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Lightworks for Avid and Final Cut Editors

Icon Written by rower on December 7, 2013 – 8:05 am

Final Cut, Avid and Adobe Premiere have a new editing competitor By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 2013/12/7 – Lightworks is the editing system used by Martin Scorsese’s editor Thelma Schoonmaker. In fact, she was practically the only user Lightworks had for some time. Old-timers will recall that Lightworks was the most popular editing system […]



Understanding Pixels, Bytes and DPI

Icon Written by rower on February 2, 2012 – 5:48 pm

An understanding of these basic measurements is vital when working with graphics By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 2012/2/2 -As with counting money or telling time, graphics uses measurements that often need to be analyzed or converted into another form. Let’s cover the essential basics of graphics measurements. First, keep in mind that k means […]



Making Mac OS X See a Linux SAMBA Printer

Icon Written by rower on September 20, 2011 – 7:05 pm

Set up your Linux box as a Windows share and make OS X see it By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor) 9/20/2011 – It can be tricky getting Mac OS X to see your Linux SAMBA printers and file shares. One obstacle  is the OS X System Preferences widget can be finicky, may not even […]



Browser Tip: Another User Is Running this Copy of Opera

Icon Written by rower on September 12, 2011 – 3:11 pm

Quick fix for an annoying Opera web browser bug   By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 9/12/2011 – Opera seems to us a better choice than Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari. IE seems so wrong and Safari seems dated on the Mac and awkward on Windows. Firefox is the software most turn to who […]



Windows 7 Start-up Clean Up

Icon Written by rower on August 22, 2011 – 8:20 pm

Removing unneeded start-up processes in Windows 7 By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 8/22/2011 – Windows always seems to be running some useless bit of software installed without you being aware of it. Here’s how to clean out some of the junk. Go to the Run box and run msconfig. You will  have to right-click […]



Disable Aero Snap in Windows 7

Icon Written by rower on August 12, 2011 – 5:12 pm

Turn off annoying accessibility feature that makes windows snap to full screen when dragged to edge of screen By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 8/12/2011 – Here’s one that will drive you mad in Windows 7 if you can’t get rid of it. Windows 7 added a feature that makes windows snap to full screen […]



Changing Your Mac Default Player

Icon Written by rower on May 24, 2011 – 8:17 pm

How to change your default Mac OS X movie player to something better than iTunes By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 5/24/2011 – Annoyingly, Mac OS X defaults to playing MP3 files with iTunes. If you’re a consumer of music, maybe iTunes seems great. However, if you’re making music, iTunes may not be what you […]



Make Snow Leopard See Windows and SAMBA Shares

Icon Written by rower on February 14, 2011 – 2:18 pm

Mac OS X upgrade leads to problems viewing Windows and Linux SAMBA shares, here’s the fix By Robin Rowe HOLLYWOOD, CA (MovieEditor.com) 2/14/2011 – Upgrading to Snow Leopard results in problems accessing Windows shares, giving the dreaded “Connection Failed” message.  A lot of users have encountered this problem and suggested many workarounds. Here’s what worked […]



Relinking Camera Sound in FCP

Icon Written by rower on November 9, 2010 – 10:18 pm

We’re working on a picture that needs its soundtrack remixed. Unfortunately, our client doesn’t have the original audio session. We’re going to have to create the session using the mix-down and the FCP timeline. Being able to relink camera sound into a timeline sounds simple in theory. Here’s a Final Cut Pro tip we found […]