Video Editing

NewTek Speed Edit Review for CGFocus

January 31, 2007

CGFocus By: Timothy Albee The life of an Independent Filmmaker is not an easy one. You often end-up having to do so many things yourself, (often when you originally had someone else commit to doing that thing for you). As such, the Independent Filmmaker needs tools that are geared toward producing viable product with the Read More

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Video Editing

REVIEW OF ROXIO DVDit PRO HD Blu-Ray Video Authoring

January 29, 2007

Reviewed by Mark Shueard of ON2DVD®, Australian reseller of NLE systems & components. It seems like it was not that long ago, when this tech and video junkie plonked down $2200 dollars for a Pioneer A03 DVD burner bundled with SONIC’s Reel DVD authoring software. At the time it was cutting edge stuff. Now it’s Read More

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Video Editing

Shoot Review: Adobe DV Rack 2

January 26, 2007

DCP by S.D. Katz With version 2 of Adobe DV Rack come Stop-Motion Animation Recording, Time-Lapse Recording, Motion-Activated Recording, and Onion Skin Split modes—all useful additions to the already healthy feature set of the program. When I started this review, Adobe had not yet purchased Serious Magic. The acquisition makes sense: Serious Magic is that Read More

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Video Editing

Vegas Finatics

Most people have seen the 1975 film Jaws, probably more than once. It annually tops lists of the best films ever made, and many people call it their favorite movie. But for some people, it’s more than just a great movie, it’s more than just their favorite film, it’s a bit of an obsession. These Read More

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Video Editing

Videomakers 2006 Best Products of the Year

January 24, 2007

The best consumer video production products of 2006, selected by the editors of Videomaker. Best Products Award Criterion: E.Q.U.I.P. For a product to qualify for an award, it must have shipped in the 2006 calendar year, and it must have passed through Videomaker headquarters for examination by our editors. From there, we judged products based Read More

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Video Editing

Creating Lower Thirds with the Red 4 Library Browser Effect

Creative Cow by John Lafauce Jr. This tutorial by John Lafauce demonstrates how to apply and customize a new, pre-made lower third graphic from Boris’ extensive selection of Keyframe Library Effects. John Lafauce Jr. is a veteran visual effects artist and compositor who has worked on over thirty feature films for companies in Hollywood such Read More

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Video Editing

RAID! A high-speed, high-capacity storage primer

January 23, 2007

DV By Terence Keegan Where would the HD revolution be without affordable digital storage? No matter what flavor of HD you’re shooting, editing, massaging, or playing out to air, you need big hard drives to hold all that high-def footage. If you’re working with material that’s longer than a few minutes, a big hard drive Read More

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Video Editing

Stock20 Library Collection 001 Music Library

January 19, 2007

Videomaker by Brent Holland Getting in Tunes For a long time, music has been the only media resource that has either been too expensive to acquire or too poor in quality to consider. It used to be that you would have to spend thousands of dollars per year only to lease a music library that Read More

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Video Editing

Editing HDV: A Look at the NLE Solutions

January 18, 2007

DMN By Heath McKnight Though there were some issues editing HDV early on, it has become an easy process in all major and most consumer NLEs. Whether you choose to cut in native HDV, or using a DI (Digital Intermediate), editing this popular new video codec is easy, if you have the right tools. I’ll Read More

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Video Editing

Videoguys Top 10 Products of 2006

2006 was a transitional year for digital videographers. While we had several very new and exciting products, they were more evolutionary then revolutionary. In fact, my most revolutionary new product of the year isn’t even a video product. It’s the new Intel Core 2 Duo dual-core CPUs. With the introduction of these new CPUs, in Read More

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