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May 2007

A rant about Compressor

My dislike of Apple's Compressor really began with 2.0. First there were issues with really bad compression using the variable bit rates when compressing for dvd. Then there was the "unable to connect to background processes" error that began cropping up everywhere. There had always been a lengthy reinstall process to fix that one but ...

Blog post about DNxHD vs. ProRes422

Studio Daily Blog » The great codec bake-off Frank Capria has written a nice little post over at the Studio Daily blog that is a quickie comparison between Avid's DNxHD and Apple's ProRes 422. This is an important comparison as these formats are direct competitors to each other. It'll be interesting to see if more of ...

Name the bleach bypass

Here's a little Memorial Day weekend fun! Can you name which application/plug in created which Bleach Bypass process below? A. Digital Film Tools 55mm plugs B. Magic Bullet Editors v2.0 C. Nattress Film Effects G Bleach Bypass D. Apple Color All image adjustments were applied with their default settings, a jpeg saved through Export>Quicktime Conversion>Still Image in Final Cut ...

Multiple versions of Final Cut Pro

A while back I posted a link to a handy tip on Shane Ross' blog about keeping mulitple versions of Final Cut Pro on a system to avoid the dreaded: I had not tested this brilliant work-around to that common problem but decided to give it a try upon the upgrade to Final Cut Pro 6. ...

Useful tools for editors. Part 14.

VideoSpace is a dashboard widget from the good folks at Digital Heaven. According to the Digital Heaven Freeware section it is: "a free widget for Mac OS X Tiger which calculates the disk space required for a given duration, codec, frame rate and audio setting. It works in both directions so you can calculate ...

Carbon offsets?

How many carbon offsets do you think Al Gore has to buy to offset the electricity bill from running those three 30 inch Apple Cinema Displays? I have read that Gore is a Final Cut Pro user so just think of that screen real estate! I bet he has a special graphics card though... and ...

FCP6 manuals online

So Final Cut Studio 2 is indeed shipping. It seems that if you are a new customer you will get yours first while those of us who are upgrading will have to wait a bit. So much showing some love to the long-time users! If you can't wait any longer for your Final Cut Pro ...