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Adobe CS5 and NVIDIA FX 4800

Photoshop has been a standard in the industry for years, and Adobe just keeps making it easier to create amazing graphics. It’s wonderful to use Photoshop on my new 24-inch EIZO ColorEdge monitor –– the monitor can be calibrated for different color space so that I can see exactly what my Photoshop output will look like, allowing me to work with confidence. Now there are new tools in Adobe’s Creative Suite 5 that really help to simplify complicated tasks. And with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 card’s acceleration, CS5 is really fast as well.

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Tools for Sound Design

No matter what types of projects you produce, audio plays a big part in the overall impact that your content will have on viewers: Clean dialogue lets viewers hear what’s being said, a good soundtrack helps to control the mood of the piece, and sound FX can sell the visual images that you’ve shot so carefully. Here are some tools that I found helpful in creating my own sound design toolbox.

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Now Hear This!

FeatAudioKaufman2Over the last few years, audio technology has evolved from analog to digital. But, unlike with video, analog audio still survives on scoring stages in the form of big analog mixers, while a proliferation of plug-ins and innovations in computer technology have enabled small audio facilities to be more nimble and cost effective. P3 Update spoke to a wide range of audio professionals to find out which of the latest audio gear gives them an edge in an increasingly competitive market.

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Technicolor's Mobile Digital Lab outfitted with Avid, Apple and RED

Technicolor Creative Bridge sent its Mobile Digital Lab and Theater (MDLT) to the location outfitted with several Apple Final Cut Pro stations for RED ingest and editorial prep. Dailies were created for Apple TV as well as being viewed from a projector in the MDLT...

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Digital Intermediates in Postproduction

Just how important is the Digital Intermediate (DI) process to today’s top filmmakers? And what are the most recent developments and latest trends? A quick survey of some key players behind recent Academy Award-nominated films and box-office hits will provide a clear consensus, which is best summed up by Director/Producer Shawn Levy. “I’m a huge DI fan, and there’s no question [that] it’s revolutionized the post process...

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