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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...
Manfrotto 503HDV, 351MVB2K Tripod

Manfrotto 503HDV, 351MVB2K Tripod

The Canon 7D gets more and more use with each passing day. It’s being used on shoots from multi-cam set ups to use as a strong B and even A camera. Therefore the need for another support system had arisesed, especially due to the fact my Sachtler (which has been...
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...
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...
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Well I have been enamored with my Canon 7D. I have used a variety of lenses and been amazed at the quality of stills and HD video the camera is capable of.  I recently decided to pick up some prime lenses. I began with the Canon 50mm  f/1.8 for a mere 100 bucks, you...
3D Editing Part 2 : Stereo 3D Toolbox

3D Editing Part 2 : Stereo 3D Toolbox

Will all this talk of of 3D film making … I decided to dive a little deeper, with a brief look at Stereo 3D Toolbox for Final Cut Pro. Editing 3D footage using this plugin.  I take a look at how this plugin works and its ability.  The video review as been posted...
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...