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Brian Drysdale

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  1. The sixth V2021.1 beta has been released. https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=229299&Itemid=81#229299 Some important issues have still to be resolved, so Lightworks will be delaying the release version for at least two weeks. The following have been added: 'DCI 4k' (4096x2160) 19:10 as an output option for 4K media. the ability to adjust timeline segment colours (within the sequence timeline 'Settings' panel) and an option on the 'System Settings' panel for choosing how to output source media to the hardware I/O. There are also various fixes.
  2. Are you shooting on film or video? Given how complex modern windscreens can be, with bonded fitting etc, which requires a specialist window fitter, it's unlikely such a windscreen would exist.
  3. The fifth Lightworks Beta Version 2021.1 is now available on Windows Linux and Mac https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=228696&Itemid=81#228696 This build has a number of additions, updates and fixes. Lightworks is aiming for a release at the end of November.
  4. The fourth Lightworks Beta Version 2021.1 is now available on Windows Linux and Mac. https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=228196&Itemid=81#228196 This latest build includes translations to Korean and Vietnamese among several other regressions reported. There is a known issue with ShuttlePRO devices which is being resolved by Contour,
  5. TV studio and OB camera operators do operate with the camera on the side of their hip, and cradled in their arm, using the viewfinder for framing. I've done it a number of times with Betacams. However, I wouldn't want to do it for more than a few shots.
  6. The third Lightworks Beta Version 2021.1 (revision 125517) now available on Windows Linux and Mac. https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=227684&Itemid=81 This adds ability to 'H.264/MP4", 'MOV', 'MXF' and 'AVI' using a custom output format (Lightworks Pro Only) There are also various fixes.
  7. The 2nd Lightworks V2021.1 beta has been released https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=227192&Itemid=81#227192 This build resolves several important issues raised over the last week and includes the ability to modify the appearance of the user interface even further. There's new user interface changes throughout the application with some new icons throughout the application (work in progress) more configuration options for configuring the user interface within the "Appearance" panel: Global: Font, Panels, Flexible layout, Menus, Popups, Buttons and Tables Plus a number of fixes.
  8. Most people will work in television and other sectors. if you wish to work in feature film production you need to move to an area where they're making films, assuming you wish to work on a crew. These days crews also work on TV dramas and commercials.
  9. The first build of the V2021,1 beta is now available for downloading. This is the first major version under the new owners. https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=19&id=226509&Itemid=81#226509 New features include: Projects created in Lightworks no longer require a frame rate to be selected during project creation. This allows for any frame rate content to be imported to a project and played back, logged and added to a sequence seamlessly, including: All content is played at its natural rate regardless of media frame rate. Import 23.98fps, 24fps, 25fps, 29.97fps, 30fps, 50fps, 60fps, 120fps, and 240fps media into the same project The video output format is now set per sequence instead of on the project card Copies of a sequence can be made for different output frame rates if required Asset Associations now allow for sequences, clips, subclips, documents, and to be linked together by loading an asset into the source viewer and selecting the “Associates” tab: Added “Square” and “Portrait” sequence output formats for social media. There are other additions and fixes.
  10. I've got a Contour Shuttle Pro. It works pretty well, however, you do get a touch of rubber banding if you over do the Jog wheel inputs. This is because it uses keystrokes., the full console is designed into the Lightworks architecture. so doesn't have this and is regarded as the best controller on a NLE. The traditional working method with the Lightworks console is to operate this one hand and to have the mouse in the other in a two handed style. It has a long working life, with 20 year old examples still being used. The Shuttle Pro has functions assigned to the buttons, so you can use it that way, but if you're planning to work with the keyboard, this would make more sense. The X-Keys 68 Jog/Shuttle controller also works with Lightworks, but is more expensive than the Shuttle Pro.
  11. I did a slow motion effect shot with my Aaton on its side. It worked fine.
  12. This the old school stuff. A camera head with a vidicon tube is mounted into the side of the camera, where the battery is fitted. A multi core cable runs from that to the control unit, this contains all the electrons for the head. so the combination acts like a B & W vidicon camera. with a video output. The 12v power for the video assist is plugged into the control unit. I had a bracket for mounting this onto my camera's top handle.
  13. No1 is the camera control unit ( CTU 10-18) for the Aaton video assist video head (CX20, VR30).
  14. For anyone interested, here's the console;
  15. The Lightworks Console was a feature that editors loved. There is no rubber banding, like you find with other controllers, its built into the architecture of Lightworks . One of the moderators let film students use it and they thought it felt like they were no longer editing on a computer. I gather there;s less risk of repetitive strain injury with the console because of it ergonomic design. A downside these days is the cost because it was manufactured in batches it costs the same an an Arri Matte box. The upside being that lasts as long as an Arri Matte box.
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