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October 2006

Final Cut Pro's bad EDL

I recently edited a music video for Kenny Rogers. Pretty straight forward stuff. It was a performance base which will get effects done after it is online and conformed. There were several EDL glitches. 3 instances in the cut when the FCP EDL generated the wrong timecode. There was a time, early in the FCP ...

Dove's http://www.campaignforrealbeauty.com/

If you haven't seen the Dove "Evolution" short then watch it right now. I saw it the other day while thumbing around over at Filppant News. It is really a very well done piece of work and the perfect thing for online viewing. I really got a kick out of reading a lot of the comments ...

Beginner's Guide to Freelancing

I've been self-employed for a number of years now (more that I can to remember). It was not a decision that I came to make easily but it was one of the best decisions I've ever made in regards to my career. As any freelancer will tell you, you work much harder for yourself than ...

Firewire 800 is back again!

Yesterday Apple updated the Macbook Pros and lo and behold Firewire 800 has returned to the 15 inch model! I had written a post about Firewire's future and I was a bit worried that Firewire 800 might be going the way of the Dodo bird. But then we get the new Mac Pro with 800 ...

I can't wait to see this movie.

Political incorrectness can be very, very funny. Follow this link to see the first 4 minutes of the upcoming movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Off for a week.

The editblog will be on hiatus for a week or so as we take a vacation in Jamaica. I will hijack my friends post who will be there as well. Everyone have a great week. In the meantime, here is a little read on the very exciting topic of video resolution. It's old and from a home ...

How to read an EDL

The EDL, or Edit Decision List, is the most basic and simple way to translate an offline edit sequence to an online system. Most all systems generate them (maybe not iMovie), and most all systems will read them. They only transfer a limited amount of information so it would be preferable to use XML, OMF, ...

Media 100's new software only editor

Media 100 Producer: Digital Video Editing Software And yet another entry into the desktop video editing market. Actually, Media 100 has been around for a loooong time. They have (had?) carved out a niche in the corporate and industrial market. I'm my years editing I have encountered approximately 2 systems. The new Media 100 Producer is ...

Video editing app poll results

Jake Ludington's MediaBlab is a nice site that delivers the goods on all things digital. Everything is discussed, including (but I'm sure not limited to) Digital Video, DVD Hacks, Gadgets, HDTV, Media Center PC, Media Hacks, Photography, Podcasting, PSP Hacks, PSP and iPod Movies, Unbundled Media, VoIP, Xbox 360.  That's pretty much all things digital. ...

Avid Marquee tutorial online

The Avid Marquee title tool is a very very powerful title creation and animation tool. So much so in fact that I rarely use it as it is very complicated. It is really like Adobe After Effects just for titles. Avid has a great tutorial online that gives the user  nice, guided, step-by-step instructions to ...