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  • Pro Fusion Expo for Editors

    Pro Fusion Expo for Editors

    June 27, 2010, 8:24 pm
    This week we discuss the Pro Fusion Expo That was held west of Toronto, and debuting editing gear and technology.

    This past weekend was the Pro Fusion Expo. The Expo is designed to help make bring together a community of filmmakers from the novice to the expert. Now before you start wondering what does this have to do with editing? Well the simple answer is editing gear. I know most of the expo is geared towards the DOP’s , But there was some fantastic editing gear on hand.
    Pro Fusion Expo for Editors
    First up I was able to take a look Lacie. They had on Hand the usual Lacie external drive, but I found their Raid sever mores interesting, although quiet large. The 12 big Rack Network as they call it, supports up to 24TB of data. It also supports raid modes of RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and 50, a real raid for solution for those of you with 15 grand in your pocket.
    Pro Fusion Expo for Editors
    Next up are the new raids from GTech. For those of you who are unfamiliar may not know Hitachi has recently bought GTech. This means every drive they put out has a Hitachi drive in it. The G Speed es Pro 8 TB raid with PCI/E-Sata cards were on display. The raids are capable of supporting RAID levels 0,1,3,5 or 6. A single G-SPEED eS PRO enclosure with four 7200 RPM, SATA II drives in RAID 0 mode supports multi-stream ProRes 422 HQ playback and a single-stream of uncompressed 10-bit HD. Two units with eight drives in protected mode (RAID 3 or 5) supports two simultaneous streams of uncompressed 10-bit HD or a single 2K DPX sequence. A fantastic piece of hardware and at a pretty affordable price, 8TB with PCIe card will run you about 2 grand.
    Pro Fusion Expo for Editors
    Lastly was the most interesting device I saw at the Pro Fusion Expo, was a tablet from Wacom. They had the tablet running Adobe Premier CS5. The display supports VGA and DVI inputs at a resolution of 1600x1200. Wacom was showing the abilities of the tablet by allowing editors to demo the interface. After a few brief moments I realized that this is an interesting idea, however several flawed, as it took me longer to use the pen working in the timeline than working with my shortcuts on a keyboard. I could see this as a great tool for graphic designers, however for editors not so much. Prices begin at about 2 grand which something I just cannot justify in my workflow.
    Pro Fusion Expo for Editors
    The Pro Fusion Expo, and others like it are great venues for editors, as the manufactures are there to answer all your questions before upgraded any part of your NLE. This something I believe more editors should consider attending to learn about any new pos-production gear before attempting to demo in your edit suite, plus you never know what producer you might meet for your next gig.

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      Highlights from NAB 2011

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    • Matrox Announces Thunderbolt Support at NAB
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      Matrox Announces Thunderbolt Support at NAB

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      Matrox announced at NAB for Thunderbolt using an adapter to connect to your existing MX02 or Mini. This will allow users with the latest generation of Macbook Pros with Thunderbolt to support 10 gigabits per second that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition (HD) display on to a single cable.

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    • Grass Valley releases the ADVC Range at NAB
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      Grass Valley releases the ADVC Range at NAB

      April 18, 2011, 11:22 am
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    • Introducing Final Cut Pro X
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      Introducing Final Cut Pro X

      April 13, 2011, 4:28 am
      Apple has finally given us a preview of the new Final Cut Pro X. It has been entirely re-written from the ground up. There are some fantastic new features added and you will be able to download it to your mac for the unbelievable price of only $299.

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    • AJA's New Thunderbolt I/O
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      April 12, 2011, 2:52 pm
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    • BlackMagic Design Press Conference
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      BlackMagic Design Press Conference

      April 11, 2011, 8:20 pm
      Nab 2011 is off with a big band. Plenty of gear to see and plenty of event to attend. I started off this morning with a special invite from BlackMagic Design to their press conference . They had several outstanding things too announce.

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    • After Effects: Sign Replacment
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    • BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve Review
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    • NAB 2011 An Evening With Tej
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      NAB 2011 An Evening With Tej

      March 16, 2011, 10:24 am
      Art of the Guillotine is proud to announce Tej’s Tech Blog will be at NAB covering the event. While there, come join us for An Evening with Tej. Tej Babra will lead a workshop at NAB discussing editing workflow techniques, and technology to improving your editing workflow.

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