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EditShare brings Led Zeppelin concert to life

23 October 2012
EditShare brings Led Zeppelin concert to life

For Celebration Day, the live concert film of Led Zeppelin’s 2007 London concert, music filmmaker Dick Carruthers turned to editor Henry Stein to help bring the film to life. Stein used EditShare’s Lightworks non-linear editing (NLE) application to edit the live performance. “With any multi-camera project, you need a solid, stable and fast system, and Lightworks is certainly that,” said Stein. “I particularly enjoy using Lightworks’ sync group function for multi-camera live footage, which in the case of the Led Zeppelin concert was a real mix of files – including Super 8. Lightworks allows you to run these extra files essentially as another camera, something other NLEs struggle with. Above everything else, Lightworks just lets you get on with the job of editing. “The picture edit was originally started and almost finished in 2011 and was subsequently put on hold for a year at the band’s request. The original footage was then archived and put into storage, but when the time came to finish the film a year later, after un-archiving and restarting the edit we found the seven year-old Lightworks Alacrity’s hard drive was dead. “The beauty of Lightworks was that we just hooked up the new computer with the latest software and everything worked seamlessly straight away. All in all we lost just a couple of hours of editing time as opposed to facing a major headache.”

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