The Desktop Video Revolution – Part 3

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The video production industry has radically changed over the past 20 years, a period of time that can be called “the desktop video revolution”.  As desktop computers evolved to become faster and cheaper, they gradually displaced the traditionally expensive “black boxes” that had governed video productions over the previous decades. This 3-part video presentation spans […]

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The Desktop Video Revolution – Part 2

The Desktop Video Revolution - Part 2 2

The video production industry has radically changed over the past 20 years, a period of time that can be called “the desktop video revolution”.  As desktop computers evolved to become faster and cheaper, they gradually displaced the traditionally expensive “black boxes” that had governed video productions over the previous decades. In Part 2, we jump […]

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The Desktop Video Revolution – Part 1

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The video production industry has radically changed over the past 20 years, a period of time that can be called “the desktop video revolution”.  As desktop computers evolved to become faster and cheaper, they gradually displaced the traditionally expensive “black boxes” that had governed video productions over the previous decades. This 3-part video presentation spans […]

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Video framerates and the Tower of Babel: a translation guide

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What does “24p” or “30p” mean when a manufacturer states it? How can we tell if —and when— they really mean 23.976p, 24.000p, 29.97p, or even the non-standard 30.000p? Unfortunately, each manufacturer has its own policy about this, which reminds me of the biblical story of the Tower of Babel: At the end of the […]

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Pinnacle Studio for iPad adds 25p + more improvements

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Pinnacle Studio for iPad (previously known as Avid Studio for iPad) has thankfully added missing framerates including 24 + 25, plus other improvements. In my articles in ProVideo Coalition magazine, I have covered the application since its birth from Avid, when it changed its name and owner, and when it became the first iOS video […]

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The VFX Business in 2014: an interview with Scott Ross, Part Two

At the close of last week, Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) announced it would be moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Vancouver. While inevitable to many visual effects industry observers who understand the role of subsidies in moving VFX work away from California and the U.S., this certainly marks watershed moment, as none of the […]

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Strategic Through-Edits

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When is an edit not an edit – and why should you care? Steve Martin from Ripple Training tackles this deep philosophical question on this week's MacBreak Studio. We are of course referring to a “through-edit”: something Steve defines as “an edit with continuous timecode”. Any time you blade a clip, you create a through-edit. […]

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