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Is Cloud Based Editing In Your Future?

Avid showed it last year at NAB. Is Apple about to open a new data center just in time for FCP X?

By Terence Curren | May 05, 2011

Is the cloud the future of editing: with a facility cloud or a remote cloud? How will the tape shortage change delivery into the cloud? How does cloud editing work? Will the cloud be suitable for archive? Will the cloud lead to outsourcing?Check out the latest Terence & Philip Show by clicking below to join the conversation on the future of editing. Read More


Blackmagic Design at NAB 2011 Part 2

Have A Look At Hyperdeck

By Bruce A Johnson | May 04, 2011

Blackmagicdesign Hyperdeck Products from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

The extended death of tape continues. Blackmagic Designs gives us a look at the Hyperdeck line. Again, the audio is pretty rough, but the info is good enough to share. Read More


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Blackmagic Design at NAB2011 Part 1

A quick look at Davinci Resolve 8

By Bruce A Johnson | May 04, 2011

Blackmagicdesign from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

Here's a quick look at Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 8, including discussion of its new XML capabilities to ease the workflow with Final Cut Pro. A combination of a loud room and a hoarse throat doesn't help the audio, but the info is good enough to share anyway. Enjoy! Read More


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New version of the Canon FCP Log & Transfer plug-in

Biggest change seems to be addressing folders structure issues

By Scott Simmons | April 26, 2011

There's a new version of the Canon EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro Log and Transfer plug-in that came online 4-05-2011. This is a maintenance update but it appears to address a few features in regards to the rigid folder structure that the plug-in has required (though it seems to have broken importing for a bunch of my 7D backups). Plus it's free. Read More


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NAB 2011 - FilmLight

The film scanner / color management / grading system company's NAB offerings.

By Adam Wilt | April 24, 2011

FilmLight's Blackboard 2 softkey control surface.

UK company FilmLight is packaging their high-end color-grading system Baselight as an "under US$1000" plugin for Final Cut Pro. They've also announced the new Blackboard 2 soft-key control surface, and they're now the non-US distributor for Visionary Archive. Read More


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AJA KiPro Mini review + commentary

By Allan Tépper | April 21, 2011

Like a miniature version of the original KiPro from AJA (which I reviewed in October 2009), the KiPro Mini performs many of the same functions (although not all of them) in a fraction of the space -and at a fraction of the cost- and is designed to dock onto the back of many professional camcorders, while it makes a higher quality recording than that is possible internally with most of them. With a flood of other 4:2:2 dockable recorders reaching the market (and one that existed previously which recorded MPEG2 8-bit), this article will attempt to point out the KiPro Mini's unique virtues, so you'll have a better idea why it may -or may not- be the best one for you. Read More


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Adobe CS 5.5 Video Walk Through

Karl Soule provides a great overview of what's new in 5.5

By Scott Gentry | April 20, 2011

Adobe CS 5.5 Walk Through from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

As Karl completed giving a presentation to a large audience at NAB, I asked him if he'd provide a similar walk through for PVC online. It's a long video (15 minutes) but very worth watching in my opinion. Read More


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Autodesk Booth at NAB

A brief introduction to what's happening with Autodesk.

By Scott Gentry | April 19, 2011

Autodesk from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

Maurice Patel provides a brief stand up of NAB booth happenings. Read More


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Adobe Premiere Pro On ThunderBolt by Dave Helmly

Blazing fast speeds with Premiere Pro and Thunderbolt!

By Scott Gentry | April 18, 2011

Adobe CS 5.5 and Thunderbolt Tech from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

(updated with extensive Comments at the end from Dave Helmly of Adobe on 4k, multicam, and hardware - it's a second article in itself)We're all waiting for Thunderbolt peripherals, but Adobe's booth had some to play with, and was able to demonstrate the speed at which Premiere Pro can really fly. This is cool. Watching the demo, really made me want to edit these videos this way. Read More


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Here we are nearly a week after the Final Cut Pro X sneak preview

I'm more excited about trying FCP X now than I was then but it's still very iMovie-looking.

By Scott Simmons | April 18, 2011

The most interesting tid-bit to come out of the whole Final Cut Pro X preview at Tuesday night's SuperMeet came not during the hour long on-stage demo but rather it was during the time after as I walked around the SuperMeet expo and talked to a number of developers and fellow editors to get their reaction to FCP X. The reaction was mostly cautiously optimistic. I also happened into a conversation with someone who works for Apple and had been (or maybe still is) on the FCP team. And then when I got home I dug back into iMovie and darn if they really don't look a lot alike. Read More


PVC NAB 2011: Topaz Labs

A Pretty Incredible Demo

By Bruce A Johnson | April 16, 2011

PVC NAB 2011: Topaz Labs from ProVideo Coalition on Vimeo.

You know how hard you laughed when you watched "CSI" or any other cop show and the detective told the computer kid to "zoom in on that photo...and...enhance"? This demo might just give you pause. Great looking software, too. Read More


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FCP X, Game Changer or iMovie Pro?

Is this just a case of "fanboys" going overboard, or is this the next big thing in post?

By Terence Curren | April 16, 2011

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Pomfort Silverstack SET, workflow solution for on-set use

This iPhone video from the NAB show floor is an offload, back-up and transfer option.

By Scott Simmons | April 14, 2011

One interesting tool that I wanted to get a look at before leaving NAB 2011 was Silverstack SET from Pomfort. It's an "All-in-one workflow solution for the set" hence the name Silverstack SET. I had seen an early demo a year or so ago and I really liked the interface and design of the application but since it was more geared toward on-set use I didn't follow up on it until this year. Read More


A bit more about Baselight for FCP via iPhone video

Plus Filmlight announced the Baselight plug-in is coming soon for Nuke as well

By Scott Simmons | April 14, 2011

I stopped back by the Filmlight tent on the last day of NAB to grab a quick iPhone video demo of Baeslight for FCP at work. After I posted the piece about this plug-in on Monday Filmlight announced that they were developing Baselight for Nuke which continues in that idea of Baselight everywhere. At least everywhere in the post-production pipeline. Baselight for Nuke will be a next step. Read More


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FreshDV NAB 2011 Video Coverage

Our complete video content and coverage of the NAB 2011 expo

By Kendal Miller | April 14, 2011

Welcome to FreshDV's coverage of NAB 2011! The FreshDV crew is in Vegas for NAB week, bringing you video coverage from the show floor. If you can't be on-site at NAB, we are the resource to watch. Watch our coverage of the show in the playlist below. If you've enjoyed it, drop us a line on Twitter @FreshDV. Watch below... Read More


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A Modest Proposal Regarding Editing Software

...with apologies to Jonathan Swift

By Bruce A Johnson | April 13, 2011

In the beginning, there was Avid...and it was OK. Read More


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First Impressions From NAB 2011

...As I Get Ready To Leave

By Bruce A Johnson | April 13, 2011

It's amazing how much I both look forward to - and simultaneously dread - coming to NAB. Read More


FCP X is shown to the world. Flashy things are seen, questions are asked

As cool as the demo was we are left with many more questions than answers.

By Scott Simmons | April 13, 2011

All the Final Cut Pro hype culminated tonight we some 1700 people filed into the Bally's Event center for the 2011 SuperMeet to get a sneak preview of the next Final Cut Pro. Once the people were seated and the music stopped we saw a slick presentation of a greatly redesigned application. New features abound but in the end I was left with a lot more questions than answers. Read More


Mike’s NAB 2011 Day One Part One

I visited Blackmagic, AJA, Red, Arri, Canon, Fujinon, Abel Cinetech, and others

By Mike Curtis | April 12, 2011

Hey all! I'm here at NAB and am wandering the show checking out what interests me. My coverage will be based on what I saw in the order I saw it. Today I visited: Blackmagic Design, AJA, Red, Arri, Canon, Abel Cine, and Sony. So here we go: Read More


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Baselight for FCP is coming, part of an overall Baselight strategy

At under $1,000 Baselight for FCP won't be cheap but it will be useful

By Scott Simmons | April 11, 2011

One of the more interesting products I saw at NAB on Monday was Baselight for Final Cut Pro. One of the coolest things was the new Baselight Blackboard 2 control surface (check out the video at the end of the post). I think Baselight for FCP is cool in that it's very well thought out, not just as a tool but where it fits into the post-production pipeline. Read More