The beat . A blog by premiumbeat

June 11, 2011 Author:

You’ve probably often seen the highlight-and-zoom effect in documentaries to emphasize a certain person or object, usually in a still photograph. This technique was popularized by documentarian Ken Burns, and you can replicate it by following the techniques outlined in this video tutorial. Read More

Video Tutorial: Creating a Traveling Highlight “Ken Burns style” in Avid Media Composer

  • June 3, 2011

    Performing Match Frame Commands in Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro

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    The Match Frame command is an incredibly useful tool because it immediately finds the source clip (and frame) of a frame that has already been edited into the timeline, and vice versa. This post explains all of the various ways to quickly locate specific frames via sequences and clips without having to dig through bins — in both Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro. Read More

  • June 3, 2011

    Final Cut Pro X: New Features, Great Tools and Much Speculation

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    Since the April 2011 SuperMeet preview, the post production community has been abuzz with the news of Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X software. Now several months later and still without a formal release of FCP X, we take a look at what we know about the application and the questions that remain unanswered. Read More

  • June 2, 2011

    10 Great Online Resources for DSLR Video Production & Post

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    We’ve rounded up the 10 best online resources for DSLR video production and post! Visit these great sites to check out the newest gear and accessories. Learn tips and tricks and see examples of great DSLR video projects by industry experts. Read More