Video Editing

Vegas Pro 8

January 31, 2008

Computer Shopper by Denny Atkin Vegas Pro 8 is a professional-level video-editing and DVD-creation package that emphasizes using a single, customizable program for the creation process. Real-time playback of your edits, nondestructive editing, and unlimited undo/redo make tweaking your videos a snap, while dockable windows and customizable keyboard commands let you personalize the interface for Read More

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Video Editing

Canon HV30 Camcorder Review

Camcorderinfo.com The Canon HV30 ($999 MSRP) is the replacement model for the much celebrated HV20, winner of our 2007 Camcorder of the Year award, along with three other awards. Canon has decided not to mess with a winning formula too much. The small list of upgrades includes a 30fps frame mode (in addition to 24p Read More

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Video Editing

Boris Continuum Complete AVX 5: Unleash Your Avid!

January 30, 2008

Creatvie Cow by Vivek Narayan Emmy Award-winning editor Vivek Narayan takes a closer look at the latest version of Boris Continuum Complete, a comprehensive set of filters and effects for leading NLEs as well as After Effects. Although it works largely the same in all hosts, Vivek digs deepest into BCC operating inside Avid. He Read More

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Video Editing

REVIEW: BLACKMAGIC DESIGN'S MULTIBRIDGE PRO

January 28, 2008

Post by Tor Rolf Johansen Here’s a great product from Blackmagic Design that literally has something for everyone. Multi-bridge Pro is an external PCI Express capture and playback solution that instantly switches between SD, HD and 2K, in 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 video quality. (Did I miss anybody? Nope.) Multibridge connects to your Mac or PC Read More

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Video Editing

Product Review: Apple Final Cut Express 4

DMN By Heath McKnight Apple’s Final Cut Express 4 (FCE 4) is a powerful non-linear editing software application (NLE) that is perfect for those working in consumer-based NLEs, such as iMovie, or those looking to start working on a more professional platform. To start off, I’ve never used FCE before; I’m what would be called Read More

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Video Editing

Editing Software Review: Sony Vegas 8 Video Editing Software

January 24, 2008

Videomaker by Brent Holland Vegas Baby! Sony’s newest version of its pro-line editing suite offers professional quality, in-depth controls and an intuitive design. Plus, it comes packed with a high-quality DVD authoring program, as well as an AC-3 surround-sound encoder. Sound too good to be true? Let’s open it up and find out. First Look Read More

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Video Editing

Edit Review: Boris Continuum Complete 5

DCP by Franklin McMahon Venerable effects package keeps up with the times. Boris’ package of compositing effects plug-ins has been around for years. Boris Continuum Complete 5 (BCC) comprises 180 filters, and it’s available for Adobe After Effects (AE), Avid NLEs, and Autodesk Combustion. A new edition specifically for Apple’s new FxPlug architecture means the Read More

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Video Editing

What's New, Pussycat?: Apple Leopard and Final Cut Express 4

January 17, 2008

Creative Planet By Oliver Peters  October brought the release of Apple’s long-waited Leopard operating system, formally known as Mac OS 10.5. Although most working editors are treading lightly–waiting for the right time to upgrade–Apple also sweetened the pot with the release of Final Cut Express 4, which is ready for Leopard. Professional editors working with Read More

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Video Editing

Limited Time $200 Mail-In Rebate Promotion on FS-4Pro HD

January 16, 2008

From December 15, 2007 through March 31, 2008, Focus is offering a $200 mail-in rebate on the Focus FS-4Pro HD 80GB and 100GB models. You simply need to purchase an 80GB or 100GB FS-4Pro HD from an authorized Focus reseller in the U.S./Canada by the end of March, mail in proper proofs of purchase, and Read More

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Video Editing

Software Review: Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks Video Filter Software

Videomaker by Mark Montgomery Cook Your Looks Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks is a great jump forward in ease of use and still delivers stunning new looks for your digital video. If you want to give your video a certain mood or motif or simply make it jump off the screen like never before, Magic Read More

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