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March 2007

Favorites of 2006 (and a few from 2005)

Every year at tax time I drag out all of my saved receipts from the previous year. That includes movie ticket stubs which I like to then rank in order of preference. Since I'm in a second teir market it can sometimes take a while to get some of the films in smaller theatrical release ...

Avid for Intel arrives

If you’ve checked any of the post-production blogs recently you’ve seen the news that Avid has released the Intel Mac compatible versions of both Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer software. This is good news for Mac users as the Intel Mac systems scream. Among the new features besides the Intel compatibility is a new ...

The DV Show and getting better You Tube videos

One of the most frequently asked questions on the Apple Final Cut Pro forums is how to get better quality from You Tube videos. Apparently people don't use the search feature as one search for the topic yields tons of threads. The Camcorderinfo Blog linked to a handy article on the DV Show about getting ...

You Tube video award winners

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. Did you know that You Tube was having some video awards? Well the winners have been announced. Some you've seen, some you haven't. Some suck, some are great. Click the above link watch. Blogged with Flock

ACE's 2006 equipment survey

ACE 2006 Equipment Survey Results The American Cinema Editors has posted the 2006 equipment survey results. There were a few things in the survey that caught my eye. First it's worth noting that the survey consisted of 60 responses. There's no mention of exactly who the respondents were and to this observer 60 seems like a ...

How to make lines in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a pixel-based image editing program. And while it will do pretty much anything and everything related to image editing there are some simple things take a little bit of effort. One of those things is the simple task of making lines. It never seems to fail that when I want to make ...

Review of the Matrox MXO

Shane Ross over at Little Frog in High Def has posted a 2 part review (part 1, part 2) / impressions of the Matrox MXO. The MXO box is a unit that attaches directly to your spare DVI port for all kinds of high def monitoring goodness. It's good to see a real world review ...

4 minute single take fight scene

We all love those super-long single takes that directors will throw into their movies to show their technical skill and directing prowess. The club entrance in Goodfellas, The beginning of The Player, pretty much all of Children of Men. Here's a fight scene from a Japanese film called The Protector. Like a lot of Children ...

An Avid focused blog

Steve Cohen is an editor working in Los Angeles. He has a blog called Splice Here. In a blogosphere where they are many Final Cut Pro focused blog it's nice to see one that is mainly focused on Avid and Avid-related products. Steve talks about everything from wall street related issues, to a critical look ...