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Boris Sapphire (64 Tutorials)

An infinite zoom is an effect that creates a seemingly endless camera zoom. Learn to create this eye catching effect in Adobe After Effects.

Burning Question: How Do I Create an Infinite Zoom?

February 16, 2021

An infinite zoom is an effect that creates a seemingly endless camera zoom. Learn to create this eye catching effect in Adobe After Effects.

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Burning Question Swish Pan and Crash Zoom transitions

Burning Question: How do I make Whip Pan and Crash Zoom Transitions?

December 29, 2020

Whip Pans, Swish Pans, and Crash Zooms are stylish transitions that add energy and cause and effect to a scene. Learn more about them!

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In Depth Render Farms Network Rendering

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering

December 16, 2020

The idea of network rendering is to distribute your render over a network, or farm, of computers, to speed up your render times.

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What the heck is OFX

Burning Question: What in the heck is OFX? #OFX #openfx

December 16, 2020

OpenFX, or OFX, plugins are exploding on the market with hosts like DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm, Vegas, Flame, Baselight, and others. Learn more!

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How To Turn Your Kids Into Super Heroes (After Effects Tutorial)

How To Turn Your Kids Into Super Heroes (After Effects Tutorial)

December 2, 2020

Ben Eshagpoor of beMotion.dESIGN shows you how to turn your kids into Super Heroes. He uses After Effects and Boris Sapphire in the tutorial.

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Burning Question: Making The Super Moon

November 14, 2020

They say it’s the Super Moon of the Century! Here are some ways to recreate the moon in After Effects or your NLE or editor, if you’re unable to capture the moon.

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In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

November 2, 2020

You really have two choices when shooting scenes that take place at night. Either shoot at night and deal with the low light situation or shoot Day for Night. Shooting at night is easier if your camera is capable of it. Day for Night, which I would recommend under certain circumstances, can be tricky but can look fantastic and undistinguishable when it’s done correctly. Part one of this article will focus on shooting in after dark.

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In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 2

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 2

November 2, 2020

Part 1 of this two part series focused on shooting at night and when and how to accomplish shooting in low light. Part 2 focuses on working with footage shot during the daytime and color grading for night. We'll also talk about adding some night time elements to sell your shot.

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Boris FX Live: Virtual IBC 2020 Presentations, Day 3 is Live!

September 10, 2020

Watch Boris FX Live presentations for Virtual IBC! They are featuring customer presentations, sneak peeks of 2021 releases, giveaways.

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In Depth: Gun Fire and Muzzle Flash Effects

In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash (Updated 10 July 2020)

July 10, 2020

An exhaustive resource on adding spectacular Gunfire and Muzzle Flash effects to your action and science fiction films in your host of choice.

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In Depth Davinci Resolve Free vs. Studio

In Depth: DaVinci Resolve Studio vs the Free Version

June 15, 2020

Is Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio version worth the investment over the free version? Yes, it is! Learn why you should upgrade to Resolve Studio.

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Webinar Replay: Sapphire 2020.5 First Look

Sneak Peek: Sapphire 2020.5 First Look

May 18, 2020

Get a one-hour Sapphire 2020.5 First Look sneak peek at the upcoming Sapphire 2020.5 release with Product managers Brian Fox and Alan Lorence.

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Sapphire 2020: Introduction to New Features for Avid Media Composer

January 28, 2020

Kevin P. McAuliffe shows Avid Media Composer editor’s new features in Sapphire 2020. For example, S_FreeLens, Mocha parameter tracking for effects, more.

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Boris FX Webinar Replay: 2019.5 Releases (SIGGRAPH Preview)

July 31, 2019

In this webinar replay, learn about all the new features inside Sapphire, Continuum and Mocha Pro 2019.5, from Ben Brownlee, the new Director of Learning and Content at Boris FX.  You may remember him from Curious Turtle training videos.

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Avid: Using the Updated Sapphire Builder

July 9, 2019

In this tutorial, Damien LeVeck of Skubalon Creative explains what’s new in the Sapphire Builder (2019.5) for Avid and then shows you how to create a cool stylized effect when working with footage that needs to fit a specific aspect ratio.

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