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Have you noticed a shift from downloading software for each desktop to it being available to multiple users with a simple internet connection, username, and password? Most major production software companies are moving toward cloud solutions and Sony is no exception. Ci can be accessed by any authorized user around the globe. The platform is very intuitive; any user can navigate in and around the tools with little to no training.Continue Reading "Sony Ci"
So you’ve scheduled your shoot, but want to make sure you have the capability to view the footage onsite through your laptop. If you are shooting with Sony cameras, the Sony Content Browser 2.0 is just the solution. The Sony Content Browser 2.0 handles all XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, XAVC, and NXCAM clips. Including support for XAVC Intra 4K and XAVC Intra HD clip types.Continue Reading "Sony Content Browser 2.0"
"Production in the cloud has grown to a point where people are less confused about how it works, and they more fully understand the value of it. In fact, more people are making decisions on how they execute their shoots based on the tools and apps they can use that live in the cloud. This truly is a breakthrough that is taking off like crazy. We're excited to be at the center of this, and to unveil our new tools in the Crews Control booth." says Mark Davis, CEO of Scenios.comContinue Reading "Cloud-computing firm Scenios “connects the dots” at NAB"
I had the chance to sit down with seasoned video editor Russ Johnson and discuss his initial reactions from working on his first project in Apple’s Final Cut Pro X. Over the last 14 months there have been many discussions around FCPX and the direction Apple is taking its post-production software. As an experienced Final Cut Pro 7 editor, I still had a few lingering questions that needed answers. So I sought out Russ Johnson, served up an unhealthy batch of banana pancakes, and started rapidly...Continue Reading "Final Cut Pro X: First Impressions From Russell Johnson"
In the world of video editing every minute matters, and you will typically find yourself spending time on tasks you could have been done remotely. Having the proper editing and post production tools on location can make the clients finished video appear as if it was done over weeks of editing. The location editor and his suite must be prepared for many different environments so each package is built differently.Continue Reading "Everything You Need For On Location Editing"
Not too long ago the phrase, “I have an app for that,” was meaningless babble. But today there are mobile applications for just about anything, even video production. Apps have become a disposable commodity changing and updated in the blink of an eye, so it is important to stay current. Having immediate resources for your location production make you look farsighted to your client. So, if you are looking for that beneficial app for your smart device, here are a few that may be useful for...Continue Reading "Mobile Apps in the Video Production World"
“What is the difference between containers, codecs and video formats and why do video professionals need to know this stuff?” HELLO! I’m not an engineer or a programmer, why can’t we just leave this technical jargon for editors to figure out? As motion picture professionals in a digital age we can no longer ignore that the singular chemical process of film has been replaced by non-linear data. Figuring out this information can be daunting so let’s break it down into three sections....Continue Reading "Containers, Codecs and Video Formats Oh My"
Ever find yourself with a media card that was “accidentally” formatted? How about a card that had an error caused by the camera overheating or running out of battery? Don’t pull out your hair thinking all your hard work is lost. There’s a chance your footage or stills can be saved, at least the ones that haven’t been overwritten.Continue Reading "Recovering “Lost” Media"
Workflow, Workflow, Workflow. If your goal is to get to editing faster, check out this podcast. Rony Sebok showcases 1 Beyond Wranglers for media management on site. The Dude, Wrangler Pro and Super Wrangler offers flexible and customizable solutions for on location SD, HD and even 3D video shoots to CF cards, SxS cards, P2 cards, SD cards and the Phantom CineMag to eSATA drives, external hard drives, LTO tape or edit your video production on location.Continue Reading "Beyond Media Management"
Avid has recently announced version 5.5, and the news is all exciting and good. Avid continues to evolve and support a more open format. They are allowing even more third-party support, which something in the past was impossible. It seems Avid has done an about face and is really giving other NLE’s a run for the money. Even in our SuperNLE Bowl, Avid came out victorious. Check out some of the new features in Avid Media Composer 5.5Continue Reading "Avid Media Composer 5.5"
We ran a poll asking 400 video industry professionals what kind of smart phones they own and to name the video production apps they use. The results: iPhone ranked #1 phone most used by producers. While many of you were using production apps there is also a huge response from people asking what apps are available and most popular. We’ve put together a list of apps that our pollers use and some apps we think are cool. You know the iPhone can do just about anything-- except maybe turn into...Continue Reading "iPhone Apps for the Producer in You"
Put on your chaps and saddle-up your pony, Crews Controllers, because we’re headed to the ranch to do some Data Wrangling! This video explains a step by step process to downloading the necessary Sony drivers and plug-ins for XDCAM EX SxS media. We’ll show you how to view and transfer XDCAMContinue Reading "SxS Media Management For Macs"
So you’ve got to bring some still images into FCP…. What are the best file types? What’s a good pixel size? Why is it taking so darn long to render in some pictures!? Danny Greer, FCP Daily Blogger, gets these questions a lot and has a few tidbits of advice: The bigger the picture the longer the render. ThisContinue Reading "Save Time Sizing Stills for Final Cut Pro"
Final Cut Pro 7 Apple Software Information QuickTime Pro 7 for Windows Apple Software Download QuickTime Pro 7 for Mac OS X Apple Software DownloadsContinue Reading "Apple Post Production Downloads"
P2 Firmware Panasonic Software Downloads P2 Driver Software/ Card Formatter Software Panasonic Downloads for Windows P2 Card Format Station Software Panasonic Downloads for Windows P2 Viewer Panasonic Downloads for Windows AVC-Intra Decoder Panasonic Downloads for Windows MP4 Decoder Panasonic Downloads for Windows P2 Content Management Software Panasonic Downloads for Windows P2 Driver & Card Formatter Software Panasonic Downloads for Mac P2Continue Reading "Panasonic Production Downloads"
XDCAM HD 4:2:2 Decks Firmware Software Sony Downloads for Windows & Mac XDCAM HD Decks & Accessories Firmware Software Sony Downloads XDCAM SD Decks & Accessories Firmware Software Sony Download PDW-U1 XDCAM HD/ SD Drive Software Sony Downloads for Windows & Mac Editing & File Transfer XDCAM Driver/ Browser/ Viewer/ Transfer Software Sony DownloadsContinue Reading "Sony Post Production Downloads"