Storage Solutions

More From the Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD Front

PC World by Melissa J. Perenson, Our series on the battle between the next-gen optical formats continues with reports on the latest salvos–and what they mean to you. Content is king. This long-held observation has often been cited by those who believe content availability could tip the scales in a format war. The most recent Read More

By Britt, November 21, 2005

Storage Solutions, Video Editing

ADS Tech Pyro Studio FireWire Card/Capture Box/Vegas+DVD Bundle

Videomaker Test Bench by Charles Fulton The Big Bundle ADS Tech’s various capture devices have always provided easy ways to get video into your computer, usually with some excellent deals on bundled software as well. The Pyro Studio is no exception, including Sony Media Software’s Vegas+DVD Production Suite 6.0. If you were thinking of getting Read More

By Britt, November 18, 2005

Video Editing

Battle of the Software NLEs, Part 4: Slideshows, Rendering, and Conclusions

EventDV by Jan Ozer In the final segment of our four-part series comparing five leading software NLEs—Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Xpress Pro HD, Liquid Edition, and Vegas—we’ll wrap things up with a look at slideshow creation capabilities, and we’ll render our test projects and compare speed and quality. Finally, we’ll crunch the numbers and Read More

By Britt,

Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

SmartSound technology incorporated into Avid Liquid product line

The continued integration of SmartSound’s music scoring technology into leading nonlinear editing systems shows that it is considered an essential tool within the industry SmartSound Software, a leading provider of music and technology for visual content creators, has announced that Avid Technology has integrated technology from SmartSound into its new Avid Liquid product line. This Read More

By Britt, November 17, 2005

Storage Solutions

Review: PixelPops PopDrops DVD Menu Templates & Packaging, Vol. 1 & 2

EventDV By Doug Graham The PopDrops DVD menu templates are Photoshop PSD files that have been created for maximum design flexibility, and are fully compatible with Adobe products like Encore. While non-Adobe authoring programs may be able to import the PSD files, they may or may not be able to read or handle PopDrops’ PSD Read More

By Britt,

Video Editing

Test Bench: Sony Media Software Vegas 6 Video Editing Software

Videomaker by Morgan Paar Vegas 6 is a High Roller Vegas has had a serious cult following through its many incarnations, starting as a Sonic Foundry product back in 1999. When Sony bought Sonic Foundry in 2003 (when Vegas was in version 4), the fans shuddered at what might happen to their favorite editing software. Read More

By Britt,

Video Editing

SONY Sells More Than 1 Million DVD Handycams

In a press release issued today SONY announced it is the first company to sell more than a million disc-based camcorders. The popular DVD Handycams record directly to a DVD disc so you can quickly and easily share your videos with friends and family. Click here for the complete press release. If you’re one of Read More

By Britt, November 15, 2005

Storage Solutions, Video Editing

Avid Launches Avid Liquid – Great Deals on Liquid Edition 6

Just before NAB2005 Avid announced it was purchasing Pinnacle Systems. The deal took a little longer than expected to close, but this past August it all became official. Since that time there has been a ton of speculation over the future of Liquid Edition. Avid’s engineers have discovered what I (and thousands of other Liquid Read More

By Britt, November 14, 2005

Video Editing

Storage Stories

Postindustry By Oliver Peters Post Pros Consider Their Options Most people take storage for granted. Disk drives aren’t nearly as sexy as the newest NLE feature, but storage capacity and throughput are the lifeblood of any modern post facility that relies on computer workstations to service its clients. If your drives are full or fail, Read More

By Britt,

Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

FOCUS Enhancements Announces Availability of Industry's First High Definition DTE Recorders

New FireStore FS-4 HD and FS-4Pro HD DTE Recorders Optimize HD and DV Video Production for Field Videographers FOCUS Enhancements’ groundbreaking FireStore FS-4 HD line of Portable DTE recorders is the latest extension to its industry-leading FireStore family of DTE studio rackmount, shoulder mount, and SD handheld recorders. The FS-4 HD delivers HD and DV Read More

By Britt, November 11, 2005