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Scott Simmons was born in rural West Tennessee and didn’t really realize that movies and tv had to be made by actual people until he went to college. After getting degrees in both Television Production and Graphic Design he was in one of the early graduating classes at the Watkins Film School in Nashville, Tennessee. During that time at Watkins he discovered editing. While most of his classmates in film school wanted to be directors, Scott saw real career opportunities in post production and took a job as an assistant editor after completing film school. In 1999, Scott took the leap into freelancing and in 2007 accepted a position as an editor at Filmworkers – Nashville. In 2005 Scott created The Editblog a website dedicated to all things editing and post-production which is now housed here at PVC. Someday he hopes to edit on a beach with a touch screen device, a wireless hard drive and a Red Stripe.

The Adobe Premiere Pro April 2019 update – little and big things

The Adobe Premiere Pro April 2019 update – little and big things

For April 2019 Adobe has another NAB timed release of updates to the entire video-focused Creative Cloud apps. While Adobe Premiere Pro is always my focus as an editor…

Find N Replace – a very useful Adobe Premiere Pro extension for batch renaming of clips

Find N Replace – a very useful Adobe Premiere Pro extension for batch renaming of clips

Here’s a useful tool for Adobe Premiere Pro editors that is useful enough that it gets its own dedicated post instead of being part of our regular Useful…

Final Cut Pro X updated to 10.4.6 to deal with Legacy Media

Final Cut Pro X updated to 10.4.6 to deal with Legacy Media

You may remember in December of last year that Apple let it be known that future versions of Final Cut Pro X would not support “legacy media” that…

Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

Useful Tools for Editors – Here Comes the Sun Edition After the Oscars Edition

It doesn’t matter if you disliked Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Roma, Vice or Kevin Hart, there seemed to be something to dislike about this year’s Oscar…

Adobe and Avid need to support iXML metadata for audio channels in the timeline

Adobe and Avid need to support iXML metadata for audio channels in the timeline

This post is just a gentle public shaming for my friends over at Avid and Adobe. They are behind the engineering times when it comes to what is one of…

PostChat asks: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are?

PostChat asks: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are?

The long-time post-production Twitter account #PostChat asked this interesting question: The 3 things to know about the editing profession are:1__________2_________3_________#postchat — #PostChat (@postchat) January 16, 2019…

Review: The Loupedeck+ control surface and its Adobe Premiere Pro integration

Review: The Loupedeck+ control surface and its Adobe Premiere Pro integration

Loupedeck+ is an Indiegogo-funded, button-filled, knob-twisting, plastic-constructed, USB-connecting hardware console that was originally marketed as a photo editing console. It was developed with Adobe Lightroom…

Marker Keywords in DaVinci Resolve 15

Marker Keywords in DaVinci Resolve 15

Recently I posted an article called DaVinci Resolve is a few steps away from Range-based Keywording. It was an exploration of how a combination of small featured in Resolve…

Apple clarifies the “legacy media warning” with an update to their Knowledge Base article

Apple clarifies the “legacy media warning” with an update to their Knowledge Base article

The recent brouhaha surrounding the Legacy media codec warning in November’s Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4 release caused a lot of, shall we say … discussion, around the…

Adobe adds ProRes export support on Windows in the latest release

Adobe adds ProRes export support on Windows in the latest release

Today may very well be seen as a seminal moment in post-production as Adobe announced ProRes encode and export support on the Windows platform. Check your Creative Cloud app…