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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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American Lung Association Vertical Mile Challenge

American Lung Association Vertical Mile Challenge

Sure, you ran a mile back in high school, everybody had to in Phys. Ed. Sure, you could do it again if you really wanted to. But my guess is that you couldn’t do it like Marty Sanders, and that is straight up!

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How to Cook a Country Ham

How to Cook a Country Ham

Every year at Christmas we cook a country ham. Perhaps you have seen country hams hanging from hooks at your butcher’s shop and didn’t know what they were.

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Telling a Story with Client Testimonials

Telling a Story with Client Testimonials

Filming consumers giving their testimonials about a product or service has its own challenges. Chief among them is keeping subjects relaxed and confident to present themselves well and focussed enough to clearly articulate what is on their minds.

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Music Video with Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X

Music Video with Multicam Editing in Final Cut Pro X

Last summer I was in Sundance and had an afternoon to shoot a music video for Ryan Holdaway, a local musician. Final Cut Pro X was just released and I thought it would be a good opportunity to see if I could cut this in FCPX.

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Christmas at Temple Square 2011

Christmas at Temple Square 2011

This video features people from all over the world who come to celebrate the season by visiting the beautiful lights displayed on Temple Square. The light from hundreds of thousands of bulbs are reflected in the shining faces of those who come to visit.

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