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FINAL CUT PRO X 10.2: NEW MASKS

The new mask capabilities of FCPX in 10.2 were immediately a godsend: the video I was working on at the time immediately benefitted, and in that respect it was asRead More…

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SLOW TRAIN THROUGH AFRICA

I did a wee bit of work on Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones. When I came in, some of the episodes had been entirely finished, but theRead More…

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I’VE BEEN FCPX GRILLED

You know that scene from The Jerk, where Navin R. Johnson leaps ecstatically into the air when the phone book arrives because it’s the first one to feature his name?Read More…

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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…