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Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 12 Public Beta Released

Blackmagic Design just released DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta for public download. Unlike previous versions, which did include some NLE features to complement the very potent colour grading suite, this time around Resolve 12 is a full fledged non-linear editing beast. No more Resolve Lite – the name

Nevermind 4K, Avid Media Composer 8.4 Does 8K!

Avid has been the leading motion picture and broadcast industry standard for the past few decades now, but in the past few years Hollywood’s NLE of choice has faced serious competition from Apple with Final Cut Pro and then X, and more recently with the meteoric rise

Enhance Your Editing and Storytelling By Creating Split Edits

As with any other aspect of the creative process, being talented and passionate is unfortunately far from enough to become a true professional and be remembered as a visionary artist. These personal qualities are only the half part of the equation. Even more important is the patience and persistence requisite

How to Make Your Editing More Efficient and Effective

Many professionals tend to believe that editing is one of the most important aspects of the creative process, the one that actually picks up the pieces and brings the story to live. On the other hand, editing can be overwhelming and intense, especially when you don’t have enough experience and haven’t

Impressive ‘Watchtower Of Turkey’ Merges Hyperlapse and Motion Video

An inspiring story, innovative ideas, stunning visuals, seamless editing, superb soundtrack these are just some of the requisite ingredients for a visually compelling masterpiece. It takes time, patience, dedication, talent, creative vision, and a lot of hard work to pull off such a project, that can indeed elevate and make your work stand out in our

The Editing Essentials For 2015

Editing can be a very consuming and at times cumbersome experience for many filmmakers. Mike Wilkinson recently went into detail on FStoppers.com in talking about what he’s learned in his time crafting a workflow for editing video as a freelancer, and in reading it I was able to see that

A Look at the Boris FX Continuum Complete 9 VFX Suite

For most video productions a level of visual effects can be used to enhance the final product. Everything from basic color grading and lens corrections to more advanced overlays and special effects come into play in some form or another, and because of this there are a

Enhance Your 4K Video by Picking the Right Font

Picking the right font for your next 4K video project is just as the same as picking the right 4K camera for shooting. Fonts can conduct emotions and can enhance and round out your project providing a stronger sense, or on the contrary, can ruin the overall impression and the impact

Avid Media Composer Now Supports Native 4K Editing

Three months ago Avid upgraded their existing intermediate codec DNxHD by adding DNxHR codec flavours that now support resolutions higher than HD. The new capabilities of the codec are based on an architecture called Avid Resolution Independence announced earlier in September that supports 2K, UHD and 4K native editing inside Media Composer

Snowlight: Another Sony FS7 Short Film Shot in 4K

Sony’s recently released 4K Super 35mm sensor XDCAM camera the PXW-FS7 is not only an extraordinary 4K camera, considering the price and all the features it provides, but as we’ve already covered in previous posts, the FS7 can produce exceptional images as well, especially in the hands of experienced DP’s such as

How Reliable and Future-Proof Are Modern SSDs for Video Archiving?

One of the biggest concerns of the modern filmmaking community and the digital world, in general, is to find the most reliable and efficient way to archive our work and store the vastly growing flows of digital data to preserve them for the upcoming generations. Archiving is still an ongoing debate whether