Backup Day: April 2013

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April is here. Back up your stuff before you head out for NAB next week.

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Linkage: March 2013

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NAB is almost here (so we may or may not have Linkage next month). Check out my Post|Production World sessions and the Hot Panels in you’re doing the conference. If you want some Motion and FCPX training check out these.

If you don’t know what Avid Interplay is then give this a read.

If you don’t know about the NLE Lightworks then give this a read.

What has happened to the integrity of the craft of filmmaking? … this blog post begins.

I recently reviewed PluralEyes 3. And had a discussion about its competitor WooWave.

This part 2 of a Diary of An Avid Switcher is fun not because of the content but because of the animated GIFs. It’s really not that hard.

Here’s some good music video strategies.

If you want a good overview of Baselight then give this a view.

Have you read the book about editing called Timeline? Get the digital edition for even more.

This is a funny Easter egg … though you’d have to be on an Avid DS to see it.

Adobe is ending boxed software it seems. Big downloads for all!

Moviola: A Modernist Editing Aesthetic.

Yep, there is a book for learning Adobe SpeedGrade.

mocha Pro can remove your tracking markers.

The Hollywood Reporter tells us why VFX houses lose money on big movies.

This site has some really neat interactive keyboard guides that seem to work on a desktop browser.

Sorenson and Sony are apparently partnering up on some stuff.

Goodbye Seagate 7200 RPM 2.5 inch drives.

Links from Twitter (I hope these come across embeded okay as the code seemed to be messing up):

That one is a must read but it’s long so give yourself some time to get through it and digest it.

 

 

 

 

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Backup Day: March 2013

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It’s that time once again.

Linkage: February 2013

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If Resolve is your thing then these workflows might help.

If good enough is your thing then give this a read.

If production is your thing then read this so maybe we won’t have to fix it later.

If vectors are your thing then you might be interested in the idea of a vector based video codec.

If Thunderbolt is your thing then this late 2012 update is worth watching.

If copyright infringement is your thing then this little **ahem** dust-up in the Final Cut Pro X plugin world is worth a read. The alleged infringer also has a new FCPX iPad controller app I went hands-on with.

If Avid is your thing then this open letter to the new CEO is worth your time.

If the failing vfx business is your thing then these reads might help understand what is happening.

If THX in home audio is your thing then this iOS app might come in handy.

If Adobe Premiere is your thing then this “multi matte transition” might be useful.

If Nashville is your thing then this location magazine article will definitely be of interest. And if Nashville isn’t your thing then maybe see what the New York Times says about us.

Links from Twitter:

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Backup Day: February 2013

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It’s the first day of February. If this is your regular backup day, do it today (but you really should be backing up more than once a month).

 

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Linkage: January 2013

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Are my editing and post predictions for the new year really that cynical?

For 2013 we should all resolve to be creative.

That AJA T-Tap looks pretty cool if you have Thunderbolt. Or these two Thunderbolt devices might help for I/O.

Want to go offline to online with 4K?

So After Effects turned 20.

The DIT Dilemma is a good read.We’ll see how much of it really comes true.

Would you like to learn some Premiere Pro shortcuts on your iPhone?

Avid has posted the great Bad Robot webcast.

Did you get your 4K presets for Adobe Media Encoder?

Here’s some production budget numbers for ABC’s Nashville television show.

iMovie isn’t the only cheap little video editor for the Mac.

Here’s some good DVD extras for editors.

So, they say 3D is dead.

Django editor Editor Fred Raskin discussed cutting the film.

Here’s a pdf of an article about editing at Pixar. I keep trying to send it Instapaper and it doesn’t work!  ;-)

Here’s another pdf with a lot of command for the Avid Media Composer Console. Powerful stuff but be careful.

The best nature pics of 2012 says it all.

Did you know Netflix encodes a movie something like 120 ways? I wonder if they really do use FCPX in the process.

Is this the best movie commentary track ever? Paul Thomas Anderson says so.

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Backup Day: January 2013

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It’s the first day of a new year so make it a resolution to backup regularly.

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Linkage: December 2012

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Classic FCP is the NLE that wouldn’t die.

This is a ProRes test worth checking out.

Here’s an expansive post about editing in the big 3 NLEs.

Adobe listed their top feature requests for After Effects in 2012.

Read about Canadian editor turned James Bond director John Glen.

If you’re using Premiere Pro, Quicktime and Nikon cameras then Adobe posted to help you out.

If you wonder about LUTs here’s a good read.

Is there power in hiding complexity?

This Google spreadsheet has a ton of Adobe After Effects ray-traced CUDA performance comparisons.

Variety magazine is talking about the editors of this year’s films.

I hadn’t really thought anything about the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo teaser until I read this.

You can try a public beta of Boris Continuum Complete for FCPX if you want.

You can pre-order your REDRAY player now.

USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt on the same drive with a cable included?

This is a nice interview with the editor of Argo.

It would seem video on the internet helped kill the radio star.

Did I link to this new podcast The Track Matte Moment before? I can’t remember.

If you’d like to watch the story of GoPro then watch this.

What’s that? A video essay on constructive editing?

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Backup Day: December 2012

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It’s the last backup day of 2012 … so backup well, backup long.

Linkage: November 2012

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Avid has a great PDF whitepaper on digital cinema workflows.

Talking Post is a great new post production podcast.

More good stuff about being an editor mom.

This is an eye opening article about audio sync and DSLRs.

There’s academic pricing now for the great Baselight plugins.

Here’s a free Adobe After Effects CS6 keyboard shortcut guide.

Is there really gonna be a new Thunderbolt chassis shipping soon?

Saturday Night Live is using Adobe CS6 for fast turnaround.

Standing at a desk is a good thing.

Here’s a great article on After Effects techniques for editors.

Was there ever any doubt that RED’s new MEIZLER Module would support ProRes? Nope. Dig in for talk of ProRes 4444.

If you need workflows for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera then this might help.

Many people have never heard Stanley Kubrick speak.

Why the programmer behind the GoPro Protune update always shoots ProTune. Speaking of GoPro the HERO3 launch event was a lot of fun. And if you want the scoop on GoPro’s new frame mount then watch this.

There was a recent update on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera shipping delays.

Don’t for get about all those Adobe Media Encoder CS6 presets that are available for download. Adobe also has some cool tech that might some day help with editing interview.

The poll in this article says FCPX is the future of non-linear editing.

If you need some Firewire workarounds then read this.

More discussion of Apple moving away from towers for pro.

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