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#41 of 157 Sam Posten

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Posted June 17 2011 - 12:16 AM

He's backed off on that a bit now:

http://www.larryjord...s/archives/1498


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Posted June 17 2011 - 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Sam Posten 

He's backed off on that a bit now:

http://www.larryjord...s/archives/1498


Sounds like he's backed off more than just a bit.  It will be exiting to see what a bunch of amateurs who could never justify Final Cut Studio (or for that matter have the time/patience to learn to use the thing) will produce with FCP X.  And of course the pros just might do some great work as well.


Speaking of which, I just got a still camera (Sony NEX-5) which supposedly shoots credible video -- i.e. something better than the $4,000 Canon video rig Stephen Soderbergh shot Full Frontal with just a few years ago.  Indeed it seems more pros are turning to "still" camera for their video needs -- from what I can tell Carson Daily is shot strictly with Canon SLRs, at least one episode of "House" was shot with a Canon SLR, etc.  (I didn't get a video capable SLR because we wanted a camera small enough to carry comfortably -- "best camera is the one you have with you" and all that. )



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Posted June 17 2011 - 01:08 PM

Grats on the new cam! Problem with the nex5 is that it's an awful small sensor, going wide is going to be tough and expensive! Great little cam tho, incredible IQ if you can get passed the funky ui.

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Posted June 17 2011 - 02:39 PM

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Grats on the new cam! Problem with the nex5 is that it's an awful small sensor, going wide is going to be tough and expensive! Great little cam tho, incredible IQ if you can get passed the funky ui.
The Mrs. is already complaining is that it is too big (it was supposed to be an easy to carry alternative to our old Canon SLR), so no larger sensor was in the cards, but from what I read, it has a bigger sensor than the "micro 4/3s" format cameras, so it can't be too bad.  I just did some low light photography and the results are fantastic.  Looking forward to some concert photography.


As for UI, they all suck.  That's why I periodically wish that Apple made just about any electronic device.  Don't get me started on Denon receivers which I have been using for 20 years.



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Posted June 20 2011 - 01:17 PM

Hah, I LOVE my Denon but HATE HATE HATE the UI!!!! I may go to a different brand next time if they are still this terrible then!

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Posted June 20 2011 - 01:52 PM

Denon is notorious for its lousy UI. One of the reasons I've bought Onkyo instead. It's got a marginally useful interface :)



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Posted June 20 2011 - 03:05 PM

Ha! And I always thought it was just me who had a hard time with my Denon receiver's UI.


BTW, Sam, that class I'm teaching is a corporate job.  A company I do some DVD work for hired me to teach a few of them to use the software.  Originally it was going to be for FCP7, but they always have the most current software, so we changed it to FCPX.  Also, I think it probably makes sense as they aren't a video company and aren't trying to be, so there's no established workflow as far as editing is concerned.  They have pro-still photography setups and that seems to be a key part to FCPX, meaning the DSLR video formats, etc.



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Posted June 21 2011 - 12:20 AM

Awesome, sounds like where I'm jumping in too, looking forward to stepping up.

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Posted June 21 2011 - 01:00 AM

It's available in the Mac App store now.. $299..  Motion and Compressor are available separately for $50 each. ($49.99) 

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Posted June 21 2011 - 01:22 AM

I'm downloading them now.  I haven't been able to find the Apple Pro Training series on these new apps yet though.



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Posted June 21 2011 - 01:33 AM

It's alive! Larry weighs in: http://www.larryjord...odies/blog.html He's got 88 training movies ready to go right now! $99 http://www.larryjord...6aslhf2768gqkv6 Hhilip Hodgetts has a few posts: http://www.philiphod...ro-x/#more-3704 http://www.philiphod...have/#more-3721 http://www.philiphod...ro-x/#more-3848 More soon. I probably won't get it till friday but excited to start watching the training now. Stupid hotel wifi =(

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Posted June 21 2011 - 01:57 AM

3rd Party resources: http://www.apple.com...tpro/resources/

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Posted June 21 2011 - 02:39 AM

Some big pros (it does work fast) and the look and feel of it is easy to get used to.   It runs snappy on my wife's MBP.


But on the other hand, the loss of multi-monitor workspace supports sucks (IMHO), but I guess this is how it goes.   I see talk of moving bins, but almost every user I know keeps assets and libraries and tools on a monitor and the results on the other..


We'll see.. I'll have to play with it more.   Very polished, nice fast and snappy.


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Posted June 21 2011 - 03:36 AM

Yep and doesn't work on some 2 year old Mac Pros! http://9to5mac.com/2...e Intelligence) You need a $150 replacement card. USAToday (DAMN THEIR ADS SUCK!) has a video interview. http://www.usatoday....l-Cut-Pro_n.htm

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Posted June 21 2011 - 04:57 AM

One thing I haven't seen yet is any support for Timelapse integration from stills.... http://www.macstorie...hands-on-video/ http://www.macrumors...ported-cameras/

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Posted June 21 2011 - 05:09 AM

Anyone know where I can slurp down 2gb worth of wifi in enough bandwidth that I don't kill myself near Dayton, OH? =p

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Posted June 21 2011 - 06:22 AM

Ars weighs in and suggests that FCP7 users should buy now to get up to speed but understand it may not meet all their needs quite yet. http://arstechnica.c...c-app-store.ars I've heard a few 3rd parties are rushing to provide interfaces soon, including Aja and Red Giant.

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Posted June 21 2011 - 09:28 AM

I've been reading all about most of the day.  Steve Martin of Ripple Training has a great write-up for "pro" users at kenstone.net.


http://www.kenstone....ook_martin.html


Because we have an Apple licensing program, I wasn't able to get it and start playing with it today.  That makes sense...


I ended up installing an AVID install instead.  It's about as far as you can to the other end of the editing software spectrum.




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Posted June 21 2011 - 09:31 AM



Originally Posted by Sam Posten 

Yep and doesn't work on some 2 year old Mac Pros!
http://9to5mac.com/2...e Intelligence)

You need a $150 replacement card.

USAToday (DAMN THEIR ADS SUCK!) has a video interview.
http://www.usatoday....l-Cut-Pro_n.htm


That stinks and may cause a problem for us on some of our systems.  Now I have to go check.  Blah.




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Posted June 21 2011 - 02:47 PM

I've been reading all about most of the day.  Steve Martin of Ripple Training has a great write-up for "pro" users at kenstone.net.


http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/fcp_x_first_look_martin.html


Because we have an Apple licensing program, I wasn't able to get it and start playing with it today.  That makes sense...


I ended up installing an AVID install instead.  It's about as far as you can to the other end of the editing software spectrum.


And I guess we know where the leaked screenshots are from now don't we?

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