YouTube Means Business

To me, YouTube has been like the proverbial elephant; my impression depended upon where I touched it. Before I touched it at all, I dismissed the site as grist for those with too much time on their hands. Then, after a magical night sampling rock

Affordable HD Video Format

If you’re considering buying a new affordable HD camcorder, you should have at least three formats in mind: tried-and-true HDV, up-and-coming AVCHD, and the ever-more-affordable DVCPRO HD. By a stroke of good fortune, I have three such camcorders in hand right now, and I thought it would be a good time to discuss their relative…

CS4 and 64-bit Systems

So there I was, testing Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4)’s AVCHD compatibility. I created a simple project, about 4 minutes long, two picture-in-picture overlays with simple rotation and color correction. I had two eight-core systems: the Windows workstation, a 2.83GHz HP xw6600 running Windows XP (32-bit version) with 3GB of RAM, and a 3.2GHz Mac…

ProRes on Windows

OK, I’m guessing that you don’t come here for tips on cross-platform editing between Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro Windows, but here’s a piece of news you may find useful.
By way of background, one frustration I’ve always had with the Final Cut