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James Burke

I began editing on an Avid in 1992 as one of the original 5 Avid Technical Support Representatives at Avid.
I now run a video and multimedia design company - mBlaze Multimedia Design, Inc. I'm an Avid Master Editor (MEW '98), and I was President of the Boston Avid Users Group from 2005-2009.
Member Since:
November 14th 2001
51 Posts
Location:
Boston, MA
Avid Tips and Tricks - Using the OPTION / ALT Modifier
by James Burke 5 years ago
In the blog Avid Editing Tips and Tricks XI, I have compiled a collection of Avid Tips and Tricks that use the Option ALT modifier keys. I hope you find it useful. James Burke Producer Editor Designer
Average Clip Length in Projects?
by James Burke 10 years ago
What is the general feeling on average clip length I use DV scene extraction to create subclips, then consolidate the subclips to master clips so that if I need more space I can start deleting unused
Re: Average Clip Length in Projects?
by grinner hester 10 years ago
It's a metter of preference and workflow. When I edit for a client who brings elements and a script, I go by his or her log with no regard to durations of raw clips. When I edit projects I shoot, all
calculaitng file size.
by Steve Cohen 11 years ago
My company just acquired another company that has 2 Avid systems... Avid Adrenaline Media Composer version 2.8 Avid Meridian Media Composer Version 12.1.2 We want to add them to our SAN, for storage o
Re: calculaitng file size.
by James Burke 11 years ago
I've used the following site in the past: http: www.digitalrebellion.com footage_calc.htmJames Burke Creative Director mBlaze Multimedia Design, Inc. www.mBlaze.com
WAV or AIFF?
by Dustin Schmitt 11 years ago
Just curious Does Avid have a better preference when using either WAVE or AIFF Thanks D
Re: WAV or AIFF?
by Job ter Burg 11 years ago
AIF, WAV and PCM(MXF) all write the exact same data, but to a different container file. That's it. It has no implications on the type of mix you will be doing. If you are going to export to an audio w
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BAVUG - Wednesday, October 15 - Digital Workflows
by James Burke 11 years ago
Join the Boston Avid Users Group for a look at a digital asset management system and the Sony XDCAM Workflow. All are welcome, please be sure to pre-register if you plan to attend, it will make the ch
BAVUG - Wednesday, September 10 - Internet-based Editing
by James Burke 11 years ago
Join the Boston Avid Users Group for a first look at technology that reduces the time and cost of creating interview-based rough cuts. All are welcome, RSVP NOW as space is limited: http: www.bavug.or
The Ring FX - Television distorts
by Kevin Woodham 12 years ago
Would anyone have any advice on creating an effect similar to what was used so successfully in 'The Ring' (US version) where all of a sudden something within the frame distorts like an image on a TV w
Re: The Ring FX - Television distorts
by James Burke 12 years ago
You would have to cut a matte to constrain the effect, but Boris Continuum Complete has distressed video effects like BCC Scanline and BCC Damaged TV. I just used them full frame in a project I'm work
Make Dv looke good
by Ka_paw 12 years ago
I made a commercial fore use on the internet. It was shot on. Sony PD 170. now the company wants to put it on to TV. Therefore I would like to make it look a bit better. Dose anyone know how to make i
Re: Make Dv looke good
by James Burke 12 years ago
You could always give it a film look, adding grain and the FluidFilm Timewarp.
need help making good quicktime with sorenson squeeze
by Milton Hockman 12 years ago
i am trying to make a great quicktime to take a project home to put on my demo reel. i am using Avid quicktime reference and tehn using soreson squeeze to compress it to quicktime. but no matter waht
Re: need help making good quicktime with sorenson squeeze
by James Burke 12 years ago
If your home system has the Avid Codec, your best bet is to export the QuickTime Movie "Same as Source". This way there is no addition encode step.James Burke Creative Director mBlaze Multimedia Desig
BIG PROBLEM - I really hate Avid
by ErichOn 12 years ago
I have stored a project and now I want to re-edit it. What I have got: 1.All mxf and OMFI-Files 2. All m2t-files 3. All project files When I open the timeline (Avid 5.6) I can see the edits, I can bat
Re: BIG PROBLEM - I really hate Avid
by James Burke 12 years ago
Is the system you're bringing the project to on Unity I had this problem brining a stand-alone project to a system on Unity. The media is in a sub-directory of the media files folder.
opening old quicktimes
by peter tooke 12 years ago
Hi, Worked on an older Mac-based Avid ( ABVB MC 7.1 Mac 9500 - I believe OS 6. something ) and output some reference quicktime movies. This was a couple of years back, the sytem since decomissioned. N
Re: opening old quicktimes
by James Burke 12 years ago
I'm assuming you mean Quicktime with the source Avid Codec - a large Quicktime file, rather than a Quicktime reference which is usually under 100k. Do you have to a Mac with the older OS Unfortunately
Flash in DVD
by James Burke 12 years ago
Someone I work with mentioned getting Flash for creating interactive buttons in DVD's. Does the DVD Video standard now support Flash James Burke Creative Director mBlaze Multimedia Design, Inc. www.mB
Re: Flash in DVD
by eric pautsch 12 years ago
No...The DVD spec does not support Flash. However, You can use an outboard program like eDVD or intellidisc to access Flash files but there have been serious issue once Vista came along.
Going to NAB?
by James Burke 14 years ago
The Boston Avid Users Group is looking for a presenter to give his or her observations of NAB 2006. If you're going to NAB and will be in the Boston area on May 10, we'd love to hear from you. Here ar
BAVUG Wednesday, October 12 - Final Effects Complete AVX
by James Burke 14 years ago
How'd they do that See how the amazing FRONTLINE spots are created. The Boston Avid Users Group presents a Case Study with FRONTLINE promotions editor, John MacGibbon. Join an innovative group of Avid
GenArts Sapphire at the BAVUG - Wednesday 6/8
by James Burke 14 years ago
The Boston Avid Users Group will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 8 in Waltham, MA. The meeting is free of charge and open to all. Doors open at 6:30PM. Scheduled presenters are Wes Plate from Automa
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