Adam Schoales
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Got A Backup Plan?

It happens to the best of us. The hot new OS update comes out and we can’t wait to try it. We download it and, despite our better judgement, install it without first backing up our computer. Upon completion you discover a bunch of your important apps aren’t compatible, and your stuck with a fancy new OS but a bunch of broken apps. Or worse, the install goes hay-wire and you’ve bricked your computer. If only you had backed up first! 

If you're not backing up your computer, simply put, you need to be. I'm going to walk you through the process. Don't worry, it's much easier than you think!!

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Packaging with FCP X or How to Stripe Audio

Recently I had to do the final packaging of a show that we cut using Final Cut Pro X, or more specifically add our finished, mixed, and mastered audio files to a colour graded master video file. I was pretty well versed in this process using Final Cut Pro 7 back in the day, but had never actually had the occasion to do it with Final Cut Pro X. The problem I was having was that each audio file was supposed to correspond to a separate audio channel, which in the old days corresponded to the tracks in your NLE. But, as we all know, Final Cut Pro X has no tracks. So what are we to do?

Read on to discover how we can re-stripe our audio with Final Cut Pro X and the magic of Roles.

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Shot Notes X

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.

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