It is with great pleasure that I can announce the Editblog is going to be moving over the ProVideo Coalition! (I just discovered the sticky feature in WordPress so I’ve moved this to the top of the front page so new visitors to the Editblog can easily get to the Editblog on PVC.)

Read the remainder of this entry »

Tags: , ,

Backup Day: November 2013

digg del.icio.us TRACK TOP
By S Simmons | Filed in Backup Day | No comments yet.

Backup_Day

Surely you backed up before updating to Mavericks. Surely.

 

Backup Day: October 2013

digg del.icio.us TRACK TOP
By S Simmons | Filed in Blogs and links | No comments yet.

Backup_Day

The useless American government may very well be shut down this fine October day but the rest of us have to work so don’t forget to back up.

 

Tags: ,

Backup Day: September 2013

digg del.icio.us TRACK TOP
By S Simmons | Filed in Backup Day | No comments yet.

Backup_Day

Yes it’s a labor day holiday weekend in the states … but you still need to back up.

 

Tags:

Linkage: August 2013

digg del.icio.us TRACK TOP
By S Simmons | Filed in Blogs and links, Internet resources, linkage | No comments yet.

linkage

We missed July linkage as we were too busy editing to pull all the links together. But here’s a bigger and better August linkage for your reading pleasure.

Here is a very interesting read as to where Avid might have gone with the whole second screen and metadata stuff. If only.

And in good After Effects stuff: A video on 2D tracking with the 3D tracker. Here’s a two parter on how to make a water color wipe.  This 19 part series on scripting is intense and in-depth. And you can use AE for finishing as well.

This NLE comparison chart has quite a lot of useful info in there.

If you’ve ever had any of your films stored at DuArt in New York City then you’ll be interested in this.

You can apparently use a Media Composer 7 license to activate older versions of MC.

A good Avid to After Effect workflow can always come in handy.

Freelancer? Then read this about the cost of doing business.

Need some Avid AMA guides? This site has posted a bunch of them together.

Old new now but if you didn’t see the 7.0.1 update to Adobe Premiere Pro then get it now.

NAB was months ago but this pre-NAB panel discussion is a good one.

This story of saving a Quicktime file from an AJA Ki Pro might be of use someday.

This is a generational loss comparison between ProRes, DNxHD and Cineform. I’d like to do my own someday.

This article asks if ProRes if really the pro codec we all think it is.

Who doesn’t like free fonts that someone else is curating!?!?

This probably really is the ultimate aspect ratio guide.

Here’s some security rules for storing your data in the cloud.

There are a lot of Oscar nominated docs streaming on Netflix.

Links from Twitter:

 

 

 

 

Read the remainder of this entry »

Backup Day: August 2013

digg del.icio.us TRACK TOP
By S Simmons | Filed in Backup Day | No comments yet.

Backup_Day

 

It’s hard to believe that it’s already August. If you haven’t backed up lately now is the time.

Backup Day: July 2013

digg del.icio.us TRACK TOP
By S Simmons | Filed in Backup Day | No comments yet.

Backup_Day

 

Backup Day is one day early for July since July 1 is the death of Google Reader. So in addition to backing up your system, if you have data in Google Reader then get it out before it’s gone for good.

Tags: ,

Linkage: June 2013

digg del.icio.us TRACK TOP
By S Simmons | Filed in Blogs and links, Editing, from the net, linkage | No comments yet.

linkage

 

Remember that Google Reader dies in July so get your data out now.

If you don’t use SliceX for masking in FCPX you should read this review.

These are some really good Avid Media Composer power tips.

What do those numbers on your lens mean?

Need help fixing some FCP to Premiere problems?

Here’s some nice freebies for FCPX.

It’s 55 minutes but this video about the making of The Shining is a good one for Kubrick fans.

We don’t talk about studio speakers much so here’s a blog post about them.

And from that same blog here’s a ton of good tutorials right on one page.

Apparently Adobe Premiere Pro CC will do DNxHD smart rendering.

We could talk about the new Mac Pro or you could just go here and get all the links. But they don’t have my article so here’s that one too.

Here’s an Avid keyboard exchange!!

Learn the evolution of non-linear editing.

Links from Twitter:

 

Backup Day: June 2013

digg del.icio.us TRACK TOP
By S Simmons | Filed in Backup Day | No comments yet.

Backup_Day

June 1. Time to backup again if you haven’t already.

Tags: ,

Linkage: May 2013

digg del.icio.us TRACK TOP
By S Simmons | Filed in Blogs and links, linkage | No comments yet.

linkage

Tired of the rat race of this business? Then this franchise is for you.

Editors needing therapy go here.

Adobe has been discussing this whole Creative Cloud thing.

Speaking of Adobe can you have a Photoshop clone in a web browser?

So you can use Adobe Encore with the new Creative Cloud version of Premiere Pro.

Here’s some Macros with Applescript for video editing.

This is a nice read on how to start your editing business.

I learned 4 things about the After Effects render queue here.

Is Adobe Anywhere the only tool that will make you a better filmmaker? Maybe but it’s really just for enterprise and not you.

If you need a RED survival guide get it here.

If you missed the Avid Media Composer 7 demo then watch this.

Get rid of those annoying Mac OSX “open with” duplicates.

WTF?! Fix it in post.

Want some info on Sony’s F65?  Go right here.

These are some good books on film editing.

Are video test patterns really necessary?

Let Avid answer questions about the new Symphony option.

This will help understand Avid Media Composer’s EQ Tool.

These gmail tips are gold.

Links from Twitter:


Read the remainder of this entry »

Tags: ,

Backup Day: May 2013

digg del.icio.us TRACK TOP
By S Simmons | Filed in Backup Day | No comments yet.

Backup_Day

NAB is over and behind us now so no excuse not to backup. I had a drive go down just this week. I’m happy I had everything backed up.

 

Tags: ,