Friday, October 27, 2006

Casual Editors' Lounge

Salespitch-Free Gathering!

Since November and December bring us end-of-the-year holidays, October was the last Lounge of 2006. Guests joined us for informal discussions and networking with their peers. We had some awesome catered food on hand, and guests brought some of their favorite "beverages"!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Sony HD Demystified

VTR Demonstrations and Q&A

Sure, you can hit play — anyone can do that. But can you configure the deck to downconvert from 1080/23.98 to 30i with a 30-frame TC window and a 24-frame TC window? With a client watching and the session clock ticking? Do you know how to reset the deck to the proper HD format that your tapes were recoded at? Guests at the August 2006 Editors' Lounge do!

Not all were "doing HD" yet, but they expected to, so guests to this month's Editors' Lounge met the experts from Sony who showed them the ins and outs of their HD VTR5. Guests brought all their burning questions because this hands-on opportunity doesn't come around very often.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Boris Blue and Edifis Finaliser

Product Demonstrations and Q&A

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Guests joined us for a special Editors’ Lounge, to get the low-down on some exciting products. First, Grant Carroll from Boris FX will demonstrated Boris Blue, a standalone application for real-time 3D compositing and motion graphics. This was a great chance to revisit what you saw at NAB and ask questions.

Then, Edifis President Pete Challenger demonstrated the Finaliser — a product that blends the speed, power, and control finesse of a traditional DaVinci style color corrector with NLE-style instant access and source-based grading. Finaliser has been used in London on episodic TV, indie movies and a variety of other high profile programs, and Pete discussed how and where it might fit over here.

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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Avid NAB Product Wrap-up

Product Demonstration and Q&A

In May, guests joined us for a special Editors’ Lounge at the Dolby Laboratories Theater, to get the low-down on Avid’s NAB announcements. Avid Application Editor Steve Holyhead demonstrated advanced tapeless file-based workflows including P2. Senior Product Manager Tim Wilson demonstrated the new software release of Media Composer® for the Mac. Avid executives and personnel were on hand to answer all of the burning questions.

Special thanks to Avid for co-hosting this event, and to Dolby Laboratories.

Friday, March 31, 2006

2006 Pre-NAB Discussion Panel

Expert Panel Discussion and Q&A

View the event online! See the links below.

Guests in March joined us for an extra-special Editors' Lounge, where our panel of experts gazed into their crystal balls to reveal the year's coming trends in post-production. Featured speakers included, Mark Raudonis (Bunim/Murray Prods.), Philip Hodgetts (Digital Production BuZZ), Terence Curren (AlphaDogs), and Lucas Wilson (Assimilate). Moderator Jon Silberg ( lead the discussion on topics including Avid & Apple, Adobe, HD & HDV, DI, podcasting & streaming video, and digital workflows.

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Friday, February 17, 2006

"PLUG IN" TO PLUG-INS with Automatic Duck and Sapphire 2

Product Demos and Q&A

Wes Plate demonstrated the latest tools from Automatic Duck, and Todd Prives of Genarts demostrated the Sapphire 2 plug-ins. Guests came to see how these tools could streamline their workflow and boost their creativity.

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