Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 running Resolve 12.5

By Brady Betzel

Not long ago, I was asked if I wanted to check out Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 12.5 on a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. I asked, “Do they really think I can edit, color correct, and deliver footage on a tablet?”

I was incredulous. I really thought this seemed like a pipe dream for Microsoft and Blackmagic. Continue reading

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The A-List: The Girl on the Train director Tate Taylor

By Iain Blair

Tate Taylor, a Mississippi native who began his career as an actor, had just one small comedy — 2008’s Pretty Ugly People — on his directing resume when his directing career got turbo-charged thanks to his 2011 Oscar-winner The Help, Continue reading

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Behind the Title: Axis executive producer Debbie Ross

NAME: Debbie Ross

COMPANY: Glasgow, Scotland’s Axis

CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHAT AXIS IS?
Axis and sister studios axisVFX and Flaunt provide animation and visual effects for the entertainment industry, working across film, television, games and theme parks. Continue reading

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Creating new worlds for Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle

Zoic Studios used visual effects to recreate occupied New York and San Francisco.

By Randi Altman

What if Germany and Japan had won World War II? What would the world look like? That is the premise of Philip K. Dick’s 1963 novel and Amazon’s series,  Continue reading

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Behind the Title: Billboard Magazine video editor Zack Wolder

Name: Zack Wolder

Company: Billboard Magazine

Job Title: Video Editor

What does that entail?
I edit behind-the-scenes videos of magazine cover shoots, as well as on-site event coverage for music festivals, award shows and industry conferences. Continue reading

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IBC 2016: VR and 8K will drive M&E storage demand

By Tom Coughlin

While attending the 2016 IBC show, I noticed some interesting trends, cool demos and new offerings. For example, while flying drones were missing, VR goggles were everywhere; IBM was showing 8K video editing using flash memory and magnetic tape; the IBC itself featured a fully IP-based video studio showing the path to future media production using lower-cost commodity hardware with software management; Continue reading


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GoPro intros Karma foldable drone, Hero5 with voice-controlled recording

By Brady Betzel

“Hey, GoPro, start recording!” That’s right, voice-controlled recording is here. Does this mean pros can finally start all their GoPros at the same time? More on this in a bit…

I’m one of the lucky few journalists/reviewers who have been brought out to Squaw Valley, Continue reading


My first trip to IBC

By Sophia Kyriacou

When I was asked by the team at Maxon to present my work at their IBC stand this year, I jumped at the chance. I’m a London-based working professional with 20 years of experience as a designer and 3D artist, but I had never been to an IBC. Continue reading

IBC: Surrounded by sound

By Simon Ray

I came to the 2016 IBC Show in Amsterdam at the start of a period of consolidation at Goldcrest in London. We had just gone through three years of expansion, upgrading, building and installing. Our flagship Dolby Atmos sound mixing theatre finished its first feature, Continue reading

Review: Avid Media Composer 8.5 and 8.6

By Brady Betzel

It seems that nonlinear editing systems, like Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP X, Lightworks, Vegas and Blackmagic Resolve are being updated almost weekly. At first, I was overjoyed with the frequent updates. It got to the point where I would see a new codec released on a Monday and by Friday you could edit with it (maybe a slight exaggeration, Continue reading