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Interviews


Vision Research, the company behind the Phantom high-speed cameraHas a video

07/02/2012

Rick Young
Key Features of the Phantom Flex: Up to 2,570 fps at 1920x1080 in Standard Mode; 12-bit pixel depth; 1200 ISO (measured using ISO 12232 SAT method); HQ Mode provides ultimate in image; stability under changing shooting conditions; 2 x 4:2:2 HD-SDI video ports, can be configured as dual-link 4:4:4 video

Editing with Smoke on the MacHas a video

24/01/2012

Rick Young
Autodesk’s, Marc Hamaker, talks about editing on Smoke on the Mac. While the system is undeniably as finishing tool, Smoke also features a full-blown editor, enabling uncompressed 4:4:4 or 4:2:2 output, and a host of capabilities not found in a standard editing application.



Best of MacVideo Interview 2011Has a video

29/12/2011

Rick Youjg
Featuring: Impressions of Final Cut Pro X: Steve Martin; Ned Soltz; Walter Murch talks about Final Cut Pro X; Gary Adcock - views on FCPX; Adobe; Avid; Smoke on the Mac and more; MTF electronic lens adapter for Canon EOS lenses available imminently for large sensor video cameras; Jon Thorn talks Thunderbolt & more; Sony NEX-FS100: Den Lennie, F-Stop Academy

Greg Estes, NVIDIA: The Quadro 4000Has a video

28/11/2011

Rick Young
Why spend the money on an expensive graphics card? Greg Estes, NVIDIA's Industry Executive for Media and Entertainment, explains the advantages which a powerful graphics card can bring to the video post-production environment. The right graphics card in combination with software which will takes advantage of what the graphics card offers, can serious accelerate and boost system performance.

Exclusive Interview: Walter Murch talks about Final Cut Pro X (part 3)Has a video

21/11/2011

Rick Young
Walter Murch talks openly about Final Cut Pro X; the reaction of the editing community; and his thoughts on what he has seen of the latest incarnation of Final Cut Pro. Walter is highly regarded as someone who breaks boundaries and explores different approaches to filmmaking and the technology behind the process.

Exclusive Interview: Walter Murch talks about Final Cut Pro X (part 2)Has a video

14/11/2011

Rick Young
Walter Murch talks openly about Final Cut Pro X; the reaction of the editing community; and his thoughts on what he has seen of the latest incarnation of Final Cut Pro. Walter is highly regarded as someone who breaks boundaries and explores different approaches to filmmaking and the technology behind the process.



Exclusive Interview: Walter Murch talks about Final Cut Pro X (part 1)Has a video

07/11/2011

Rick Young
Walter Murch talks openly about Final Cut Pro X; the reaction of the editing community; and his thoughts on what he has seen of the latest incarnation of Final Cut Pro. Walter is highly regarded as someone who breaks boundaries and explores different approaches to filmmaking and the technology behind the process. His thoughts regarding the direction Apple has chosen to go are definitely worth hearing.

Adobe Premiere Pro & CS5.5; professional video apps.Has a video

03/10/2011

Rick Young
At IBC 2011 it was reported that sales of Adobe's professional video applications had shot up 45% since Apple released Final Cut Pro X. In this interview with two of the Product Managers from Adobe, we find out the latest from Adobe of where the suite sits now, with a hint of things to come in the future.

Gary Adcock - views on FCPX; Adobe; Avid; Smoke on the Mac and more...Has a video

26/09/2011

Rick Young
Gary Adcock gives his views of the current state of post production. In-depth discussion covering Final Cut Pro X and the shake-up which has resulted since its release; the surge of Adobe; the strength of Avid Media Composer; and power of Smoke on the Mac. Gary is well known in the digital video scene, having spoken all over the world & consulted for clients at the highest levels. He is the force behind Studio 37, a Consultation Service for Film and HD Production and Post Production needs.

Alex Lindsay - Founder Pixel CorpsHas a video

29/08/2011

Rick Young
From the MacVideo archive: Alex Lindsay, founder of the Pixel Corps, has been involved in computer graphics and computer animation for nearly 20 years. Alex has extensive experience in digital production including print, real-time graphics, multimedia titles, forensic animation, television, and film. He spent several years on the production of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (at JAK Films and then at Industrial Light and Magic). Alex has taught at the Academy of Art and at the San Francisco State Multimedia Studies Programs. He writes for 3D Magazine, 3D World, and Post.

Bruce Sharpe: Singular SoftwareHas a video

18/07/2011

Rick Young
Interview with Bruce Sharpe, CEO of Singular software. Bruce explains the product range, including Plural Eyes, Dual Eyes, and the latest release, Presto. New versions of Plural Eyes and Dual Eyes are now available, with significant speed enhancements at speeds of three to 10 times greater than the previous versions.

All about Thunderbolt: Pete Schlatter, G-TechnologyHas a video

05/07/2011

Rick Young
Thunderbolt I/O technology provides two channels on the same connector with 10 Gbps of throughput in both directions. Speeds are claimed to be up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0 and up to 12 times faster than with FireWire 800. It is possible to daisy-chain multiple high-speed devices while maintaining maximum throughput.

London SuperMeet: Final Cut Pro X (parts 3 & 4)Has a video

27/06/2011

Rick Young
Digital Video Expert Larry Jordan demonstrates Final Cut Pro X, and takes questions from the audience. Featuring an in-depth look at the latest incarnation of Final Cut Pro, Larry shows how the new software works, explains short-comings, and offers advice on how to implement Final Cut Pro X into your workflow.

Avid show latest features of Media Composer 5.5Has a video

20/06/2011

Rick Young
A look at some of the key features of Avid Media Composer 5.5 including working with the PhraseFind dialogue search option in combination with Avid ScriptSync. Also a look at other productivity enhancing tools such as AJA Io Express.

MacVideo Expo: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X (part 2)Has a video

12/06/2011

Rick Young
6 well-known editors of the UK Final Cut Pro community, in turn, talk about about their hopes for Final Cut Pro X, their concerns, and how they are preparing for the impending change in editing technology.

Adobe CS5.5: new features run-throughHas a video

31/05/2011

Rick Young
Bill Roberts. Director of Video Product Management at Adobe, explains the debut of a subscription-based pricing plan, available from US$85 per month, to customers that want to try CS5.5, or use it on a project by project basis. Subscription Editions ensure customers with active subscriptions are always working with the most up-to-date versions of the software, without the upfront cost of full pricing.

Impressions of Final Cut Pro X: Steve Martin; Ned SoltzHas a video

18/04/2011

Rick Young
Two key figures of the Final Cut Pro community give their impressions of Final Cut Pro X, previewed at the NAB SuperMeet. Steve Martin is president and founder of Ripple Training and has over 18 years of experience as an editor, producer and trainer. Ned Soltz is an author, editor, educator, and consultant on all things related to the Mac digital video world.

Adobe CS5 on the Mac: integration between FCP, Premiere Pro & After EffectsHas a video

03/04/2011

Rick Young
Adobe CS5 on the Mac: demonstration to show workflows to move projects between Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and After Effects. It is shown how to retain original editing decisions from FCP and to continue working with original media, including ProRes, natively. Presentation by Maxim Jago, filmmaker and trainer. Recorded live at the UKFCUG meeting, Birmingham, March 31, 2011.

The Foundry introduce STORMHas a video

27/03/2011

Rick Young
STORM has been developed in-house at The Foundry to assist RED Digital Cinema production workflows. STORM is designed to be used the moment your media comes off the camera, through to final delivery. The software can be used on an on-set laptop or a post-production workstation. STORM provides the tools to check exposure, focus, colour, audio and editorial content on-set as soon as your RED material becomes available.

Technology Talk: how big a deal is 4:2:2? Featuring, Matt Davis & Rick YoungHas a video

14/03/2011

Rick Young
4:2:2 used to be outside the reach of many independents who were locked into the world of 4:2:0 or 4:1:1 production. Now that Apple's 10-bit, full raster ProRes codec is widely used in the post production industry, the codec has also found it's way into devices enabling native ProRes recording on acquisition. The advantageous are clear: 10-bit, full raster, very high quality recording; with a smooth, efficient, post-production process. The question remains - do you need 4:2:2?

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