Monday, June 30, 2014

Real Workflows - Flesh: Meet the Band (Pt 1)

A faux news reporter opens the Flesh: Meet the Band intro video.
A faux news reporter opens the Flesh intro video.
As a freelance video editor who loves what I do, I often fill my off-time working on personal projects. A few of the personal projects I have worked on have been restorations of older projects.

Monday, June 23, 2014

100,000 Page Views for Digital Video

A milestone for DV Fanatics in readership - 100k page views.
A milestone for DV Fanatics in readership - 100k page views.
Back in April, we hit the milestone for the DV Fanatics Blog - 100 Posts and Counting. This past week another milestone was passed, 100,000 page views.

Thank you for your continued support. I hope the information you have found in this blog has been very useful in your digital video workflow.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Interlaced Video Has Served its Purpose

Manipulating images in interlaced video footage is an uneccessary  challenge.
Working with images in interlaced video is a challenge.
Interlaced video, you have served the industry well. It's now time to fade off into the past with the likes of 1/2-inch videotape formats.

For those of you unfamiliar with what an interlaced video format is, here's a video primer. NTSC video is comprised of approximately 30 frames per second (25fps for PAL). Each frame has two fields: an odd field and an even field.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Boston Avid Users Group - NAB 2014 Wrap-up

The NAB Wrap-up panel at the June Boston Avid Users Group Meeting.
The NAB Wrap-up panel at the June BAVUG Meeting.
Last Wednesday was the June meeting of the Boston Avid Users Group (BAVUG). This month's topic was a wrap-up of the important announcements from NAB. The NAB wrap-up discussion panel featured The OutPost at WGBH's Chris Fournelle and Michael Amundson as well as Kyle Frazier from HB Communications and Bill Reinhart of Avid Technology.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Great Online Adobe After Effects Tutorials

Taking advantage of the online resources available for Adobe After Effects.
Taking advantage of the online resources for After Effects.
Like a lot of editors, when I run into challenges that have me stumped, I often turn to the web for an answer. Over the years I have collected a number of links that have helped me in the past.

In this week's blog we'll discuss the tutorials and tips for Adobe After Effects. There are a lot of tutorials out there, but these are the ones that I have found most helpful.