Friday, October 24, 2014

Editors' Panel: The Business of Editing

Editors Discuss the Business Side of Being Creative

The Editors' Panel Series returned with another knockout installment! Moderator Debra Kaufman joined editors Richard Halsey, Tina Hirsch, Norman Hollyn and Glenn Morgan to discuss the business side of editing and asking: What does it take to survive as an editor in today's post-production market?

Hosted by our friends at Key Code Media, this was a fantastic evening with stimulating and spirited discussion about the state of the industry, changes in the way assistants gain skills to become an editor, and much more. Audience members had the unique opportunity to ask questions of these amazing veterans, stimulating further discussion.

The online video of this event is now available!

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Editors' Lounge Returns!

Presentations from Avid, EditShare and AlterMedia

After a long drought, the Editors' Lounge returned for September and now the harvest is in! Avid, EditShare and AlterMedia stopped by to share a bountiful cornucopia of post-production tools with our guests.

Avid Solution Specialist Michael Krulik  demonstrated new features in the latest version of  Media Composer v8.1, including the Avid Image Sequencer for DPX files, new trimming and copy tools in the timeline and how to create multiple audio mix-downs along with many more features. Rumor has it, there were some sneak peeks of future developments, too…

Jesse Adams presented the very latest releases from EditShare including Storage v7 and the Flow v3.1 media asset management platform. EditShare Storage has been thoroughly retooled to deliver higher stream counts, higher total throughput and smoother operation than ever before, along with a Quality of Service system that reserves bandwidth for high-priority activities such as real-time capture or playout and limits the bandwidth of low-priority activities, and much more. New features in EditShare Flow include AAF import support for better integration with Avid workflows.

AlterMedia CEO Joel Stoner  demonstrated Studio Suite Xi. This newly redesigned studio management software now offers extensibility to the web, iOS devices and the desktop with a redesigned UI for streamlined post-production management.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Adobe Creative Cloud and Lumberjack System

The May Editors' Lounge was an exciting evening with presentations on the latest pro video tools from Adobe and a brand-new media logging tool.

Adobe headlined the evening with demonstration and discussion revolving around the latest capabilities of Premiere Pro, Prelude, and After Effects. Deep integration and powerful new features showcased Adobe's ongoing commitment to the professional video market.

Lumberjack Systems—from the brains behind Intelligent Assistance—demonstrated their latest creation: an on-set real-time media logging and pre-editing tool that integrates with Final Cut Pro X and syncs to the cloud via iOS.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Avid Night 2014

Avid Discusses NAB Announcements at April Editors' Lounge

The April 2014 Editors' Lounge was positively overflowing with with folks from Avid discussing, demo-ing and answering questions. From ISIS to Audio Everywhere™ to Media Composer updates and subscriptions, there was plenty to see and talk about.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Baselight and Avid, plus Pond5

Advanced color correction from within Media Composer, plus stock media integration for Adobe Premiere Pro

The Editors' Lounge was thrilled to welcome everyone back from the holidays by kicking off 2014 with a great pair of presentations.

First up was a one-two punch from Avid and FilmLight to demonstrate why editors use Baselight Editions and to show off Baselight grading directly within Avid Media Composer—on both Mac and Windows. Baselight for Avid shares the same color metadata as all systems in the FilmLight range, meaning that projects can be seamlessly transferred and shared between on-set, near-set and the grading suite simply and transparently, offering a powerful collaborative workflow.

Colorist Laura Jans Fazio and Avid Solutions Specialist Michael Krulik / Solution Design & Consulting, demonstrated and answered questions about the Avid and Baselight interoperability and how to create the perfect shot with Baselight for Avid. Features highlighted include Media Composer and Baselight workflow and toolset enhancements, AAF-based round-tripping, GPU acceleration, integration with Avid Artist Color and 3rd-other party control surfaces, and much more.

Byba Sepit and Steve PeƱafiel were on hand to share how the stock media libraries from Pond5 empower media makers. They demonstrated their new Adobe Premiere Pro plugin which allows for easy media search, powerful organization, and one-click conform of high-resolution media.

Special thanks to Blackmagic Design and Pond5 for supporting the raffle!