I was recently contacted by a director friend of mine to help him help with an upcoming commercial shoot. He cuts his commercials in Final Cut Pro X, and knew that I also cut in FCP X and he wanted to try a different approach this time around. He had heard it was possible to do on set logging and match it up with your Final Cut Library using some third-party software and wanted to try it on this upcoming shoot as an experiment. I loved the idea and agreed.
Click through to read how Shot Notes X allowed me to save literally hours that would have been spent logging footage after shooting had wrapped.Read More
Recently we were contacted to help put together a promo for the second season of CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person series. The deadline was tight; we had only a few short days to turn everything around and as a result we needed to make sure we worked as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
Naturally I turned to Final Cut Pro X to help. I had a pretty good idea of how to tackle the project, and figured that despite the original show being cut in Avid that Final Cut Pro X was up to the job.
There were a few bumps along the way, and some lessons learned that I wanted to quickly share with my fellow editors so they are prepared should they ever find themselves in the same boat.Read More