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Imagineer Systems updates mocha 2

I’ve written about Imagineer System’s mocha product a time or two as it’s an incredibly powerful motion tracker and rotoscoping tool that I&#8217…

Avid’s web-based editing demo

Avid’s web-based editing demo

Yesterday I sat through Avid’s web-based editing demo. I wasn’t sure what to expect as the idea of editing video over the web sounds painful…

After Effects CS5

After Effects CS5

Adobe has officially launched Creative Suite 5, which includes major updates to virtually all of their applications. Adobe has seeded us with preliminary versions, and hired us to help create…

Adjustable Final Cut Pro Master Templates

Adjustable Final Cut Pro Master Templates

On this MacBreak Studio episode, I show Steve Martin a fantastic trick from fellow Motion Guru Patrick Sheffield’s new book How to Cheat in Motion that lets you…

Oscar winning animated short Logorama

Logorama from Marc Altshuler – Human Music on Vimeo. Yesterday the word went around Twitter that the 2010 Oscar winning animated short film Logorama was available on Vimeo. It&#8217…

Editor porn from the Winter Olympics

2010 Winter Olympics Recap – Avid / Pow! Pix from BoB Coon on Vimeo. Here’s a great piece of editor porn that popped up on Twitter from Alan Dennison…

Fun stuff for your edit suite

Fun stuff for your edit suite

If you have your own edit suite then you might already have the aeron chair or a Wacom graphics tablet or a fancy eCinemas display. But what you might not…

Now you can SEE in HD

I remember seeing this on late night tv, in a 30 minute infomercial. I thought … that would make a great blog post for those who haven’t seen…

The Editblog is a top 50 blog for Moviemakers according to MovieMaker

The Editblog is a top 50 blog for Moviemakers according to MovieMaker

I was happy to see that MovieMaker magazine has named the Editblog as one of the 50 Best Blog for MovieMakers! This was exciting for me as I’ve…

Local television commercials don’t all have to be bad

There was a post on Autoblog recently about a Cincinnati Ohio area Kia dealer’s commercial spot. It uses a special edition of Kia’s little sport utility…

Edit suite etiquette and sharing your space

Edit suite etiquette and sharing your space

If you’re a working editor out in the world, chances are you freelance or you are on staff at a post-production facility. No matter which of those…

Adobe and Avatar- How it Was Made Video

Adobe and Avatar- How it Was Made Video

I wasn’t really aware of Adobe’s involvement in Avatar until just today. If you hit up their main Creative Suite Page, you’ll see Avatar…

After Effects, ProRes, and Gamma Shifts

After Effects, ProRes, and Gamma Shifts

Adobe’s yeoman After Effects documentation guru Todd Kopriva maintains a highly useful blog over on Adobe.com. Today he just posted instructions on how to modify the After…

Controversial History Channel “WWII in HD” debate – THE TRUTH

Controversial History Channel “WWII in HD” debate – THE TRUTH

?The History Channel’s WW2 in HD series has created a firestorm of debate over archival methods. If you read the AMIA listserve, the Cinematographer’s Mailing List…

Apple’s new iFrame codec implementation

Apple’s new iFrame codec implementation

So recently Apple released specs on a new video format they are calling iFrame. What is it, and how will it affect you, the video professional? As all consumer codecs…