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Soho Editors ShowreelHas a video

07/06/2012

Macvideo Staff
Soho Editors freelance talent recruitment agency only works with the best. Whether you need a reliable and skilled editor or audio mixer for an important project, or simply want to educate yourself on the most cutting edge post-production technology, Soho Editors is the premier agency to accommodate all of your post-production staffing and training needs

How to colour grade stereoscopic 3D footage

30/05/2012

Neil Bennett
Colourist Dado Valentic of Mytherapy reveals how to overcome the challenges inherent in grading stereo 3D footage.



Live vision mixing with the Datavideo SE-2000, HD SDI vision switcherHas a video

16/02/2012

RIck Young
Vision mixing on location has traditionally been very expensive, requiring a significant amount of peripheral products. The affordable Datavideo SE-2000 offers HD quality inside of a portable unit which features: up to 5 inputs (4 HD SDI, & DVI); built in audio mixer; HD quality from input to output.

Rick's Camera Tips (part 1)Has a video

07/02/2012

Rick Young
Producer/Director Rick Young runs through camera equipment which be brings on location. A run-through of essential equipment, what you need, what to bring for different shoots, how to manage the gear. Filming on location and being prepared for whatever the client throws at you. Filmed prior to the main show at MacVideo Expo, June 9, 2011.

Testing the Rycote SoftieHas a video

01/02/2012

Rick Young
Rycote was founded in 1969 by an engineer with a problem - how to make audio recordings on location uninterrupted by the sound of the wind. The innovative, straightforward approach to problem-solving that led to the creation of the first Rycote windshields - made by professionals, for professionals - still drives the company over 40 years later.

M dot Strange: Live in London (part 2)Has a video

24/01/2012

Rick Young
M dot Strange tells his story: what has driven him to become the creator of the hugely successful full-blown animated feature film, We Are the Strange. Recorded live at MacVideo Expo, London, M dot Strange previews, for the first time ever, excerpts from his new movie, soon to be released: Heart String Marionette.



M dot Strange: Live in London (part 1)Has a video

17/01/2012

Rick Young
M dot Strange tells his story: what has driven him to become the creator of the hugely successful full-blown animated feature film, We Are the Strange. Recorded live at MacVideo Expo, London, M dot Strange previews, for the first time ever, excerpts from his new movie, soon to be released: Heart String Marionette.

Sony PMW-F3; 14x Powerzoom and 11 - 16mm wide lens; SR MemoryHas a video

10/01/2012

Rick Young
The PMW-F3 by Sony is complemented by the introduction of a wide short zoom, 11 - 16mm and a 14x Powerzoom, 18 - 252mm. Put this together with an SR-R1 4:4:4 recorder and you have a system designed for shooting at cinema quality.

Michael Wohl - features of Final Cut Pro XHas a video

07/01/2012

Rick Young
Michael Wohl, who worked on the original Final Cut Pro development team, shows how to get the most out of Final Cut Pro X, by learning the subtle features and hidden tricks to speed up your workflow. Underneath the hood of what appears obvious, are many little "things" that makes this editor unique. Recorded at FCPUG IBC SuperMeet, September, 2011.

Best of MacVideo Movies 2011Has a video

29/12/2011

Rick Young
10 of the best movies shown on MacVideo throughout 2011: featuring, Apple previews Final Cut Pro X; Walter Murch: the FCPX situation; Organising your footage using Final Cut Pro X; Michael Wohl - features of Final Cut Pro X; Shooting with the PMW-F3, Chasing the Ninja; Philip Bloom: Choosing the right camera for the job; Testing the Rycote softie

Panasonic AG HPX250, P2 camcorderHas a video

20/12/2011

Rick Young
The AG HPX250 by Panasonic is a worthy successor to those which went before it - the ultra portable HPX170/171 and the ground breaking and hugely successful HVX200/201. The HPX250 is capable of recording AVC Intra 100 or 50 to P2 card and features a staggering zoom lens equivalent of 28mm to over 600mm in 35 photography terms. This camera represents a great all is one, fully capable shooting package.

Simon Walker presents Grading in Premiere ProHas a video

13/12/2011

Rick Young
Apple Certified Master Trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor Simon Walker has been migrating from grading in FCP7 and Color, to using the tools in Adobe's Production Premium to colour correct and grade footage. In this session he shares some of the processes he has found useful, and how plug-ins help him work faster.

Telestream: Episode 6 presentation & demonstrationHas a video

06/12/2011

Rick Young
Recorded live at MacVideo Expo, London, Octobr 18, 2011. Advanced distributed transcoding workflows for post using Episode 6. Telestream product specialist Johan Skaneby discusses important features in Episode multiformat encoding software.

Philippe Baudet: live production switching on locationHas a video

29/11/2011

Rick Young
Philippe Baudet, FCP editor for 10 years and one of Europe's first Apple Solution's Expert Video, bridges the gap between post-production and live event production. He discusses his journey from being a FCP editor in post-production, to now being one of the biggest systems integrators in Luxembourg - building OB trucks and vans with Macs and Blackmagic Design's ATEM production switchers.

Rick Young live demo: Editing with Final Cut Pro X (part 2)Has a video

22/11/2011

Rick Young
Rick Young runs through the core knowledge needed to edit using Final Cut Pro X. Key functions are shown, including accessing footage from the Events Library, marking Favorites, editing footage into the Timeline, manipulating footage in the Timeline, adding titles, adjusting opacity.

Rick Young: Organising your footage using Final Cut Pro XHas a video

14/11/2011

Rick Young
Rick Young runs through essential processes for organising your media with Final Cut Pro X. Using features such as Batch Renaming, adding searchable logging notes, and Keywording. See just how simple it is to label and organise all of your media. Final Cut Pro X offers the means to harness the power of a sophisticated, searchable database to facilitate the editing process.

Walter Murch: the FCPX situationHas a video

07/11/2011

Rick Young
Recorded live at the Boston SuperMeet, October 27, 2011. Walter tells of his immediate thoughts when Final Cut Pro X was released; what the program lacked and why it was unsuitable for feature film production. He explains what Apple has done, in the meantime, to improve the application and where he hopes this will go next. Walter has been an advocate of previous versions of Final Cut Pro; his thoughts regarding FCPX have been widely anticipated.

Philip Bloom: Choosing the right camera for the right job (part 2)Has a video

28/10/2011

Rick Young
DP, Director and Filmmaker Philip Bloom, talks about how he decides which camera is most appropriate for different shooting situations. Whether you choose a DSLR; a large sensor camcorder; or a more portable shooting solution, the choice comes down to which tool is best suited to the immediate job at hand. Philip discusses and shows footage shot with several different cameras, including the Panasonic AF101; Sony NEX-FS100; Sony PMW-F3; and Red Epic.

Philip Bloom: Choosing the right camera for the right job (part 1)Has a video

23/10/2011

Rick Young
DP, Director and Filmmaker Philip Bloom, talks about how he decides which camera is most appropriate for different shooting situations. Whether you choose a DSLR; a large sensor camcorder; or a more portable shooting solution, the choice comes down to which tool is best suited to the immediate job at hand. Philip discusses and shows footage shot with several different cameras, including the Panasonic AF101; Sony NEX-FS100; Sony PMW-F3; and Red Epic.

Steenbeck editing tables in the 21st centuryHas a video

15/10/2011

Rick Young
In the 1970's video editing was primitive and film production ruled the scene. Several film editing manufacturers produced editing tables. In Europe, king of the roost was Steenbeck. The company offered a flatbed editing table with excellent image display, and various models with up to 6 or 8 plates available.

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