Another year, another NAB Show. Oliver Peters wrote a summary that aligns with most of my own observations, including a special shout out to #Cinamaker. I also touch on the main problem I see with Cloud Service Providers like GCP and Teradici.
Opening Salvo: Bravo Avid! You really made a bold statement on Saturday, announcing the next version of #Mediacomposer featuring a major UI overhaul just two days before Blackmagic Design will unveil Resolve 16. The last time the “NLE Wars” ran so hot Apple had the largest booth at NAB.
There is SO much good free information (here is just 1 example) about Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 15, that it is difficult to think of ways to contribute to the conversation. However, here is my attempt to cover some of the philosophical questions introduced by such a comprehensive software program. My point of view is as a producer and a teacher, and less as a day-to-day user; so let’s see where this goes!
Airtable (TL;DR review) offers neither the design flexibility of a spreadsheet, nor the customized reporting of a full featured database. The potential to save hours of work each week is sooo close, but too far.
I gave CGP Grey’s newest video a thumbs down. It was the first time I’ve disliked a video of his. The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant is a weak allegory about death and dying. And what is most frustrating about it, is how Grey, usually rational and realistic, presents three completely illogical points.