Apple quietly announced a ground-breaking feature: the ability to refocus video during editing in Final Cut Pro. Coming soon from an iPhone 13 Pro. Learn more.
Robert Cole sent me an interesting email last week: You might want to explore the sea changes that the pandemic has wrought. For example, clients used to send a crew to create a video interview, sometimes at fairly significant expense. …
With the launch of the new “Camera to Cloud” service from Frame.io, the world of production is about to change. Frame has shown us the beginning of a new world of remote work and collaboration. But, like all change driven by technology, there will be fallout.
The technology of 360/VR uses the craft of film and video production; but its content takes its craft from the stage. When working with 360/VR, we need to use the tricks of stagecraft, not film production, to make sure the audience sees what we want when to see, when we want and where we want.
Visual communication skills are no longer “nice to know;” they are a business survival skill. Content, creativity and quality are the touch-points to success, not only in filmmaking but in business today.
Apple announced it is discontinuing support for key legacy codecs in the next version of the macOS. This is a VERY BIG DEAL – here’s what you need to know. This article has been updated MULTIPLE times since its first release with info from Adobe, Apple, Avid, and Blackmagic Design.
I’ve discovered, in working in the media industry, that there are a number of relationships that impact the work we do and results we create. Two of these are triangles, the third is a balance-beam. I first wrote this in …
Boxcast launched an exciting new product – Boxcaster Pro – with a live video stream that showcased just how hard creating high-quality live video actually is. This was an object lesson in mistakes to avoid.
A guest commentary on the challenges of media piracy, cloud-storage and the independent filmmaker.
A behind-the-scenes look at the setup, hardware and team of the Digital Production Buzz live coverage of the 2018 NAB Show. Cool, cool stuff.
An interview with Stephanie Ciccarelli, co-founder of Voices.com, about how producers can work with voice actors to get the best performance.
My thinking on Virtual Reality is evolving as I learn more. Here’s my latest thinking on something that’s new, creative – and there’s money to be made.
Voices.com provides a world-wide marketplace for producers to meet voice actors. In this interview David Ciccarelli, CEO, explains who they are and how they work.
A commentary on the audio limitations of current webinar software and our search for something better.
Larry Jordan’s thoughts on the highlights and trends from the 2017 NAB Show.
A commentary on the need to shift our thinking away from more pixels (greater image resolution) and into better pixels that are brighter and contain more colors.
Executive Producer and Director, Maxim Jago, shares the five most important tips that he learned financing his independent film: “Jolie’s Garden.”
A true story in discovering how much you don’t know – and the magic that can spring from that discovery.
Highlights and thoughts from BVE 2016 – London. (Includes more on the developing HDR standard.)
A summary of a panel discussion with part of the editorial team of “Deadpool” and how they edited the film using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Easily a third of all the emails I get every day deal, in one form or another, with video formats, image quality, and output. Whether you edit with Final Cut, Premiere, Avid, or any other video format the issues are …
This afternoon, at the 2013 Adobe MAX, Jacob Rosenberg, Chief Technology Officer and Partner at Bandito Brothers gave a presentation showcasing the history and projects of his full-service media company.
I love live production, always have. It’s how I got started in this industry. There’s nothing like saying “Fade Up” with millions of people watching to truly focus your attention. My love of live production is one of the two …
After a two-year hiatus, and thanks to the generosity of Avid Technology, “2 Reel Guys,” the video series that I co-executive produce and co-host, went back into production last week to create 13 new episodes.
Earl Nottingham got this idea started when he wrote: I’m sure you’re familiar with the CALM act which sets new standards for how loud television broadcasts can be (especially commercials). My question: What is the video creator’s responsibility (if any) …
For the last few months, I write several new articles a week covering Final Cut Pro X. There’s a lot of misinformation out there about what the program does and doesn’t do. My step-by-step techniques are designed to show you exactly how make the most of the program.