Post-Production

My blog articles related to my post-production experiences and knowledge

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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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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...

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Corporate video editing

Key requirements for video production Corporate clients require a wide range of professional skills for their video productions and post-production editing. These are some of their key requirements. Professional technical standards In my experience, the technical standard of corporate video projects is generally expected to be as high (or higher...

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Upgrading Avid Media Composer to version 8.3 and OSX to Yosemite

How the software updating process worked out for me as a freelance video editor Being a freelance editor it’s important for me to stay up to date with the latest in video production technology. I wanted to make sure that I am able to edit in...