Steve Hullfish has been producing and editing award-winning television since the mid-1980s. He has written six books, and edited four theatrical feature films (including two Number One New Movies in the US). He has lectured at NAB, DVExpo and the Master Editor seminars. He has edited on Avid since 1992 and was named to Avid’s first group of Master Editors. His client list includes: Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, NBC, PBS, Turner Networks, The Oprah Winfrey Show, “Investigative Reports” and “Cold Cases” with Bill Kurtis for A&E, Jim Henson Home Entertainment, Major League Soccer, The Chicago Cubs, Wilson Sporting Goods and Exxon/Mobil.

NVIDIA K5000 – Next step in GPU power and tech

NVIDIA K5000 – Next step in GPU power and tech

Before I received the NVIDIA K5000, I read about it and was excited that it had H.264 encoding capability on the board. I tend to do a lot of…

The Color Grading Environment and Ideal Lume Bias Lights

The Color Grading Environment and Ideal Lume Bias Lights

In my first book on color correction, “Color Correction for Video – 2nd Edition” there’s a great story about an early color grading pioneer. When they…

Psychology of Color

Psychology of Color

So, I've spent a lot of the last decade thinking, writing, talking and speaking about color. One of the things that I thought would be more clear in…

Making the Switch: FCP7 to Avid MC6: Part 3

Making the Switch: FCP7 to Avid MC6: Part 3

In Part 1 we covered the JKL keys, IO keys and zooming in the timeline. In the previous installment, we covered Insert, Overwrite, Replace and the Pen Tool. In this…

Part 2 of Making the Switch from FCP to Avid MC

Part 2 of Making the Switch from FCP to Avid MC

In Part 1 we covered the JKL keys for playing footage and the IO keys with various modifiers to mark and clear in and out points. We also covered zooming…

Making the Switch from FCP7 to Avid MC6

Making the Switch from FCP7 to Avid MC6

With so many people looking for an NLE to replace FCP7, it’s natural that people are turning to Avid. I’ve moved between editing systems often, and…

Color Correction Practice Game

Color Correction Practice Game

I found a very cool little site that tests your ability to match a specific color based on hue, saturation and brightness. At first, I thought it was just kind…

“Courageous” Part Two: on-line

“Courageous” Part Two: on-line

The first part of this article dealt with the capture, transcode, preparation and off-line edit of the feature film, “Courageous,” for which I was one of three…

The Editing of “Courageous” Part One

The Editing of “Courageous” Part One

Last October, I had the rare opportunity to edit a feature film called “Courageous,” which is in theaters now. “Courageous” was the number one new movie…

FCP X Mission Control Parody

FCP X Mission Control Parody

When astronauts had a problem out in space, you heard the familiar “Houston, we have a problem” radio call. With FCP X, the problem is in Cupertino. What…