Bruno Mansi

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  1. This Nahimic service has also been reported on the Adobe forums as causing problems with Premeire Pro. I believe it's supposed to give some sort of surround sound through normal stereo audio channels.
  2. Just posting this on a few forums as it may effect you if you're running previous versions of Premiere etc for compatibility with older projects. Rather than repeating what's been written, here's a link to an article by Daz Wallace. https://dazwallace.wordpress.com/2019/05/08/the-great-adobe-purge-of-19/
  3. These are pretty standard requirements. I think broadcasters know that it can be quite difficult to suppress certain 'spikes' and make allowances for this. The BBC specs (shown below) are very similar to Adstream.
  4. Did you talk to him in person? I didn't see any mention of this in any of the demos or press releases.
  5. I've been wondering for a while if Avid would be retiring the Symphony option, and incorporating it into the whole Ultimate/Enterprise versions. But looking at the 'What's new for MC 2019', I read the following... "With the Symphony option (included in most licensing options) you can now create SMPTE Standard 2067-21 IMF packages..." So their philosophy still seems to be to have additional features (the advanced colour correction and IMF packaging) as a distinct option. It makes you wonder if there's more to come on the Symphony front ... i.e. DCP creation?
  6. Were they putting anti-halation backing layers in nitrate film of the 1920's? Tried researching this on the internet, but haven't found any info about when these backing layers were introduced. Interesting other info I discovered whilst searching - is that there's a type of halation called Light Piping, especially with polyester-based film. According to Kodak information, it 'can transmit or pipe light that strikes the edge of the film and result in fog'. I guess this probably looks like edge fog but must be very image-dependent.
  7. No, never been to NAB. Living in the UK means it's a fairly expensive trip, unless a company is prepared to foot the bill! IBC in Amsterdam (September) is much easier and cheaper to get to.
  8. Workarounds implies you have some problem with your current method of working. I suspect you mean workflows. I think it would be useful if you were to be more specific about what sort of software for editing/sound mixing/grading you're most likely to be working with. For example, round-tripping between Avid MC and Baselight will be different than (say) FCP and Resolve. As a starter, you might want to take a look at Kevin McAuliffe's tutorials on 'Conforming in Davinci Resolve' in the Courses section
  9. Not really sure what point you're making here. As far as I can see from the demo, you need to select the desired trim mode from the left of the keyboard, which then puts the knob into trim mode and it will adjust the clip in whatever type of trim you select. You will then need to escape from this mode to go back to the normal wheel functions. When I edit in Avid Media Composer, my left hand selects the shortcut for the trim mode, and then I trim with either the mouse pointer, the JKL keys, or by hitting the frame forward/backward buttons. When I'm finished I hit escape to return to normal editing functions. In both cases, it's one button to enter the relevant trim mode and one button to escape. It's just the way you actually move the trim roller(s) that's different. I agree that the knob is probably nicer to use than a mouse or the JKL keys, but I doubt it's any faster. If I really need the facility of using a jog wheel to control my trims, I could go and buy one of Avid's Artist transport controllers cheaper than the price of the Resolve Keyboard. I just don't see what's so special about this keyboard that warrants it's price. It may be a new feature as far as editing in Resolve is concerned, but Avid has had this functionality in it's panels for years.
  10. Not sure about this as Adobe have countered with the new Adobe Rush. As well as being available on Mac & PC, Rush also works with IOS and (soon) Android. Both Rush and Resolve's Cut tab seem to be aimed at the YouTube content creators or the fast turnaround world of news etc. I suspect it's really not going to revolutionise the practises of those of us in the long-form editing world. Most of us who work in this genre of editing have built up our own workflows to achieve the efficiency required during the early stages of an edit. Once I have my basic assembly or rough cut, I don't see how 'Cut' or Rush will help me. From my own perspective, using Avid's script tool and Scriptsync has been the biggest single advantage that I've encountered when editing drama, but many editor's are completely unaware or unwilling to give Avid scripting a try. Partly this is because it takes time to prepare, but as well as being a huge time-saver, it's a great way to become familiar with the footage. It just highlights how seasoned editors are generally happy to stick with time-honoured practises and feel no need to 're-invent the wheel'. As far as my opinion on the new edit keyboard is concerned, I'm still sitting on the fence. During the Blackmagic presentation, Grant seemed to suggest the keyboard opened up the revolutionary ability to use two hands - the left hand using all the shortcut keys, whilst the right hand navigates around the timeline with the jog/shuttle knob. Leaving aside the fact that this keyboard may not work for left-handers, does he not know that this is exactly what most professional editors do anyway with the normal keyboard and mouse? The only thing that this keyboard improves is the navigation with a proper shuttle/jog knob. The keyboard is very expensive for what it is - a heavy duty keyboard with a jog knob. For about the same price you can buy a grading panel! I know a good slice of the price must be going on the electronic clutch control, which if it's anything like the feel of the knobs on the old Sony linear edit controllers, would be really nice to have. I would be happy to pay less than half the price for a jog knob like this, but not a thousand dollars!
  11. This is coming hot on the heels of the announcement of Resolve 16 being ' a revolution in editing'. Even Adobe has announced new features in the latest version of Premiere Pro designed to appeal to editors. Feels as if there's a definite power struggle building on the horizon for editing dominance.
  12. Given that NAB is only a few days away, I would wait. Blackmagic usually announce new products at this event. I assume the 10% offer doesn't expire before NAB?
  13. Yikes! With this many nodes it's time for an ultra,ultra wide monitor!
  14. These sites all try to sell you the... "how hard can it be?" ...line! 🙄