Archive for February, 2010

Editors, Media Producers, Friends,

City College’s first, student-run, video editing-centric, post-production club is back in full form in 2010 and welcomes you to attend Public Post #3!

Please join us Monday, February 22nd from 6-8:30PM in Room 106 at Mission Campus for Public Post #3                                [1125 Valencia Street, Ground floor; past the central reception desk. Link:].

Sporting our new name, C3Editors, we’re sharpening our focus this year on integrating more professional post-production tools and processes and tackling issues related to that evergreen topic – media jobs and careers.

At Public Post #3 enjoy:

  • networking – meet other media enthusiasts
  • “Real-world” project analysis – what works now
  • speaker presentations – on the work world
  • mini-tutorials – you can use
  • media-related news, announcements and a raffle

The event is free, open to the public and some refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by email to: to guarantee your seat and to be added to our mailing list.

C3 Editors team

PS: Please find our event flyer attached. We’d love it if some people posted or pasted this.



Hello again everybody,

At yesterday’s Sf Cutter’s SuperMeet in SF, Mark Spencer, talked a little bit and I mean just a little bit about how to export assets from cinema 4D to Motion. Please check out Greyscale Gorilla’s very in depth tutorial about modeling a billboard in cimena 4D with lights and a blank canvas and bringing those assets to After Effects. I see little difference in exporting to Motion 4 or After Effects.  So have fun and Create some Cool stuff.

On Friday Media creators and editors descended on UCSF Mission Bay Campus to take part in the SF SuperMeet.  The Apple Training books were 35% off So I used to opportunity to get a hold of a Mark Spencer book on using Motion 4. Oh yeah and I met him too.  Whoo-hoo!

Canon announced a New codec/file based camcorder that may compete in my head directly with the Panasonic series of camcorders offering a similar compression/recording scheme. They didn’t exactly have one for display under a glass cabinet or anything,wait they did…And the plexiglass was me..No stickers on the buttons or knobs.  They didn’t announce the camera but it was there unlabeled not working…   The New Canon spec is “MPEG-2 Full HD compression, 4:2:2, 50Mbps.”   The Panasonic HVX and HPX series camera have used a similar compression scheme for years.  But the use of the Panasonic cameras requires purchasing expensive P2 Cards ($500 16GB) which are the media the video and sound transferred to your editing station with instead of DV tape.  Hopefully these two manufacturers will duke it out in the marketplace in the coming months and will be very good for us Comsumers.   Let’s all chant “4:2:2”  “4:2:2” “4:2:2”

Whichever camera you do pick, AJA video systems has a little black box with a BIG innovation.  The KI Pro bypasses the compression of the recording system of the camera and uses the Lens and imaging system (CCD’s or CMOS) of the camera to encode video @ Pro Res quality.   That’s right use any HDV camera or AVCHD camera with a uglier compression scheme, And this Ki Pro will record straight from your camera’s circuitry, video in Pro Res.    Then you eject the “Disk” you recorded it on.  And the ejected disk becomes an external Hard drive, that has the whole shoot on it.Labeled with Scenes and takes and whatever you set up…. You connect the disk via firewire and transfer the Pro Res footage you just shot, on your HDV camera….this might hurt a bit It costs $4,000 to start.  Regardless,   This is amazing.  AJA spells WOW!

No I didn’t win the Canon 5D mark 2 they were giving away. Neither did anyone @ CCSF.  Oh well.  May we all get work that brings one to us this year.