Monday, August 27, 2012

Avid Editing Tips and Tricks

Avid keycaps on the keyboard of an Avid editing system.
Avid keycaps with the classic scissors
I thought it might be a good time to share a handful of the Avid editing tips I've picked up over the years. These are in no particular order. Some may be new to you and some may be obvious, I hope if there are any that I have missed you will share them as comments. If this turns out to be a popular subject I will do future blogs with additional Avid Tips and Tricks.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Converting Vinyl LPs for use on Your iPod

Converting old records (LPs) to digital files for playing back on your iPod.
Convert those old LPs
Like some of you out there, I have a lot of music on old vinyl LPs. I'm assuming that even if some of you have never seen an LP, you know what it is. LPs were albums or "Long Play" plastic discs. These discs had grooves that a needle would follow. The needle would pick up vibrations in the groove and convert those vibrations into sound.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Post Production Workflow: Output From Edit System

Archiving your digital elements is the final step in the post production workflow.
An analog film archive.
Throughout the digital post-production workflow, we’ve taken the care to make sure that the organization of our digital video was optimal from the early stage of input through editing. Now it’s time to prepare the media for saving into an archive system and to make space for new projects on our local storage. This is especially important for clips that can be used on any future projects.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Post Production Workflow: Editing Your Video

The edit stage is the most creative part of the digital post production workflow.
The editing stage is where the final video develops.
This week we’ll be discussing the editing component of the simplified digital video workflow. If the input stage is the heavy lifting stage, then the edit stage is the creative lifting stage. This is the stage where the final product begins to emerge. As in all stages, organization is the key to an efficient and speedy workflow. No matter how fast an editor is, if they can’t find the clips they need, the workflow will grind to a halt.