post production

Day 17 #28daysofquicktips – Mute a Video Clip in Avid Media Composer 8

Day 17 #28daysofquicktips – Mute a Video Clip in Avid Media Composer 8

This Quicktip is a version specific Quicktip and our first for Avid Media Composer. It’s a small change but a big thing for editors that was added in the…

48 reasons why GarageBand is kryptonite for video production

48 reasons why GarageBand is kryptonite for video production

The market is full of capable digital audio editing applications. I am familiar with many of them and have covered several. Many are capable of recording —and all are capable…

Managing Sound Effects in Final Cut Pro X

Managing Sound Effects in Final Cut Pro X

How do you preview sound effects in Final Cut Pro X? If you’ve been using the Sound and Effects Browser, Steve Martin from Ripple Training has a great…

Davinci Resolve: Roundtripping with Final Cut Pro X

Davinci Resolve: Roundtripping with Final Cut Pro X

In this Under 5 episode, Alexis Van Hurkman from Ripple Training shows you how to export a project out of Final Cut Pro X as an XML, import it into…

Calling Mr. Blue Sky

Calling Mr. Blue Sky

In this Under 5 episode, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates how to boost the color in the sky using Final Cut Pro X’s Color Mask and Color…

Blackmagic Design Announce New Intensity Pro 4K Capture Card

Blackmagic Design Announce New Intensity Pro 4K Capture Card

The Intensity Pro 4K is a new super fast PCIe card that allows you to capture and playback SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI…

Accelerated File Uploads for Production & Post

Accelerated File Uploads for Production & Post

As production and post workflows become increasingly distributed, the ability to send large source files quickly and reliably is becoming more important. Unfortunately, upload speeds can be a huge bottleneck…

Day 14 #28daysofquicktips – The Find in Timeline command in Adobe Premiere Pro

Day 14 #28daysofquicktips – The Find in Timeline command in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Pro CC  recently added a very handy option to the Find command. That option is Find In Timeline and it will let you quickly and easily search…

Day 10 #28daysofquicktips – Create an Audio-only Multicam Clip in Premiere Pro

Day 10 #28daysofquicktips – Create an Audio-only Multicam Clip in Premiere Pro

For some reason Adobe Premiere Pro CC doesn’t seem to let you create a Multi-camera sequence from a batch of audio only clips. That can be handy if…

Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X

Dynamic Trimming in Final Cut Pro X

What is dynamic trimming, anyway? There has been a lot of discussion on this topic lately, and today Steve Martin from Ripple Training jumps in with his take on what…

Have I Finally Perfected My Backup Strategy?

Have I Finally Perfected My Backup Strategy?

Like many people, I’ve struggled over the years to find the perfect backup solution for all of my digital content.  As file sizes creep ever upwards, it’s…

I am a Bird

I am a Bird

This weekend my friend Gary Yost took out his new DJI Inspire 1 for some test flights. The footage is so pretty I thought it was worth sharing. Though overall…

Growing pains – the desktop video identity crisis

Growing pains – the desktop video identity crisis

Some of the most confusing aspects of a job have nothing to do with hardware problems or software upgrades.  Everyone using After Effects knows that Video Copilot produce great…

Blackmagic Studio Camera Review

Without a doubt, the Blackmagic Studio Camera is a niche camera with a dominating monitor and Super 16mm sized sensor. This camera is designed for the world of multicam operations…

Money

Money

Imagine this: It’s the Producer’s Invitational Pancake Breakfast. Large hotel ballroom: happy grips, electricians and DPs are pouring batter and flipping pancakes for their guests. Directors…