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David Lawrence is a designer, producer, researcher, and media artist with over 25 years of expertise in all aspects of digital and interactive media. His early work in the 1980s at Lucasfilm Ltd. includes groundbreaking research, design and productio... [more]
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Oh dear.
by Bill Davis 6 months ago
It was always foolish, IMO, to think that decoupling price elasticity from choice wasn t going to eventually lead the bean counters to do exactly what they are paid to do. Maximize financial return. h
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David Lawrence liked this 5 months ago
Re: Avid Media Composer gets slick overhaul
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
Michael Gissing "I contend though that if you truly want to work at the "speed of imagination", you need a dedicated control surface." For grading, absolutely. It's insanity to think otherwise. For e
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Peter Steinberg liked this 6 months ago
Re: Avid Media Composer gets slick overhaul
by Michael Gissing 6 months ago
Oliver Peters "Gosh, if that's what bothers you, then you are reaching I don't see any less marketing BS all over BMD's website. Or Apple's or Adobe's for that matter. OTOH, let's see which company d
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David Lawrence liked this 6 months ago
Avid Media Composer gets slick overhaul
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Announced at ACA today going into NAB. New, overhauled version of Media Composer coming in late May. This will be version 2019.5. Slick, modern UI without losing the essence of what people love about
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David Lawrence liked this 6 months ago
Re: Is Final Cut Pro X For Hollywood? Old question, interesting answer
by Tim Wilson 7 months ago
Michael Gissing "The inertia and loyalty to Mac hardware is a bit perplexing to me especially as the trashcan was not a good solution." I don't know that there's any loyalty to Mac hardware per se, i
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David Lawrence liked this 7 months ago
Re: Is Final Cut Pro X For Hollywood? Old question, interesting answer
by Shane Ross 8 months ago
greg janza "If FCPX was cross-platform I'd venture to guess that it could be a possibility in the future but since FCPX is locked there's very little chance this will ever happen." I don't think so.
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David Lawrence liked this 7 months ago
Re: NAB wishes
by Michael Gissing 8 months ago
If Apple and Atomos are willing to share ProResRAW with the rest of the world then I have no doubt that Blackmagic will support it in Resolve. I highly doubt they will on their cameras, considering th
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David Lawrence liked this 7 months ago
NAB starts when Grant Petty says it starts: New video and Blackmagic product announcements
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
Proper write-up to follow, but continuing Blackmagic Design's recent traditon of not waiting to get to Las Vegas to start making news, here's Grant Petty's first product kick-off video of the year, co
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David Lawrence liked this 7 months ago
Re: After Effects wins!
by Eric Santiago 7 months ago
I get nostalgic when I read about CoSa. I go that far back ;)
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David Lawrence liked this 7 months ago
Re: Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Andrew Kimery 8 months ago
Craig Seeman "So we should see a mass exodus of CUDA dependent software from the Mac platform since they are such an insignificant player After all, why bother developing for such an OS. Or perhaps m
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Andrew Kimery 8 months ago
Craig Seeman "But Apple's business model is hardware and they're fourth (although a distant fourth. They're bigger than Acer and Asus. If you break out computers over $1000, Apple's share would be la
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Andrew Kimery 8 months ago
Craig Seeman "In tests that I've seen Resolve takes much better advantage of the AMD GPU on Macs than Premiere Pro. That would be Adobe's intransigent. " I don't see Adobe as being intransigent. They
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Michael Gissing 8 months ago
The primary problem I see is that a company that has a small but niche OS, refuses to support the major GPU company's product. Given Win and Linux are the two major OS's, Nvidia probably isn't too fus
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Andrew Kimery 8 months ago
Going by the video, I don't why the creator says that both companies need to come to their senses when seems like Nvidia is writing drivers for the Mac, but Apple refuses to support them in Mojave. It
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Andrew Kimery 8 months ago
Craig Seeman "Adobe is not taking the best advantage of AMD (GPU assisted encoding decoding) from what I've heard." Over the years Adobe has improved it's OpenCL performance and it also adopted Apple
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: Appleinsider explains why Macs don't support Nvidia GPUs
by Andrew Kimery 8 months ago
Craig Seeman "Of course, both Adobe and Apple are stubborn forces but in Apple's case, alternatives to Adobe are evolving. It may take a couple of years but Adobe intransigent hurts Adobe" Maybe I'm
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: Dynamically change 3D light color based on pixel color
by Oleg Pirogov 8 months ago
As far as I understand it, sampleImage method does exactly what you need. This goes to light's color property expression: thisComp.Layer("Concert Video Footage Layer").sampleImage(SELECTED_PIXEL_COORD
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: OT: Apple not supporting nVidia graphics in OS X Mojave
by Andrew Kimery 9 months ago
Tom Sefton "I can t see another Mac Pro being built with a non swappable gpu, but if it can handle 8K media and the system has thunderbolt 3 so can use an egpu, I can t see the issue. Just observing
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: OT: Apple not supporting nVidia graphics in OS X Mojave
by Michael Hancock 9 months ago
Tom Sefton "and it works fine with the highest quality footage available," I'd say the missing word here is "today". Works fine "today". Who knows what is coming out tomorrow. If nVidia works better
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: OT: Apple not supporting nVidia graphics in OS X Mojave
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Tom Sefton "it might beg the question - so what " The answer if that it locks into an even tighter, proprietary ecosystem - with few, if any, options for upgrades. You simply chuck what you bought an
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by Ian Mapleson 4 years ago
A few additional points worth noting: Boards such as the ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS and Z10PE-D16 WS allow for high capacity RAM, with dual XEONs, and varying degrees of multiple PCIe slot functionality. What y
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Barry Goch liked this 4 years ago
Re: Murch and NLEs from IBC
by Tim Wilson 4 years ago
Tony West "I would like to see if he changed his mind about X and using it if he knew more about it." David Lawrence "Audio is a second-class citizen on the FCPX timeline. As long as that remains tru
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 4 years ago
Re: Advice needed on PC workstation for 8K files in After Effects
by Walter Soyka 4 years ago
David Lawrence "Both you and Dany mention fast CPU as being one of the most important factors for good AE performance. Any thoughts on Intel's Quad-core Devil's Canyon 4GHz i7 (vs Xeon) The Haswell-E
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Barry Goch liked this 4 years ago
The Mother of All NLE Demos
by David Lawrence 4 years ago
Greetings All, It's Throwback Thursday and I have a special treat. A few years ago in my introductory post, I shared a link to the functional spec I co-authored with colleagues at Lucasfilm in 1987. T
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Jim Wiseman liked this 4 years ago
Re: A Lazy Editor's Audio Workflow
by Aindreas Gallagher 5 years ago
we should stop this David. Why are we hammering on this Oh wait now I remember: http: i.imgur.com 574uWB1.jpg http: vimeo.com user1590967 videos www.ogallchoir.net promo producer editor.grading motion
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Shawn Miller liked this 5 years ago
Re: For a few minutes it looked like Adobe was reintroducing the video suite
by Aindreas Gallagher 5 years ago
Kevin Monahan "It's because we've already stated that all future development will be for Creative Cloud." lets try that again: It's because we've already stated we are implementing remote DRM subscri
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John Cuevas liked this 5 years ago
Re: Dynamic Link. Uh-huh!
by Tom Daigon 7 years ago
Petros, I found a workflow that avoids the boggy issue. 1. Cut in PrP 2. Select clip on TL and send to AE as DL 3. Work on comp in AE.Save. 4. Check in PrP. Render in PrP if needed to view. 5. Refine
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David Lawrence liked this 7 years ago
Re: Premiere Pro - I could be convinced! (and someone just was)
by Dennis Radeke 7 years ago
Maximum Render Quality is used when exporting from one frame size to another: Maximum Render Quality Maintains sharp detail when scaling from large formats to smaller formats, or from high-definition
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David Lawrence liked this 7 years ago
Re: It's All Connected -- An Index of Clip Relationships
by Franz Bieberkopf 7 years ago
David, To momentarily ignore the questions at hand and add further questions - your post (and the subsequent responses) got me thinking about clip relationships. I thought I'd sketch out a summary or
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David Lawrence liked this 7 years ago
Re: It's All Connected -- Clip Relationships and The Magnetic Timeline Paradigm
by Bret Williams 7 years ago
Nah. Temporary compounds are generally an unacceptable workaround. For me, transitions in and out of the compound get broken and then don't go back correctly. If you're into workarounds, simply liftin
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David Lawrence liked this 7 years ago
Re: It's All Connected -- Clip Relationships and The Magnetic Timeline Paradigm
by Bret Williams 7 years ago
Sometimes you can't even connect a clip to something else without adjusting the connected clip itself. That's just ridiculous. For example, I recently had a pretty layered edit with lots of little tin
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David Lawrence liked this 7 years ago
Re: "The honey badger of timelines"
by Derek Andonian 7 years ago
Chris Conlee ...but little did the honey badger know, he'd been stuuunngg! He'd been bit. And as he continued to eat that thing, the venom slowly coursed thru his veins and he passed out... "But look
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Shawn Miller liked this 7 years ago
Re: No tracks, No Deal
by Oliver Peters 8 years ago
Mark Morache "Do we imagine a time when DAWs will be trackless " Just for sake of comparison, can you imagine a time when a symphony score in front of a conductor is written without a staff and scale
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Rafael Amador liked this 8 years ago
Re: Blog: Back into the fire.
by David Lawrence 8 years ago
Craig Seeman "I think the magnetic timeline was the result of other changes such as AV Foundation. " Actually, Herb and Walter are right on this point. If you look at the A V foundation reference gui
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Jeremy Garchow liked this 8 years ago
Re: FCP-X: Thinking Differently?
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago
Jeremy Garchow " it's the creating of all the secondary story lines to get dissolves wipes on the connected clips." pivoting swiftly to his various arguments andy said... jeremy, muchos respect - but
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David Lawrence liked this 8 years ago
Re: FCP-X: Thinking Differently?
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago
Walter Soyka "Maybe the FCPX primary storyline's functionality is a bit overloaded. It seems meant to both drive the story and provide the foundation in time for the rest of the edit. This is probabl
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David Lawrence liked this 8 years ago
Re: FCP-X: Thinking Differently?
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "My guess is a :30 with VO and music means the VO is probably driving the pace of the edit most of the time, but it does appear there's a few SFX "crashes" in there with some short mus
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David Lawrence liked this 8 years ago
Re: FCP-X: Thinking Differently?
by Walter Soyka 8 years ago
Andrew Richards "gathering elements into compound clips as well as tagging clips with metadata is a far more explicit means of communicating order and intent than what can be implied with simple prox
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Martti Ekstrand liked this 8 years ago
Re: FCP-X: Thinking Differently?
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago
Andrew Richards "Which editing rules and terminology that is common to the editing of those four films (which were produced many decades apart from each other) have Apple's software engineers changed
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Walter Soyka liked this 8 years ago
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