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Take me where, Boris?

June 17, 2010, 09:58 AM


I hope you all enjoy the journey you can find here: Take Me There Boris Yes, it's what is known as a viral campaign, and I will stop right there because it's got a job to do. Enjoy. But, dear readers, I thought I'd pass on a few notes on the actual shooting and editing of it. It will spoil the whole experience as you learn how we gutted the chicken you found so tasty, but it's all about the learning.

1 Team. 3 Network Shows. EVERY WEEK!

June 17, 2010, 05:51 AM


Creative Cow Contributing Editor Zed Saeed has helped create pioneering Final Cut Pro workflows for major feature films and episodic TV production. This year, he and the team at DigitalFilm Tree faced their biggest challenge yet: posting 3 major shows, for 3 different networks, every week -- with the same small team that used to do just one. How do they do it? World-class workflow management.

Avid Edit Anywhere, On Anything

June 16, 2010, 11:29 AM


Over 20 years ago Avid began with a shift away from linear purpose-built hardware by harnessing the power of non-linear software, running (eventually, as they increased in power) on commodity workstations. Today, the network--extending beyond the local network to the internet--is the platform ready to be harnessed.

Google's Cloud Editing on Youtube

June 16, 2010, 11:27 AM


Editing "in the cloud" (i.e. with media and power remotely on the Internet) is hotting up. Google has just released a new tool for YouTube http://bit.ly/cahd27 while Avid have been previewing their cloud-based editing application. http://bit.ly/bnNPUQ Still, uploading media seems to be the sticking point for any serious amount of editing.

Youtube Launches Cloud Editing

June 16, 2010, 11:25 AM


On Mashable: YouTube has just released a new video editor that lets you create video mashups and edit down clips from your library of existing video uploads.

Avid Filename Recovery

June 16, 2010, 10:38 AM


Tips on how to recover your original filenames (in reference to archival footage)

AVID NDxHD Codex Chart

June 16, 2010, 09:32 AM


A really great PDF that lists size, bit rate, storage size, etc for AVID’s NDxHD formats:

Canon 5D MkII directly to FCP

June 16, 2010, 07:10 AM


Canon has released a plug-in to enable FCP users to directly import Canon footage into FCP via Log and Transfer. This works for the 5D MkII. It is available at Canon's web site.

Transcoding Canon DSLR Footage

June 15, 2010, 10:41 AM


The new AMA functionality in Avid Media Composer 5 makes working with Canon DSLR footage a lot easier, but at some point it’s probably going to become necessary to transcode it to another format, so which resolution is best?

A DSLR Slate

June 15, 2010, 10:38 AM


A walkthrough of the new features coming soon in DSLR Slate 1.1

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