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August 2007

FreshDV: Editing, Manipulation, and the Kuleshov Effect

If you haven't read the blog entry over at FreshDV entitled: Editing, Manipulation, and the Kuleshov Effect then click over and read it now. There's some great links off the post as well. And if you don't know what the Kuleshov Effect is then read the Wikipedia entry now because if you are an editor and haven't ...

Top Gear now on BBC America

If you're an automotive fan then you've probably heard of Top Gear. It's the best television automotive magazine show ever produced. Fast and fun and lots of sports cars to be tested, it hasn't been available in America except for the occasional showings on Discovery. BBC America has now begun airing the episodes on ...

ScriptSync saves the day

There was a good bit of press about Avid's new to Media Composer 2.7 feature ScriptSync when it debuted at NAB 2007. Lots of demos and playing but then not much about real world use. I mentioned how the feature might come in handy not with a narrative script but talking head interviews. That came ...

Getting new Avids working

It's been an interesting last few days as we installed two new Avid Media Composer software systems with Mojo SDIs at the facility. The new machines are Mac Pro dual-quad core machines; the Octo-Macs. They are screaming fast but they shipped with Mac OSX 10.4.10. This brings up an interesting predicament. As of this posting, ...

Drobo & the Perfect Keyboard | Your Mac Life

Drobo & the Perfect Keyboard | Your Mac Life Tonight on Your Mac Life Shawn will be interviewing the folks from Drobo. What's Drobo? We'd all like to have a robot, wouldn't we? One that would be at your beck and call. Well, the people at Data Robotics have a "Storage Robot" called "Drobo" - OK, a ...

Working with iMovie 08

I've written a couple of posts over at Studio Daily about Apple's new iMovie 08 and how I was impressed with its new way of thinking about live skimming your video clips and selecting video for the edit. Others haven't been as impressed. Whatever ones opinion on iMovie 08 it has completely changed from ...

OT: New Springsteen October 2

Mark your calendars rock n roll fans. The Boss will be back in stores on October 2nd with the E Street Band in full. It's going to be Magic. Official announcement here. Rolling Stone article here. AP article here. And a little taste here.