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Avid Hidden Gems #2

Avid Hidden Gems #2

This is a weekly series of tips culled from years of experience and hours of actually reading the manual – so you don’t have to. This week&#8217…

Color Primary video tutorial

Color Primary video tutorial

This is the first of 24 weekly color correction video tutorials from the revised edition (due in December) of “Color Correction for Video” which was the first color…

Aperture 2.1.1 Won’t Preview Raw Photos

I use Apple’s Aperture to import, organize, and do simple processing on digital pix. I just updated to 2.1.1, and now the image import window won…

Remove the Jitters

Remove the Jitters

Remove unwanted camera movements from your shots using technology inherited from Apples’ Shake…

Match Frame Speed Changes

Match Frame Speed Changes

Have you ever wanted to change the speed of a clip and have it not effect the clip and sequence durations? In this short lesson, Steve will show you how…

IRIDAS to Showcase DualStream and Real-Time RAW 2.0

IRIDAS will demonstrate the latest in playback color correction technologies, including RealTime RAW 2.0 and DualStream at this year’s SIGGRAPH exhibition. All current FrameCycler and SpeedGrade products…

I Can’t Even Open My FCP Project File” (Or Other Flaky Activities)

I Can’t Even Open My FCP Project File” (Or Other Flaky Activities)

1. Look in the Autosave Vault. Before panicking, simply try going back a few versions. Do a search for Autosave in the Finder. Look in the folders for a backup…

Video Compression Workshop – Helpful Advice

Need to get your video delivered to your audience? Then there’s probably going to be some compression involved. Don’t let hardware or software get in your…

Video Compression Workshop – 10 Steps to Better Compression

1.) De-interlace your video: Most video files are interlaced, which means that half of one image is blended with half of the next. On a Television this produces smoother…

Video Compression Workshop – An Introduction

Successfully getting a video file delivered to your audience usually means it will be compressed (heck it’s often compressed just so we can work with it in the…

Color Workflows With Different Video Formats

Color Workflows With Different Video Formats

One of the most confusing issues that comes up frequently with new users of Color is how to get in and out of Color with different types of video formats…

Software Scope Shootout

So I’m finally continuing my earlier article on software versus hardware scopes, with a shootout of the top software scope sets. The scopes I’m using for…

To Join or not to Join? That is the Union Question.

It’s the ultimate “Catch-22” in our industry. “I need to be a member of a union to get this editor gig, but I need…

In LA? Hire this editor!

I’m decompressing from “Maelstrom” and catching up on email that accumulated during the shoot, and I notice that Los Angeles-based editor Sharon Franklin is looking…

Dock Options for Mac, Windows, and iPhone

Dock Options for Mac, Windows, and iPhone

Looking to get organized? If your Desktop is as bad as mine, you need all the help you can get. Here are three Dock options for Mac and Windows users…

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