It probably won’t come as news to many but, as I write this, there is a fairly large event on in Las Vegas that is somewhat related to the topics I write about. Also to the work I do on a daily basis. The event, of course, is the National Association of Broadcasters Convention 2012. […]
From a post-production perspective Autodesk’s announcement of Smoke 2013 has probably been the biggest news of NAB 2012. Smoke is an established product from Autodesk. Initially it was a high-end system running only on expensive turnkey Linux systems, then in 2009 they released Smoke for Mac – able to run on a fairly standard MacPro […]
NAB 2012 is just around the corner and it seems the buzz this year is going to be 4K. Last year it was 3D, and this year it’s 4K. RED has been there for a while and Jim Jannard has been calling 1080P a “mistake” for years. Now Sony and Canon are jumping on board […]
Thanks to a very my very unfortunate mistake my former hosting provider, TekTonic.net, deleted the Virtual Server that stored this website (and a bunch of other things). Long story short is that I didn’t have sufficient backups of the website content and at this stage it doesn’t look like it will be possible to restore the server […]
Apple’s launch of FCP X and the End of Life of the previous Final Cut Pro product line has created a situation where many people are unsure how to continue. If you were reliant on Final Cut Pro 7 or earlier for your work, where to now?
It’s been a week since FCP X arrived and started a fire storm of criticism from so many of the users who’d supported Apple’s flagship video editing software for so long. It now seems to have become apparent that Apple has simply abandoned this small, demanding and high-profile market in favour of a much broader […]
I’ve been struggling for the last couple of days to find a reasonable way to contextualise the decision Apple has made, in terms of broadcast editing, with some other less niche analogy. A car analogy always cuts through the confusion, so I think I’ve come up with one.
The uproar about FCP X is mainly caused by the disconnect between Apple’s view of FCP and that of many of its professional users… I’ve created a very simple (and imprecise) graph to try and represent that. The numbers are made up but are intended to illustrate the broad point about the difference in perspectives […]