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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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      October 17, 2010, 10:03 pm
      Well you voted and here it is, the first Tej’s Tech Blog as voted by you. This week I take a look at Apple’s new LED Cinema Displays.

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    • Tej’s Tech Blog New Feature
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      Tej’s Tech Blog New Feature

      October 3, 2010, 7:57 pm
      This week I have been hard at work cutting together pilot, working late into the night. This has not left me much time to out together a blog this week. However, I do have a new feature to share and introduce to you.

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    • Review of the Sony HVR-M15U
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      Review of the Sony HVR-M15U

      September 27, 2010, 8:38 am
      Even though HDV seems to be being phased out, it still has its uses for the filmmakers on a small budget.

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    • Educated Vs. Self Taught
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      September 20, 2010, 9:30 pm
      There appears to be a serious debate in the editing world, about the importance of education and assistant editors. It seems with the lowering price of computers, and easily obtainable editing programs such as Adobe’s Premier Pro and Apple’s Final Cut Pro, there are many editors that are now self taught. However, does this mean the lack of education and the lack of time spent assisting can hamper your ability as an editor?

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    • TIFF Night 2010
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      TIFF Night 2010

      September 13, 2010, 8:21 am
      The Toronto Film Festival is in full swing, and what better start than our annual TIFF Party!

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    • Final Cut Pro 7 and Shrink Ray
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      Final Cut Pro 7 and Shrink Ray

      September 6, 2010, 10:12 am
      How to use a plug in called Shrink Ray from Crumple Pop to create tilt and shift effects within Final Cut Pro 7

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    • Telestream Pipeline
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      Telestream Pipeline

      August 30, 2010, 10:22 am
      Many of you are now familiar with various break out boxes and network servers that handle all of your ingest needs from companies such as Matrox, Avid, and even Apple. Well I thought I would take some time this week to discuss a network storage solution from Telestream known as Pipeline.

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    • Avid DS Stereoscopic Titles
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      Avid DS Stereoscopic Titles

      August 23, 2010, 12:26 pm
      Avid has posted a great tutorial on stereoscopic titles in Avid DS in several simple steps.

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    • Apple Color 1.5
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      August 23, 2010, 9:24 am
      Looking into some of the new enhancements in Color 1.5

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