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Designing the correct workflow
Harry Smith Last year I took a year-long placement as a video editing support technician. The role exposed me to the common issues that students run into when editing their projects, and I developed an understanding as to why they might struggle understanding the complexities of video workflow.
Tags: iss124 | portsmouth | tvfutures | ccitv | post production | Harry Smith
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Small post houses delivering a big service
Jack Wenzinger In today's fast-paced world of video production, the importance of a well-organized, responsive media asset management system cannot be overstated. After all, time is money, and the more quickly people can find and retrieve the exact content they need, the more quickly they can complete their video projects ¦ and capitalize on the content.
Tags: iss121 | wazee | post | mam | Jack Wenzinger
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The future of post production
KitPlus

Love it or hate it, 2016 will certainly be a year to remember, for many reasons.

In the world of post-production, we've seen high dynamic range become incorporated into UK studio pipelines for the very first time. We watched Ang Lee demonstrate exactly what you can do by shooting at 120 frames per second in combination with stereo 3D. We've even become stunned spectators as film steadily makes a comeback as a creative medium, and VR goes from tinkerer specific to becoming a fully-fledged consumer technology to buy.

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Top 10 Tips for Saving Time in Post
Max McGonigal Whether you're working on a shoestring or with feature film budgets, every production is under pressure to save money. And while cutting back on crew and downgrading your gearlist are effective ways of reducing costs, they invariably also reduce production value.
Tags: iss114 | forscene | post production | editing | forbidden technology | Max McGonigal
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New Upmixing Challenges and Strategies for Audio Post-production Today and Tomorrow
Jon Schorah Following the successful introduction of Halo Upmix, NUGEN Audios new upmixing plugin, Creative Director and Co-Founder Jon Schorah reflects on the changing landscape and increasingly complex demands of the modern audio post-production environment.
Tags: iss109 | upmixing | audio post | halo upmix | plugin | nugen | Jon Schorah
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Post Production Companies Protection
Leighton Chenery The UK Post and VFX industry has some of the most skilled and creative talent in the World attracting work from all over the globe including many of the biggest movies from the US.
Tags: iss109 | insurance | post prodcution protection | Leighton Chenery
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The Lobster - achieving a textural grain
KitPlus Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos is about to debut his first English language feature with The Lobster, which will be in UK cinemas on the 15th of October. We speak to DaVinci Resolve colorist and long time collaborator Tony Ford about the meticulous approach to color grading this dystopian love story.
Tags: iss104 | yorgos lanthimos | the lobster | film festival | post production | film grain | texture | screen | KitPlus
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Dealing with clients
Den Lennie For many clients, the prospect of commissioning a video production leaves one key consideration in their minds and that is: how much is it all going to cost? Particularly for marketing departments or smaller businesses which may only spend a nominal amount of money on advertising. Video production by its very nature involves more personnel and more costs and will likely be inherently more expensive than some graphic design work or print advertising.
Tags: iss104 | video production | advice | tips | post production | business | Den Lennie
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An end-to-end solution
Kevin Shaw BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP), a commercial subsidiary of the BBC, provides an end-to-end solution for what we refer to as post-post-production. Our services include preservation of media in our Front Porch DIVArchive and an end to end service that includes digitization of film and tape, quality control, technical review, compliance editing, restoration and remastering, transcoding (including viewing copies and proxies), file delivery, and hosting.
Tags: iss102 | bbc | s&pp | post production | Front porch DIVarchive | Kevin Shaw
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Advantages of SSD Hybrid Solutions in Post Production Environments
James McKenna There's a plan for everything in life. Think on it, scope it out, ask around and come up with a consensus, you'll be prepared when it happens. Like post production for example - you're bidding on a job that's acquiring in 6K for a UHD DPX deliverable, and you want the whole deal, edit through delivery, so you make a plan. Transcode to Pro Res HD for edit, up-convert to 6K for finishing and grading, render out to UHD DPX for delivery. Well done, it's a good plan. But wait - the colorist wants to work in DPX, and offline/online sounds like old-tech to the young producer, and he wants to run 6K raw throughout. The best laid plans are thwarted thusly. The new plan may be to rebuild the facility from scratch with fatter interconnects, new workstations and bigger, faster storage.
Tags: iss102 | ssd | post production | solutions | hybrid | delivery | storage | James McKenna
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Fixing it in parallel
Daniele Siragusano Whenever something went wrong in television production, the cry was always "We'll fix it in post". Except that there was rarely enough time, in a broadcast schedule, to fix anything. Today we expect every programme - even routine television programmes like daily dramas - to look and sound perfect. But we still do not have enough time to correct everything in post. The only answer is to find a better way of working.
Tags: iss097 | editing | post production | workflow | filmlight | coronation street | visual effects | Daniele Siragusano
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Archiving as a service at BBC Studios and Post Production
Kevin Shaw BBC Studios and Post Production (BBC S&PP) is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC that competes for work from both the BBC and the market at large. In the Digital Media Services (DMS) department, we provide an end-to-end solution for what we refer to as "post-post production." Our services include digitization of film and tape, quality control, technical review, compliance editing, restoration and remastering, transcoding (including viewing copies and proxies), file delivery, and hosting.
Tags: iss097 | kevin shaw | post production | bbc studios | digital media services | archive | Kevin Shaw
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Stability not short-term subscriptions
Lewis Kirkaldie I've been watching the prospect of subscription-based tools with interest. I talk to customers a lot, and they too are monitoring the situation. Some can see advantages; others are wary. I think it depends very much on what the tool is. Being able to switch a service on and off is attractive for some applications. I can see that a particular set of video effects, for example, could be vital for a production and previously it was hard to justify a purchase for a one-off job. If you only pay for the time you use it, that is good.
Tags: iss097 | subscription | tools | software | post production | cinegy | applications | Lewis Kirkaldie
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Post Production gear guide - what new products to watch out for in 2015
Beth Zarkhosh With 2015 now upon us what better way to start by being in the know with all the latest gear for video editing? We all know the editing process can be a stressful one, so having the right equipment and being organised will help you to become more productive this year.
Tags: iss097 | post production | guide | 8k | ultra hd | monitor | thunderbolt | d2 | standing desk | backlit editing keyboard | panasonic | hxa500 | Beth Zarkhosh
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Still unsure about cloud editing? Read this..
Stephen Streater For all the talk about the cloud in the past couple of years, it can still be a bit of a mystery. When it comes to editing video in the cloud, some people still struggle with the concept. Is cloud editing secure? Do I need special knowledge? Why switch from traditional editing workflows? Won't cloud editing use a lot of bandwidth, especially with 4K video? Those are fair questions, and ones that often keep people from incorporating the cloud into their workflows.
Tags: iss097 | cloud | broadcast | workflow | editing | post production | Stephen Streater
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Increase productivity while editing
Terry Goyette Using non-linear editing software (NLEs) and digital audio workstations (DAWs) are staples of multimedia editors around the world. Many professionals use an NLE on a Windows PC or a Mac such as Adobe Premiere, FinalCut Pro, Sony Vegas or Avid Media Composer or edit music or sound with a DAW such as Pro Tools, Adobe Audition, Logic Pro, Propellerhead Reason or others. Professionals are not the only ones editing. We are now in the age of prosumers (consumers using pro equipment) using HD smartphone cameras uploading to YouTube as well as hearing music produced on home computers with programs like GarageBand and sharing with their friends on social media. There are many keyboard shortcuts to remember, and not always easy ways to navigate these programs with a mouse or keyboard.
Tags: iss097 | post production | editing | software | finalcut pro | timeline | contour design | Terry Goyette
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Studio furniture at the cutting edge
Graham Buchanan Custom Consoles was established in 1996 to meet the market demand for efficient and robust studio furniture at accountant-friendly prices. That may sound trite but we were working in SI roles ourselves and knew from direct experience how difficult it was to commission third-party desks built to the high standards our clients needed. As the company's name reflects, we specialised from the start in producing furniture tailored to the specific technical requirements and room dimensions appropriate to each project. Our objective was to reduce capital costs wherever possible. Custom Consoles built its name on the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture to a client base that includes the BBC, Channel 4, Carlton, TV4 Sweden, and Sony.
Tags: iss097 | studio | furniture | custom consoles | editing | post production | Graham Buchanan
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Four must-haves for modern media workflows: Enhancing your MAM solutions
Laurent Fanichet It's always been about the struggle to manage lots of assets and adapt your MAM to suit in the world of digital media workflows. In the early years, enterprise storage infrastructure couldn't keep pace with the demands of SD, so the first non-linear editing systems were turnkey solutions with proprietary file and file system formats. In the last decade or so, IT-based solutions have finally caught up, and open solutions for shared storage are now readily available at price points affordable for even boutique post houses.
Tags: iss097 | MAM | media | workflow | post production | 4k | Laurent Fanichet
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3sixtymedia implements Universal Videohub 288 with ITV
Taig McNab Taig McNab joined ITV in the Spring of 2011 and was quickly thrown into project managing the move of 3sixtymedia, ITV's post facility, from Quay Street in Manchester to MediaCityUK. Brought onboard as technical manager, not only was Taig responsible for looking after all of the operational aspects of 3sixtymedia's existing facility, he also had to start planning for the move to Salford, which at that moment in time was a little under a year away.
Tags: iss097 | itv | 3sixtymedia | universal videohub 288 | post production | mediacityUK | Taig McNab
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Eye to Eye: Video Post-production
N/A Video post-production has long been one of the fastest developing subsets of the broadcast business. It was among the first to lead the shift from hardware into software, bringing huge advantages in terms of affordability and ease of use. I can still remember the high cost, heavy weight and low quality of the early analogue tape to tape video editing systems. The expression 'colour comes later' returns to mind. IBC will see the introduction of quite a lot of new video-post kit including a respectable amount designed to handle 3D content which I will start off with.
Tags: eye to eye | post production | 3d post | binocle | dashwood | editshare | for-a | miranda | 2d post | miranda | blackmagic design | deltacast | digital vision | eyeheight | matrox | panasonic | iphone | vericorder | N/A
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Manipulate and Edit
Will Strauss# News analysis from Will Strauss
Tags: iss093 | post production | Quantel | Forbidden | Editors Keys | Blackmagic | FilmLight | Forscene | music | Audio Network | Broadcast Funiture | MW Video | audio | Calrec | DiGiCo | Junger Audio | audio post | Prismsound | Wire Broadcast | Will Strauss#
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How the cloud is changing the post production landscape
Stephen Streater Nowhere is this notion more apparent than in post-production. Every calculation or data fetch in post-production that is currently carried out on a local PC could be carried out in the cloud.
Tags: iss085 | forbidden technologies | forbidden | cloud | editing | storage | post production | changes | new | software | forscene | Stephen Streater
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Will Strauss looks at post production in 2014
Will Strauss# With ever-faster Internet speeds and the introduction of remote editing and grading software, doing post-production need not necessarily include a trip into Soho, writes Will Strauss.
Tags: iss085 | will strauss | review | editing | remote | grading | software | internet | storage | cloud | work from home | post production | guide | Will Strauss#
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Quantum StorNext plays a starring role for Framestore
Laurent Fanichet Even Oscar winners need to update tools to cope with the rapid transition from film to digital, for leading post production studio Framestore that meant choosing StorNext File System and Storage Manager to improve digital workflows and automate data management, resulting in a 30-60 percent saving.
Tags: iss080 | storage | role | framestore | quantum stornext | post production studio | case study | file system | Laurent Fanichet
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Loudness: What happens now if my work is not compliant?
Jon Schorah Now that loudness is a mandatory requirement in the United States, Europe, and much of the rest of the world, its not so much a question of when organizations will begin to comply, but how?
Tags: iss077 | loudness | not compliant | Jon Schorah | NUGEN audio | standards | control during ingest | limiting | post production | Jon Schorah
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The evolving face of post production
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As post-production continues to evolve from a predominantly bricks and mortar operation to an increasingly mobile one, new business and financial models are required.

Tags: iss073 | post production | creative cloud | soho | workflow | after effects | final cut | pay as you go | hire software | assimilate store | Will Strauss#
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Trends that could bring a much needed change to post-production
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There is hope for mid-sized post-production companies in 2013 – from talent to tax – as Peter Savage explains.

Tags: iss073 | post-production | uk government | final cut pro x | talent | [author]
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2011 wasnt all that bad for TV & Commercials, was it? So what does 2012 hold?
N/A 2011 was pretty depressing, reading the paper or watching the news was a miserable experience, and all in all, those who still have a job, or have a business should apparently be chuffed to bits!
Tags: iss061 | the look | post production | 3d stereoscopic | N/A
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THE RISE AND FALL AND RISE AND FALL OF POST PRODUCTION
N/A TVBAY ARTICLE: JULY 2011: The rise and fall and rise and fall of post-production Peter Savage looks back as well as forward as he contemplates the significant changes that have taken place and those that are emerging for our industry.
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tv-bay questions
N/A TV Bay Questions Eugene McCrystal, owner of EMC Post Production in Dublin
Tags: iss053 | emc post production | davinci resolve | blackmagic | finishing | fcp | avid | adobe | DaVinci Control Surface investment | jigsaw systems | decklink | colourist | N/A
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3D Post at NAB, Wimbledon, and more
Bob Pank# You may recall that last time 3D Diaries tackled the subject of post production in August 2010, it warned that the fix it in post habit was definitely to be avoided. This means shoot it correctly in the first place, as trying to fix errors, especially the 3D ones, in post can get very tricky and, may be expensive.
Tags: iss052 | wimbledon | 3d diaries | nab | 3d post | sid | geofix | onsetlab workflow | quantel | dvs | Bob Pank#
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Transforming Post Production With Content Supply Chain Management
N/A These are challenging times for post-production companies and operations. Even the most sophisticated post houses are scrambling to evolve their content chains in the face of game-changing trends: the move from tape- to file-based workflows, the growth of new distribution outlets and windows, and the drive towards same-day-and-date release of major motion pictures a critical strategy for capturing maximum revenue and increasing ROI.
Tags: iss052 | signiant | post production | cscm | content supply chain management | N/A
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Eye to Eye: Video Post-production
N/A My first direct experience of video post-production involved hauling a heavy Sony U-Matic tape machine up a flight of stairs before going back for an equally heavy playback deck, a bulky CRT monitor and a large box of interface giblets. That was in 1978. 33 years on, an Apple Mac does the whole editing job a great deal better, faster and more economically.
Tags: iss052 | eye to eye | post production | dft | digital film technology | dvs | for-a | matrox | panasonic | aj-pcd30 p2 | quantel | sony creative software | ipad2 | N/A
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NFTS, the future of digital visionaries
N/A The Confession, a film from The National Film and Television School (NFTS), has recently been nominated for an Academy Award, in the Live Action Short Film category - the second nomination for an NFTS graduation film in this category in the last five years.
Tags: nfts | iss050 | national film and tv school | digital vision | Cinematography | composing for Film and Television | Digital Post Production | Directing Animation | Directing Documentary | Directing Fiction | editing | Games | Design and Development | Producing | Producing and Directing Television Entertainment | Production Design | Screenwriting ¢ SFX/VFX ¢ Sound Design for Film and Television | N/A
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tv-bay IBC2010 double takes
N/A Acquisition, audio, grip, graphics and post, storage and archive, teat and measurement, 3d, monitoring...and much more from IBC2010
Tags: ibc | ibc2010 | iss046 | Acquisition | audio | grip | graphics and post | storage and archive | teat and measurement | 3d | monitoring | panasonic | sony | cinedeck | bluebell | p+s technik | canon | studer | rts telex | nhk | wohler | vario | autoscript | blackmagic | orad | brainstom | autodesk | maxell | glyph | mode-al | frontniche | convergent design | cel-soft | N/A
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TV Bay Questions
N/A TV Bay Questions series continues with an interview with Ben foakes from Sequence Post
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Digital Archiving in Media Workflows
N/A Tv-Bay interviews Robert Overzee, Archiving Evangelist at Atempo, a leading provider of cross-platform data protection and archiving solutions, about the digital archives new leading role in media workflows.
Tags: atempo | iss045 | archiving | workflow | backup | storage | digital archiving | post production | N/A
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Modern Tools for Test and Measurement in Post Production
N/A Todays post-production facilities and practically the entire global multimedia industry, face a common issue: how to effectively eliminate the notorious problem of inconsistent loudness being pushed to the absolute limits.
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HD Post Production
N/A In a parallel universe all forms of electronic entertainment are produced and presented in identical formats that can be exchanged and retrieved by anyone with permission to access the product.
Tags: hd post production | post production | acoustics | munro | iss044 | shepperton studios | N/A
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Post Production Recipes
N/A Multi-camera editing adds zest to any video production. It captures an event - a moment - from different angles, conveying a comprehensive and nuanced message. Often underrated, sound is a key ingredient in the mix. For the highest quality sound, separately recorded (dual-system) audio is the preferred technique.
Tags: plural eyes | iss044 | post production | nonlinear editing | nle | timecode | pluraleyes | dualeyes | singular software | N/A
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3D diaries -Fix it in post. Dont go there
Bob Pank# The more I look into it the more scary 3D is. Researching for 3D Diaries shows there are so many pitfalls and traps that would be all too easy to fall into; enough to put people off the whole idea! The answer is simply to learn about the subject before seriously jumping in with both feet. Clearly it adds a whole new layer to all parts of the scene-to-screen chain. In each link there are traps to avoid, and avoid them you must, because getting it wrong produces unwatchable results.
Tags: 3d diaries | post production | 3d | iss044 | 3d production | s-3d | Bob Pank#
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Post Production
N/A The global financial downturn is having a significant impact on every industry and television is suffering too. The programme budgets of most channels are being held or cut making the costs of producing content significant in the decision on whether programmes and series are aired. Yet the demand remains for bigger, bolder and more cinematic styles and effects in television programmes. The challenge to post-production is how to achieve these high production values but at the same time reducing costs.
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Looking back, and forward to the next decade of media production
N/A The year 2000 doesnt seem that long ago and whats for certain is that as you get older ten years is a very short space of time. A decade is a long time in technology though.
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Location Sound Recording And Post-production with Chris Watson
N/A Ask The Experts Sound is often regarded as playing a subordinate role to visuals in film, TV and video production, but the finest directors and producers have insisted on taking as much care over the sonics of a production as the visuals. Of course, on smaller-scale productions, it's still often the case that the soundtrack is whatever you capture while youre busy recording the visuals, plus any incidental music you can afford to put over the top.
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The Prism Sound Effect
N/A When Prism Sound took over the SADiE brand last year, it embarked on a fact-finding mission to discover why the brand had such a huge and extremely dedicated international user base. This process has been extremely enlightening and has enabled Prism Sound to respond with SADiE 6 - a new product for professional sound editors that is sure to enhance the brands already strong reputation.
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3D Post
N/A Rewind a couple of years and 3D was a hot topic but there was very little production and few companies able to offer suitable support for efficient 3D post production. Many people thought it would fade, as before. A few even hoped it would go away!
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Eye to Eye New post-production kit at IBC 2009
N/A This alphabetical overview of new video and film post-production kit at IBC 2009 was going to start with Apple but the company pulled out of both NAB and IBC in 2008
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How and where to do your Post Production.
N/A The world of professional editing and post production has changed dramatically in the last few years. The biggest of the barriers to entry (cost), has all but disappeared with the advent of desktop editing solutions.
Tags: iss023 | post production | editing | desktop editing | workflow | soho editors | N/A
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Behind the scenes at Big Brother 9
N/A Working 94 days with no day off is a hard task. Its even harder for the TV equipment that has to keep going round the clock, every day, to keep all the viewing addicts supplied with live footage and highlight editions.
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