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  • Who's who in post production quiz

    Who's who in post production quiz

    February 18, 2013, 1:52 pm
    Part of the deal for me to be an official blogger at next week’s BVE2013 in London is for me to have at least two blog posts mentioning the event. This is the second. Given my recent popular post on how Apple defines itself I wondered whether TV and film post production companies are good...

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    • Today at Apple: Hours of free classes in Final Cut
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      Today at Apple: Hours of free classes in Final Cut

      May 29, 2017, 5:22 am
      ‘Today at Apple’ is a new programme of events and training at Apple locations worldwide. ‘Pro Series Sessions’ is a category of free training for Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X. Here is a rundown of free education for those looking to learn about Final Cut Pro X. The sessions are designed so that you run your copy of Final Cut Pro X on a MacBook you bring in. If you don’t yet have Final Cut Pro X, a MacBook Pro with it installed can be provided for each session. Go to the 'Toda...

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    • Apple’s new free year-long course in app develop
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      Apple’s new free year-long course in app develop

      May 24, 2017, 2:20 pm
      Today Apple announced a free course that is available for school and university students to learn coding: Apple today launched a new app development curriculum designed for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy. The curriculum is available as a free download today from Apple’s iBooks Store. App Development with Swift is a full-year course designed by Apple engineers and educators to teach students elements of app design using Swift, one of the world’s mo...

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    • Apple’s new free year-long course in app develop
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      Apple’s new free year-long course in app develop

      May 24, 2017, 2:20 pm
      Today Apple announced a free course that is available for school and university students to learn coding: Apple today launched a new app development curriculum designed for students who want to pursue careers in the fast-growing app economy. The curriculum is available as a free download today from Apple’s iBooks Store. App Development with Swift is a full-year course designed by Apple engineers and educators to teach students elements of app design using Swift, one of the world’s mo...

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    • Documentary on Apple’s Final Cut Pro X - an echo
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      Documentary on Apple’s Final Cut Pro X - an echo

      May 23, 2017, 2:33 pm
      Off the Tracks is a forthcoming documentary about the launch and adoption of Final Cut Pro X. The first trailer dropped yesterday. One of the bubbles that some are in is ‘editing software.’ An echo chamber inside that bubble is ‘Final Cut Pro X fans’ - who are a subset of Final Cut Pro X users. I wonder how many non-X editors will be interested in this film. Have the makers made it appealing enough for non Final Cut fans to watch? Or non-editors? Maybe trailer 2 will hint at wha...

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    • New video-related Apple patents - 23rd May 2017
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      New video-related Apple patents - 23rd May 2017

      May 23, 2017, 2:33 pm
      Yesterday Apple were awarded patents covering frame rate conversion detection and shot stabilization.   9,661,261: Video pictures pattern detection For a video that has been converted from one frame rate and format to another frame rate and format, the application detects the conversion method that has been used in the conversion of the video. 9,661,228: Robust image feature based video stabilization and smoothing The method matches a group of feature points between each pair of...

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    • THX innovator named in new Apple audio patent
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      THX innovator named in new Apple audio patent

      May 22, 2017, 2:29 pm
      It is curious that iMovie for the Mac offers an auto-audio ducking feature, but Final Cut Pro X doesn't. Curious because the free iMovie and the $299 Final Cut Pro X share a great deal of code and resources. Audio ducking reduces the volume or dynamic range of other channels to make one channel’s sound easier to hear. Tom Holman is a veteran movie sound expert. Lucasfilm's THX cinema sound certification system is named after him. Since 2011 he has worked for Apple. Last week Apple was ...

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    • VR News news - The state of the art in 2017
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      VR News news - The state of the art in 2017

      May 11, 2017, 6:02 am
      Zillah Watson, a news producer with more VR experience than most, has written a report on VR and news broadcasting for The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. One point in the executive summary calls for news people to join together to lobby the tech world to reduce the walled gardens and create better hardware and standards for wider VR adoption. Some excerpts: The proliferation of content created through experimentation is solving some of the challenges involved in VR/360 s...

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    • Broadcasters and technologists’ report on VR
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      Broadcasters and technologists’ report on VR

      May 3, 2017, 2:15 pm
      DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) is an industry-led consortium of the world’s leading digital TV and technology companies, such as manufacturers, software developers, network operators, broadcasters and regulators, committed to designing open technical standards for the delivery of digital TV and other broadcast services. Late last year DVB commissioned a report (PDF) to see whether they should set up a group to define a standard for VR to be used with digital broadcasting. Here are som...

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    • Sennheiser pushing 360º audio recording with fort
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      Sennheiser pushing 360º audio recording with fort

      May 1, 2017, 9:36 am
      A step towards ambisonic audio going mainstream: the forthcoming Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset headphones have microphones in each ear and (I assume) a sensor to record head position. The device encodes ambisonic audio which is sent to your iOS device to be recorded as an audio file or as the soundtrack to video you are recording. Ambisonic audio records a sphere of audio - so that when you play it back, if you turn your head, the sound seems to stay in the same place. This is more like th...

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    • Blackmagic Design has sights set on Avid with DaVi
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      Blackmagic Design has sights set on Avid with DaVi

      April 24, 2017, 4:18 pm
      This morning at NAB in Las Vegas, Blackmagic Design launched the public beta of DaVinci Resolve 14. CEO Grant Petty said they focussed on three areas: Performance Audio Collaboration Performance sees a new playback engine that is up to 10 times faster than previous versions. Grant showed a 4-up multicam playing four streams of H.264 video at once with no problems. He said it works as smoothly on a notebook. Playback is now instant with J K L editing and live trimming to the current ...

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