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Video Editing

October 30, 2011 Author:

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

Automatic Duck Plug-ins are now Free!

  • October 26, 2011

    Digital Rebellion Updates Post Support Software for FCP, FCPX, AVID & Premiere

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    Digital Rebellion releases two new applications to organize and manage your video editing project files and footage. Compatible with AVID, Premiere, FCP and FCPX, Digital Rebellion’s Pro Maintenance Tools and Pro Media Tools will streamline your workflow and troubleshoot common editing application errors. Read More

  • October 25, 2011

    Using Dropbox to Sync and Back up Editing Projects

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    Dropbox is an exceptionally useful application that allows you to store files within a designated folder on your computer—and with every Save, it instantly and safely backs up your files to the Dropbox servers, and also syncs your updated files to all of your other Dropbox folders located on other computers and mobile devices. Additionally, you can share folders within your Dropbox with any number of collaborators, so every time you make a change, everyone gets the update simultaneously. So, the question is… how does this work with editing projects? Read More

  • October 22, 2011

    Multi-camera Editing in Avid Media Composer: Part 2 of 2

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    Multi-camera editing in Avid Media Composer is a breeze. Check out this tutorial to find out how! (This is Part 2 in a 2-part tutorial series on multi-camera editing.) Read More

  • October 14, 2011

    CatDV Supports Translating Final Cut Pro Projects from FCP7 to FCPX

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    Want to open your Final Cut Pro projects in FCPX? CatDV is a third party application that acts as a “translator” of XML data…allowing you to open a cuts-only sequence of your FCP7 (or earlier version) in Final Cut Pro X and vice versa. Save time and keep your edits organized using this powerful support application! Read More

  • October 13, 2011

    When and where to make the cut: inspired by Walter Murch’s In the Blink of an Eye

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    Editing is a lovely balance of technical expertise, artistic license, and pure instinct. In this post, we’re going to take a temporary step back from this blog’s usual emphasis on the technical aspects of editing in favor of a discussion about art and instinct, as inspired by Walter Murch’s text, In the Blink of an Eye. Read More

  • October 11, 2011

    Working with Markers in Final Cut Pro X

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    Adding markers is a great way to share information about your sequence with others, or to remind yourself of things you need to do. In Final Cut Pro X, there are quite a few marker-related shortcuts that will serve you well. Read More