Category Archives: Tutorial

When things went Remote in our industry, I wanted to stand out and I decided to make the jump to set up a editing bay with an industry standard Broadcast Monitor. I found a production company was selling their gear at a discounted price, and I picked up a old Mac Pro 6 Core as well as Flanders Scientific Calibrated Broadcast Monitor. The monitor is a Flanders Scientific AM210 – The picture quality blew my mind because the colors and picture quality looked SO REAL and sharp. The features in the reference monitor let you have embedded Scopes and Audio Meters, Timecode, Safety Markers for Network Bugs, Sharpness/Phase/Chroma/Contrast/Aperture Adjustments, and ton’s of other features. Also their support team is top notch. NEEDLESS to say there is a reason why Flanders is at the top of their game. They care and their products are AMAZING. I originally set it up with…

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Happy New Year! I am currently editing offsite using a 40 inch HDTV (Ideally I use a broadcast monitor) and AJA T-Tap. I recently picked up a Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Monitor as well as a AJA T-Tap. Both are great. The T-Tap is an external thunderbolt I/O device for editing and color correction. The reason to use this for editing is to make sure your external monitor with your program matches correctly with the editing timeline/resolution/ frame rate/color. I brought my T-Tap for working remotely to fully test it out. It gives you a 10-bit broadcast quality playout to a monitor (HDMI or SDI). I tested it with my Flanders Broadcast Monitor (SDI input) and it looks fantastic. You can take this anywhere you go and fit in your pocket! The advantages of T-Tap over the Mini Monitor is, it can output 2K and 3D support for monitoring. This device…

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It’s been a bit since I made a post! I have been working on content for NBC. After working in offices most of my career, I finally decided to start getting my own gear. Let’s face it, while some productions and jobs are back in office, a lot of this is still remote and I believe it’s staying that way for multiple reasons. I recently invested in a bunch of tools that have been completely game changing for the Video Editing process, and I would love to share them. None of these are affiliate links, this is purely to share what works for me and to help you out. Also I had a really hard time finding what works well on Mac. I have this installed on my MacBook Pro running Catalina and Mac Pro running Sierra. You can buy direct from the company or look around for deals, highly…

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I want to provide some value from a real production I have worked on inside Avid Media Composer. I have worked on this project several years back. This is just an example, but you can use this type of structure for your next project. I like to make my blog posts as simple and straightforward as possible. *This is purely for educational purposes only* Here is a project from a Digital series I worked on called Sound Off within Avid Media Composer. There were multiple episodes back in 2016. In any Editing Platform, I always like to organize my projects sequentially. The folder’s are labeled sequentially and the BIN’s are housed within those folders. Avid Folder Structure Breakdown: 01_Current Cut (This will contain the sequence’s that the editor is working on) 02_Media (Contain’s the days shot footage, in this case there are two camera’s A CAM and B CAM). We…

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