A trend appears to be developing in broadcast technology development the more ridiculous an idea initially seems, the better the chances are that it will turn the whole industry on its head. Ten years ago editing over an internet connection was a pipe-dream, and the suggestion that broadcast equipment might be replaced with standard IT was considered preposterous as recently as five years ago. Yet working in the cloud, on standard IT equipment has revolutionised post-production and enabled workflows we never thought possible.
Media management driveseditors nuts. Since thebeginning of computerbasedvideo editing, trying toremember where your media is storedis a never-ending battle between getting it done, anddoing it right.With the release of
As director and filmmaker for Poor Kids and Poor Kids USA, I faced some specific technical challenges. Both films were commissioned by the BBC, which only accepts high-definition footage shot in data rates of 50 mb/s or higher. Since we would be going into the childrens houses and other low-light situations, we wanted a small camera........
Broadcast and post-production companies face the daily challenge of delivering more for less both in terms of time and money. Whilst the industry has been quick to embrace the efficiencies of file-based workflows and enhancements in the creative editing process, the reality - for companies of all sizes - is that the effective and secure management of media data remains complex and expensive.
With all the talk of Final Cut Pro X, Premiere CS 5.5 and Avid Media Composer, some people are starting to forget about our much-loved EDIUS. Well, Editors Keys is about to launch a brand new EDIUS keyboard, so in honor of this new product, Im going to share some of the top EDIUS 6 Keyboard shortcuts.
So, Final Cut Pro X has been released and the shortcuts have nearly all changed. I'm here to lend a helping hand and show you some of my top keyboard shortcuts and let you into a little known secret¦ Final Cut Pro X also supports multi-touch gestures!
This week I received two press releases from major companies, both, incidentally, beginning with A and holding the number one and two spots in broadcast editing. And both, in their different ways, were prime examples of how not to do it.
Three years ago a convoy of white vans arrived at the Faculty of Arts at the University of West of England in Bristol. An hour later its entire stock of SVHS camcorders, linear editing decks and analog tape were history.
I recently went to a demonstration of some really terrific new technology.
This is not a technology column so I do not propose to go into too much detail about why I was impressed. I mention it because it started me thinking about a more fundamental issue about our industry today.
Ill be honest up until recently I had not been a big fan of AVCHD. It promised great things but, having hired out consumer AVCHD cameras for the last few years, we knew there were still a few hurdles for it jump over. For corporate customers, to just plug and play in terms of simple playback was impossible some form of software was always required.
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