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EditShare Releases Flow and XStream

EditShare Flow Ingest is the only acquisition solution that captures in one format and simultaneously outputs to multiple formats including Apple ProRes 422 and Avid DNxHD as well as low-res proxy formats. Feature highlights include multi-channel ingest with independent control over each channel, full metadata capture, and edit-while-recording capabilities. All EditShare Flow systems are ready for EditShare’s forthcoming Universal Media File technology. This unique technology creates a single media file which can be used in both Avid and Final Cut Pro editing environments. Universal Media File support will ship in a free upgrade to Flow 1.0 customers later this year.

The EditShare Flow Browse application simplifies and accelerates media searches within the EditShare storage environment. Users can quickly locate media among hundreds of thousands of clips. EditShare Flow Browse supports proxy viewing outside the nonlinear editing application for optimal viewing on the EditShare Media Space, annotation of metadata forms, and the ability to drag and drop media into an Avid or Final Cut Pro bin.

EditShare XStream is EditShare’s 5th generation high-performance shared storage solution for DI and Broadcast workflows. Leveraging the fastest storage technology on the market, each EditShare XStream 16 drive chassis processes over 1 GB per second. Users can combine multiple XStream chassis yielding performance to match the needs of any large-scale production workgroup or high-bandwidth content creation facility.

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Media Excel to Demonstrate Compression Software Supporting Two Real-Time Simultaneous HD Streams

Media Excel will demonstrate the HERA 4000, the first encoder/transcoder to use the Texas Instruments DaVinci technology digital media processor, introduces a new platform for content creators that need to simultaneously distribute high-resolution video over broadcast, web, and mobile networks in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

The HERA 4000 enables broadcast, cable, satellite, telco, and web video firms to rapidly encode, transcode, and distribute professional, broadcast-quality video to any device over any network. Leveraging Media Excel’s patented encoding techniques, the HERA 4000 products provide higher quality video at much higher speeds and much lower costs than previous industry solutions. Media Excel customers currently using the HERA platform include MTV Networks and MobiTV.

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The Foundry Ships Ocula Plug-Ins

Leading visual effects software developer The Foundry announced today that Ocula – the unique collection of plug-in tools that solve common problems with stereoscopic imagery, boost productivity in post production, and ultimately help to deliver a more rewarding stereoscopic viewing experience – is now shipping.

The Ocula plug-ins are designed to automatically replicate key processes on left and right channels and help artists polish and refine stereoscopic material, literally removing headaches from the final viewing experience.

Ocula plug-ins allow artists to apply a multitude of adjustments to stereo image pairs. All corrections can be made to the left and right eye channels either together or separately, minimising or eliminating discomfort from the stereo viewing experience.

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Premiere Pro CS4 New Features

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Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training

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Premiere Pro CS4 Getting Started

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Adobe Premiere Pro: Premiere Pro CS4 Getting Started

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Basic Skills

In Premiere Pro CS4 Getting Started, Paul Trani walks through a non-linear editing project from beginning to end, introducing both new and established features along the way. He demonstrates how to capture and organize video footage from tapes or files, create and add to a sequence, and perform basic editing and trimming tasks. Paul also discusses techniques for color correction, transitions, titles, and other effects. He prepares the finished piece for export to both Encore DVD and web-optimized video formats. Example files accompany the course. Multiple Videos

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Adobe Premiere Pro: Premiere Pro CS4 New Features

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Controls and Interfaces

Premiere Pro CS4 New Features highlights the slick upgrades added to Adobe’s powerful video editing software. Instructor Paul Trani demonstrates how to streamline assets with metadata, integrate projects with other Adobe applications such as Photoshop and After Effects, and create new sequence and project settings. He then shows how to create an efficient workflow using the new speech–to–text function, which gives the user the ability to find exactly when a word was spoken. Premiere Pro CS4 New Features offers an easy way to view this application’s capability and allows the user to get up and running quickly. Exercise files accompany the course. Multiple Videos

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Adobe Premiere Pro: Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Controls and Interfaces

In Premiere Pro CS4 Essential Training, Antony Bolante provides a step-by-step, hands-on demonstration of a typical video editing workflow, from import to export. After creating a project and discussing how to configure settings based on editing goals, he shows how to gather and organize assets, including video files, layered Photoshop and Illustrator files, and footage captured from tape. He applies basic editing techniques to assemble a rough sequence, then tightens and refines the edit while doing basic audio mixing. Titles, transitions, and effects are used to add a professional touch. Antony also discusses techniques for exporting the finished edit to disc, tape, and a variety of digital formats. Exercise files accompany the course. Multiple videos

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Sony Debuts 8X Blu-ray Disc Writer Drive

Sony Electronics today announced the new BWU-300S model which burns single and dual layer BD-R media at up to 8X speed, recording a full 25GB disc in about 15 minutes and a full 50GB disc in about 30 minutes. The 8X recording speed is achieved using 6X compatible BD-R media. The drive also records DVDs at up to 16X, CDs up to 48X, and supports DVD-RAM recording, with an eye towards data backup, making it an excellent replacement burner for a standard DVD drive while offering all the benefits of Blu-ray Disc technology.

The BWU-300S drive can record up to 50GB of data for random access storage and backup on BD-R (write once) or BD-RE (rewritable) discs, or up to 230 minutes of high-definition HDV 1080i video on a BD-R/RE 50GB disc. It also supports recording on standard single layer 4.7GB DVD+-R/+-RW/-RAM discs, 8.5GB DVD+-R double/dual layer discs, and CDs.

The internal drive features a Serial ATA (SATA) interface and standard 5.25-inch form-factor for easy installation inside a desktop PC with Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems. Nothing was indicated about a version to support Macintosh computers.

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