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Multi-cam Editing for Final Cut Pro X

Multi-cam Editing for Final Cut Pro X

When Final Cut Pro X came out there was much complaining in the NLE community regarding its omissions and shortcomings. Many of the complaints were unjustified as there were tools and other ways of doing things.

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Final Cut Pro X CAN Remember the In and Outs of Clips

Final Cut Pro X CAN Remember the In and Outs of Clips

One of my big beefs when Final Cut Pro X came out in June was that it wouldn’t remember the in and outs in a clip. You could set them, drag to the storyline, and you would be fine. But what if you wanted to set the in and the out and leave it until later to drag down to the storyline?

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Tom Lowe’s TimeScapes 4K Trailer Released

Tom Lowe’s TimeScapes 4K Trailer Released

If you are a film enthusiast you already know Tom Lowe because of his time lapse films of nature. The trailer for his new film TimeScapes  has just been released.

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Advertainment: Weetabix Chocolate Spoonsize ‘Dancer’

Advertainment: Weetabix Chocolate Spoonsize ‘Dancer’

People talk about the future of media, where are TV and film headed? I have the answer, but I don’t think you are going to believe me. Advertainment.

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This Canon Cinema EOS C300 Sings

This Canon Cinema EOS C300 Sings

Boy, was I looking forward to November 3rd and so were the Canon executives I am sure. For one thing, I am fed up with aliasing and moiré in my 5D footage. You never know that you have it until it is too late.

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Vincent Laforet and Kessler Crane

Vincent Laforet and Kessler Crane

Two weeks ago I was in Austin training in the Masters in Motion seminar which proved to be a fantastic event. One session included working with Vincent Laforet at a local skate park using a Kessler Crane to add perspective and camera motion to our shots.

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Christmas Advertising Creativity

Christmas Advertising Creativity

No controversy here, this is great advertising. This spot is for retailer John Lewis who has a tradition of creative Christmas commercials. To say much about it before you see it would ruin it, so just watch it and let me know what you think.

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Jennifer Lopez in Shameless Fiat Spot

Jennifer Lopez in Shameless Fiat Spot

A couple of days ago I was writing about the new State Farm commercial, ‘State of Anonymity.’ Yesterday I was driving down the highway and getting passed by a car I didn’t recognize.

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Awesome Time Lapse of Norway Landscapes

Awesome Time Lapse of Norway Landscapes

Here is a fantastic time lapse from Norway by Morten Berg. When you consider that each shot took hours, not including the time getting to each location, this film is an achievement.

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Red: Epic Opportunities for Filmmakers

Red: Epic Opportunities for Filmmakers

It seems that among photographers there are two types: those can be preoccupied with gear, and those that could care less and just concentrate on making images with what they have.

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