Post-Production

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...

Final Cut Pro X – It’s Like Illustrator for Editing

They say Adobe After Effects is like Photoshop for video (or aims to be). I'll take it a step further and say Final Cut Pro X is like Adobe Illustrator for editing. This post is a continuation of what I like about Final Cut Pro X. Check out part 1 on metadata here. It...

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...

Final Cut Pro X – I Had it All Wrong. Metadata is the light.

Not too long ago, I swore off FCPX as a project sabotaging POS and was trying to figure out where to go next. Today, FCPX is all I'm using and I don't see myself jumping ship. How'd I learn to stop worrying and love the bomb? One word. Metadata. With completely...

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...

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