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Remap Your Keyboard!

http://avidscreencast.com/2009/11/06-remap-your-keyboard/

Avid Media Composer: Remap Your Keyboard!

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Controls and Interfaces

In this episode, I’ll show you how to remap your keyboard and give you a couple of ideas on what functions to map to it. If this does not make you at least 10% more productive, I’ll refund your money.

http://avidscreencast.com/2009/11/06-remap-your-keyboard/

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BuZZ Show and Podcast November 26

This week’s episode of the world’s only interactive talk radio for Digital Production, Post Production and Distribution is filled with great information and entertainment designed for the independent filmmaker, producer or editor

It’s Thanksgiving in the US, but we have a GREAT show. Join host Larry Jordan, and co-host Mike Horton, as they talk with:

Les Perkins, Producer/Editor for Les Is More Productions, as he takes us on a tale of adventure tracking down lost footage in the Disney vaults from the iconic Disney movie: Mary Poppins, during his recent production of a behind-the-scenes documentary for a DVD release.

Philip Hodgetts, CEO of Intelligent Assistance, ponders how we are going to fund production with audiences shrinking and fragmenting, while advertising dollars are disappearing. He doesn’t have the answers, but he has some darn good questions.

Stacey Parks, CEO of Film Specific, knows where the money is and what you need to do to get it for distribution of your projects. She shares her thoughts and advice with us this week.

Scott Gordon, CEO of Word Wizards, Inc., runs a transcription company that creates written transcripts from video and audio interview footage. Discover how you can use transcripts to simplify your production process. Then, he shares with us one of his conference panels at next week’s GV Expo – “Meet the Government Producers.”

You can’t find people or interviews like this anywhere else! It’s another fascinating show – all the information you need now to know what’s coming next!

Creative Planet’s Digital Production BuZZ is live 6-7 pm Pacific Time. Join the Show Live, listen to,or download an episode from the archives or subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or off the website

SmartSound Music Releases Three New Albums

SmartSound releases three new multi-layered and single-layered music albums: Natural Progressions, Heartland Rock, and Tough Competition. Albums and Singles are available for immediate download.

Natural Progressions is breezy acoustic guitars and happy grooves, Heartland Rock offers acoustic and electric, blue collar rock, and Tough Competition consists of determined tracks.

For more information click here.

Euphonix Releases EUControl version 2.1.0

Euphonix is pleased to announce the release of EuControl Version 2.1.0 for MC Control, MC Mix and MC Transport that provides full compatibility with Apple’s Snow Leopard OS, as well as several performance improvements that include improved wheel mode switching, updated Pro Tools and Soundtrack Pro application sets, and more.

To download please log in to your My Euphonix account.

Apple Updates Final Cut Server to 1.5.1

Apple today announced Final Cut Server 1.5.1 — a revision to Final Cut Server 1.5. This update addresses general compatibility issues, improves overall stability, and addresses a number of other minor issues. This update is recommended for all users of Final Cut Server 1.5.

Click here for more information

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Avid Updates Software to Support Snow Leopard

Avid announced today Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard support for Mac-based Media Composer 4.x and Symphony 4.x users. With the new Media Composer 4.0.4 or Symphony 4.0.4 software update, you can start editing on Snow Leopard today. These updates, which also include bug fixes and improvements for Mac and Windows, are available as free downloads to registered users.

Click here to download the Media Composer 4.0.4 or Symphony 4.0.4 update

Creating an Ocean

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/alkattan_omar/ocean.php

Creating a 3D Thunderstorm Scene from Still Images

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/hranitzky_robert/red-giant-thunderstorm-scene.php

Changing a Clip's Opacity in Final Cut Pro

http://www.geniusdv.com/news_and_tutorials/2009/11/changing_a_clips_opacity_in_final_cut_pro.php