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October 2007

An Editblog Review: Factory Tools (Part 3 of 3)

To round out the look at effects plug-ins from Noise Industries, the Avid version is called Factory Tools. You can choose the basic set with "115 realtime plug-ins for Avid Xpress Pro and Media Composer" or the Pro version which gives you a total of 146 effects. The concept behind the Avid and the Final ...

Software from the future: marker pop-ups

Someday...markers might become even more useful via a little pop-up window that shows text assigned to the marker. While today all markers can be labeled with content, that content is usually visible only by clicking the marker, bringing up a separate window or moving the playhead in the timeline to the marker. A pop-up would ...

WSJ on editing on computers

CinemaTech posted today on an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled Editing Big Films Is Now Being Done On Small Computers. This doesn't come as news to those of us currently editing but seeing the article in the Journal was a surprise to me. Now if only I could read the whole thing ... ...

OT: Evolve now available

If you've got an iPod then you've got to have some kind of dedicated loudspeaker system. And while there are many, many, many choices out there one of the newest and most clever is the Griffin Evolve. I had the privelige of testing out a pre-release model and it's a great little set of ...

Soundtrack Pro gets a much needed option

I finally had to opportunity to do some good work in Soundtrack Pro 2. And I have to say that I am glad the engineers finally added the option to include "only the referenced media" when sending a clip from Final Cut Pro: This one option has made what was almost a useless program (to me ...

NY Times on screen clutter

I happened upon this article on the New Yorks Times web site the other day: As the Fall Season Arrives, TV Screens Get More Cluttered And my how they are correct. As broadcast networks, cable networks, and most all television broadcasters in general desperately try to keep the keep their ever dwindling audience intact they will try ...

Updated Avid Mac cheat sheet available

It was noted in a post on the Avid support forums the other day that the Avid Mac Cheat Sheet had been updated to version 1.4 on 10/10/07. If you've never seen the 20 page Mac Cheat Sheet then you should give it a look as it's helpful for all things Avid and Mac. From ...

An Editblog review: FxFactory (Part 1 of 3)

Plug-ins, plug-ins, plug-ins. Can you ever have enough? If I could chose only one set of plug-ins for Final Cut Pro then FxFactory from Noise Industries would probably be the one. I would choose the FxFactory Pro, pay the $399 and never look back. (more…)