Author Archives: Swainhart Christopher

Mobius and XXIT are Still My Favorite Canon C300 Films

Mobius and XXIT are Still My Favorite Canon C300 Films

I have been staying away from camera reviews and the like because there are plenty of resources on the Internet for that kind of thing. If I go to NAB in 2013, maybe that will change.

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Karissa Makes it Happen Backstage

Karissa Makes it Happen Backstage

Most folks don’t know what happens back stage. Karissa explains how she sets the mood and makes it come together. Shot for the “I’m a Mormon” project.

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The Connection: Megan & Melissa, Martial Arts & Dance

The Connection: Megan & Melissa, Martial Arts & Dance

These two twins have so much in common, their love of movement, family, and faith. What is so interesting is not how they are the same, but how they are different. In discovering how they are different we learn in a profound way how they are the same, and how we too are like them. Shot for the I’m a Mormon campaign.

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Troubleshooting Final Cut Pro X

Troubleshooting Final Cut Pro X

My post on How to Speed Up Final Cut Pro with a New Graphics Card has caught a lot of attention. Some amplification on this subject appears to be warranted. I just received this email from a reader:

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How To Find the Shutter Count on a Canon 5D Mark II

How To Find the Shutter Count on a Canon 5D Mark II

This is a very relevant question these days as folks interested in upgrading to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III may be looking to sell their 5D Mark II on the used market.

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How to Speed Up Final Cut Pro with a New Graphics Card

How to Speed Up Final Cut Pro with a New Graphics Card

When I bought my MacPro I went to the Apple store, I figured they knew something. I should have realized they didn’t because the guy I was talking to didn’t know anything about Final Cut Pro.

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Marrying iPhone, Flip, and 5D Footage in Final Cut Pro X Multicam

Marrying iPhone, Flip, and 5D Footage in Final Cut Pro X Multicam

Last December I got a call at the last minute to come in and shoot the fantastic PowerHouse Boogie Band. Having played trumpet with the band on occasion I knew that the Don Steins puts on an unbelievable show.

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Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X

Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X

I have talked about multicam in Final Cut Pro X before. It actually worked OK with the first version of FCPX, but the 10.0.3 release has brought with it a new multicam feature that is simply amazing.

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How to Fix Final Cut Pro X When It Freezes

How to Fix Final Cut Pro X When It Freezes

Final Cut Pro X doesn’t really crash that often for me. I expected some of that when it was new, and with 10.0.3 I really don’t have many crashes. When it does crash it just stops working and you can restart where you left off.

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How to Set the Block Size of Software RAID

How to Set the Block Size of Software RAID

Now here is a subject that most folks couldn’t care less about, which is OK until you need to find out how to do it. When you do need to know, guess what? You can’t find out.

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