Friday, November 18, 2005

Facillis' TerraBlock SAN and eCinema's DCM23 HD Monitor

Product Demos and Q&A

In the final installment of Editors' Lounge for 2005, James McKenna of Facilis demonstrated their TerraBlock high-performance SAN solution, recently installed at AlphaDogs. Grady Sellards of AMP demostrated eCinema System's DCM23 LCD reference-grade monitor for color-critical applications.

Visit Facilis Technology and eCinema Systems for product info.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Avid Xpress Pro and HDV

Workflow Demo and Q&A

At the September 2005 Editors' Lounge, Avid rolled out its HDV release for its PC editors a few weeks early, and we got to see it here first! Guests came to see the whole ball of wax -- Sony, JVC, Canon, 720, 1080, 24P -- and how everything fits together. Mix HDV with DVCPro HD and SD, all in real time. Avid made it so unbelievably easy, that it didn't take long to present. Avid Senior Product Marketing Manager Tim Wilson dug into Avid Xpress Pro for tips and tricks to enlighten both the greenest and most seasoned of Avid editors.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Silicon Color Final Touch

Product Demo and Q&A

Final Touch is an amazing product. It has been compared to a daVinci color corrector for a fraction of the price. Using XML, you can import your Final Cut Pro sequence and send it back to FCP when you are done correcting it. Learn more at

Friday, July 29, 2005

Boris Continuum Complete

Product Demo and Q&A

Anne Renehan of Boris FX will be demonstrating the new Boris Continuum Complete package. If you haven't seen this yet, you really need to. Available for Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro and Avid & Discreet products.

Visit Boris FX for more information on their products.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Editors' Lounge Summer Groove

A Casual Meet and Mingle

No special guests or product evaluations this month! After May's phenomenally successful Avid Film and HD Workflows presentation and discussion with Michael Phillips, we felt that we (and you) needed a mental break. This month we celebrated summer by returning to our roots as a casual forum for editors and post production professionals to meet and mingle.

Guests brought their inquiring minds, perplexing questions, and topics they wanted to discuss, and as always, brought their beverage of choice and we provided something for the munchies.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Avid Workflows - Film and HD

Product Demo and Q&A

Our special guests in May were Avid's Michael Phillips and Chas Smith. Michael Philips, Avid's in-house expert on assorted workflows including film and HD, was here to explain everything you need to know about working with varying formats and frame rates. You can check out some of his work at his website Avid's Chas Smith was here to discuss present and future plans for the Avid line-up and hear your suggestions.

Friday, March 25, 2005

NAB '05 Preview and the Future of Post Production

Our expert panel assured a lively and informative discussion.

DANIEL RESTUCCIO, Moderator - Daniel is West Coast Bureau Chief of Post Magazine. He reports on projects, trends and news and has covered digital content creators from their pioneering early days.

LUCAS WILSON, Panelist - Lucas is an Emmy nominated editor, Former "DS Guru" and Quantel Specialist. Current DI and 2K/4K Expert for Assimilate.

MICHAEL BUDAY, Panelist - Mike started his editing career with the BBC in London. In 1998, he cut the first major HDTV program to be broadcast digitally in the U.S., CBS's Chicago Hope. Currently, he edits and consultants for networks and studios worldwide.

JEFF SENGPIEHL, Panelist - Known as "Doc Avid", Jeff is currently an Avid Tech Support and Systems Expert. With over 13 years experience in Avid workflow and shared storage environments, he's established himself an expert in the field.

MARK RAUDONIS, Panelist -Two time Emmy nominee, currently the Vice President of Post Productions for Bunim-Murray Productions. Mark supervises over 100 editors and assistant editors and who have recently made the switch over to Apple's Final Cut Pro and Xsan.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Media 100 HD Editing System

J.P. Cardosa demonstrated the new HD system

Media 100’s J.P. Cardosa showcased the features and benefits of the new HD editing system. M100 HD is designed and tuned for the Power Mac® G5, giving editors affordable, flexible support for HD and SD applications in a single 10-bit editing system.

Cardosa is manager of the Field Application Specialist Team at Media 100. He is also a professor of video post-production at Boston University, as well as an editor.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Apple's Xsan and Its Impact

Product Demo and Q&A

In the first Editors' Lounge of 2005, Apple’s Doug Cunningham discussed the Xsan™ file system software for post-production professionals using Mac OS X and Mark Raudonis, director of post-production, Bunim-Murray Productions, will review the new software.

Earlier in the month, Raudonis stated that, “Xsan is the holy grail of shared storage for Final Cut Pro.” Raudonis’ projects have included MTV’s The Real World and Road Rules and FOX’s The Simple Life.