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November 1, 2011 Author:

Time and project management are essential elements of productive video editing! In this post, we take a look at the best way to avoid some of the common mistakes producers and editors make when proposing and managing the post-production process. Read More

Good, Fast & Cheap? Avoiding Some of the Pitfalls of Pro Video Editing

  • October 30, 2011

    10 to Follow: Video Editing and Post-Production Twitter Users

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    Check out the first post in our series on the top video production and post related Twitter users to follow! We’ve got a great roundup of post-production professionals and industry related news outlets…see what’s making headlines in the video/film industry and get the latest video editing tips and tricks! 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

  • 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 22, 2011

    Setting up for Multi-camera Editing in Avid Media Composer: Part 1 of 2

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    Setting yourself up for multi-camera editing in Avid Media Composer is a breeze. Check out this tutorial to find out how! (This is Part 1 of a 2-part tutorial series on multi-camera editing.) Read More

  • October 18, 2011

    Managing Transition Behavior in Final Cut Pro X

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    When you add transitions in Final Cut Pro X, the default behavior is to use material already edited in the Timeline, rather than to use material from your shots’ handles. This makes the duration of your A-side and B-side shots—as well as the entire sequence—shorter with each transition you apply. Check out this tutorial to discover why this probably isn’t the best workflow, as well as how to switch this behavior back to traditional methods. Read More

  • October 15, 2011

    15 Powerful Video Converting and Encoding Applications for Mac

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    We’ve rounded up the most popular video software encoders! From DVD ripping software to web video compressors, learn about the industry standard encoding and converting applications and find the one that’s right for your video needs! 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