Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Should you buy or rent Adobe Software? | Macworld
Adobe now offers the option to rent their software by the month. Should you? Macworld has printed two columns representing the opposing points of view.

Personally, I think the "renting" option makes sense if you can't afford to pay the money up front, or if you know you only need the software for a short term project. Otherwise, buying makes the most sense.

Right now, it makes even more sense to buy if you own Final Cut Pro, because you can take advantage of the 50% off switch discount on either the Production Premium suite or Premiere Pro is probably the best choice (see below)!
Ownership is the way to go with Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 | David Blatner
Why an Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 subscription makes sense | Pamela Pfiffner

Offer runs through September 30th: Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium - License [Add the Full version to the cart, then in the cart, click on the "Click here to enter a promo code." text just below the details and enter "SWITCH" and the discount is applied]

WEBINAR: DaVinci Resolve On The Mac For Video Editors | FilmmakingWebinars
September 8, 2011 @ 10:00 AM PDT to 11:30 AM PDT
Free on the day.
Using a project based approach, we will walk you through your first Resolve project from start to finish. We'll take a TV Spot that was cut in Final Cut Pro 7, grade it in Resolve, then return to Final Cut Pro for titling and final delivery.

We will also discuss working with Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro as well as using the built-in scene detection for projects without the sequence metadata.

Japan Committee of International 3D Society Founded | BusinessWire
The I3DS Japan Committee is an industry organization established for the purpose of contributing to the steady growth of stereoscopic 3D technologies and content creation through education, awareness-raising, and recognition activities.

Griptionary overview | Matthews Studio Equipment
A dictionary of terms for Grips. Includes the ever-important C-47 [read where the name comes from here: Know Your Film Jargon: The (Questionably) True Story of the C-47.
via: @IAmNeedCreative

Winding Down Harry Potter’s Visual Effects | Bill Desowitz | IndieWire
A look back at the changing effects in the Potter movies.
The biggest achievement, in fact, was Hogwarts, which was computer-generated for the first time both for budgetary and artistic reasons. Double Negative and MPC split up the school and surrounding environments, and spent 18 months just on the design.

iPhone app claims to mimic DSLR photography | Amy Davies | TechRadar
- Simple and easy HD interface is fully optimized for iPhone 4
- Special photo improving math algorithms
- 10 digital photo effects to improve your photos in app (different blur, hdr, sharpen filters, noise, emboss effects and more!)
iTunes: Camera PRO+ for iPhone 4 - KenigArt

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