Archive for the 'Editing' Category

Linkage: June 2013

Saturday, June 15th, 2013



Remember that Google Reader dies in July so get your data out now.

If you don’t use SliceX for masking in FCPX you should read this review.

These are some really good Avid Media Composer power tips.

What do those numbers on your lens mean?

Need help fixing some FCP to Premiere problems?

Here’s some nice freebies for FCPX.

It’s 55 minutes but this video about the making of The Shining is a good one for Kubrick fans.

We don’t talk about studio speakers much so here’s a blog post about them.

And from that same blog here’s a ton of good tutorials right on one page.

Apparently Adobe Premiere Pro CC will do DNxHD smart rendering.

We could talk about the new Mac Pro or you could just go here and get all the links. But they don’t have my article so here’s that one too.

Here’s an Avid keyboard exchange!!

Learn the evolution of non-linear editing.

Links from Twitter:


Linkage: September 2012

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Avid Media Composer 6.5 is out. I kicked the tires on it last week.

Premiere Pro 6.0.2 is out as well.

These are some good Avid AMA practices to practice.

Here we have a Mac editor mulling over a Windows migration.

Will Adobe overtake Apple in the world of editing?

There’s some decent tips in these 7 things I have learned about video production.

Did you see RED’s high frame rate video playback demonstration?

Maybe we can get ZFS on a Mac.

Do you need a video transcription service? Here’s 3.

If you’re been thinking about an iMac for your edit suite then read about this facility.

By now everyone’s seen these Apple iMovie and Final Cut Pro patents.

Here’s 8 great moments in the history of editing, or so the author says.

Links from Twitter:

More Twitter links after the jump.


Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for FCP editors webinar now available

Friday, June 29th, 2012

If you’re a Final Cut Pro user who’s thinking about the making the switch to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 then here’s a couple of resources that I was recently involved in that may help. Over at Filmmaking Webinars the Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 for Final Cut Pro editors is now available on demand. There’s a couple of different options for purchase. If you just want a boat-load of questions answered about PPro CS6 then check out the 105 Adobe Premiere Pro Questions Answered article over at the Editblog on PVC. Those are all questions that were asked by viewers of the recent webinar.

FCPX multicam editing webinar airing Tuesday, May 8

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

The Final Cut Pro X multicam editing webinar that we had to postpone back in March will be presented this Tuesday, May 8 at 10:00 AM PST (noon central). It should be a good hour + of multicam info. There’s certainly been a lot people have said about multicam in Final Cut Pro X but I think we’ll have some good info, tips and tricks of our own. Click on over to sign up and check out the prizes.

POSTPONED: FCPX Multicam webinar Tuesday March 13

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

I’m sorry to have to report that due to some circumstances beyond my control we’re going to have to postpone Tuesday’s (March 13) Final Cut Pro X Multicam Editing webinar. It should be rescheduled for a later date which I hope we’ll know very soon. Stay tuned.

That Post Show: Unstoppable Hydraulic Pressure

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

A few weeks ago I happily recorded a new episode of That Post Show called Unstoppable Hydraulic Pressure. On this episode we talked at length about NLEs, how a good NLE is an extension of the editor and how editors often have an emotional connection to their tools. Of course we talk about Avid, Apple and Adobe along the way. Guests included Shane Ross, Steve Cohen, Paul Zadie, Paul Del Vecchio and host Kanen Flowers. You can subscribe to That Post Show in iTunes and give it a rating. That always helps.

FCPX Hands on Tour webinar now available

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

On Thursday of last week I hosted another webinar with called Final Cut Pro  Hands On Tour. It was a wild hour as we attempted a full tour of the software in that short amount of time. We went just a bit over and while it was fast and furious I think we gave a good overview of Final Cut Pro X. I also think it was an honest overview that pointed out some of the good, bad and missing from FCPX. It’s now available on-demand for $15. For $25 you get the webinar as well as bonus materials that include a podcast where we answered questions asked during the webinar, two bonus videos (one is how to use the batch renaming in FCPX and one is a few timeline tips I like) and a PDF cheatsheet of the FCPX menus. I made the cheatsheet as a way to try an learn the FCPX menus as well as the default keyboard commands. I thought it might be helpful.

There’s a big 4th of July sale happening at through July 6 so you can pick up any webinar for half off. Check out the on-demand page for details. If you attended the FCPX Hands on Tour I hope it was helpful and if you purchase the on-demand version … thank you!

London SuperMeet is just over a week away

Monday, June 13th, 2011

It’s hard to believe that the NAB SuperMeet was some two months ago. That’s two months that we’ve all had to speculate and rumormonger about Final Cut Pro X! A week from this Thursday, on June 23, the London version of the SuperMeet will happen. From the looks of the agenda there’s a few topics that were cut from the NAB SuperMeet (when Apple took over the agenda) that are going to be presented on London. Alexis Van Hurkman will demo DaVinci Resolve 8 and there will be a presentation on Demystifying Smoke on Mac OS X with Joe Billington. There’s quite a few other presentations scheduled as well (including FCP guru Larry Jordan talking about something) plus the world famous raffle. There’s an iPad listed in the raffle prizes so that’ll be a nice non-production/post win for someone. Grab your tickets now if you’re going to be in London on June 23 … I’d love to be there too if that wasn’t my birthday.

Tattooing at the RED booth

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Tattooing at the RED booth

Originally uploaded by editblog

This remote helicopter flies a RED!

Monday, April 11th, 2011

This remote helicopter flies a RED!

Originally uploaded by editblog

And that’s a RED MX size and not just an EPIC or dslr size.