Apple. Pro App Killer?|
By: David Battistella on Jun 29, 2011 at 11:37:38 am
I read a great commentary by Marco Solorio a day ago in his blog. He made some great arguments a laid out a detailed history of how Apple bought and then killed apps like Shake and others.
Considering alternative NLE's to Final Cut|
By: Lucy Moon on Sep 16, 2010 at 2:46:41 am
Wow, it's upgrade time here in my life. Looking at pricing models for a new mac puts me in a hard place. A MBP maxes out at 8GB of RAM, which is what I need *now* so I'm thinking of the expensive step up to a fancy Mac Pro. I'm loath to buy entry level, when you can get 12-core! Which sounds super-cool, but a lot of money when RAM etc are added.
FCP Tip #009: The Gradient Wipe Demystified|
By: David Stiles on May 16, 2010 at 8:06:56 pm
It was such a gorgeous day today that I couldn't bear to stay inside typing this tip. So, I present a video tutorial instead. Not sure if it was actually any faster to produce, but like many of the things I do, it seemed easier in theory. Enjoy your new found gradient wiping ability my friends. If anyone knows a good source to get gradient-wipe-ready images please post a comment for the folks that don't have the handy collection that I do.
UPDATE #1:Hey Gang, I did a little research and found a nice collection of free B&W gradient images for...
Final Cut Pro Tip #008: Enable/Disable clips in your timeline|
By: David Stiles on May 16, 2010 at 1:40:52 pm
OK gang, I'm fresh off of a much needed vacation and ready to get back into the sharing knowledge business. Today's tip is all about turning individual clips on and off rather than turning entire video tracks on and off for the purpose of trying out alternate shots in an edit. Believe me, this can save you oooodles of render time.
We've all seen the warning as we are about to turn off a video or audio track about how we're gonna lose all of our render files, yada, yada, yada. We go ahead and turn off the track anyway and...
So much fuss over the Canon5DmkII, so I thought I'd post some examples|
By: Peter Wiggins on Oct 31, 2009 at 8:26:54 am
If you've been following the FCP forum on here you might have seen a fairly heated debate over the Canon5DmkII
A guy who has been in television long enough to know better said:
Because there are those out there operating under the delusion that it's an actual and proper TV production tool. There are some fools who actually think they can use it and it alone, that's why.
It's a TV toy.
So I thought I'd post some notable examples of 5D work I've found and let everybody out there make the call.
The clips look great in HD if...
The Canon5DmkII is truly amazing - Here is a broadcast example.|
By: Peter Wiggins on Oct 19, 2009 at 9:37:46 am
I had the Canon5DmkII for a while and although I had shot a few tests, I hadn't really made anything that I could post properly.
As you might know, I edit for BBC & IMG on the coverage of the Snooker & Darts here in the UK and thought this would be an ideal opportunity to give the Canon a good outing.
I have to say I was amazed at the results. Colin Nuttall who is one of the best cameramen I work with got some amazing shots. Gorden Lugrin assisted and Jason Woodward held it all together by directing. All edited...
First post - I'm not going to IBC this year unfortunately|
By: Peter Wiggins on Sep 1, 2009 at 3:00:12 pm
This is my first post on here. I've been a forum poster & later moderator since March 2003 and although I've clocked up nearly 2000 posts, I'm still a long way behind Walter. The good news is that I thought I'd start a blog here on the Cow. Although I have my own web pages, I can actually post here more quickly and in this rapidly changing world of television & computers, speed is good.
Now the bad news, well in a way. I'm not going to IBC this year. Having been to every show for over 10 years and even...
Pro versus pro-lite, or how I learned to relax and love the Elements|
By: Dan Dennis on Aug 28, 2009 at 7:47:16 am
I've talked to many in the business who are up on the latest tricks and trends, and when it comes to NLE software most (if not all) tout the benefits and advantages of the biggest and best - meaning Avid, Final Cut, and to a lesser extent Media 100, Vegas, Edius, etc. But mention to them the names, "Windows Movie Maker," "Premiere Elements," etc., and they roll their eyes like you're asking them to trade their SUV in for a Radio Flyer wagon.
Nothing could be further from the truth - well, okay, the analogy is sound for WMM at least....
Free Life Savers!|
By: Jiggy Gaton on Jun 18, 2009 at 9:01:48 pm
Backing Up The Good
If your are as unlucky as I am and have had FCP Studio crash and burn towards the end of a deadline, you know how nerve racking that can be. When FCP Studio goes belly up, it’s very difficult to troubleshoot from within the belly of that beast, as there are so many connections to other programs: Compressor, Color, Livetype, and all the rest.
Fortunately, some smart folks at Digital Rebellion have sorted all this out and given us some FREE tools to work with when FCP is not working. Preference Manager (PF) will back up all...
Totally Rad sneak peek of P2 metadata editor. Yes, I said it. Rad!|
By: Jeremy Garchow on May 7, 2009 at 12:41:24 pm
Andreas Kiel of Spherico Film Tools and Björn Adamski of MXF4mac have been cooking up a totally awesome P2 metadata editor called P2 Flow that will now send all kinds of useful information to FCP. I have been fortunate enough to see a sneak peek of it in action and I got permission to show you all as well. I hope you are as excited about it as I am. Some caveats, this is a work in progress, some features you see may or may not make it in to the final version, this is meant as a proof of...
Final Cut Pro in a stand alone or SAN GrassValley K2 environement demystified|
By: Regis Andre on May 1, 2009 at 11:48:14 am
When it comes to explain if it is possible to edit files that are generated by a Grass Valley Server in a stand alone or SAN environment, usually people start the explanation by a "it's a little complicated..." or just assume that it is not possible.
Let me try to make this simpler and show you what is possible and how you do it.
First off, we will need to understand the terminology behind the equipment involved and have some assumption.
What is following is true for latest software released version of Grass Valley Servers, called the K2-SD v3.3, K2-HD v3.3 and K2-Summit...