Thursday, 9 December 2010

Premiere Pro playback problem - solved!

If any of you have had problems playing back video in Premiere Pro on OSX then you're likely to have fallen foul to the same issue as we had. Playback either stutters badly or stops after a second or two of playback. This can occur when you run incremental updates or big updates (from CS4 to CS5 for instance) but is easily fixed.
Here is a link to the Adobe support site but I'd add a little extra if I may - make sure you login as a root user before deleting the required preference.

Also I suggest that you open Premiere while still logged in as root to make sure a nice fresh preference takes its place. Close Premiere then and go back to your normal user login account and all should be fine!

I did notice that on a fresh install we didn't actually have the troublesome preference ( until we open Premiere while logged in as root so thats something to be aware of too.

RESULT - not only do we have the best trainers but also the best support!

First of many - Premier Pro course

Today is the first day of our first Adobe Premiere Pro course and all is good. We're looking to develop our Digital Video courses over the next few months and Premiere is our first step to be followed by Avid in the new year.

For all you editors out there, we have a stable full of the best, most experienced trainers who use the software they deliver training for on a daily basis so they're full of real world tips and tricks to keep you on track so if you want the best training around then come to Digital Media Training!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

New partnership with AT Computers

We are proud to announce our new partnership arrangement with AT Computers! This is very exciting news for both Digital Media Training as well as our clients. It now enables us to add an additional training centre to our map for the AT Computers training centre in Tewksbury.

It also means that we can now open up our training to include even more OSX and server based courses. AT Computers has a very large client base for installation and delivery of high quality, high end Apple Mac equipment for both industry and education and we are proud to be associated with such an esteemed Apple reseller

AT Computers have a number of stores in South Wales located in Cardiff, Treforest and Swansea. Please feel free to talk to staff at any of the stores about the training available or you could contact us directly by email or telephone.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Skillset Cymru announce new bursaries for Editors in Wales

Just in case you missed it, Skillset Cymru have recently announced a new round of burseries for Editors who are currently working or about to work in Welsh Television and film.
There are restrictions of course, you have to be able to demonstrate that you are either working in Welsh Television or that the training will enable you to secure a position in Welsh Television. There are full details on the Skillset web site (link below).

Courses that are eligible include Colour Correction, Audio Design, Compositing and Generating effective graphics as well as a few others but the emphasis is on expanding core knowledge of post production techniques.

In connection with this, Digital Media Training have a number of courses that would fit within these parameters:

Color 101 which covers Colour Grading using Final Cut Pro and Color

Soundtrack101which covers using Soundtrack Pro for sound sweetening and audio repairs

After Effects which comes in 2 levels of tuition to build your knowledge of the most widely used compositing and graphics software for video used in the industry

Motion101 which covers using Apple Motion 4 software for advanced graphics as well taking you into compositing and simple integration with Final Cut Pro

If you're interested in talking to someone about taking one of these courses then please give us a call or drop us an email!

Here is the quote form the Skillset website:

"Skillset Cymru Bursaries for Editors are grants of up to £800 for you to spend on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training within the field of editing. You must be working in the Welsh TV/post production sector or in the wider creative media industries in Wales on TV projects in a cross-platform context."

And here is the web link with full details

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

The Pact UK digital showcase events - CARDIFF

The 'Behind The Screens' showcasing event tours cities across the UK with top digital productions.

The tour, supported by Adobe, will highlight some of the best new digital, innovative and technological projects from the UK digital media industry.

Each event will offer a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the latest works from award-winning producers and will offer TV, film and digital media attendees great networking opportunities and a forum for new ideas, collaborations and future partnerships.

The Digital Showcasing series is visiting London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol and Belfast and all events run from 3.30 pm until 6pm.

register here

Monday, 19 July 2010

First Apple Course Delivered

Last week we completed our first Apple Authorised training course. Final Cut Pro Level 2 was delivered at the beginning of the week and all delegates passed their exams. That qualifies as a roaring success. Next Final Cut Pro Course is Level 1 (16th - 18th August)

Friday, 9 July 2010

Just added course dates for all Apple training for Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester, London and Glasgow. Think I have got double vision now, all the copy pasting plays havoc with your eyesight!
For anyone interesting in learning more about Apple training visit

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Yesterday we finally got the last green light from Apple and are now a fully fledged Apple Authorised Training Centre. Our main location is Cardiff is the only AATC in Wales and will be offering a full compliment of Apple Training for both Pro Applications and OS X IT.

Check out our new website at for more info. The website will keep growing with courses over the next weeks and months.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Just waiting to get the final green light and then we can announce to the world our new training centre. Watch this space.