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#MCS EP10: Use and create project templates in Resolve 12
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 23, 2016 at 6:19:37 pm

This is a tric that could help you save a lot of time while creating project in Resolve 12. In this episode, Mathieu Marano shows you how you can create and use template project in Resolve so that you can keep these parameters from project to project: ...


NAB 2016: AJA, HDbaseT and IP video
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:54:58 am

We were at NAB 2016 and met with Bryce Button of AJA. We asked him to explain why AJA is betting on HDbaseT and IP video. In this short video he explains the difference between these 2 ways of transporting HD and 4K video. ...


Nine Lives Trailer VFX Done In FCP X
By: Charlie Austin on Apr 15, 2016 at 9:53:16 am

A couple weeks ago I posted about some 2k VFX 3 screen replacements I had created in FCP X for an unnamed trailer. Well, the trailer is out so I wanted to let you all take a look. To be clear, while I had cut another version of the trailer in X, it was not chosen to finish. ...


#MCS EP09: Create proxies for collaboration in Premiere Pro CC 2015
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 14, 2016 at 6:10:07 am

There are a couple reasons you’d want to create proxies in Premiere Pro CC 2015: to send a project to an editor through a web upload service, to work on a underpowered station or simply to convert 6K footage to HD work files. ...


N.A.B. FCP X & Me.
By: Charlie Austin on Apr 13, 2016 at 4:16:30 pm

Oh, Hi! Going to NAB? Want to go to NAB? If you re there, I ll be blabbing about FCP X at a little FCP Exchange presentation on Tuesday at 2:30. Stop by and heckle! Bring your FCP X hating friends! Fun!...


The Women in Post PR List: No More #AllMalePanels
By: Kylee Peña on Apr 9, 2016 at 11:23:18 pm

Did you know the #allmalepanel is such a common phenomenon that a UN organization is urging its employees (and 8,500 member organizations like Coca-Cola and Cisco) to stop participating in them? “There is no shortage of qualified women," says executive director Lise Kingo. ...


EP 263: PeePee City
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 9, 2016 at 9:45:03 am

Recovered from the Season 6 Finale of The Walking Dead yet? Didn't think so. We share your need for continuing therapy, stayin up nights thinking of ways Superman or other members of the Justice League could have swooped in and taken care of Negan for us all. Oh well #multiverse. ...

The Walking Dead

By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Apr 6, 2016 at 1:54:41 pm

1908 was a big year for the world; the automobile found its way to the masses through the invention of the assembly line, created by Henry Ford. Not only did the mass-production line bring affordable prices, it also created the middle class.  We re in much the same birthspace; UAV/Drones are just beginning to grow into Continue reading WITNESS TO HISTORY...


#MCS EP08: connected timeline & timeline versioning in Autodesk Flame
By: Mathieu Marano on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:55:42 am

The latest version of Autodesk Flame as a very neat feature for anybody who has to deal with many version of a timeline like it often happens in commercial sessions. The Connected timeline will help the editor to propagate any change applied to a single shot to any other instance of this shot in the other timelines. ...


ACORN TV: Compression Issues Abound
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Apr 4, 2016 at 3:47:00 pm

My wife and I signed up for the free 30 day trial subscription to Acorn TV but couldn't make it a few days before turning off our account and being done with it. We even uninstalled the app from our system. ...


Introducing our new line up of Videoguys Tech Select HP Z workstations
By: Gary Bettan on Apr 4, 2016 at 12:35:46 pm

We’ve had tremendous success over the past year with our Videoguys Tech Select HP Z workstations. In anticipation of re-configuring our systems this year, we waited for HP to certify the latest revs of NVIDIA Quadro cards so we could put them in our new builds. They’re ready! We’ve put together 5 killer workstations that deliver a tremendous combination of performance, reliability and stability for video editors of every level and budget. ...

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Movie Review: Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 2, 2016 at 12:37:28 am

This week we take on the Uber Journalists with our honest, and untainted review of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We liked it! Listen in to find out why we think this movie has gotten a bad rap. ...

EP 262: Negan Cometh
By: Sarah Mason on Apr 2, 2016 at 12:11:40 am

If, like us, you're a long suffering fan of The Walking Dead, you're in the midst of emotional and psychological prep for this weekend's Season 6 Finale. The long wait is finally coming to an end with the much anticipated entrance of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), the psychopath with a killer smile and a spikey bat. We hope to God that none of our favorite characters face Lucille, but sadly, we know the show (and the comic book) too well. ...

Another International Cable Cutter Find
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Apr 1, 2016 at 1:23:00 pm

As I've mentioned before, my wife and I really like learning how other cultures look at the world and learning a bit of their history, as well. One of the easy ways we've found is to explore their television programming. ...


My new cable cutting book is now at
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Apr 1, 2016 at 10:53:00 am

CUTTING THE CABLE : Covers ROKU, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast Others is now available at ...


Interview: Seth Laderman from Comic-Con HQ
By: Sarah Mason on Mar 30, 2016 at 11:49:33 am

On May 7th Comic-Con International and Lionsgate will launch a new SVOD Channel. We talk to Comic-Con HQ, EVP and GM, Seth Laderman about the launch and what this means for the world of OTT! ...


Movie Reviews: Hail Caesar, High-Rise, Macbeth, Goodnight Mommy
By: Sarah Mason on Mar 28, 2016 at 7:02:56 pm

The Harold & Maudecast Justice and Doom Movie Meter has been put to the test with these new movie reviews, two are currently streaming on SVOD and two are in theaters now....

Random Freebies – 2K 1.85 Title Safe Overlays
By: Charlie Austin on Mar 28, 2016 at 6:04:05 pm

I just made a couple 1.85 title safe .png checker overlays if anyone has any use for them. In FCP X, I use a combo of Digital Heavens Grid X, and Andy s Safe Guides, both free and worth having. We wanted a prettier checker for some AE/PS stuff though, so I just rendered these out in 2K [ ]...

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By: Mathieu Marano on Mar 28, 2016 at 10:22:35 am

Resolve 12 as a nice feature because that enables a colorist to remotely control a color grading session from a local workstation. This is possible across a a network or between two stations thousands of kilometres away. All you need is two licenses of DaVinci Resolve Studio, an internet connection and two copies of your medias. ...


FCP X & 3rd Party Plugins - 2K VFX
By: Charlie Austin on Mar 26, 2016 at 2:43:51 pm

Just wanted to share a little story illustrating one of the great things about FCP X… the capabilities you can add to the NLE with 3’rd party apps/plugins. Of course, some people believe that since FCP X doesn’t come with every option under the sun built in, it’s crippled. I am not one of those people. Case in point, Coremelt Slice-X and Track X. ...


Movie Reviews High-Rise 7
By: Sarah Mason on Mar 25, 2016 at 2:11:19 pm

The Harold & Maudecast Review the film HIGH-RISE, Directed by Ben Wheatley starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans. The film, based on the JG Ballard novel of the same name, is set in a High Rise building in the 1970s. Hiddleston moves in and quickly finds that the society within is unraveling amidst a tense class welfare system. 7/10 on the Justice & Doom Meter....

G-Technology Evolution Series Workflow – It’s as easy as 1-2-3
By: Gary Bettan on Mar 24, 2016 at 1:19:58 pm

Today’s HD and 4K file based workflows require reliable, rugged and high performance video storage wherever you are : ...


EP 261: Waiting for Lucille
By: Sarah Mason on Mar 23, 2016 at 11:39:47 am

EP 261 of the Harold & Maudecast talks Maggie, Carol, Girl Power, the wait for Negan & which beloved cast member will be introduced to Lucille, casting questions (Kung Fu Jesus) and all things Walking Dead....

FCP X Audio-Mute vs. Disable…
By: Charlie Austin on Mar 19, 2016 at 5:50:48 pm

As this is a topic that seems to cause some confusion, I thought I d write a little post about it. It confuses me sometimes too, so this post is also for me to refer to when my brain freezes up.  I ve included the obligatory video below. It s too long for a Gif-Tip™, but I ve tried to be uncharachteristically [ ]...

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DRONE PRIVACY CONCERNS? What you need to know NOW!
By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Mar 17, 2016 at 9:59:52 am

Communities, states, and even the Fed are discussing potential breach of personal privacy from sUAVs in the skies of today and more importantly, skies of tomorrow. ...


Telltale Games: The Walking Dead: Michonne Review
By: Sarah Mason on Mar 16, 2016 at 5:34:41 pm

We have a new segment at The Harold & Maudecast -- Confessions of a Basement Dweller. Co-host Jake Essoe will be reviewing video games monthly for this segment. First up! Telltale Games, The Walking Dead: Michonne. What'd Jake give it on our Justice & Doom Meter? Listen and find out!...

Interview: Willie Daly the Matchmaker of Ireland
By: Sarah Mason on Mar 16, 2016 at 5:24:35 pm

Looking for love? Well, you've come to the right place! That is if you're willing to travel to Ennistymon in County Clare Ireland to meet with resident Matchmaker, Willie Daly. We recently did just that and we sat down with Himself who shared some of the secrets of his trade and many stories he has to tell after 50 years of being in the business of matchmaking. Take a listen to our interview and enjoy Willie!...

#MCS EP07: Autodesk Flame & Family available on Mac
By: Mathieu Marano on Mar 15, 2016 at 4:15:37 pm

Autodesk announced that the next version on its powerful compositing and finishing solution, Flame, would soon be available on Linux an Mac OS. They also announced that it would then be available through a new subscription plan at a lower price along Flame Assist and Flare. Here is what you need to know to install Flame on your Mac. ...


FCP Exchange – Video and Omissions
By: Charlie Austin on Mar 14, 2016 at 4:47:06 pm

The video from the FCP Exchange event has been posted, I ve added it below. I realized that when listing the tools I use, there were a couple great plugins I neglected to mention so I wanted to do that now First is Automatic Duck Import AE If you use After Effects as part of your [ ]...

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Apple TV 4 and Cable Cutting Basics
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Mar 14, 2016 at 1:31:00 am

One of the surest ways to save on the high cost of cable if you are an Apple TV 4 user, is to get a good digital over-the-air antenna to pull in your local channels. (We use a $50 MOHU Leaf indoor digital antenna. We're in a very mountainous area and so we use the amplified model.) We don't have a big outdoor antenna and we use a simple indoor antenna that gets us over 20 local channels, even in our heavy wooded mountainous surroundings. ...


Why and How Television Is Changing
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Mar 13, 2016 at 3:03:00 pm

Whenever new things come along, they nearly always attack the low-end of the market first. Why? It's the least defended market segment and the one that well entrenched companies will sacrifice while they focus ...


Apple TV 4: First Impressions
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Mar 13, 2016 at 12:40:00 pm

We have just purchased and installed the new Apple TV 4 and have begun getting to know it. It's clear that this is a new environment and so there are not as many apps as there are for Roku or Amazon Fire TV. While you may read claims that say that Apple TV 4 has over 2600 apps, Kathlyn and I have been digging through the App Store and not even a search turns up far too many of our favorites. ...


Don't Waste Money On Smart TVs You Don't Need
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Mar 13, 2016 at 12:04:00 pm

One thing that people spend a lot of money on, which in many cases is not a good use of money -- because they are paying for duplicated features they likely get from other options -- is buying Smart TVs. ...


A great free channel you will find on Roku
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Mar 13, 2016 at 11:33:00 am

The Roku Sci-Fi Station ...


Cable cutting is about freedom and user advantage
By: Ronald Lindeboom on Mar 13, 2016 at 11:07:00 am

We are about to turn off the last of our Dish Network package because we have added a digital off-air antenna through which we now get our local networks for free. ...


Director Ben Wheatley Q&A HIGH-RISE
By: Sarah Mason on Mar 10, 2016 at 2:51:01 pm

The Harold & Maudecast recently covered the Audi Dublin International FIlm Festival where the film HIGH-RISE was a hot ticket screening. Featuring on our Abroadcast interviews is the Q&A with Director Ben Wheatley after the screening. The film, based on the JG Ballard book stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Luke Evans. Directed by Wheatley, adapted for screen by Amy Jump....

EP 260 The Irish Diaries
By: Sarah Mason on Mar 9, 2016 at 11:27:17 am

The Harold & Maudecast go to Ireland! We traveled from Doolin on the West Coast to Dublin on the East stopping in many villages and towns along the way, meeting wonderful people, hearing lots of stories and drinking a lof of beer. The good folks at Guinness gave us private and exclusive access to the Guinness Storehouse, we interviewed famed Matchmaker of Ireland, Willie Daly at his pub Daly's in Ennistymon, and covered the Audi Dublin Film Festival spotlight on Director Ben Wheatley with his film HIGH-RISE starring Tom Hiddleston. Enjoy and Shoutout to Ireland for the warm hospitality and...

Teradek VidiU Pro is your Must Have Tool for Professional Live Streaming
By: Gary Bettan on Mar 8, 2016 at 9:03:49 am

Many videographers and companies are now delivering Live Streaming of events, sports, weddings, plays, graduation ceremonies, training sessions, news reporting and promotions. With free or very affordable CDNs like YouTube Live, UStream, Twitch LiveStream, Wowza or any RTMP server you can easily deliver your live content to any number of people, all over the world. All you need is a camera, an encoder and an internet connection. ...


FCP Exchange Trailer Workflow Slides
By: Charlie Austin on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:53:19 pm

Just for giggles, here are the vague, cryptic slides I used for my exciting, informative, and accidentally insulting presentation. The video should appear at FCPEXCHANGE.COM eventually. Hope they re useful! And thanks to the FCPWorks gang for letting me blab about stuff....


#MCS EP06: QNAP affordable shared storage for FCPX, Premiere and Resolve
By: Mathieu Marano on Mar 6, 2016 at 5:42:49 pm

QNAP announced a new NAS that has two Thunderbolt 2 ports in addition to the 10GigE and Ethernet ports we are used to. This makes it a very fast and cost effective solution for anybody who need to share media and projects between editing stations. The 8-bay RAID 5 is fast enough to playback 4K footage to many MAC and PC. it can also be used has an FTP server, a media player and a compression server. ...


The Guinness Storehouse Tour
By: Sarah Mason on Mar 1, 2016 at 9:45:23 pm

The Harold & Maudecast traveled to Ireland and the good folks at Guinness gave us a private, exclusive tour of the storehouse. Find out why the Guinness Storehouse is Europe's #1 Attraction as you tag along with us on this incredible tour guided by the very capable Aaron, our guide, and shout out to Aine Kavanagh for making this unique experience possible for us. Sláinte!...

By: Mathieu Marano on Mar 1, 2016 at 4:14:56 pm

DaVinci Resolve 12 has a new feature that enables a colorist to use a secondary Resolve station to render timelines while he continues on gradin another project. If you have two Resolve Studio stations and a shared storage you can use this function and save a lot of time. ...


Interactive Tutorial - edit your own 4K Horror scene
By: Peter John Ross on Feb 29, 2016 at 9:08:18 pm

Interactive Tutorial - edit your own 4K Horror scene ...

Drone Rules Suck (and Here’s Why You Want Them…)
By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Feb 28, 2016 at 8:00:53 pm

Everything in life has rules and most everyone complains about them from time to time. Traffic is bad today, why can t I just drive on the sidewalk? I just need a quick snack, no one will notice that I swiped a bag of peanuts from the store.. . ...


Gif-Tips™ – The Future of Online Training!
By: Charlie Austin on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:27:02 pm

In response to a twitter message the other day, my reply included a little GIF illustration. A few people liked it, so I made some more. :-) Enjoy, and feel free to share if they re of any use. GeekCo. GIF-TIPS™...

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By: Douglas Spotted Eagle on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:27:59 am

The media are all about small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) these days, perhaps better known as drones. Drones add significant value to our lives and will become more important as we move forward into the future. However, with all technologies come great responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is how we operate our personal UAV/drones. Last Continue reading IRRESPONSIBLE DRONE-RSHIP...

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#MCS EP04: Collaborative workflow in Resolve 12
By: Mathieu Marano on Feb 22, 2016 at 8:27:05 am

In Resolve 12, Blackmagic Design has gone pretty far to integrate a real interactive and collaborative workflow. It is now possible to share a timeline between an editor and a coloriste so that they can work together in two separate rooms to finish and grade a show quickly than ever. ...


Compute Lip Sync from Scene Audio in Adobe Character Animator
By: Michael Hurwicz on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:33:06 am

In my previous tutorial, "A Video to Animation Workflow for Character Animator," I took a video clip and, through ManyCam, created animation and lip sync in Character Animator. In this tutorial, I take just video through ManyCam for creating animation, and get the audio from the video clip using Adobe Media Encoder, import that audio into Character Animator, and use the "compute lip sync from scene audio" feature to create lip sync. ...


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