With NAB just hours away, Sam Mestman from LumaForge put down his thoughts about his new shared storage systems that will be on display. Take your Mac, plug and and test for yourself. Mentioning FCP.co with an order will also get you a free 10GigE to Thunderbolt adaptor!
We all know how successful one-click editing with proxies has been in Final Cut Pro X. So good that Adobe has gone and copied developed the workflow as well! But what happens when you want to make the proxies even smaller so they could be transferred over the net to a remote editor? Sam Woodhall and Ben King experimented and found a way to make low resolution proxies to squeeze down a small internet connection.
A new plugin from Idustrial Revolution called XEffects Messages enables Final Cut Pro X users to build SMS, iMessage, Facebook and WhatsApp chats on the timeline. Auto-animating elements, lots of size and colour options and overlays available for the iPhone conversation look as well.
Producing a successful feature film doesn't require a large Hollywood studio behind you, as this story about the making of 'Saturday's Warrior' will show. But as the tools of production are now so inexpensive and accessible, you can get all the quality and methods from a large budget film on something with a lot smaller expenditure.
The Jellyfish and Final Cut Pro X go on the road for a real broadcast job. Cutting edge portable shared storage on a budget, but with all of the performance you need. How did it cope with the strain of continuous records and multiple edit clients? Peter Wiggins takes the new cnidarian for a mission critical swim.
Jasper Siegers very kindly sent us this information about how he uses Compressor Server, free open-source software that his company developed. As part of the trio of Apple's Video Pro Apps, it is good to see this often overlooked programme get a big functionality boost. You want watch folders or want to set up a cluster? Jasper's app might just be the solution.