Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Review: SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 4

December 6, 2006

Studio Monthly by David English Until recently, SmartSound Sonicfire was king of the hill, mostly because it didn’t have any real competition. All that changed with the introduction of Sony’s Cinescore, which is aimed at essentially the same market. Both programs generate music tracks that can match the length and mood of your video. Overall Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Automated Soundtrack Creation: Make Your Own Kind of Music

November 6, 2006

Originally published in Camcorder & Computer Video magazine by Douglas Dixon with SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 4 and Sony Media Software Cinescore Do you need a music soundtrack to add emotional depth to your video productions? Even if you’re a musician who could compose, play, and record your own scores, that’s still a lot of work. Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Adobe Soundbooth is New Audio Tool for Video/Flash Pros

October 26, 2006

Studio Daily By Bryant Frazer Audition Becomes Standalone Application When Adobe bought the popular Cool Edit Pro audio-editing program and released it as Adobe Audition in 2003, it was a move meant to give video professionals a full-featured, easy-to-use environment for working on audio tracks. Three years later, noting that even Audition demands some audio Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Adobe Extends Video Software Offerings with Acquisition of Serious Magic

October 19, 2006

Future Adobe Products Set to Gain from Integration of Award-Winning Video Technologies SAN JOSE, Calif. — Oct. 19, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced it has acquired Serious Magic Inc.™, maker of video software and communications tools for creative professional, business, consumer, and education markets. With Serious Magic solutions such as DV Rack Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Adobe Audition Saves the Day

October 11, 2006

DMN Tuorial By Frank Moldstad Frequency Space Editing solves a nasty problem What do you get when you closely mic an acoustic guitar that needs some setup work, playing a piece with sliding chords? A chorus of squeaks and buzzes to accompany the guitar. That’s what I was faced with recently, and the prognosis was Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Serious Magic DV Rack 2.0 HD

October 10, 2006

A CREATIVE COW PRODUCT REVIEW by Tim Kolb DV Rack and later, HDV Rack have proven to be valuable pieces of software for Emmy® Award winner, Tim Kolb’s field production activities. Like many others, Tim is moving through the HD transition. Enter DV Rack 2.0. Tim determines that this version has some important improvements. I Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 4: A Smart Scoring Choice

October 5, 2006

Videography by by Oliver Peters If you want to have a piece of original music tailored to your video production and its unique pacing, the best option has always been to hire a composer to score your video. That choice is often prohibitively expensive, however, so many video professionals instead purchase individual music selections, called Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Focus Enhancements Announces Availability of 2.0 Firmware Upgrade Adding Native QuickTime HDV Support for FS-4Pro HD, FS-C, and DR-HD100 Portable HD DTE Recorders

October 4, 2006

New DTE Technology(R) File Format Allows HDV Camcorder Owners to Import Clips Directly Into Apple Final Cut Pro 5 Using Direct To Edit(R) Technology CAMPBELL, CA–(MARKET WIRE)–Oct 4, 2006 — Focus Enhancements, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCSE – News), a worldwide leader in video production and conversion technology, today announced the availability of version 2.0 software which adds Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Review: GTech G-RAID 500 and G-DRIVE-mini

September 26, 2006

Event DV by Marc Franklin In testing, both the G-RAID and G-DRIVE-mini proved real troopers. The 500GB G-RAID enclosure performed flawlessly using both FireWire 400 and 800 connections, and I highly recommend it. The G-DRIVE-mini worked perfectly on direct FireWire 800 connections from G-Tech’s optional FireWire 800 card in my HP Xeon Workstation. All in Read More

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Camera and Accessories, Video Editing

Review: Sony Media Software Cinescore

Studio Monthly by By David English Let the Music Play Music can greatly enhance a visual medium. Imagine The Godfather without its traditional Italian songs and emotionally gripping score from Nino Rota. Or The Lord of the Rings trilogy without Howard Shore’s sweeping musical compositions. Whether you’re creating big-budget Hollywood films or low-budget training videos, Read More

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