This blacker than black comedy is some of the most fun I’ve had in my career working as an editor.
So satisfying. Once again teaming up with my great friend Clayton Jacobson we were able to mould a riveting story with razor sharp edges into existence.
All editing done collaboratively in Final Cut Pro X. It really showed the power of this amazing NLE.
Within 24 hours of filming I had rough cuts done and all timecode rushes up on Frame.io (another amazing tool for film makers) so crew could view them on their phones on location.
This was thanks to two wonderful helper apps.
Shot Notes X and Sync and Link
Thinking it would be highly decisive film we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the reactions it has received thus far. Can’t wait for June 21st!
With the latest update to Final Cut Pro Apple has shown that it is serious about giving Pros the features they are looking for in an NLE. Probably for 90% of it’s users FCPX is already a complete package with little more to do.
It’s that last 10% that are still wanting more. The good news is that there is very little left for Apple to change to put FCPX right back where it was before the switch to X occurred in 2011.
Here are the changes that I feel would return Final Cut Pro to a dominant player in the high end professional market.
Advanced Mode which turns on these features:Libraries, Events, Projects change to Projects, Bins, Sequences
Metadata ripple – the option to have any changes made in the browser or timeline ripple through all respective clips. Also the option to modify clips at the Finder Level
Master sequence settings. Set once setting for all new sequences
Customise workspaces a view where workspaces can be set up and saved
Customise/save browser views (create custom columns)
Set ups for guides and grids
Monitor/Audio calibration tools and settings
Ability to set locations of ALL rendered data Proxy/Optimised Media, Analysis files, Thumbnails, Waveforms, Render Files
Proxy mode compression settings, giving users the ability to set a maximum data rate/size setting
Dupe Detection in the Timeline toggle
Viewers to gain position bar, have option to show previous next clip in timeline (for grading)
New Trim mode that includes dynamic trimming
Consolidate media with user defined handle length.
Customisable interface and the ability to have multiple browser windows open at once on more than 2 monitors