TV reporter’s details back on police association website

first_img June 3, 2021 Find out more May 19, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV reporter’s details back on police association website News Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more Mike Kirsch (photo), a reporter with a CBS affiliate in Florida, produced a report on the police with a concealed camera in February. Since then, his details have been posted in the section of a police association website normally reserved wanted persons. This childish attempt to intimidate Kirsch is a violation of civil rights and must stop, Reporters Without Borders says. to go further Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today on learning that the details of WFOS TV-CBS 4 reporter Mike Kirsch have been put back on the “Be On the Look-Out” section of the Broward County Police Benevolent Association’s website (www.bcpba.org) in South Florida. Kirsch has complained about this to the authorities in vain. Reporters Without Borders once again calls for the withdrawal of this wanted notice.___________________________________________________________13.4.06 – TV reporter’s details removed from police association website The details of WFOR TV-CBS 4 reporter Mike Kirsch have been taken down from the “Be On the Look-Out” section of the Broward County Police Benevolent Association’s website (www.bcpba.org) in South Florida. The association had posted his name there in revenge for a controversial report about the South Florida police in which a hidden camera was used.Kirsch told Reporters Without Borders he was pleased with the development but pointed out that a “wanted notice” for him in the form a leaflet continues to circulate in the Miami region police stations where he carried out his investigation.____________________________________________________________07.04.06 – TV reporter’s name posted in police website’s wanted section in retaliation for hidden camera reportReporters Without Borders today condemned a Florida police association for posting the name of WFOR TV-CBS 4 reporter Mike Kirsch in the “Be On the Look-Out” (BOLO) section of its website, which is normally reserved for fugitives from justice and missing persons. This was done after Kirsch used a hidden camera to produce a report about the difficulty of filing a complaint against a police officer in South Florida police stations.“As much as the police have a right to question Kirsch’s use of a concealed camera, it is unacceptable for them to retaliate by circulating his details as he were a dangerous individual,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Aside from the fact that it smacks of childish revenge and tale-telling, it is a violation of civil rights. We therefore call for Kirsch’s name to be taken down from the www.bcpba.org site.”Kirsch produced his report at the beginning of the year with the help of the Police Complaint Centre, a police watchdog group. Equipped with a concealed camera, volunteers tried to file complaints in 38 police stations in Miami-Dade and Broward, two neighbouring counties in South Florida. Most of the time they met with hostility. According to CBS 4, only three police stations cooperated.Kirsch himself showed the footage they had shot to two senior Miami police officials before the report was screened at the start of February.The Broward County Police Benevolent Association quickly reacted by posting Kirsch’s details in the BOLO section of its website. It was temporarily withdrawn when CBS 4’s lawyers protested. But Kirsch’s name and photo were put back on 17 March along with the address and mobile phone number of Gregory Slate, one of the Police Complaint Centre’s volunteers. An accompanying warning says the two men could try to entrap police officers and could be driving a red and black Ford Mustang car, of which the licence number is given.Despite repeated complaints by CBS 4’s lawyers and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and enquiries by Reporters Without Borders yesterday, Kirsch’s name is still on the www.bcpba.org site. WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts June 7, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States News United StatesAmericas Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says United StatesAmericas Newslast_img read more

Now under 16s topple the Scots

first_img England’s under 16s followed up their overwhelming 17½ – 2½ victory over Wales by beating their Scottish equivalents 16-9 at Blackwell in Worcestershire over the weekend. After an 8-2 success in the opening series of medal play singles, England were brought back to earth when the Scots took the foursomes 3½ – 1½ to leave the hosts ahead 9½ – 5½ at the end of day one. But the English boys surrendered only two of the following day’s match play singles with three games halved to take the final series 6½ – 3½. Lancashire’s Oliver Clarke and Matty Lamb from Northumberland (Image © Leaderboard Photography) emerged with 100% records after winning all three of their games, while Leicestershire’s Coby Cartwright had a win and two halves and Luke Northwood from Warwickshire two wins and a defeat. 6 Oct 2014 Now under 16s topple the Scots last_img read more

Spokane spoils party, dumps Leafs 6-2 in Peewee Rep Final

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsJared Gaylord scored twice to lead Spokane to a 6-2 victory over the host Leafs in the final of the Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Spokane scored twice two minutes into the contest — Gaylord and Connor McIntosh doing the damage — and never looked back holding period leads of 2-1 and 4-1. Bryce Twible scored both goals for the Leafs.Nelson was missing a few players to injury, including Jaden Bennett and Kaleb Comishin.The Leafs, finishing the round robin with a 3-1 record, advanced to the final by stopping Creston 2-1. The East Kootenay squad defeated Nelson in the final round robin contest Saturday. Spokane got past Elk Valley in the other semi final.The Leafs opened the tournament by stopping Elk Valley 7-6. Ben Woodward paved the way for Nelson, scoring three times for the victors. Twible added a pair while Jayden Maida and Taylor Cooper added singles.Curt Doyle earned the win in goal for Nelson.Five different players scored for the Leafs in a 5-1 decision over Cranbrook. Joey Timmermans registered the win in goal for Nelson.The Reps kept the winning streak alive by doubling rival Trail 6-3 Saturday morning. Cooper scored twice to lead Nelson.In the final round robin contest Creston scored three second period goals to dump Nelson 6-3. Everett Hicks scored twice to lead Nelson [email protected]last_img read more

49ers begin Florida practices: Injury updates on Sherman, Breida, Staley

first_imgBRADENTON, Fla.– As the 49ers began three consecutive days of practice here at IMG Academy’s sprawling campus, they didn’t look like a team down on their luck in the win column or injury department.Instead, they looked lively, refreshed and happy to work Wednesday in the Florida sunshine and 67-degree weather.The 49ers (10-2) hope this week’s stay gives them just the reboot needed for Sunday’s visit to the New Orleans Saints (10-2), and just the response needed after last Sunday’s 20-17 loss …last_img

East Cape entrepreneurs define nation brand

first_imgFrom left, Sybert Liebenberg and Vuyo Zitumane of the Eastern Cape Tourism Agency, Dr Garth Cambray, Brand South Africa trustee Neela Hoosain, Ben Nyaumwe and Iggy Sathekge at the Port Elizabeth stakeholder summit.The second Brand South Africa Stakeholder Summit kicked off in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape on 12 July 2011 with a host of representatives from government, business and civil society gathering to discuss ways to grow the nation’s reputation and competitive spirit.Initiated by the Brand South Africa and taking place in each of the nine provinces, the summits aim to increase provincial participation in the nation-branding effort and encourage active citizenship – which, in turn, will help position the country as a top investment and tourism destination.The first session was held in Johannesburg in May, with similar events taking place soon in the remaining seven provinces.“The South African brand is about the promise we are making,” said Iggy Sathekge, Brand South Africa director for stakeholder relations.“If investment communities come here are see that we do not have what we promised, there will be a gap. There’s a gap because we are not being brand ambassadors ourselves – we have to start creating these internally before we can expect other people to see us in a particular way.”Brand South Africa believes that by getting South Africans to become passionate about what the country represents, each citizen becomes an embodiment of the brand promise.“If each South African becomes excited about this, we will have 49-million ambassadors who are pushing for this particular brand,” Sathekge added.Each summit presents South Africans who, through their work and community initiatives, are already active ambassadors. These individuals epitomise the unique characteristics, or pillars, of the South African brand – ubuntu, diversity, sustainability, possibility and innovation.‘If you do it, you’ve got to do it right’Having brought the world-class Radisson hotel group to South Africa, Port Elizabeth property mogul Ben Nyaumwe is one such man.“I believe that if we have entrepreneurs in this country, we will attract investors. Here’s an example: the Radisson didn’t come and choose Port Elizabeth … there was a local entrepreneur, Ben Nyaumwe, who went to group’s operators in Brussels and said ‘hey, come and look at this amazing city of Port Elizabeth’. And they came and saw and they said ‘yes, we will partner with you’.”Nyaumwe believes this approach is an example of thinking globally, acting local. “Our products cannot be inferior, if you do it, you’ve got to do it right – or stay home.“When I started talking about establishing a five-star hotel in Port Elizabeth about six years ago, many people were sceptical. But look where we are now: we’re sitting with a hotel group in the city that operates with 80% occupancy levels right throughout the week.”Although the Radisson is now the biggest international hotel group in South Africa with branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Eastern Cape, there wasn’t a single establishment in the country before Nyaumwe stepped in.“We were the pioneers. Through local innovation coming out of Port Elizabeth, and growing out of this investment, we managed to ensure that the Radisson came to Johannesburg and got a presence right opposite the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Gautrain in Sandton. That says a lot about Port Elizabeth and the potential we have. The Radisson group came here before it went to Sandton – that’s important.”Local effort leads to top global brand Dr Garth Cambray, managing director of Makana Meadery in Grahamstown, is another brand ambassador in the Eastern Cape with a local approach and global vision.Like the name suggests, his company makes wine from fermented honey, also known as mead, which is the oldest known fermented beverage on earth having been invented in Africa 20 000 years ago.Founded in 2001 with only 15 employees, the meadery now produces up to 15 000 bottles of the drink a year, as well as stocks of mead vinegar, honey mead mustard, conventional honey and honey-based jams and marmalades.Cambray has also established a similar facility in the US, which produces 66 000 bottles of award-winning mead a year that’s sold across 38 states.But he’s making sure that the benefits of the innovation remain right where mead first came from.Through several empowerment initiatives, Makana Meadery has trained over 400 unemployed people – some as far away as the Congo – to keep bees, without which mead would never exist, and sell their honey for profit.The meadery has also helped develop the local economy of Grahamstown by ensuring that previously disadvantaged residents have a 50% stake in the venture.“In terms of the global growth of the mead industry, we’re seeing that more and more brands are available – so with that, there is an increased availability of the mead product. This is growing our local brand too. We just have to help other people make mead – like we do in the US – and they grow our brand for us. It’s a very non-aggressive marketing style, but it works. It’s all about ubuntu.”Gold was the first resource in South Africa which made the country globally competitive – the next will be the “gold in our biodiversity”, Cambray said, “and the things that symbolise this are our bees and the beverage they hep produce”.last_img read more

Q and A with few of South Africa’s influential women

first_img18 August 2016What do Nomzamo Mbatha, Bonang Matheba, Kass Naidoo, and Farah Fortune have in common? Besides being in the limelight, they are successful women who learnt important life lessons from influential women in their lives.With the 9th of August having been National Women’s Day, we celebrate the contribution of women through the month. Journalist Melissa Javan conducted question and answer sessions with a few of South Africa’s prominent women.Nomzamo Mbatha is a South African actress and the face of the skincare range Neutrogena South Africa and the Puma’s local brand ambassador. (Image: Nomzamo Mbatha, Facebook)Who are the women in your life who have inspired you, and why?Roxy Burger, TV presenter: My mother. Cliché, I know but she is the epitome of an amazing career woman. She will also do anything for her family. I also admire broadcasters such as Leanne Manas, Anele Mdoda and others internationally.Farah Fortune, entrepreneur: My mum is my biggest female inspiration. She’s a strong woman who raised six children and always has the best advice. I would have loved to meet Maya Angelou, because she was a huge inspiration to me too.Bonang Matheba, media personality: I come from a family of strong women. My mother is my biggest inspiration. From her I learned what it means to be resilient, not shaken, to love and nurture. Her sisters have also been my other role models in being a woman. They pursued education, held down households whilst being captains of their industries.Nomzamo Mbatha, actress: My grandmother has an incredible amount of influence on the woman I am becoming and have become. She taught me everything – having strength, resilience, humility and charm. One of the things she’d say is: “People are like fingers on your hand. They may not be the same in terms of social standing, but are treated the same. Treat people equally, no matter who or what they are, because you need them.” I also admire Basetsana Kumalo, Khanyi Dhlomo, Viola Davis and mam’ Winnie Mandela.Kass Naidoo, sports presenter: There are many women who I admire. One of my earliest inspirations was West Indian Donna Simmonds. She was cricket’s first woman commentator. These days, I’m proud of South Africa’s 800m Olympic heroine, Caster Semenya. She consistently displays courage, strength and champion temperament without apology.Roxy Burger is television presenter for the lifestyle series Top Billing and Strictly Come Dancing. She is also a celebrity blogger. (Image: Roxy Burger)What does Women’s Month mean to you?Roxy Burger: It is of course special and women deserve to be celebrated. I do wish that the respect and celebration women receive during this month continues and we achieve equality in all aspects of our lives.Farah Fortune: It means we get to highlight issues in South Africa that affect us. I’m not overly fond about Women’s Month though. I feel a little disappointed that our issues are only highlighted during this month. I wish we had more platforms throughout the year for the issues and rights that affect us.Farah Fortune is the founder and chief executive officer of the public relations company African Star Communications. (Image: African Star Communications)Bonang Matheba: Every year, I use 9 August as a time to reflect on what 20 000, fearless women risked in order for me to have a voice and a position in society. This year it’s been more about what the Bonang Legacy will look or read like in 60 years’ time. I am ensuring that I do my part through the camp for girls I am hosting in December.Nomzamo Mbatha: It’s an exciting time! Many women say: “It shouldn’t just be during this month that we are celebrated, it should be every month.” Of which I fully agree. However, come August, there’s a breeze in the air, women walk taller, owning who they are, unafraid of their voices, sharing their stories, being bold, demanding their voices to be heard, reminding men how powerful we are. Women’s Month for me means that we are claiming a place in this world that belongs to us in the most fiercest and fearless way.Kass Naidoo: Women’s Month gives us the opportunity to amplify our message to raise profile of South African women in sport, and comes on the back of a daily commitment to support our athletes and women in sport.Kass Naidoo was South Africa’s first female cricket commentator. She is also founder of G Sport for Girls, an online platform that promotes girls and women in sports. (Image: Judd van Rensburg/ Jet Club, Kass Naidoo)Can South African women move the country forward?Roxy Burger: Of course. This goes without saying. I believe that the emotional strength women have is something that is not respected enough. Sometimes this is even seen as a weakness but I believe a high EQ is a leadership quality we as women should embrace.Farah Fortune: Yes! We are a strong willed nation of women leaders. We need to create our own platforms to have our voices heard. When we look at what women have done for South Africa since 1956 alone, the evidence is there that we as women in South Africa are capable of anything.Bonang Matheba: Most definitely. Women are the cornerstone of society. When anything goes wrong with a child in the home or community, it is always the woman who is looked upon to give answers and speak solutions to that.Nomzamo Mbatha: Absolutely! South African women have one of the deepest and strongest narratives. Our forefathers fought and had resilience which was imparted on us when they left this earth. As women of this country we have woken up and realised that we are worldly, and can become absolutely anything in this world, and guess what, we want it! There is a strength that we have and a sense of leadership that we are fighting for now. We are becoming anything and everything that we have always wanted to be.Kass Naidoo: South African women are moving the country forward, because of our tenacity, ability to endure, and our hunger for success.Bonang Matheba’s resume´ includes radio disk jockey, television presenter for lifestyle shows like the Afternoon Express, and being a global ambassador for Revlon cosmetics. (Image: Bonang Matheba)Any advice to women?Roxy Burger: Run your own race. Try not to compare yourself to others. And let’s stop pulling each other down. Sometimes we are our own worst enemies. Let’s support one another and uplift one another and that is how we can create change.Farah Fortune: Always do what’s best for you. Your gender is not a disability.Bonang Matheba: Be each other’s champions. We are so much more than the bickering.Nomzamo Mbatha: Have resilience. The resilience to fight for your voice, your place and your dreams. We can and will be any and everything that we want to be. Society is afraid of the strength we have, now is the time to be the change. Now is the time! Let us love each other, support each other and know that if one of us wins, it’s a win for all!Kass Naidoo: My advice for women is to find your passion, work hard and reach for the stars!Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Help stop dog fighting

first_imgSouth Africa’s NSPCA has been protecting animals for more than six decades and now calls on the public to help it rid our neighbourhoods of dog fighting. Support its crowd funding initiative and give its Special Investigations Unit the strength it needs to make a telling difference.Support the NSPCA’s crowd funding initiative and give its Special Investigations Unit the strength it needs to effectively address the issue of dog fighting. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Mathiba MolefeSouth Africa’s SPCA, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has been working to protect animals for more than 60 years.Its ongoing efforts to safeguard the welfare of animals have largely relied on the support the organisation gets from the public.The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has now directed a large portion of its resources to the battle against dog fighting in South Africa. The organisation will be expanding its Special Investigations Unit to bolster efforts to stop dog fighting.The unit conducts undercover work countrywide to find dogs that are being used for illegal dog fighting, conducting raids and rescues where necessary.“Dog fighting is a subject that people should be outraged about,” said Wendy Willson, a senior inspector and manager of the unit.“In addition to the horrific suffering of the animals involved, the crime has a devastating effect on the people, children and societies where it is happening and the communities who tolerate its existence.”Help end dog fightingTo help the unit continue rescuing dogs that have been caught in the cruelty of dog fighting, the NSPCA appeals to business and the public to help it raise the funds it needs.If you or anyone you know would like to help the NSPCA and its Special Investigations Unit end dog fighting you can donate to its crowd-funding initiative created with help from Different.Org, a crowd-funding platform for NGOs and initiatives aimed at benefitting society.You can also help the organisation by reporting any suspicious activity in your area to the NSPCA via these contact details:Email: [email protected]: 011 907 3590Website: nspca.co.zaYour identity is protected and you can remain anonymous.Play Your PartEveryone can make a positive difference in their own way. How are you working to support the development of those less fortunate?Are you playing your part to help improve the lives of those around you through your everyday actions? Do you know of anyone who deserves recognition for improving South Africa and its people?If you do, then don’t hesitate to submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.If we don’t get actively involved in creating a better future for South Africa, then who will? Step up and play your part in our country’s journey to greatness.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Is Apple Really Slowing Down? We’ll Know Soon

first_imgApple is getting creamed today because the Wall Street Journal reported that the company recently cut orders for components. Shares are down more than $18 (3.65%) today to $502 from $520. They were $550 just days ago, and nearly $700 last fall. Speculation is that demand for the iPhone 5 has been weakening and that Apple is losing ground to Samsung. Is that the case? We’ll find out in just nine days – next Wednesday, Jan. 23, when Apple reports its results for the holiday quarter. Until then we’ll mostly be treated to the usual back and forth over Apple, with its many fanblogger “spinions” bending themselves into pretzels to argue that Apple is doing just fine, thank you, and whatever negative news you might be hearing is all just FUD invented by short-sellers or someone else with an axe to grind and why would you get your news from the Wall Street Journal when you could get it instead from a laughably biased pro-Apple blogger? Like this.Apple Needs A BlowoutFanbloggers were looking for a big holiday quarter, and it’s hard to imagine Apple not delivering. If there’s any weakness at all, even the tiniest bit, I’d expect Apple to get crushed. We’ve all grown so accustomed to seeing Apple blow out even the most bullish expectations that even the tiniest crack in the facade can be worrisome.That said, demand for the iPad Mini seems strong, and Apple today is what IBM used to be when people would say that “nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.”In smartphones and tablets, Apple is the safe choice. It’s the one you recommend to your mom or your friend who doesn’t have a clue about technology. And there are lots of those people.Apparently, however, there are also lots of people who dare to take the huge risk of using an Android phone, most notably the Samsung Galaxy S3. Samsung claims to have sold 40 million of the S3 model and 100 million of all its Galaxy S models combined. The Deeper ProblemThere was a time when Apple clearly had a better product in mobile. That time is over. And people are figuring this out. I use the GS3 as my daily phone and I’m incredibly impressed by it. To my mind Android has simply surpassed Apple in every way that matters. Others might disagree. Wherever you stand, you must admit that the two platforms are roughly on par. Both are fast, smooth and reliable. Both have loads of apps. Both will do whatever you want to do with your phone.Also: Apple now has 15% market share worldwide in smartphones, and Android has 75%. I don’t think anyone, not even the most rabid Apple fanblogger, expects Apple will ever have significantly more share than it has today. Meanwhile Android is chipping away at Apple’s share in tablets as well.Apple still grabs most of the profit in the mobile space. But this too will come under pressure as more and better competition enters the space. Apple is a magical place, but not magical enough to defy the law of gravity.UPDATE: A former Microsoft exec writes to tell me: “Deja vu all over again. 2013 is the year Google really pulls ahead. The product gap has been narrowed to where it’s debatable which is better. A la Windows 95. 2013 will be critical for Apple to show it’s not Windows 95 redux.”Image courtesy of Reuters. Tags:#Apple dan lyons Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Color Grading: Using DaVinci Resolve’s Multiple Split Screens

first_imgDaVinci Resolve has a little-known tool known as Split Screen which can be useful at various points in your color grading sessions.See different graded versions of the same shot in DaVinci Resolve. In this post we’ll delve into Split Screen, and demonstrate its various modes and how each can be practically used when color grading.Split Screen can be accessed by clicking on the little three-by-two icon above the main image viewer, between Image Wipe and Highlight.Access Split Screen by clicking on that little grid:Selecting this will kick us into our first option called Versions, which can display up to sixteen versions of the shot selected in the timeline. Sixteen versions is probably more than your creative mind can run through, so for all purposes we can hardly call this a limitation. Versions is useful at the session’s beginning if you have a client that is unsure of what look they want. The current version you have selected will be highlighted in the monitor with an outlined gray box.For instance, I can show four versions of a shot to the client right when she comes in:Certain fashion jobs may have no still image campaign to match the video to, so often the director will be open to grading suggestions. Fashion jobs also may not have a clear answer as to where the grade wants to head due to their often otherworldly shooting environments. If you have time before the director comes in, roll through a bunch of tasteful options and select Versions when she comes in. It’s a great way to show a bunch of different styles and palettes. You may not get the palette right, but it’s still a useful talking point. Upon seeing the various grades the director will typically respond in one direction more strongly than another. At least, they should, if they’re a decent director.Versions and Original is similar to Versions, simply showing the ungraded clip for comparison. Further into the session, this might be something you wouldn’t want to keep showing, although it always seems to amaze clients when you show them how far the image has come. Endless tweaking will do that.Comparing the four grades against the original uncorrected image:A word of warning. While showing six, eight or even sixteen clips at a time might look impressive, don’t try to play all the clips at once at the risk of getting playback at a crawl, or worse, a software crash. Simultaneous video streams are subject to your graphics cards and the speed of your system and hard drives. Show the stills to the client, then apply the grade and play it down for them on a single clip.The Groups option shows up to sixteen clips that have been manually grouped together by the colorist. This option is useful for quickly evaluating how consistent similar clips in a setup are. It can also be used to rapidly determine lighting changes for, say, an exterior interview setup shot in the middle of the day, in a way that the Lightbox view can’t, since it’s cluttered with the rest of the clips in the sequence.Grouping clips beforehand (denoted by the green chainlink) allows me to use Groups effectively:Selected Clips, as the name implies, includes clips the colorist has selected using command-click. Again, up to sixteen clips can be evaluated. This is useful as above for identifying inconsistencies, but with clips you don’t want in the same group, like opposing angles in a two-character dialogue scene.Selected Clips uses clips you’ve command-clicked as well as the current clip in its view:Neighbor Clips doesn’t require any clicking or grouping. This option shows the current clip in the lower left corner. The previous two clips are shown at the top and the next clip in the sequence is on the lower right. After all, you may not be concerned with lighting changes in an exterior interview if those clips are never shown side by side, compared to the clips immediately preceding and following them. This option is best when working with a pretty locked cut, as opposed to grading dailies. This option works whether or not you have black space in between the clips.Clips next to and including the current clip in the timeline are shown:Gallery Grades compares your current shot with any gallery still. This is a great way to roll through a bunch of options without necessarily committing to any of them. If you have a bunch of PowerGrades in your arsenal, you can click through and see which would be appropriate for this shot. Or, you might have already done an amazing grade on shot one but wonder what the grade for shot two would be. Creating another version, only to delete it when a grade is applied and doesn’t work, can be clunky. Gallery Grades makes testing out grades a snap.The only issue with this option is that it doesn’t pay attention to the grading you’ve already done on the clip, so this is best used in the very beginning of the session, before you’ve even balanced your shot.A side-by-side comparison of the current clip (with its grade) and a gallery grade:Lastly, Highlight Modes allows you to see detailed information on the current shot’s mattes. The top left shows the shot as it has been graded. When you select a node with a matte in the tree, you will see the two types of mattes in the right quadrants of the screen: the gray matte and the high-contrast matte. You probably have set the preference for which matte you prefer in the General Options preferences, but here you can see both, if that’s your thing. The fourth quadrant on the lower left shows the key’s effect by displaying a difference matte of the graded versus the original shot.Highlight Modes gives you the current shot’s grade, the two types of key display views on the right, and the effect of the key on the bottom left:These various Split Screen modes, while far from being Resolve’s most essential feature, are great to incorporate into a workflow to make the task of managing grades and presenting options to clients a breeze.last_img read more

How to Properly Pancake Timelines in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgThis tutorial will take a look at how to set up a custom workspace in Premiere Pro that will significantly speed up our post work.Depending on the kind of content you create, sometimes you will find yourself with hours of raw footage, from which you have to pull good takes. If this is the case, loading individual clips into Adobe Premiere Pro’s Source Monitor can be tedious. And once you find those good takes, how do you keep everything organized? Never fear — the pancake technique is here.Pancake Timeline was a term first coined by Vashi Nedomansky, ACE, of Vashi Visuals. The method derives its name from the vertical stacking of timelines within the interface. Stacking timelines will not only speed up your workflow, but it will also help you keep a bird’s-eye view on everything. Let’s take a closer look at how to use this technique to quickly sort through a project’s raw footage.  How to Edit in Pancake Mode1. Prepare the SequencesIn the first step, I’ll prepare two sequences — one titled Raw Footage and the other Rough Cut V1. Next, I’ll open up the Raw Footage sequence and drag all of my clips in.2. Open the Source TimelineThe key to making the pancake method work is to open up the source material, in its own timeline. To do this, I’ll drag the Raw Footage sequence from the Project Panel to the Source Panel. Once loaded, I’ll click on the Source Monitor’s wrench icon and select “Open Sequence” in timeline. Now, I can see “(Source Monitor)” in the name of my Raw Footage sequence. The current time indicator has also turned red, instead of the standard blue.3. Stack the TimelinesNow, it’s time to pancake the timelines. I’ll grab the tab of the Raw Footage sequence and drag it around, inside of the frame, until the top of the panel turns purple, then I’ll release it. Now the source sequence is on top of my Rough Cut V1.4. Editing from Timeline to TimelineWith my sequences stacked, I can now bring clips easily from the Raw Footage sequence into my Rough Cut sequence, via a simple drag and drop. To perform insert and overwrite edits, I can deactivate Insert and Overwrite Sequences as Nests or Individual Clips. Once deselected, I can add in and out points in the Source Monitor, or directly on my Raw Footage timeline, then perform insert and overwrite edits to the rough cut.Reasons to Use This TechniqueThe pancake technique isn’t just for pulling good takes from raw footage. Let’s say, for example, you’re creating a demo reel. You open up multiple Premiere Projects at the same time, pancaking three to four timelines from varying projects. Then, you can quickly shuttle through numerous source sequences to pull clips for your reel. This technique will also be quite useful for sporting event highlights. Whatever the case, pancaking timelines is a powerful skill set to add to your Premiere Pro tool belt.Looking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Video Tutorial: Determining The Best Lens for Your ProjectTutorial: Removing Audio Pops and Recording Audio DifferentlyHow to Change the Color of Exterior Lights in After EffectsVideo Tutorial: Harness the Power of Presets in Adobe After EffectsChanging the Audio Editing Game with PremiumBeat’s Track Stemslast_img read more