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February 18, 2012 Author:

With today’s ACE awards ready to deliver honors on outstanding film editing work done in 2011, we should get a lead on who might be a favorite at the Oscar’s looming the following week. Since the SAG and Golden Globes do not recognize Editing as a category, the next two weeks are the pinnacle for recognizing the achievements and outstanding efforts from last year. Read More

Eddie Awards should provide hints for next week’s Oscars

  • December 6, 2011

    Video Editors Respond to CNN’s Layoff of 50 Editors and Videographers

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    CNN recently announced layoffs of about 50 of its editors and videographers, stating that because cameras and editing equipment were so plentiful in the hands of the masses, they would begin relying more heavily on user-generated content, rather than professional content. Professional editors have had a chance to respond to this news, and we’ve followed this conversation. Read More

  • November 16, 2011

    An Interview with Avid: Talking about the launch of Media Composer 6

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    Avid Media Composer 6 is officially available and ready to test drive! I interviewed Angus Mackay, Avid Segment Marketing Manager of Professional Video, about the launch—and he had some great things to say about the new release. Read More

  • October 30, 2011

    Automatic Duck Plug-ins are now Free!

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    Automatic Duck, the Seattle-based conversion software distributor (known for their plug-ins that translate edited sequences between Final Cut Pro, Avid, After Effects, Quantel, Pro Tools), has recently revamped its cost structure for plug-in delivery. Now, their Pro Import AE, Pro Import FCP, and Pro Export FCP (FCP7 and FCPX) plugins are available at absolutely no charge. But… at what cost? Read More

  • September 9, 2011

    Adobe and Avid Pleased by Software Sales Since Launch of Final Cut Pro X

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    News coming from the IBC Conference in Amsterdam is showing that Apple’s competitors in the video editing world—Adobe and Avid—are pleased with their software sales following the release of Final Cut Pro X. Read More

  • August 9, 2011

    Top 20 Tips for Creating A Successful Demo Reel

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    Looking to create a highly-effective & creative demo reel? Whether you’re an editor, director, animator or director of photography, follow our demo reel tips and position yourself for success! Read More

  • July 2, 2011

    Avid, Adobe Cater to Disgruntled Final Cut Pro editors

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    With the recent backlash following the launch of FCP X, both Avid and Adobe are reaching out to FCP users, offering deals to entice them to try out the other options in professional editing. Read More