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Avid Media Composer title tool cannot see all MAC fonts

Where is that Avid font At the time of writing this article, I am an Avid video editor using OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and editing video with Avid Media Composer version 8.4.1 on a new MacPro. For some time (a few years) I’ve been frustrated that...

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Producing highlight videos

Producing highlight videos for Happy.com from presentations Happy Ltd commissioned my services as a London videographer to film a series of presentations talking about creating happy workplace environments. The one-day seminar was held at etc.venues London city location. Planning ahead In this instance, I was...

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10 useful planning tips for filming in a rural location

For cameramen thinking ahead will help avoid problems when planning for location filming I recently spent a day’s assignment working as a DOP on the filming of a crowdfunding campaign promotional video in a forest location. Planning in advance for my involvement in the project helped me...

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Filming musicians performing live

Producing live music videos Live gigs and music performances are a great opportunity to produce and film live performance videos for musicians and artists. Most venues will have a lighting rig with the necessary sound equipment already installed along with a suitable raised stage and...

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Video technology news event review

Raising industry product awareness Soho based technology supplier root6 held another of their well-regarded ‘Platform 1’ industry news and update events at the White Cube in Central London. Four separate one-hour engineering and technical sessions were arranged for the day: Efficient, File-Based Delivery – Working Remotely, For...

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Uploading video from Avid to Instagram

Video for social networks Many of the social networking sites have the option for users to upload video content to their site profile and allows users to share a personal video that has just filmed, for example with a mobile phone. It is also possible to...

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How to edit a music video

Editing music-based video Over the course of my professional editing career, I’ve enjoyed editing a wide range of music-based projects. These have included editing music-based videos for the BBC, complex insert roll music based editing for Top Of The Pops and many short films for broadcast on network...

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Fast video editing workflow

Fast and responsive video editing Digital files sizes and the quantity of media heading into post-production for editing are now getting considerably larger than what we have been previously used to with 1920 x 1080 HD footage. Cameras that shoot 2K, 4K and various other UHD...