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February 2008

Posting RED. A journey begins.

  Everyone knows that the RED cameras are finally shipping and seem to be arriving on a somewhat regular basis out in the world. It's a pretty cool piece of technology. There have been lots and lots and lots of stuff written about it so there's no sense in recapping anything about the camera itself here ...

Quicktime installers. Pretty much all of them

A while back I posted a link to some direct stand-alone QuickTime install links on Apple's website. They can sometimes be difficult to find when you need to downgrade Quicktime or want the full install as opposed to updating through the software update in system preferences. I thought I was doing something great but finding ...

Addicted to Independent Filmmaking?

Are you addicted to Independent Filmmaking? I am /are /was / is / has been / probably will be for some time to come. If you are too then check out Indie Fever .org, a website created to help out with this growing disease. You can check out the Public Service Announcement created to get the ...

Red Digital Workflow in Progress on Indie Films | Studio Daily

Red Digital Workflow in Progress on Indie Films | Studio Daily Matt from Studio Daily (and don't forget to read the blog over there!) posted a really good / in-depth interview with three of the creatives behind the indie film 3 Days Gone. What's so great about this particular interview? They used the RED camera. The ...

I'd like an Apple TV with Blu-ray!

Duncan Riley over at TechCrunch posted an article today titled Digital Downloads Are Not About To Kill Blu-Ray. It's a good read that kind of reinforces what has always seemed to me to be some of the common sense arguments as to why the digital downloading of big and fat movie files aren't about to ...

ProRes SD Results (Finally) | fini.tv

ProRes SD Results (Finally) ProRes isn't only for HD. Patrick over at www.fini.tv has put together a great article detailing multi-generational comparisons of Apple ProRes codec on standard definition materials. Blogged with Flock

Avid Perfect Pitch contest

Have some free time this weekend? Then make your own movie pitch and enter it into Avid and Digital Content Producer's "Perfect Pitch" contest. You make a 60 second pitch video, upload it and then it's voted on by the public. The top 20 entries then submit a business plan and go on to be ...

Top 10 Avid Media Composer Tips

Since I've done a little entry about the Top 10 Final Cut Pro tips then why not do the same for Avid? Most of these tips apply to Media Composer but there are a few that will work in Avid Xpress Pro as well. While it would be easy to compare and contrast a lot ...

Video is more important than audio – Engadget HD

Video is more important than audio - Engadget HD "The reason is simple, more people can appreciate the difference with improved picture quality than improved sound quality." This above linked post caught my eye the other day. It kind of goes against one of most important things to remember when producing film and video programming: the idea ...

My God, he's in the stars.

Blue Thunder was good. Jaws was great. But 2010 was my favorite from him. It was one of the first movies to really make an impression on me... way back in 1984. Looooong before I ever saw 2001. Now he's J.A.F.O. from up above. Man did he do a lot of movies in his life... 1932 - ...