The Index does not display title content, only the label for that content.
I fell into a trap this week, spell-checking titles in Final Cut Pro X. I thought I was correcting spelling, instead I was only correcting a list. Be cautious here! As I was finishing last week’s webinar on An Overview of Adobe Audition, I opened the Timeline index to proof-read markers and text titles.
What I discovered is that you CAN use the Timeline Index to correct marker names. But you can NOT use the Timeline Index to correct titles. That’s because the Index displays the name of the title, not the content of the title. (See screen shot.)
So, when I corrected the spelling of “slash” in the Index, it corrected the display in the Index, but NOT the actual text keyed into the video.
So, while I thought I was being efficient in using the Index for spell-checking, in fact, I wasn’t changing anything that the viewer could see.
This discovery meant I needed to reopen the show master, manually review each title in the Viewer, correct any mistakes in the Viewer, then reoutput the master file.
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These two utilities are essential for moving files into or out of Final Cut
As long as you can create XML, you can move your data from one media application to another. However, the XML Final Cut Pro X uses is not compatible with many other applications. While some applications – KeyFlow Pro, Kyno and Axle.ai – support the current version of XML used in Final Cut Pro, most others, including Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite, do not.
Because XML is a core language for moving data between applications, there are two essential utilities that solve this compatibility issue:
SendToX. This converts older XML files into a form that FCP X can read.
XtoCC. This converts FCP X XML files into a form that older applications can read.
As with any migration, common elements – such as media and edits – transfer with no problems. However, proprietary functions – such as color grading or effects – may or may not transfer successfully.
As with all things in media, do a test using your own workflow to determine what works best for you.
Chances are, most people reading this will have some experience in throwing together a demo reel. But as your body of work continues to evolve, so too should the 90-second video compilation you use to represent it.
Here are seven tips to add impact to your demo:
Cut the Fat
Brevity is Key
Play Up Your Niche
Don’t Be Afraid To Show Your Process
Reconsider Your Music
Chase Those Views!
Get a Second Opinion
This article has more details and lots of links. And, for additional help, check out these tips which cover the basics of creating a demo reel.
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On-set video monitors can save time and improve collaboration.
The folks at Teradek, who make wireless video monitors, created a blog illustrating the benefits of wireless video monitors on-set. Not just for the director, but other key production team members as well. Here’s an excerpt.
Wireless monitoring is critical to many roles on set; but let’s face it, not everyone has access to one. In fact, on many productions big and small, priority for monitoring goes to the Director and DP, leaving other critical members to fend for themselves in an overcrowded video village with just a few monitors.
The goal, then, is to find a solution that lets everyone see the shot without having to fight for that premium video village real estate. That’s where personal wireless monitors come in.
The biggest benefit is allowing every member to see the shot so they can adjust their roles accordingly, making for a much more collaborative set. Another is being mobile, allowing the crew to maneuver around set with ease and remove as many obstructions as possible.
The seven roles that could benefit most are:
Hair & Makeup
Clients & Executives
While only a select few people on set absolutely need zero-delay monitoring, by helping to cut production time, you end up saving tons of money.
These six steps keep the chaos at bay while editing interviews.
This article, written by Joe Frederick, first appeared in PremiumBeat.com. This is a summary.
Editors on interview projects face an overwhelming task: reducing hours of footage into just minutes for the final cut. Eliminate that stress with these six steps.
1. Transcription. Getting your interviews transcribed is the best piece of advice I have for anyone cutting these types of videos. There are many, many advantages to getting your interviews transcribed. If the director suddenly wants to find a particular soundbite from a particular interview, you can easily search the transcription for particular key words or phrases. You can also skim through the interviews when away from the edit suite. The benefits are endless.
Before the transcription, it’s worth forming your multicam clips first, if you’ve filmed from multiple angles, so you can drag the multicam clip into your timeline and export the audio from there. That way, the timecode on your transcription will match the timecode of your interview timeline. This is vital if you want to keep your process efficient.
2. Highlighting. Read all the transcripts from beginning to end, highlighting anything and everything that might possibly be used in the edit. I usually open the PDFs in Preview, which allows you to use different colors when highlighting.
3. Create “Good Content.” Back in your NLE, go through all your interviews, cutting out any of your highlighted segments from each interview into a new project/sequence. Essentially you are building an unorganized selects reel. Put a text slide before each clip with the content of the sound bite. By now, you should have a sense of the organizational structure you are aiming for.
4. Create “Good Content Ordered.” Rearrange the selected sound bites into an order that makes sense.
5. Create “Content Cut.” Duplicate your project and rename it “Content Cut.” Because your footage is now in order, you’ll be able to see when you have repetition in what’s being said and can quickly delete it. Then, get busy deleting and whittling down your cut until it’s the length you want your final piece to be.
6. Create “Refined Content Cut.” Duplicate your project file once again and rename it Refined Content Cut. This is where the final finessing takes place.
By taking your project in stages, it helps you feel more in control which allows you to focus more on your story.
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