Tag Archives: NLEs

Why resolution independence is an illusion

By The Unknown Artist

All professional editorial systems now advertise “resolution independence,” and in some cases “frame-rate independence.” Avid was the last major player to the party around Christmas of 2014, cautiously launching resolution independence through its AMA.

Resolution independence really doesn’t mean much. It’s simply a little bit of code that automatically resizes all your source material to fit the frame size you’re working in. Frame-rate independence is a much bigger issue, however, because of what it means and what each
system does to the material to make it happen.

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Review: MediaSilo with Premiere/Prelude integration

By Brady Betzel

A few months ago I reviewed a cloud-based asset management and collaboration platform called Aframe. After that review hit, many people emailed asking how I “really” felt about it, and would it work in different production scenarios.

Competitors also reached out asking if I could review their product too. My Forbidden Technologies review is already up on postPerspective.com, and I recently took MediaSilo up on their offer and ran some of my own tests. I discovered that we really are going to be working in the cloud in the near future — this is not just a fad.

While these products do differ in their offerings, it’s clear there is a race to supremacy in the cloud wars. Forbidden Technology offers Forscene, a Web-based NLE, cloud storage and Continue reading