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Pre-Production Audio For Post Production Sound

Make a Plan to Capture Great Sound

By Woody Woodhall | February 14, 2014

Pre-production is a busy time for a filmmaker.  Meeting and hiring cast and crew, securing locations, making budgets, contracts and deals, writing final script tweaks and a thousand other things will occupy all of the available time.  One of the main things that typically falls by the... Read More

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iPad video editing finally supports translucent logo overlays!

iPad video editing finally supports translucent logo overlays!

Now you can edit video on your iPad and include translucent logo overlays via alpha channel.

By Allan Tépper | February 14, 2014

Back in 2012, I wrote about many editors’ frustration about iPad video editing apps that (back then) unfortunately did not respect alpha channel in logos they imported, to allow for translucency. Most producer/editors I know who edit 1080p video capsules for the web demand this capability, especially for their lower thirds. For many, this issue has been the only reason they have continued to use a laptop to edit video. This has now changed. For those editors and organizations, this change represents a quantum leap! Details ahead!

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Media Composer - You Ask, I Answer! - Lesson 2

Need a quick scratch VO for the project you're working on? Not a problem with this handy tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 13, 2014

In this tutorial, exclusive to PVC, I'm going to answer a question about recording scratch VO's for your projects.  It's quick, simple, and will have you cutting your edits to time, in no time flat!

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Media Composer - You Ask, I Answer! - Lesson 1

Have you ever moved media from one drive to another, only to have it go offline? Let's "fix" that pesky problem!

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 11, 2014

In this tutorial, exclusive to PVC, I'm going to answer a question about AMA Re-linking to.  Once you see how easy it is to move your media around, and keep organized in MC, the next time you need to move media, you won't hesitate!

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Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors : Lesson 3

Let's Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors - In Lesson 3 - Media Management

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | February 11, 2014

If you've just made the switch from FCP7 to Media Composer 7, than the third lesson in this five part tutorial series will help you make the transition as smooth as possible!

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Performance Testing Final Cut Pro X on the new Mac Pro

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | February 11, 2014

So how fast is Final Cut Pro X on the new Mac Pro?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training continue their 4-part series exploring the ultimate 4K Final Cut Pro X editing system built around the Mac Pro.

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The Mac Pro and Thunderbolt 2

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | February 04, 2014

What's the difference between Thunderbolt 1 and Thunderbolt 2? And do you really need Thunderbolt 2 in order to work with 4K material?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training continue their 4-part series exploring the ultimate 4K... Read More

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Editing video with the EditShare Field2

While a single editor connected isn't EditShare's exact target market the Field2 performed very well

By Scott Simmons | February 03, 2014

A recent edit saw the opportunity to test out a type of media storage that I hadn’t used before: that unit was the EditShare Field 2 portable shared storage server. A hard drive isn’t just a hard drive as configurations, connections and speed are all determining factors when it comes to choosing storage. It’s also important how storage performs in the field as the file-based acquisition world we live in means drives are just as important on the set as they are in the edit suite. Enter the EditShare Field 2 as it went right from shoot to post.

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Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors : Lesson 2

Let's Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors - In Lesson 2 - Common Tasks

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | January 30, 2014

If you've just made the switch from FCP7 to Media Composer 7, than the second lesson in this five part tutorial series will help you make the transition as smooth as possible!

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The Ultimate Final Cut Pro X System

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | January 30, 2014

 

Are you thinking of upgrading your editing hardware? Considering the new Mac Pro?

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer from Ripple Training kick off a 4-part series exploring the ultimate 4K Final Cut Pro X editing system built around... Read More

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Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors : Lesson 1

Let's Get Started Fast with Avid for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors - In Lesson 1 - Sequences

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | January 29, 2014

If you've just made the switch from FCP7 to Media Composer 7, than this five part tutorial series will help you make the transition as smooth as possible!

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Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7: Lesson 5

Let's wrap up our look at how to Get Started Fast with Avid Media Composer 7 - In this lesson - Delivering Your Finished Project

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | January 29, 2014

If you've been thinking that Media Composer is a little to daunting to get started with, than the last part of this five part series will get you up and running lightning quick!

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Music To Edit By (In the Background, Not the Timeline)

Some Twitter suggestions to help build your playlist

By Scott Simmons | January 28, 2014

Do you like to listen to music while working post-production? I very often do depending on the task at hand. Certain parts of post-production lend themselves well to music: color grading, logging and marking b-roll, stringing out a paper edit just to name a few. I was doing some of that... Read More

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At the 2014 Editors Retreat, It’s All About You

At the 2014 Editors Retreat, It’s All About You

An interview with program designer and master of ceremonies Jeff Greenberg

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | January 28, 2014

The Editor’s Retreat 2014 is an exclusive summit for experienced editors. Taking place this February 26th through March 2nd in Savannah, GA, the event is reserved for a small, elite group of experienced editors selected through an application process.  Their goal is to help... Read More

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A Q and A about those hard drive docking stations we all use

Are they good? Bad? Dangerous? Will you lose data?

By Scott Simmons | January 24, 2014

If you work in post-production then chances are you have one (or more) hard drive docking stations and a slew of bare hard drives to insert into the dock. They are very affordable, come with many different connection options and are incredibly convenient. Back in August the Digital Cinema Cafe featured guest Topher Martini and they talked hard drives. There was a comment about drive docks that made me want to follow up with Topher. The result is a short Q and A about hard drive docking stations (and a lot of pics of those who are using them).

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Moving Media in Final Cut Pro 10.1

This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | January 21, 2014

What happens when you move a clip from one event to another?

In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training demonstrates exactly what happens and why.

The new unified library model in Final Cut Pro 10.1 really simplifies media... Read More

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Should Professional Editors care about FCPX (again)?

Sam Mestman thinks so: he's betting his company on it. I think he's right. Attend his demo 25 January and make up your own mind.

By Adam Wilt | January 15, 2014

Last October Kevin McAuliffe told us in two articles that Final Cut Pro X wasn't worth caring about: "FCPX is still not ready for professional use". He caught a lot of crap for saying so, but he was right... in a very constrained context (which, if you read his rants, he carefully... Read More

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Adobe at Sundance 2014

Celebrating emerging filmmakers and great cinema

By Eric Philpott | January 15, 2014

Adobe will be at the Sundance Film Festival again this year in support of emerging independent filmmakers and great new cinema.

Adobe will present a special filmmakers panel Friday, January 17th from 3-4:30pm MST at the New Frontiers Microcinema: Engaging Story, Brilliant Visuals,... Read More

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Working with Libraries in Final Cut Pro X

On This Week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | January 14, 2014

Welcome to our third MacBreak Studio on the brand new Final Cut Pro 10.1!

In this episode, Steve Martin from Ripple Training dives into the nitty-gritty of working with Libraries.

A few weeks ago we discussed the concept of the unified library model that was... Read More

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