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November 2007

Learn some Quartz Composer with dvcreators.net

A while back I posted a review of the FxFactory set of effects from the good folks at Noise Industries. They are really a remarkable set of effects because they run off of some of the core operating system components that allow for better performance and a really great number of effects. Even better is ...

Editing Old Men New-Style

On the Trail of a New Post Pipeline: No Country for Old Men  2-pop - The Digital Filmmaker's Resource Site Follow the above link and you will find a great in-depth article about the Coen brothers using Final Cut Pro do edit their current feature No Country For Old Men. According to article they began using ...

Some links for Thanksgiving reading and watching

Ahhh the lazy Thanksgiving weekend when you eat too much, watch too much tv and maybe get your eyes scratched out by the rabid mother of 5 going for that last Playstation 3 with 10 free Blu-ray movies. If you want to spend some quality time on the Internet over the holiday then here's a ...

Bottom 10 FCP Tips … revisited

Over a year ago I followed up a post about my top 10 Final Cut Pro tips with a lost of the "bottom 10 tips." Really it was all about stuff that just annoyed me about FCP. That was written way back around v. 5.1.1. Over a year, many incremental updates and one major ...

FCP updated. Now more Avid-like (but not much) UPDATED

The Apple pro applications all received some updates the other day. With Final Cut Pro in particular, there's really a lot to like. Besides all the natural evolutionary changes like support for XDCAM EX, hard drive based HDV cameras and DVCPRO HD 720p50 among others there are a number of basic editing interface changes ...

Modern Parables: An Educational Filmmaking Link

I recently had the pleasure of being involved in a unique project called Modern Parables. In a nutshell, it's a series of short films based on the Parables. But it's really a unique project in that it is more than just the shorts. From the Modern Parables web site: Modern Parables is an original Bible ...

Editing P2 media on Avid

We've long been doing good work with Panasonic P2 media in Final Cut Pro. FCP's elegant Log and Transfer tool does a good job of allowing the logging, organization and import of P2 media. Avid recently added support for P2 media so how does it stand up? In short: it works, but not as elegantly. Under ...