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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…

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…