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I’ve always been really picky when it comes to compressing my video files (especially for web), because the image quality of the final product can be made or broken at this stage. There have been certain settings that have worked really well for me over the years with regards to H.264 compression, but it wasn’t […]Read more →
UPDATE: “The Mechanic” just got through round 1 of Project Greenlight and is now in the running! Wish me luck…. A few days ago I wrote an article on why I chose to shoot my latest short film on the C100, while I own and have access to many other cameras (including RED EPIC and […]Read more →
As many of you already know, Red Giant Universe is an exceptionally powerful post-production platform that allows for a seamless integration of plugins, transitions, and effects into your NLE. Even if you haven’t already used Universe, you are likely familiar with Red Giant’s other products (such as Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista, and Toon it) – […]Read more →
One of the most important features that many of us look for when buying a camera is undoubtably variable frame rates, specifically 60p. We want to be able to capture slow motion and the only way to properly get it is to over crank – which means shooting more frames than you need so that […]Read more →
Creative minded people aren’t always known for their organizational skills. The desktop on the average filmmakers computer often looks more like a college dorm room than a 5-star hotel, and I can say personally I have been guilty of poor organization in my earlier years as a filmmaker. I’ve learned over the years though, that […]Read more →
The largely controversial Final Cut Pro X may have just got the break that it needed so badly when news emerged a few days ago revealing FCP X is being used to edit a $100M upcoming studio feature. Although over the past year the controversy surrounding FCP X has largely died down as the software […]Read more →
Probably the most effective way to add production value to your project during post, is to apply a really nice color grade to your footage. Color correction and grading can completely transform the look of your video, fix problem areas, and make otherwise dreary shots look amazing. One of the most common looks in cinema […]Read more →
Apple’s brand new release of FCP X (version 10.1) is an absolutely massive upgrade that is sure to spark a lot of interest even from the most skeptical of editors. For those of you that are regular visitors of this site, you likely know that I was an early adopter of FCP X, but also […]Read more →
Over the last decade, the post-production industry has been suffering. Large post houses like Technicolor or Deluxe have been hit the worst as the need for their services is shrinking by the day. In fact post-production has been called a dying industry by many, even making BNET’s ‘Top 10 Dying Industries’ list, and for good […]Read more →
The future of the three major video editing platforms – Avid, FCP X, and Premiere Pro is a topic that has been coming up a lot lately. Since FCP X was released and shook up the post-production world over two years ago, a lot has changed. Premiere Pro has developed really nicely and gained some […]Read more →
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