David Vincent Clarke LtdUnit 11, Woodingdean Business Park,
Sea View Way, Brighton, BN2 6NX
Tel: 01273 205700
14th November 2013
Our first open day in our new office is on 20th November. We will be demonstrating the new EDIUS 7, Vistitle, Blackmagic Cinema & Pocket cameras, DaVinci Resolve and more. The open day is free so register now. We will have several presentations in our main sales office, with staff on hand to discuss items with you individually as well.
The presentations will be by DVC MD, David Clarke, and Richard Payne, from Holdan, UK distributors for EDIUS, Teradek and Blackmagic and Panasonic cameras.
The schedule of talks will be:
10.00: Open day starts
Get ready and have a cup of tea.
10.30: Grass Valley EDIUS 7
A run down on the new features of EDIUS 7 as well as an introduction for people who may be thinking of switching.
11.30: Vistitle for EDIUS, Avid & Premiere
A quick demonstration of Vistitle, our favourite animated titling program - now available for Adobe Premiere Pro & Avid as well as Grass Valley EDIUS.
3D titling for live events using the Vistitle interface.
12.30:Cameras including the Blackmagic Cinema & Pocket cameras and DaVinci Resolve
We will have both varieties for you to look at on the open day plus a variety of footage filmed on both cameras. This discussion will also include a demonstration of the colour grading program DaVinci Resolve. .
1.30: Metus Ingest
Capture footage and edit it as you capture with Grass Valley EDIUS & Adobe Premiere Pro.
2.00: Teradek Wireless video senders
Including the new Teradek clip.
2.30: Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 & CC
What do you get if you sign up to Adobe's rental scheme?
3.15: Avid Media Composer 7
Our last demo of the day will cover Avid's latest update and all the goodies you get for their new price of £699+VAT.
Tea and coffee will be available on the day at the offices. There are also shops nearby where you can buy sandwiches and even a nice pub with a great sea view.
We have 1 or 2 parking spaces directly next to the new office, fine for a regular day when you may be popping in for a demonstration or to pick up a computer; for the open day we ask that you park on the roads nearby, where parking is free all day and there are plenty of spaces. You can see the parking on the map on our website: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/dvc-woodingdean.html. If you have any questions regarding parking or how to find us please email or ring.
We look forward to seeing you next week!
We are planning to transmit the Open day live on our YouTube channel.
You can see our YouTube Channel here:http://www.youtube.com/user/dvcltd?feature=watch
This will be our first live event on YouTube so we will keep it simple with probably just a "locked off" shot of the entire event so you can see and hear the discussions and demonstrations. It will not be as good as being here, of course. You will also be able to ask questions via email which we should be able to answer during the day. We are also planning to record the event with a view to posting the videos on YouTube for people to view after the event.
Information on how to view the live broadcast will be on the YouTube channeland our website next week. If you subscribe to the YouTube channel you will also get notifications about future training videos and other live webcasts.
The EDIUS 7.2 update has been out for a few weeks and fixes some crucial problems with the early versions of EDIUS 7. Like all software EDIUS 7 is not perfect but with the release of 7.2 most of our important issues have been sorted out and EDIUS 7 is, as with previous versions, a wonderfully reliable program.
EDIUS 7 has a feature where it will tell you when a new update is available when you start the program but if you have not seen this - maybe your editing machine is not permanently connected to the Internet - we suggest you visit the Grass Valley support site and download this update straight away.
Grass Valley support logon: http://www.grassvalley.com/login?r=%2Fsupport%2Fdownloads%2Fproducts
We will, of course, be showing EDIUS at our open day next week. Our demonstration will not only show off what is new in EDIUS 7 but also give people who are unfamiliar with the program a good idea of some of its strengths.
You can read more about EDIUS on our website:http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Canopus_Edius_Pro.html
Blackmagic have released a final version of their grading program, DaVinci Resolve 10. Previously, beta versions were available from the website which actually worked pretty well, but now we have the final program. Resolve is a grading program which is designed to do colour and image correction. It is used in broadcast for grading films and TV programs, and amazingly is available in a completely free version, as well as one with more advanced features for £655+VAT.
Version 10 has several major enhancements over version 9 and Resolve now has some nice extra editing features, basic titling and very good slow motion options as well as, of course, excellent grading features. The free version is amazingly fully featured, will not time out, does not watermark video and will handle any project up to 1920x1080. If you buy the paid version you will also get extra noise reduction and motion blur options as well as the ability to deal with STEREOSCOPIC and bigger than HD formats.
We will be talking about Resolve on our open day next week and you can read more about the program on our website: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Blackmagic-DaVinci-Resolve.html
Now that version 10 is available we will be making the Resolve tutorials we have promised in past newsletters, which will be posted in our YouTube Channel, probably sometime in December.
On its first release the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera would only capture footage in Apple ProRes MOV files, which are fine but do not let you use the camera's full range. Now Blackmagic have added the promised ability to capture as DNG files where the video is actually captured as a series of still images in practically uncompressed format, giving you a wider range of exposure and better options for grading. The 1.5 drivers are available for the camera now on the Blackmagic support website and will update a camera to have this new ability.
We will have a Pocket Cinema Camera at the open day was well as the original Cinema Camera, and will be discussing the pros and cons of using these cameras.
Adobe have released the latest updates for their Creative Cloud applications which includes major updates to Premiere Pro, Speedgrade and After Effects.
The updates include the following:
Direct-link between Speedgrade & Premiere Pro
The biggest new feature is a direct link between Premiere Pro and Speedgrade. Speedgrade is Adobe's grading application which was added to the list of Adobe software with CS6. Previously to grade something in Speedgrade you need to export the sequence from Premiere Pro as a collection of stills, load this into Speedgrade and then export a new movie back to Premiere Pro. With the new update you can simply load a Premiere Pro project in Speedgrade, grade it, then open it back up in Premiere Pro, with all the grades intact. This almost makes Speedgrade just another part of Premiere Pro. We have been trying this new workflow and it is working pretty well, although with a few wrinkles.
Better format support in Premiere Pro
Premiere Pro now supports more formats, including formats like Blackmagic DNG - as used by the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Curiously it does not support the kind of DNG files filmed by the pocket camera currently, only the variety filmed on the Cinema camera. Opening DNG files in Premiere is not quite as good as opening them in Speedgrade or Resolve as Premiere Pro applies a default look first, and then you grade the images, whereas if opened in a grading program they are seen as completely RAW and you have more control over how they can be graded. However as someone who has been editing proxy MOV files and then trying to reconnect to the originals in a grading program for proper grading, the new workflow is a lot easier, although slightly more limiting. Speedgrade can now open some files it could not previously open, via the direct link as well.
Lots of small enhancements like overlays in the program window in Premiere Pro showing useful information. Probably the biggest thing change which had us jumping for joy is the ability to change all the settings of your sequence. Practically we probably won't actually use this much, but as users of Premiere since Premiere 1 in 1995, it gave a small thrill to be finally able to change the sequence size and field order setting!
New high-quality upscaling in After Effects
Although you may be filming on new HD formats you may have to include older footage in your edit. One of the new features in After Effects is a high quality upscale feature will do a better job of converting SD footage to HD footage, than their previous scaling.
The updates are all free to Creative Cloud subscribers and should be available just by going to the Creative Cloud App and checking for updates. On occasion some of the updates have not actually turned up in the CC app immediately but if you restart the computer a few times they should appear.
Should you update to the latest versions?
We have seen a few people reporting problems with the latest updates so you may want to hold off if you are in the middle of a major project. Actually we normally advise that when there is any major update by a manufacturer that you do not update your software unless it is specifically fixing a problem you are experiencing with the software, but given the issues we have seen reported we would definitely advise this with the current update. The direct link does seem to have a problem with some file types which cause crashing, and people using AJA cards are definitely having issues with the new Speedgrade. At DVC we have not experienced many problems and are loving some of the new Premiere enhancements particularly so we do not want to put you off the updates, however, we suggest you wait to install them for a time where it won't hurt too much to have to roll them back if you find they are not working so well for you.
At DVC we can only sell the Creative Cloud for Teams variation of the Cloud and Adobe currently have a special offer for owners of CS3 or earlier whereby you can upgrade to CC for Teams for only. This offer means that CC for Teams is actually cheaper than buying the regular Creative Cloud in the long term You can buy a regular Creative Cloud subscription at a lower price per month than CC for Teams, but this lower price is only fixed for the first year, whereas this CC for Teams special offer means your price is fixed for two years. You therefore get a cheaper second year than on regular Creative Cloud which means over a two year period CC for Teams is actually cheaper!
You can read more about CC for Teams on our website :http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Adobe-Creative-Cloud.html
Matrox have released the 7.51 drivers for their MX02 range of devices. These new drivers add support for the 7.1 version of Premiere Pro CC and Speedgrade as well as the latest Avid Media Composer and Telestream Wirecast and can be downloaded from the Matrox support site: http://www.matrox.com/video/en/support/
Boris have released a small update for Avid FX. Avid FX is also know asBoris Red, and is the variation of RED that comes with Avid Media Composer and is an excellent compositing program, with features similar to After Effects. Boris can do more than After Effects in some ways. The latest update is free and is currently only on Boris' website, although we expect it will turn up on the Avid support site soon as well.
You can read more about Avid Media Composer on our website: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Avid_Media_Composer.html
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Ex-demo Blackmagic 3D Extreme - £375+VAT
This Blackmagic card can output from a large variety of programs at up to 2K resolutions - so can handle 1920x1080 50P, for example, a resolution a lot of people would like to use but which is not supported by most i/o cards. This card has been used at DVC for demos and still has one year left on its manufacturer's warranty. We are selling it because we are now using the new Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K in our demo computer.
Quadro 4800 for MAC Avid/Premiere validated graphic card
We bought this graphic card, which cost £1,500, for testing with Premiere Pro CS6 and CC. We chose the MAC version as it will work in both MAC and PC. Now graphic cards have moved on we are using newer cards in our machines, so are selling this ex-demo graphic card. It has been used for a couple of years which is reflected in the price of £300 +VAT
The card has a 3 month DVC warranty.
Clearance on many other editing keyboards
We are running some clearance offers on our other editing keyboards. These are unused keyboards which have been in stock for some time. Where the shortcuts are not relevant to the current version of the editing program we have noted this on the website.
Bella Premiere Pro US-layout keyboard with built-in jog-shuttle - £30+VAT, £36 inc.
Sony Vegas keyboard - £30+VAT, £36 inc.
Avid Mini Keyboard - £30+VAT, £36 inc.
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David Vincent Clarke Ltd
Unit 11, Woodingdean Business Park,
Sea View Way, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 6NX
Tel: 01273 205700