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. softron.tv
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...
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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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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WITNESS TO HISTORY|
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...
#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.
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.
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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.
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 [ ]...
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#MCS EP08: REMOTE GRADING IN DAVINCI RESOLVE|
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.
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.
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....
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....
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 [ ]...
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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!...
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!...
#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.
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 [ ]...
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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.