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Comparing Final Cut Pro, Media Composer and Premiere Pro by Oliver Peters
First Published by Digital Video Magazine
The editing world includes a number of software options, such as Autodesk Smoke, Grass Valley EDIUS, Lightworks, Media 100, Sony Vegas and Quantel. The lion’s share of editing is done on three platforms: Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro. For the last two years many users have been holding onto legacy systems, wondering when the dust would settle and which editing tool would become dominant again. By the end of 2013, these three companies released significant updates that give users a good idea of their future direction and has many zeroing in on a selection.
Final Cut Pro Plug-Ins You Can't Live Without
By Shannon Hartman
Final Cut Pro X has been around now for over two years, and in that time many developers have been writing plug-ins to help enhance the editing process. The goal of this article is to share with you some of the amazing tools that have been developed to help speed up your workflow and bring some much needed tools back into the application. As we all continue to sharpen our editorial skills with FCP X there are some plugs-in that you just don't want to live without.
Diana Weynand's Video Lab Blog
Her Adventures at sea on the USS Vinson and the new FCP X book
We see it all the time – men and women throughout America, just doing their jobs. Most of us are part of that cycle. We bustle to work, apply our skills, come home to family, and enjoy being part of a community.
The U.S. Navy has a unique community of its own, and it’s called a United States Ship, or USS. Standing 20 stories above water, and at about 333 meters in length, the USS Vinson is close to the height of the Chrysler building in New York, or the Eifel Tower in Paris. On my stay aboard the ship, I had the opportunity to watch the citizens, or sailors, of that community at work under the command of Captain Whalen, Captain (XO) Slaughter, and Commander Master Chief Pickering (left to right).
For the past ten plus years, I’ve burned a lot of midnight oil writing, rewriting, revising and editing every single one of the certified Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors books. That position afforded me the opportunity to get up to speed on the new software and then break it down into baby steps for the rest of the world to learn in the most efficient way possible. It’s been a wonderful opportunity to take the lead on this dynamic Apple software app.
Vizzywig Video Editor 5 for iOS - Upgrade
Interview with Michael Zaletel - Developer of Vizzywig
This past week, Vizzywig Video Editor for iOS made a significant update. We had the pleasure of talking with Michael Zaletel of i4software, the app developer about Vizzywig's update and his Fast Camera app too.
Now this past week you upgraded the app. Tell us about that? I believe you now have uploading capabilities to Dropbox, etc. Correct?
The new features include Audio Meter, 24p/60p, Hardware Video Stabilization, HD Multi-Camera with up to 16 devices. The new Dropbox support allows you to upload entire sessions with the finished movie and all source clips and an EDL file to DropBox so that you can easily collaborate with desktop editors and import your edited sessions into Desktop NLE tools like Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.
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Tips for Multicamera Synchronization in Premiere Pro
By Gerard Tay
The Create Multicamera function in Premiere Pro is a very useful function. Besides using it to synchronise multi camera shoots, you can also use it to synchronise second system sound production. Here are some tips to get it to work better.
Premiere will force the order of the camera based on the selection order. This also means that if you named your clips in a particular way and you use the appropriate sorting order.
Premiere will use that information to sort out the camera order in the multicamera sequence. So if I select clip 2 followed by clip 1, and then create a multicamera sequence, Premiere will force clip 2 to be camera angle 1.