You might have read our story about the odd analogue audio outputs from the MXO2. Matrox have emailed us to say that a fix is in the new firmware which is available for download now.
At the moment this is designed to process the very bad amateur handycam footage online. The before and after processing videos are worth a watch though.
So we are going to leave the credit cards at home this NAB otherwise we might find ourselves with one of these on the plane back. There are other LCD recorders arriving everyday, but this one can record two streams for 3D work. It's missing one thing though...
Walter has over 1300 fonts on one of his Macs, that's a lot. Not only does it get hard to pick one from that long list, it will also slow FCP down. In this video he plays font wrangler.
Let's cut right to the chase here. Will the new V2 firmware give a clean signal out of the HDMI output? Answer after the read more :)
OK, maybe the title is a bit over the top but if you've ever had to do cutouts for motion graphics you will love this refined extraction process in Photoshop CS5.
Walter Biscardi has been working with FCP for quite some time now and you might recognise the name from industry forums and articles he's published. He knows his stuff. So we were very pleased when we found out he had just posted a quick FCP tutorial on how to read the built in 'scopes more easily. Very cool if you do a lot of colour correction.
If you are an editor on any system, the non-linears or even tape, there are certain comments or phrases from clients that will strike terror in you immediately. Luckily we don't have the rhetorical, "Do you mind if I smoke?" anymore, but there are plenty more to ruin what would have been a lovely calm edit...
Rick Young from MacVideo has put together all of his tips and tricks into one book called "Rick's Tips, Inside the Mind of an Editor." It is available in print or electronically for your iPad/iPhone/iPod.