Video Editing

Frank's thoughts on HDV (High Definition Video)

May 31, 2005

HDV hardware support in the form of camcorders and decks comes from Canon, JVC (Japanese Victor Company), Sharp, and Sony, although as of the latest revision to this document, neither Canon nor Sharp had product to offer. In this author’s opinion, HDV is much more of a consumer-oriented format than a professional grade format, although Read More

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Inside Tech: Blu-ray & HD DVD

Sound&Vision Magazine Technology Preview By David Ranada How the two new formats squeeze big high-def pictures onto a DVD-size disc. No home-entertainment technology in years has been as eagerly anticipated as the upcoming Blu-ray and HD DVD high-definition disc systems. In fact, the last time we techie types were this excited about something new was Read More

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Videoguys Memorial Day Sale

May 27, 2005

Videoguys’ Memorial Day 2005 Specials… FREE UPS Ground Shipping on ALL Orders plus a $50 Coupon on These Select Items! Just Enter Code #MEM50 at Checkout Edius NX for HDV & Edius NX for HDV trade up Liquid Edition 6 software, LE6 Pro $999.95 & LE6 Pro Upgrade Aspect HD, Aspect HD Suite & AspectSuite Read More

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More thoughts on Avid's Aquisition of Pinnacle

May 26, 2005

The Avid-Pinnacle Puzzle Computer Graphics World by Jeff Sauer For someone who’s been following the digital video industry for a long time, Avid’s recent agreement to purchase Pinnacle Systems feels like a blockbuster. These are two of the biggest competitors in the business, and it’s video-editing’s equivalent to Daimler-Benz buying Chrysler or HP buying Compaq. Read More

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Tech Firms Owe Debt to 'Star Wars' Creator

May 25, 2005

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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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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Videoguys PC based Video Editing observations

May 24, 2005

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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FireStore FS-4 Review

May 23, 2005

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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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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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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