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Avid Media Composer v8.5

Avid Media Composer 8.5 Adds HDR, Simplifies Menus, Offers Better Feedback on the Timeline

It's been a good year for Avid editors, as new versions of Avid Media Composer made high-res workflow a reality on the system, adding custom resolutions that topped out at a massive 8K square: 8192×8192. The latest update, Media Composer 8.5, … more »

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Red Weapon, Scarlet-W and Raven to Support Avid DNxHR and DNxHD

Red Digital Cinema said its DSMC2 camera line-up, including the Weapon, the Scarlet-W, and the Raven (pictured, top), will support Avid's DNxHR and DNxHD codecs via a free firmware upgrade coming later this year.  The Avid codecs are key to … more »

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Oscar-Nominated Editor Stephen Mirrione on Cutting The Revenant

Like its ferocious 19th century protagonist Hugh Glass, The Revenant has hewed an arduous path toward redemption. Filmed in remote locations in the Canadian Rockies and Patagonia under extremely difficult conditions, the production was as unique and challenging as it was rewarding … more »

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Melanie Oliver on Cutting The Danish Girl

The latest film by director Tom Hooper is the story of not one but two Danish women, soul mates who navigate two extraordinary transitions. While The Danish Girl is foremost about the trailblazing gender reassignment of the painter Einar Wegener … more »

Avid Stock Tumbles Following Cuts in 2015 Forecasts

It's a tough day for Avid, following yesterday afternoon's earnings report that saw a 4 percent year-over-year decline in the company's revenue. The company also cut forecasts for the full year, projecting 2015 bookings will be between $490 million and … more »

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Editor Jake Roberts on Brooklyn

Following a Sundance premiere that garnered early praise for performances by Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen, and then a fall festival run that started building Oscar buzz, the period romantic drama Brooklyn is ready to vie for awards and eyeballs in a … more »

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Podcast: Editor Michael Kahn, ACE, on Bridge of Spies

When discussing his work alongside his longtime friend, director Steven Spielberg, on the Cold War saga Bridge of Spies, veteran film editor Michael Kahn, ACE, gives the distinct impression that the project was almost effortless. That’s because Kahn, who will turn … more »

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Podcast: Matthew Libatique, ASC, on Straight Outta Compton

The ongoing box-office roll of director F. Gary Gray’s hardscrabble look at the pioneering and controversial gangsta rap group N.W.A. in the movie Straight Outta Compton since its mid-August debut has been one of this year’s big motion-picture stories. And it … more »

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Podcast: Director Ken Kwapis on A Walk in the Woods

After considering several directors over the decade that he spent acquiring, developing, shelving, and then re-considering producing and starring in the film adaptation of author Bill Bryson’s 1998 book, A Walk in the Woods, Robert Redford finally settled on film and … more »

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Podcasts from the Front Lines: Editor Roger Barton on Terminator Genisys

Over the years, film editor Roger Barton has carved out a fruitful niche cutting high-octane, big-action, visual effects-loaded Hollywood extravaganzas. Indeed, his resume is chock full of Transformer pictures (three to be exact), along with Star Wars: Revenge of the … more »