Walter Biscardi has been working with FCP for quite some time now and you might recognise the name from industry forums and articles he's published. He knows his stuff. So we were very pleased when we found out he had just posted a quick FCP tutorial on how to read the built in 'scopes more easily. Very cool if you do a lot of colour correction.
If you are an editor on any system, the non-linears or even tape, there are certain comments or phrases from clients that will strike terror in you immediately. Luckily we don't have the rhetorical, "Do you mind if I smoke?" anymore, but there are plenty more to ruin what would have been a lovely calm edit...
Rick Young from MacVideo has put together all of his tips and tricks into one book called "Rick's Tips, Inside the Mind of an Editor." It is available in print or electronically for your iPad/iPhone/iPod.
I think Wes gets these tutorials just about right. It's not because he gives us a name check at front, but the fact that the first thing he does is show you the finished result. Other tutorial makers please note!
It is a slow news day here at FCP.co towers and the small 'newsworthyness' of this story puts it a few shots above the cut. Just before you dismiss it entirely though, they used some cool camera rigs to film because let's face it, if you thought the filming ergonomics of a 5D are bad...
So you've dabbled a bit with match moving in Motion and fancy yourself as a VFX artist, but where do you get the green screen originals to practise on? Checkout this amazing free resource.
You can now buy a MacPro from the online Apple Store with a whopping 64 Gig of RAM pre-installed. You are probably going to need as much RAM as possible when the new FCP is released, so start saving!
I'm pretty sure he will be using FCP7 for this webinar and not the 'jaw dropping' new version that we are all very keen to see. Nevertheless it will still be packed with information and good tips.
Tony Davies puts into words what a lot of us editors and producers have been thinking for a while. Final Cut Pro is a great tool, but its ease of use has caused a lot of problems within the industry too.