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June 8, 2010, 7:07 pm
Some of the posts on this blog are product reviews covering various hardware and software applications used by video professionals. For the sake of full disclosure, you should know that many of these products are seeded or loaned to me for evaluation from the manufacturer in my capacity as a contributing editor with the magazines.
June 8, 2010, 5:54 pm
The more you use your mouse, the slower you work. Some tasks are impossible to do without a mouse, but maximizing keyboard shortcuts is the clear path to speed. Keyboard shortcuts, key remapping, and droplet creation are all designed to reduce the number of steps required to do something.
June 8, 2010, 5:53 pm
John Underkoffler is one of the great visionaries of UI design, and he’s just posted his talk about 3D spatial interfaces from the TED conference this year. This is the Minority Report UI (which he helped design) as it is being implemented — in reality — now. I had the great privilege of sitting in on his class at USC recently, where they were prototyping an editing application.
June 8, 2010, 5:51 pm
With any big software upgrade there’s going to be changes. Some visible, some not so visible. Personally, I love those changes ... as long as they add new or needed functionality without getting in the way.
June 7, 2010, 5:49 pm
SEATTLE - Automatic Duck (www.automaticduck.com) has released Pro Import AE 5.0 for the Mac, which was shown for the first time at NAB back in April. The release is a major upgrade to the company’s popular timeline translation tool for After Effects users, and now offers compatibility with Creative Suite 5 (CS5) from Adobe, which also launched at NAB.
June 7, 2010, 5:49 pm
NEW YORK – SMPTE (www.smpte.org), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, is holding its scientific conference July 13-14, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. There, leading 3D scientists, engineers, and researchers will present their latest findings on the next generation of 3D standards and technologies.
June 7, 2010, 5:48 pm
In this Final Cut example, one fingertip is touching an edit, another is hovering over a different edit. To select more than one edit, editors hold down the option key and click additional edits. In a multitouch UI, the editor could hold down a fingertip on the first edit and tap the other edits to extend the selection:
June 7, 2010, 5:47 pm
This has been one of my biggest complaints about Compressor; when you switch to it from another app by clicking into one of the compressor windows, only that window rises to the top. The rest of the windows remain mixed in with the finder windows and other apps you have open below. My big hope for FCS 7 was that they would lock those windows together and have them snap to the top together. LIKE EVERY OTHER APP.
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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