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  • Organizational Tips for FCP X

    Organizational Tips for FCP X

    March 8, 2013, 5:44 am
    The beauty of Apple Final Cut Pro X is in its power to organize media. When editors take advantage of these tools, FCP X can prove to be a very fast way to cut. I've covered some of these concepts in previous posts on

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    • Film Editor Techniques
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      Film Editor Techniques

      June 11, 2016, 5:12 am
      Editing is a craft that each editor approaches with similarities and differences in style and technique. If you follow my editor interviews or those at Steve Hullfish’s Art of the Cut series, then you know that most of the top editors are more than willing to share how they do things. This post will go […]

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    • NLE as Post Production Hub
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      NLE as Post Production Hub

      June 4, 2016, 1:40 pm
      As 2010 closed, I wrote a post about Final Cut Studio as the center of a boutique post production workflow. A lot has changed since then, but that approach is still valid and a number of companies can fill those shoes. In each case, rather than be the complete, self-contained tool, the editing application becomes […]

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    • NAB 2016 – Technology and Friends
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      NAB 2016 – Technology and Friends

      May 31, 2016, 7:17 pm
      The annual National Association of Broadcasters convention and equipment show – aka The NAB Show – is one of Las Vegas’ biggest. Typically about 100,000 folks officially attend the April ritual, including actual NAB members, along with a much larger group of production and post professionals there to check out the gear and attend the […]

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    • From the Trenches
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      From the Trenches

      May 21, 2016, 6:12 pm
      Not all editing is done in comfy edit suites with powerful workstations. Many film editors cut on location for part of the film. Plenty of other editors make their living on the corporate circuit cutting convention and conference highlights, “happy faces” videos, and recaps for social media. If you are one of the latter group, […]

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    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC Learning Tips
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      Adobe Premiere Pro CC Learning Tips

      May 13, 2016, 9:15 am
      Adobe Premiere Pro CC is the heir apparent editing application for many editors. In order to make your transition easier, I’ve compiled a series of links to various official and unofficial resources, including Adobe sites, forums, YouTube videos, training resources, and various blog posts. This list is by no means all that’s out there, but […]

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    • Easy 4K Workflow
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      Easy 4K Workflow

      May 7, 2016, 9:04 am
      In the last post I questioned the visual value of 4K. However, it’s inevitable that more and more distributors will be asking for 4K deliverables, so you might as well start planning how you are going to achieve that. There are certainly plenty of demos showing how easy it is to edit 4K content and […]

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    • 4K is kinda meh
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      4K is kinda meh

      April 29, 2016, 3:43 pm
      Lately I’ve done a lot of looking at 4K content. Not only was 4K all over the place at NAB in Las Vegas, but I’ve also had to provide some 4K deliverables on client projects. This has meant a much closer examination of the 4K image than in the past. First, let’s define 4K. Typically […]

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    • Australian Design Shines with Blackmagic
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      Australian Design Shines with Blackmagic

      April 25, 2016, 7:23 pm
      One of the things to do in the week after NAB is to scour the internet to pick up those gems I might have missed at the show. I was curious to run across a blurb at RedShark News about a prestigious design award picked up by Blackmagic Design. Anyone in this industry who’s been […]

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    • Automatic Duck Xsend Motion
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      Automatic Duck Xsend Motion

      April 18, 2016, 11:48 am
      When Apple transitioned its Final Cut Pro product family from Final Cut Studio to Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4, it lost a number of features that editors really liked. Some of these “missing” features show up as consistent and reoccurring requests on various wish lists. One of the most popular is […]

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    • Spring Tools
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      Spring Tools

      April 9, 2016, 9:06 am
      It’s often the little things that improve your editing workflow. Here are a few quick items that can expand your editing arsenal. Hawaiki Super Dissolve The classical approach to editing transitions suggests that all you need is a cut and a dissolve. Given how often most editors use a dissolve transition, it’s amazing that few […]

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