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May 20, 2010, 4:46 pm
Ever set up your project to work in 16 or 32-bit float, and you then apply an effect, only to get into the effects window to find that the effect only supports 8-bit? Annoying isn’t it? Wouldn’t you love to know what bit depth the effect supports before you drop it onto your clip? Well, now you can!
July 15, 2010, 3:06 pm
Part 3 in our series with Bill Warner, Founder and inventor of the Avid Media Composer. In this segment Bill explains how his frustration in dealing with linear tape inspired him to create Avid. He then goes on to tell us the series of circumstances that got him from idea to first prototype.
July 15, 2010, 3:05 pm
July 14, 2010, 10:10 am
An important question I often get is "how do I join the union?" This question comes from many people I meet, from established editors to the young people just starting out in the Hollywood. The catch is that the answer isn’t at all that simple. The question should be: "should I join the union?" Putting it simply, if you’re asking that question, the answer is not quite yet. But that’s just the beginning of the story.
July 14, 2010, 10:07 am
For striping TC (time code) on Canon files I use a free utility called QtChange. With QtChange, if the correct settings are not used, it is extremely easy to permanently corrupt a Canon .mov. Result, reshoot. Use with studied caution, please. Also, do not try QtChange on Canon .mov files which are on a Win NT drive.
July 14, 2010, 10:04 am
It was only a few years ago that Avid, trying to win back the hearts and minds of customers who were abandoning them and going to Final Cut and other systems, adopted the motto: "We’re Listening." With the release of Media Composer 5, it’s obvious they did. One of the most anticipated releases in years, Avid’s re-realized Media Composer 5 is among the most robust, feature-laden and dynamic packages from the company in over a decade. It’s taken that long (some say even longer) for Avid to...
July 14, 2010, 10:03 am
The introduction of the Matrox MX02 Mini actually makes a little bit of video history: It’s the first third-party hardware option Avid deemed worthy of being allowed into the exclusive club with Media Composer. Matrox is well-known for its quality and value, so the partnership with Avid bodes well for both companies.
Paul Leonard-Morgan joins Gordon Burkell to discuss composing with Philip Glass for Amazon's Tales from the Loop.
Celia Haining, editor of The Crown, joins Gordon Burkell to discuss editing for story.
The filmmakeru.com team explores the history of color in film in our series Birth of an Art. From coloring in single frames ...
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