A cool project that we stumbled across on Kickstarter recently. NovoCut is a free open-source NLE system being produced by some very passionate and talented folks.
They are taking a very interesting approach to the design of editing tools, namely looking at some key metrics and how they impact editors/artists and their storytelling ability - a quip here from their site:
This UX design focuses on three profitability metrics:
Person hours - if artists can produce the same end result with equal quality but in fewer total person hours, they are more profitable
Risk - if we can eliminate avenues where likely user error will cause loss of work or simply waste time, artists are more profitable
Cost of collaboration - if great artists can collaborate with lower overhead, or collaborate when they couldn't otherwise, they are more profitable
Limited Release: for Intercontinental, Williams Sonoma, and CareerBuilder jobs and ALL California jobs.
(If you are not in this group, collaboration has not been released for your jobs yet.)
The first wave of collaboration started June 23rd for all of our filmmakers doing Intercontinental, Williams Sonoma, and CareerBuilder projects as well as all filmmakers in our lovely state of California (where we had unbelievable weather this past weekend, right!).
June 23rd marks the date when all new orders placed include collaboration. Any project ordered prior to June 23 is not a collaboration project.
If your job includes collaboration (we realize it may be a little unclear during this transitioning period), it will be listed as "shoot & edit + client revisions" in your jobs list.
For collaboration projects, you do not need to upload the music, b-roll and soundbites files.
***For those of you who do not have collaboration jobs yet, please be sure to continue uploading all files as you have in the past. We've had a few bugs along the way, so be sure to upload the raw, music and production outline, even if the Upload page doesn't put a red dot next to those items.
This is a really cool new gadget from startup Lytro. They are calling it the light-field camera and it may wind being the end of having to focus your camera. How does it do it? In a nutshell the Lytro camera captures all light info in the scene, not just the light hitting the image sensor. More deftly put:
The technology itself has been around a while but Lytro has figured out a way to commoditize it. They have said that this will technology will eventually make it into the video world as well as the still world.