FCP 7's export functions were traditionally poor and FCPX's are much better, but here's why you still need Compressor.
Mavericks will be out soon. Here's how to prepare for it, although you probably don't want to upgrade your production machines on day one.
The Microsoft Surface 2 tablet looks interesting as a potential post production tool.
Very useful tips for dealing with titles in Premiere Pro CC.
Power tips for playing video in QuickTime Player X.
FCP 7's waveform brightness function may help you to see hot spots that don't show up under the default settings.
Scott Simmons gives a summary of several new features in MC7.
There are still some kinks in the new Spanned Markers feature. (Btw, we're glad Avid introduced them because we can now do some great stuff with Kollaborate.)
Ingeniously simple idea for stopping drives from spinning down in FCP 7 and presumably Adobe Premiere.
Candid explanation by an Avid developer about certain feature omissions in the AAX plugin spec.
Resolve really flies on a dual-GPU system, which bodes well for the new Mac Pro.
Useful tips for setting suitable defaults to speed up common tasks.
Sadly, Adobe killed Encore in the latest version without prior notice, but it is still available as part of the CS6 cloud download.
There is speculation that OS X 10.9 may introduce Thunderbolt as a networking protocol.
Useful tips for improving your audio.
Summary of some of the post sound-related features in Pro Tools 11.
Rumored comparison benchmark between 2012 Mac Pro and 2013 model.
Useful tips for speeding up your AE rendering.
Six questions for the post-Jobs Apple (#7 should be the future of the Mac and whether Apple has a long-term strategy for courting video pros).
Steven Soderbergh on the state of cinema.
In a similar vein, Danny Boyle laments the departure of sophisticated writing from cinema to TV.
Interesting discussion on the pros and cons of buying vs renting Adobe Creative Suite.
Detailed overview of the new offline bounce function in Pro Tools 11.
Brush up on linear processing now that After Effects CS Next integrates with Cinema 4D.
Extremely detailed review of Smoke 2013.
This fits in with my own belief that uncertainty about future Mac hardware is a much bigger issue for video pros than FCPX and the demise of FCP 7.
Hints of future improvements to audio mixing in FCPX.
Vicom Systems is offering service and support for Active Storage customers now that the company has gone out of business.
Mike Nichols goes through his checklist of CS 6 problems to see what's been improved in CS Next.
Quick overview of the new features in Avid Media Composer 7.
Summary of the new features in Squeeze 9.
Great points from Mark Christiansen on how VFX seems to be a more prominent part of the movie industry than ever, yet several of the major VFX houses are having financial problems.
How to setup Premiere CS6 with an Mbox2 for recording audio.
Pros and cons of using Sparse Disk Bundles in Media Composer.
Useful tip for importing specific settings from another Avid user profile.
Reviews of several Mac Blu-ray players. I'm using MacGo and it's working well for me.
Long discussion thread about which NLEs to teach to students.
Open letter to the new Avid CEO. I would also add a more open developer program to encourage plugin development and much better support for tapeless workflows.
The most curious part of this is how well FCP 7 fared 18 months after EOL.
I'm a big advocate of planning in advance and Post Haste is a great free tool to help with this.
The uphill battle TV manufacturers will face to convince people 4K TV is worthwhile.
Useful database of technical details for popular movies.
Essential online security tips.
One of the advantages of owning a PC is that you can mix and match components, so I would encourage people considering a Windows machine to build and design their own where possible to fully fit their needs, instead of buying off the shelf.
You can still purchase Lion from Apple but it's complicated.
Tips for sound-proofing your studio.
This is the most detailed analysis I've read on why high frame rate (HFR) doesn't work for The Hobbit.
Scientific evidence for Walter Murch's theory about using blinking to mentally separate thoughts.
Great trick to make high-speed audio understandable in Premiere Pro.
Interesting comparison of Scale to Frame Size in FCP7 and Premiere Pro CS6 and when using it can sometimes degrade the image.
Tip for taking the tedium out of mapping audio channels to tracks in FCP 7.
Proposal for better display and organization of fonts in Adobe applications.
Amusing and slightly cynical take on some of the trends in post production.
Comparison of ProRes files exported from different applications.
TitleExchange Formats (PDF)
Useful list of various title and caption formats.
FCP 7's demise was a rude awakening for a lot of us not to bet everything on a single company.
These are good tips and Pro Versioner is a great compliment on top of that.
Very nice desktop backgrounds for editors.
Not exactly a great review of 48 fps in The Hobbit. I'm still going to watch it in 48 fps though, just to see what it's like.
How to copy Compressor 3.5 presets to 4.0.
Great tips on how to use reverb creatively.
Lots of great requests here. I never use the Raytracer because it disables so many other features, so improving this would be good too.
Great discussion about archival formats.
Trick for overcoming Avid's inability to display a UNC path in projects that are not 24p.
Useful information about PAL voltage levels vs NTSC IRE.
What the different options in Compressor's Geometry pane do.
There are many speculative posts around the web on the demise or resurgence of the Mac Pro. This one falls into the resurgence category.
First impressions of the Black Magic Cinema Camera and how to connect it to your Mac.
How to put stereo audio on two tracks like FCP 7 and how to fill left or right to create stereo audio from a single channel.
How to export multichannel QTs is not obvious and I got bitten the first time I needed to do it, so bookmark this for future reference.
Great tips for cleaning up your audio.