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Decades ago, the motion picture industry was rocked, or maybe I should say un-rocked, by the brilliant invention of the "Steadicam" camera stabilization rig. Read about Three of the Industry's Best Small Camera Stabilizers
As the creator of the first nonlinear editing system on the scene, Avid has always had a unique place in media technology. From the beginning, Avid editing systems could be distinguished by two things
Traditionally, video editing workstations fall into two camps: expensive real-time systems and inexpensive non-real-time systems. Lately, this distinction has become downright fuzzy, reflecting dramatic speed increases in processor and memory architectures, as well as new standards in hard drive interfaces
One thing that I feel has been missing from NLEs is a simple and efficient way to record voiceovers and narration. In my old linear edit system, where the audio went through a Mackie 1402 VLZ mixer, all that
The words "easy" and "3D" don't often come together. Hence, tools promising a better path for 3D tend to get plenty of attention. For its part, the Luxology team behind Modo is essentially the same one that brought Lightwave to the masses.
Until recently, SmartSound Sonicfire was king of the hill, mostly because it didn't have any real competition. All that changed with the introduction of Sony's Cinescore, which is aimed at essentially the same market. Both programs generate music tracks that can match the length and mood of your video.
While once limited to just compositing programs, visual effects plug-ins are fast becoming a mainstay of many editing systems. Once we started using our Sapphire plug-ins on our Final Cut Pro system, there was no going back to just using them with After Effects.
Everyone has owned a Swiss Army Knife at one time or another, and, at one time or another, it has probably saved all of our butts. Wouldn't it be great if you had one for your camera? Well, if you're the