Senior Product Marketing Manager for Boris FX, Kevan O'Brien, demonstrated the power of the Boris Continuum Complete plug-in suite for Avid Media Composer and Adobe After Effects. The comprehensive collection features 200+ visual effects filters including 3D particle effects, image restoration tools such as Noise Reduction and Flicker Fixer, lens flares and lights, chroma keys and mattes, color correction tools, blurs, and many other features. O’Brien showed how the cross-platform compatibility of plug-ins for Avid Media Composer and Adobe After Effects provides solutions to common issues encountered when editing material. “Once you know how to manipulate a filter on one platform, it's easy to take that knowledge to another as the filter control layout and reaction is the same wherever you are,” said O’Brien. Other popular topics for Avid editors were Continuum Complete’s image restoration filters, as well as filters for generating film looks and 3D lens flares. There were some stunned faces during the demonstration of the Flicker Fixer and the Motion Key tools with some people being overheard saying "that is some clever voodoo." Other highlights demonstrated throughout the evening included built-in motion trackers and Beat Reactor technology that automates generation of filter changes in time with an audio track, and the Chroma Key with its award-winning light wrap technology.
Blackmagic Design showed off the latest Teranex 2D technology with attendees getting an up close look at the single processor model that offers all conversions in 4:2:2 quality in a single channel. Now virtually any type of video format can be converted into a high quality deliverable that is indistinguishable from the original master. Advanced processing power makes the Teranex 2D the gold standard in Up-/Down-/Cross-
Special guest Dan Lebental, A.C.E, unveiled TouchEdit, the first professional non-linear video editing system for the i-Pad. Lebental has edited feature films for more than 20 years and is best known for working with Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens) Lebental developed TouchEdit to give editors the flexibility to edit from any location. This new “edit bay” allows editors to cut video by using finger touch commands on tactile filmstrips, bringing the spirit of classical filmmaking together with cutting-edge digital editing capabilities. Complete with timecode and 8 tracks of stereo, this application works in tandem with the traditional edit bay allowing editors to now edit from anywhere.
About the Editors’ Lounge: The Editors’ Lounge is a hands-on seminar for industry professionals. Each month, scores of professionals in the production and post-production industries exchange ideas, discuss trends and learn about new technologies;