Tech Corner

Tech Corner 2Q21

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1612813321630{padding-bottom: 15px !important;background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1612811281521{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592682899490{margin-right: 15px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1592679310198{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1622938515055{padding-top: 15px !important;}"]   Avid Media Composer version 2018.12.15 is the last version of the software before it went through a major interface overhaul. A recent select survey of ACE editors about the new interface showed that only 35% of the respondents (6 out of 17) used the newer interface. The latest release of AMC is 2021.2, so after three years of release a substantial majority of these ACE editors are still working on software that is three years older. Why? Here are some of the responses to the question, “Have you...

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Tech Corner – A Complete Solution

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Where the World is Going

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592680641916{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592682899490{margin-right: 15px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1592679310198{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="26472" img_size="full" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1607045451305{margin-bottom: 15px !important;background-color: #fffbd6 !important;}"][vc_column_text]Because of the lead time to publish this magazine, it’s difficult to know what will have changed by the time you are reading this article. With any luck (and we are way due), we’ll all be getting back at work and almost normal. Until then, we have to adjust to the current situation. I interviewed four people for their perspective on how we’re adjusting. Steve Welke is a post producer working on The Stand for CBS All Access. The entire miniseries had been shot by early February except...

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Tech Corner – Don’t Upgrade

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592680641916{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="26449" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592682899490{margin-right: 15px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1592679310198{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1607027811776{padding-top: 20px !important;}"]Microsoft creates operating systems that are designed towork on a huge variety of computers, new and old. Most of the hardware it runs on is not made by Microsoft, but by the likes of Dell, HP or Toshiba. Apple has one customer for its operating system: Apple. With updates to the hardware, implementing new technologies, Apple designs software to take advantage of those changes. The work in tandem. But it can leave customers who’d want the new features with older Apple hardware out of luck....

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Tech Corner – Connecting to the Score

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592680641916{background-color: #000000 !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="20384" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" in_content_menu="" text_align="left" css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1592682503390{margin-right: 50px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;}"][vc_column width="2/3" css=".vc_custom_1592679310198{padding-right: 20px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="25940" img_size="full" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1596743981307{margin-bottom: 15px !important;}"][vc_column_text]My first experience with a major composer was when Jerry Goldsmith came to our editing room on the Sony lot to spot the movie Gladiator (no, not that one; the boxing movie). We watched the movie on the KEM, occasionally discussing different ideas, while his music editor made notes. Several weeks later the director and I went to his house in Beverly Hills where he played some themes on piano for us. That was as close as we came to hearing the score until it was recorded with an orchestra...

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