Episode 4

This week Terence and Philip start in on format wars and how we deal with them, particularly acquisition formats vs editing and delivery formats. Is native better? Terry tells us about Super LoiLoScope, which apparently can play anything.

Discussion moves to the advantages of “new code” and the role of Randy Ubilos at Apple.  Then on to the relative merits of ProRes and DNxHD codecs, including “offline” quality. Plus working from multiple sources.

Then conjecture on what happens if we took all the metadata (including location) for cameras from a concert, and let every person watching switch their own view, which leads to discussion of latency.

Eventually the discussion reaches iMovie on iPhone and the role of location metadata.

Update: In this episode Philip refers to an amusing presentation at the MediaMotion Ball by Brian Maffitt. Carey Dissmore provided the link. http://imugonline.com/events/2008/video.shtml Video 1 about 2’20” in Brian starts to discuss how much better everything was going to be in the future.

7 thoughts on “Episode 4

  1. I remember posting about Super LoiLoScope a while back over at the Editblog on PVC (http://provideocoalition.com/index.php/ssimmons/story/twitter_find_the_future_of_video_editing/) and it generated some good discussion. I then did a real, live demo and it is pretty cool if only confusing and strange in its interface. It will play pretty much anything and everything. It’s one of those applications where you just imaging a proper interface on the underlying technology and go woah!

    While I think it would be nice if Apple, Avid, Adobe might think a bit outside the box in future updates the basic 3-point NLE concept is so simple and works so well I can’t imagine what could trump that. Certainly not the iMovie 09 / iMovie for iPhone way of dragging clips INs and OUTs and dragging to the timeline and dragging everywhere etc etc etc. Think outside the box but think about how we can faster, not flashier!

      1. Great article Zak. Just added it to my Twitter and Facebook streams. Have you looked at prEdit, our take on a transcription editing interface for pre-editing?

  2. Thanks Philip. The work I do is more script-based narrative, where PrEdit seems less applicable, but for docs it looks fantastic. I look forward to your future releases!

Comments are closed.