Video Editing

Consumer Video-Editing Heavyweights Go Toe-to-Toe

PC Mag By Jan Ozer There’s never been a better time to start turning those forgotten memories into enjoyable home movies. Most new PCs come with a DVD burner (or you can add one for $50), and the latest builds of two consumer-friendly video-editing heavyweights deliver more video-editing and DVD-authoring power than ever. The differences Read More

By Britt, October 25, 2005

Video Editing

Avid Xpress Pro Adds HDV Capability

DMN Product Review: by Charlie White Features ability to mix different resolutions on the same timeline Avid Xpress Pro’s long-awaited HDV capability is now available, and that same feature will be released for Media Composer Adrenaline later this month. When Avid designed its HDV implementation, its goal was flexibility, with the HDV workflow the same Read More

By Britt, October 22, 2005

Video Editing

Studio Monthly Website is here!!

Studio/monthly speaks directly to an independent or in-house video pro’s biggest concerns—how to get the most out of the tools you use every day. Our pages are full of reviews that cut right to the return on investment, tutorials that help you sharpen your craft, and tips and shortcuts from the people who designed your Read More

By Britt, October 21, 2005

User Stories and Reviews

Videoguys' Insider Interview: Sony HDV & Vegas Evangelist Douglas Spotted Eagle

Videoguy: Hey Spot, you and I go way back – thanx for taking the time for this article. When you and I first met you were working for Sonic Foundry (the original creators of Sound Forge, Acid and Vegas). A few months later I’m watching the Grammy’s on TV – and I see your name Read More

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By Britt, October 20, 2005

Tech Tips & Tricks, Video Editing

Avid Technology rolls out new Community User Forums.

The new forums bring new design, improved technology and will provide a better opportunity for users of Avid products to collaborate and communicate. In addition to enhanced technology and features, such as topic filtering, email notification and private messaging, each Forum is moderated with expert contributors, as well as Avid technical personnel. Moderators will answer Read More

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Storage Solutions, Video Editing

Tutorial: Designing Dynamic DVD Menus with the Adobe Video Collection

Award-winning videographer and Adobe certified trainer Luisa Winters presents a step-by-step tutorial on how to create customized motion menus in Encore DVD, maximizing the interchange capabilities of the Adobe Video Collection. When it comes to DVD authoring, one of the things that greatly differentiates a consumer-authored DVD and a professionally made one is presentation. Pretty Read More

By Britt, October 17, 2005

Video Editing

Battle of the Software NLEs, Part 3: Slow Motion and Image Stabilization

Event DV Our Battle of the Software NLEs series continues with a look at two key effects for pro video editors: slow motion and image stabilization. While slow motion is popularly used to enhance detail during action shots and add drama, image stabilization is more of a corrective, reducing shakiness on footage that couldn’t be Read More

By Britt, October 14, 2005

Video Editing

AFFORDABLE HD

Post Magazine By: Claudia Kienzle When it comes to making HD more affordable, the fledgling HDV format is rapidly gaining popularity for its impressive price/performance, and could eventually surpass the popularity of standard def DV. HDV camcorders from Sony and JVC are enabling even the most budget-conscious producers and independent filmmakers to shoot their projects Read More

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Storage Solutions

Review: Sonic DVDit Pro 6

Event DV by Jan Ozer Sonic Solutions DVDit Pro 6 has something to offer nearly every class of user. Those moving up from consumer tools will find the program easy to learn and more flexible and powerful than their current tools. And those who’ve worked with other prosumer-level products will find DVDit much easier to Read More

By Britt, October 12, 2005

Storage Solutions

Pioneer DVR-R100 named PC World Best Buys

Drives Get Faster, Pack More Features All seven new drives we tested made our chart. Pioneer’s DVR-R100 and LG’s external Super-Multi GSA-2166D earn Best Buys. Ultrahigh-capacity discs, such as those promised by the Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD formats, are enticing; but like any fresh technology, they’re going to be expensive when they first reach store Read More

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