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Avid Media Composer 5.5

Avid Media Composer 5.5

Avid has recently announced version 5.5, and the news is all exciting and good. Avid continues to evolve and support a more open format. They are allowing even more third-party support, which something in the past was impossible.  It seems Avid has done an about face...
BlackMagic Design Interview

BlackMagic Design Interview

This past week Gordon and I were invited to sit down with one of leading post production manufactures in the industry, Black Magic Design.  Together we discussed Black Magic Design’s approach to post production and their competitors, and here is their response. Black...
Have you ever had one of those days?

Have you ever had one of those days?

This previous week, I was busy working with my DP on a pilot. He was busy shooting on various flash based media from XDCAM Blu Rays, XDCAM EX SxS, and SD cards off the GoPro cams. However, before I even began the edit, I sat down with my DP to discuss workflows to...
2010 A Look Back

2010 A Look Back

Looking back at 2010, it was not only a year filled with many gigs, but also many events and most importantly, meeting wonderful people.  2010 has to be without a doubt one of the most outstanding years to have come in along time. I have had the opportunity to work...
48 Hour Film Project

48 Hour Film Project

This week’s blog is a little out of the ordinary. This past weekend I was involved in an exciting film festival know as the 48 Hour Film Project. The premise is basically given a genere, a prop, and a line of dialogue, that must all be used. Then you have 48 hours to...
Apple LED Cinema Display Review

Apple LED Cinema Display Review

Apple has stayed stagnate when it came to updating their Cinema Displays.The original cinema displays were available in 3 different sizes, a 20”, 23” and a 30” inch display. These displays were fantastic and set up in many edit suites throughout the industry. However,...
Telestream Pipeline

Telestream Pipeline

Many of you are now familiar with various break out boxes and network servers that handle all of your ingest needs from companies such as Matrox, Avid, and even Apple. Well I thought I would take some time this week to discuss a network storage solution from...
Hackintosh?

Hackintosh?

This previous week I was asked to cut a low budget documentary film. Despite being low budget, docs can prove to be very exciting as generally my cut is the final cut. Upon my initial arrival in the edit suite, I thought I would be cutting on a PC based Avid. My eyes...
Encoding with Adobe Media Encoder CS5

Encoding with Adobe Media Encoder CS5

Normally when I need to compress video for the web, I often use Apple’s Compressor. However, this time around I thought I might as well use the 64 bit native Media Encoder from CS5, seeing that I had to deliver in Flash The program is has a very easy and simple to use...
Panasonic AG-HPG20 Review

Panasonic AG-HPG20 Review

This weekend I was away on a shoot in Muskoka,  working with the usual crew expect for one new addition… The Panasonic AG-HPG20. This small device is capable of recording, and ingesting footage and yet is small enough to be brought into the field, approximately...