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Dennis Kutchera
Dennis Kutchera
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

Dennis Kutchera is an editor with many years of experience in both broadcast and general production editing. Dennis' career in television dates back 25 years with the past 17 exclusively in post production. He has worked as a Senior Editor for YTV Canada in Toronto where he was known for his hard hitting, multi-layered on-air promotions. He was also the editor for the highly acclaimed PBS children's series "Shining Time Station." At the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) he edited the award-winning "Street Cents" and "This Hour Has 22 Minutes."

Dennis was one of the first editors in Canada to edit online with the early Mac-based nonlinear systems and today uses both Macs and Windows systems in his work. At a beta test site in 1993, he was the exclusive editor on the first online Avid Media Composer in Canada. He is also adept in using Final Cut-based systems, as well as the Adobe Production Premium Suite.



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Articles by Dennis Kutchera

SAN - Storage Area Networks
Navigating the Land Mine of Centralized Media Storage

Navigating the Land Mine of Centralized Media Storage

Storage and media asset management are probably the biggest category you will find on the NAB floor in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Dennis Kutchera guides you with past experience how to Navigate the Land Mine of Centralized Media Storage in the Post-Production Storage Wars.

Editorial, Feature
Dennis Kutchera
Tiffen DFX Filters
Tiffen DFX 4.0 OFX in DaVinci Resolve 11

Tiffen DFX 4.0 OFX in DaVinci Resolve 11

Founding COW member Dennis Kutchera reviews Tiffen's DVX 4.0. He finds more choices, better choices, and a faster workflow.

Review, Editorial, Feature
Dennis Kutchera
Adobe SpeedGrade
NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Wrap Up

NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Wrap Up

Finally at home from an eventful NAB, Dennis Kutchera sorts through his show notes to deliver to COW readers thoughts on 4K and HD, hints on Adobe's upgrades on Premiere Pro and Adobe SpeedGrade, and the advantages of FilmLight's Baselight.

Editorial, Feature
Dennis Kutchera
NAB Expo
NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Four

NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Four

Visits to G-Technology, RED, Shortcuts HD, CalDigit and spending the last part of day four of NAB 2013 at the HP booth with a detailed look at the HP Z820 made for a fantastic day.

Editorial, Feature
Dennis Kutchera
NAB Expo
NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Three

NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Three

Dennis Kutchera reports on Day Three at NAB 2013. Excitement is still buzzing, especially for Autodesk Smoke 2013, TV Logic, the 6K RED Dragon and the Technicolor session on color in the filmmaking process.

Editorial, Feature
Dennis Kutchera
NAB Expo
NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Two

NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day Two

Take a look at the NAB Show floor through the eyes of Dennis Kutchera, who is hot on the Post Production trail. Day two finds him looking at Sony and Panasonic booths, the Autodesk Smoke 2013 presentation and some lust-worthy grading monitors.

Editorial, Feature
Dennis Kutchera
NAB Expo
NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day One

NAB 2013: On the Post Production Trail - Day One

Dennis Kutchera heads out to NAB 2013 on the Post Production Trail. He has a mind to see what's new for the post world - here are a few of his first impressions.

Editorial, Feature
Dennis Kutchera
Tiffen DFX Filters
Tiffen DFX 3.0: Color Grading, Lab Processes, & More

Tiffen DFX 3.0: Color Grading, Lab Processes, & More

Whatever your level of expertise with color grading, you are going to want to try Tiffen DFX after reading this review. In a sentence, it is one of the most useful, if not the most useful plugin you will find to extend the color correction capabilities of your editing software, solve picture problems and add creative looks to your production without a steep learning curve.

Review
Dennis Kutchera
Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate
Colorgrading Round-Up

Colorgrading Round-Up

Dennis Kutchera went to Vegas with a goal - to be tantalized by the new colour-grading options - in essence, to cheat on his beloved Avid. What happens in Vegas, this time, comes back with some great stories.

Feature
Dennis Kutchera
NAB Expo
NAB 2012: The Year of the Colour Grader

NAB 2012: The Year of the Colour Grader

NAB 2012 may be remembered as the year that advanced colour grading went mainstream. Join Dennis Kutchera as he samples the winds of change as news breaks for the upcoming product releases for NAB.

Feature
Dennis Kutchera
Apple FCPX - Final Cut Pro X
FCPX - Final Cut Pro Flux

FCPX - Final Cut Pro Flux

As the world of post-production enters dramatic changes as of this late June 2011, with the introduction of Final Cut Pro X, Dennis Kutchera looks at the inevitable flux of new technology and what really works for the editing professional and offers some intelligent solutions for a not-yet obsolete workflow.

Review
Dennis Kutchera
AVID
EDL, a tutorial from Dennis Kutchera

EDL, a tutorial from Dennis Kutchera

There are more modern ways of exchanging edit information such as OMF and AAF, but not everyone is going to have this. Media 100 now has OMF export as an extra option in version 8 and Final Cut Pro is supported through an OMF export plug in from Automatic Duck. But the old EDL text file is still with us. If you must use an EDL, you are going to be in for some frustration if you do not follow these procedures that Dennis Kutchera shares with us.

Tutorial
Dennis Kutchera
AVID
3Prong - a review by Dennis Kutchera

3Prong - a review by Dennis Kutchera

Dennis Kutchera explores one of his favorite sets of AVX plug-ins from a joint Canadian-Swiss company called 3Prong. The set includes ColorFiX, DirtFiX, FlickerFiX, TwitterFix, WaveScope and SpeedRamP. Dennis finds these plug-ins essential to online editing.

Review
Dennis Kutchera
Adobe Premiere Pro
SpiceMaster AVX - Tasty Stuff Indeed - by Dennis Kutchera

SpiceMaster AVX - Tasty Stuff Indeed - by Dennis Kutchera

Dennis Kutchera explores Pixelan Software's SpiceMaster plug-in with special emphasis on what it brings to Avid users who can now add SpiceMaster AVX to their systems. Those using other systems will also benefit from Dennis's exploration as he looks at many of the functions and benefits of the SpiceMaster system. He points out some of his favourite features as well as some tips and work-arournds to get around limitations in the Avid plug-in architecture.

Review
Dennis Kutchera
NAB Expo
NAB 2001 -- An Editor's Report

NAB 2001 -- An Editor's Report

Dennis Kutchera looks at NAB 2001 and draws the conclusion that while there was no big single 'wow factor' for him, there was plenty at the show that could keep an award-winning editor occupied. The sizzle and the almost used car salemanship of the show may be waning, but in its place is a robust industry with many great choices and a lot of great hardware and software to chose from.


Dennis Kutchera
AVID
MediaMover: Adding Power to an Avid Strength

MediaMover: Adding Power to an Avid Strength

Dennis Kutchera looks at MediaMover by Random Video. This third-party utility written by an editor, Tony Black, addresses a need unique to using an Avid. MediaMover greatly expands the powers of Avid's respected Media Management tools -- already an Avid strongpoint -- made even stronger by this powerful utility. With longtime Avid expert Dennis Kutchera as your guide, Avid editors will greatly benefit from this look at an Avid 'must have.'

Review
Dennis Kutchera
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