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February 17, 2011, 3:20 pm
Alongside the expected launch of a new line of Pinnacle Studio 15 video-editing apps, Avid Technology today unveiled a completely new product—Avid Studio—designed to appeal to higher-level video enthusiasts. The Pinnacle products range from the $59 Pinnacle Studio HD through the $99 Ultimate edition, which adds Dolby 5.1 audio, Blu-ray authoring, keyframeable and premium effects, to the $129 Ultimate Collection edition, which adds a green screen and still more effects...
February 17, 2011, 3:18 pm
This latest version of Premiere Pro Benchmark (PPBM5) is the successor of the PPBM4, PPBM2, and PPBM+ tests. It is designed to be a portable, repeatable, and easily reportable hardware evaluation tool. It will allow you to optimize your Premiere Pro hardware configuration and give you solid data for optimizing your existing system, upgrading your system, or for selecting a new cost effective configuration.
February 17, 2011, 3:15 pm
2010 was one of those years that I think we will look back at as a key turning point in our industry. While HD camcorders have been around for 5 years, it was in 2010 that we hit the tipping point that made HD editing a reality for everyone. Many professional videographers migrated to HD years ago with an HDV camcorder that delivered great looking footage. The resolution was there, but the camcorders lacked...
February 17, 2011, 12:59 pm
Postproduction supervisor Ashley Contino of Ryan Murphy Television, the production company for Fox's phenomenally successful Glee, says the editorial teamwork behind the scenes is as elaborate as the on-screen choreography that has earned Glee such a fervent following.
February 17, 2011, 12:08 pm
This Reader Quicktip comes from Final Cut Coach. It involves using the markers and the extend marker option in Final Cut Pro. Plus there’s discussion of using markers to makes subclips. Final Cut Coach also has its own site that looks to be a growing Final Cut Pro tutorial site.
February 17, 2011, 9:11 am
Today’s entry is our first guest blog. It follows naturally from the last entry on how our eyes scan and sample images. Tim Smith is a psychological researcher particularly interested in how movie viewers watch. You can follow his work on his blog Continuity Boy and his research site.
February 17, 2011, 9:09 am
I recently completed a grading test in a Baselight suite with footage shot on the Canon 5D and 7D and converted to Apple ProRes. The footage was projected onto a cinema sized screen and I have to say that I was mightily impressed with the results. For some time, I have been in two minds about the best codec to convert my rushes into after reading different recommendations. Some sources say that you should always convert to the...
February 17, 2011, 9:08 am
This new study by David Bordwell provides fascinating data on where viewers look when watching a film. Researchers used infrared pupil tracking to correlate attention to what was happening in the film, and their findings will surely be of interest to DoPs, Directors, and Editors alike...
February 17, 2011, 9:06 am
At the Broadcast Video Expo in London on February 15, Avid introduced a significant new version for its Media Composer, NewsCutter and Symphony, which will be available March 8. Media Composer version 5.5, NewsCutter version 9.5 and Symphony version 5.5 feature increased support for third-party hardware, more in-the-box functionality and an increased collaborative workflow.
Gordon Burkell sits down with Nathan Robitaille and Nelson Ferreira to discuss the sound design of The Shape of Water, for wh ...
Gordon Burkell sits down to talk to Bruno Verdoni, who plays Pat in Molly's Game, about acting, working with Aaron Sorki ...
Gordon sits down with Alan Baumgarten and Josh Schaeffer to discuss their Eddie nominated work on the film Molly's Game.
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