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  • 2010 Nab is Finally Here

    2010 Nab is Finally Here

    June 13, 2010, 12:33 pm
    Looking into Avid MC 5.0

    2010 NAB is finally here, and with that comes a flurry of announcements, new gear and excitement. The first major announcement is Avid's major overhaul to Media Composer. This new version known as Media Composer 5.0 has some major improvements to be excited about.
    2010 Nab is Finally Here
    One of the biggest changes to Avid is the new ability to drag and drop clips. Similar to other NLE’s such as Final Cut Pro. This is a major change, as Avid has traditionally not supported this feature. This does not mean you can’t edit in a segment mode, apparently Avid will change modes automatically depending on where your cursor is in the timeline. New AMA (Avid Media Access) this feature will allow you to natively edit RED 4K Files; this is a nice addition and should make editing RED files more manageable. It also allows for Pro Res and QuickTime H.264 supported files. This means you can now edit natively with QuickTime Files, which is great news for those of us who have to work with Canon 5D/ 7D footage. However I still prefer to transcode to DNxHD. I just don’t like cutting in H.264. that may change once I see this in action. Support of Pro Res means I can always offline in FCP and Online in Avid. Something I have done, but had to go back out to tape (HDCAM) then ingest back into the Avid. (Painful Process).
    Monitoring video through the Matrox MXO 2 Mini. This is a nice feature, as previously you had to have your monitors hooked up via video cards. This is an expensive because you have to have a video card for every monitor. The other option is to go with Avid’s Nitrous DX based system, which allows for even better hooks ups, but at a much higher cost. I have used these for broadcast only. However with the Matrox MXO 2 Mini, you can accomplish this for a mere $500. This is great and hopefully a start of things to come. Maybe support for AJA, Blackmagic, and hopefully the bigger brother the MXO2, as I personally already use one for my Final Cut Pro.
    The Last feature I will talk about is the new support for HD-RGB processing. This means that now keep those finishing jobs in house, and deliver the highest quality color and effects work, with support for full-quality 4:4:4 HD-RGB color space. This means better final cut, and color correction. Now who can complain about that! I can’t wait to get my hands on this new Avid. Be sure to stay tuned to Art of the Guillotine and Tej’s Tech Blog for all of your post related 2010 NAB news.

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    • Tej's Tech Blog Christmas List
      EDITING

      Tej's Tech Blog Christmas List

      December 21, 2010, 3:34 pm
      Each year I have given you my top 5 Christmas gifts for an editor. This year I am busy with a new addition to my family, and did not have time to put one up. But here is last year's list for you to enjoy.

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    • Build Your Own Editing Foot Pedal
      EDITING

      Build Your Own Editing Foot Pedal

      December 19, 2010, 5:15 pm
      Subbing in for Tej this week Gordon shows you how to build a foot pedal that will allow you to play/stop your footage in FCP/AVID for less than 20 dollars.

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    • TEJ'S CONTEST!!!!!!
      EDITING

      TEJ'S CONTEST!!!!!!

      December 14, 2010, 1:35 pm
      Hello, Everyone, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I have teamed up with Sony, and Intel Canada for a contest.

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    • Timecode Reader
      EDITING

      Timecode Reader

      December 13, 2010, 11:28 am
      This week's blog looks into using Timecode Reader within Final Cut Pro.

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    • After Effects : Speed Ramping
      EDITING

      After Effects : Speed Ramping

      November 29, 2010, 1:45 pm
      A short look into After Effects Speed Remapping tool to create a desired look

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    • Sorenson Squeeze 5
      EDITING

      Sorenson Squeeze 5

      November 22, 2010, 12:30 pm
      a brief introduction into the latest Sorenson Squeeze 5 compression tool

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    • Mpeg Stream Clip
      EDITING

      Mpeg Stream Clip

      November 15, 2010, 10:32 am
      Overview of another famous compressing tool known as Mpeg Stream Clip

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    • Matrox MX02 Mini
      EDITING

      Matrox MX02 Mini

      November 7, 2010, 10:20 pm
      When Matrox first brought us the MXO2, I was so impressed I ended up with one in my edit suite.

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    • Magic Bullet Looks
      EDITING

      Magic Bullet Looks

      November 1, 2010, 9:31 am
      As Voted by the readers. This week I take a look into Red Giant's Magic Bullet Looks for Final Cut Pro.

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    • 48 Hour Film Project
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      48 Hour Film Project

      October 25, 2010, 10:09 am
      This week’s blog is a little out of the ordinary. This past weekend I was involved in an exciting film festival know as the 48 Hour Film Project.

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