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On Friday, February 3, indie rock band Saint Motel will perform at the Soho House in West Hollywood, accompanied by what World War 7 (WW7) Creative Director Josh Ferrazzano describes as "a multimedia, stereoscopic, psychedelic spectacular."
This morning Apple announced Final Cut Pro X v10.0.3, an update that should close the gap on key features previously found in FCP7 but still missing in FCPX, notably multicam editing and video out support for broadcast video monitoring, both promised last September. The update went live in the Mac App Store this morning at 8:30 am ET/5:30 am PT. It is free to existing users and remains a $299.99 download for new users.
As Home Depot Television moved toward a tapeless workflow in mid-2010, it pulled the trigger on a Harmonic Omneon system that included a four-channel MediaDeck server, 12 TB of MediaGrid storage, the Media Application Server (MAS), and the ProXplore clip-and-metadata management system. The final piece of that puzzle has just fallen into place thanks to a front end from XenData that integrates the Omneon system with an 80-tape Qualstar robotic library. We talked to Dave White, manager of HDTV, and Bruce Covey, manager of business TV engineering for HDTV, about the installation.
With last year's introduction of the Thunderbolt interface, the mobile editing workstation really came into its own. Some observers speculated that the super-high-speed jack, which makes incredibly powerful peripherals truly portable, was a signal of the impending demise of the decidedly non-portable Mac Pro tower. And when it came to portable power in 2011, more editors and VFX artists than ever started eyeballing solid-state storage as a potential win for their mobile workstations. The drives remain quite expensive compared to spinning disks, but with hard-drive prices sky-high in the aftermath of major floods in Thailand, they didn't seem quite so extravagant by year's end. Curious how the makers of increasingly mobile desktop software packages were seeing their user's experience changing, we asked reps from the big three makers of nonlinear editing software - Adobe, Apple and Avid - about Thunderbolt, SSDs, and what other storage trends they expect to make the difference for their customers this year.
EditShare, the technology leader in shared media storage and end-to-end tapeless workflow solutions, today announced the availability of a new version of EditShare Ark, the company's backup and archiving solution.
Dot Hill Systems Corp., a leading provider of Unified Virtual Storage and SAN storage solutions, announced it has entered into a supply agreement with Autodesk, Inc., a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.
I've mentioned a few Kickstarter campaigns on this blog over the years. Kickstarter is such a cool idea and I've been enjoying products that have resulted from Kickstater myself. A new one caught my eye today for Filmtoys. It's a …
The Surrogate was shot on the Red One MX and edited on a software-only Avid Media Composer system by Lisa Bromwell, an Avid veteran who took on the film as a rare unpaid gig because she believed in the material. When we spoke to her this week, she had just returned from the film's world premiere in the cavernous Eccles Theater in Park City and was already back at work cutting two episodes of Criminal Minds, but she said The Surrogate represented a satisfying departure from her normal mix of editorial jobs.