With the release of every new editing software, and especially Final Cut Pro X, we feel an oven-hot burst of debate from the forums - from the editing world in general. And with each new release, we look for blogs, posts, discussions and workflows describing, loving, hating, and wish-listing the new product - or touting staying with the old in order to keep your workflow as efficient and user-friendly as possible. Join us in examining this series of articles from fellow COWs.
Apple FCPX Techniques|
Using Apple FCPX for A DocumenTree
After 25 years of working on other people's documentaries, commercials, feature films, filmmaker Michael Angelo's first original project is the inspirational story of the Treeman of Venice Beach, a singular creation of a singular man whose combination of costume, body paint, live foliage, and 10-foot stilts is gently beguiling and deeply inspirational. With over 1000 hours of footage in a crazy number of formats over a period of years, collaboration among a far-flung team of volunteers with varying degrees of expertise (including none at all), A DocumenTree seemed like the ideal project for Michael to jump into Final Cut Pro X. Michael's longtime experience in a variety of disciplines has nevertheless allowed him to come at the issues of media management, metadata, offline-online workflows, and a variety of complex technical issues in some unusual, and, dare we say it, organic ways.
Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Apple FCPX Techniques|
FCPX For Broadcast News
Michael Garber has spent hundreds of hours learning the ins and outs of editing broadcast news features with Final Cut Pro X. He describes a workflow that takes advantage of the best that FCPX's new approaches have to offer, while being honest about its limitations. Every editor already working with FCPX, or still just considering it, will benefit from Michael's experience.
Editorial, Tutorial, Feature
Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate|
FCPX On Air. Coming Soon
Former skeptic John Davidson was right there with everyone else when FCPX was released who deemed it a complete disappointment for broadcast pros. Many updates and much experimentation later, he's now a believer: he has FCPX not only running on shared storage for broadcast work, but for John, it does so even better than FCP 7 ever did. Here he introduces a 5-part series, taking you step-by-step from project set-up to delivery, ready to help other broadcast pros get moving with FCPX.