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Bale has the door open

first_imgA clear dissonance in relation to its sports presence. Zidane doesn’t count with Bale on big nights. Nor did he play the last Classic and before the City it only gave him 15 minutes. Nor does he see him as revulsive: in the defeat of the Villamarin He did not order the Welshman to warm up … Zizou has put the future (Vinicius and Rodrygo) in front de Bale on his priority list and the club assumes it as inevitable. The situation of the Welsh attacker, airtight and whose representative (Jonathan Barnett) a few days light the wick of discord and others turn it off (“Love the club, the city and has a contract, “said the agent in this newspaper), is heading towards a goodbye. The club is looking very carefully at its economy. Competitions are frozen and the club manages various scenarios in function that the pandemic. One of the biggest burdens it supports is the staff salary. Y Bale, with contract until 2022, is he best paid. Gareth Bale takes his own rhythm, but Real Madrid prepares for pull apart his way and that of the Welsh in summer. The crisis of coronavirus, which is affecting the entity economically and sports, has been the trigger: Bale will have the open door. As AS reported last Thursday, the exceptional situation derived from this pandemic has forced the Madrid to drink advance decisions and one is that it will continue Zidane whatever happens with this season. That, as a derivative, ‘sentence’ Bale.center_img Finding a solution for Bale will open a gap in the salary mass ready to be occupied by a dazzling signing (Mbappé, Pogba …), a shark that supplies the team’s goal deficit (Haaland) or add some of the soccer players that are interested in Chamartín (Fabian). The summer market switch to due to the coronavirus, it is expected to be more austere, and Bale has become a luxury difficult to bear …last_img read more

Jagdeo to write IDB over Govt’s corrupt practices

first_img…calls public spending programme ‘an abysmal failure’By Gary EleazarOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has promised to write the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC over the alleged corrupt practices of the David Granger Administration — practices which he said have led to a stagnation of the Public Sector Investment Programme.The former President was at the time addressing members of the media at hisOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoChurch Street office, where he rejected claims that instructions were given to regional officers to not sign off on the award of contracts. Rubbishing this claim, Jagdeo noted that contracts are awarded by APNU+AFC appointed Regional Executive Officers (REO). He further pointed out that even in the APNU+AFC-controlled regions, the implementation is low. Further, at the national level, under ministerial control, he said, the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP) is being under-implemented.“If you look at the PSIP, it is an abysmal failure. Now we are seeing that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is working with the Government to improve the performance of the PSIP, and this could see the possible setting up of a ‘delivery unit’….the IDB needs to know that the lack of delivery under the PSIP is because of corruption. The IDB ought not to be entangled with this. And I will be writing Washington (the IDB head office) on this matter. We are currently compiling a file,” Jagdeo disclosed.A statement from the IDB local office on Wednesday indicated that, in an effort to support Government’s endeavours to improve effectiveness and accountability in the delivery of public services to citizens through the implementation of the PSIP, the international financial institution has engaged the services of a top consulting firm specialised in this area to provide necessary support.According to the IDB missive, most Governments placed too much emphasis on policy and less on the importance of effective project implementation. As such, it was noted, the delivery unit model was a simple but rigorous approach, in which there is a systematic process through which system leaders drive progress and achieve results – in this case specifically of capital projects carried out by the Government.The IDB said this model was characterised by its emphasis on defining a set of limited clear priorities and goals focused on outcomes for citizens, and rigorous data-based monitoring of progress and coordination among involved parties. Through implementation of these principles, the model aims to clarify what success means for the Government, and thereby increase the speed of delivery of benefits to citizens.The objective of this unit, according to the organisation, is to help Government agencies to deliver concrete results in priority goals through planning, performance insights, problem solving, capacity building and coordination. It is a lean structure meant to support ministries, and not to take over their roles or to add additional layers to the Government’s bureaucratic structure.In the case of Guyana, delivery associates has completed a diagnostic analysis of how Guyana’s PSIP works, including an analysis of its delivery chain. This study has identified several opportunities for improvements, for which the delivery management model could be useful. The firm is currently coordinating with the IDB’s team to finalise the diagnosis report, so that it can be shared with Guyanese authorities.In the interim, the IDB has been actively coordinating this initiative with senior Guyanese officials, including President David Granger; Minister of State, Joseph Harmon; Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan; and Minister of Public Affairs in the Ministry of the Presidency, Dawn Hastings-Williams.last_img read more

Johnson gets past Gordon for Vegas win

first_imgThe changes included an increase in the banking from 12 degrees to 20, and a curved pit lane unlike anything the drivers had seen before. Because the new surface produced such fast speeds, Goodyear had to bring a very hard left-side tire that was capable of withstanding the loads. It created a perfect storm of slick asphalt, little grip and a garage full of grumbling drivers. “I felt like I was on ice from lap one until the last one,” said Gordon, the four-time series champion. “There is no reason for us to show up at racetracks and be at a white-knuckle experience for an entire weekend.” That sentiment was echoed over and over as drivers climbed from their cars. “It was out of control pretty much all day,” Clint Bowyer said. “It was the poorest race I’ve ever been in. It wasn’t fun to drive,” David Stremme said. “You couldn’t run side-by-side. When you got alongside of somebody, you were scared to death you were going to wreck,” Matt Kenseth said. The race was marred by nine cautions, most of them products of the new configuration and tough tire. David Ragan spun on the opening lap, and Casey Mears, Robby Gordon and Ward Burton were in a three-car accident 10 laps in. Joe Nemechek and Dave Blaney wrecked eight laps after that. “There’s just no grip at all,” said Mears, who blamed Gordon for the accident. “Everybody is having a hard time getting a hold of their cars.” Johnson led 89 of the 267 laps en route to the win, but it came at Gordon’s expense. Gordon dominated by leading 111 laps and appeared poised to tie the late Dale Earnhardt for sixth place on the career list with 76 victories. But Gordon thought he had a flat left-rear tire following a late round of pit stops and gave up the lead with 32 laps to go when Jeff Burton passed him. Johnson got by both of them five laps later and held on after a final restart with 11 to go. Denny Hamlin finished third and was followed by Kenseth, Mark Martin and Carl Edwards. Martin is still on top of the points standings, six ahead of Gordon. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “This track was a different challenge for us, no doubt about it,” said Johnson, who led Gordon across the finish line for a 1-2 finish that gave Hendrick Motorsports its 150th NASCAR victory. Johnson suffered a pit-road penalty and a slight bounce off the wall, but otherwise had few problems navigating his way around the track that was under intense scrutiny all weekend because of changes owner Bruton Smith made to the 1.5-mile speedway. center_img LAS VEGAS – The only sure win in Las Vegas these days is betting on Jimmie Johnson. The defending series champion beat teammate Jeff Gordon in the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 on Sunday to win his third consecutive Nextel Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Only this one came under extremely different conditions on a reconfigured race track that gave everyone fits. last_img read more

Extradition of alleged cop-killer faces delay

first_imgDistrict Attorney Steve Cooley agreed not to seek the death penalty in order to have Garcia extradited from Mexico, which – under a Mexican Supreme Court ruling from last year – refuses to extradite murder suspects to the U.S. who face the death penalty. The decision could affect more than 700 suspects in California crimes believed to have fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution. angie.valencia@dailynews.com (805) 583-7604160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Extradition documents were sent to Mexican authorities in mid-April, and so far there has been no response, Gibbons said. The courts there have an unlimited amount of time to review the case and make a recommendation, which Garcia can appeal. “The whole system has been frustrating,” said March’s widow, Teri. “It’s not going to come easy. Anything is better than his freedom. I’m hanging on to being grateful for that. “If it takes two years, I can wait two years. I waited four years for him to be captured.” Garcia, 29, was at-large until his capture by Mexican authorities in February. The Mexican national, a convicted drug dealer also wanted for two attempted murders, faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Law enforcement officials Monday said it could take years before the man accused of killing Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy David March is brought back to the U.S. to face justice. Jorge Arroyo Garcia, suspected of fatally shooting the Santa Clarita Valley man on April 29, 2002, during a traffic stop in Irwindale, was captured in Mexico earlier this year. While authorities first were optimistic they could bring Garcia back within a year, the extradition process has turned into a waiting game. “It could be a matter of years. We don’t know,” said Los Angeles County district attorney spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons. “It could be a long, long time. It may be quicker than we think. At this point I’m not going to hold out hope for anybody.” last_img read more

Injury rules Mukiibi out of Cranes squad

first_imgMukiibi in training with the Cranes recently. (PHOTO/File)AFCON 2021 Qualifiers (Group B)13th November 2019: Burkina Faso Vs Uganda Cranes – Ouagadougou17th November 2019: Uganda Cranes Vs Malawi Flames – Mandela National Stadium, NambooleRonald Mukiibi Ddungu has pulled out from the Uganda Cranes team preparing for a doubleheader of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Burkina Faso (away) and Malawi at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.Mukiibi, a defender with Ostersunds FK in the Swedish top flight league suffered a knock during his club’s engagement.He last featured for Ostesund during the 2-1 loss away to Hammarby at the Jamtkraft Arena on 27th October 2019, thus missing Ostersund’s latest away trip to Goteborg where the visitors suffered a 7-1 humiliation at the Gamla Ullevi sports complex last Saturday.The game away against Burkina Faso being so soon (on Wednesday, 13th November 2019), it would be late for his full recovery.The other defenders on the side are however available for selection.Meanwhile, the team entered residential camp on Sunday evening and will depart the country for Burkina Faso on 11th November 2019 for Ouagadougou ahead of the Wednesday, 13th November clash.The team is expected to have a single training session before flying out of the country.Uganda Cranes will then host Malawi Flames on 17th November 2019 at the Mandela National Stadium.The Full SquadGoalkeepersDennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (Horoya AC, Guinea), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda)DefendersNico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Murushid Jjuuko (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Timothy Denis Awany (Sports Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo)MidfieldersMichael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Tadeo Lwanga (Tanta, Egypt), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Abdu Lumala (Pyramids, Egypt), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karaganda, Kazahstan)ForwardsEmmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkane, Morocco), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Vipers, Uganda)Comments Tags: AFCON 2021 QualifiersRonald MikiibiUganda Craneslast_img read more

Everybody pitches in as St. Bernard’s opens league play with win over South Fork

first_imgEureka >> For the better part of the 2016-17 season, whenever the St. Bernard’s boys basketball team has taken the court, Isaac Drake has almost always been its leading scorer.That wasn’t the case in the Crusaders’ league opener, meaning the rest of the crew had to carry more of an offensive load compared to games prior.They did exactly that.Led by Micha Fontenot-Cornley’s game-high 18 points and contributions from up and down the roster, St. Bernard’s opened Little 4 play with a 69-47 win …last_img read more

Did the Reformation Advance Science?

first_imgIn a letter to F.L. Schaeffer, dated 1821, Madison explained that the American model of religious liberty “illustrates the excellence of a system which, by a due distinction, to which the genius and courage of Luther led the way, between what is due to Caesar and what is due God, best promotes the discharge of both obligations.” “For over the soul God can and will let no one rule but Himself,” Luther wrote. “Therefore, where temporal power presumes to prescribe laws for the soul it encroaches upon God’s government and only misleads and destroys the souls.” “When the modern human rights movement took shape after the Second World War, a committee of public intellectuals acknowledged Luther as they searched for a philosophical basis for an international bill of rights” Luther might be gratified to have learned that “Today the Catholic Church, once a fierce opponent of religious liberty, is one of its most vigorous defenders on the world stage.” That’s Loconte’s opinion, and circumstances may vary from country to country. Officially, the church still upholds the dogmas of the Council of Trent, which anathematized Luther’s ideas. At least they cannot burn heretics at the stake these days. The Reformation did have the effect of reducing some of the worst abuses of Catholicism, including indulgences and political entanglements, and some of its leaders give lip service to some of the Reformation’s ideals. “Rejecting the notion of a Christian commonwealth, Luther argued that the state possessed neither the competence nor a mandate from heaven to intrude into spiritual matters.“Luther did not embrace separation of church and state. “Nevertheless, virtually every important defense of religious freedom in the 17th century—the liberal politics of William Penn, Roger Williams, Pierre Bayle, and John Locke—took Luther’s insights for granted.”Because of these after-effects of the Reformation, The United States became “the first nation to enshrine in its constitution the Protestant conception of the rights of conscience.” In his defiance, Luther delivered a challenge to the conscience of the West like no other since the Sermon on the Mount—as essential today as it was half a millennium ago.A Reformation implies a prior Formation. Loconte’s ending statement implies that the Sermon on the Mount by Jesus was that Formation. The Reformation was not so much a new thing as a return back to the principles of individual liberty, conscience and personal responsibility. Try to derive a Scientific Revolution without that. Those principles are grounded in the Word of God, the Bible. They are alien to The Origin of Species by Natural Selection and the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.center_img Another benefit not mentioned by Loconte was the Reformation value of work, the so-called “Protestant work ethic” which viewed all labor—not only ecclesiastical work—as a calling from God. This opened the door for individual satisfaction in secular vocations. Calvin, in fact, encouraged scientific work as a means of glorifying God. He said, “there is need of art and more exacting toil in order to investigate the motion of the stars, to determine their assigned stations, to measure their intervals, to note their properties” (Pearcey and Thaxton, The Soul of Science, p. 23). By extension, any investigation into the workings of nature could be considered a divine calling. Kepler, a devout Lutheran, felt that way about his labors to decipher the “music of the spheres.”The AAAS just released a Statement on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility. While not mentioning the Reformation, one can see the influence of the Reformation behind it:Scientific freedom and scientific responsibility are essential to the advancement of human knowledge for the benefit of all. Scientific freedom is the freedom to engage in scientific inquiry, pursue and apply knowledge, and communicate openly. This freedom is inextricably linked to and must be exercised in accordance with scientific responsibility. Scientific responsibility is the duty to conduct and apply science with integrity, in the interest of humanity, in a spirit of stewardship for the environment, and with respect for human rights.The statement recognizes individual freedom, but also the flip side: personal responsibility. Scientists must do their work with integrity, Michaela Jarvis says in Science Magazine. Those are all distinctly Reformation values.Loconte ends with this eulogy to Luther. Consider the influence of this statement on the rise of science:Nevertheless, the moral courage and intellectual coherence of Luther’s dissent should not be undervalued. If Luther was a flawed prophet of human freedom, his voice was nonetheless vital in the long march toward a more just and pluralistic society. In Luther, we find an advocate for human dignity who defied the forces of religious oppression and reimagined the political ideals of medieval Europe. On this special 500th Anniversary Reformation Sunday, it’s important to consider the Reformers’ influence on the Scientific Revolution that followed.In a surprisingly favorable piece for a secular-materialist magazine, National Geographic published “Martin Luther and the Long March to Freedom of Conscience.” In this article, Joseph Loconte, an associate professor of history at the King’s College in New York City, recognizes that Luther was a “flawed prophet” (as do most historians; he was guilty of anti-Semitism, persecution of his opponents, and mixing church and state). Despite the flaws, however, Luther started a movement that rallied other reformers to bring in a new age of freedom. When Luther stood before the council that had ordered him to recant his writings, he said these epochal words:My conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.On October 31, 1517—500 years ago this Tuesday—Luther nailed his “Ninety-Five Theses” to the door at All Saint’s Church in Wittenberg. At the time, he only wanted to start a reasoned debate, primarily about the Catholic church’s sale of indulgences (read the document here). Underlying these ideas, however, were challenges to church authority, and affirmations of individual conscience to interpret the Bible. Luther’s reading of the Bible had awakened in him a passion for God’s grace, and the light of truth he had long sought for his soul. Along with it came recognition that church authorities stood in direct contradiction to clear teachings of Scripture. Who has final authority? Clearly God does, but who gets to decide the meaning of His revelation? The answers to these questions would reverberate through subsequent history in a multitude of disciplines. One of those was science.In Nature, David Wootton downplays the Reformation, arguing that the Scientific Revolution would have happened without it. He credits the printing press and the discoveries of the New World as triggers. He thinks that Copernicus would have published his book anyway, and he discounts the religious faith of Kepler, Galileo and Newton. But does he really think Copernicus could have published his heliocentric theory within Europe under the control of strict Catholic dogma? Does he forget that Copernicus delayed publishing till the end of his life, and was assisted and encouraged by Protestants? Does he forget that the first great work printed was the Gutenberg Bible? Does he forget that Galileo was tried and found guilty by the Catholic authorities? While there may not be a direct line from Luther to the Scientific Revolution, here are some consequences of the Reformation that provided fertile ground for it.Loconte points out the following effects of the Reformation on the subsequent history of Europe:Religious liberty became a high value, weakening authoritarian political and ecclesiastical powers.“Deliberately or not, he overturned many of the bedrock assumptions of Western culture, instigating a revolution in human freedom that continues to shape the modern world.““…in defending a gospel of salvation ‘by faith alone,’ Luther introduced a new source of authority into the bloodstream of the West.”“The individual believer and his conscience, standing before God and his Word—here was a confession that redefined the meaning of faith and the dignity of the human person.“The Reformation weakened “the scandal of Christendom: a political society that preserved spiritual unity through coercion and violence.” This was far, far removed from the teachings of Jesus and the New Testament.Luther’s writings stimulated ideas of limited government, where he “sharply distinguished the aims of church and state, limiting the reach of government to preserving life and property.” (Visited 1,288 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Scoring Great Film Locations On A Budget

first_imgGreat locations can make even the lowest budget production look like a million bucks. Here are three ways to land incredible locations without breaking the bank.Top image from University of British ColumbiaOne of the biggest giveaways of a low budget film are it’s mediocre locations. It’s not uncommon for filmmakers  to resort to shooting in their homes, at a friends place, or at their office on off hours. While each of those scenarios may work some specific instances, more often than not they’ll only diminish the quality of your final product.Image from The Location GuideThere are exceptions to every rule. Lena Dunham shot much of her ultra low-budget feature (Tiny Furniture) in her Mom’s family home, and that certainly worked out for her. Then again, her Mom happened to have a beautiful house in New York that was suitable to the story that Lena was trying to tell. But what if your story calls for a location that you don’t have direct access to? Are you forced to re-write your script to accommodate these limitations? Definitely not.There are countless ways to score and secure really incredible film locations for little or money. You just need to think outside the box!These three tips are only a few of the options available to you when trying to increase your production value with perfect locations:1. Offer Product PlacementAn American icon. Also pictured: Superman. Image from IMDbI’m not usually a fan of product placement, especially when it’s particularly obvious. Though there’s a time and a place where it can definitely work to your advantage.Let’s assume you need to shoot a scene in a Tarantino-style diner but don’t know anyone that owns or works at one, so calling in a favour isn’t an option. Do you have to re-write that scene? Absolutely not. You just need to pick up the phone and start pounding the pavement. Call every single vintage looking diner that you can think of and explain that you want to shoot your amazing new film at their diner. Be honest with them, let them know that your budget is limited but you are more than willing to offer them a product placement (a cutaway to their signage would probably suffice) in exchange for shooting there. Also offer to sweeten the deal by giving them some cash as an honorarium, and buying your entire cast and crew lunch/dinner through them that day.No matter how great your pitch is, it’s more than likely that 9 out of 10 places you call will still say no. Stay persistent and be willing to put in the legwork, and eventually you’ll find someone who is open to the idea.2. Avoid Traditional Location WebsitesImage from The Location GuideThere are a lot of websites out there that will provide you with a list of home and business owners willing to rent out their locations to you. These services are great when you actually have some money to spend, as your process can move quite quickly when utilizing their search/booking tools. However, there’s one catch: most locations on these sites can be very costly.Anyone that owns a property and is looking to monetize it by renting it out to film productions is aware of the fact that they can make a killing under the right circumstances. Even an old, run down house can rent for many thousands of dollars a day to a film production, so the last thing you want to do is deal with home/business owners who are expecting full rates for their property.Instead, look for other ways to secure potential locations. For example, if you need a house, try searching on a website like Airbnb. You can search through thousands of different home listings and contact the owners directly about a rental. Keep in mind that for legal and insurance reasons you will still need to tell them that you plan on shooting on their property. Once again, it’s a numbers game. If you get in touch with enough people, eventually some will agree to accommodate your request.3. Look For Free Permit AreasImage from The Location GuideBelieve it or not, permits don’t always need to cost you an arm and a leg. While certain cities can be outrageously expensive to shoot in, some areas will cost little or nothing at all. In Los Angeles for instance, shooting just about anywhere is really expensive (this is to be expected, as it is the entertainment capital of the world), as both public and private locations are well aware of the financial opportunity for them to cash in on all of the production happening in the city.If you travel just outside of Los Angeles, permit costs are a lot more reasonable. When I shot my first short film in LA (about 2 years ago), I realized pretty quickly that I needed to leave LA county to get my permits. In the end, I locked down a couple of amazing exterior locations and was fully permitted for $0. I still needed to have proper insurance of course, but the fact that I was able to get such great locations for free really helped to offset the budget.Final ThoughtsImage from HBOWatchLocation, location, location. It’s cliche, and we’ve heard it a million times, but the truth is that location is everything. If you’re on a low budget production and don’t have a production designer on board, you need to rely on your locations to up your production value. Great location can really help sell the aesthetic and world that your film is set in. By thinking outside box and utilizing some of the tips on this list, you just might be able to score some really amazing shooting locations and up your production value tremendously.If you’re a filmmaker on a budget, check out the following links. You’ll find some very helpful tools and information.Free Location Fact Sheet for Film and Video ProductionsFree Location Release Form for Film and Video Productions5 Tips For Getting Great Film/Video Locations For FreeGot any location scouting/scoring tips for your fellow filmmakers? Share your knowledge in the comments below!last_img read more

It’s Time to Stop Editing in Final Cut Pro 7

first_imgIt’s been five years since Apple last updated Final Cut Pro 7. Let’s take a look at how video production and other NLEs have changed since.Five years ago, Apple released 7.0.3 — the final update to Final Cut Pro 7.That year, the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and WikiLeaks dominated news headlines. Apple released the iPhone 4. Inception was the most talked about film, and independent videographers were all getting their hands on the Canon 7D.Even with all the advancements in camera technology over the past five years, there are still plenty of users editing on Final Cut Pro 7. I’ll admit it… even I still use FCP7 on an occasional project. I had absolutely mastered Final Cut Pro over the years, but with the release of FCPX I was left with a void. Since then, I have dabbled in most of the other NLEs, but I could just never get myself to fully breakaway from FCP7.Now that we are entering an era where most cell phones will shoot 4K footage, and 360 degree videos can be watched on YouTube and Facebook, it’s time to let FCP7 die. The software just can’t handle production needs anymore. Let’s take a look at some of the available options for video editors still caught in NLE limbo.Final Cut Pro XWhen FCPX was released, I was not alone in my hesitations to migrate. Thousands of users complained about the update. The original launch in 2011 made FCPX look like some terrible hybrid between iMovie and Final Cut Pro. It was a disaster. But now that we are years removed from the launch, where is FCPX now?Apple has already released 17 updates for FCPX. The biggest update (10.2) added 3D titles, updated color grading, made the program more compatible with plugins. It also added support for additional camera formats.There are more FCPX plugins available to users than ever before. Apple has made serious strides in making FCPX a great program, but the initial launch is still hurting it. Many users have never given a second thought to using FCPX, but now it’s turning into a very viable option.FCPX is available for $299.99 in the App Store for Mac users.Premiere Pro Creative CloudPremiere Pro CC has taken an absolutely dominant role in the NLE world. With the ease of integration with other Adobe software (like Photoshop and After Effects) and the Creative Cloud packaging, Premiere Pro CC has become the go-to NLE of choice for independent editors.Premiere Pro CC is set up to handle an incredible amount of codecs and formats. Today’s video editor is required to use a multitude of programs, and Premiere Pro is designed with that in mind. Not only is it easy to move media across all of Adobe’s other Creative Cloud software, Premiere Pro also let’s you create OMF, XML, EDL and AAF files.Premiere Pro CC is available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.  A standalone subscription for Premiere Pro is $19.99 a month or alongside the entire Creative Cloud suite for $49.99 a month. The NLE is available for Mac and Windows users.Avid Media Composer 8Avid Media Composer remains an industry standard. While not the most-used software among independent editors, Media Composer is constantly used on major motion pictures — like Star Wars Episode VII.Media Composer is immensely popular for its cloud editing, which allows editors all over the world collaborate on a project. It was designed for broadcast facilities and large production workflows. Since so many large-scale productions rely on their technology, updates and plugins are not nearly as available as they are on the previous mentioned NLEs. However, this does make Avid much more robust.Avid Media Composer pricing varies on the packaged options. The program can be purchased for $1,299, annual subscription for $29.99 per month, or monthly subscription for $74.99 per month.  The NLE is available for Mac and Windows.DaVinci Resolve 12 Since being acquired by Blackmagic Design, DaVinci Resolve has evolved tremendously. The color grading program has become so much more. As Blackmagic Design aims to takeover all parts of the video production workflow, DaVinci Resolve is evolving into an all-in-one editing software.DaVinci Resolve 12 introduced a built-in NLE into the color grading platform. Users can now edit multicam footage and color grade without have to export files. Not only is the NLE a new addition, DaVinci Resolve 12 also uses checksum verification to check that all media is transferred correctly from the camera’s memory cards. DaVinci Resolve is poising itself to become a major editing software in the coming future.DaVinci Resolve 12 is available as a Lite Version for Free or Studio Version for $995. The program is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux systems.Are you using any of these programs, or are you sticking to others? What NLE is poised to take over the market in the coming years? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

Trump’s Clarion Call Against Chain Migration Divides Indian Community Down The Middle In US

first_imgIn 1985, shortly after getting married, Gurpreet Gill came to the United States to live with her husband, a U.S. citizen, and his family. After she obtained citizenship, she brought her mother, who in turn sponsored green cards for her three sons, Gill’s brothers. Unable to survive on one salary, Gill had to work nightshifts to supplement her husband’s income, and she left her infant children to the care of her mother.Read it at Outlook Related Itemslast_img