Sunday, October 30, 2011

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Free E-Seminar: Mastering the Adobe Premiere Pro Timeline Panel
| Richard Harrington | Adobe
Richard Harrington is giving a free seminar on Adobe Premiere Pro this Thursday, November 3rd, 10:00 am PT/1pm ET:
The timeline panel in Adobe Premiere Pro is where the story comes together. Sure there's standard operations like Insert and Overwrite as well as the ability to Ripple and Roll. But once you dig in, you'll find much more. In this session you'll learn both essential operations and advanced features like replace edit, creating custom transitions, and using Adobe Dynamic Link to exchange files with Adobe After Effects and Audition. The class is taught by Richard Harrington of RHED Pixel.

Avid Announces Results for Third Quarter 2011 | Avid
Avid announced results, and suffered another loss:
"The GAAP net loss for the third quarter was $8.0 million, or $0.21 per share, compared to a GAAP net loss of $10.0 million, or $0.26 per share, in the third quarter of 2010. [...]

The third quarter results showed sequential improvement in revenue and profit,” said Gary Greenfield, chairman and CEO of Avid. “We continue our sharp focus on providing our customers with the products and solutions that help them succeed. In addition, we have taken actions which should accelerate improvement in our financial performance.”
Despite the reported increase in sales due to the discounts they offered after the Final Cut Pro X debacle, this hasn't been enough to prevent Avid from laying off 200 staff.

This development may prompt some to reconsider their FCP alternatives: YIKES! AVID LETS 200 PEOPLE GO | 20K Films

Filmmaking Trick or Filmmaking Treat? | MasteringFilm
Enter to win a copy of The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead: How to Make Your Own Heart-Racing Horror Movie. You have to add a comment to the thread to be entered to win. You must enter by 12:01 am EST November 1, 2011.

Scarlet preview... | REDUser | Forum
Canon will be making an announcement on November 3rd, and so will RED. It appears to be the long awaited Scarlet. Lots of wild hints are being dropped at the REDUser forum...

Update: Sony 18-252 mm Zoom | Jon Fauer | Film & Digital Times
I highlighted this story yesterday, but it's since been updated with more pictures and information on the zoom lens coming for the Sony PMW-F3.

iPhone cinema - exposed! | untitled films - Abraham Joffe | Vimeo
Making fun of the iPhone as a tool for professional shooting. It's funny this year, but in another five years, who knows what the camera in your phone will be able to do...

Google TV: Second time's the charm? | Harry McCracken | C|Net
Google has taken another crack at GoogleTV, making it simpler and refining their message:
In short, Google's now-more-clearly-articulated goal of melding conventional TV with the Web rather than rendering TV as we knew it obsolete makes sense. It may not change everything, but you know what? No other living-room Internet product has changed everything either, including Apple TV. And Google says there will be some all-new devices based on its platform next year, which means that this update is less Google TV 2.0 than it is Google TV 1.5.

[TaoColorist] Sunday Morning Reading (All-Hallows-Even Edition) | Patrick Inhofer | Blog
Patrick's weekly round-up of things related to color grading - and other film related articles and reports - is always worth catching.

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