A funny thing happened in the last day or two – Rob Thomas, creator of the TV series Veronica Mars, launched a Kickstarter project to make a Veronica Mars movie. You probably know this by now, but the project went well. It raised it’s target $2m the first day. The movie will be made, but […]
With NAB less than a month away it seems a certainty that we’ll see new versions of the two main NLE platforms vying for the attention of broadcast and professional editors. And they both reach version 7.0 – we’ll see Avid Media Composer (and Symphony) 7.0 and Adobe Premiere CS7 – what are we hoping […]
For many people in the TV and video industry good enough is a dirty word. It suggests a lack of care or investment. I think good enough should be embraced. Knowing what is good enough for the work you’re doing allows you to invest time and money in the places that will benefit the most. […]
Someone at LG, or their agency, in the Netherlands had a great idea: Wouldn’t it be cool to replace the floor of an elevator with computer screens and then make it appear to fall away. Yes, it would be cool. And it would make a great viral video, demonstrating that the screens are so good they […]
This was originally posted in March 2011, but wasn’t initially restored after the site was lost in early 2012. So here it is again, with some updates. Before I decided that editing was the way I wanted to go, I was pretty keen on shooting. In fact at the age of about 16 I saved […]
As I detailed in my previous What is Avid Symphony? post, colour correction is the feature that most sets Symphony apart from Media Composer. More specifically it’s relational colour correction tools – but that’s a little hard to clearly explain in writing, so I pickup a microphone and screen capture software and made a video. […]
Avid is currently (until June 15, 2012) running a special upgrade/crossgrade promo on Avid Symphony. You can crossgrade your Final Cut Pro (V7 or before) or upgrade your old Avid (Xpress Pro, Xpress DV or Media Composer) license to a brand new Symphony v6.0 license for a meagre US$995. That is a $5,000 discount on […]
I’ve been watching Blackmagic Design for a few years now, they are an amazing company. I’ve bought quite a few of their products and used even more. At NAB 2012 they continued to surprise, what could the future possibly hold? And what’s the deal with this crazy new camera?