Friday, October 28, 2016

Editors' Panel: A Fresh Perspective

Editors Discuss Starting Their Careers

The Editors’ Panel Discussion Series continued on Friday October 28 with another exciting installment! We convened a panel to take a fresh look at the business and craft of editing with a group of editors who have developed their careers right in the thick of the dynamic changes currently going on in the post production industry.

Debra Kaufman (
Tyler Cook (
Ana Florit (
Carsten Kurpanek (
Chris A. Peterson (

Many thanks to the panel for a great discussion, and to our friends at Key Code Media for hosting the event.

You can watch the video here!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Getting Serious With File-based Workflows

File-based Powerhouse Solutions for QC, Insert Editing, Workflow Automation, and More

The Editors' Lounge returned from a Summer Hiatus on Friday, September 30 with an event focusing on file-based workflows, ranging from workflow automation to QC to insert editing directly into the mastered file.

• Charles Dautremont, CTO of Cinedeck, presented the latest features of cineXinsert, a cross-codec cross-wrapper file-based insert editor.

• Niklas Fabian and Jorge Zepeda of Rohde & Schwarz demonstrated the VENICE ingest & production server and CLIPSTER 6 mastering & distribution workstation.

• Anand Jahagirdar, Head of Sales & Support North America for ROOT6 Technology, demoed ContentAgent, a file-based management and orchestration tool for workflow automation.

• Steven Holmes, Sr. Video Application Engineer at Tektronix, gave an in-depth presentation on file-based QC: what is it, when do you need it, and how do you choose a solution for it.

File-based workflows have almost completely consumed tape-based ones, and this jam-packed evening presented a fantastic opportunity for the many attendees to learn what it’s all about.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Plug-ins and Platforms: More Updates from NAB 2016

Latest Tools from Facilis, Adobe, and Boris FX / Imagineer Systems

Following closely on the heels of April's event, this month's Editors' Lounge brought more updates and new tools from NAB 2016. Multiple presentations focused on greater creativity, improved performance, and tighter workflow integration.

Product Specialist Mary Poplin demonstrated the new co-devolpment from Imagineer Systems and Boris FX featuring deep integration of mocha's planar tracking throughout Boris Continuum Complete 10. Guests learned how mocha tracking and masking tools can combine with the latest new BCC features like Beauty Studio and Title Studio for greater creativity and streamlined workflows.

Adobe Senior Product Manager Al Mooney and Product Manager (Motion Graphics) Victoria Nece, presented the latest developments in Adobe Creative Cloud for powerful new tools, improved performance and integrated workflows using Adobe Premiere and After Effects, and much more.

Facilis Technology VP of Marketing Jim McKenna, discussed the latest collaborative shared storage solutions including SSD hybrid arrays for 4K, FastTracker for high-speed asset tracking, and Anywhere Collaboration Hub for integrated Adobe project sharing.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Post-NAB Event

The Latest Exciting Product Announcements from NAB 2016

For those who wouldn't or couldn't attend NAB this year, the Editors' Lounge came to the rescue! A plethora of companies joined us on the last Friday of April for hot product demos and post-production solutions fresh off the plane from Vegas.

Blackmagic Design demonstrated some of the latest features of Resolve 12.5, including deep ingration with Fusion. GLOOKAST demonstrated their tools for capturing, sharing, managing, converting and distributing 4K digital content across multiple platforms, from multiple sources at multiple resolutions. RE:Vision Effects presented RE:Lens™—their newest plug-in for 360 viewers, capable of creating panoramic videos from a single camera with a fisheye or super fisheye lens allowing the creation of 360-like videos without needing stitching. And Avid joined us to demonstrate Media Composer 8.5.3 and the brand-new NEXIS next-gen scalable storage solution.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Lucky 13: The Annual Pre-NAB Discussion Panel

Thirteen Years and Going Strong!

The end of March means NAB is just around the corner, and NAB means it's time again for Editors' Lounge to present its Annual Pre-NAB Discussion Panel. Key Code Media in Burbank helped us host our 13th Edition (!!!) of this annual favorite, which took place on Friday March 25.

Our good friend, writer Debra Kaufman, retuned to moderate a panel that included AlphaDogs CEO Terence Curren, editor Monica Daniel, Key Code Media Director of Technology Michael Kammes, and Bunim/Murray Productions VP of Post Mark Raudonis.

This year's discussion was expanded to include topics from the Hollywood Professional Alliance Tech Retreat that took place in February.

Stay tuned for a link to the video, coming soon!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Virtual Reality Demystified

Tackling VR from Planning through Acquisition to Post

Virtual Reality technology is getting cheaper and consumer interest is growing, which means that this is an emerging market waiting for quality content. Who's ready to tackle it?

Editors' Lounge was proud to present our first VR-themed event on Friday, February 26. Four presenters generously donated their time to cover this topic from all angles:

“Demystifying VR”
VR-guru Lucas Wilson, Head of Production at JauntVR, blew everyone's minds with a deep dive into Virtual Reality including a demo of the Jaunt ONE, an amazing 360-degree camera.

"VR in Production"
Stephen Fromkin, CEO of Talespin Media, discussed VR production in great depth, including budgeting, planning, VR storytelling, and much more.

"VR in Post"
Chris Healer, Founder and CEO of The Molecule, talked about the ins and out of stitching, rendering, and visual effects workflow and considerations for different kinds of VR rigs.

"Audio for VR"
John Hendicott and Chris Timpson, Co-founders of Aurelia Soundworks, dazzled the crowd with the particulars of 3D sound for VR.

There was a lot to learn, and the record turnout proved that this really is a topic that people are really interested in.

Friday, January 29, 2016

The Future Is Here: Working With HDR

The What, Why and How of High Dynamic Range in Post Production

The Editors’ Lounge kicked off its 2016 season on Friday, January 29th with a special focus on HDR in post-production. High Dynamic Range video is coming and editors need to be prepared for integrating it into their workflows. Leading post-production hardware and software companies presented solutions for successfully working with HDR media in the editing suite.

Dolby Laboratories' Jim Crenshaw gave a presentation on HDR content creation for Dolby Vision and HDR-10. Topics included HDR in acquisition, VFX, editing, grading/mastering, encoding and playback, and creating Dolby Vision, HDR-10 and Rec 709 deliverables from a single workflow.

David McGavran, Director of Engineering for Adobe’s professional audio and video products, dropped by to demonstrate the latest release of Adobe Premiere Pro CC and its support for High Dynamic Range video featuring the new Lumetri Color Panel.

In addition, FilmLight showcased its HDR, wide gamut and Ultra HD 4K color technology. Peter Postma, U.S. Product Manager for FilmLight, was on hand to show attendees how content can look its best in any context across production, editorial, VFX and finishing with Baselight Editions for Avid and NUKE and the Baselight color finishing system for Dolby Vision mastering.

The evening was a phenomenal success with a record attendance. Based on how jam-packed every single presentation was throughout the evening, there is a lot of interest in—and questions about—HDR and what it means for editors.