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Recent Blog Posts in September 2010

  • Smoke on Mac hands on training

    Posted By Max Burgess

    I took part in Autodesk's offer of free hands on training for Smoke on Mac at this years IBC. It is a great way of showcasing the software that has always looked a little daunting for Avid or Final Cut Pro users. Now that the price is significantly ... Continue reading "Smoke on Mac hands on training" »

    September 20, 2010 | Permalink

  • Post people in camera halls

    Posted By Max Burgess

    Once upon a time in the land of Post Production there were simple format choices. When I started to work as an edit assistant, there was only Digi-Beta (maybe some old Beta-SP's kicking around somewhere) and occasionally some Panasonic formats. These ... Continue reading "Post people in camera halls" »

    September 20, 2010 | Permalink

  • Everyone going software based?

    Posted By Max Burgess

    The trend is now definitely underway for software solutions of the tools we know and love. Avid have been playing with a software DS for a few years which has culminated with version 10.5 only being available as software for $10,000, announced at IBC ... Continue reading "Everyone going software based?" »

    September 20, 2010 | Permalink

  • Avid's web-based editing

    Posted By Max Burgess

    A colleague of mine has been talking about editing online for years. Sitting behind my fully featured Media Composer watching examples of limited and slow online editing has never really got me excited. What I saw on Avid's stand this year at IBC ... Continue reading "Avid's web-based editing" »

    September 20, 2010 | Permalink

  • Talking for Avid

    Posted By Max Burgess

    I had the honor to do a presentation for Avid at IBC this year and travelled to Amsterdam with a head full of facts and quips as well as the anticipation (and nerves) of a 14 year old boy who's band was about to play in front of school assembly for ... Continue reading "Talking for Avid" »

    September 20, 2010 | Permalink

  • Two days in Amsterdam

    Posted By Marshall Krasser

    What an incredible show! I spent 2 days wandering around the floor and was amazed by the diversity of products, ideas and technology being showcased at this great conference and city. For myself, this was unlike any conference I have ever attended ... Continue reading "Two days in Amsterdam" »

    September 14, 2010 | Permalink

  • New card offloader for digital filmmakers

    Posted By Wes Plate

    One problem faced by filmmakers using DSLRs and other cameras that record to memory cards is how to quickly offload the files so you can wipe the card and continue shooting. The problem is worst if you're a one-person operation, you can't shoot while ... Continue reading "New card offloader for digital filmmakers" »

    September 13, 2010 | Permalink

  • New options for field recording

    Posted By Wes Plate

    For while I've been interested in efficient ways to record long performances, like my daughters' dance company's two hour dance showcases. I'm always working alone so I don't have the luxury of an assistant who can help me continually swap P2 cards, ... Continue reading "New options for field recording" »

    September 13, 2010 | Permalink

  • Two days in Amsterdam

    Posted By Marshall Krasser

    What an incredible show! I spent 2 days wandering around the floor and was amazed by the diversity of products, ideas and technology being showcased at this great conference and city. For myself, this was unlike any conference I have ever attended ... Continue reading "Two days in Amsterdam" »

    September 13, 2010 | Permalink

  • Finding the digital needle in an exhibition haystack

    Posted By Neil Evely

    Next time I go to IBC I will remember the last 2 days and think carefully about how long I really need to be able to do the Exhibition justice. Arriving early Friday morning and leaving on Sunday meant I very quickly had to condense my visit and ... Continue reading "Finding the digital needle in an exhibition haystack" »

    September 13, 2010 | Permalink

  • A New Unified Power Brew

    Posted By Wes Plate

    When Post Magazine's Randi Altman asked me to blog about IBC I was concerned about finding something cool and new to write about, because many of the show's gems are tucked away and off the beaten path, and the huge size of the expo can make them ... Continue reading "A New Unified Power Brew" »

    September 12, 2010 | Permalink

  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    Posted By Wes Plate

    To travel between halls 7 and 8 visitors walk across a skybridge that takes them over The Beach, an actual beach that is quite popular with exhibitors and attendees alike. Many people are stopping, however, to watch a beach volleyball game being ... Continue reading "Hiding in Plain Sight" »

    September 12, 2010 | Permalink

  • Refreshed eyes on IBC

    Posted By Wes Plate

    My name is Wes Plate, president and co-founder of Automatic Duck, Inc., a company that makes plug-ins for translating timelines between After Effects, Avid, Final Cut Pro and more. Though I have exhibited at IBC for several years this is the first ... Continue reading "Refreshed eyes on IBC" »

    September 12, 2010 | Permalink

  • IBC Day 1

    Posted By Randi Altman

    Some cool stuff happening here at IBC in Amsterdam. Last night Omneon and Harmonic held their first ever combined press event. The deal for Harmonic to buy Omneon is still not complete, but it should be finalized shortly. The two companies emphasized ... Continue reading "IBC Day 1" »

    September 10, 2010 | Permalink