Video Editing

Taming the HDV Beast

January 30, 2009

Editors Guild by Larry Jordan Final Cut Pro 6 and ProRes 422 to the Rescue High-definition video (HDV), the video format that was introduced in 2003 by JVC and Sony and records compressed HDTV video standard DV media, is a tricky beast. HDV video files are extremely small, but they present a set of challenges Read More

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Video Editing

Tech Tip: HD workflow in Vegas Pro 8

by Gary Rebholz In this article I want to continue to explore the workflow for different types of cameras and formats that we began last month with a discussion of the XDCAM EX™ line of cameras. While the EX format is a great option for a wide variety of shooting situations, it’s obviously not the Read More

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Video Editing

Test Drive: Nvidia Quadro CX and Adobe CS4, Part 2

January 28, 2009

DCP By Jan OzerThis month, we’re looking at how Nvidia’s Quadro CX technology (around $2,000 at Videoguys) can accelerate performance in Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4). In the first installment, we learned about why having a powerful graphics card wasn’t all that important to previous versions of the Adobe Create Suite, and how CS4’s embracing Read More

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Video Editing

Blu Rodeo

January 27, 2009

Sound & Vision by Al Griffin We wrangled a group of affordable new Profile 2.0 Blu-ray Disc players that deliver everything you expect from the format, along with some cool extra featuresHard to believe it, but it’s been over 2 years since we unboxed our first Blu-ray Disc player here at Sound & Vision. Despite Read More

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Video Editing

Videoguys NLE Video Storage FAQ

January 21, 2009

One of the most confusing things about digital video editing is the storage requirement. In this article the Videoguys Techs will help you better understand just what kind of storage you’ll need for your video productions. Mac or PC based video editors face the same storage challenges and questions, and we’ve got the straight forward Read More

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Video Editing

The Moving Picture: CS4 at 64

January 15, 2009

EventDV by Jan Ozer As you’ve undoubtedly heard, Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) Production Premium delivers some awesome productivity benefits, particularly the ability to send Premiere Pro sequences to both the Adobe Media Encoder (AME) and Adobe Encore for rendering or authoring while continuing to edit in Premiere Pro. Perhaps what you haven’t heard is Read More

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Video Editing

Video Card Review: NVIDIA Quadro CX Video Card

January 14, 2009

Videomaker by Charles Fulton Pedal to the Metal Editor’s note: Strictly speaking, NVIDIA Quadro CX refers only to the chipset on the video card. NVIDIA does not market video cards directly to end users. Rather, NVIDIA sells video chipsets to board manufacturers. The board that we tested was a sample provided to us directly by Read More

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Video Editing

Videomaker Annual Best Products of the Year

January 13, 2009

The best consumer video production products of 2008, selected by the editors of Videomaker. So another year has come and gone, and it has brought a number of products through our doors. Many were good. Some were, um, not as good. We’ve culled it down, argued about it and narrowed it down to these, the Read More

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Video Editing

DCP Vanguard Awards 2008

Our Vanguard Awards judges engaged in a passionate debate on the relative merits of almost all the major camcorders introduced in 2008. Many new camcorders, especially the Varicam models from Panasonic, embodied combinations of several appealing technologies introduced in the past couple years. The new Varicams offer a choice of several high-quality, efficient HD formats, Read More

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Video Editing

Text crawl with Vegas Pro

by Craig Anderton Text can add creative flourishes to projects, and the text generator in Vegas Pro 8 software has lots of useful features. So, let’s cover how to create a text crawl along the bottom of the screen, like what you see on news stations for breaking news and stock market tickers. CREATING THE Read More

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