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13th April 2016

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David Vincent Clarke Ltd
Unit 11, Woodingdean Business Park,
Sea View Way, Brighton, Sussex,
BN2 6NX.
Tel: 01273 205700

13th April 2016

EDIUS Pro jumpgrade offer ends 30th April

The EDIUS jumpgrade lets people who do not have EDIUS 7, but own an earlier version, including versions of EDIUS Neo, to upgrade to EDIUS 8 Pro.  Normally you can upgrade to EDIUS 8 ONLY from EDIUS 7.  Owners of older versions would need to buy the full version of EDIUS 8 Pro which is 359+VAT .

Jump to EDIUS 8 now and save 100.

EDIUS 8 will give you a variety of extra features - how many will depend on which version you currently own. The most obvious ones will be:

  • 64 bit program which takes advantage of all the power of multi-core processors and large amounts of RAM.  All versions of EDIUS before EDIUS 7 were 32 bit and could only use 4GB RAM maximum.
  • EDIUS 8 works on Windows 10, as well as Windows 7 and 8.  It is the only version of EDIUS that is validated for Windows 10.  EDIUS 7 appears to work as well, but we have had many problems reported with earlier versions.
  • Lots of new and useful features are planned for EDIUS 8.  Grass Valley are about to released version 8.2, which all owners of EDIUS 8 will get free, which includes better colour correction and motion tracking in masks - for automatically following someone's face, for example.
  • Support for Blackmagic devices for capture and playback - Blackmagic make cheap I/O cards which can display video at higher than HD resolutions like 1080 50P and 4K.

The jumpgrade is 259+VAT.  You can also order our EDIUS 8 tutorial at half price with the jumpgrade to help get you learning EDIUS quicker. 

You can read more and order the jumpgrade here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/EDIUS-Jumpgrade.html

Adobe release a sneak peak at the new features for 2016

Adobe have released information on the updates for their Creative Cloud apps that they will be showing at NAB. They have not said when these will be publicly available, but based on past experience it will be in 2-3 months.

You can read the Adobe Blog posts here: http://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/whats-coming-next-in-adobe-premiere-pro-cc-and-media-encoder-cc/

There are also a range of short videos on YouTube which you can see on the video tab of this post.

The main new additions to Premiere are:

  • You can copy footage when importing. Up to now we have had to copy with a different program; now Premiere will do this in the background while you work.
  • Premiere can make proxies or transcode the footage to a different format on import.
  • There have been Improvements to the Lumetri panel - the newly added grading part of Premiere - which include secondary colour correction.

New in Audition

  • Adobe are adding a panel which lets you choose the type of mix you are doing (say voice over) and adds a range of filters with simple controls for people who are not audio professionals. This will make doing things like improving an voice over a lot easier. If you have an Audition expert to hand you can pass the project to him and he can immediately get at the original. more complex versions of the filters and adjust them.
  • You can export to the Adobe Media Encoder direct from Audition - so you don't have to send the mix back to Premiere for the final export.

After Effects

After Effects is having some improvements to playback and preview performance as well as a new way of integrating with Cinema 4D.

We have not played with any of these new features yet, so we do not know all the ins and outs. More information will no doubt be forthcoming before the final release.

Adobe have produce a series of videos on some of the new features which you can see here : https://youtu.be/rCwPNP948SE?list=PLD8AMy73ZVxUBSG4bC8WpleuB6yJhPZMh

You can see our range of DVC Premiere Pro systems here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Premiere_Systems.html

New features in Premiere CC Tutorials.Free Premiere Pro CC tutorial on the DVC website

The complete set of tutorials on all the new features in the CC version of Premiere Pro are available on our website: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/What-has-been-added-to-Premiere-Pro-since-CS6-.html .

They act both as a reference of what new features have been added since Premiere Pro CS6 and as a tutorial for any CC owners on how to use these features.  Some of the topics, such as the tutorials on relinking missing media and how to archive projects with the project manager, are things about which we have been asked a lot.

The full set of tutorials is about 3 hours long and we have uploaded each chapter to YouTube individually and made play lists of the various sections.  However you may want to have a set of the entire tutorial which contains all the chapters and a nice front end to download to your computer and use.  You can now order this from the DVC website for 20 +VAT.

The tutorial is about 700MB to download.  The content is the same as the free versions we have on YouTube but with a better front end and no adverts.

The tutorials cover the following topics:

EDITING IN Premiere Pro CC2015 - covering topics like editing 4K video, changes to the Premiere timeline and keyboard shortcuts and theaudio channel and mixer changes.
Effects in Premiere Pro CC2015- covering the new Lumetri colour panel, Master clip effects, masks and motion tracking, the morph cut and the new optical slow motion.
Other changes in Premiere Pro CC including sections about archiving projects using  the project manager and relinking clips which have moved or been renamed
Multi-camera in Premiere Pro CC2015 - multi-camera has been improved and does more cameras.
The Adobe Media Encoder - the media Encoder is now a standalone program and has more output formats, filters and features like an automatic loudness corrector.

You can see all the sections on our website (( http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/What-has-been-added-to-Premiere-Pro-since-CS6-.html) and on our YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOTXy-8USAGQkj7FhLy1WNw).

You can order the full version here:  http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/What-s-new-in-Premiere-Pro-CC.html

New complete Premiere Pro CC tutorial

In addition to these free tutorials we are updating our Premiere Pro tutorial.  This will include all the above sections but the main addition is a new 3 hour section which covers doing a complete edit in Premiere Pro CC2015, including exporting a file for YouTube and making a DVD and Blu-ray disc with Encore.   This new tutorial will be available to order from our website shortly.  It will be free if you buy a new DVC system.

If you order the tutorial of the new features of Premiere Pro CC mentioned above, you will be able to knock the 20 cost off the price of the new full Premiere Pro tutorial when it is available.  This should be available in about a month.  More information will be posted in the newsletter and on our facebook page.

We also have a forum about our tutorials hosted on the Gaijin Eyes site which you can log into for news and any questions of comments here: http://forum.gaijin-eyes.com/forum2/index.php?board=38.0

DVC FacebookDVC Facebook page update

We started a DVC Facebook page some time ago, but we have not up to now put enough effort into making it a useful resource for people.

Our plan is to use our Facebook page to post news of things happening in the video world.  As we are not tied to any one company this will including different items covering Adobe, Blackmagic, Grass Valley and Avid as well as news on our own items and special offers.  It will essentially cover the same kind of information as this newsletter but will be posted as it happens. You will also be able to ask questions and comment on the posts as you can on any Facebook page.

NAB Show starts in Las Vegas

With the world's biggest video show, NAB, starting in Las Vegas this weekend there is bound to be more news on different products coming out in the next few days.  We will be posting interesting  information and links on our Facebook page as soon as we come across something of interest.

You can see our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/dvcvideo/. Click on the like button and you can choose to be notified of news posts.

DVC BrochureNew DVC brochure available

We have added an updated version of our DVC brochure to the website which you can download or have sent to you by post.

If you are in the UK you can request a free DVC brochure. The information in the brochure is essentially the same as the website, in fact there is more detailed information on-line. However, many people like to have a physical printed booklet to peruse.

You can download the brochure to print out yourself here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/downloads/brochure2016.pdf

You can order a copy to be sent by post by visiting this page on the DVC site: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Order-a-brochure.html

...or sending us an email asking for one. Brochures are only available free by post to people in the UK.

DVC editing program comparison updated

We have just updated our comparison between different editing programs to reflect the current range of professional programs we supply. We have also included Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve in the comparison as it now has a large list of editing features and people are considering using it as an editing program.

You can read the full comparison here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/editing-program-comparison.html

Avid LogoAvid Media Composer 8.5.2 update could mean cheaper Avid systems

Avid have released version 8.52 of Media Composer which essentially appears to be just a small bug fix release. However, what we would call a quite major change has snuck in as well.

Previously Media Composer needed a Quadro graphics card to accelerate effects inside Media Composer. There was a way of making it use a normal GeForce nVidia card, by modifying a text file (QualifiedGPU.txt) in the main Avid folder which worked sometimes. However, with 8.52 they have got rid of this text file and replaced with a file that contains graphics cards which will not work.

The net result is that Media Composer will use a regular GeForce card for effects automatically. As the release is very new we have not done too much testing on this but can confirm that on firing up MC on our own demo system with an nVidia 970, it does say "GPU support enabled".

Why is this important? Because GeForce cards are considerably cheaper than Quadro cards for devices which are just as powerful. Which means buying a decent Avid system just got cheaper.

According to a reply in this post on the Avid forums it is also "official": http://community.avid.com/forums/t/146233.aspx

Media Composer 8.52 is available to download now from the Avid download centre: http://esd.avid.com/ProductList.aspx

You can see our list of DVC Avid systems here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Avid_Systems.html

And read more about Media Composer here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Avid_Media_Composer.html

Blackmagic get a prestigious design award

Blackmagic have been awarded the Red Dot award for design team of the year 2016. They were awarded the "Red Dot:best of the best" award to the new Ursa Mini camera. This award has previous been won by companies like Apple , BMW, Braun and Porsche.

You can see the full Blackmagic press release here: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/release/20160413-01

Final version of Blackmagic Fusion 8 available

Blackmagic have released Fusion 8, their compositing program, available as a free version and also with extra features as Fusion Studio.

They have had publicly available beta versions on the website for a few months but have now released the first "non-beta" version.

The main difference between Fusion 7 and Fusion 8 is that Fusion 8 will work on MAC and PC, where as Fusion 7 was PC only.

You can download the new version now from the Blackmagic support site: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion

You can order the full version of Fusion Studio from the DVC website: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Fusion-Studio.html.

Should you uninstall QuickTime for Windows?

Apparently US Homeland Security is saying you should uninstall QuickTime for Windows as Trend Micro say they have discovered a couple of "critical vulnerabilities" in the Windows version of QuickTime. They say Apple has not updated QuickTime for Windows for ages and that they have no intention of doing so, saying that Apple do not official support QuickTime on Windows 8 or Windows 10.

Video users cannot uninstall QuickTime because various programs including Grass Valley EDIUS, Avid Media Composer and DaVinci Resolve rely on it and the programs will either not run or run with features missing, if QuickTime is removed. However, removing QuickTime will not just affect video users - anyone who connects an iPhone to their PC and syncs music and pictures through iTunes, which is practically the only way to sync an iPhone easily, will be affected.

This news only started to come out today, so it is early days and we have yet to find out if it is major issue or a storm in a teacup. Some comments we have seen state that the problems are in the QuickTime player only - so you only face a potential problem if you play files in the stand-alone player.  Other uses of QuickTime - such as encoding and decoding in editing programs - are not affected.

For now we would suggest people do nothing and simply don't load any QuickTime files which they have not made themselves into the QuickTime player, or play their QuickTime files with a different program..

You can see one new report about this here: http://www.engadget.com/2016/04/14/homeland-security-trend-micro-uninstall-quicktime-windows/

UltraStudio 4KEx-demo UltraStudio 4K for sale

The UltraStudio 4K is a Thunderbolt connected device which has just about every video connection you could want and can handle video footage at resolutions of up to 60/50P UHD.

It works with a variety of editing programs on MAC or PC. You must have a Thunderbolt connection, of course, to use it.

We are selling this ex-demo unit at half price. The warranty on the device runs out in February 2017. The unit has been used for demos here and at various shows. It is in good condition but is used, with various small scratches on the casing. Otherwise it has been working perfectly. We are selling it simply to "rotate" our demo stock.

As is normal with these devices no Thunderbolt cable is included.

You can read the full specifications here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Thunderbolt-UltraStudio-4K.html

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David Vincent Clarke Ltd
Unit 11, Woodingdean Business Park,
Sea View Way, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 6NX
Tel: 01273 205700
Web: www.dvc.uk.com
Email:  sales@dvc.uk.com

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