How To Edit. Part 1: Preparation

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark Replay: Here's another chance to read part one of our major guide to editing from start to finish, containing all the practical stuff you need to know for a sucessful production (first published November 2014).

For the first time at NAB 2013, end users were able to try Lightworks for OS X. This eagerly-awaited version completes the trio of platforms that this famous NLE software uniquely runs on

Smoke drifts across to the Mac

Published in Post & VFX

Autodesk today has released its much anticipated Smoke 2013 for Mac. First announced at NAB 2012, Smoke 2013 was released as a public beta in June

Blackmagic has unveiled the latest iteration of its popular color grading application, Da Vinci Resolve, with a public beta that furthers its progression towards being a fully-featured editor.

Lightworks 12 for Mac, Linux and Windows is released

Published in Post & VFX

 Today, Lightworks is released for Mac users. Yes, the same application that already runs on Windows and Linux is now a fully-fledged Mac program that can be - and is - used to edit feature films.

The DV Revolution (and the birth of modern video)

Published in Technology & Computing

It's easy to forget that perhaps the biggest leap forward in recent video history was a tape-based format in Standard Definition called Digital Video.

The graphics power of the Xbox One would make video and graphics applications fly - for only $350.

Lightworks may be twenty years old but it's been brought bang up to date and the current release, 11.5, is the last one before it does tri-platform with the arrival of the Mac version

How to Edit - Part 2: Ingest & Assemble

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark Replay: Part two of our comprehensive guide to editing looks at bringing your material into the NLE (first published November 2014).

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?

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