Chapter 4. Working Tapeless

Welcome to the Revolution! We’re not talking about the next political movement; we’re talking about tapeless acquisition! Starting almost ten years ago with tools like Ikegami’s Editcam, the technology (and rate of its development) has accelerated at a breakneck pace. While tape-based formats haven’t died yet (and for good reasons), tape-based acquisition as we know it is in its final days. Tapeless production and postproduction are here.

Tapeless acquisition and post has huge benefits, but it also has its challenges. In this chapter we’ll explore some of the essentials related to tapeless acquisition and post. We say the essentials, because this is one area of making video on a Mac that truly is in a constant state ...

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