Video Editing

New AJA KONA version 6.5 software supports new Apple ProRes formats

July 29, 2009

Grass Valley, CA (July 29, 2009)—AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, has released a new software version for its popular KONA line of video playback and capture cards: KONA LSe, LHe, LHi and the top-of-the-line KONA 3. The KONA family is AJA’s line of 10-bit uncompressed capture and Read More

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By Britt,

Video Editing

Attention Final Cut Editors: It's Time to Upgrade… Read this first!

Attention Final Cut Editors! Now is the time to upgrade your edit suite. Last week Apple stunned the industry with their release of Apple Final Cut Studio 3 including Final Cut Pro 7.  Even more amazing is the new pricing from Apple that is definitely going to blow you away. The full Final Cut Studio Read More

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Video Editing

Final Cut Pro 7 and the rest of Final Cut Studio 3 unleashed: New features (part 1)

MacVideo A look at the latest offering for Apple’s professional post-production software It only happens every 2 years or so that Apple releases a major upgrade to its professional suite of post-production software. Now Final Cut Studio 3 is unveiled, and at the core is Final Cut Pro 7. New Features to Final Cut Pro Read More

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Video Editing

Top Reasons to Buy Grass Valley's HDSTORM or HDSPARK Bundle with Edius 5 Software

The Videoguys are very excited to be carrying the full line of Grass Valley EDIUS editing solutions. We have always been big fans of the original Canopus hardware technology and now, under the Grass Valley umbrella, they have taken the industry by storm (pun intended) with their integrated hardware NLE solutions. No other company delivers Read More

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Video Editing

Editing HDV (HD) Video With Sony Platinum 9 And Sony Vegas Pro Software

By DAVID RUETHER I hope this brief guide will help those who  feel “lost” as they begin video editing. While the basic concepts for the operations may seem simple to those familiar with editing, they can be daunting for beginners – and there are few sources for information that can get a complete beginner started Read More

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Video Editing

The 64-Bit Question

July 28, 2009

Studio Monthly by Giles Baker Does more compute power matter to your bottom line?64-bit computing is a hot topic in the video production industry—and a lot of people are talking about the benefits of a complete 64-bit system. You may think that moving to 64-bit is expensive, but not necessarily. It’s actually possible to take Read More

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Video Editing

FS-5 the hard & fast facts

Focus Magazine (UK) by Jim Planks I first set eyes upon the Focus Enhancement FS-5 Digital Hard Disk recorder at the IOV AGM. It did look very different to the previous versions and it supposedly does a lot more. Eventually I received the machine from the UK distributors, Holdan Ltd, together with a USB Wireless Read More

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Video Editing

Apple Pro Res White Paper

Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) were introduced with the release of Final Cut Studio 2 in April 2007. These video codecs made it both possible and affordable to edit full-frame, 10-bit, 4:2:2 high definition (HD) video sources with multistream, real-time performance in Final Cut Pro, while offering file sizes at or below Read More

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Video Editing

Final Cut Studio 3 First Look: Apple Ignores DVD Studio Pro Again, but Debuts (Modest) Blu-ray Support, New HD Codecs

eMedia by Jan Ozer By now you’ve heard that there’s a new version of Final Cut Studio shipping from Apple, aptly called “the New Final Cut Studio.” What’s new? Well, it starts with a new price of $999, $300 less than Final Cut Studio 2. You can upgrade to the new suite from any previous Read More

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Video Editing

ROI Review: The New Final Cut Studio

July 27, 2009

StudioMonthly by David Leathers Three new ProRes codecs, background rendering, one-light grading and AVC-Intra and RED support make this suite well worth the price of admission I was lucky to have a few days access to a demo system earlier this week, so I’m basing my review on the time I spent checking out the Read More

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