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April 24, 2012Phantom Post Workflow with GlueTools

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Phantom Post Workflow with GlueTools

I was recently asked to edit a commercial shot with a Phantom high speed camera, so was presented with the task of figuring out some kind of work-flow. The commercials had to be delivered on a tight deadline so whatever method I used, it had to be fast. After a bit of research, GlueTools Phantom […]

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January 21, 2011Quick Tip – Close all gaps in FCP

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Quick Tip - Close all gaps in FCP

I’ve been in the situation a few times in Final Cut Pro where there a number of gaps in my timeline that I want to close.  There is the ‘Close Gap’ feature, but you have to select the gap first, which makes the process quite tedious for multiple gaps.  One way I have found to […]

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February 6, 2010Using ContourHD 1080p footage with FCP

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Using ContourHD 1080p footage with FCP

I’ve just been testing out a ContourHD 1080p video camera. I tried to import the footage into Final Cut Pro to edit but it turns out the ContourHD records to a strange h.264 format which is not the best for editing. The work-around I did for this was to transcode the files to another format […]

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September 29, 2009PAL FCP project to NTSC DVD conversion

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I have been working on a mountainbike documentary which is about 65 minutes long.  Everything was shot in PAL HDV format.  The problem came when i went to figure out distribution of the film.  It turns out that NTSC would be the best format for international distribution since most Pal players will play NTSC disks. […]

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August 9, 2009Correcting grades in Apple Color 1.5

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I have been using Apple’s Color to grade the Biking DVD I am working on and have been getting on quite well with it.  Problems started happening when I had sent my rendered files back to FCP and wanted to make corrections.  The normal route for this is to open the Color file again, make […]

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December 21, 2008Transcode footage using multiple machines with Qmaster

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If you are using Final Cut Studio you could easily miss out on the advantage of using multiple processors to transcode your footage in compressor because it is not automatically turned on by default. The easiest way of doing this is to check the QuickCluster check box when installing Final Cut Studio. Once installed open up system […]

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