May Cutting Room Calendar
Hi fellow editors, it’s Pat from NewBlueFX. In this month’s Cutting Room Calendar, we have a few must-see film festivals, classes and workshops you won’t want to miss. Let’s take a look!
When we reimagined NewBlueFX, we seized the opportunity to greatly improve our transitions plugins. In fact, you’ll find over 25+ improvements in NewBlue Transitions 3 Ultimate. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why every editor...
Titler Pro 3’s Title Designer offers an incredibly intuitive and fast way to create your own video title animations. But for those of you who don’t want to start from scratch, we present to you the new...
Most NLEs come with a standard set of transitions, such as cross fade, fade to black and simple wipes. These are great for your run-of-the-mill edit, but sometimes you need a little emphasis, a push or something altogether unique.
Video stylization truly took off in the 1980s with the dawn of MTV and music videos from artists like Peter Gabriel. To this day, editors use stylization techniques to add flair, motion, light or color for interest and emphasis.
Have you ever noticed how different motion pictures are associated with different looks? Take the movie The Ring here:
See how it has a blue cast?
Karl Elsener made the Swiss Army knife in 1891 and soon this device replaced dozens of cumbersome and often heavy tools. How ingenious! NewBlue Video Essentials is much like this great invention. In fact, we call it the Swiss Army knife for video editors.
Transitions are like fonts. When used expertly, they provide added grace and interest. But in the hands of the uninitiated, they can be distracting, overused mess.
Whether on an old school Moviola or a cutting-edge NLE, video editors are artists; we take scraps and expertly combine them into something meaningful.