The Mac Pro's (sort of) available now. Assuming you can lay your hands on one, should you get one now, or should you wait. A lot depends on your NLE

RedShark Replay: NLEs (Non Linear Editors - computer editing systems) have transformed the creative process since they were first introduced a quarter of a century ago. But how do they actually work?

The best Magic Lantern footage we've ever seen

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Andre Meyer has produced some wildlife footage using a Canon 5D Mk III, the like of which we've never seen

May you live in interesting times

Published in Post & VFX

It doesn't matter which direction you look - Technology is changing the way we have to think about our work. Oliver Peters explains

Watch out for an FCP X Render Bug

Published in Post & VFX

Since the release of FCP X 10.0.6, many of us have been experiencing occasional “frame glitches” in footage rendered directly from FCP X where certain plug-ins have been applied. Ned Soltz, our New York Correspondent, reports

At this year's NAB show in Las Vegas Autodesk announced that they were working with Blackmagic Designs to add support for their video I/O cards in Smoke 2013. It looks like that support is going to be here next week.

Into the top half of our Top Ten countdown and this opinion piece from Clayton Moore: Ahead of a significant Apple event on Thursday (this was back in October) he wondered how the company's wildly successful efforts in the consumer space could point to a future NLE resurgence and the rebirth of Final Cut Pro.

FCP Paradox

Published in Post & VFX

Where now for Final Cut Pro users? Patrick Jong Taylor looks at its past, present and future.

Is the end finally near for Final Cut Pro 7?

Published in Post & VFX

Four years after Apple pulled the plug,  Final Cut Pro 7 still plays an important role in the industry. But, with rumours that it will not run on the forthcoming El Capitan OS growing, how long can editors keep relying on it? By Andrew Johnstone.

A new start-up is marketing complete footage from indie short films, including production scripts and even project files, as teaching tools for schools and anyone who's interested in learning editing and building a reel. And there's a financial incentive for the short makers, too.

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