The Trend F.A.Q. for Post in 2012

Splice Vine by Eric Wise

This week’s guest blog post is from Apple / Adobe certified trainer Clay Asbury. Clay’s been working in the industry since 1990 and teaching classes since 1994.

He kicks off the first installment of our Trend F.A.Q. for Post, where we’ll try to answer some of the most common questions about where our industry is heading.

What is Open IO?

“I keep hearing that term on the internet and in industry publications.”

Open I/O allows third-party manufacturers to develop their own plug-in for their hardware to function with various editing apps.

The new trend is cross platform I/O devices that work with multiple applications.

AVID made headlines when they announced support of multiple I/O cards with Media Composer 6 (AJA, BlackMagic, Matrox, BlueFish, MOTU).

This is big news for editors who already own hardware, or work in various apps depending on the project. For example I have a AJA Lhi card, so if I need to use Premiere Pro for one client and Media Composer for another, no problem.

Expect more devices like BlackMagic UltraStudio 3D & AJA IO XT that are portable and support 3d Workflows (the current rage). They both support Thunderbolt which leads us to #2.

What’s all the hype over Thunderbolt

“I have Firewire 800/esata and they work fine.”

Thunderbolt is an interface for connecting peripheral devices to a computer via an expansion bus. read more...

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