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Video Editing

December 17, 2011 Author:

Singular Software releases their popular Plural Eyes support application for Final Cut Pro X. Available as a free public beta version, this application automates the syncing of audio and video files in your project’s timeline. Read More

Plural Eyes Sync Software Comes to Final Cut Pro X

  • 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 28, 2011

    Video Tutorial: How to Use the New Find Tool in Avid Media Composer

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    As we continue our video tutorial series on the new features in Media Composer 6, we thought we’d highlight the new Find Tool (which was technically introduced in Media Composer 5.5). Its powerful metadata searching capabilities will allow you to burrow deep within your bins, scripts and even the text in your Timeline and monitors to find exactly what you’re looking for. Read More

  • November 28, 2011

    Video Tutorial: How to Use PhraseFind in Avid Media Composer

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    PhraseFind is one of the most talked about new features in Avid Media Composer. PhraseFind phonetically searches every clip in your project for a word or phrase that you input. In just moments, it returns highly accurate results, allowing you to immediately find specific soundbites. Read More

  • November 25, 2011

    Video Tutorial: Using the New Tabbed Interface, Bin Layouts and Workspaces in Avid Media Composer 6

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    Media Composer 6 has come out with some great tools, and we’ll be looking at them in detail through several upcoming video tutorials. In this tutorial, you’ll be introduced to the new tabbed interface, as well as the ability to save custom bin layouts and workspaces. Read More

  • November 18, 2011

    AIFF, MP3 and WAVs — What’s the Best Audio Format for Video Editing in Final Cut Pro?

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    Learn which types of audio files work best in Final Cut Pro! Avoid the common mistake of integrating low resolution files into your projects. Instead, learn how to convert your audio files to FCP (and FCPX) friendly formats! 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