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February 16, 2012, 3:24 pm
Pinnacle Systems was emulating the early days of Silicon Valley pioneer, Ampex. It had experienced tremendous growth, then nearly closed, after which it created an outstanding new product. Finally it had become overly reliant on one customer. Sales of its Alladin technology to Avid accounted for more than 40 percent of sales.
March 20, 2015, 4:52 am
An excerpt from John Buck’s editing history book series ‘Timeline’. Available at iBooks and AmazonAvid introduced the Avid/1 Media Composer on April 29 1989 at NAB and the editing world changed forever. The official press read:As a marketing manager in the engineering workstation industry, I had been using the power of video to introduce new products into the marketplace,” said William J. Warner, President of Avid. “But I found the editing technology to be slow and frustrating. In...
January 28, 2014, 5:35 am
The monthly excerpt from John Buck’s book, ‘Timeline’. Available at iBooks and Amazon in the months after Steve Jobs debuted the Macintosh, Paul Brainerd was trying to raise money for his software start-up. Brainerd and a small team of ex-Atex employees worked out of a Seattle apartment developing a PC based program that allowed complex pages of mixed graphics and text to be built then viewed on screen as they would appear when printed, something later tagged ‘what you see is wh...
January 3, 2014, 5:34 am
Larry Seehorn had moved to CVS with that company’s acquisition of his EPIC-1 editing system. He called his former associate Loran Kary. Larry called me and asked if I wanted come over to CVS to be his assistant and work and test the EPIC-1 and at the same time learn the de-bugging process. At the time Larry was working with Kevin Fitzgibbons, the main software developer, who lived in Boston. Kevin had helped develop the software on the west coast and then moved to the east coast. I took ...
March 7, 2013, 5:53 am
From scissors and cement in the hands of Griffith and Méliès through stand-up editing on the Moviola, and Scorsese and Schoonmaker creating Woodstock on a flatbed, the history of film editing defined the craft and perfected the medium.
October 3, 2012, 7:36 am
"Videotape recording is very useful in television broadcasting but editing it is not as easy as editing motion picture film." So began the 1967 SMPTE paper of a team from Japanese broadcaster NHK that included engineers Yasushi Fujimura, S.Iwamura, Aogu Matsumae, Tsuguo Ohtani, and K.Matsuoka. It described 'an automatic video tape editing splicing system that had successfully been used to cut 84 programs.
August 9, 2012, 8:00 am
The Lucasfilm Editing Division team continued to experiment. In doing so they were by their own admission, very much followers of the thinking espoused by Fred Brooks in The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering. Brooks believed that adding personnel to a software project that was late in its development cycle, made it later. Brooks' observations were based on his experiences at...
July 6, 2012, 8:44 am
One of the key developers of Avid Studio App for iPad has spoken about the product’s plan at Corel, after its recent acquisition from Avid. Jim Sugg told the Timeline Group discussion: Our dev team is now at Corel, and Studio App for iPad development continues, along with our other efforts...
June 14, 2012, 3:12 pm
After announcing Media 100 to the press in January, John Molinari and Gary Godin from Data Translation demonstrated the new system to 1992 NAB attendees. Molinari recalls: We spent a good two years (1990-1992) proving it couldn't be done. It was obviously technically difficult and very challenging. Then we launched the 'proof of concept' in 1992 at NAB. But it was a bittersweet moment.
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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