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Digital Intermediates in Postproduction

Just how important is the Digital Intermediate (DI) process to today’s top filmmakers? And what are the most recent developments and latest trends? A quick survey of some key players behind recent Academy Award-nominated films and box-office hits will provide a clear consensus, which is best summed up by Director/Producer Shawn Levy. “I’m a huge DI fan, and there’s no question [that] it’s revolutionized the post process...

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Editing 3-D Commecials

The most recent, talked-about commercials have got to be the 3-D ads seen during February’s Super Bowl XLIII. But for independent editors and producers working on a budget, those paeans to Monsters vs. Aliens and the SoBe Life Water lizards have lessons that go far beyond plugging the gaps between football plays...

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Easy FX Using particleIllusion

I first saw Wondertouch’s particleIllusion demonstrated a few years ago at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. It struck me as a very simple way to add some serious-looking effects to my projects. And, as it turns out, I was right. Wondertouch actually makes four products that...

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High-Def Editing

Screen shot of MAXedit from Maximum Throughput Photo courtesy of Maximum Throughput It’s absolutely incredible what you can do with HD editing these days. Thanks to some amazingly powerful laptops, you can cut almost any high-definition video format, mix the audio, and output a high-quality DVD. The one thing you can’t do, however, is bring along your client...

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