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Beginner’s Guide to 360 video editing by Alex “4D” Gollner

London-based editor Alex Gollner (aka Alex4D) recently gave an amazing presentation at the Soho Editors’ Theatre at BVE London. Alex is an accomplished editor and has also developed countless templates for Final Cut Pro X. In this video recording of the presentation he describes how editors can make the transition from 2D to 360VR editing and how he uses Dashwood’s 360VR Toolbox in Final Cut Pro X.


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All things VR with Digital Production Buzz

Tim Dashwood was interviewed for Digital Production Buzz by Larry Jordan and Mike Horton about all things 360, VR, AR, 3D, motion capture, real-world holodecks, and more!

Just another day at the office!

Just another day at the office!

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Talking 360° Video with Tim Dashwood

Russ Fairley recently asked Tim Dashwood some very interesting questions about 360VR post. The article can be read in two parts at
http://desktopvideo.about.com/od/desktopeditinghardware/fl/Talking-360deg-Video-With-Tim-Dashwood-Part-1.htm (part 1) and
http://desktopvideo.about.com/od/desktopeditinghardware/fl/Talking-360deg-Video-With-Tim-Dashwood-Part-2.htm (part 2)

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Tim Dashwood

We’ve also reprinted both parts of the interview here for easier reading. There may even be some hints in this interview of things to come from us!
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Get your FREE NAB Exhibits Pass before April 1st!

Time is running out to sign up for a free NAB Exhibits pass. Register now using the free coupon code LV2883. Even if you are on the fence about attending this year, it doesn’t hurt to get signed up just in case!
This direct link should automatically apply the code: https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowNAB161/default.aspx?Passcode=LV2883

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The Odyssey7Q and Sony FS700

I was very excited last week to hear that Convergent Design had finally released the highly-anticipated firmware update for the Odyssey7Q that added ProRes422 and 4K RAW recording.  I’ve been a proud owner of the FS700 for over a year and have loved shooting with the camera, but always wished for an escape from the 8-bit limits of the output and internal recording.  The Sony-branded 4K RAW recording solution is large and expensive, but the Odysssey7Q offers similar functionality in a more versatile, compact and affordable package.

I quickly arranged to conduct a test with the help of my good friend and fellow cinematographer John Tran.  John also has a couple FS700s in his inventory and was one of the first in the city to receive an Odyssey7Q.
We had both updated our FS700s to v3.0 firmware last summer (required for 4K RAW output) and have been waiting all this time to actually record 4K RAW to the Odyssey7Q. Camera assistant Chris Goll kept us organized during the test.

We decided that our test of different recording formats (including the internal AVCHD) would focus on these aspects: latitude/dynamic range of available gamma curves and recording formats, bit-depth, chroma-subsampling, and resolution/scaling. Continue reading

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Live Webinar January 7, 2014 – Intro to Plugin Development

Tim Dashwood will be presenting a FREE live webinar on Moviola January 7th at 11:30AM Pacific/2:30PM Eastern.  The live stream is available for free to all registrants as it is broadcast and the archive will be made available for paid streaming later in the week.  All attendees will be eligible for a draw for licenses for Editor Essentials and FxFactory Pro.  This webinar will be hosted by LAFCPUG’s Michael Horton.

Developing Plugins for AE, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and Motion

To register for the webinar simply click the image above to go to Moviola’s website, and then click “Register.”  If you are not already a Moviola member then click “Become a member” and register as a Basic Member (free of charge.)  You will be sent a link by email that will allow you to download the free webinar streaming software.

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