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Avid Screencast User Portable Applications

January 22, 2010, 08:12 AM


Ever on an editing system that you can’t install software on? And all they’ve got for image manipulation is MS Paint? Get stuff done with portable applications that run off your USB flash drive! Examples include GIMP, an open-source Photoshop clone, and Songbird, an iTunes-like music player.

Fuze Movie Collaborative Review is Back

January 19, 2010, 08:08 AM


A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of working with industry-renown editor, Michael Buday, as he was bringing to market a very unique and innovative app for collaborative review and approval. I was first introduced to him thru a mutual friend and client at Siggraph Boston.

Avid 4.0 P2 Workflow Part 1 importing

January 18, 2010, 08:07 AM


My current project is a feature documentary with about one hundred hours of footage, all completely tapeless. We have P2 media from hard-drives, originally shot on the HVX-200A and HPX-500, along with quicktime files shot on the Canon 5D. It sucked, not because the hardware and software couldn't handle it, but because no one on the project (including me) knew how to adjust our tape-based sensibilities into a tapeless environment.

Zoic Editorial Launches

January 18, 2010, 08:05 AM


The VFX company Zoic Studios just announced the launch of Zoic Editorial, an "editorial house within a VFX house" headed by Zoic senior editor Dmitri Gueer. The new editorial house will serve both Zoic VFX clients and outside clients.

Review: FCP Versioner

January 17, 2010, 08:02 AM


The guys over at Digital Rebellion have recently had a steady stream of good utilities that support Final Cut Pro and the entire Final Cut Studio. One that first comes to mind is a utility that I hope I never have to use, FCS Remover. That little app filled a need in the market for when you have to reinstall any of the FCS applications by yanking certain applications or the entire Studio install off your hard drive...

FCP Offline/Online

January 17, 2010, 08:01 AM


In my current job I am working on two TV series for Investigation Discovery. One is a half-hour series that is currently running called CALL 911. The other is a 10-episode, one-hour series called TRUE CRIME with APHRODITE JONES that will start airing in March. Both have very different workflows, as CALL 911, due to the fast turnaround needed...

New Year Linkage

January 16, 2010, 07:59 AM


Scott Simmons Latest Linkage is up. Check out his 1st 2010 Linkage.

Avid Screencast Animated Photo Show

January 14, 2010, 07:56 AM


In this episode, we’ll make a sequence of photos visually interesting by animating them into a slideshow of stacked photos that slowly fade away.

Avid Updates DS Finishing System

January 14, 2010, 07:55 AM


Avid has introduced Version 10.3 of its DS finishing system. Avid DS combines effects, compositing and graphics capabilities with new features for realtime finishing. The latest release has been optimized to handle Red, 2K and Arriraw projects, and offers support for the Red Rocket accelerator card, which decodes .R3D files, freeing up the CPU.

Have FCP Will Travel

January 14, 2010, 07:54 AM


This week I have the good fortune of getting out of the cold Chicago weather and editing in sunny California. I’m was brought out to do some on-site editing for Fender at the NAMM convention in Anaheim.

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