If you’re like me you try to keep your video project folders organized. And if you’re like me, you can find the process tedious, repetitive, and ultimately you always end up forgetting a folder or two. The other day I finally said “enough is enough, there has to be a better way” and searched for a solution.Read More
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.Read More
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