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Accelerated Workflows with eGPU
Mike Griggs From the UK’s National Trust to magazine publishers to manufacturers, digital content creator Mike Griggs has a wide and varied portfolio of clients for whom he creates 3D art, motion graphics and multimedia exhibits. A typical day might involve sampling birdsong near Virginia Woolf’s country estate or creating 3D animations for VR. To keep on top of these demands, Griggs wanted to take the full power of the GPU computing revolution on the road.
Tags: iss134 | sonnet | egpu | amd | post production | editing | Mike Griggs
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Top 10 Tips for Saving Time in Post
Max McGonigal Whether you're working on a shoestring or with feature film budgets, every production is under pressure to save money. And while cutting back on crew and downgrading your gearlist are effective ways of reducing costs, they invariably also reduce production value.
Tags: iss114 | forscene | post production | editing | forbidden technology | Max McGonigal
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Editing broadcast video in a mobile app a ridiculous notion or the next big thing
Jason Cowan A trend appears to be developing in broadcast technology development the more ridiculous an idea initially seems, the better the chances are that it will turn the whole industry on its head. Ten years ago editing over an internet connection was a pipe-dream, and the suggestion that broadcast equipment might be replaced with standard IT was considered preposterous as recently as five years ago. Yet working in the cloud, on standard IT equipment has revolutionised post-production and enabled workflows we never thought possible.
Tags: iss109 | cloud editing | adobe premier clip | avid ipad | final cut pro | proxy | forscene | Jason Cowan
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Making multi-camera shooting faster & more affordable
Datsa Gaile Multi-camera filming has been known for years. There was a time when shooting any production involving multiple-camera positions would require a very large studio budget.  Today we have many solutions for live vision mixing and great editing platforms what offer multi-camera editing.
Tags: iss105 | multi-camera | shooting | filming | production | studio | editing | Datsa Gaile
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Back in the day
Larry Jordan# A cut is still a cut with Larry Jordan
Tags: iss100 | editing | final cut pro | mac | technology | 2005 | Larry Jordan#
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Cloud Editing at BVE
KitPlus As Media Partners at BVE 2015 KitPlus was responsible for recording, editing and publishing 50+ hours of video content from the event seminars, roaming reporters and studio discussions over the course of the show. With material coming from different sources, crew and post-production staff consisting largely of students with varying levels of proficiency and tight timelines thrown into the mix we needed a post-production solution that was quick to set up, easy to learn and provided a creative and reliable solution. After chatting with Forbidden Technologies for a while we decided to use their Forscene platform.
Tags: iss099 | bve | forscene | forbidden | cloud editing | studio | video | workflow | KitPlus
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Post Production gear guide - what new products to watch out for in 2015
Beth Zarkhosh With 2015 now upon us what better way to start by being in the know with all the latest gear for video editing? We all know the editing process can be a stressful one, so having the right equipment and being organised will help you to become more productive this year.
Tags: iss097 | post production | guide | 8k | ultra hd | monitor | thunderbolt | d2 | standing desk | backlit editing keyboard | panasonic | hxa500 | Beth Zarkhosh
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The fast-moving business of providing pop-up editing suites
Danny Carri Video editing is moving at a fast pace, with video, software and server specifications all changing with the seasons. For production companies who know what they want, hiring an editing system for the duration of a production is an efficient alternative to hiring the services of a post production facility. We have been working with Xstratek, which supplies Post Production Equipment for rental, including specialist Avid editing suites.
Tags: iss097 | danny carri | la micro | video editing | pop up | editing suite | business | tech | Danny Carri
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Dialog-based search accelerates content discovery for anyone with a media library
Drew Lanham If you can't find it, then you can't reuse it. Those are a broadcaster's words to live by as media libraries grow at exponential rates. But the need to find and reuse media assets is not confined to large, traditional broadcasters. Organizations of all types and sizes are finding that the ability to uncover media assets quickly and use them immediately is the key to creating new and compelling programming, fulfilling programming requirements, serving their constituents, and realizing revenue streams. The question is, "How?" The answer is, "phonetic-based dialog search."
Tags: iss097 | nexidia | dialog searching | media library | content discovery | broadcast | sport | advertising | editing | house of worship | Drew Lanham
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Studio furniture at the cutting edge
Graham Buchanan Custom Consoles was established in 1996 to meet the market demand for efficient and robust studio furniture at accountant-friendly prices. That may sound trite but we were working in SI roles ourselves and knew from direct experience how difficult it was to commission third-party desks built to the high standards our clients needed. As the company's name reflects, we specialised from the start in producing furniture tailored to the specific technical requirements and room dimensions appropriate to each project. Our objective was to reduce capital costs wherever possible. Custom Consoles built its name on the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture to a client base that includes the BBC, Channel 4, Carlton, TV4 Sweden, and Sony.
Tags: iss097 | studio | furniture | custom consoles | editing | post production | Graham Buchanan
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Increase productivity while editing
Terry Goyette Using non-linear editing software (NLEs) and digital audio workstations (DAWs) are staples of multimedia editors around the world. Many professionals use an NLE on a Windows PC or a Mac such as Adobe Premiere, FinalCut Pro, Sony Vegas or Avid Media Composer or edit music or sound with a DAW such as Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Logic Pro, Propellerhead Reason or others. Professionals are not the only ones editing. We are now in the age of prosumers (consumers using pro equipment) using HD smartphone cameras uploading to YouTube as well as hearing music produced on home computers with programs like GarageBand and sharing with their friends on social media. There are many keyboard shortcuts to remember, and not always easy ways to navigate these programs with a mouse or keyboard.
Tags: iss097 | post production | editing | software | finalcut pro | timeline | contour design | Terry Goyette
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Fixing it in parallel
Daniele Siragusano Whenever something went wrong in television production, the cry was always "We'll fix it in post". Except that there was rarely enough time, in a broadcast schedule, to fix anything. Today we expect every programme - even routine television programmes like daily dramas - to look and sound perfect. But we still do not have enough time to correct everything in post. The only answer is to find a better way of working.
Tags: iss097 | editing | post production | workflow | filmlight | coronation street | visual effects | Daniele Siragusano
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Still unsure about cloud editing? Read this..
Stephen Streater For all the talk about the cloud in the past couple of years, it can still be a bit of a mystery. When it comes to editing video in the cloud, some people still struggle with the concept. Is cloud editing secure? Do I need special knowledge? Why switch from traditional editing workflows? Won't cloud editing use a lot of bandwidth, especially with 4K video? Those are fair questions, and ones that often keep people from incorporating the cloud into their workflows.
Tags: iss097 | cloud | broadcast | workflow | editing | post production | Stephen Streater
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Trouble- Shooting Your Mac Editing System
Larry Jordan# Don't Despair: Troubleshooting your Mac with Larry Jordan
Tags: iss094 | Troubleshooting | Mac | Editing system | Larry Jordan#
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Tales from the teaching trenches: The offline, online battle
Charlie Watts To offline or to online, that is the question...
Tags: iss085 | avid certified | teacher | teaching | testemonial | article | offline | online | editing | university | Charlie Watts
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Will Strauss looks at post production in 2014
Will Strauss# With ever-faster Internet speeds and the introduction of remote editing and grading software, doing post-production need not necessarily include a trip into Soho, writes Will Strauss.
Tags: iss085 | will strauss | review | editing | remote | grading | software | internet | storage | cloud | work from home | post production | guide | Will Strauss#
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How the cloud is changing the post production landscape
Stephen Streater Nowhere is this notion more apparent than in post-production. Every calculation or data fetch in post-production that is currently carried out on a local PC could be carried out in the cloud.
Tags: iss085 | forbidden technologies | forbidden | cloud | editing | storage | post production | changes | new | software | forscene | Stephen Streater
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Sportsnet stays ahead of the game with Quantel
Roger Thornton Over the last 15 years, Sportsnet has risen to become one of Canadas leading sports media operations. The Sportsnet and Sportsnet One TV channels are complemented by Sportsnet Radio, Sportsnet Magazine and its premium international sports channel, Sportsnet World.
Tags: iss081 | quantel | sq | editing | live sports | sportsnet | radio | magazine | editing | content | management | case study | Roger Thornton
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The joy of field editing
Kieron Seth#

In the world of remote working, cloud storage and instant news, the ability to edit on location at a shoot has become a pre-requisite. Only a few years ago, field editing used to be merely about the quick rough cut, the assembly of proxy files or simply the ingest of media in an edit-friendly format. These days, however, energy efficient, high performance processors allow for the complete post production process on a laptop. Now, programme turnaround times can be slashed with editorial decisions made on the spot.

Tags: iss073 | field editing | blackmagic ultrastudio | grass valley | storm mobile | panasonic BT-LH1760 | MX02 Mini | Qio external card | Kieron Seth#
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Plan Bs Playing with Fire Gets the DaVinci Resolve Treatment
Dan Moran

London-born rapper, singer-songwriter, actor and film director Plan B first hit the hip hop scene with his critically acclaimed debut album Who Needs Actions When You Got Words in 2006. Since then Plan B has released a further two albums, made on-screen film appearances and picked up scores of industry accolades including Best Male Solo Artist at the 2011 BRIT Awards. Smoke & Mirrors colourist Dan Moran, graded the music video on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, working with Plan B and his producers to meet tight deadlines and achieving key looks for ‘Playing with Fire’.

Tags: iss073 | plan b | playing with fire | color grade | colour grade | davinci resolve | fire | editing | LOG grading toolset | Dan Moran
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Professional Video Editing Just Got Better
KitPlus

Endorsed by twenty five thousand Facebook fans, six industry awards and thousands of new users through the trial download and active forum communities, Autodesk, Inc.,announced that the new Autodesk Smoke 2013, professional video editing software is now shipping.

Tags: iss073 | professional video editing | smoke | autodesk | 2013 | autodesk inc | editing software | national association of broadcasters | vegas | 3D | Mark Strassman | chroma keying | iMac | Thunderbolt | KitPlus
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Bob Pank looks at Editing and the Cloud
Bob Pank#

Historically video editing has been one of those operations shaped by technology. For decades it depended on VTRs to play and record. You had to go to an edit room, usually darkened and with loads of buttons and winking lights, to get your edit done by a video editor. It was not cheap. Then, with video stored on computer discs, editing went nonlinear, was much faster and more flexible, the control interface became a GUI and costs started to come down.

Tags: iss073 | editing | the cloud | QTube | browser | Bob Pank#
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How much RAM do I need to edit video?
N/A When talking to video editors who are looking to get into editing for the first time, one of the questions Im asked most is, how much RAM should I have?
Tags: ram | editing | iss062 | final cut pro | premiere | N/A
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Following the alien route of a freelancer
N/A I don't like mushrooms. Slugs of the culinary world. Growing up I was forced to eat them (apparently they're good for you?), but now, at the grand old age of 19, I have to confess that I still don't like mushrooms.
Tags: iss059 | freelancer | freelance editing | N/A
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Back to Basics with Stereo 3D
N/A The demand for compelling content to meet the need is growing, and of course, stereo 3D work comes with challenges. Like everything else in production and post, creating good 3D is part art, part science. Going back to the basics of the science can inform artistic and equipment decisions and keep 3D headaches at bay.
Tags: AJA Video Systems | aja | 3d basics | stereo 3d | s3d | 3d editing tips | 3d shooting tips | kona | iss057 | N/A
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Apple Final Cut Pro X The Critic
N/A So we're finally here, one of the best-loved companies in the world has just launched the successor to its hugely popular video-editing program, which of course, is Final Cut Pro.
Tags: fcpx | iss056 | final cut pro x | editing | apple | mac | editors keys | N/A
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NFTS, the future of digital visionaries
N/A The Confession, a film from The National Film and Television School (NFTS), has recently been nominated for an Academy Award, in the Live Action Short Film category - the second nomination for an NFTS graduation film in this category in the last five years.
Tags: nfts | iss050 | national film and tv school | digital vision | Cinematography | composing for Film and Television | Digital Post Production | Directing Animation | Directing Documentary | Directing Fiction | editing | Games | Design and Development | Producing | Producing and Directing Television Entertainment | Production Design | Screenwriting ¢ SFX/VFX ¢ Sound Design for Film and Television | N/A
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Post Production Recipes
N/A Multi-camera editing adds zest to any video production. It captures an event - a moment - from different angles, conveying a comprehensive and nuanced message. Often underrated, sound is a key ingredient in the mix. For the highest quality sound, separately recorded (dual-system) audio is the preferred technique.
Tags: plural eyes | iss044 | post production | nonlinear editing | nle | timecode | pluraleyes | dualeyes | singular software | N/A
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The Prism Sound Effect
N/A When Prism Sound took over the SADiE brand last year, it embarked on a fact-finding mission to discover why the brand had such a huge and extremely dedicated international user base. This process has been extremely enlightening and has enabled Prism Sound to respond with SADiE 6 - a new product for professional sound editors that is sure to enhance the brands already strong reputation.
Tags: iss036 | prism | sadie | sound | audio | post suite | radio producer | mastering suite | workflow | editing | mixing | N/A
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Lightworks Editing
N/A It is said that Variety is the Spice of Life and the Lightworks Editing systems have been very spicey recently.
Tags: iss023 | softworks | alacrity mr | lightworks | editing | geevs server | N/A
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How and where to do your Post Production.
N/A The world of professional editing and post production has changed dramatically in the last few years. The biggest of the barriers to entry (cost), has all but disappeared with the advent of desktop editing solutions.
Tags: iss023 | post production | editing | desktop editing | workflow | soho editors | N/A
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