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November 4, 2009, 02:55 PM


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November 4, 2009, 03:38 AM


Just three years ago, dire predictions of the death of Media Composer, Avid’s venerable flagship editing system, were rampant. The slayer? Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Avid’s own apathetic intransigence. For many, the obituary was already written.


November 4, 2009, 03:38 AM


In late July, Apple updated its Final Cut Studio package with improved versions of Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color and Compressor. Sadly, DVD Studio Pro has succumbed to the realm of "also included" and has not received any attention this time around. For this review, I will focus Final Cut Pro 7. Here’s why FCS 3 may be less expensive ($300 less) than previous versions... Apple requires an updated dongle. Ok, you’re saying, "there’s no dongle for Final Cut Studio," but there ...


November 4, 2009, 03:37 AM


Those of us who have been editing for a while, remember Avid becoming the "product we love and the company we hate," starting around the new millennium. With two aggressive leadership changes in the last few years, those days appear to be over. With the release of V.3.5 of Media Composer and Symphony, the revamped company is showing that it really cares what we think again.


November 4, 2009, 03:36 AM


Ask anyone who is age 30 or less about editing today and they’ll probably impart a deep knowledge of Avid and Final Cut Pro nonlinear systems. Seldom will you hear a word about linear editing.

The Lies We All Tell

November 4, 2009, 03:36 AM


I posted this two years ago, but it bears posting again. I might try to make a habit of bringing it up every year or so. Still so very true...


November 3, 2009, 03:35 AM


In The Genesis Code, a new indie feature currently in post-production on location in Lowell, MI, a college hockey player and a female journalism student struggle to find common ground with their spiritual faith and scientific studies, while a life hangs in the balance.

Avid/FCP 2-Step Event

November 3, 2009, 03:33 AM


The LAFCPUG has a new event coming up for November 18th in LA. The perception, (especially among FCP users) is that Final Cut Pro is slowly but surely taking over the post industry. While that maybe true in the "Indy" world, the reality is the Avid Media Composer is still firmly entrenched in Hollywood feature films and broadcast television. In order for you to compete in Hollywood it's important to know BOTH tools. So lafcpug will devote the entire evening to the Avid/FCP 2-step. What are...

Original development team for FCP (Part 3)

November 2, 2009, 03:33 AM


Michael Wohl worked for Adobe in the mid-1990's and was involved with Premiere in the days when Premiere was one of the only affordable video editors around. He then moved to Macromedia as part of the original team put together to produce Final Cut Pro. He is credited as being one of the original designers of Apple's Emmy award winning Final Cut Pro software.

Editing Where the Wild Things Are...

November 1, 2009, 03:29 AM


Last night I went to the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro Users Group (LAFCPUG) meeting to hear editor Eric Zumbrunnen and assistant editor Erik Jessen talk about the multi-year process of editing Where the Wild Things Are.

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