happy valentine’s day to all the cutters out there
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‘Calm after the Storm: ‘Sesame Street’ Helps Kids with Sandy Aftershock’
During the first part of this week, I cut together a new one hour show consisting of several ‘street stories’ about Sesame Street cleaning up after a hurricane from our 2001 season. It will debut this Friday, Nov 9. Since we were dealing with the aftermath of Sandy, the process became an adventure of its own. Here’s a nice write up on it: http://www.tvworthwatching.com/post/Sesame-Street-Hurricane.aspx
This kid really kills it with the musical video mashups.
I’ve posted this kid’s mashups before, Bloom and Bangarang, but I am back to being hooked on playing them…
“I’ve spent YEARS perfecting my workflow!”
Apple had two freakin’ hours of stage time available and they wasted it on just one hour of a super slick presentation. Of course we’re going to knock the presentation because all it did was leave us with many more questions than answers.
I’m sick and tired of sneak peeks and teases quite honestly. Put the product out there where we can truly test it out and ask questions like the Adobe, Avid, Autodesk, Quantel and all the other demonstrations that were out on the show floor. Put it in the hands of 1,000 beta testers in all sorts of production situations to get real world feedback instead of relying on a couple of post houses and maybe 10 beta testers. I spoke one on one with the CEO of Avid about the product and the future of the product. That was a useful conversation with frank questions and answers.
“I cannot speak about anything except what you just saw in the presentation” is the response one of my colleagues got from the Apple ProApps team after the “sneak peek.” In other words, you have questions, I have no answers. So what was the point in coming at all if you didn’t want to address the Pro Editors’ questions?
— Apple dropped the ball… by Walter Biscardi
FCPX shouldn’t be about helping people who don’t know what they’re doing, it should be about helping people who do know what they’re doing work better and faster and, most often, that means giving them the flexibility to work however they please, using the techniques they’ve developed over years of working in tough conditions.”
I am, like so many others, very pleased Apple finally revamped FCP - its a good solid, detailed release; more substantial than the last three versions put together - BUT…. please let us not delude ourselves that this release is anything other than Apple playing catch up after having been very off the ball for the past 4 years. The only people who will find FCP X ‘revolutionary’ are those who have not used other editing systems and do not know what else is out there.
via Mike Jones
New ‘Vanishing On 7th Street’ Trailer
Shortcut to Remove Match Frame Edits in #FCP
If you don’t already follow Jesse, you should.
This is probably super obvious, but I just stumbled onto it today. When I have a match frame edit in FCP, from using the blade tool for example, I normally right-click and choose the option to ‘Join Through Edit’. This removes the cut and joins the two adjacent clips together as one clip. There is a faster way way to remove these match frame edits—Simply click on the cut and press DELETE. That’s it. The edit will disappear and two clips will become one.