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Jason Wood

Staff Editor, NBCuniversal
Member Since:
June 11th 2011
29 Posts
Location:
Los Angeles
Apple/Microsoft Ecosystems -- If Mac Pro is EOL, why stay with Apple at all?
by Jason Wood 7 years ago
I'm just about certain I will be buying a Windows workstation soon as the Mac Pro is EOL. Currently all of my iDevices, laptops, desktops, workstations are Apple and it's been really nice having all o
Re: Apple/Microsoft Ecosystems -- If Mac Pro is EOL, why stay with Apple at all?
by Jason Wood 7 years ago
"Jason, you may not have seen this: http: www.macworld.com article 1167247 cook_apple_planning_professional_ma..." No, no I had not! That's a beautiful sight! Thanks, Rick... call off the dogs.
MC 5.5 and Stage Tools question....
by Jason Wood 7 years ago
Hello, the powers that be recently installed Stage Tools on my Avid MC 5.5 and I can't figure out how to make the background transparent. I apply the Stage Tools effect to a background in my timeline,
Re: MC 5.5 and Stage Tools question....
by Jason Wood 7 years ago
Nevermind. You need to ad an alpha in photoshop.
Transitions question from FCP to Avid switcher
by Andy Field 8 years ago
First I preface this by saying I've watched all the tutorials -- and it seems the only way to make a glow, blur or other non standard transition in AVID is to overlap two video tracks - create add edi
Re: Transitions question from FCP to Avid switcher
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
"There is a good tutorial here on creating transitions with Boris Red (Avid FX)." Would you mind linking us to that tutorial
Hawaii -- Editor / Preditor work?
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
Hello folks! My wife has been offered a great job in Honolulu so we are now pondering the idea of possibly relocating to Hawaii! I m curious as to what the post production climate is like on the islan
Re: Hawaii -- Editor / Preditor work?
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
Thanks for taking the time to write this, Jeff. I really needed a realistic viewpoint regarding the subject. I think we're going to wind up in Hawaii eventually, but we'll stay in LA for a while longe
Advanced Media Composer BCC/Sapphire/Avid Effects training?
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
Hello! Can anyone recommend a good online training course video(s) for working with advanced BCC Sapphire Avid Effects techniques. I'd like to better understand advanced keyframes, creating transition
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John Neer liked this 8 years ago
Re: Advanced Media Composer BCC/Sapphire/Avid Effects training?
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
Hey Chris! No, I haven't found an all in one course. Someone should really write a book or make some videos on the subject. You can do a lot with BCC and Marquee, it's convoluted but powerful and it c
Bunim/Murray chooses Avid
by John Kaley 8 years ago
http: www.thestreet.com story 11364598 1 reality-tv-leader-bunimmurray-productions-selects-avid8217s-professional-editing-and-storage-solutions.html
Re: Bunim/Murray chooses Avid
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
I'm actually kind of looking forward not jumping back and forth between the two systems. FCP is great, but Avid is no slouch. Hey man, we're getting paid to craft stories... Life is good no matter wha
So, Bunin Murray has announced it's going back to Avid MC 6, Unity and likely Interplay....
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
So, Bunin Murray has announced they're going back to Avid MC 6, Isis and likely Interplay. I'd imagine It won't be long now before this is an all Avid town (LA) again. I'm not thrilled, but I'm not di
Re: So, Bunin Murray has announced it's going back to Avid MC 6, Unity and likely Interplay....
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
Awe, I missed that discussion. Thanks Jeremy.
MC 5.5 and Stage Tools?
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
Hey there! Our Post Sup finally installed Stage Tools on our MC bays and we're having a ball with it. Outstanding plug-in! That being said, my colleagues and I are curious as how to tell Stage Tools t
FInal Cut To Avid, Growing Pain
by Greg Burke 8 years ago
Just a few questions for you pros on avid 1. Can you record VO in Avid and where is that option 2. How do you Crop and Resize a image in the "Canvas" window 3. How do I make Audio Waveforms show up in
Re: FInal Cut To Avid, Growing Pain
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
1. See Audio Punch-in in the manual help files 2. There is a re-size filter, but it'd serve you best to get used to 3D Warp and the way it works. It's a powerful thing. 3. Click on the hamburger menu
Video Killed the Radio Star
by Joe Mondello 8 years ago
Did you edit pre-NLEs Did you have hundreds of thousands invested in Movioloas or VTRs Do you have decades of experience doing things "the old fashioned way ". If you answered YES you will likely HATE
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Re: Video Killed the Radio Star
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
No,, I believe the Internet created the video star.
I could see FCP X being useful for something professional...
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
When FCP X becomes available for the iPad I could definitely see myself using it in the field to rough out cuts, make string outs, etc. As long as I can get an XML out of it once I get back to the sho
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Jason Wood liked this 8 years ago
Re: I could see FCP X being useful for something professional...
by Scott Sheriff 8 years ago
David Roth Weiss "cherry pick convenient parts of reportage and make them sound like official word from on high at Apple simply because it sounds impressive and bolsters your argument." 99% of the ap
A funny Story, Related to the FCP X user base
by Greg Burke 8 years ago
I recently covered a event as a Post Super on site, and my friend who works for another company was covering it to, we were both cutting on final cut, but all during day one, He was cursing at his lap
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Re: A funny Story, Related to the FCP X user base
by Gary Huff 8 years ago
Well, I'm sorry but being able to mix multiple formatted video clips in the same timeline is a great feature to have, has nothing to do with your editing ability or not. I'm not sure what your point i
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Jason Wood liked this 8 years ago
What do I need to learn AVID?
by Chad Haberstroh 8 years ago
Complete AVID newb. Have been editing professionally in FCP for 10 years, and, well... That being said, it's time to start from scratch again (past due probably). The AVID desktop solution is Media Co
Re: What do I need to learn AVID?
by Jason Wood 8 years ago
If you're going to be doing offline creative work, than you should be fine diving into Media Composer. From there you shouldn't have a problem moving to Symphony if need be.
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