Monthly Archives

June 2007

The Magic Bullet Look Builder interface

Click-thru Tutorial: Magic Bullet Looks | Studio Daily If you haven't seen the Magic Bullet Looks video demo at Studio Daily then click on over and give it a look right now. It looks to me to be one of the most innovative ways to build and apply looks to footage that has ever been developed. ...

Apple pro apps updated

Apple released updates to most of the Final Cut Studio apps today. Final Cut Pro went to 6.0.1. Remember that when you update and open a project it can no longer be opened in anyone else's v. 6.0. You can try this hack ... it's not recommended by Apple but works for me. Of interest ...

Lobbying for better title tools

Grant over at Avid Tips has started a post trying to lobby support for a better title tool in Avid applications. Click on over Avid users and make your voices heard and Grant is going to try and get the suggestions to the right people. The Avid title tool has long been long-in-the-tooth and hasn't ...

Now blogging at Studio Daily too

In addition to my recent decision to take a staff edit position with the Filmworkers Club, I'm also expanding my blogging over at studiodaily.com, and more specifically at the new Studio Daily blogs. What kind of content will be there that won't be here on the Editblog? It's hard to say but one nice ...

Now editing at the Filmworkers Club

A big decision was recently made ... after nearly 8 years of freelancing editing I've decided to take a staff position at the Nashville office of the Filmworkers Club. Why choose to leave a successful business that has supported me for 8 years? As anyone who has ever been self-employed can tell you, there ...

Tips on the Ken Burns effect

Poynter Online is a website about "everything you need to be a better journalist." A recent post takes a quick but helpful look at the Ken Burns effect. The author interviews a number of journalists and editors (and Ken Burns himself) about how they use the panning and zooming of still images to help tell ...

Speed up H.264 encoding

Elgato Turbo.264 Graphics Accelerator: First Look - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Here's a look at the new Elgato H.264 encoding accelerator. It plugs into a USB port and offloads some of the H.264 encoding process from your computer's processor to its on-board processor. Most of the talk on the above linked TUAW post and Elgato's ...

Motion animation indicators

While working in Motion 3 today I noticed a nice little interface enhancement. When you turn on the animation record button, either via the A key or the animation record button, Motion 3 turns the backgrounds of the numerical parameter display in the Inspector red: This is a nice little enhancement as I would often turn animation ...

Helpful Avid tips site

A recent post on Splice Here pointed to a great blog called Avid Tips. Coming from Grant way down under in Sydney, Australia the site is a treasure trove of all things Avid tips, tricks and techniques. For a complete list if tips, click on over.

custom quick transitions in Avid apps

While digging around through Avid Tips the other day I saw a post about saving custom "quick transitions" in Avid. I have to agree and say "holy crap, why isn't this documented?" This could have beek really helpful with the ability to apply transitions from IN to OUT! Basically, you can save your own custom ...