Matrox MXO2 Review

Matrox MXO2 Review

There has been much debate on whether editors should or should not be cutting in the field. There really has not been a portable, inexpensive solution for I/O, except for the AJA IO HD. Now I really loved this device! However, it is quite costly and is limited to...

3D Editing Part One

3D has increasingly become a popular format, mainly due to the huge success of Avatar. Studios seems to be pushing this further by having films transferred into 3D even thought they were shot in 2D. Those results can be abysmal. The latest film to get a push from the...

Blackmagic HD Extreme

This week I was talking with a fellow editor Will Cyr about various capture cards for our NLE’s He then mentioned the Black Magic HD Card is something I should take a look at. As many of you know I am a huge fan of AJA products. My Kona 3 card make me extremely happy....
Film: Quiet Night

Film: Quiet Night

Well I had just got a new Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II for my Canon 7D.  I wanted to test out its abilities and limitations.  Therefore a night on the town was the only way.  The  film was shot handheld and the only support was my Spider Brace.  The quality of lens was...
Toronto Bymark Tweet Up Meet

Toronto Bymark Tweet Up Meet

Last night a well known producer Jennifer Connolly put togther a great meeting of Film and TV professionals. These people ranged from Producers to Editors to Cameramen, held at the Bymark in Toronto’s business district at Bay and Wellington. We all shared...
Philip Bloom Toronto Meet Up

Philip Bloom Toronto Meet Up

Several Weeks ago  filmmaker Philip Bloom came to Toronto.  Philip had a very busy schedule, and yet still made time to meet some of the friends and folks he talks he has met on Twitter.  I was able to attend & sit down and talk shop with him.  Philip gave me some...

Sony Vegas Initial Thoughts

Last week was a very strange week, I was buried in footage with not enough time to edit. However, I was able to take some time and finally sit down and try out Sony Vegas. I have received many emails to review this program. I have not done so, as it not being used...
2010 NAB: Avid MC5 Preview

2010 NAB: Avid MC5 Preview

2010 NAB is in full swing, and Avid comes out of the gate with the first major announcement; Media Composer 5.0. Avid has done a major overhaul to its program, including drag and drop timeline,  Apple Pro Res and Quicktime  support nativley, Matrox MX02 Mini support...

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