Some of the difficulties with Avid development are old school editors in Hollywood compared to new editors coming out of colleges. There is also the fact that Avid only has some many programers to create new features. Doug
Confessions of an Avid Product Designer
Avid Product Designer and Avid Product Manager Doug Hansel
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Seems the United states in behind on protecting IP rights and I worry whether we will pay more for movies now that production companies not only have to spend so much money on protecting their systems but there is added cost if they now have to pay out ransom money to hijackers.
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As a video professional, you probably work out of your camera bag and take it as your one grip bag on the job. What if you have you back turned and someone takes that bag with possibly with your camera, lens or SD cards full of material. Now there is a new device that will let you track that bag as it moves away so you can guild the police to the culprit.
For about $30 per unit, you can track items on the cell phone. Yes, it depends on there being a cell phone user who also has TrackR running on their phone too, but if it’s a crowded event you might get more information fast. If you get within a hundred feet of the culprit you can just ask them to hand it over.
By my mentor in Avid editing; the great Kevin P McAuliffe.
“And as for putting things on your reel, they can be an utter disaster. I’ve seen editors put together a montage of all the things they’ve worked on, which shows me they can edit a montage, but nothing else. For me, send me a link to your YouTube page (or Vimeo) that gives me clear examples of things you’ve worked on. “
STOP WORKING FOR FREE!
You’re not doing anyone any favours, especially yourself!