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Autodesk Announces the Launch of Flare and the Debut of New Versions of its Visual Effects Systems

NAB 2009: Autodesk to Show New Versions of Visual Effects Systems for Film and TV and to Launch Flare – Hot Addition to the Product Line-up Flame, Inferno and…

Keyboard Manifesto

Keyboard Manifesto

When it comes to increased productivity and better efficiency while editing, saving time every place an editor can will help increase that productivity and efficiency. And we all know saving…

Kicking the tires on Avid Media Access Part 2

Kicking the tires on Avid Media Access Part 2

As the second part to my “kicking the tires” test of the new Avid Media Access architecture I wanted to try and understand how AMA works as part…

Free Deshaker plugin for Virtualdub fixes shakes, CMOS wobble

Virtualdub is the free swiss-army-knife utility for Windows users that offers tons of features and plugins. One of the latest plugins for the app is Deshaker, an image…

FXScript: FCP’s Most Under-appreciated Feature

FXScript: FCP’s Most Under-appreciated Feature

So, these guys throw me a feature needing some digital janitorial work. I spend a few days in Motion and Shake, hand-tracking in fixes atop super-wide-angle, wildly…

Kicking the tires on Avid Media Access Part 1

Kicking the tires on Avid Media Access Part 1

When Avid announced Media Composer 3.5 and the new Avid Media Access architecture the first thing I wondered was how would this new way of importing and using media…

Fun clips for the end of a long agency edit day

Fun clips for the end of a long agency edit day

As we sat for a long while at the end of the edit day recently waiting for either an approval or changes to come down from on-high we killed…

The joy of Quantel’s RED workflow via Automatic Duck

The joy of Quantel’s RED workflow via Automatic Duck

It seems like only a year ago that doing post-production on the RED ONE camera was a confusing imbroglio of what to do and what tools to use to…

The History of SmoothCam

As they say, it's not the destination that's important, it's the journey, and that can be said about a lot of things. We as…

Avid Media Composer 3.5 update is INTEL ONLY

Avid Media Composer 3.5 update is INTEL ONLY

If you haven’t heard, on Monday Avid announced and released an update to Media Composer (as well as Symphony and News Cutter), version 3.5. It has added…

My War Against DI

My War Against DI

Well, I guess I should rephrase that to my war against the blatant misuse of the term “DI”. As overused acronyms go, this is a chart topper in…

Chat with the editor of Slumdog Millionaire

Chat with the editor of Slumdog Millionaire

It’s no secret that Avid editing systems and Avid technology had a hand in a lot of this years Oscar nominated films. To celebrate, Avid is giving people…

3 Ways to Get RED Footage into Final Cut Pro

3 Ways to Get RED Footage into Final Cut Pro

The RED camera and its proprietary .R3D, file-based workflow has been a subject of much discussion, speculation and frustration for many in the post-production industry since it began…

My Auxiliary Timecode tutorial is online

My Auxiliary Timecode tutorial is online

What if you could take any master clip or subclip in your editing project and assign it a brand new timecode that you could specify and use it for syncing…