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video cadence subtraction: 29.97fps Source in a 23.976 fps Avid Project
By: Scott Freeman on May 24, 2016 at 12:02:25 am

Clean frames, artifact free, progressive video please. The Avid user ingests, creates Master Clips in the Avid Bin. Precision video control, tapeless video cadence removal. Maintain audio and video sync. All it takes is a clean cadence with proper cadence start and then configure the Master Clip in the Bin using the "Field Motion" column. To have a Master Clip at 29.97 FPS playback at 23.976 FPS with proper precision removal: "2:2:2:4" cadence, select "Progressive" in "Field Motion" "2:3:3:2" cadence, select "2:3 Film" in "Field Motion" "2:3:2:3" cadence, select "2:3 Film" in "Field Motion" and then promote the motion effect...

master deliverable creation

does the Avid care about your video? Yes, unless you want to use it for a file upconvert SD interlaced video non-square pixels to interlaced HD
By: Scott Freeman on May 23, 2016 at 4:29:15 pm

Mixed Raster Dimension Width and Height Sizes as Original Tapeless Sources seems common place in the video reconforms. Here are some preparing tools using the Avid Bin and ingested master clips that I thought might be helpful to share. These are the video ingests steps done in the Bin on the Master Clip Level. Allow the pixel to be able to sustain the best possible quality that is in the source (with the assumption that your video color levels are spot on and that you do not mind that there is not an Avid native MXF OP-Atom uncompressed 4K codec...

creating beautiful digital video master deliverables

space between us, Resolve & Avid reconform metadata to video essence camera originals or MXF OP-Atom
By: Scott Freeman on May 23, 2016 at 12:51:26 pm

Enjoy the advantage of every rich feature set both Resolve and Avid have to offer the artist. Control the Output with a Clean AAF, EDL & ALE. Attempting to standardize tapeless reconforms? This is part of how I have ultimate tapeless reconform control with both Avid & Media Composer. Maybe this is helpful to share? This is more for understanding of how one can use both MXF OP-Atom Media Files and then switch at anytime in either box to reconform original camera masters. Why not be able to do both at anytime. I work on this non-stop. In Resolve populate...

Canon C300 reconform

video cadence addition: 23.976 fps Sequence in a 29.97 fps Avid Project
By: Scott Freeman on May 22, 2016 at 10:13:14 am

The video cadence maintained throughout the duration of the entire program, continuous 2:3 video cadence, the standard choice that I am aware of for the progressive video at 23.976 fps to playback interlaced video at 29.976 fps if desired. 1) create 23.976 fps Avid Media Composer Project 2) ingest the 23.976 fps sources into bins and when finished with the edited sequence, duplicate the sequence into a new bin 3) load the sequence into the Record Monitor, make a video mixdown of entire sequence, cut the entire video mixdown onto the sequence, and delete all of the other video tracks...

master deliverable creation

List Tool with Media Composer: EDL Metadata Pulled as
By: Scott Freeman on May 19, 2016 at 10:57:43 pm

EDLs, AAFs, ALEs, depending upon supported for the rich feature-set-path-direction, a true key unlocking doors that the user might desire. If the available Metadata is present, presenting, some of the available Metadata locations for Parallel Redundant Metadata Activities that I consider part of Reconform Metadata Continuity to go anywhere where supported.(Some of this can open in Any Text Editor.) Pull Metadata for the EDL (Edit Decision List) File, every single tapeless/tape edited event in the Sequence. If the "Reel ID Type TC" is the "Source File/Tape" selection a metadata identifier parallel to AAF. With Resolve/Avid, I use all three EDLs,...

master deliverable creation

Media Composer Sharing Settings as an XML
By: Scott Freeman on May 19, 2016 at 10:28:09 pm

Sharing Media Composer Settings user settings project settings site setting These days with Avid Media Composer v8.4, if someone would like to share settings, this is what I have been doing. Settings can be buggy so the user should be aware to test out and make sure one is getting the desired results. Step 01) In the "Project Window", click on the "Settings Tab". Step 02) While the "Project Window" is selected go to the "File Menu" and select "New Setting File". An "Untitled Setting" window appears. Step 03) In the Avid "Project Window", when the user moves the pointer...

share a title template

Perfect Pull List
By: Scott Freeman on May 19, 2016 at 10:12:46 pm

Perfect Pull List Making a source pull list for online batch-digitizing. "The application crashes and/or there are too many tapes on the list and missing a bunch of tapes that should be on that list?" is something I am asked to help with when there is a problem. I get asked what are some steps to get the job done. Parallel sorted metadata, the computer and human exchange is smoother. thoughts: Steps to create a Perfect Source Tape Pull List creates a cart filled with sorted tapes that matches the sorted pattern the Avid Symphony asks the user for when...

master deliverable creation

merge ALE metadata with a tape name of 32 characters
By: Scott Freeman on May 19, 2016 at 10:05:21 pm

merge ALE metadata with a tape name of 32 characters ALE Merge with Avid Log Exchange A choice of using the ALE file to preserve metadata from Media Composer offline master clips and have it match linked Resolve essence in the Avid bin for online master clips. In Media Composer, one selects the master clips used in offline with the displayed columns that one would like in the shot log file, and export the ALE file. Then select the master clips in the bin that is linked to the DaVinci Resolve mxf operational pattern atom media files and import the...

a quest to maintain master clip metadata

command the consolidate for media management
By: Scott Freeman on May 19, 2016 at 8:09:47 pm

I have been on "a quest of understanding what Avid Media Composer metadata is embedded into the MXF OP-Atom Media File". Obtained information from that victorious quest. Presenting, the Avid Consolidate command. Any edited Master Clip Metadata as appears in the bin, if that sidecar metadata is supported gets embedded into the newly created MXF OP-Atom Media File upon MXF OP-Atom File Creation. How to recover a Master Clip? Open up the Media Tool and move a Master Clip into a new Avid bin is what I was taught in my ACSR Class back in the late 90s. This statement...

embed sidecar metadata into file that references the original camera source master and support all editing workflows including online finishing

3 Steps to find the Media Offline in the Sequence right before you output
By: Scott Freeman on May 19, 2016 at 7:56:41 pm

This is super fast for finding exactly where the media offline file lives in that hour long 8 video layered Avid Sequence loaded in the Record Monitor. This is super great to do before creating the deliverable to make sure all of the media is online before starting output/export!!! 3 Steps to find the Media Offline in the Sequence with Avid Find Function 1) Go to the Timeline Fast Menu > Clip Text > and activate Media File Names For any clip with media, the Avid displays the media file name. Any clip without media, the Avid displays Media Offline....

Avid Find Tool to Find Offline Media in Sequence

Game Review: Michonne Ep 3 "What We Deserve"
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 19, 2016 at 7:02:09 pm


avid please open the folder for me to drag my Avid native MXF OP-Atom media into
By: Scott Freeman on May 19, 2016 at 2:17:29 pm

Finding the native Avid folder location to place the MXF OP-Atom Media Files can be super fast and friendly. If there is ever a question of what folder structure the Avid is using when creating the media databases for mxf links to master clips. Here is a quick way for the answer. Sit back and drive the Avid. Create a HD, greater than HD, or Custom Project for default MXF OP-Atom media files native Avid use: 1) Go to the "Tools Menu", select "Audio Tool". 2) In the "Audio Tool", move the Pointer Icon to "PH". The "Peak Hold Menu"...

Media Database and MXF Media Files

If one wants to see the embedded metadata
By: Scott Freeman on May 19, 2016 at 2:14:17 pm

If one wants to see the embedded metadata in a media file. If the mxf op-atom files has never been in the project before, import the media database. The default embedded metadata will appear in the bin. View the embedded metadata in the Avid MXF OP-Atom Media File. 1) In the Avid, click on the "Clear Bin Memory" button found in the Info Tab of the Project Window. 2) Create new Avid Media Databases. A new msmMMOB.mdb is then made 3) Create a new bin and import the msmMMOB.mdb media database Upon importing the msmMMOB.mdb the supported embedded metadata is...

a metadata twin Embedded Metadata onboard the Avid MXF OP-Atom Media File

save time in online "a strategic way to use Avid for tapeless color correction and online"
By: Scott Freeman on May 19, 2016 at 12:27:07 pm

save time in online "a strategic way to use Avid for tapeless color correction and online" save 40 hours of Avid media management to get the Avid into this metadata state reconform with or with-out handles for every edit the computer will relink the sequence to master clips with less technical support needed consolidate/transcode using Avid to create MXF media files future-proof online conform allowing a reconform of the original camera masters at anytime mixed frames per second video media playback support for MXF Media Files The software tools used: at least Avid version 6.5 if using Avid ver 8.4.1...

Avid Symphony and DaVinci Resolve Automatic Reconform

We Talk Thrones S6X4 - Reunited and it Feels So Good
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 17, 2016 at 5:05:14 pm

Epic and satisfying episode this week on Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 4 "The Book of the Stranger". Finally, a moment we've been waiting for - Starks Reunite! Sansa shows up at Castle Black just as Jon Snow is about to leave in a torched huff (I did my best and they murdered me, wah). Meanwhile in the other side of the Seven Kingdoms Daenerys shows the Khals exactly what it means to be The Unburnt. Take a listen to our full and detailed (SPOILERS) recap and stay tuned for our next installment of We Talk Thrones - Season...

Game of Thrones

command avid media composer relink command, with davinci resolve 12.3 example video relink document paths
By: Scott Freeman on May 16, 2016 at 10:25:46 pm

Avid Media Composer Relink Command Window, under the words "Source Name", selecting second option down of "Tape Name or Source File Name" will direct Media Composer Application to Pull Populated Metadata in both the Avid Bin Column Headings "Source File" and "Tape" for Master Clip Identifier Metadata Match. Metadata Match Continuity Connect Video Essence Rules: can include, Identifier Metadata Match, FPS Metadata Match, and Assigned Timecode Metadata Match In Avid, only selecting Master Clips in the bin, going to the relink command window, three selections under the words "Source Name" for the populated metadata identifier name for the Master Clip...

a simple relink command for a complex world

Game Review - Michonne Ep 2: Give No Shelter
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 16, 2016 at 2:15:16 pm

Welcome to Confession of a Basement Dweller Game Reviews! Jake Essoe reviews the second installment of the Telltale Games Mini-Series "The Walking Dead: Michonne". Take a listen to his in depth review of the game play as well as some useful hints. Enjoy! Game Review - Michonne Ep 2: Give No Shelter Republished by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe...

EP 267 Game of Captains
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 14, 2016 at 5:56:04 pm

This week on Ep 267 of The Harold & Maudecast, "Game of Captains" we review Game of Thrones, Season 6, Ep 3 also our movie review of Captain America: Civil War and our preview of Summer 2016 upcoming moves. Listen now! EP 267 Game of Captains Republished by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe...

Ghosts of Thrones Past
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 14, 2016 at 5:51:39 pm

This week on WE TALK THRONES, "Ghosts of Thrones Past", recap of Game of Thrones, Season 6, Episode 3. Legendary actor Max Von Sydow takes Bran on a trip back in time to see a young Ned Stark discovering what we assume is the truth about Jon Snow's mother. Ramsay is given a bargaining tool, Arya's No Name Girl retrieves her sight, Jon Snow serves up justice (suck it Ollie), Cersei and Jamie conspire, we got it all. Listen now!...

Game of Thrones

NAB Interviews - ProMAX Systems
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 12, 2016 at 11:35:09 am

Co-Host Jake Essoe, on behalf of Creative COW ( interviews ProMAX Systems CEO, Jess Hartmann about their exciting new ingest to archive shared storage solution unveiled at NAB 2016 - Platform Workflow Server V5. The new Platform V5 features shared storage + asset management + transcoding + rendering + an archiving appliance all in one unit. Jake gets the scoop on how/what/why this revolutionary new product is gonna be on every content creators must have list. Jake Essoe for Creative COW: ProMAX Systems, NAB 2016...


Jungle Book Movie Review - 8.5/10
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 11, 2016 at 4:07:44 pm

We review Jon Favreau's new adaptation of THE JUNGLE BOOK based on Rudyard Kipling's eponymous collective works and inspired by Walt Disney's 1967 animated film of the same name. The film stars Bill Murray, Sir Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli. It rated 8.5 on our Justice & Doom Movie Meter. Find out why, take a listen! Jungle Book Movie Review - 8.5/10 Republished by Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe...

Snell Advanced Media (SAM) NAB 2016 Interview
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 11, 2016 at 12:00:39 pm

The Harold & Maudecast Co-Host Jake Essoe speaks to Tim Felstead, ‎Head of Product Marketing at Snell Advanced Media (SAM), about their newly introduced product line at NAB 2016. SAM is the fusion of Quantel and Snell "A new company that has the vision and technology to deliver business-transforming solutions" SAM products are for Live Production, Production, Editing & Finishing, Playout & Delivery, Infrastructure & Image Processing, all running under enterprise-wide Management & Workflow automation. Felstead explains how their products can be utilized in the workflow of the "youtube" content creator, specifically, Go! a content web browser based viewer and...


FCPWORKS Sam Mestman State of the Union 2016
By: FCPWORKS on May 10, 2016 at 2:09:28 pm

Learn more about all of the great Final Cut Pro X user experience stories published over the last year from FCPWORKS’ Sam Mestman also looks forward with a preview of FCP Exchange at NAB. FCPWORKS Sam Mestman State of the Union 2016 from FCPWORKS on Vimeo ....

Apple Final Cut Pro X

Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
By: Charlie Austin on May 10, 2016 at 2:05:41 pm

In a special NAB 2016 presentation at the FCP Exchange Workshop sponsored by FCPWORKS, Creative COW leader Charlie Austin compares FCP X to other NLEs from an editor's perspective. In addition to describing the “intangible” time saving benefits of working in FCP X vs. others, he also presents some unique benefits of FCP X that are impossible or impractical in other NLEs. Even if you prefer editing in other NLEs, Charlie describes some very compelling reasons to add FCP X to your workflow. Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study from FCPWORKS on Vimeo ....

Apple Final Cut Pro X

NAB 2016: Adobe Audition and the Essential sound panel
By: Mathieu Marano on May 10, 2016 at 2:04:32 pm

Adobe really worked hard on Audition for the release. They gave us a bunch of tools to streamline the editor's job. We met Michael Vangen at the Adobe booth during NAB 2016. He showed us what's new us Adobe Audition. The "Essential sound panel" will help editors get better audio with simple tools based on audio analysis and presets. They also have a very well design mixing tool. presented by music: packaging :


Canon CITS NAB 2016 - The Best Customer Support in the Industry
By: Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe on May 10, 2016 at 2:03:00 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,...

360° Virtual Reality with FCPX
By: FCPWORKS on May 10, 2016 at 2:02:51 pm

Alex Gollner and Tim Dashwood presented all you need to know about working with VR 360° video in Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Alex explained the art of spherical video from first principles. He showed how editors can learn specialised tools that use 'equirectangular' video, effects and graphic overlays to tell stories that play out all around you. Alex also explained how editors can share their work with millions of smartphone users around the world. Tim then gave a quick rundown of the science of high-end VR video effects that are available for Final Cut Pro X today.


Motion Power Tips
By: FCPWORKS on May 10, 2016 at 1:57:51 pm

Mark Spencer showed us why every Final Cut Editor should have Motion as part of their toolbox, even if they have no desire to become motion graphics artists. He gave examples demonstrating how easy it can be to publish Motion templates to Final Cut Pro X, to modify existing titles, transitions, and effects to make them more powerful, and how to use Motion to create visual effects like screen replacements and object removal. Motion Power Tips from FCPWORKS on Vimeo ....

Apple Motion

Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
By: walter biscardi on May 10, 2016 at 1:56:10 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...

DaVinci Resolve

Automatic Duck— New Product Reveal
By: FCPWORKS on May 10, 2016 at 1:55:10 pm

Wes Plate, the founder and president of Automatic Duck, Inc., gave the world premiere public demonstration of their coming-soon app Xsend Motion. This new translator converts timelines from FCPX to Motion 5, like the Send to Motion feature users miss from the old days of Final Cut Pro Studio. Automatic Duck New Product Reveal from FCPWORKS on Vimeo ....

Apple Final Cut Pro X

Color Finale
By: FCPWORKS on May 10, 2016 at 1:52:25 pm

Denver Riddle develops and demonstrates this color grading plugin which brings the deep power of color correction right into Final Cut Pro X and unveils a brand new version of his product. Color Finale from FCPWORKS on Vimeo ....

Apple Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X Power Tips
By: FCPWORKS on May 10, 2016 at 1:49:52 pm

In his FCP X Power Tips session, Steve Martin from will organize, rate, edit, trim, add transitions, work with music, retime and apply a LUT to a short film without touching the mouse even once (well, maybe just once). Steve's session effectively buries the notion that FCP X is primarily a mouse-driven application. Final Cut Pro X Power Tips from FCPWORKS on Vimeo ....

Apple Final Cut Pro X

NAB 2016 : 360 and VR rigs for Blackmagic cameras by 360 Design
By: Mathieu Marano on May 10, 2016 at 1:48:34 pm

We were at the Supermeet in Las Vegas where we met Alx Klive of 360 Design who builds 360 rigs for the Blackmagic micro cinema camera and the Blackmagic micro Studio camera 4K. The have a 3 camera and a 4 camera model that they sell fully equipped with lens and all. Here is our interview. Their website: presented by music: packaging :


Inverleigh TV NAS Case Study
By: FCPWORKS on May 10, 2016 at 1:47:34 pm

Sam Mestman presents a look inside the adoption of Final Cut Pro X by the Inverleigh in Melbourne. Put to the highest broadcast and professional standards over a rigorous series of tests, Final Cut Pro X passed with flying colors. Learn the process from A to Z. As part of the discussion, Philip Hodgetts shows off Magic Keywords in Lumberjack System! Inverleigh TV NAS Case Study from FCPWORKS on Vimeo ....

Apple Final Cut Pro X

M|Replay: Instant Replay for the Rest of Us
By: FCPWORKS on May 10, 2016 at 1:39:37 pm

Pierre Chevalier presented Softron’s broadcast software solutions on the Mac. He demonstrated M|Replay, the first instant replay software on the Mac. M|Replay is a major game changer for the industry as it allows the modern broadcasters to use the Mac for every step of a production. The demo showed how easy instant replay can be with M|Replay. M|Replay: Instant Replay for the Rest of Us from FCPWORKS on Vimeo ....


Large scale television production edited on location
By: FCPWORKS on May 10, 2016 at 1:26:31 pm

When one of largest production companies in Denmark, Metronome Productions (a part of Endemol Shine Group), set out to produce what was to become one of the highest rated television series on Danish TV2, they turned to Final Cut Pro X. Having been an integral part of Metronome's post-production for years, Final Cut Pro X proved to be the most flexible, fastest and most reliable NLE for this enormous task. Heads of Metronome's Final Cut Pro Team Ryan Velin and Mads Larsen Nielsen will talk about using Final Cut Pro X on a large scale production and they will show...

Apple Final Cut Pro X

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 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 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...

Video Editing

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...

asset management

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...

Boris FX

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...


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