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HAPPY NEW YEAR

I wasn’t going to stay up for “the bells” because I was seriously sleep deprived, but curiosity got the better of me. I’d edited the Hogmanay show for STV, andRead More…

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GONE GIRL—NO SPOILERS

Getting to the movies isn’t really realistic anymore now I’m a dad. I’ve let my Cineworld subscription lapse. That’s not to say there aren’t films I want to see rightRead More…

PREMIERE PRO PAIN — NECESSARY OR NOT?

No one likes unnecessary pain. It must’ve seemed like unnecessary pain to many editors, having to learn a new piece of software when the old one works just fine. AndRead More…

BREAKING NEWS: FINAL CUT PRO 7 IS STILL DEAD!

Gotta say, I agree with this post regarding Final Cut Pro 7. I just finished a job with it and, sadly, it wasn’t up to the task. Admittedly, I’d over-estimated it,Read More…

TIP FOR LOGGING WITH KEYWORDS

My favourite way of logging with keywords is to have ‘No Ratings or Keywords’ selected as the criteria for display in the Event Browser. Then, add a keyword and theRead More…

BOW TO THE AUDIENCE

My favourite living musician and recording artist is Prince. I’ll allow that if you don’t like him, you probably really don’t like him. That’s because he’s really good. Not aRead More…

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CAN WE KILL INTERLACED?

In my day, my young ’uns, faster frame rates than the usual 23.97, 24, 25 and 29.97 frame rates were only useful if you wanted smooth slow motion. With PeterRead More…

SERIOUS MULTICAM PROBLEM IN FCPX 10.0.4

Multicam may have been implemented in Final Cut Pro X, version 10.0.3, and improved in 10.0.4, but working on a show that’s destined to be broadcast to License payers, IRead More…

DYING FORMATS, EMERGENT WORKFLOW

The only problem I’ve encountered with Final Cut Pro X during my first edit for broadcast TV involves anamorphic QuickTimes, but in solving it I found a new friend inRead More…

A TAPE PROJECT IN FINAL CUT PRO X

The only major complaint about Final Cut Pro X, now it’s in 10.0.4, left over from the .0 release’s Big Four—no multicam, no broadcast monitoring, no XML, and limited supportRead More…