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March 15, 2010, 12:05 pm
Grass Valley, CA (March 15, 2010)--AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced today that it is now offering its KONA line of capture cards with software for both Mac and Windows-based systems. The company is folding its XENA line of capture cards, designed for the Windows platform, into the KONA product line, giving customers twice the software and flexibility to use KONA cards on all platforms, at no additional cost.
March 15, 2010, 12:04 pm
Blackmagic Design Inc today announced a new software update for Blackmagic UltraScope, the world’s first 3Gb/s SDI and optical fiber waveform monitor. This latest update adds a new customizable "2-up" view, greater support for different monitor sizes and a super high resolution zoom of Parade, Waveform, Vectorscope and Picture displays.
March 15, 2010, 12:03 pm
This project came simultaneously with the cheapskate version of the creative controller. I decided to do both, because they have different results and levels of difficulty. To sum up the premise: in an edit I want to give the reviewer the ability to stop and start playback and scroll through the edit using an old NES controller.
March 14, 2010, 12:02 pm
Few picture editors other than Anne V. Coates, A.C.E., have collaborated with such a wide variety of directors over a time span well surpassing half a century. With an editing career of 63 years––and still counting––Coates arguably has been working in cutting rooms longer than anyone else in film history, recently surpassing the impressive longevity of legendary editor Margaret Booth’s work history. And she’s not about to stop now; she’s currently considering two projects.
March 14, 2010, 12:01 pm
Last October, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held several nights dedicated to the art and craft of picture editing. One of those evenings was entitled "Anne Coates: Profile of an Editing Master," which featured clips from many of her films. Following are a selection of Coates’ observations and comments on some of those films.
March 14, 2010, 12:01 pm
Even before Pearl Harbor was attacked, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had agreed on a "Europe First" strategy that placed primary emphasis on the defeat of the European Axis powers should Japan enter the war, a plan that continued even after December 7, 1941. In similar fashion, HBO is following that same strategy. Nine years after Band of Brothers’ "Easy Company" fought its way across France, the Netherlands and Germany, executive producers...
March 14, 2010, 12:00 pm
Viera’s book is studded with great anecdotes about Thalberg’s participation in the editing process, as well as historic editors. There is a wonderful story about legendary MGM editor Margaret Booth’s first day at work. This was in 1919, before the formation of MGM, when Thalberg and Mayer were working together at Louis B. Mayer Productions. At this time, Mayer’s studio was at 3800 Mission Road in Los Angeles, located adjacent to William Selig’s Zoo, where Mayer had rented space from the...
March 13, 2010, 11:59 am
Working in the editorial department on Alice in Wonderland, JC Bond was the point of first contact for principal photography, assembling scenes as quickly as director Tim Burton could shoot them. He was also the gatekeeper for the film's extensive visual-effects content, which he received and analyzed before it was cut into the movie. Working on a team led by film editor Chris Lebenzon, ACE, Bond made sure thousands of pieces of content fell into place as expected in the editorial pipeline...
Gordon sits down with Wyatt Smith to discuss the editing of Mary Poppins Returns and the challenges the film presented him in ...
Gordon sits down with Chayse Irvin to discuss his approach to shooting BlacKkKlansman and his theories about cinematography.
Bill Curso is a makeup artist with thirty plus years under his belt, he’s got three Oscar nominations with one win, fiv ...
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