Announcing the Availability of ProGrit Plugin for Final Cut Pro X from Pixel Film Studios


Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) May 24, 2014

Visual effects developers from Pixel Film Studios have released a new plugin, ProGrit for Final Cut Pro X.

“ProGrit is a fun and stylistic plugin that allows our users to create a gritty film style,” says Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “ProGrit is a great addition to any filmmaker’s tool box.”

Final Cut Pro X users can give their film a gritty, photographic look with ProGrit from Pixel Film Studios. Inspired by the platinum printing process used in the 1800′s, ProGrit offers the colors, textures, and exposures of the popular platinotype photos.

With ProGrit from Pixel Film Studios, Final Cut Pro X users can turn their film into an emulsion-based print.

Inspired by the platinum printing process used in the 1800′s, ProGrit offers the colors, textures, and exposures of the popular platinotype photos.

With 35 customizable presets, ProGrit users can create endless gritty, platinum looks in their next Final Cut Pro X project.

From subtle looks to extreme stylization, editors can control how much grit and color they want in a few clicks of a mouse.

ProGrit can be used to regain shadow details and edge definition, creating surreal and stunning images. With exposure and sharpness controls, users can give their footage a high dynamic look in Final Cut Pro X.

ProGrit provides editors with 11 texture overlays to finish off their gritty look. With dust, scratches, and grunge textures users can giver their footage a vintage or urban style. ProGrit also comes with a custom vignette tool.

ProGrit is a plugin that was professionally designed by the team at Pixel Film Studios. As an FCPX effect, these filters can be dragged-and-dropped onto the footage and previewed in real time. ProGrit also contains easy-to-use controls built into the Final Cut Pro X Inspector that allow users to customize their looks quickly.

Established in 2006, Aliso Viejo, California-based Pixel Film Studios is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple FCPX. All Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.







Square Cow Movers New Truck Grabs Attention at the Lakeway Fourth of July Parade


(PRWEB) July 21, 2014

Spectators at the Lakeway Fourth of July parade were the first to get a glimpse of the newest Square Cow Movers truck. The popular moving company was among the many locals that participated in the annual event now in its 39th year. The moving truck was among the numerous floats, classic cars, marching bands and equestrian groups that joined in on the festivities. Each parade entry paid tribute to the country and this year’s theme “Saluting Citizen Soldiers.”

The City of Lakeway is known for its old-fashioned, all day Fourth of July celebrations, which begin with the parade that winds through the city center. Many of the city’s residents lined the road to watch as the parade participants went by and WWII planes flew overhead. The unique sliding sides of Square Cow Movers’ new truck made it easy for the youngest family members to toss out candy to the other children along the way.

“It was a really special occasion for us since the entire family was able to join in,” said Wade Lombard, one of the owners of Square Cow Movers. “We’re proud that we have a truly family-owned business. Participating in events like the Lakeway Fourth of July parade is a fun way for our family to give back to a community that supports us all year long.”

Lakeway, TX is one of Square Cow Movers’ many operational areas in Central Texas. The moving company has been working in the community for the last few years, and they expect for business to increase as the population of Lakeway continues to grow.

While the Square Cow Movers truck wasn’t selected as the winner of the Best of Parade award, one of the company’s pictures from the parade was selected as the cover photo for the Lakeway Voice August issue. Photos of the parade and the new Square Cow Movers truck can also be viewed in 2014 Fourth of July Celebration photo gallery on the City of Lakeway website.

To learn more about all the Square Cow Movers locations, their activities with the community and the services they offer, please visit: http://www.squarecowmovers.com.

About Square Cow Movers

Square Cow Movers isn’t your typical moving company. Using the Art of Mooving – a no bull, customer-first code of ethics – Square Cow Movers has built a business on providing a personalized moving experience that takes the stress out of a move. With locations in Austin and Houston, Square Cow Movers is the go-to resource for moving in Central Texas.







A Brief History of Panoramic Photography

When you think of panoramic photography, you may be reminded of cinemascope or widescreen films like Lawrence of Arabia, where the shots of expansive desert vistas are visually stunning, and you feel like you’re there. The use of panoramic photography, a subject I studied in depth at photography school (and hopefully you’ll have a chance study at one of the photography schools as well), has been in existence since photography’s origins, although the early prototypes and approaches were cumbersome, and at times consisted of multiple plates displayed next to each other to depict the wide view.

The first instance of panoramic photography dates back to the 1840s, when Joseph Puchberger developed a camera that would expose a large daguerreotype of approximately 24 inches in size.

 Other developments followed: the German inventor Friedrich von Martens created the Megaskop in 1844, which consisted of what is called a swing lens that was operated by gears and a crank; his initial prototype used 4.7″ X 15″ curved Daguerreotype plates with a 150 degree arc. The term Megaskop derives from the magic lantern, which was used to magnify opaque images, such as glass slides, and served as an early prototype of the motion picture.

The development of the wet-plate collodion process (which created a negative image on transparent glass that required the image to go through a 15-minute process, in which it was coated, sensitized, exposed and developed, proving much easier than daguerreotypes), allowed photographers to take a range of photographs and arrange them side by side to create a panorama.

Another thing I learned in photography school was that the word panoramic is usually used in regards to an image with a wide aspect ratio. The ratios of panoramic (also known as wide format photography) usually feature an aspect ratio of 2:1 or larger, with the image, in many cases, being almost twice as wide in length compared to its height. The ratios often vary; for example, they can range from 4:1 to 10:1, with some images capturing a range of 360 degrees.

It became more of a possibility to create panoramic photographs once Eastman Kodak created photographic film in the late 1880s. As daguerreotypes were traditionally made of glass and took long periods of time to expose and develop, photographic film became a revelation of sorts, allowing for different sizes and a greater ability to create panoramic photographs.

Many other developments followed, such as the Cylindrograph, which was a rotating lens panoramic camera that had a range of 170 degrees; the film was rotated by hand in order to create an exposure.Kodak also developed two panoramic cameras at the turn of the century: one with a 112 field of view; the other with a 142 field of view.

Developments with panoramic cameras continue to the present day and their usage and technique is actually being taught more frequently in photography schools. Digital technology has also made it easier to create panoramic images.

While in photography school, I had the opportunity to experiment with a full rotation film camera. They’re pretty spiffy in that they feature a mechanism that continually rotates the camera and takes the film through it, allowing you to take full 360-degree photography.

Later on at photography school, I would experiment with a high resolution digital Panoscan, which also allows for 360 degree panoramic images. I would have to say that I preferred the Panoscan for its higher resolution and its ability to digitally enhance the color, based on its CCD elements. Whatever camera you choose, however, always make sure to take advantage of the unique aspects of panoramic photography.

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Appy Pie launches API to transform Online Radio Stations into Mobile Apps


New York (PRWEB) July 15, 2014

Cloud based mobile app builder, Appy Pie launches API to transform Online Radio Stations into Mobile Apps in minutes and supports the popular Radio Hosting platforms Shoutcast, Icecast, Virtual Dj, Wowza & more. This certainly is a wonderful feature integrated for DJs, RJs and other musicians who are trying to promote their music to larger audiences.

The App Builder is known for making beautiful and interactive apps for all major platforms like android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows 8 and already over 100,000 apps have passed through their doors, Appy Pie’s Radio App Builder allows a user to create Radio Apps and comes with following essential features:


    Appy Pie’s radio app builder for Shoutcast and Icecast offers the following features;
    Supports SHOUTcast playlist (.pls) file or Icecast (.m3u) playlist file.
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“We’re always keen to help broadcasters (DJs, RJs, Musicians & Small Radio Stations) grow their listeners, with millions of people turning to Mobile phones for their regular dose of music, adding this API seemed like a logical thing to do,” said Abhinav Girdhar Founder, Appy Pie.

About The Company:

Appy Pie is Trademark of Appy Pie Inc, Appy Pie is the world’s #1 Cloud based Mobile Apps Builder Software that allows everyone to create free Mobile Apps. Appy Pie is a Mobile Application Development Software that allows anyone with no technical knowledge to create advanced applications for mobiles and smartphones. Nothing to Download or Install, No Programming Required, Just Drag & Drop.

To learn more about the services offered by the company just log on http://www.appypie.com/







Couple Who Brought Attention to Morcellator Cancer Risks Testify on Second Day of FDA Advisory Panel Meeting, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports


New York, New York (PRWEB) July 13, 2014

A Massachusetts couple who have done so much to bring attention to the cancer risks associated with power morcellators (http://www.gynecaremorcellatorlawsuit.com/) finally had a chance to tell their story to federal regulators, as they presented poignant testimony on the second day of a U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel meeting convened to address the issue, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Dr. Hooman Noorchashm and his wife, Dr. Amy Reed, held back tears as they addressed the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel. Dr. Noorchashm began by presenting a collage featuring photos of women who died, allegedly after they suffered the spread of undetected cancers due to uterine morcellation. *

In addressing the Panel, Dr. Noorchashm also criticized its make-up, asserting that it was packed with gynecological surgeons who are protecting their practice of morcellation. Dr. Reed, who is fighting an aggressive form of uterine sarcoma that was allegedly spread by a power morcellator, reminded the panel of outside experts of their obligation to avoid unsafe and dangerous practices. When Dr. Reed ended her remarks, people assembled in the gallery to observe the meeting responded with a standing ovation, according to the Democrat and Chronicle.

“It’s highly doubtful that this meeting would have ever been convened had it not been for the work of Dr. Noorchashm and Dr. Reed. Our Firm is pleased that they, as well as other alleged victims of uterine morcellation, were finally able to tell their stories directly to the FDA,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now evaluating morcellator lawsuits on behalf of women who may have experienced the spread of undiagnosed uterine sarcoma and other cancers due to uterine morcellation.

Power Morcellators and Cancer

According to a report from CBS News in Boston, Drs. Noorschasm and Reed have been leading efforts to ban uterine morcellation since Dr. Reed’s cancer diagnosis last year.** A petition posted by the couple on Change.org now bears nearly 12,000 signatures.***

In April, the FDA warned that the use of uterine morcellation might allow undetected uterine sarcoma and other cancers to spread outside of the uterus. The agency estimates that 1 in 350 women undergoing fibroid removal have uterine sarcoma cancer cells in their fibroids. Unfortunately, the cancer is almost never discovered until after fibroids have been removed and biopsied. Spread of the disease beyond the uterus will greatly diminish a woman’s chances of long-term survival, according to the FDA.

Since Drs. Noorschasm and Reed began campaigning against power morcellators, court records indicate that a number of morcellator lawsuits have been filed in courts around the country on behalf of women who allegedly experienced the upstaging of uterine cancers due to the devices. Most recently, a case was filed in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California on May 13, 2014 that claimed the use of a Wolf Power Morcellator promoted the dissemination of uterine cancer cells throughout a woman’s peritoneal cavity (Case No. Case5:14-cv-02209-PSG).

Victims of uterine sarcomas or other cancers that were allegedly spread via uterine morcellator may be entitled to file their own power morcellator lawsuit against the manufacturer of the device used in their surgery. To learn more about the risks potentially associated with power morcellators, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. To obtain a free legal review, please call 800-511-5092.

*democratandchronicle.com/story/all-about-health/2014/07/11/couple-put-real-people-into-fda-hearing/12517557/, Democrat and Chronicle, June 11, 2014

**boston.cbslocal.com/2014/04/25/local-couple-makes-push-to-ban-morcellation/, CBS, April 25, 2014

***change.org/petitions/women-s-health-alert-deadly-cancers-of-the-uterus-spread-by-gynecologists-stop-morcellating-the-uterus-in-minimally-invasive-and-robot-assisted-hysterectomy, Change.org, July 3, 2014

About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

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Catalogs.com Shopping Experts Deliver the Top Ten Envy-worthy Mothers Day Gifts


Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

When asked about the best Mother’s Day she remembers, moms relay favorite memories of lopsided clay vases, hand-colored cards and scrambled eggs cooked with a helping of flavored coffee creamer by well-meaning junior chefs. While it is true that almost any home-made gesture served up by the children’s loving hands really does make mom’s day, there are some gifts that only money can buy.

“I mean it when I tell my kids I just want them to be extra thoughtful on Mother’s Day – that’s all I need to feel wonderful,” says Catalogs.com co-founder Leslie Linevsky. “But every mom has a friend whose kids – with a little help from dad – surprise her with a highly enviable Mother’s Day gift: a three-day luxury spa retreat or champagne brunch at a four-star restaurant. And then there are those gifts that are unbelievably thoughtful because they obviously took a tremendous amount of creativity and special effort.”

Shopping experts at Catalogs.com concede that choosing a unique gift for mom takes high-powered creative thinking. “Start with what your mother loves to do or has always dreamed about, and think of ways to tailor your gift perfectly to her,” suggests Linevsky.

On the Catalogs.com personal shoppers’ list of top ten awe-inspiring Mother’s Day gifts:

1.    Artwork – Not just any piece to hang on the wall, but a museum quality reproduction of work by her favorite artist, like Edgar Degas’ bronze dancer or Claude Monet’s water lilies.

2.    Luxury Bedding – Make her bed, but do it with luxurious high-thread count linens in her favorite color, and top it off with down pillows, a European duvet and a stack of books by her favorite authors.

3.    Credit – Let mom do her own shopping by paying off her favorite store credit card so she starts Mother’s Day with a zero balance.

4.    Photo Memories – Better than a photo in a desktop frame, a giant-sized canvas print of her favorite photograph of her children as babies, or a black-and-white of her with her own mother may take some sleuthing for the right photo, but your efforts will be worth it.

5.    Flowers – The bouquets can start on Mother’s Day when you place a standing flower delivery order for gorgeous arrangements to arrive every month for the rest of the year. Mothers don’t stop being “mom” after May 11th.

6.    Classes – Pay for classes and give mom the opportunity to do something that she has always dreamed about, like taking up photography or learning interior design, especially if you also promise her uninterrupted time for her new hobby.

7.    Gourmet Gifts – Get mom something she craves, remembering that the key is she doesn’t cook. Better yet, order something unusual for delivery, like custom gourmet ice cream favors that are anything but a scoop of vanilla.

8.    Peace and Quiet – If she says “I just want some peace and quiet,” give her an overloaded gift basket with everything she needs for some quality alone time: sleep mask, sound machine, aromatherapy products and more treats to guarantee sweet dreams.

9.    Designer Redux – Splurge on designer shoes or accessories and choose something that mom would never – ever – buy for herself because it’s not something she needs.

10.    Travel – Present mom with a selection of travel videos and tourism magazines. Tell her she has the task of watching the videos and then selecting her own dream vacation. Book it (with or without the kids).

“Of course, the most important thing about Mother’s Day is not to forget it!” says Linevsky. “Whether what you do for your mom is simple and handmade, or an extra special Mother’s Day gift you purchase just for her, it really is the thought that counts.”

About Catalogs.com

Since 1996, shoppers have universally recognized Catalogs.com as a trusted shopping portal. The comprehensive Catalogs.com website and newly launched Dynalog dynamic catalogs for desktop and iPad, feature over 740 major and specialty retailers, and provide shopping access via web, iPad and mobile phone platforms.







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New York Institute of Art and Design Launches Online Courses in Wedding Planning, Interior Design, and Jewelry Design


New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2014

The New York Institute of Art and Design has launched their online learning center, and officially introduced the school’s three most popular courses, The Complete Course in Interior Design, The Complete Course in Wedding and Event Planning, and Jewelry Design: Beading and Wire Working, entirely online to students all over the world.

The NYIAD online learning center is accessible via desktop or laptop computer, smartphone or tablet, wherever students have an internet connection. Students can now access everything they need for their online course in one place – lessons, audio clips, video training and tests.

The Interior Design Course is approved by Certified Interior Decorators (CID) International. Students learn design trends, color theory, concepts of scale and proportion, furniture styles, lighting, and fabrics. Alongside their NYIAD mentor, students complete a variety of room designs and develop a portfolio of professional-quality work. By the time they graduate, students have the artistic and the business skills needed to work as an interior designer.

The Wedding Planning Course is accredited by the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). Students learn how to turn their passion for weddings and events into a career. From pre-planning to execution, the course teaches students how to work with clients and vendors to plan any event. All students who complete the course have a solid foundation in the business of wedding planning; they are ready to work in the field that they love.

The Jewelry Design Course teaches students to create and sell their own unique line of jewelry. Students learn the basics of color theory and composition, patterns, beading, jump rings, spirals, right-angle weaves, and a wide array of other techniques. The course also teaches basic photography and marketing skills so that students can go on to sell their jewelry online and at trunk shows.

“The New York Institute of Art and Design’s mission has always been to provide the highest quality training to anyone interested in advancing their skills,” said NYIAD Education Director Jay Johnson. “And offering our most popular courses online means that students will have access to the best creative education anywhere they go.”

To learn more about these online courses and enroll in the New York Institute of Art and Design, visit http://www.nyiad.edu.

About the New York Institute of Art and Design

The New York Institute of Art and Design was founded in 1985. NYIAD is a leading provider of online education for creative professionals all over the world. The school currently offers six great courses in Wedding and Event Planning, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Feng Shui Interior Design, Professional Blogging, and Creative Writing. Through a unique combination of personal mentoring and online education, NYIAD students learn everything they need to master a skill and turn it into a career. The New York Institute of Art and Design is owned and operated by Distance Education Co., LLC, along with sister school, New York Institute of Photography.







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Learn About Photography Product Reviews On The Internet

It is only human nature to seek out some advice on something before you purchase it. In fact, it shows you have some common sense, and aren’t an obsessive buyer. You should always research a product before buying it, otherwise, you could find yourself out of pocket, and unhappy. A simple bit of internet research is all that is needed for you to make an educated decision on whether you are going to buy something or not, and it takes minutes to do, so why not do it?

When it comes to photography, the products are genuinely rather expensive, so you really don’t want to make a mistake and buy one which has a lot of bad reviews. You really need to find a product with only shining reviews, and if you find a few bad ratings, and the reasons are not anything to do with the product itself, then it’s usually going to be a good piece of equipment.

The only issue some people have is they follow bad reviews, some reviews online are in fact written by people selling products, so they will create amazing reviews on one photography product, and they will only have good things to say about the equipment. A good review points out the good and the bad in a product, it’s totally honest, and it will read that way. A bad or fishy review, will be a bit too good to be true, and it will strike you as that. The best thing you can do if you aren’t sure, is to find a few reviews on the net on the same product, and spot the differences.

One website which offers honest and properly researched product reviews is MomentHunters.com. If you want solid advice on the good and bad points of a product, then the guys at MomentHunters will be there for you. They are fully experienced expert photographers, who know the ins and outs of photography. Their website not only offers product reviews, it offers teachings, techniques, inspiration and much, much more. Also, you can be sure that the information you are getting comes from experience with the actual products being reviewed. The reviews will be written after actual use of the equipment, it’s totally unbiased and based on their use of the product.

You’d be surprised about how many reviews are written by people who have never actually tried out the product they’re reviewing. It’s not ethical, and it certainly isn’t fair on the readers. This will never be seen at MomentHunters.com, as they are building a following, and they can’t do that offering fake advice, everything is 100% real and honest. The site is their to help up and coming new photographers, and already experienced photographers. Their product reviews are their to help you make up your mind on if a certain product is worth purchasing or not. You may also be allowed to make a request for a product review, so you can get expert advice personally on a photography product.

To see product reviews on the latest, greatest photography equipment, visit http://www.momenthunters.com-They have the most accurate Photography Product Reviews on the net.

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