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Artificial Intelligence at NAB 2018: real world applications

Artificial Intelligence at NAB 2018: real world applications

From local news to sport production, from delivery to remote locations to indexing and storage, Artificial Intelligence seems to be everywhere. We picked some of the solutions on show at…

Resolve 15: Blackmagic integrates Fusion into Resolve

Resolve 15: Blackmagic integrates Fusion into Resolve

Blackmagic’s grading tool turned NLE is on track to become a complete finishing platform–rivaling Autodesk’s Smoke and Flame platforms–thanks to the incorporation of the Fusion compositor…

Random thoughts from the Blackmagic NAB 2018 press conference

Random thoughts from the Blackmagic NAB 2018 press conference

Like the AJA press conference here’s some random thoughts at Blackmagic’s press conference. Blackmagic’s Grant Petty kicks it off with lots of stuff about…

AJA press conference from NAB 2018

AJA press conference from NAB 2018

In the spirit of what Adam Wilt has been doing this NAB here’s random thoughts as I sit in on the AJA press conference. Aja has been in…

NAB: Quick notes from Sony

NAB: Quick notes from Sony

Sony’s Sunday press conference covered quite a few things. I’ll focus on just a few. New Cameras Sony’s Peter Crithary introduced two new 4K…

AE Project Diary: 5) Burning Embers

AE Project Diary: 5) Burning Embers

In this project diary we look at the process I went through to create an animation of burning embers in After Effects, using Trapcode Form.  Because the animation was a…

NAB: Do Androids Dream of Making Movies?

NAB: Do Androids Dream of Making Movies?

“Do Androids Dream of Making Movies” was part of the Future of Cinema conference track at NAB. Annie Chang, VP of Creative Technologies at Universal Pictures, led a conversation with…

Avid updates Media Composer, lays out the future at NAB Show 2018

Avid updates Media Composer, lays out the future at NAB Show 2018

I was teaching NAB Post|Production World classes on Saturday morning of NAB 2018 when Avid’s new CEO Jeff Rosica (which I plan to sit down with later…

Next wave of UHD technologies announced at NAB 2018

Next wave of UHD technologies announced at NAB 2018

The next evolution of UHD development is coming, and at NAB 2018 it is possible to experience phase B technologies first-hand, as  the Ultra HD Forum and UHD Alliance…

ART OF THE CUT with Ben Mercer on editing “Unknown Soldier” in FCP-X

ART OF THE CUT with Ben Mercer on editing “Unknown Soldier” in FCP-X

Benjamin Mercer has been a feature film editor for more than a decade, after transitioning from a successful high-profile TV commercial editing career. In addition to cutting TV series…