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Macbook Pro i7 vs i5

Macbook Pro i7 vs i5

Recently Apple released Macbook Pro’s with a new chipset, the i7 and the i5. I recently purchased a 17” inch i7 Macbook Pro, and immediately was amazed at how much faster this i7 renders in comparison to my old Intel Core Duo 2.16Ghz. Dare I say it felt nearly twice...
Pro Fusion Expo for Editors

Pro Fusion Expo for Editors

This past weekend was the Pro Fusion Expo.  The Expo is designed to help make bring together a community of filmmakers from the novice to the expert.  Now before you start wondering what does this have to do with editing? Well the simple answer is editing gear. I know...
C.C.E. Workshops

C.C.E. Workshops

The Canadian Cinema Editors (C.C.E.) recently had  a series of workshops developed in association with The Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. The C.C.E presented 5 approved weekend workshops. There is a great  line up of instructors to teach...
Philip Bloom Toronto “ish” Meet

Philip Bloom Toronto “ish” Meet

Pro Fusion Expo is upon us this week, with has special guest speakers, and workshops. One of the guest is none other than film guru and DSLR film making pioneer Philip Bloom. Before Philip’s arrival, he had asked me to put together a meet up of local film...
Premiere Pro CS5

Premiere Pro CS5

Adobe CS5 has arrived in all of its glory arriving with a new update to Premiere Pro. Although not as widely used as either Avid or Final Cut Pro, Premier Pro CS5 still continues to evolve and gain further ground on the two juggernauts.  This latest version of...
2010 Ferrari Meet

2010 Ferrari Meet

A few weeks ago, I was in Washington D.C.  shooting for various clients.  While there I had an opportunity to meet up with some prestigious memebers of Ferrari Club.  While there, I got some excellent footage of classic Ferrari’s aswell as new ones.  I also had...

After Effects CS5

Adobe recently released the much-anticipated update CS5, with jammed packed full of new features and workflow upgrades. After Effects CS5 (AE) is Adobe’s most powerful motion graphic software to date. This new version come with some outstanding features such as 64 bit...

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....