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January 2, 2013, 1:14 pm
When editing in Premiere Pro or other NLE, markers are a big part of working smarter and not harder. Markers are a great tool for making notes, marking sync points, and creating chapter markers for Adobe Encore. In Premiere Pro there are three type of markers (Comment, Chapter and Web Link), and we will look at the first 2 types here. So let’s jump in and see how markers work and the improvements to markers in CS6 from CS 5.5.
August 4, 2010, 7:24 pm
One of the frequent misconceptions between Avid and Final Cut editors involves video levels. Many argue that FCP does not work within the proper video level standards, which is incorrect. This belief stems from the fact that FCP is based on QuickTime and permits a mixture of consumer and professional codecs. QuickTime Player often changes a file’s...
August 3, 2010, 7:38 pm
Today, July 28, 2010, Avid debuted its new Avid ISIS 5000, an easy-to-use, real-time, open shared-storage solution that is more affordable than the flagship ISIS 7000 (formerly Avid Unity ISIS). The Avid ISIS 5000, aimed at local and regional broadcasters and post-production facilities, is based on Avid’s ISIS technology, which is used in more than 700 major media enterprises to store, share and manage large quantities of digital media assets. The high-performance ISIS File System...
August 3, 2010, 7:36 pm
The second and third programs in a series of three evenings presented by the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) under the general title "Getting Perspective III: Exploring the Craft of 3-D Movie Technology," an overview of current techniques for production of 3-D movies, were presented on June 29 and July 6. These later two programs (see www.editorsguild.com/FromTheGuild.cfm?FromTheGuildid=177 for coverage of the first program) were...
August 3, 2010, 7:20 pm
I recently acquired a Matrox MXO2 Mini to use on my system. Mainly for use with the new Avid Media Composer 5.0 for monitoring, but I got the MAX version to help speed up H.264 encoding. I do a LOT of that for client approvals. Yes, I still have the big boy, the MXO2.
August 3, 2010, 5:54 pm
Even before production shoots a frame, there are a lot of things for editors and their assistants to sort out at the start of a production. Aside from planning and setting up your editing system, here are 10 essential tips which will make life a lot more pleasant as you embark on your next editing assignment.
August 3, 2010, 3:39 pm
This is part two of Gordon's interviews Sabrina Plisco editor of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and the upcoming film The Smurfs. They sat down at Deluxe NY to chat during Edit Fest NY
August 3, 2010, 2:38 pm
prEdit is a dramatically new way to deal with transcripts, story and the first edit. Starting with transcript-enable media files, prEdit allows you to: very quickly subclip the best from the Transcript; easily enter log notes, with tools like autocomplete...
August 3, 2010, 2:36 pm
The last time I remember writing about MPEG-2 encoders was back in 1996, the year the Olympics was held in Atlanta (and what a time that was). But just last week, I got a random call about MPEG-2 encoding for DVD from Emmy Award-winning producer Connie Simmons. By way of background, Simmons produced a PBS Series entitled Landscapes through Time with David Dunlop, which began airing nationally in June 2008.
August 3, 2010, 2:35 pm
When I ask you who the main NLE players are, most people mention Media Composer and Final Cut Pro right off the bat, with Premiere Pro and Vegas taking up the rear, and in the last few years, I think that Avid has really taken a beating from Final Cut Pro. Not to say that Final Cut Pro has taken the lead in the non-linear editing world, but Final Cut Pro has made real in-roads and has grabbed Avid’s coattails, and held on strong.
August 3, 2010, 12:29 pm
The Art of the Guillotine welcomes the DCFCPUG to the family of cutters. Established in 2007 to fill a void in the FCP community in the Washington Metro area (VA/DC/MD), the group is rapidly expanding and getting involved in everything from pre-production, production and post production. Just recently the DCFCPUG team completed six weeks of work on a Hollywood Feature film! Now, that's what I call real world experience... Check them out at www.dcfcpug.org and join the greater FCPUG network...
Gordon Sits down with Christopher Tellefsen to discuss A Quiet Place.
Gordon sits down with Marcus Schioler, Antoine Rotondo, & Marc-André Ferguson to discuss the big announcement at A ...
Gordon sits down with Joe Walker to discuss Steve McQueen's new film Widows.
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