, as well as advanced motion tracking.

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Recent Articles
Adobe Premiere Pro
In this video tutorial Andrew Devis teaches how to format your text, add shapes and generally make your titles more interesting in Premiere Pro.
Andrew Devis
Boris FX
In this Boris webinar excerpt, Boris FX Product Manager Dirk de Jong illustrates how to cast a 3D shadow with Boris Continuum Complete Extruded Text in Adobe After Effects CS5.
Dirk de Jong
Adobe After Effects
In Part 1 of this video tutorial series Mathew Fuller prepares the still image for motion. Mathew first splits up the image into the necessary layers and then finishes up by painting in the areas left behind.
Mathew Fuller
Adobe After Effects
In this video tutorial Tudor "Ted" Jelescu shows how to create 3D / 2.5D movement from a 2D image using displacement maps in Adobe After Effects. He uses similar techniques as Mathew Fuller's "Advanced 2.5D Animation in AE" tutorial to pull depth from 2D images. Tudor uses FreeForm and displacement maps to be able to have a different camera move, one that rotates around the subject.
Tudor Jelescu
Boris FX
This video tutorial compares and contrasts the Boris Continuum Complete Glint and Final Effects Complete Sparkle Edges filters. Learn how and when to appropriately use each of these spectacular filters.
Paul Ezzy
Sony Vegas
In this video tutorial, Roy van der Westen shows how to use the "Train Ride" plug-in from NewBlueFX in Sony Vegas to create some lighting effects on text.
Roy van der Westen
Boris FX
Final Effects Complete 6 AE brings over 110 designer effects and transitions to Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, and CS3. The new release features support for native After Effects lights, on-screen overlay control widgets for streamlined workflow, audio-driven keyframe generation, and a new Compare Mode feature to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source via either a side-by-side or live split-screen view. Each Final Effects Complete filter has been re-engineered for 64-bit operating systems. Three all-new transition effects - Super Dissolve, RGB Dissolve, and Rectangular Scale Wipe - are included.
Paul Ezzy
Adobe Premiere Pro
In this Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial, Andrew Devis shows you how to pan and zoom in Premiere Pro like a professional, with proper key-frame interpolation so that everything is smooth. He will also show how to use the corner pin effect to put a separate image on to the footage you pan and zoom so that it remains really high quality even when zoomed in really close.
Andrew Devis

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Industry News
AJA Releases Ki Pro 2.0 Firmware

Diaquest Intros Order Management System for TV Newsrooms

Major Government Agency Chooses Ikegami HDK-77EX Portable HD Cameras

Digital Rapids Wins Two Prestigious Awards for StreamZHD Live ABR Adaptive Streaming Encoder

MAXON Celebrates the Release of CINEMA 4D R12 at Industry Events Around the U.S. this Fall

NHK Media Technology purchases Enterprise sQ for Botswana TV





Oasis Imagery to Introduce New 3D Technology for Use in Pre-Visualization and Broadcast as Part of the 1st Annual Hollywood 3D Film Festival

Aidan Thomas Joins Method Creative Finishing Division

ATTO Technology Joins NetApp Alliance Partner Program

Matrox Announces Support for Avid DNxHD Codec in Matrox DSX Developer Products

Hinge Digital Unleashes CG for Nike LunarGlide+ 2 Spot

Modernista! Announces New Leadership

FotoKem's Keep Me Posted Puts Nucoda Film Masters Into Fully Integrated Post Pipeline

Bexel Provides LitepanelsT LED Lighting Systems For All 2010 CBS Sports & FOX Sports NFL Telecasts

Telestream Releases Episode 6 Video Encoding Software

Baum Chooses Vinten Heads to Support TVLand's First Sitcom

Sachtler Announces New Cine DSLR Fluid Head

Sony Electronics Expands Professional Camcorder Line with New 4:2:2 Memory Model

ARRI Film & TV and ARRI Rental Are On Board for "Wickie and the Treasure of the Gods"

Harmonic Honored with Cable & Satellite International Product of the Year Award

VLSI Solution announces availability of VS1000 Audio Module

Snell's New Centra Control and Monitoring Platform Wins STAR Award From TV Technology Europe at IBC2010

IBC 2010: NetroMedia Introduces Live Multiplatform Streaming with VSiCaster

Xavier University Upgrades Cintas Center Video Screen Capabilities with Broadcast Pix

University Of Otago's Historic 'The Albany Street Studio' Upgrades With SSL C200 HD Console




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Top Threads
Adobe After Effects Forum
bump map in AE?
I'd like to make a "bump map" effect and use the luminance...


Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Editing Canon 5DMkII H.264
What is the FCP workflow like dealing with the H.264?


Business & Marketing Forum
Suggestions for charging for an unknown amount of work?
My involvement in the project consists of color correction requiring masking...


Sony Vegas Forum
Variable Bit Rate for Vegas to DVDA (Media too large)
I am new to this system and have no idea how to calculate the bit rates...

Combining projects in Vegas
I am a victim of Vegas (9 and 10) crashing when working with SD video...


Sony EX Series XDCAM Forum
Direct Copying of SxS Media
I have a gig coming up that will require offloading...

Workflow question
Does the Windows version of XDCAM Transfer turn the MXF files into the same codec as a Mac?


DaVinci Forum
Hdmi out on decklink from Resolve mac...?
Does the Decklink allow HDMI monitoring out?

Tangent CP-200 support is coming ?
I am wondering if the support for the Tanget CP-200 will arrive...






Podcast
Subscribe with iTunesBoris FX Tutorials Podcast
Cast a 3D Shadow with BCC Extruded Text in AE CS5
by Dirk de Jong
(13:45) -- 9/27/2010

In this Boris webinar excerpt, Boris FX Product Manager Dirk de Jong illustrates how to cast a 3D shadow with Boris Continuum Complete Extruded Text in Adobe After Effects CS5. -


Subscribe with iTunesBoris FX Tutorials Podcast
Using BCC Glint and FEC Sparkle Edges
by Paul Ezzy
(06:14) -- 9/24/2010

This video tutorial compares and contrasts the Boris Continuum Complete Glint and Final Effects Complete Sparkle Edges filters. Learn how and when to appropriately use each of these spectacular filters. -


Subscribe with iTunesBoris FX Tutorials Podcast
Introducing Final Effects Complete 6 AE
by Paul Ezzy
(15:03) -- 9/22/2010

Final Effects Complete 6 AE brings over 110 designer effects and transitions to Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, and CS3... -


Subscribe with iTunesBoris FX Tutorials Podcast
Chroma Key Tools for FCP, Motion, and Final Cut Express
by Kevin P McAuliffe
(10:00) -- 9/14/2010

Kevin P McAuliffe takes a look at Boris Continuum Complete's chroma key tools and demonstrates a hidden gem for Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Final Cut Express users. -
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COW Tipping

Tip: Don't forget to peruse this week's top tutorials -- http://library.creativecow.net/hot-weekly






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Oct 1, '10
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daVinci Resolve and panel of editors @ Editors' Lounge
Sep 26, '10 - Oct 2, '10
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Castle Rock Film Festival
Oct 4, '10
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Storytelling With Photography - Workshop
Oct 5, '10
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Audio for the Visual World - Production Sound On Location - Workshop
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Boulder CO USA
FREE Greenscreen Tips & Tricks workshop - The Keys to Good Chroma Key!
Oct 5, '10
Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal: Final Cut, Panasonic et la Stéréoscopie
Oct 6, '10
Boulder CO United States
Fundamentals of Web Design
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Boulder CO USA
Introduction to HTML - Workshop
Oct 7, '10
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Capture to Finish: Smoke
Oct 9, '10
Boulder CO
Dreamweaver Hands-On Intensive - Class

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Featured Leader Featured Tutorial
Meet Vincent Rosati: CreativeCOW.net leader
Vincent Rosati

Vincent Rosati was born in New Jersey, USA, in 1973. Beginning in 2001, he formally entered into the study of graphic design at the Art Institute of Washington in Virginia. The addition of design principles and techniques would come to compliment his background in print production and ground-lev more...
Reflection for Motion 4

Text and objects with a reflection create a cool look. In this Motion 4 video tutorial Creative COW Contributing Editor Stephen Smith will show you how to utilize the new reflections feature in Motion more...

Get help with, or discuss this tutorial in the COW's Apple Motion Forum.






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