Editing

Pro Versioner Adds Dropbox Backup to FCPX

While there is a lot I love about Final Cut Pro X, there's a few changes that I've had to find workarounds for. One is backing up project files. I've posted before about my FCP 7 workflow with project files. I'd keep all my project files in a Dropbox folder, which...

Final Cut Pro X – The Past and The Future

Here's a recap of the 3 posts that highlight what I love and why I'm sticking with FCPX. Basically it boils down to metadata, magnetic timeline, and filmstrip view. I Had it All Wrong. Metadata is the light. It's Like Illustrator for Editing Filmstrip View Restores...

Mac Pro – Light at the End of the Tunnel is not Death

I'm not one to post breaking news, but as a Mac Pro user this make me very happy. A lot of new Apple toys were announced on Monday. Many of us hoped there would be an update to the Mac Pro, which hasn't seen any changes in over 2 years. What Apple did was akin to...

Get the Real Bitrate for Your Video Files

I'll go more in-depth soon with how I've been loving the GH2, but wanted to post a quick free app I found that's been very helpful in analyzing video files. First off, I hacked the GH2 to get a bitrate of 44 mbps. Great stuff, but it leaves me with AVCHD files that...

In Russia, Subtitles Fork You!

With a tight budget I'm always a big fan of turning to Elance to outsource some work. I've had interviews transcribed with timecode reference, After Effects animation, and poster design done. Now I needed some subtitles for Bots High. I knew this would need a higher...

Dropbox and Post-Production Hacks

Have a few hacks we discovered while editing Bots High. Our main challenge was how we (Andrew the editor and I) could streamline two computers working off the same Final Cut files (not simultaneously) to access the same footage. Some reasons for this - Andrew could...

Bots High – Feature Documentary Post-Production Workflow

Editing for Bots High, my first feature length documentary, is done! Picture is locked, music is getting wrapped up and sound design has started. I'm working on a variety of posts to cover what I learned, both on higher, editing theory level, and detailed, technical...

Putting Lipstick on a Pig (Color Timing)

Remember UnderCover, that pig movie I was producing? The one where I said I would give you a play-by-play into the process of making but kind of slacked off a bit. Yeah, that one. Well, it's officially done. And it's really funny. This post is a little long and...