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With NAB 2015 almost upon us, we can begin to brace ourselves for the barrage of technical gobbledegook through the firehose. Many demos will bore us, but if done right, these demos can capture our imaginations and create a customer.

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Hello gang:

Need your tech fix? I’ve got just the thing – a new web series. It’s called “5 THINGS”, and it’s is an independent web series dedicated to answering the 5 burning tech questions about technologies and workflows in the media creation space.  Tech stuff I dig, and how it’s used. Concepts, workflows and products.

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Editor's Lounge Pre-NAB 2012 Panel

This more of a tech note than dissertation.

JVC, Hyundai, Sony, Panasonic, and the like – are all coming out with 3D monitors.  And they’re all flat.  And they’re all shiny and sleek.  Other subjective features aside, many of the ones you’ve been eyeballing don’t quite cut the mustard when used in the edit bay.  Here’s why.

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Avid creates a document for us tech folk, commonly known as the Avid Cheat Sheet.  It’s a “living” document with install / tech gotchas, links, and tech goodness for the new version of Media Composer.   It is absolutely essential for building, optimizing, and configuring an efficient (and sometimes even functional) Avid system.  Here is latest version for 4.0.4.

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Current harddrives and storage solutions are available containing terrabytes of space. While the computer itself can support that much space, after 250+GB of storage has been taken up with media, the Avid begins to lose its way when dealing with Media DataBases.

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