Blackmagic Design has a history of acquiring high-end sophisticated post production software, releasing a free version or a pro version for a reasonable cost, and then continuing to develop the software with major updates packed with great new features. This was the case with DaVinci Resolve and continues with Fusion, a powerful node based compositing, […]
Cineversity’s ArtSmart for CINEMA 4D Creates Dynamic Link with Illustrator
One thing that artists like about Maxon’s CINEMA 4D is how well the popular 3D app works with Adobe’s Creative Suite. Things get even better with ArtSmart, a powerful plugin that integrates Illustrator files within CINEMA 4D.
Pinnacle Studio 16: Capable Yet Inexpensive NLE
Recently, the folks from Corel came to town, treating us to a demo of the new Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate. While this won’t turn up at major facilities anytime soon, this new release has chops that will satisfy the needs of the most demanding prosumer users, with probably a few producers and ad execs thrown in too…
Corel’s VideoStudio X5 First to Offer HTML 5 Video Output
Corel’s VideoStudio Pro is an inexpensive way to create HTML 5 ready video, features comprehensive screen capturing tools and is multi-processor aware. In this review, Joe Herman takes a close look of version X5.
How to Budget with Showbiz Software for Feature Films, Commercials and TV
Showbiz Cafe & Store–it’s just off of Fifth Avenue at 19 West 21st Street–is a cool place to hang out, have a cappuccino, and check out a serious collection of production, post and management software…
Hotware – Avid Media Composer 6
Our monthly look at the best, or at least most interesting, new tech of November.
New Sorenson Squeeze Server Delivers Flexibility
Sorenson’s enterprise transcoding solution smartly supports all leading adaptive bitrate streaming platforms.
Apple Brings Back Final Cut Pro, Sort of
The news spread quickly over the web yesterday: Apple has gone back to selling Final Cut Studio…
Easy 3-D for You and Me
This week we ponder 3D: Bust or Not?, a flourishing TV pilot season in New York, and Easy 3D for You and Me…
Logging Cuts on the Go? There’s an App for That
The Editors Guild magazine has posted my article on using databases for tracking edits during postproduction…