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Remember Adobe Premiere Express?

Remember Adobe Premiere Express?

A while back I seem to remember Adobe announcing Adobe Premiere Express, its Flash-based online video editor. I never played with it and really didn’t hear that…

Quicktip Day 01: Use that CAPS LOCK!

Quicktip Day 01: Use that CAPS LOCK!

Quicktip #1 (February 1, 2009) Use that CAPS LOCK! In Final Cut Pro, when working on an edit sequence with lots of graphic layers, it can take a few seconds…

Is Apple Working on Storyboarding Software?

Is Apple Working on Storyboarding Software?

It was on the same day that I got an email about the new version 6 of Storyboard Quick that I saw an article on Information Week entitled Apple Applies…

REDCine 3.1.8; Widescreen LCD; Wilt Sells Out

REDCine 3.1.8; Widescreen LCD; Wilt Sells Out

• REDCine 3.1.8 was released today; it exports QuickTimes with audio. To the right of the timeline there are now four buttons, one for each track the R1…

RED+FCP: Native REDcode Importing

RED+FCP: Native REDcode Importing

Last November, RED Digital Cinema Camera Company released an installer adding RED functionality to Apple Final Cut Studio 2: RED QuickTime Codec v3.7.0 (read-only REDCODE decoding for…

Please allow me to introduce myself

Please allow me to introduce myself …. Hi, I’m Scott Simmons. you may remember me from such such blog posts as A Case Against Color, Compressor hatred. Resolved…

Wiggle Transform Tips

Wiggle Transform Tips

A small but very useful feature slipped into After Effects CS4 was a new Wiggle Transform operator for Shape Layers. When used by itself, it allows the user to automatically…

Color Correction Tutorial #11

Color Correction Tutorial #11

After a brief hiatus, my color correction tutorials are back. This tutorial is about 8 minutes long and provides a glimpse into how to use the Color FX Room in…

Realistic Screen Compositing

Realistic Screen Compositing

The “Realistic Screen Compositing” tutorial shows a simple yet effective way of reintroducing an existing screen reflection back into a composite. This not only adds life to the…