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Back to Basics: Academic Discounts

OK, not really a Basic, but still an overly ignored option for college students – and it came up recently, so whatever. Because software companies want to get you young (similar to drug dealers), they offer crazy discounts on their software if you can prove you’re a student. Some of these deals also include years

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Windows 8 First Impressions

I’ve installed Windows 8 Release Preview on my Mac Pro. I’ll talk about how I did that in another post – this one is about my reaction to the system upon first boot. I have done literally no research on Windows 8, so I’m interested in how this goes. This is all stream-of-consciousness, as it happens,

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The 2013 Mac Pro X

On June 12th, in response to pro users’ anger at the ongoing lack of a significant Mac Pro update, Tim cook told us “something really great” is coming in 2013 for pro Mac users. Remember the last “something really great” Apple promised the pro community? It turned out to be a half-product that removed features that

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IBC 2012 News I Care About

IBC root beer is delicious. The IBC conference is currently underway in Amsterdam. The two are completely unrelated. For those who don’t know, IBC is Europe’s NAB – the “premier annual conference and exhibition for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of electronic media and entertainment content worldwide.” Normally I don’t post news

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Adobe Releases New Features Exclusively to Creative Cloud Members

Published on August 28, 2012, by in Post, Software.

Adobe seems to be following through on its promise to release features to its Creative Cloud subscribers before retail customers. Today, CC subscribers have access to some new features in Illustrator – those features, as well as upcoming September releases, are detailed in the press release:   New features in this Adobe Illustrator release include:

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Muzzle Flashes and DV Rebels

Published on August 13, 2012, by in Post, Software.

Rich Young at ProVideo Coalition has compiled a massive list of resources for creating muzzle flashes in After Effects. While that’s pretty awesome on its own, I was pleased to see both Freddie Wong and Corridor Digital included in the list. For those who don’t know, these are both big names in YouTube world. Fewer than

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Video Grandpa’s Production Emporium

I get asked for product recommendations on a fairly regular basis. So I figured it might be useful to have all the gear I personally use in one place. Thus, I give you…VIDEO GRANDPA’S PRODUCTION EMPORIUM!!!   Really, it’s just an Amazon store of links to products I use and recommend. If you’ve got questions

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Automatic Duck Plugins for Free!

Published on July 13, 2012, by in Post, Software.

If you missed the news late last year (which I think a lot of people did), the folks at Automatic Duck have moved on to work with Adobe and others on technology integration. As a result, all Automatic Duck plugins are now free. These plugins are still incredibly useful, even if they’re no longer officially supported. They include:

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Red Giant Acquires PluralEyes | ProVideo Coalition

Published on July 10, 2012, by in Post, Software.

Yesterday, Red Giant acquired Singular Software, makers of PluralEyes. Not really a ton of news beyond that – Red Giant has consistently been a great steward for software brought under its wing (they also own Trapcode), so this isn’t a huge deal. Read more over at PVC. PVC: Red Giant Acquires Singular Software

 
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Is Adobe Creative Cloud Worth It?

Adobe’s generated a lot of buzz with their Creative Cloud, launched in April of this year. The idea is that you subscribe and pay a monthly fee for access to the entire Master Collection. Cancel the subscription, lose your access. The flipside is that you constantly have access to the latest version, possibly before the

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