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Demo Reel Debate: What's the Best Practice?

June 5, 2012, 07:48 AM


A topic that always seems to create a big debate: the demo reel. Specifically, an editor demo reel. On one hand, it needs to be short right? So people will watch it? So string together some cool sequences and set it to a wicked techno track. But wait, no.

Win one of 5 copies of Idustrial Revolution

June 5, 2012, 07:42 AM


Idustrial Revolution have updated their popular Volumetrix light spill plugin to give full compatibility with Final Cut Pro X. They have also given us five copies of their popular USD49 plugin to give away.


June 5, 2012, 07:37 AM


Sortbox is like having e-mail filters for your Dropbox. Move files to folders based on your rules. You gotta love apps that are so simple to use, they only have 2 steps – not 3. That's Sortbox for ya'. How...

What Metadata Does, and What it Means For You

June 5, 2012, 07:37 AM


Do you create metadata for your online videos, either by hand or by an automated process? If not, you're throwing search engine traffic away without ever realizing it.

FCPX and no Live ingest

June 5, 2012, 07:35 AM


Producing a football program this week has set the heather alight in my edit suite, let me explain. Having swapped over earlier on this year to the Matrox MX02 I was hoping for an ingest box that covered many options.

Thelma Schoonmaker, the Cut Master

June 4, 2012, 21:52 PM


At age six, I declared to my beloved daycare workers Joe and his wife, Ellyann I wanted to pursue a career in either social psychology—a phrase I had seen on one of my mother's grad school textbooks—or film-making, if the social psychology racket didn't pan out.

Thelma Schoonmaker Dissects "Hugo"

June 4, 2012, 21:51 PM


Three-time Oscar winner and current nominee Thelma Schoonmaker, who has edited every Martin Scorsese film since Raging Bull, dissects a sequence in Hugo that prompts her to recall the process of cutting Joe Pesci's "Funny, how?" scene in 1990's Goodfellas.

Premiere Pro CS6 Shortcuts

June 4, 2012, 19:51 PM


As a long time Final Cut Pro editor, I must say I am really enjoying working with Premiere Pro. I have completed 3 projects now on PPr and the experience has been phenomenal. The learning curve has been fairly painless, although as I mentioned in an earlier post there is not nearly the amount of resources out there for Premiere Pro as there are for Final Cut Pro.

Free Light Leaks for Video Editors and Motion Desi

June 4, 2012, 19:51 PM


Give your video and animation projects a hip feel with light leak effects. Find out where you can get high quality light leaks for FREE!

Video Space Calculator 1.0.3 released

June 4, 2012, 19:50 PM


We've just released Video Space Calculator 1.0.3 for iOS and 1.0.1 for Mac. Video Space is an app for calculating the amount of disk space taken up by certain codecs, or alternatively calculating how much footage will fit in a certain space.

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