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NAB: Adobe updating video apps in Creative Cloud

San Jose — Adobe is coming to NAB with updates for all of the video apps within its Creative Cloud. All are targeted at making workflows in television, commercials and films more seamless for pros.

In addition to the updates, during a preNAB press conference, the company shared a big win for its editing tool: Adobe’s Premiere Pro is being used by two-time Academy Award-winning editor Kirk Baxter, ACE. He is cutting David Fincher’s upcoming feature “Gone Girl” with Premiere Pro CC. His two Oscars? Both were one for work on previous Fincher films, The Social Network and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

In addition to major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe is also showing new features for Adobe Anywhere, the company’s collaborative workflow platform which allows teams using Adobe video apps to work together as they access and manage centralized media and assets across a network.

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Live Text templates

Key updates for Premiere Pro include Live Text templates that let users edit text in After Effects CC compositions directly in Premiere Pro CC; Autosave to Creative Cloud for automated backup of projects; and a new masking and tracking feature that provides accurate masks that follow subjects and blur out faces and logos.

In addition, the new Master Clip effect in Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade changes the effects applied to original clips and ripples down through all instances of the clip.

Updates to After Effects CC include keying effects to provide better results with compressed footage. And Typekit integration with Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC provides users with access to a growing library of fonts worth $30,000, that can be used on the desktop.

New features for Adobe Anywhere, include Hot Backup, which provides realtime back up of projects; Rough Cut Support to start editing rough cuts in Prelude CC and finish sequences in Premiere Pro CC; and After Effects CC media processing for direct integration between Anywhere and After Effects CC.

Main Photo Caption: Adobe’s Masking and Tracking capability in Premiere Pro CC.

At almost 20 years old, Wildchild is in growth mode

By Randi Altman

New York-based editing and post house Wildchild recently celebrated its 19th anniversary, which is fairly remarkable for an independently owned studio in today’s economic climate and with the changes that have occurred in our industry over recent years.

So we checked in with editor/owner Yvette Piñeyro to get a feel for where Wildchild is headed and how she has remained so successful in a very competitive space, and in a very competitive city.

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RucksackNY’s path to success

By Randi Altman

New York — RuckSackNY, which opened in 2011, has been busy out of the gate with work for companies like Chase, American Express and Chevron. This steady flow of projects has also led to a recent expansion for the creative studio.

RuckSackNY (http://rucksackny.com) is run by Fred Ruckel and his wife Natasha, both Continue reading

Facilis launches TerraBlock 6.0 with advanced user, volume management

Facilis is now shipping TerraBlock 6.0, the latest iteration of its production-proven shared storage solution, which features several improvements designed to augment usability, collaboration and performance – including Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)/Active Directory synchronization, volume size reduction on the fly, a sleek new customizable Graphical User Interface (GUI), support for Adobe Anywhere for video and more.

TerraBlock 6.0 is available today free of charge to customers holding a current support contract.

TerraBlock is Facilis’ multi-platform, high-capacity shared storage solution that delivers highly collaborative workflows in post and content creation environments. The high-performance solution supports 8/16Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10Gbps Ethernet through the Facilis Shared File System and is compatible with most all industry-standard creative applications.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:
– Support for LDAP/Active Directory: Synchronize user groups to TerraBlock and seamlessly manage permissions and user accounts through group access.
– Customizable GUI: An updated interface with enhanced functionality enables flexible layouts and limits on information provided to normal users.
– Volume Reduction: Shrink Multi-user Write and NTFS-formatted Single-user Write volumes to free up space in the pool of storage for volume creation and expansion.
– Support for Adobe Anywhere for video: TerraBlock is now compatible with Adobe Anywhere for video – empowering virtual teams to collaborate efficiently across projects stored on TerraBlock.
– Qualifications for Popular Industry Applications: Including Avid® Media Composer® 7, Avid® Pro Tools 11, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 10, Adobe® Creative Cloud and Maxon Cinema 4D R15.
– Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks Support
– Advanced Apple Final Cut Pro X Interoperability: Multi-user Write volumes are qualified as SAN locations for libraries within Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.1.

SyncBlock 2.0, a complementary archiving and backup solution to TerraBlock, is slated to be available in the coming months and will feature improved archive management, tiered storage automation and support for LTO-6.

Saatchi & Saatchi LA, recently upgraded its TerraBlock with V.6.0 software, a new 64-bit operating system and the Facilis Shared File System for Multi-user Write volumes. Editor Jonathan Hensley shared, “It’s no overstatement to say that the improvements in 6.0 have greatly improved our workflow. The update was rock-solid right out of the box, and Facilis was there every step of the way to ensure a smooth transition.”

Panasonic’s LCD 4K/2K/HD monitor for cinema production available this month

Newark, New Jersey — Panasonic’s new BT-4LH310, a 31-inch 4096×2160 resolution LCD monitor for 4K/2K monitoring in the field, in an edit room or on set, is shipping this month with a suggested list price of $28K.

Other key applications for the 4LH310 include use in a video village for live viewing of 4K cameras and graphic devices, as well as of 4K or HD dailies. The 4LH310 is a good fit for post facilities to accept as well, says Panasonic (www.panasonic.com/broadcast), allowing them to take on more 4K work, including editing, screenings and dailies, since this 4K monitor offers an excellent size-to-price value, in contrast to using a much larger, more expensive 4K projector.

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