Camera and Accessories, Specials and Promotions, Video Editing

Tech Firms Owe Debt to 'Star Wars' Creator

By GREG SANDOVAL, AP Technology Writer Thanx George! Avid, Sonic Solutions, Pixar and more all have roots that go back a long time ago to a place far, far away……. SAN FRANCISCO – After filming the first “Star Wars” movie with special effects far from special, George Lucas spent millions to develop a complete digital Read More

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By Britt, May 25, 2005

Storage Solutions, Video Editing

Avid Launches New Version of Avid Xpress Pro Academic Software

Package now offers broader range of tools that deliver HD support, real-time multicam editing, DVD authoring, and dual-platform compatibility for $295 Tewksbury, MA – May 24, 2005 – Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID ) today introduced a new version of its Avid Xpress® Pro Academic software package – a group of powerful HD, SD, DV, Read More

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Specials and Promotions, Video Editing

Videoguys PC based Video Editing observations

I made this post on another forum in response to questions about which PC based NLE solution to get. I liked it so much I decided to post it here Laughing 1) With Premeire Pro the RTX100 was and is the best real-time accelerator around. Not only does it add real-time playback performance via both Read More

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By Britt, May 24, 2005

Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

FireStore FS-4 Review

DV Mag by Bruce A. Johnson Compact, with great battery integration. Huge, bright, readable LCD. Records directly into many NLE codecs. You might remember my review of the Focus Enhancements FireStore FS-3 (Reviews, Mar. ’04 DV). I loved it so much I was reduced to incoherent drooling-quite unusual for me, but it was for a Read More

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By Britt, May 23, 2005

Specials and Promotions

HVR-Z1 HDV Camcorder review

DV Mag by Adam Wilt Expands on HDR-FX1 with more picture adjustments, better user controls, more flexible audio inputs, and 60 Hz and 50 Hz recording and playback in SD and HD. It won’t obsolete cameras costing 10 times more, but at $5,946, it makes very nice HD (and SD) images, and is the standards-bearer Read More

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User Stories and Reviews

Videoguys NAB2005 report

This year’s NAB was a very exciting show. At last year’s show we got our first glimpse of HDV and the HD revolution. At this year’s show HDV was everywhere – including several new professional HD camcorders that sell for well under $10,000!! Before we get into the video editing and production highlights of the Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Shoot Review — StoryBoard Artist 4

Video Systems By Tom Patrick McAuliffe Would you like to make better videos? Want to pitch your visual story ideas in a professional way to the powers that be? You can boil it down to one word — preparation. Once you have a story with a good beginning, middle, and end, you have a script. Read More

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By Britt, May 20, 2005

Video Editing

How to Make a Smooth Transition from Premiere Pro 1.5 to Edius 3.x

By Frank Spangler You may be checking into Edius out of curiosity, your workplace or school may have purchased a Canopus system, you may be looking for more real time, you could be looking to work with HDV, or if your like me you’ve had a Storm card sitting idle for the last year and Read More

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By Britt, May 19, 2005

Video Editing

The ProHD Approach

VideoSystems By Steve Mullen Though not a format unto itself, JVC’s ProHD pushes HDV forward by capturing PCM audio and true 24p. At NAB 2005, JVC introduced its new HDV camcorder, the GY-HD100. This camcorder records to videotape in the HDV format, yet it is described as a ProHD product. ProHD is not a format Read More

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By Britt,

Video Editing

DeckLink HD Pro

DV Mag By Terence Curren This is the card for a single-workstation user who needs 10-bit 4:4:4 HD. Others may want a lower-cost member of the DeckLink line. At $1,995, DeckLink HD Pro is at the top of the product line. It offers the ability to work from SD all the way up to 12-bit Read More

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