A common sign in MMA gyms state, “Beware of the old guy in a sport where the majority of young guys quit.” There’s something to be said for longevity and holding one’s feet to the fire. In the arena of video editing, Avid products have spent more time going to the mat than just about anyone else. Avid’s a seasoned veteran and knows what it takes to win when the going gets tough.
Listening to your work during post-production only gets you part of the way there. To cover the rest of the distance you need to make sure you are listening to it the right way. Playback levels have a huge impact on the overall sound of your mixes, as well as the amount of headroom you leave.
To rent or not to rent? That is ultimately the question. With high-end editing software now available through affordable subscription services, it has many editors debating their software choices and licensing options. We'll examine the advantages and disadvantages of renting versus buying in the digital software production arena.
HitFilm 3 Pro is the latest iteration of the combination editing & effects software from England-based tech company FXHOME. Emerging in 2011, HitFilm has seen swift upgrades with each release and now appears in its newest incarnation as a solid competitor of other film editing giants such as Adobe’s Premier Pro and Apple’s Final Cut.
Blackmagic Design today released DaVinci Resolve 11.2 software update, which vastly improves CinemaDNG RAW image processing, round trip workflows with Avid Media Composer 8.3, and support for DNxHR formats.