Video Editing

5 features I miss from Final Cut Pro 7 ?Classic?

I spent most of the last week of November working on a job in Final Cut Pro 7; or Final Cut Classic as we seem to call it these days. This was the first FCP7 job I had done in over a year (at least I think as they all run together after awhile). Cutting in FCP7 was at the client?s request and while I have tried to convince them to move to a more modern NLE this job was to be an FCP7 job. It went well and I made a note of five features that I miss when working in other NLEs.

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By Gary, December 4, 2014

Video Editing

From The Set To Post: Red Giant?s Shooter Suite 12.5 is a complete workflow solution

With Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer battling each other for the NLE system crown, one company that has benefited from this war is Red Giant. Founded in 2003, the San Francisco-based company creates plug-ins not only for NLEs, but also compositing software such as After Effects and The Foundry’s Nuke. Some of their programs, such as Magic Bullet Suite and Knoll Light Factory, have been used on a number of high-profile features like The Aviator, Grindhouse and Spy

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By Gary, November 19, 2014

Tech Support, Video Editing

Does It Work in OS X 10.10 Yosemite?

With the release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite on October 17th, the main question a lot of people are asking is ?If I upgrade, will my post production software still work?? In this post hopefully you?ll find some clear answers as well as a few tips on how to tweak Yosemite to get it just the way you like it.

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By Gary, October 21, 2014

Computer Hardware, Video Editing

A new 5K Retina screened iMac, upgraded Mac Mini and the launch of OS X Yosemite

We were not really interested in the new iPad Air or paying with a thumbprint, but Apple’s presentation brought a stunning new 5K screened iMac, an updated Mac mini and the release of the new OS Yosemite.

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By Gary, October 17, 2014

Computer Hardware, Video Editing

More Life for your Mac Pro

I work a lot with a local college?s film production technology program as an advisor, editing instructor and occasionally as an editor on some of their professional productions. It?s a unique program designed to teach hands-on, below-the-line filmmaking skills. The gear has to be current and competitive, because they frequently partner with outside producers to turn out actual (not student) products with a combination of professional and student crews. The department has five Mac Pros that are u

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By Gary, August 25, 2014
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Computer Hardware

Apple macs might be getting a massive change

RedShark by David Shapton Could Apple possibly ditch Intel as its processor chip supplier? What would that mean? And how could it happen? Ever since Apple started to make its own processor chips for iPhones and iPads there has been speculation that, eventually, these components would end up powering Macs. It’s a reasonable thing to Read More

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By admin, August 8, 2014
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Cool Gadgets, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing

GoPro Workflows for Editing Pros

Creative COW by Shane Ross GoPro Hero cameras are everywhere lately. It seems like there isn’t a production I am working on that doesn’t utilize this camera in some way. They are mounted in cars to either see the driver and passengers, or aimed at the road. They are mounted on back hoes as they Read More

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By admin, June 17, 2014
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Cool Gadgets

Top Seven Takeaways from Apple’s WWDC Keynote

Studio Daily by Bryant Frazer A New Programming Language, Third-Party iOS Keyboards, Image Annotation in Email, and More What’s been cooking in Cupertino? Today was the big keynote address at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), in which Apple CEO Tim Cook rolled out the company’s latest and greatest for an audience of software developers — Read More

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By admin, June 3, 2014
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Computer Hardware, Video Editing

The “New” Mac Pro. Design vs. Practicality.

By Walter Biscardi When I first saw the new Mac Pro announced it reminded me of one thing.  The Cube. The Cube was a “revolutionary machine,” putting a lot of power into a small, and very quiet space on your desktop.  It was a flop however because it just wasn’t very practical.  It was overpriced Read More

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By admin, April 15, 2014
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4K, UHD and 3D, Computer Hardware, Video Editing

Working with PremierePro CC & the New Mac Pro

DAV’s Tech Table by Dave Helmly In this video Dave Helmly gives you a quick tour of Apple’s New Mac Pro running Premiere Pro CC in various workflows including Multi Layer GPU Effects, 4K, Mixed 4K timeline, the power of Dual GPU Exporting vs CPU (software/CPU) , and finally GPU based Debayer for Red RAW Read More

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By admin, March 10, 2014

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