New #Lightworks Beta Release 10.0.4.1 now available, with several fixes, updates, and an extended license.

New Lightworks Beta Release: 10.0.4.1 – [now available]

The updated Beta version 10.0.4.1 is now available from the Lightworks Downloads page.

Registered members of the Lightworks beta program can download the new version from lightworksbeta.com/downloads.

This version has an extended license and includes several small fixes and updates which can be seen below.

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Lightworks announcement update.

23rd November 2011

*Lightworks Announcement Update*

In response to feedback from our extensive User base, we have undertaken a huge amount of work to enhance the Codecs and cross-platform support for the Mac OSX and Linux versions of Lightworks.

We have been working on these updates for several months and had originally hoped to release the new version on the 29th November. However, we are not yet fully satisfied with the stability of this version with its many new features and therefore we have made the difficult decision to delay its release to our customers.

Obviously we are very keen to get the new version out, but we will only do this once we are confident that it meets the high standards demanded by our user community. Therefore, we are holding back on announcing a new date for the full release, but please be assured that we will do so as soon as possible and that we will keep all users fully informed.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated Alpha testers who continue to provide invaluable feedback which plays a key role in ensuring the quality of new releases. If you would like to be considered for enrolment in our alpha testing program, please contact alphadev@lightworksbeta.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thank you for your patience… we think you’ll be very pleased with the final result.

We will be uploading an updated Beta version shortly that has an extended license which includes several small fixes and updates.

The Lightworks Team

Awards Daily | “KING’S SPEECH” Oscar nominated film editor gives red hot seminar in NYC

by Stephen Holt

Two-time Oscar Nominated Film Editor (“King’s Speech,” “American Beauty”) Tariq Anwar gave a very exciting and informative talk about this career and the art and craft of Film Editing last week in Manhattan. In conjunction with the enterprising Manhattan Edit Workshop, who annually hosts EditfestNY, the two day Film Editors Fest that attracts the likes of three time-Oscar winner Thelma Schoonmaker and many,many other industy professionals.

Florence Gould Hall, part of the Alliance Francais on E.59th St., was packed with film editors, professionals, students and cinephiles galore, as Anwar, 66, gave them the very exciting benefit of his lifetime in the film business. And what a life in the editing room it’s been!

EditShare job posting: Quality Assurance Specialist for our Boston office

EditShare (www.editshare.com) — a leading provider of networked shared storage and tapeless end-to-end workflow solutions for the television and film industry — is seeking a full-time Quality Assurance specialist to join a small QA team at its Boston headquarters. The position mostly involves conducting methodical testing of software functions by using the GUI’s of our various products. In addition, it is sometimes necessary to set up and test 3rd party products that must integrate seamlessly with our own software and hardware.

Our current products include:

  • Video Ingest servers that provide broadcast-quality capture and playout capabilities
  • High Performance Centralized Storage Servers and custom software that are optimized for collaborative video editing
  • A database-backed Media Asset Management system for logging, browsing, searching, and editing media
  • Backup and Archive software that allows customers to seamlessly move media between different tiers of disk and tape storage.

The ideal candidate will be a fast learning, self-motivated individual who is a excellent team player and communicator. He or she should have:

  • A good working knowledge of Linux (or another *nix OS), OS X and Windows (from XP through Windows 7)
  • Prior experience with Software QA testing and bug tracking systems such as Trac and Round Up
  • The ability to understand and interpret debug logs of all types (we program in Python, C++, Qt, wxWidgets, perl, Javascript and GTK)
  • The ability to help created automated testing routines wherever possible
  • Some basic experience using video editing applications such as Avid Media Composer and Final Cut Pro

It would also be advantageous for the candidate to have prior experience with:

 

  • MySQL databases
  • LTO-based tape backup systems
  • Active Directory
  • MOS (the news automation protocol)

 

About EditShare

EditShare was founded in Boston in 2004. The principals all came from television and film themselves and started the company with the idea that serious workflow improvements were needed in the industry. Today, EditShare has nearly 3000 customers worldwide. These range from major broadcasters such as ION Networks in the USA to ITV in the UK, to high-end production companies such as PS 260, Atlas Media, and Sharp Entertainment in New York to the Oprah Winfrey Channel and Carson Daly in Los Angeles. We have installations at over 500 colleges and universities around the world. We are at cable television stations and corporate video departments large and small.

The spirit at EditShare is very much that of a high-tech upstart challenging the traditional players in the industry. We do a LOT with a relatively modest-sized staff. Everybody’s opinion is valued and counts here. There are unlimited opportunites to have your good ideas incorporated into our products. Our release cycle is measured in months, not years. EditShare has never taken one penny of investor money, so we have nobody to answer to except ourselves and our customers. But we are long past the startup phase. We have a 5-year lease on our office space, a 401K plan, health insurance, free lunch on Thursdays, and a really cool staff that makes us who we are.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to “work at editshare dot com”.  No phone calls or recruiters.

Andy Liebman & James Richings’s overview of #EditShare & #Lightworks before introducing Tariq Anwar at @Mewshop

EditShare Presents: From the Cutting Room Tariq Anwar – EditShare’s Introduction

EditShare’s Andy Liebman & James Richings introduce “From the Cutting Room: Tariq Anwar” and talk about some of EditShare’s amazing products like Lightworks.

EditShare is now on Google+

EditShare™ is the technology leader in cross platform collaborative editing and shared media storage systems.

EditShare is the pioneer of a new category of collaborative editing solutions designed for digital media workgroups and production companies. The EditShare system fuels the collaborative creative process for digital media artists by delivering high quality high performance and cost effective networked collaborative editing solutions. 

Visit editshare.com for product specs, customer stories and more!

EditShare is also the company behind Lightworks, a pioneering Oscar™ and Emmy™ award winning video editing system that is now going open source. Learn more about Lightworks at lightworksbeta.com, on YouTube, and on Twitter.

Other places you can find EditShare online include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr, as well as our company blog.

As of today, Google+ supports Pages for businesses, and we’ve signed up on day one. If circles are your thing, feel free to add us to yours!

EditShare & Manhattan Edit Workshop present: From The Cutting Room: Tariq Anwar, “The King’s Speech”

Acclaimed editor Tariq Anwar discusses the editing process behind the award winning film “The King’s Speech”, from the event “EditShare Presents: From The Cutting Room: Tariq Anwar”. Video Produced by Manhattan Edit Workshop. Edited by Daniel Jamieson.

Software developers! Come work for us! We’re hiring at our Boston office — feel free to ask for details.

Rising “Video Workflow” Company Wants Talented, Versatile Developers

posted on Nov 2, by EditShare. Allston, MA

Job Description

Who are we?

EditShare is a leading developer of networked shared storage and tapeless end-to-end worflow solutions for the television and film industry. Our products include video capture and playout servers, high-performance central shared storage, database-backed media asset management applications, archiving and backup software, and even the world’s first 3-platform (Windows / Mac OS X / Linux) professional non-linear video editing application.
… And What are we looking for?

We are seeking highly-talented, experienced programmers who are ready to join our development staff. EditShare has several offices in both the US and UK. These new jobs are in the Boston office, specifically working with developers and product managers in Boston.

We are looking for people with a broad range of talents to work on cross-platform user interfaces, new disk- and tape-based storage architectures, as well as optimizing existing server products. During a given year, developers may work on projects covering diverse fields — from Linux kernel hacking to client/server UI programming, from optimizing SQL queries to building new features using standards-based metadata formats such as XML and AAF.

Skills & Requirements

All candidates must be good team members and should have strong backgrounds in:

  • Linux (including shell scripting, rpm, system configuration, etc.). Most of our server products run on Linux so if you have little or no experience in Linux development, you are probably not the right person for us.
  • Python
  • C /C++
  • Windows
  • OS X

The best candidates will ALSO have a good working knowledge of many, if not most, of the following:

  • MySQL, PostgreSQL and other open-source databases
  • Qt and/or WX GUI APIs
  • JavaScript/Web development including Django
  • XML and JASON RPC
  • Performance Profiling for data flow optimization – including the ability to analyze network performance and to evaluate kernel I/O scheduler and RAID device driver and firmware options.
  • Video editing applications such as Avid and Final Cut Pro
  • Video codecs, and wrappers such as MXF and QuickTime
  • Tape-based backup systems

About EditShare

EditShare was founded in Boston in 2004. The principals all came from television and film themselves and started the company with the idea that serious workflow improvements were needed in the industry. Today, EditShare has nearly 3000 customers worldwide. These range from major broadcasters such as ION Networks in the USA to ITV in the UK, to high-end production companies such as PS 260, Atlas Media, and Sharp Entertainment in New York to the Oprah Winfrey Channel and Carson Daly in Los Angeles. We have installations at over 500 colleges and universities around the world. We are at cable television stations and corporate video departments large and small.

The spirit at EditShare is very much that of a high-tech upstart challenging the traditional players in the industry. We do a LOT with a relatively modest number of developers. Everybody’s opinion is valued and counts here. There are unlimited opportunites to have your good ideas incorporated into our products. Our release cycle is measured in months, not years. EditShare has never taken one penny of investor money, so we have nobody to answer to except ourselves and our customers. But we are long past the startup phase. We have a 5-year lease on our office space, a 401K plan, health insurance, free lunch on Thursdays, and a really cool staff that makes us who we are.

 

The #Createasphere Entertainment Technology Expo is TOMORROW in Burbank. Will we see you there?

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November 2-3, 2011 | Burbank Marriott | Burbank, CA

Createasphere’s Entertainment Technology Expo


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Join Salvatore Totino, ASC, AIC in a conversation with American Cinematographer Magazine. Salvatore Totino has shot hundreds of music videos and commercials. His narrative film credits include Any Given Sunday, Changing Lanes, The Missing, Cinderella Man, Welcome to People, and The Da Vinci Code.

Thursday, November 3, 11:30am

Sponsored by American Cinematographer

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Free online registration includes: Exhibit Hall, Gear Alley, Keynotes/Panels, Intensive Presentations, and Evening Networking Reception.


Exhibit Hall

Check out new products from Canon, JVC, Litepanels, Meduza System, Sony, and many of the other 70+ exhibitors.

 

Gear Alley

Head outside to Gear Alley and get your hands on the latest in cranes, dollies, rigs, lighting, and more.

 

Evening Reception

Network with the leaders of the production and post-production industries at our hosted reception on Wednesday, November 2 at 6pm.

 

Panels

Get inspired and learn the secrets of the pros at these lively panel discussions:

See the full Schedule. 

 

Intensives

Take a deep dive into a specific topic with intensive presentations from:

Extend Your Expo Experience

Add on these unique classes for up to 4 days of education and networking!

3D Road Show | $15 | November 4, 2011

Post Production Master Class | $99 | November 4-5, 2011

 

About the Expo

Launched in 2001, our fall Entertainment Technology Expo is our largest annual gathering. Industry renowned decision makers, thought leaders, and a long list of exhibitors participate. Featuring educational sessions, interactive panels, and hands-on access in Gear Alley, the Expo offers the knowledge and tools you need to compete in the ever-changing world of content creation.