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The Online From HELL!

November 24, 2009, 04:25 AM


Well, after a normal shift onlining two acts (we decided to do the online act by act), and then a marathon 25 hour online session over the weekend, I am done. And that is all I pretty much did...online. No color correction as there was no time. This was the fastest and most down and ditry online I have ever done. I finished 10 min before the producer had to jump onto a plane with the tape and drive with all the media managed footage.

Media Composer 4.0.4 gets Snow Leopard Support

November 24, 2009, 04:24 AM


Earlier today Avid release Media Composer version 4.0.4. This version adds support for MacOS 10.6, or Snow Leopard. GREAT news for all those people who bought new Macs that only come with Snow Leopard installed. If you have Leopard, 10.5, then you can stick with what you have (MC 4.0.4 is compatible with Leopard, version 10.5.8.).

Box'a'tricks - Investigating the Matrox

November 23, 2009, 04:23 AM


MXO2, features a complete set of input and output standards,This device provides broadcast-quality input/output via HDMI, SDI, and analog; professional audio inputs and outputs including built-in 5.1 surround sound monitoring; and HDMI video monitoring with calibration controls including blue-only.

H.264 - The Modern Codec for Distribution

November 23, 2009, 04:22 AM


Wayne Andrews from Matrox runs through the latest encoding technology, including accelerated H.264 encoding for Mac towers and Mac laptops with Express 34 slot. Matrox MAX technology is provided as an option with MXO2 products or as an H.264 accelerator PCIe card for the Mac. Matrox MAX technology uses a dedicated hardware processor to accelerate the creation of H.264 files for mobile devices, the web and Blu-ray discs...

Final Cut Pro Bug Found!

November 22, 2009, 04:22 AM


When I’m working I’m always in a constant state of awareness about how I can change my keyboard mapping to make my workflow faster and more efficient. The keyboard manifesto argues that changing Final Cut Pro’s default keyboard mappings can make your editing faster and more efficient. But it’s also important to be aware of changes that you might make.

Michael Ondaatje on the art of film editing

November 22, 2009, 04:21 AM


He's known best for his literary work, but, Michael Ondaatje's latest book tackles the art of film editing. Conversations - a collaboration with the American film editor Walter Murch - grew from Michael's experiences working on the cinema adaptation of his acclaimed novel, The English Patient. (NOTE Video is located at the bottom of the article)

FCP Tips

November 21, 2009, 04:20 AM


Geeky Mac is creating a list of FCP Tips and Tricks. Take a look.

Useful tools for PAL Editors: 5DtoFCP

November 21, 2009, 04:19 AM


Idiot proof. Those are two words that I often like to hear when it comes to doing a technical operation that has to be repeated over and over. Often one can become lazy with repeated tasks and not check proper steps or protocol only to find you missed something and ended up with unsatisfactory results. Transcoding files for edit is one of those repetitive tasks that must be done over and over, job to job...

Edits TV

November 20, 2009, 07:06 PM


A blog that covers the world of editing according to Taig McNab.

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