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    ASSIMILATE Unveils Next Generation of SCRATCH

    April 11, 2011, 12:06 pm
    Apr 11, NAB 2011, Las Vegas, USA: ASSIMILATE, the leading provider of powerful post-production tools for digital workflows, today announced that it is launching version 6 of SCRATCH, its best-selling comprehensive, end-to-end digital cinema and broadcast imaging tool for post-production workflows.

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    • BBC Switches to CS5
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      BBC Switches to CS5

      September 9, 2010, 5:15 pm
      The BBC is switching to Premiere Pro CS5 software, through which the corporation is improving workflow efficiency, creating a tapeless environment and reducing costs. The corporation is now implementing an additional 2,000 seats of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 software as the company’s primary tool for desktop nonlinear editing. The broadcaster’s expanded use of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 software highlights the growing momentum for Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium across the broadcast industry.

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      Editor Steve Gandolfi on MGMT's "Congrat

      September 9, 2010, 4:10 pm
      The new music video for MGMT's "Congratulations" is striking and unusual. Framed in widescreen as it chronicles the slow decay of a strange (pet?) animal against a desert landscape, the carefully assembled story ends on a note that may be depressing, baffling or uplifting, depending on your point of view. Most importantly, it strikes a chord with fans, who have made the video an online hit. Film & Video caught up with Cut + Run founder Steve Gandolfi, who edited the clip, for a quick...

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      MPEG LA extends AVC license for web video indef.

      September 9, 2010, 3:44 pm
      Earlier this year there was a big flap about the MPEG LA’s AVC License terms for H.264 video, and how it affects content creators on the web. We did our own post on the complicated topic here. Well it seems that the MPEG LA was listening, and in a recent announcement they’ve extended the free web-distribution terms of the AVC/H.264 License from a 2015 expiration date to "through life of license."

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      Adobe After Effects CS5 Review

      September 9, 2010, 2:18 pm
      Earlier this year, Adobe released a new update to After Effects with a great round of new features and additions. Probably the most notable change is that this new version of the software operates as a native 64-bit application. When I purchased my 8-core Apple Mac Pro, I added 20GB of memory, but honestly the option to use all of that memory has been limited until the new 64-bit architecture of Snow Leopard. In addition, there have been few creative programs that have taken advantage of the...

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    • Useful Tools package: Magic Bullet Suite 10
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      Useful Tools package: Magic Bullet Suite 10

      September 9, 2010, 2:17 pm
      With IBC beginning to crank up, there will probably be a ton of product updates and releases in the coming days. I saw one new product this morning that might be of interest to many editors out there: an updated Magic Bullet Suite from Red Giant Software. Magic Bullet Suite 10 updates the ever-useful package with new versions and new applications. Of course there’s the new Colorista II. but the popular looks products are all included as well: Magic Bullet Looks 1.4, Mojo and Photolooks.

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      Red Giant Software Releases Magic Bullet Suite 10

      September 9, 2010, 10:35 am
      Red Giant Software just released Magic Bullet Suite 10, a collection of eight software applications used for professional color correction, enhancement, and film output in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Apple Final Cut Pro. Magic Bullet Suite 10 is offered for the same price of $799, and includes full support for Adobe Creative Suite 5 and and three new products: Magic Bullet Denoiser, Magic Bullet PhotoLooks, and Magic Bullet Grinder. Magic Bullet Suite is anchored by Magic Bullet

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    • Working with the edit department, from the outside
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      Working with the edit department, from the outside

      September 9, 2010, 8:34 am
      A few months ago I rather rapidly acquired a new job – my first on a feature, a stereoscopic stop-motion animation. But I’m not working in the editing department. They’ve been in place now for some time. I’m working in Previs and VFX. On an Avid.

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    • Improving Media Composer
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      Improving Media Composer

      September 8, 2010, 10:02 pm
      As an editor, I’ve probably used a dozen different editing systems for billable gigs. If you add the other systems I’ve reviewed, but didn’t use on client projects, coupled with those I’ve had working exposure to, that’s easily twice as many. This experience gives one a keen awareness of the pros and cons of different product designs. When you spend eight, ten, twelve hours or more staring at a screen, the user interface becomes a key factor in whether the system helps or hinders your work.

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    • Amsterdam SuperMeet less than a week away
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      Amsterdam SuperMeet less than a week away

      September 8, 2010, 9:59 pm
      If you’re heading to Amsterdam for IBC 2010 then you’ve probably got your plans well underway. This will be one of the big events for editors and post-production professionals as the 3rd Annual Amsterdam FCPUG SuperMeet will take place at the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky.

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    • Four-Frame Display
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      Four-Frame Display

      September 8, 2010, 1:27 pm
      When you drag clips around in the Media Composer timeline, the Composer window adjusts to show you what you’re doing. Instead of displaying the usual side-by-side images, it shows four frames: the A and B sides of the two cuts you’re adjusting as you drag. In some cases, this is super-slick and allows you to make quick and precise changes.

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