Category Archives: Editing
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At long last, Apple released a new version of its Final Cut Suite of professional video applications last week. The move was welcome news to users who were impatient with the long wait in between iterations of the software, even if many of them said that the interface refinements and feature upgrades it offered were incremental improvements rather than the kind of blanket revamp they were hoping for.
Apple ® today announced a significant update to Final Cut Studio ® with more than 100 new features and new versions of Final Cut Pro ®, Motion, Soundtrack ® Pro, Color and Compressor. Final Cut Studio features Final Cut Pro 7 which expands Apple's ProRes codec family to support virtually any workflow and includes Easy Export for one step output to a variety of formats and iChat ® Theater support for real-time collaboration. Motion 4 includes enhanced tools such as 3D shadows, reflections and depth of field for stunning motion graphics and visual effects, and Soundtrack Pro 3 features new multitrack audio tools to streamline audio post production. Color 1.5 includes better Final Cut Pro integration and support for full color resolution, and Compressor 3.5 adds new features that make it easy to set up and customize your export options. At $999, the new Final Cut Studio is $300 less than the previous release and is also available as an upgrade for just $299.
Apple has been listening to its customers. This release directly addresses some of the workflow issues of the past, while adding robust enhancements and maintaining the terrific functionality and interface of the original app. It's a ridiculous value with a ton of bang for the buck. It will make life easier-and much more fun-for a lot of editors.
Editor Marco Perez has joined the staff of bicoastal Union. He comes over from Mad River, having just completed a run of new work for HBO, Tostitos, Microsoft, and Levi's and recently was nominated for an AICE award. His first project at Union is for American Family Insurance via Element 79 and directed by Michael Haussman.
Dailyfilm.tv, the filmmaker's viral video site, today launched the Video DSLR Short Film Contest sponsored by Redrock Micro with over $10K in prizes. Filmmakers are challenged to use a video DSLR camera (such as the Nikon D90, the Canon EOS 5D Mark II or the Panasonic DMC-GH1) to create a narrative short, documentary, or music video. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each of the categories. The online contest is currently open, and the deadline for entries is Sept. 18.
There's a fresh update to Sony Vegas Pro now available, and this ninth version of the esteemed editing software is better than ever. Refinements, most subtle but one not, are evident in the user interface, and you'll find new niceties on the editing timeline as well. Under the hood, there's even more compatibility with file formats and devices, and further evolutionary enhancements all around. It's a worthy upgrade for some users, but if you're looking for revolutionary changes, you won't find them here.
Matrox ® Video Products Group today announced Matrox MXO2Ã¢Â„Â¢ Mini support for the popular CineForm NeoScene editing workflow that streamlines AVCHD editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 on the PC. The Matrox MXO2 Mini I/O device
At CineGear 2009, a group of top-notch ACE editors-Mark Goldblatt, Michael Tronnick, Maryann Brandon, Maysie Hoi and Tina Hersch-got together to showcase some of their more challenging editing sequences and describe what's going on in the business today.
Star Trek took the editorial team on a wild, sometimes bumpy, adventure that included battling workflow bottlenecks, alliances with visual effects outfits, warp-speed sync issues and fighting off intergalactic pirates. We spoke with first assistant editor Julian Smirke about boldly going to the final editorial frontier.