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What Are DPX Files (And Why Are They so Heavy)?

Digital Picture Exchange (DPX) files aren’t super well known to those outside the media and entertainment industry. But that doesn’t mean they’re not super important.

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Jim Donnelly

Apr 4

Photogrammetry, Virtual Sets, and the Future of Digital Data

If you're creating virtual environments, I could go in and shoot through photogrammetry and have a background and then use that later as a location. A simple explanation of that is a show called Station Eleven on HBO Max.

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Jim Donnelly

Mar 31

Upgrade Your Video Conferencing Setup: Lights, Camera, Sound

Remote work isn’t going anywhere. Stuff you had at your disposal for a ‘temporary’ situation isn’t temporary anymore. It’s time to think about upgrading your video conferencing setups and putting your best foot forward.

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Jay Soriano

Mar 25

What is Video Upscaling and How is it Getting Smarter?

Video upscaling re-sizes lower resolution content to fit more robust screen sizes. It’s something that pretty much everyone who watches TV or movies has experienced. Although, most of the time, they aren’t aware of it.

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Jim Donnelly

Mar 21

4K Video File Sizes of Popular Cameras (2022)

Video shot in 4K provides brilliant clarity and picture quality. It also creates large and unwieldy file sizes. But, keep in mind that 4K video file size has a lot to do with the type of camera used for recording. Then, you have to consider the footage itself and how much data the camera is taking in. And of course, the supported video formats and codecs also determine 4K video file size.

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Jim Donnelly

Mar 16

How The Mac Studio Will Speed Up Video Workflows

On March 8th, 2022, Apple announced their new Mac Studio desktop computer. It’s a powerful little box; slightly taller than a Mac Mini with more processing power than Apple’s flagship Mac Pro. It’s also way cheaper than a Mac Pro.

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Ankit Verma

Mar 10

What is the 180-Degree Rule in Filmmaking?

The 180-degree rule is one of the most important rules for filmmakers. Breaking this rule can often lead to a viewer being disoriented.

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Jay Soriano

Mar 9

Add a VHS Effect to Your Videos | Create a Retro VCR Look in Premiere

Call it aesthetic or nostalgia but the VHS effect has blown up in popularity in the past few years.

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Alex Marriott

Mar 4

Why File Zipping is a Problem For Large File Transfers

ZIP files offer lossless compression and are easy to create and receive. There are also plenty of free or paid softwares out there for users who want to zip their files. Options include: 7-Zip, WinZip, and Zip Archiver.

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Jim Donnelly

Mar 3

Send Rush Deliveries with MASV Transfer Priority

You’re transferring a bunch of files and a client or coworker asks for a last-minute asset that needs to arrive ASAP. You upload the new item only for it to wait in queue behind all the other ongoing transfers. Your only option is to turn off the other transfers and give your new entry a fighting chance.

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Ankit Verma

Mar 1