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Atlanta Production Boom Builds File Transfer Demand for Crawford Media
Signiant Media Shuttle replaced FTP with greater speed, flexibility, and ease of use for both Crawford and their clients
A Georgia state tax credit is at the center of a growing surge in episodic television production in the Atlanta area. The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides a 20 percent tax credit for companies spending $500,000 or more on production and post-production in the state (on a single or multiple projects). An additional 10 percent credit is available if the finished product includes a promotional logo from the state.
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New ARRI Look Management Garners Industry Support
With the ALEXA SXT cameras, ARRI is rolling out a new look management workflow that is already finding enthusiastic support from leading manufacturers of on-set color grading and digital dailies software.
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Video Assist 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 4K, a portable all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high resolution 7 inch monitor for checking focus and framing, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker and more.
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Blackmagic Design Releases Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5
Massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features; Available for download now
Blackmagic Design today announced the availability for immediate download of the public beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5.
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G-technology Offers New Network Attached Storage Solution For Content Creators
New 12-Bay G-RACK™ 12 Enables Teams of Creative Professionals to Streamline Media and Entertainment Workflows with the Reliability, Scalability, and Studio-Friendly Technology You’d Expect from the Trusted G-Technology Brand
G-Technology®, a trusted premium storage solutions provider, today announced its new G-RACK 12 network attached storage (NAS) solution – its first NAS-based device that enhances its award-winning product portfolio for content creation professionals worldwide. This along with a sneak peek of new technology demonstrations and the latest G-Technology products will be on display at NAB, April 18-21, in Las Vegas, Booth SL6005.
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NAB News: Fraunhofer Optimizes Digital Media and Cinema
Fraunhofer Digital Media Alliance´s institute Fraunhofer IIS launches high-quality cross-workflow solutions for today’s needs, while driving digital media innovation
The Fraunhofer IIS Department Moving Picture Technologies, the leading provider of future-oriented solutions for enhanced digital media and cinema workflows, today launches and demonstrates the latest innovations for industry players to stay competitive in the evolving media landscape.
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NewBlue Announces Titler Live Broadcast for Popular Live Production Systems
Delivers up to 16 streams of real-time animated multi-layer production graphics
NewBlue Inc., a leading provider of production-proven video special effects, transitions and titling technology, today announced Titler Live Broadcast, a new affordable, high-quality, 3D, animated titling solution for live production. Titler Live Broadcast supports popular production systems such as NewTek Tricaster, Telestream Wirecast, Blackmagic ATEM, Roland Switchers, and vMIX Go. Users of NewTek’s NDI (Network Device Interface) can stream graphics and text on up to 16 independent channels all from a single Mac or Windows computer.
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ProMAX Changes the Game with Introduction of Ingest to Archive Production Workflow Solution
ProMAX Platform Version 5 Introduces Integrated Archiving, Superior Asset Management and Accelerated Transcoding Capabilities All in One System
ProMAX Systems, world leader in integrated workflow technology for media organizations, today announced Platform Version 5, a game changing release in the award winning Platform Workflow Server line. With robust, user managed features from ingest to archive, all in one single unit, Platform Version 5 sets a new standard of efficiency for production workflows.
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Kyno - New Productivity-Boosting Software for Video Professionals Unveiled at NAB 2016
German media software specialists, Lesspain Software, open public beta program for their flagship product Kyno
German media software house Lesspain Software today announced their public beta program for Kyno (http://kyno.software), a productivity-boosting desktop application for Mac, aimed at filmmakers, video journalists, media agencies and other video professionals.
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Small Tree Introduces ZenStor Line of Shared Storage Systems at NAB 2016
Simple, Powerful and Affordable Solution Effortlessly Handles 4K Workflow
To meet today’s demanding editing environments, Small Tree, the video editing shared storage expert, is introducing ZenStor, a new line of shared storage systems that is simple, powerful and affordable, at NAB 2016 (SL12117). ZenStor, expected to be available for purchase in late spring, provides advancements in performance, connectivity and reliability, and is capable of effortlessly handling demanding 4K workflows.
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Apple Final Cut Pro
Controlling Final Cut with an iPad
Controlling Final Cut with an iPadThis video tutorial demonstrates how to set up an iPad with the AC-7 Core app to control Final Cut Pro.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Sam Mcguire on 05/04/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Get: Dialog and metadata search for Final Cut Pro editors
Get: Dialog and metadata search for Final Cut Pro editorsIn this review, Los Angeles based director, editor, colorist, and Creative Cow Contributing Editor, David Roth Weiss, takes a look at a product aptly named "Get," from AV3 Software. It's a speech recognition search app for Final Cut Pro editors that will undoubtedly help get your projects completed faster and on the screen sooner.
Review by David Roth Weiss on 04/11/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
FCP Tip: Broadcast Safe in Final Cut Pro
FCP Tip: Broadcast Safe in Final Cut ProIt is possible to achieve true broadcast safe using only the tools in Final Cut Pro if you follow the right steps. In this quick tip, Walter Biscardi, Jr. shows you how he has delivered shows to broadcasters worldwide using only the built in FCP filter
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Walter Biscardi on 04/03/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Final Cut Pro Quick Tips
Final Cut Pro Quick TipsLearn how to get things done in Apple's Final Cut Pro faster with CreativeCOW.net contributing editor Stephen Smith. In this video tutorial he'll show you how to find un-used clips fast and easy. Plus, cut down your render time and learn how to play un-rendered clips in real time. If that's not enough, he'll show you how to work with thumbnails, nest clips and how to access the text editor quickly. With these FCP quick tips you can save time so you can spend it doing more important things like learning Klingon.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Stephen Smith on 04/01/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Editing Tip: Still Image dpi vs. pixels
Editing Tip: Still Image dpi vs. pixelsThere is much confusion about dpi vs. pixels when it comes to still images and video editing. In this short tip, Walter Biscardi, Jr. helps to take some of the mystery out of the process.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Walter Biscardi on 04/01/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Multiclip Editing in Final Cut Pro
Multiclip Editing in Final Cut ProRob Mize demonstrates the use of Final Cut Pro's Multiclip feature to cut or switch the cameras of a multicam shoot in real time. Rob also demonstrates techniques to synchronize the cameras prior to the edit, as well as how to revise and adjust the Multiclip camera selection decisions on the timeline.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Rob Mize on 01/20/2011
Apple Final Cut Pro
Fixing Assets in FCP using XML
Fixing Assets in FCP using XMLIn this FCP tutorial, Matt Lyon will provide a step by step guide for fixing a major issue with the way Final Cut Pro imports audio and still image files using a FCP XML file and TextEdit. Incorrectly imported assets can lead to serious problems down the road, especially with Media Manager. Matt also provides a guideline for re-importing audio and still image media correctly, as an alternative to the XML fix.
Tutorial by Matt Lyon on 11/29/2010
Apple Final Cut Pro
Copying Sequence Content in FCP
Copying Sequence Content in FCPIn this FCP video tutorial, Shane Ross shows how to get a section of cut footage from one sequence to another in Final Cut Pro.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Shane Ross on 09/13/2010
Apple Final Cut Pro
Tapeless Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7
Tapeless Workflow with Final Cut Pro 7This tutorial gives an overview of the tapeless ingest workflow using Log and Transfer in Final Cut Pro 7. It encompasses a handful of the supported formats that FCP works with... including XDCAM EX, P2 AVCIntra, P2 DVCPRO HD, AVCHD, and Canon DSLR (5D, 7D).
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Shane Ross on 08/31/2010
Apple Final Cut Pro
Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools
Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema ToolsThis tutorial shows you how to convert 720p60 footage into very smooth slow motion using the CONFORM option of Cinema Tools.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Shane Ross on 08/31/2010




RSSTHREADS:
Re: FCPX Viewer image non-standard
by John Davidson in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Are you doing this test on 5k iMacs? John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc....
52 minutes ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Bill Davis in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Yes, I was being a bit silly. (long work-slog human decompression underway for few hours) But this post is seriously useful. Thank you. Simon. New signature under construction and coming soon. Please stand by......
1 hour ago   read more
Re: FCPX Viewer image non-standard
by Bill Davis in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Oliver Peters] "Given what I see - and if I had to go strictly by the image I see in the viewer - I would say that the Premiere Pro is the more accurate and closest to matching the SDI image. The FCPX is the one farthest out on the...
1 hour ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Here you go: The guidelines for Digital Cinema Naming Convention. Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki...
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Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Bill Davis in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Steve Connor] "I could not agree more," Me too. Generally. But it's kinda dependent on the type of work I'm doing at the moment. If I'm cutting something factual - what's critical is the shortest way find the next fact. I marked B-Roll for the Johnson interview - system show...
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Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I get that this is meant to be satirical, but it's how a lot of the major film companies are now working, along with their distribution suppliers, for the simple reason that it works. Some things that make a lot of sense can take time getting used to, as I'm...
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Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Bill Davis in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Tom, could you email me a copy of: 160524NabiscoShowreelV2MOStexted2997unapproveduncolorcorrectedsubmasterwithoutCEOnotesforexecreviewdonotdistribute. Thanks. New signature under construction and coming soon. Please stand by......
2 hours ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Bill Davis in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Oliver Peters] "In other words, finding something you didn't know you needed, because you spotted something in the way to going for what you originally wanted. It was the thing close by but not the original target. The equivalent of shuttling through footage and finding the perfect shot in that...
2 hours ago   read more
Re: X to the rescue again...
by Bill Davis in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Shane Ross] "But I will give you that the proxy creation, and relink, is pretty slick and quick. A bit easier and more error free than Avid. But really....this isn't revolutionary." Shane, I didn't say it was revolutionary. I said it was "magic." ; ) My point was (and still...
2 hours ago   read more
FCPX Viewer image non-standard
by Oliver Peters in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I've been doing some comparisons lately between NLEs and with different displays, both Apple and non-Apple. What I'm seeing as a general rule, is that given the same source clip, the image in the FCPX viewer is the least correct of any of the various NLEs. Although these differences are...
2 hours ago   read more
Re: Creating an mp4 that is twice the width of 4K
by Dave LaRonde in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Oh. Well, ask the display guys if they can transcode files when they import them for playback. I bet they can. That way, you're not saddled with trying to make mp4-h264 files that are eight-stinkin'-k wide. Now, you COULD give Adobe Media Encoder a shot, but I don't hold out...
2 hours ago   read more
Re: Creating an mp4 that is twice the width of 4K
by David Roth Weiss in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
And, you should use Adobe Premiere to create your deliverable, not FCP Legacy. David Roth Weiss Director/Editor/Colorist & Workflow Consultant David Weiss Productions Los Angeles David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum....
2 hours ago   read more
Re: Creating an mp4 that is twice the width of 4K
by Kevin Camin in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Well, I couldn't find a great place to ask this question, so I thought getting the attention of video editors, people who are very likely to deal with this might be the best bet. I'm using After Effects to create the animation. Best regards, Kevin Camin...
2 hours ago   read more
Re: Creating an mp4 that is twice the width of 4K
by Dave LaRonde in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Somehow this doesnt sound like an FCP issue -- it can't go beyond 4k to save its life... which was over 5 years ago, anyway. What software are you using? Dave LaRonde Promotion Producer KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA...
2 hours ago   read more
Re: X to the rescue again...
by Herb Sevush in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Joe Marler] "Fortunately Adobe now sees the need for a built-in proxy mode and this will be added in a future version of Premiere." Future, as in the next upgrade due in a few weeks, not future as normally understood with Black Magic or Red delivery dates, or hoped for...
2 hours ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Steve Connor in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Simon Ubsdell] "And yes, I completely agree about the value of serendipity to the editing process - Serendipity is a truly genius editor and we do well to trust him/her. In my experience, editing serendipity comes to your aid more effectively when you haven't over-compartmentalised your material and/or your workflow....
3 hours ago   read more
Creating an mp4 that is twice the width of 4K
by Kevin Camin in the Apple Final Cut Pro Forum
Hi, I'm creating an animation that will be displayed over 2 4K tvs and the company setting up the hardware is able to feed an mp4 that is the full width. I'm having a hard time finding a converter that will output at this resolution. The only thing I can...
3 hours ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
I agree that the potential for metadata analysis is very interesting, but that's probably getting over-ambitious at this point. The first challenge is to convince enough people that there's value in metadata in the first place ;-) Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki...
4 hours ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
OK, so this would be the second part of my plan for a simpler, more efficient world, although strictly speaking it's the first part. The best, most efficient place to store metadata is the most obvious and easily used. And that's the filename. If instead of putting your file inside...
4 hours ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Walter Soyka in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Simon Ubsdell] "So how about we just ask our developers to give us "intelligent search"? Would that work for you?" I think intelligent search is metadata-lite. Finding the piece of footage I need is only one small problem we can more easily solve with metadata. I'm actually most interested in...
4 hours ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Michael Hancock in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Simon Ubsdell] "In my experience, editing serendipity comes to your aid more effectively when you haven't over-compartmentalised your material and/or your workflow. I have watched too many editors organise their material to death and lose all the random benefits of a looser organisational structure. In a sense, my argument for...
4 hours ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Oliver Peters in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Simon Ubsdell] "In a sense, my argument for better search is also an argument for more relaxed, less heavy-handed organisation." Agreed. That makes sense. Ultimately we are all trying to reduce the amount of stuff in the bucket that we have to sift through at one time, without hampering the...
5 hours ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Oliver Peters] "It completely negates what I would call the "proximity" effect." Does it, though? Could we not have the benefits of both? Having more efficient search doesn't mean you couldn't still pick through a random pile of stuff if you wanted or needed to. And yes, I completely agree...
5 hours ago   read more
Re: X to the rescue again...
by Walter Soyka in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Bill Davis] "So that Apple went there nearly 5 years ago shouldn't be particularly controversial anymore. Nobody smart copies bad ideas." Apple is smart. They copied some great ideas. Discreet Logic (not Autodesk!) Smoke's proxy system was completely transparent to the user, featuring automatic or manual generation of proxy media,...
5 hours ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Oliver Peters in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
The trouble with searches, though, is that you have to know what you are looking for. It completely negates what I would call the "proximity" effect. In other words, finding something you didn't know you needed, because you spotted something in the way to going for what you originally wanted....
5 hours ago   read more
Re: What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
Fascinating post! Many thanks, Walter! I do wonder whether the Big Data question is fully germane to this discussion though. The problems of Big Data are problems of analysis, whereas the challenges we are talking about here are a lot more humdrum - namely, how to find stuff. The question...
6 hours ago   read more
Re: X to the rescue again...
by Joe Marler in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Shane Ross] "...Premiere...or Resolve...They all have proxy modes." The current version of Premiere CC does not have any built-in proxy mode. In fact Adobe's Premiere CC intro video still says: "allows editors to work with 4k and beyond, without time-consuming transcoding" , and "never needing to render until your work...
6 hours ago   read more
Re: OT: Digital Beauty Software Options?
by Shawn Miller in the Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate Forum
[Michael Gissing] "For years I have been a champion of using really clean microphones and digital recorders and adding color in post so I am thinking along the lines of choice later rather than baking in." I can respect that. I've always been a fan of recording 'flat' and adding...
10 hours ago   read more


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