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Tech Corner – Harry B. Miller III, ACE

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1521515574405{padding-top: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="25549" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592956843662{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"][vc_column_text] CE 2012 Qtr 2 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1585534120118{margin-top: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The battle is over. There are clear winners. The answers to the questions haven’t changed. Around 80% of the ACE respondents edit on Avid, on a Mac, cutting with HD media, on network storage probably from Avid, on productions that use multiple digital cameras. The rest of the survey questions divide up what people are working on and how its released to the market. There isn’t much point to a survey that returns the same answers every time. That said, here are the latest results. Avid continues to dominate, and is likely to continue with...

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Tech Corner – Harry B. Miller III, ACE

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1521515574405{padding-top: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="25430" img_size="full" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592940010576{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1585350309729{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"][vc_column_text] 12 Steps to Tech Sanity Harry B. Miller III, ACE CE 2011 Qtr 2 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1585534120118{margin-top: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]My name is Harry M – and I have an addiction. I am a software-update-aholic. Let me explain. In the early days of personal computers Wordstar was the dominant word processing program starting from about 1979. It set conventions that we use today, such as Control+C to copy and Control+V to paste text. I guess for the later, Control+P was already spoken for. And Wordstar itself rarely changed. I couldn’t prove it but I’ve always believed software manufacturers could never figure out...

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Tech Corner – Harry B. Miller III, ACE

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1521515574405{padding-top: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="25525" img_size="full" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592941231170{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1585350309729{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Death of a Software (with apologies to Arthur Miller) Harry B. Miller III, ACE CE 2011 Qtr 3 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1585534120118{margin-top: 10px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]One thing stupider than releasing a piece of professional editing software that lacks essential professional post-production features, is to kill the previous version that had those features. That is what Apple did with the release earlier this year of Final Cut Pro X. And no one is (or should be) happy about it. It portends bigger problems for all motion picture editors. Apple released the new Final Cut Pro X in June 2011. In a very controversial move,...

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Tech Corner – Harry B. Miller III, ACE

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1521515574405{padding-top: 10px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][vc_single_image image="25525" img_size="full" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592941290779{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"][/vc_column][vc_column width="3/4" css=".vc_custom_1585350309729{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Another Show...

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Tech Corner – Harry B. Miller III, ACE

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_single_image image="25591" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] CE 2020 1st Qtr [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592938066276{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Start your day with a heart attack by opening your master edit sequence and see the following…. Yes, all that red color means that everything in this timeline is offline. EVERYTHING. It then occurs to you that in the process of wrapping a documentary film (which is mirrored on two hard drives), that you deleted a terabyte of unneeded media. Well, you thought it was unneeded. Ack! That big chunk you threw into the trash wasn’t unneeded. It was, in fact, the online media that had been consolidated and copied to your Master drive for when there will be a re-edit for...

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