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Premiere Pro CC 2014 Quick Tip: Missing Trim Shortcuts

September 13th, 2014 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

After being locked in a dungeon on numerous Avid and Final Cut Pro projects, I’ve finally settled into spending some quality time with Premiere Pro CC 2014. Much to my surprise, it looks like the development team over at Adobe decided to remove the trim monitor panel shortcuts for “Focus Both Outgoing and Incoming”, “Focus…

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Alternative Workflow for Audio in Redcine-X

February 23rd, 2014 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

As much as we DITs try to avoid it, on smaller productions we are sometimes tasked with duties traditionally done by an assistant editor. One of those jobs includes syncing audio. Imagine this scenario: you have 4 channels of production audio with timecode that does not match the camera footage. You pop open Redcine-X and…

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Redcine-X Quick Tip: Fix your unavailable RED Rocket card in Windows

August 28th, 2013 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

If you run a Windows box, you may have noticed that your RED Rocket card is sometimes unavailable in Redcine-X Pro or other apps. There are two primary reasons for this: a previously opened video app never released access to your RED Rocket, or your RED Rocket was disabled because you put your computer to…

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Importing Premiere Pro CC DNxHD MXF Files into Avid Media Composer

August 2nd, 2013 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

Premiere Pro CC introduced deep support for Avid’s DNxHD file format wrapped in Op1a MXF containers. To the uninitiated this may seem fine for cross-NLE workflows but there is an issue with importing these files into Avid Media Composer. Op1a MXF allow a user to wrap audio and video tracks together in one file while…

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Project Tools Has Launched!

July 19th, 2013 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

My new set of utilities for Premiere Pro editors on Windows and OSX is now available to purchase, including some tools I’ve mentioned on and off the last few months here on the blog. Visit the product page and grab a demo. Related posts: Premiere Pro Next Introduces Avid DNxHD Preview and Smart Rendering Batch…

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Adobe Speedgrade CC: First Impressions

July 17th, 2013 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

I swear I’m not dead! I’ve spent the last few weeks on a DIT job between Los Angeles and Indianapolis, only to be hit with some other production needs as soon as I arrived home. With all that out of the way I wanted to write down my thoughts about Adobe Speedgrade CC. Rather than…

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Estimate Storage Needs and Camera Runtime

May 25th, 2013 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

I’ve just been picked up as DIT on another feature film starting the first week of June and part of that responsibility includes letting our line producer know how much storage space the film will need and recommending appropriate storage systems and safety protocols for duplicate or triplicate backup. DIT is, well, a lot of…

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May 19th – Update

May 19th, 2013 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

Hello my loyal readers. I’m in Oregon for an Acura press event but suffice to say that there will be good things when I come back. There will be two new pieces of paid software coming out within the next week. RED RMD Sync which was offered briefly as a demo will be released due…

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Understanding Premiere Pro’s H.264 Export Encoding Settings

May 6th, 2013 / By Angelo Lorenzo / 5 Comments

H.264 is the de-facto standard for file based video delivery, a fact we all know and live with. Premiere Pro tries its best to hide some of the more advanced aspects of it’s two h.264 encoding methods but there comes a point where sometimes we need to dig a bit deeper. I remember editing a…

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Art of the Guillotine Interviews Adobe’s Al Mooney on the Future of Editing and the Design of Premiere Pro

April 22nd, 2013 / By Angelo Lorenzo / No Comments

AOTG got a hold of Al Mooney durning NAB to discuss how Adobe designed and integrated Premiere Pro’s new features, the usefulness of Adobe Story and the use of a script as metadata, and the future of interactivity with Adobe Premiere and Adobe Edge. Mr. Mooney touches on some interesting predictions in the future of…

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