New features were sparse for Media Composer 7 at NAB this year, but the announcements made do impact quite a few post workflows. Let's examine a handful of them.
In a nutshell: I shot a video to propose to her in 3D, edited the video in 3D, showed it to her in 3D, and filmed her reaction in 3D. Got that?
Head any good tech news lately? Smoke is changing. Everything. Smoke has had a long and illustrious career, but for many years was only available to those with deep pockets – and a willingness to use Linux. Several years ago Smoke for Mac (or as we call it, “SMac”) was released, and although it lacked […]
On Friday night, I had the opportunity to join the 9th annual Pre NAB editors lounge panel discussion as a last minute fill in. I found myself uncharacteristically less participatory, mainly due to the experience and stature of the others on the panel. The brain power on the panel could power a small town. During the mostly […]
Part of being a technologist is getting to work with cool products and solutions. However, for every shiny and blinking device I get my grubby hands on, there is a bevvy of baggage that accompanies it. Here are some tips for technology manufacturers to reduce the baggage.
We’ve got the purple kool-aid, and we’ve got the firehose: New. Avid. Releases. Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can share with you dear readers a comprehensive list of what is new and groovy inside the latest offering from Avid. Like what you see? Join me for a more in-depth webinar […]
This is Part 2 in a 3 part series on Choosing the Right Shared Storage Solution. You may want to check out Part 1: Bandwidth & Connections. Hard drives are a dime a dozen nowadays. At last check, I think Best Buy and Fry’s had them at the checkout counter next to the latest Star […]
Let’s all take a deep breath. Relaxed? On day 1, this isn’t a rant about how great or not so great FCP X is. I’m in a very unique position to be impartial. Gratefully and luckily, I work with virtually everything within the walls of Post. Thus, I’ve attacked the issue of FCP X and […]
Shared Storage – the least sexy of the post production technologies. Shared Storage is not the hot chick in class. She’s the quiet librarian with glasses that you end up falling for when the unreliable hot chick loses her sheen. She’s got everything you need: reliability and stability, and flashing lights. (Maybe the flashing lights […]
Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s go over some of the basics of PhraseFind. *Update April 12, 2011: Avid has given some feedback on the blog post, and I have posted their comments inline in bold.Thanks Avid! PhraseFind is a phonetic matching algorithm, developed by Nexidia. It’s been wildly successful, serving as the basis […]