In Depth Look – Filmconvert Nitrate

Filmconvert Nitrate Splashscreen

We spent years trying to move away from film to the digital world.  It was cheaper, quicker and easier to work with, especially when it comes to visual effects work.  However, in the last few years, some more high profile directors have moved back to film, but for most productions out there, digital is still […]

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Learn Scratch – Part 2 Notes and Outputting

Scratch Splash Screen

Working with Notes in Scratch As you’ll see, the deeper and deeper we go into Scratch, Scratch is all about organization and information.  Whether it’s on your exported clips, or in the slots in the application, you have a ton of flexibility, as to how you want to keep yourself organized.  Notes, much like Sticky […]

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Let’s Edit with Media Composer – What’s New in Sapphire 2020?

Let's Edit - What's new in Sapphire 2020

What can I say…I’m a big Sapphire fan.  I need a shirt with “S_Glow” on the front of it, as I can’t count the amount of times I use that effect in the course of a week.  Sapphire has always been about style, and this 2020 update is no different, however, there has been some […]

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Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 29 (w/ “Blue Story” Editor Mdhamiri A Nkemi)

Blue Story Podcast with editor Mdhamiri A Nkemi

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows […]

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Making Waves

MAKING WAVES POSTER

Making Waves – The Art of Cinematic Sound, is an outstanding achievement not only as a stand-alone documentary film, but also as one of the only films that is dedicated solely to the art of sound for film. As we all know, when films started, sound was either done live with musical accompaniment or was […]

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Learn Assimilate Scratch – Audio Syncing and Basic Conforming

Scratch Splash Screen

So, we started out looking at Assimilate Scratch in our last article, where we looked at creating a new project, importing media, working in the Media Browser and understanding scaling and guides.  In our next two lessons, we’re going to look at syncing audio and basic conforming. One thing that you’re going to notice about […]

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Let’s Edit with Media Composer – What’s New in 2019.12?

Let's Edit with Media Composer - What's New in 2019.12

Well, we’re going to round out this decade with the last “Let’s Edit” tutorial and we are going to take a look at the new features in the 2019.12 update of Avid Media Composer.  This is not a huge release, but a smaller one that focuses on enhancements to Bins, the Inspector and Avid Titler+.  […]

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Let’s Edit with Media Composer – Creating Dailies Part 2 – DaVinci Resolve

Let's Edit with Media Composer - Dailies Part 2

One thing that editors are getting more and more into, is Color Correction/Grading using DaVinci Resolve, but most editors don’t know that it’s also a fantastic tool for creating dailies with.  Resolve is an application you have on your system, whether you realize it or not, and the techniques we’re covering in this lesson aren’t […]

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10 Tips for Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X

This year was the 30th anniversary of the Bioneers conference held annually at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, California, just a short drive up the 101 from my home in Mill Valley. For three days there are 4-hour sessions of 20-minute talks in the 4,000 seat auditorium. These presentations are shot with 3 […]

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Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 25 (w/ “Queen & Slim” Editor Pete Beaudreau)

Queen & Slim edited by Pete Beaudreau

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows […]

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Apple Pro Display XDR: compatible Macs with non-integer framerates

I have previously covered Apple’s announcement of its new Pro Display XDR, with both integer and non-integer television rate support. I have also covered the new MacBook Pro 16” (2019) with both integer and non-integer television framerates. I also covered the announcement of the Mac Pro (2019) desktop workstation. Now, after months of awaiting the […]

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Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 24 (w/ “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” Editor Anne McCabe, ACE)

art of the cut podcast a beautiful day in the neighborhood editor Anne mcCabe, ACE

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode, Steve talks with editors ranging from emerging stars to Oscar and Emmy winners. Hear from the top editors of today about their careers, editing workflows […]

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Let’s Edit with Media Composer – What’s New in Continuum 2020

Let's Edit - What's New in Continuum 2020 thumbnail

I’m still amazed when talking to Media Composer editors, how many of them are still using the built in tools to do all their effects work.  I’ll admit, I use 3D Warp and Animatte all the time, but if it’s anything more than a basic fix, I’m using 3rd party tools to get the job […]

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Speed test & review: Plugable NVMe Thunderbolt3 SSD external SSD

After the first look I published last week of the Plugable NVMe Thunderbolt3 external SSD, now I have my full review and speed tests. I tested three ways: in exFAT formatting (as it comes from the factory), in HFS+ (which Apple likes to call “Mac OS Extended”) and in the latest and greatest APFS (Apple […]

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