Janet Lafleur

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Techie Talk – The Digital Archive’s New Leading Role in Media Workflows

Techie Talk – The Digital Archive’s New Leading Role in Media Workflows

No longer a dusty storehouse of videotape or film, the digital archive has taken a new role as critical, active element in the workflow. By following some simple strategies, you…

Final Cut Server Now Shipping

From Apple’s website: Apple today announced that it has begun shipping Final Cut Server, a powerful software solution for media asset management and workflow automation. A scaleable server…

Boris Releases Free 3d Relief Plug-In

As part of a promotion for the recently released Final Effects Complete 5, Boris FX is offering one free, fully-licensed plug-in from the set – 3D Relief, a…

Photoshop Express Public Beta Begins

Photoshop Express Public Beta Begins

Adobe announced the public beta launch of Photoshop Express today. It’s a gutsy move lending the Photoshop name to a first generation online application. Anyone familiar with Photoshop…

Media 100 Mac Intel Codecs Available

After customer complaints, Media 100 relented and and is offering its latest codecs for Intel-based Macs as a free download. With these free codecs, editors and graphics professionals can…

If an HDTV Falls in the Woods…

ABI Research released some highlights of its recent research on HDTV adoption and the viewing habits of Americans. While 41% of Americans have HDTV’s, only about half of…

In Defense of “Fanboys”.

Any journalist who has ever written anything even slightly critical of Apple has suffered the wrath of the small, but vocal Apple zealotry. The same goes for the Red camera…

Red to Avid Workflow Utility

Red to Avid Workflow Utility

Rainer Standke, longtime participant on the FCP-L and Avid-L2 mailing lists, editor, and software developer, has released XMiL Sequencer. This handy utility allows editors to import file-based…

The Future of Advertising and Non-Fiction Television

Anyone making a living in video would do well to read this special report on the future of advertising by the Project for Excellence in Journalism. It succinctly explains how…

What Avid’s Moves Mean

What Avid’s Moves Mean

Avid’s finally taken the action many have been calling for. It’s decided to simplify its product line, dropping Xpress Pro and lowering the price of Media…