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Best of MacVideo Movies 2011Has a video


Rick Young
10 of the best movies shown on MacVideo throughout 2011: featuring, Apple previews Final Cut Pro X; Walter Murch: the FCPX situation; Organising your footage using Final Cut Pro X; Michael Wohl - features of Final Cut Pro X; Shooting with the PMW-F3, Chasing the Ninja; Philip Bloom: Choosing the right camera for the job; Testing the Rycote softie

Telestream: Episode 6 presentation & demonstrationHas a video


Rick Young
Recorded live at MacVideo Expo, London, Octobr 18, 2011. Advanced distributed transcoding workflows for post using Episode 6. Telestream product specialist Johan Skaneby discusses important features in Episode multiformat encoding software.

AJA and your pipelineHas a video


Rick Young
From Acquisition to Edit and Conversion, AJA's updates and new products offer you a wealth of powerful tools. Ki Pro Mini, has gained new features for your acquisition needs for Apple ProRes workflows. KONA 3G enables 4K playout for the growing needs of high resolution camera capture and post workflows. The FS2, offers double the conversion capabilities and Fiber connectivity for production and post workflows of all stripes, including Dolby E encoding and decoding options

Autodesk Smoke: reducing the complexity of post-production workflows


Nick Manning
Smoke’s all-in one content finishing toolset can really help users take projects to the next level in terms of colour correction, titles and effects work, chroma keying and the highest levels of uncompressed editing. The integrated finishing solution combines intuitive editorial timeline navigation with advanced 3D finishing tools. Native support for industry-standard media formats and GPU-accelerated interactivity when compositing allows projects to be delivered faster, even against the tightest deadlines.

Adobe CS5.5 Demo, latest version of the Adobe video suiteHas a video


Rick Young
Debuted in April, at NAB 2011, Adobe Creative Suite® 5.5 Production Premium, is a complete software solution for video and post-production that enables one to deliver content to virtually any screen. Described as having breakthrough performance, workflow improvements, creative innovations, and powerful new audio editing capabilities, this latest upgrade represents an improved workflow to video professionals.

Maxim Jago: New workflows for Final Cut Pro with Adobe CS5 Production PremiumHas a video


Rick Young
This demonstration shows integration between Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro, which allows FCP users to access the whole suite of creative applications included in Production Premium, retaining original editing decisions from FCP and even working with original media, including ProRes, natively. Presentation by Maxim Jago, filmmaker and trainer.

miniCaster: Broadcast H.264 live to the internetHas a video


Rick Young
The ultra-mobile, new miniCASTER® is ideal for live broadcasting scenarios such as mobile newsgathering, emergency response, live behind-the-scenes reports, conferences, exhibitions or any event you which one wishes to broadcast live to the internet. In the old days people had to mount huge encoding hardware in massive racks and were stuck in co-locations or dark basements in order to generate broadcast a live feed. Now everyone is able to set-up his camera, plug the miniCASTER® and stream live to the internet.

Best MacVideo Movies, 2010 (parts 3 & 4)Has a video


Rick Young
Featuring: DSLR Sensor Cleaning; NanoFlash Investigation with Ben King; Dan Brockett shows mics, lights and a Zacuto Z-finder ; Steadicam Tango: Garrett Brown, Jerry Holway. Enter the Ninja, portable ProRes recorder; Red Digital Cinema show Epic, Ikonoskop; Sony PMW-F3 launch

Best MacVideo Movies, 2010 (parts 1 & 2)Has a video


Rick Young
Parts 1 and 2, featuring 8 of the best MacVideo movies of 2010. Including: NXCAM Barcelona, camera review; Vaughan Smith, Going to Afghanistan; The Strength of AVID Media Composer 5; Go Pro, HD Hero; Panasonic AF100/101 interview; PMW-EX1R camera test, featuring Matt Davis

Blackmagic Design demonstration of Da Vinci Resolve on Mac: MacVideo Expo 2010Has a video


Rick Young
Blackmagic Design EMEA Resolve Specialist, Dan Moran demonstrates the world's most advanced colour correction software. Using raw video files, Dan takes everyday clips through the colour correction process and demonstrate key features such as primary and secondary correction, tracking and keying. Prior to Blackmagic Design takeover of DaVinci, you could only buy bespoke systems which started at $100,000.00 for your most basic system with systems costing $200 - $250k. Now you can step into this technology for less than $1000 USD.

Three in one: CoreMelt; Red Lightning Software; RotolightHas a video


Rick Young
3 products on show this week: CoreMelt demonstrate Lock'n'Load and some of their other effects software; Red Lightning Software demo Shot Logger Pro - designed to speed up the logging process by enabling quick on-site logging which will reconnect back to media once loaded on drive; Rotolight is an innovative low-cost on-camera light which slips over the shotgun mic. These three are a mix of effects creation and practical workflow software, and a different kind of camera light.

Shooting and editing on iPhone 4 (so who needs an NLE?)Has a video


Simon Walker
Since iPhone 4 lets you shoot video and stills, and iMovie for iPhone lets you edit clips and add music, text, transitions, rostrum moves and lower thirds, perhaps I can now abandon Premiere, FCP and AVID for a new hardware editing platform which lets me cut 720pHD H.264 in real time without rendering!! A competitor to the Mercury Playback Engine perhaps..??

Blackmagic roll out DaVinci for $995Has a video


Rick Young
Blackmagic Design has announced a revolution in high end color correction with new DaVinci Resolve 7.0 that includes support for the Mac OS X platform, upgraded user interface, improved video field support, a new EDL library, improved shared database support, as well as new pricing for all models starting from a very affordable $995. Recorded at the NAB FCPUG SuperMeet, April 13, 2010.

Adobe Unleash CS5: pure 64 bit cocoaHas a video


Rick Young
Adobe has launched the fifth incarnation of its Creative Suite collection of professional applications for print and Web designers and videographers. This set of coordinated programs, popularly called Adobe CS5, includes new versions of 14 products and their associated apps, four new online services, and a brand new interactive Web design product.

FCPUG San Francisco SuperMeet: AJA show off the Ki ProHas a video


Rick Young
Recorded live at the FCPUG SuperMeet, San Francisco, February 5th, 2010. AJA Product Manager, Jon Thorn, shows off the Ki Pro. The Ki Pro by AJA is a portable hard disc recorder which records direct to ProRes standard or high quality. This enables one to bypass the compression of the affordable cameras and achieve superior results to those which can be achieved with highly compressed codecs.

MacVideo Live: The Future of Digital Video (Part 1)Has a video


Rick Young
Part 1 of a live seminar recorded at BVE London, February 16, 2010. Topics covered: the ability to adapt and meet changing requirements; making the right investments; the importance of efficient workflows. Featuring Matt Davis, Producer and Director, MDMA; Christina Fox, Camera Operator, Trainer/Consultant, Urban Fox; David Fox, Journalist/Technology Writer; Larry Jordan - Producer, Director, Trainer. The panel is chaired by Rick Young of MacVideo.tv

A look back at memorable SF SuperMeet Movies and moreHas a video


Rick Young
With the 2010 San Francisco SuperMeet about to happen, February 5, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, we take a look at some memorable moment from previous SuperMeets, spectacular demos, and inspiring moments.

Best of MacVideo Movies 2009 (parts 3 & 4)Has a video


Rick Young
Featuring: Making Music Videos - Greg Hawkes; Independent Filmmaker - Claudio von Planta; The Frontline Club - Vaughan Smith; Playing for Change - Jonathan Walls; What You Need to Know About FCP7 - Michael Wohl; World-class Cinematographer - Dedo Weigert; Filming Underwater - Luca Coltri; Effects Production in Final Cut Pro - Rick Young; Steenbeck Flatbed Editing - Alive and Kicking in 2009; JVC GY HM100 and GY HM-700 - Rick Young and Semir Nouri.

Box'a'tricks - investigating the Matrox MXO2 and MXO2 Mini with H.264 Max technologyHas a video


Rick Young
The MXO2 comes in several configurations: MXO2, MXO2 Rackmount, MXO2 LE and MXO2 Mini. All the MXO2 boxes essentially do the same thing, with the distinguishing factor being the inputs and outputs available. Each box provides for monitor calibration, up-convert, down-convert, cross-convert of video content, and optional accelerated encoding for H.264 using the Matrox Max technology.

Jason Levine; Share the love with Adobe's CS4Has a video


Rick Young
In this demo recorded at the FCPUG NAB SuperMeet, Jason's charismatic style comes though as he shows off how simple it is to bring a Final Cut Pro project into Adobe Premiere Pro, to then work with this content in After Effects and to author Blu-ray discs using Adobe Encore. Jason clearly shows that CS4 and Final Cut Pro can be used to compliment one another.

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