Tech Corner -An iPad, a Browser and Fido

Tech Corner -An iPad, a Browser and Fido

Tech Corner -An iPad, a Browser and Fido   Avid Technology has a terrific app that was first developed for Pro Tools but works exceedingly well with Media Composer: Avid Control. Avid Control connects an external device to your editing workstation, where you run the...
Tech Corner -Work Like it’s 2018

Tech Corner -Work Like it’s 2018

Tech Corner -Work Like it’s 2018   Adoption of the latest version of Avid Media Composer software has been at a snail’s pace. Many editors are perfectly happy with the version from 2018. It works very well for their needs. It is familiar, having been built and...
Tech Corner – Control Surfaces

Tech Corner – Control Surfaces

Tech Corner – Control Surfaces   Not much is more engaging to me than finding a new piece of technology that can fit into the editing room. My latest discovery is Touch Portal. It is remote control/ macro software that works on a tablet that sends commands to...
Tech Corner – Market Research

Tech Corner – Market Research

Tech Corner – Market Research   Before starting my latest job, I had a lot of time on my hands. Because I was in solitary confinement. Not a prison exactly, but pretty close. I had flown into Sydney, Australia, to edit the pilot and several episodes of the...
Tech Corner – Utilities, Must Have Editing Add-ons

Tech Corner – Utilities, Must Have Editing Add-ons

Tech Corner – Utilities, Must Have Editing Add-ons   Utilities are programs you can add to your computer editing system that can provide an enormous number of useful tools for your workflow. They can automatically move files to predetermined folders. They can...

Tech Corner – If a Tree Falls in the Forest…

Tech Corner – If a Tree Falls in the Forest…       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...

Tech Corner Don’t Upgrade – Harry B. Miller III, ACE

Tech Corner Don’t Upgrade – Harry B. Miller III, ACE   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...

Tech Corner – Research Under Lockdown

Tech Corner – Research Under Lockdown   The enforced idleness of the last few months has resulted in several positives. I walk more. I talk to my family more. And I’ve lots of research to share with you, dear reader. In late February, 2020, I was...

Tech Corner – Connecting to the Score

  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,...