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Technical (42 Tutorials)

Premiere Pro: 17 Tips to Work Faster and Smarter

Premiere Pro: 17 Tips to Work Faster and Smarter

May 15, 2018

In this tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid explains tons of tips, tricks and even hacks, from trimming to file management and more, to help you edit better, faster and smarter in Premiere Pro.

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Digital Anarchy Transcriptive v1.1.1 tutorial on Power Search beta panel

Digital Anarchy Transcriptive v1.1.1 tutorial on Power Search beta panel

March 26, 2018

Jim explains, “You can now download Transcriptive 1.1 and try our new Power Search beta panel! This makes it quick and easy to find the timecode for a phrase in a Premiere Pro project.” Here's a tutorial to explain more.

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In Depth: Brilliant (and Possibly Dangerous) Future Video and Audio Technologies

In Depth: Brilliant (and Possibly Dangerous) Future Video and Audio Technologies

August 7, 2017

When I was a kid, I’d watch Star Trek and The Jetsons and be in awe of the ability to teleport or fly around with a jetpack or flying car. While those technologies have been tough to bring to reality, some of the technologies for film, video, and audio are just on the horizon or already in existence. This technology will help filmmakers fix botched lines, avoid retakes, make actors look younger, and even bring an actor back to life who died during filming. We’re going to cover a lot of cool technology in this article, technology that also has high potential to have ethical issues attached to it if it becomes available to consumers.

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C4D Spotlight: Learning Python to Expand Cinema 4D

C4D Spotlight: Learning Python to Expand Cinema 4D

April 14, 2017

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Learning Python will be difficult and I don’t have time. Well, learning just a bit, enough to be dangerous, can expand what you do in Cinema 4D and automate repetitive tasks to speed up your workflow. I promise that I will not get technical in this post. This is an overview of what Python is, why you might want to learn Python, and where you can learn Python for free. And, of course, a bunch of tutorials and free Python scripts!

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Animated Counter Numbers in After Effects

Animated Counter Numbers in After Effects

March 28, 2017

Animating a counter was one of the first things I ever had to create in After Effects, and it wasn’t tough, but there are a few “gotchas”.

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Setting up a Remote Dongle Server for V-Ray

Setting up a Remote Dongle Server for V-Ray

November 16, 2015

“If you’re a V-Ray user, there’s no doubt you get a bit paranoid about losing your dongle, especially when out in public.” – Dave Gigard

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Simple workarounds and fixes for the two biggest causes of After Effects crashes

Simple workarounds and fixes for the two biggest causes of After Effects crashes

January 29, 2015

Does After Effects CC 2014.2 (13.2) crash on you?  One of these 2 fixes from Adobe may help clear up the problem.

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How Set-up a Wacom Tablet for AE or CINEMA 4D

November 17, 2014

Jeff Foster, aka Pixelpainter, explains setting up the Wacom Intuos tablet for the time consuming and often tedious job of rotoscoping in After Effects. If you are rotoscoping or painting in AE (or any program), I’d highly recommend using a Wacom. It will save your sanity! And, here’s an older tutorial from yours truly about setting up a Wacom tablet for CINEMA 4D.

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Avid Media Composer 7

Avid Media Composer 7

September 2, 2014

Get assistance, answers, and insights and start editing now—watch Avid’s 5-part tutorial series dedicated to the success of new users.

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Set up Ray Switching in Seconds by Using a VRay Ray Switcher Script

August 29, 2014

Ray switching is a quick way to save time on renders, and you can do that quickly with the VRay Ray Switcher.

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In Depth: Video Software and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

In Depth: Video Software and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

February 4, 2014

This article is for motion graphics, vfx, and 3D artists and also video editors. We’re keeping track of issues you might have with your software and with information on how to fix problems.

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Activating and Deactivating FxFactory Plugins

January 6, 2014

Noise Industries has so many awesome plugins and you aren’t too sure on how to install them then this tutorial is for you!

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Tutorial: Problems with Adobe Premiere CC 7.2.1 Update on Mac?

December 27, 2013

I’ve personally run into a problem updating to the current Premiere Pro v7.2.1 on Mac because of an error. Here’s how to get around it.

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Tutorial: Migrating settings from After Effects CC (12.0) to After Effects CC (12.1)

November 20, 2013

Todd Kopriva gives some tips on migrating to the new update for AE CC.

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Optimizing your scene to render faster in CINEMA 4D – GSG

October 4, 2013

Post by Nick Campbell / Greyscalegorilla. Some great tips on speeding up the render process regardless of machine.

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