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MediaStorm Guide to Essential Production Software

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Back in February, MediaStorm upgraded its Mac Pro towers for the fiery new models. Here’s a complete list of the applications I installed on my new machine. Backup and File Management ChronoSync ($40) – Handy tool when you need to mirror a group of folders between hard drives. Dropbox (free, paid upgrade for more storage) – [...]

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New Features in Premiere Pro CC (2014)

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This article is part of a series of posts with tips and tricks from our producers’ experience working with Adobe Premiere Pro CC after years of working in Final Cut Pro. To read more about why we made the switch, check out this post. In June, Adobe released major updates across their Creative Cloud suite [...]

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MediaStorm Guide to Changing File Names with Automator

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Sometimes when organizing assets you may want to add a word or two to a group of files. Fortunately, you don’t need to do this manually as OS X provides powerful built-in automation tools. In the Applications folder, open Automator. When you open Automator, you’ll be presented with several options. Double-click Service.

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MediaStorm Guide to Google Docs Add-ons

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At MediaStom, we edit all of our transcripts in Google Docs. It’s a great tool for real-time collaboration. When two people work on the same document, I can actually see my colleague’s edits as they happen. Recently, Google introduced a new feature, Add-ons. Think of them as extensions for Google Docs that work across all [...]

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MediaStorm Guide to Downloading from YouTube and Vimeo

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Last week I started a project that incorporates previously produced material. The client stores this footage on YouTube and Vimeo. Once I’ve selected the clips I’d like to use, they will send me the Final Cut Projects and raw assets so I can use their material accordingly. But it takes time to procure these files [...]

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