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EP 266: The Dragon Whisperer
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 5, 2016 at 5:39:04 pm

This week on the podcast we recap Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 2 "Home", which is apparently where Reek/Theon is going after saving Lady Sansa and leaving her in the capable hands of Brienne of Tarth. But which home? The Iron Islands or Winterfell to face Ramsay (Snow) Bolton, who proved himself worthy of the title "Most Evil Man in the Multiverse". Other things that make you say, Duh-- Jon Snow arises, thanks to the Red Woman, Cersei is super pissed off, so is Jamie, and Tyrion is the Dragon Whisperer. Also, this episode we review Jon Favreau's THE...

Sony NAB 2016 - Digital Imaging Products, 4K, and The POV Market
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 2, 2016 at 11:18:16 pm

Jake Essoe , Co-Host of The Harold & Maudecast speaks to L Dean, Senior Product Information Officer, Digital Imaging Products, Sony Electronics, about Sony's competitive edge with 4K POV cameras. Sony Digital Imaging - 4K POV Cameras...


Canon CITS NAB 2016 - The Best Customer Support in the Industry
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 2, 2016 at 5:53:27 pm

Jake Essoe, Co-Host of the Harold & Maudecast talks to Doris Higginbotham, president of Canon Information Technology Services, Inc. and members of her team at CITS to discuss her team's progressive employee programs enabling Canon to be a top leader in Customer Support. "We're a family. I have an open door policy, people use it, they know they can come in because we communicate everything. We have a wellness program, a garden, Zumba and yoga classes, personal trainers, Ping Pong table, we adapted to our employees needs because we are a people business. If we take care of our people,...

Canon NAB Interview - Canon Goes 8K, to Space & Beyond
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 2, 2016 at 5:28:25 pm

Co-Host of the Harold & Maudecast Jake Essoe sits down with Paul Hawxhurst, Professional Market Specialist at Canon USA, to talk about Canon's new announcements at NAB 2016 including the new COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm T4.4 EF-mount lens. "Canon recognized the need in the marketplace and answered with a hybrid between our cinema lenses and still camera EF lenses." They also chat about Canon's collaboration with NASA on the new IMAX Film, A BEAUTIFUL PLANET. "The film is the brainchild of IMAX's main DP, James Neihouse, who has been shooting IMAX since the beginning. He wanted to try out new camera systems...


Sony NAB 2016 Interview - PVM-X550 55 Inch OLED 4K Monitor
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 1, 2016 at 5:50:41 pm

Harold & Maudecast Co-Host Jake Essoe interviews Gary Mandle, Sr. Product Manager, Professional Monitor Products, Sony Electronics, about their new monitor introduced at NAB 2016, the PVM-X550 - 55 Inch OLED 4K Monitor. "Intended as a companion monitor for the X300, now clients can have the same view of projects that the Colorists have, side by side, on a much larger monitor" Sony’s new PVM-X550 is a 55-inch 4K OLED monitor designed for client viewing and verifying 4K footage during production. The PVM-X550 is a quad-view OLED monitor, allowing customized individual display settings across four distinct views in HD, including:...


Sony NAB 2016 Interview - PXW-Z450 4K Shoulder-Mount Camera
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 1, 2016 at 5:21:52 pm

Jake Essoe , Co-Host, The Harold & Maudecast, speaks to Joseph Schimizzi, Sales Support Engineer, Sony Electronics, about their new 4K shoulder mount camcorder and more. Sony introduced the PXW-Z450 2/4in 4k camera, a 4k Super-35mm broadcast camera that can shoot at 480 fps. "We've got every format under the sun living in this camera" Sony’s latest XDCAM shoulder-mount camcorder, PXW-Z450 is capable of capturing 4K (3840 x 2160) picture quality from its new 2/3-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor. The camcorder combines enhanced weight balance and low power consumption with field production features needed by broadcasters, including pool feed and...

BlueFish444 NAB Interview - VR Workflows
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 1, 2016 at 5:10:21 pm

The Harold & Maudecast Co-Host Jake Essoe speaks to Simon Walker of BlueFish444 about their new announcements for NAB 2016 and their complete Virtual Reality (VR) workflow demonstrated at the Bluefish444 NAB 2016 booth SL9021. The VR Workflow featured live 360 SDI video camera recordings from five IOindustries Flare 2KSDI cameras in a custom VR rig from Inter Video. SDI video cameras integrated into the custom camera rig to capture and create a 360 degree video of the NAB Show floor. Live multi-channel SDI capture with Bluefish444 Epoch | 4K Neutron Turbo and an all new version of Bluefish444’s ingeSTore...


Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
By: walter biscardi on May 1, 2016 at 4:52:37 pm

It s Day Three of my real world editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and this is going to be the longest blog yet as I want to show you guys a lot of the little things that are making editing in Resolve a pleasure. I know there are a lot of questions still out there whether this is really a professional editor. For me it s the small things that separate the applications making life efficient and fun for the the editor. I also had a pleasant surprise today. Alexis Van Hurkman, the man who literally wrote the manual on...

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Day Two: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
By: walter biscardi on Apr 28, 2016 at 7:02:52 pm

Ok, if I'm being honest about this, Day Two was really a continuation of a very LONG day one. See I finished working last night about 6:30, then wrote the Day One blog, and then was preparing to go to bed around 11pm when I heard my phone chime that I had a text. A Producer on the west coast needed me to do a quick turnaround of a national broadcast spot today for Friday delivery. Well, I couldn't let that project interfere with the corporate project I'm cutting on Resolve, so instead of getting some sleep, I went back...

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NAB 2016: HP Z workstations
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:00:30 pm

HP was everywhere at NAB 2016. We met Mike Diehl, product manager for the z workstation. We asked him about what makes the z workstation the go-to PC for video professionals. His answer was quite interesting. He also talked about the new all-in-one Z1 G3 workstation. presented by music: packaging :


Day One: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
By: walter biscardi on Apr 27, 2016 at 5:15:41 pm

At the recently completed NAB Show in Las Vegas, Blackmagic Design took the wraps off DaVinci Resolve 12.5. It really could be a Resolve 13 but they probably wanted to avoid that unlucky number. I’ve been predicting for over a year now that NAB 2016 would be the year this tool became a full fledged non-linear editing system and sure enough, it’s a solid editing platform. For those who don’t know the history, DaVinci Systems’ Resolve has been around a very long time in the film industry and was the de-facto standard for color grading and color enhancement in the...


EP 265: Sounds Like Thrones
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:10:44 am

Game of Thrones is back! Did we find out the fate of Jon Snow? Sorta. Did people die? Not sure. Was there nudity, violence? You betcha. Any justice? A little, for a brief moment. Were we sad? Yup. Were we left hangin? Oh yeah. Sounds like Thrones! This week we recap Season 6 Ep 601, The Red Woman, and take a forward look at possible roadmaps and discuss what would happen if the Justice League invaded the 7 Kingdoms. And new Deadliest Warrior idea? Ramsay Snow vs Negan who would win!? We battle it out for the answer. Also our...

Game of Thrones

Blackmagic Design NAB Interview - President Dan May
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:53:58 pm

Our very own Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe , Co-Hosts of The Harold & Maudecast, sit down with Blackmagic Design President Dan May to talk about their growing real estate in the South Hall at NAB Show. One of the most exciting announcements for Blackmagic Design is the new URSA Studio Viewfinder allowing cinematographers to turn the URSA Mini into a fully professional studio camera. The accompanying software update adds all the features of Blackmagic's studio cameras to the URSA Mini making this combo a powerful live camera. Also from Blackmagic at NAB, the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K, Video Assist 4K,...

NAB 2016: KeyFlow Pro, affordable asset management
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:43:27 pm

Keyflow Pro is one of those obvious piece of software you wish always existed. It's seems so obvious and easy to use that you feels like you've been using it forever. Keyflow Pro is a personnal asset manager with great scalability. It's interface looks like a mix between iTunes and Final Cut Pro X. It enables anybody with access to a media pool to import, classify, annotate, export and share media assets. It can manage video, images, PDF or any documents. It can open anything accessible through AV Foundation, FFMPEG and RED plugins. It can also export quickly to easily...

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Boris FX NAB Interview - Boris FX & Imagineer
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:09:42 pm

The Harold & Maudecast's own Jake Essoe sits down with Ross Shain, CMO of Boris FX & Imagineer to discuss their launch of new tools for editors at the NAB Show 2016. Boris Continuum 10 is the most significant plug-in release for professional editors and post-production artists in company history now with integration of the Imagineer System’s Academy Award-winning mocha planar tracking technology and new features, including Beauty Studio, Title Studio, and new image restoration tools and transition effects. Boris FX & Imagineer with Ross Shain...

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AJA NAB 2016 - Nick Rashby, AJA President
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Apr 24, 2016 at 9:57:39 pm

Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe , Co-Hosts of the The Harold and Maudecast talk to AJA President, Nick Rashby about AJA’s continued synergy with current and future roadmaps for Content Creators. “People are looking to integrate IP into their existing pipelines”. Yes they are! And AJA has answers. “With the introduction of KONA IP we have one of the very few and best of breeds missing links for IP,” stated Nick Rashby. “This takes editors and other content creators from the theoretical to practical allowing them to really work in an IP based infrastructure.” Bottom Line: AJA had a great...


Adobe Interview NAB 2016 - Patrick Palmer
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Apr 24, 2016 at 9:45:57 pm

Jake Essoe , Co-Host of of the Harold and Maudecast sits down with Patrick Palmer, Senior Product Manager, Professional Video and Audio at Adobe, to discuss how Adobe’s new NAB developments help Editors find that sweet spot between multi-applications and truly Integrated Workflows. Proxy Workflows for “Enormous K” Yes, why don’t we just call everything that already! “Keeping the flexibility that comes with 8K workflows is crucial,” explained Palmer. “Being able to work on a lightweight device say a macbook pro or surface pro or anything you could use on the go with Adobe Premiere Pro, we want to keep...


NAB 2016: Pro Tools 12.5 and new collaborative tools
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 24, 2016 at 5:46:44 pm

We paid a visit to AVID at NAB 2016. There were showing the new collaboration mode in Pro Tools 12.5. In addition to enable multiple musicians to share a session through the new cloud service, this updates integrates new communication tools. présenté par musique: graphiques:

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#MCS EP10: Use and create project templates in Resolve 12
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 23, 2016 at 6:19:37 pm

This is a tric that could help you save a lot of time while creating project in Resolve 12. In this episode, Mathieu Marano shows you how you can create and use template project in Resolve so that you can keep these parameters from project to project: Framerate Resolution Project settings Media Bin Structure Template Bin Structure Smart Bins Power Grades Sequence content and timecode Packaging #MCS EP10: Create and use project templates in Resolve 12 from Mon Studio Au Canada on Vimeo . Host: Mathieu Marano – and Guest: Éric St-Martin – Camera: Franck Le Coadou...


NAB 2016: AJA, HDbaseT and IP video
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:54:58 am

We were at NAB 2016 and met with Bryce Button of AJA. We asked him to explain why AJA is betting on HDbaseT and IP video. In this short video he explains the difference between these 2 ways of transporting HD and 4K video. This might get in you edit room sooner than you think....


Nine Lives Trailer VFX Done In FCP X
By: Charlie Austin on Apr 15, 2016 at 9:53:16 am

A couple weeks ago I posted about some 2k VFX 3 screen replacements I had created in FCP X for an unnamed trailer. Well, the trailer is out so I wanted to let you all take a look. To be clear, while I had cut another version of the trailer in X, it was not chosen to finish. This final version of the trailer was cut in FCP 7 by another of our editors, though one of my gags, (the Instagram thing) did make it into the final cut. Actually, that gag will appear on Instagram at some point, and...


#MCS EP09: Create proxies for collaboration in Premiere Pro CC 2015
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 14, 2016 at 6:10:07 am

There are a couple reasons you’d want to create proxies in Premiere Pro CC 2015: to send a project to an editor through a web upload service, to work on a underpowered station or simply to convert 6K footage to HD work files. In this 9th episode of My Canadian Studio, Éric St-Martin shows Mathieu Marano how to create proxies that can be used to exchange projects between editors and workstations. Be sure not to miss a neat trick that automatically reconnects the timelines to the original media when needed. #MCS: create proxies in Premiere Pro CC 2015 from Mon...


N.A.B. FCP X & Me.
By: Charlie Austin on Apr 13, 2016 at 4:16:30 pm

Oh, Hi! Going to NAB? Want to go to NAB? If you re there, I ll be blabbing about FCP X at a little FCP Exchange presentation on Tuesday at 2:30. Stop by and heckle! Bring your FCP X hating friends! Fun!...


The Women in Post PR List: No More #AllMalePanels
By: Kylee Peña on Apr 9, 2016 at 11:23:18 pm

Did you know the #allmalepanel is such a common phenomenon that a UN organization is urging its employees (and 8,500 member organizations like Coca-Cola and Cisco) to stop participating in them? “There is no shortage of qualified women," says executive director Lise Kingo. The post production industry is no exception to the all male panel phenomenon. From SMPTE to NAB to ACE, our community is vibrant, filled with podcasts, articles, meet-ups and classes. Trade shows feature product demonstrations and broad concept discussion panels of all sorts. Enrichment is important to us. The most frequent recurring advice we give to young...


EP 263: PeePee City
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Apr 9, 2016 at 9:45:03 am

Recovered from the Season 6 Finale of The Walking Dead yet? Didn't think so. We share your need for continuing therapy, stayin up nights thinking of ways Superman or other members of the Justice League could have swooped in and taken care of Negan for us all. Oh well #multiverse. We recap the episode, talk season 7 and bonus - our quickie review of The Green Inferno....

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What to do with your short film after you're done making it
By: Peter John Ross on Apr 6, 2016 at 6:01:41 pm


By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Apr 6, 2016 at 1:54:41 pm

1908 was a big year for the world; the automobile found its way to the masses through the invention of the assembly line, created by Henry Ford. Not only did the mass-production line bring affordable prices, it also created the middle class.  We re in much the same birthspace; UAV/Drones are just beginning to grow into Continue reading WITNESS TO HISTORY WITNESS TO HISTORY Republished by Douglas Spotted Eagle...


#MCS EP08: connected timeline & timeline versioning in Autodesk Flame
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:55:42 am

The latest version of Autodesk Flame as a very neat feature for anybody who has to deal with many version of a timeline like it often happens in commercial sessions. The Connected timeline will help the editor to propagate any change applied to a single shot to any other instance of this shot in the other timelines. In this episode on My Canadian Studio Frederic Warren shows Eric St-Martin how much time can be saved by using this feature in Flame. #MCS EP08: FLAME CONNECTED CONFORM from Mon Studio Au Canada on Vimeo . Host: Éric St-Martin Guest: Frederic Warren,...


ACORN TV: Compression Issues Abound
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Apr 4, 2016 at 3:47:00 pm

My wife and I signed up for the free 30 day trial subscription to Acorn TV but couldn't make it a few days before turning off our account and being done with it. We even uninstalled the app from our system. Why? While we like to explore television from other countries of the world, we like to see a great picture when we do. We understand that some old shows are in SD and have yet to be up-resolutioned into HD. But when a show is only a year or two old and originated in HD, yet is so full...


Introducing our new line up of Videoguys Tech Select HP Z workstations
By: Gary Bettan on Apr 4, 2016 at 12:35:46 pm

We’ve had tremendous success over the past year with our Videoguys Tech Select HP Z workstations. In anticipation of re-configuring our systems this year, we waited for HP to certify the latest revs of NVIDIA Quadro cards so we could put them in our new builds. They’re ready! We’ve put together 5 killer workstations that deliver a tremendous combination of performance, reliability and stability for video editors of every level and budget. Videoguys’ Tech Select HP Workstations are custom-configured by our technicians to hit some great price points and still provide you with a machine that we strongly recommend. HP...

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Movie Review: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Apr 2, 2016 at 12:37:28 am

This week we take on the Uber Journalists with our honest, and untainted review of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We liked it! Listen in to find out why we think this movie has gotten a bad rap. 7.8/10 on the Justice & Doom Movie Meter...

EP 262: Negan Cometh
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Apr 2, 2016 at 12:11:40 am

If, like us, you're a long suffering fan of The Walking Dead, you're in the midst of emotional and psychological prep for this weekend's Season 6 Finale. The long wait is finally coming to an end with the much anticipated entrance of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the psychopath with a killer smile and a spikey bat. We hope to God that none of our favorite characters face Lucille, but sadly, we know the show (and the comic book) too well. This week we recap the lead up to the Season 6 Finale and voice our thoughts and concerns for the...

Another International Cable Cutter Find
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:23:00 pm

As I've mentioned before, my wife and I really like learning how other cultures look at the world and learning a bit of their history, as well. One of the easy ways we've found is to explore their television programming. For a few years now, one of the cultures we have been spending some time in, is that of Korea. We tend to like watching the Korean historical dramas, not the more recent stuff, which we find pretty banal and trivial. But there are some wonderful episodic series that explore dramatized people and events in Korean history. Sure, some add...


My new cable cutting book is now at
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Apr 1, 2016 at 10:53:00 am

CUTTING THE CABLE : Covers ROKU, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast Others is now available at While the obvious mission of the book is to teach readers how to save money on their cable TV bill, the book also gives readers an immersive journey into the rapidly changing world of television entertainment and gives readers an insider's view into all that is happening, and why. I hope that you will find the book useful, learning to save money and also greatly expand your entertainment universe. PLEASE NOTE: The book is complete and is already in the Amazon system...


Interview: Seth Laderman from Comic-Con HQ
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Mar 30, 2016 at 11:49:33 am

On May 7th Comic-Con International and Lionsgate will launch a new SVOD Channel. We talk to Comic-Con HQ, EVP and GM, Seth Laderman about the launch and what this means for the world of OTT! The ad-free streaming service will feature an evolving slate of programming including original scripted and unscripted series, recurring daily and weekly entertainment commentary, plus unique access to a growing library of live and archival programming from their world-class events, a highly-curated selection of film and TV genre titles, and behind-the-scenes access and bonus features from genre titles that defy and define pop culture. The full...


Movie Reviews: Hail Caesar, High-Rise, Macbeth, Goodnight Mommy
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Mar 28, 2016 at 7:02:56 pm

The Harold & Maudecast Justice and Doom Movie Meter has been put to the test with these new movie reviews, two are currently streaming on SVOD and two are in theaters now. Hail Caesar - Mystery/Dramedy Starring George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen High-Rise - Fantasy/Science Fiction Starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Jeremy Irons. Directed by Ben Wheatley. Based on the JG Ballard book of the same name. Goodnight Mommy - Horror/Mystery/Foreign Language (German) Starring Susanne Wuest, Elias and Lukas Schwarz. Directed by Veronika Franz and...

Random Freebies – 2K 1.85 Title Safe Overlays
By: Charlie Austin on Mar 28, 2016 at 6:04:05 pm

I just made a couple 1.85 title safe .png checker overlays if anyone has any use for them. In FCP X, I use a combo of Digital Heavens Grid X, and Andy s Safe Guides, both free and worth having. We wanted a prettier checker for some AE/PS stuff though, so I just rendered these out in 2K [ ] Random Freebies – 2K 1.85 Title Safe Overlays Republished by Charlie Austin...

WorkflowFree FCP X tool

By: Mathieu Marano on Mar 28, 2016 at 10:22:35 am

Resolve 12 as a nice feature because that enables a colorist to remotely control a color grading session from a local workstation. This is possible across a a network or between two stations thousands of kilometres away. All you need is two licenses of DaVinci Resolve Studio, an internet connection and two copies of your medias. In the 8th episode on My Canadian Studio, Mathieu Marano is taking you through the steps of configuring both stations to enable the remote grading. #MCS EP08: REMOTE GRADING IN RESOLVE 12 from Mon Studio Au Canada on Vimeo . Host: Mathieu Marano Camera:...


Framelines - SEASON 3 INDIEGOGO fundraiser
By: Peter John Ross on Mar 27, 2016 at 8:00:28 pm



FCP X & 3rd Party Plugins - 2K VFX
By: Charlie Austin on Mar 26, 2016 at 2:43:51 pm

Just wanted to share a little story illustrating one of the great things about FCP X… the capabilities you can add to the NLE with 3’rd party apps/plugins. Of course, some people believe that since FCP X doesn’t come with every option under the sun built in, it’s crippled. I am not one of those people. Case in point, Coremelt Slice-X and Track X. A little back story… when we cut a trailer, we’ll often do a couple versions and let the client pick one, or combine bits from both. Recently, a version that I cut was not chosen (sad...


Movie Reviews High-Rise 7
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Mar 25, 2016 at 2:11:19 pm

The Harold & Maudecast Review the film HIGH-RISE, Directed by Ben Wheatley starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans. The film, based on the JG Ballard novel of the same name, is set in a High Rise building in the 1970s. Hiddleston moves in and quickly finds that the society within is unraveling amidst a tense class welfare system. 7/10 on the Justice & Doom Meter. Check out the Q&A with Director Ben Wheatley at the Screening of High-Rise at the Dublin International Film Festival - Movie Reviews High-Rise 7 Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...

G-Technology Evolution Series Workflow – It’s as easy as 1-2-3
By: Gary Bettan on Mar 24, 2016 at 1:19:58 pm

Today’s HD and 4K file based workflows require reliable, rugged and high performance video storage wherever you are : In the field & on location Traveling, on the road or in the air In the studio or in the edit bay G-Technology has put together a complete workflow for you utilizing HGST 7200RPM Enterprise class drives the most reliable in the world. Step 1 – Copy Your Footage Copy your footage from your cameras native media to higher capacity G-Technology G-DRIVE ev RAW or ATC drives while you are still in the field and on the go. You can attach...


EP 261: Waiting for Lucille
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Mar 23, 2016 at 11:39:47 am

EP 261 of the Harold & Maudecast talks Maggie, Carol, Girl Power, the wait for Negan & which beloved cast member will be introduced to Lucille, casting questions (Kung Fu Jesus) and all things Walking Dead. Also! We've got four down and dirty movie reviews, two in theatres now two, streaming - HIGH-RISE, HAIL CAESAR!, MACBETH, GOODNIGHT MOMMY. Listen in for all the recaps & fun! EP 261: Waiting for Lucille Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...

FCP X Audio-Mute vs. Disable…
By: Charlie Austin on Mar 19, 2016 at 5:50:48 pm

As this is a topic that seems to cause some confusion, I thought I d write a little post about it. It confuses me sometimes too, so this post is also for me to refer to when my brain freezes up.  I ve included the obligatory video below. It s too long for a Gif-Tip™, but I ve tried to be uncharachteristically [ ] FCP X Audio-Mute vs. Disable… Republished by Charlie Austin...

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DRONE PRIVACY CONCERNS? What you need to know NOW!
By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Mar 17, 2016 at 9:59:52 am

Communities, states, and even the Fed are discussing potential breach of personal privacy from sUAVs in the skies of today and more importantly, skies of tomorrow. First and foremost, let s dispel the thought that privacy in the modern world actually exists at all. Somewhere, some how, some system is monitoring, reporting, storing, and targeting each of us as we browse the web, use our mobile devices, or drive from place to place. The amount of personal information collected by Google, Amazon, and Apple is simply overwhelming and astounding. Because of these snoops, Apple and Google can accurately predict our...


Telltale Games: The Walking Dead: Michonne Review
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Mar 16, 2016 at 5:34:41 pm

We have a new segment at The Harold & Maudecast -- Confessions of a Basement Dweller. Co-host Jake Essoe will be reviewing video games monthly for this segment. First up! Telltale Games, The Walking Dead: Michonne. What'd Jake give it on our Justice & Doom Meter? Listen and find out! Telltale Games: The Walking Dead: Michonne Review Republished by Sarahelizabeth Mason...

Interview: Willie Daly the Matchmaker of Ireland
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on Mar 16, 2016 at 5:24:35 pm

Looking for love? Well, you've come to the right place! That is if you're willing to travel to Ennistymon in County Clare Ireland to meet with resident Matchmaker, Willie Daly. We recently did just that and we sat down with Himself who shared some of the secrets of his trade and many stories he has to tell after 50 years of being in the business of matchmaking. Take a listen to our interview and enjoy Willie! You can meet with Willie throughout the month of September at the Matchmaking Bar in Lisdoonvarna, County Clare during the Matchmaking Festival. Exit Music...

#MCS EP07: Autodesk Flame & Family available on Mac
By: Mathieu Marano on Mar 15, 2016 at 4:15:37 pm

Autodesk announced that the next version on its powerful compositing and finishing solution, Flame, would soon be available on Linux an Mac OS. They also announced that it would then be available through a new subscription plan at a lower price along Flame Assist and Flare. Here is what you need to know to install Flame on your Mac. Mathieu Marano took some time to discuss With Frederic Warren, UX Designer at Autodesk, about the new offer, the future of the Flame family of software and how Smoke is still part of the big picture. #MCS EP07: AUTODESK FLAME ON...


FCP Exchange – Video and Omissions
By: Charlie Austin on Mar 14, 2016 at 4:47:06 pm

The video from the FCP Exchange event has been posted, I ve added it below. I realized that when listing the tools I use, there were a couple great plugins I neglected to mention so I wanted to do that now First is Automatic Duck Import AE If you use After Effects as part of your [ ] FCP Exchange – Video and Omissions Republished by Charlie Austin...

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Apple TV 4 and Cable Cutting Basics
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Mar 14, 2016 at 1:31:00 am

One of the surest ways to save on the high cost of cable if you are an Apple TV 4 user, is to get a good digital over-the-air antenna to pull in your local channels. (We use a $50 MOHU Leaf indoor digital antenna. We're in a very mountainous area and so we use the amplified model.) We don't have a big outdoor antenna and we use a simple indoor antenna that gets us over 20 local channels, even in our heavy wooded mountainous surroundings. We get all of the major networks and independents, other than CBS. But CBS is...


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