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What it means to be free
Free versions of software help develop a stronger entry-level talent pool
By The Unknown Artist

One of the biggest buzzes at the NAB Show this year was the announcement of free versions of software from Avid and The Foundry: Avid First and Nuke Non-Commercial. This is a pretty big deal… for those companies and for the industry as a whole because I have seen how free versions, not just short-term trial versions of software, have a significant, positive impact.

Avid had a stranglehold on the professional market during the 1990s and the early 2000s. During this period, their range of products included a free version — Avid Free DV. This was discontinued in 2007, just as Final Cut Pro matured as a serious competitor in the professional market.

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Review: Telestream’s Switch v1.5
A pro media and metadata inspector that does some transcoding as well
By Brady Betzel

If you’ve ever been in a machine room, or lucky enough to have been employed as an assistant editor, you’ve encountered your fair share of media file formats, from MTS files to Avid MXF files that don’t play nicely with many video player/transcoder apps. Maybe you had Roxio Toast to play or transcode your MTS files, VLC player, MPEG Streamclip or one of the other few playback apps.

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Live From New York!…. it’s Mari, the doc’s editor 

Kristine Pregot, a long-time post supervisor who is now a senior producer at New York City’s Nice Shoes, sat down with Mari Keiko Gonzalez to chat about the editorial process on Live From New York!, an 81-minute documentary focusing on the 40-year history of the iconic television show Saturday Night Live, particularly the early years.

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Quick Chat: Humble’s ECD Sam Stephens 

At the end of March, integrated content studio Humble acquired production house Paranoid US, and at the same time launched sister company Postal to officially handle visual effects and post production.

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Crocodile Gennadiy: telling 
a story with C300, 5D

Veteran Flame artist Toby Brockhurst joins Zoic

2015 AICE Awards: Sam Ostrove wins Best in Show

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