Bigger is better? OK, but why?

Bigger is better? OK, but why?

Whether it’s Quentin Tarantino shooting “Hateful Eight” in 65mm, the Panavision Millenium DXL, RED’s VV sensors, the Arri Alexa 65, or the new Sony…

In Depth Look – HitFilm Pro 2018

In Depth Look – HitFilm Pro 2018

I’m the first one to admit that I’m a fan of HitFilm.  For me, it’s like the Little Engine That Could.  The HitFilm team have put themselves…

ART OF THE CUT with Sidney Wolinsky, ACE on “Shape of Water”

ART OF THE CUT with Sidney Wolinsky, ACE on “Shape of Water”

Art of the Cut last spoke to editor Sidney Wolinsky, ACE, in 2015 about his work on House of Cards and The Sopranos, among other things. We circled back to…

ART OF THE SHOT: Buddy Squires, ASC Talks About Shooting Ken Burn and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

ART OF THE SHOT: Buddy Squires, ASC Talks About Shooting Ken Burn and Lynn Novick’s “The Vietnam War”

He has shot more than 200 films and is a frequent collaborator with Ken Burns. Buddy Squires, ASC is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning Director of Photography. If you…

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Editor – 2017 edition

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Editor – 2017 edition

As 2017 winds down and the holiday season ramps up then it must be time for another Christmas Gift Ideas for the Editor. We’ve been doing this little giving…

Nuke to Fusion Quick Transition Guide

Nuke to Fusion Quick Transition Guide

Blackmagic Design’s Fusion is a compelling offer at only $299 for the full Studio version. Its feature list checks all the boxes: 3D tracking, keying, rotoscoping, node-based…

Philips 32-inch 328P6AUBREB may be my next monitor

Philips 32-inch 328P6AUBREB may be my next monitor

Presented as perfect for graphic designers, CAD engineers, photographers, video editors and other professionals, the new monitor from Philips has an attractive price: $499. Can the Philips 32-inch 328P6AUBREB…

Hands on with DJI’s X7 Gimbal and the Inspire 2

Hands on with DJI’s X7 Gimbal and the Inspire 2

Earlier this year I spent a month in and around Utah filming drone coverage on a show for Discovery. On that project I had access to both the Inspire 1…

Product Review: Polaroid small portable LED production light panels

Product Review: Polaroid small portable LED production light panels

I’ve been testing these small portable LED light panels from Polaroid throughout the year in various types of productions and found that we rarely ever head out of…

Term of the week: Lunch Box

Term of the week: Lunch Box

Trust us: this is a real thing. And not what gaffers bring when there’s no craft services on set. Discover the meaning in this week’s term from moviola…

ART OF THE CUT with Lisa Bromwell, ACE on “House of Cards”

ART OF THE CUT with Lisa Bromwell, ACE on “House of Cards”

Lisa Bromwell, ACE has been working in feature film and TV editorial for more than 30 years. She moved into the editor’s chair in 1992 and has edited…

Ignite Express 2017 plug-ins: free FX for your NLE

Ignite Express 2017 plug-ins: free FX for your NLE

FX Home, makers of HitFilm Pro, earlier released Ignite Express 2017 plug-ins for Mac and PC, a free version of Ignite Pro for After Effects. Ignite Express 2017 contains…

Building a 4K video editing PC for 2018

Building a 4K video editing PC for 2018

With 2018 at the door, some of us will start to imagine what our new computer will look like, and if it will be off-the-shelf or built for…

Term of the week: Tungsten Balanced

Term of the week: Tungsten Balanced

Understanding this term is essential to working with lights and color balance. Discover the meaning in this week’s glossary term from moviola.com…

Classic Course: Repeat Edge Pixels

Classic Course: Repeat Edge Pixels

As we mentioned in our last post, we’re going to be publishing on PVC videos from our retired Lynda.com course Insight Into Effects that we think are still…

How Does VEGAS Pro 15 Compare to Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP X, Avid Media Composer and More?

How Does VEGAS Pro 15 Compare to Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP X, Avid Media Composer and More?

I have used VEGAS Pro for more than ten years, and a big part of the reason I use it as my “go-to” NLE above any other…

5 tips for shooting 360° video

5 tips for shooting 360° video

It may seem like creating a 360° video is equivalent to shooting a traditional film, just with a special camera that can see in all directions at once. But, in…

An Interview with Two-time Oscar Winner Neil Corbould

An Interview with Two-time Oscar Winner Neil Corbould

Two-time Oscar winner Neil Corbould got his first insight into the world of special effects after following his uncle onto the set of Superman: The Movie. He later worked…

Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Review: RØDE VXLR+ phantom power to plugin power converter

Since the dawn of microphones, there have been two greatly different types of signals: balanced and unbalanced. Since the dawn of powered electret condenser microphones, there have been two very…

An in-depth chat with editor Scott Hill about Lightworks

An in-depth chat with editor Scott Hill about Lightworks

Lightworks is a powerful NLE that has been around for many years and has edited at lot of major Hollywood features at the hands of some talented editors. Though there…

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