Al Caudullo of Al Caudullo Productions writes of his experiences shooting in the rugged highlands of western Mongolia using an entirely 3D-based workflow, including working with the new EDIUS® 3D Preview vNLE software from Grass Valley®.
"During our on-site production, we stretched EDIUS's capabilities to the limit and beyond. It never failed us. We used it in multiple environments, in everything from rugged Mongolian gers to dung-roofed housing. Our immediate concern was to be able to download volumes of 3D footage not only from our cameras and recorders, but to be able to check our dailies. This was to make sure our framing and 3D were within spec and keeping within the storyline. EDIUS was a marvel to work with, easily creating stereo pairs and stereo adjusting using only the Toshiba laptop and a 24-inch LG 3D CinemaDisplay monitor. It was a hit with our hosts and the eagle trainers who flocked around the screen in 3D glasses and adapted to watching 3D as naturally as they would call to their eagles."
Comfortably Numb: Grass Valley EDIUS Helps Promote The Pink Floyd Sound Case Study
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Bruce Austin: Veteran Filmmaker Finds New Efficiencies for 3D with EDIUS Case Study
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Frogman Productions: Bringing Speed and Sophistication to Small Projects Case Study
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Frank Ladner – "Hickory Never Bleeds" Case Study
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As most independent filmmakers will tell you, technology should not get in the way of creativity. It should cost-effectively help the process in a highly transparent way. Frank Ladner said he came to use EDIUS in a very accidental way. He was looking for a stable system after years of frustration using other systems. He got a free 30-day demo version of EDIUS, was easily able to put together a music video with it, and was quite impressed with its features and speed. He soon purchased a full version for his new project.
The Benefits of HQX White Paper
by Akira Takemoto, Digital Editing Solutions, (GVB-1-0027A-EN-WP) File size: 1.1 MB, posted Sep 26 2014
This paper discusses the Intermediate Codec solutions available from several vendors which are then compared in terms of picture quality, flexibility and suitability for use with graphics as well as video. In like-for-like tests, the Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, HQX Intermediate Codec offers comparable picture quality and is shown to have superior multigenerational performance. When combined with frame rate and resolution flexibility, plus built-in alpha channel support, this paper supports the conclusion that HQX is the best choice for creative editing.