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Computer Hardware, Video Editing

Head to Head – 2014 vs 2015 Macbook Pro for Video Editing

I found this great video from a post in one of my favorite Facebook groups, Moving to Adobe Premiere Pro. Max Yuryev did a great job comparing the editing performance of the current Macbook Pro with AMD graphics vs last years model with Nvidia GPU. For me the results were not surprising at all. For Read More

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By Gary, July 22, 2015

Video Editing

Xto7 grows into XtoCC We recently renamed Xto7 for Final Cut Pro to XtoCC (Creative Cloud). I’d like to explain why we did that as some people have expressed some disappointment in the change. Naming an app (software application) is never easy. Ideally it should be easy to remember and relevant to what it does. Ideally it would Read More

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By Gary, June 29, 2015

Video Editing

It’s not about the NLE, it’s about telling stories

In this excellent article Scott Simmons talks about being and editor, which means being a story teller. The tools you use are an important part of your workflow, but they do not define you or your craft. Limiting yourself to just one NLE could limit some opportunities for you down the road, because you need Read More

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By Gary, June 23, 2015

Video Editing

Oliver Peters gives us an NAB update on NLEs

I had the chance to chat with Oliver during the Avid Connect event at NAB. He has long been one of my favorite writers / bloggers or our industry. In this great wrap up article he gives us a round up look at what’s new with Adobe, Avid, Apple and other NLE vendors. digitalfilms by Read More

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By Gary, May 29, 2015

Video Editing

beActive entertainment tells us how they cut on FCPX

We’ve all heard the stories about FCPX. How it was originally seen as iMovie Pro and how Apple has made steady improvements over the years.  Now it’s making real inroads for movies and boradcast TV. Here is the story of  beActive’s  ‘journey’ from hating FCPX, to it becoming his company’s edit system of choice. Read More

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By Gary, April 9, 2015

Video Editing

I Am Not My NLE!

AOTG by I’m going to start this article the way I respond to people when they ask what NLE I use. “It is irrelevant what NLE you use. The general public will not go to a movie or watch a TV show and say, Wow, that was cut on [Insert NLE Here]. They will say, Read More

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By Gary, March 18, 2015

Video Editing

Why Should Final Cut Pro 7 Editors Consider Adobe Premiere Pro CC?

By Larry Jordan One of the most popular questions I get asked is: “I’m using Final Cut Pro 7. Should I buy Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut Pro X?” Let me start by saying both applications are used by professionals around the world every day. Both are made by excellent companies, with devoted Read More

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By admin, July 28, 2014

Video Editing


The by Jeff Bartsch Recently, I saw an article posted on how a news station in Detroit is using Final Cut Pro X as its house editing system. A proponent commented about some of FCPX’s genuinely professional features that supported that shift, and a long-time Avid user commented underneath: “Sounds like more bad FCP Read More

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By admin, July 18, 2014

Cool Gadgets, Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing

GoPro Workflows for Editing Pros

Creative COW by Shane Ross GoPro Hero cameras are everywhere lately. It seems like there isn’t a production I am working on that doesn’t utilize this camera in some way. They are mounted in cars to either see the driver and passengers, or aimed at the road. They are mounted on back hoes as they Read More

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By admin, June 17, 2014

Tutorials, Tips & Tricks, Video Editing

Video Editing Time Lapses

AudioMicro by Kes Akalaonu The job of a video editor is a very challenging and intense position that sometimes is overlooked by the audience. It is their job to weave hours of footage into a coherent and comprehensive piece of art that is enjoyed by the masses. Most people wouldn’t understand the work that goes Read More

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By admin, June 16, 2014

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