Thanksgiving Linkage: November 2009

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Over at the Editblog on PVC I posted a review of the new Apple Magic Mouse and Final Cut Studio as well as a look at mocha for Final Cut.

There’s also my Tangent Wave review on PVC and another Wave review at the Biscardi Creative Blog.

HDHead has a post on MetaFuze Network Rendering.

We all want to know how to speed up Compressor, right?

It’s been a not too great secret that Gluetools is working on an FCP Log and Transfer plug-in for Canon media.

Digital Films is full of great info this month with some great tips for small camera and hybrid DSLR production and discussion on the AJA Ki Pro and the Blackmagic Design UltraScope.

So Apple introduced this new iFrame codec. Why it’s a bad idea. Why it’s a good idea. IMHO any new codec at this point in time is a bad idea.

Here’s a nice piece on writing for editing.

Ahhh vignettes and vignetting.

Mike Jones has listed a nice free digital library resource.

Studio Monthly reviews Sonicfire Pro 5.

Take the Survey: 50 States, 50 Filmmakers.

And there’s the Weisscam camera for super slo mo.

Here’s part 3 of an interview with Michael Wohl of the original Final Cut Pro development team.

Come on now, can the iPhone really be a “serious, zooming video camera?”

You can kill hours exploring this best movies of all time map.

Damn John Cusack is a good driver.

Get your designer 3D glasses before Avatar hits!

And finally, Final Cut Pro has made it to FailBlog.

Do you want to know how to download and install Lightroom presets?

Links from Twitter:

ross_shain: 50% off mocha for Final Cut all November!http://bit.ly/2MtUOs

markspen: How to Cheat in Motion new book by my friend Patrick – great tips http://bit.ly/1zmudV

digitalheaven: Take the survey and tell us what you’d like to see in Loader 2.0, the import app for FCP:http://bit.ly/3rpOEd

hyams: netflix push studios to cut inventory cost by half in exchange for one-month delay on new releases http://bit.ly/4n1qrK

stevensantos: Indie Film Shakeout: There Will Be Bloodhttp://bit.ly/4DK5V3

gorillaprod: NFB doc short that inspired Kubrick’s 2001. Film fan must see http://www.nfb.ca/film/Univ… old school sfx & V.O. sound like HAL

DylanReeve: Oooh, I blogged “The DVR Battle – TiVO vs MySky” http://bit.ly/tivoVSmysky

TJSeiler freelance bill calculator… i dig http://bit.ly/df6m

vignesraj: jitouch – Multitouch Extension for MacBook’s Trackpad. http://www.jitouch.com/

RodHarlan: For your next project: Here are 13 Tools for Building your own iPhone app! http://bit.ly/u4H2E

brucesharpe: ”Seismic Shift: Why DSLRs Are Changing the Game” Nice survey by Jem Schofield. http://bit.ly/FKMwX

ccrask: Rt 10 Ways you can use Twitter lists:http://ow.ly/15Zw6p

comebackshane: The lies we all tell… http://bit.ly/3oWumv

digitalreb: Excellent review of the Matrox CompressHD card:http://tr.im/EqL5

DylanReeve: Interesting, echoes a lot of my thoughts on film schools in NZ (I graduated from one) http://post.ly/Bw6n

sam_longoria: Are Filmmaking and Film School Going Down The Drain?  http://bit.ly/A7jsT

lafcpug: Tickets go on sale for the “The Avid/FCP 2-Step” lafcpug meet, Nov 5 at 12:00 noon http://bit.ly/jB6iI

tylerginter : 10 breathtaking viewing platforms around the world: http://j.mp/wQh25 (via @petapixel)

geoperdis: Interactive image from World Series game 1, made from 675 stitched photo. Can you spot Alec Baldwin behind home plate? http://j.mp/2aLIGu

taigmcnab: New on the website: Final thoughts on Final Cut Server http://tinyurl.com/y8whmb9

markspen: Every MacBreak Studio episode on Motion in one place: http://bit.ly/2Lq6Qx

5tu :Added some details to the anamorphic lens test.http://vimeo.com/7370134

bcfilmmaker : ”District 9″ VFX Sequence Supervisor writes about The Current Status of Visual Effectshttp://bit.ly/30I9HC

nicholaspatten :Free Peeling Paint Textures.http://bit.ly/1QG9Yo

jarrardcole :A must read for anyone who is or interacts with cashiers: The royal order of the coinhttp://tinyurl.com/yglgqc8

Off-topic:

Here a recent investigative piece that is a great study into why concert tickets are so expensive and why you can’t buy cheap seats seconds after they go on-sale.

Books of the month:

You can give Norman Hollyn‘s books a read while we all wait for his next one:

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