Online Tutorial DVD Almost Done!


Here is the preliminary artwork for our next mini-product, Video Copilot: Series One. The new Tutorial DVD will be available in 2 Versions: Standard and Special Edition. Both will contain all 50 free tutorials and project files but the Special Edition DVD will have many bonus features. Basically the Special Edition DVD is for the fans and the standard edition is for the people who just want to be able to watch the tutorials offline or on the road.

Sam might even sign a few copies in the first batch as well. Then again, I may not be able to stop him.

More details to follow, after these messages.

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9 years ago
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update: Thanks for the help.

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9 years ago
Trapcode Form Released

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There is a new plug in out Called Form. I’ve used it and it’s pretty cool. Check out the information here and be sure to read some of the the help files to see how it works and the impressive possibilities. I’ll probably do a tutorial or 2 in the future but I wanted to start spreading the word.

There area also some tutorial demonstrations at the bottom of this page: http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/resources.html

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9 years ago
Call of Duty 4 + Video Copilot?

Like many others, I patiently waited for the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare only to find a special surprise. It seems that someone down at Infinity Ward used Action Movie Essentials for much of the in-game blood.

While playing the game for the first time I noticed something looked familiar. But it wasn’t until I started using the Sniper scope that I saw the blood up close. So I did a screen capture of my gameplay and opened it in After Effects.

I also brought in some of the blood from Action Movie Essentials that seemed like possible candidates. After scrubbing through a few frames I could see that the AME blood fit over the in-game blood like a fingerprint. It was identical except for and additional layer of small blood particles generated by the game makers.

Roll over images to see comparison.

This was a exciting surprise for all of us at Video Copilot, especially since we are all fans of the game series. They even used a...

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9 years ago