Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Released

DaVinci Resolve 12.5

Time over time Blackmagic has marched forward with improving DaVinci Resolve. Make no mistake, they want to turn their wonderful color correction program into your favorite non-linear editor. Can you blame them? To me, this makes perfect sense from a company who wants to continue making waves in the stale standard operating procedure of the […]

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An Avid DS for free: Fusion Connect turns your Avid into a finishing powerhouse.

An Avid DS for free: Fusion Connect turns your Avid into a finishing powerhouse. 1

Blackmagic just announced a free live link from Avid Media Composer to Fusion free or Fusion Studio, their high-end compositing platform. What does that mean to you? Read on… Avid DS was a finishing system complete with node-based compositing that was unceremoniously dumped around 2013. No one can blame Avid for discontinuing it–finishing is a […]

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Choosing a video production drive

Choosing a video production drive 2

Back in the 20th century drive choice was a little simpler: hard or floppy. These days when it comes to hard drives, things aren’t so easy to figure out. You have choices between spinning platter and SSD, 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm, burst and sustain transfer rates, not to mention JBODs and RAIDs with their […]

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Redshift and the Law of Moore

Redshift and the Law of Moore 3

The way you’ve been thinking about building and upgrading your digital video workstation is about to change radically. At least it may by the time you’ve finished reading this article. If you’ve been in the film and video industries for a while you may have noticed something strange happened around 2010-2011: your workstation stopped creaking. […]

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Selective Audio Filtering in Final Cut Pro X

Selective Audio Filtering in Final Cut Pro X 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJOUy7ZBTPs&feature=youtu.be This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how he prefers to apply audio filters to a specific range of a clip. It’s a common editorial task to sweeten or repair just a section of audio: perhaps adding some EQ or some compression, or a noise gate filter. And you […]

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Philips: new monitor uses USB Type C

USB Type C

Scheduled for release this June, the 258B6QUEB QHD display is the first with USB Type C connectivity that MMD, the technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, is bringing to market. The USB Type C connector is, apparently, the solution to multiple connection problems we’ve had with different types of connections… and USBs. […]

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