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Giggin' for Adobe.

OK… its official… I’ve actually been asked to do a live presentation for Adobe on November 15th at noon California time.  I’m not totally sure where you see it or how you log on… I’ll find that out when I know more but it should be fun. (I seriously feel like they are gonna wake up and say… “Wait…WHAAA??? Who invited this guy to the party?”)

Turns out i’m just “the opening act” for the big hitters. Richard Harrington will be hosting Day 2, Collin Smith, is hosting Day 3 and the headliners of Karl Soule and Kevin Monahan will be hosting Day 4

Looks like they have something on the Facebooker you can check out there. (I’m not a fan of Facebook).

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Reader Comments (12)

Go Chris, go!

I'm sure you'll be the perfect lead-off hitter.

- patrick

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Inhofer

Wow that is cool! I bet a lot of people are interested in the experience of switching from FCP to Premiere. I just installed my new video card today and it freaking rocks! I can play back in the preview window full res of the edits I am making. My new 240 GT card that only cost $75 is making me smile.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDave Dugdale

Go, go, go and show em the axe.
Tell em the quirks you found (and showed) in your X2PPro series.
We need improvements with the next update release.

Much luck!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThomas

That's awesome! I'm sure you'll pick up a lot of fans.

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSam Brown

Dave... $75 bucks... THATS amazing... no such 'bargain' in the Mac world... gonna cost me about $1200 me thinks...

thanks for the support... been watching your site too... you should have shown the click by click when you did your Chroma key demo... keep it up.

November 7, 2010 | Registered CommenterChris Fenwick

Thomas... I think I'm gonna get into the gamma shift issues that plague FCP>AE>FCP roundtrips... it turns out it is a deep deep problem and PPro has a very elegant solution.

November 7, 2010 | Registered CommenterChris Fenwick

Hey Sam Brown... I think i knew a Sam Brown in college... are you the same one? or an impostor...?

November 7, 2010 | Registered CommenterChris Fenwick

"lead off" is good??? we'll see, I think its gonna be a fun experience and I've put WAY more time into prep then I had planned on... oh well.. I hope your site is going well... Check out "" people... you won't be disappointed!

November 7, 2010 | Registered CommenterChris Fenwick

Congrats, Chris! Two wins in one: Adobe presentation lead-off + Hurlbut Visuals HDSLR bootcamp footage to show off, too. You'll set the tone for the rest of the presentation. Just maybe, just maybe I'll make the switch. Yeah. Still sitting on the fence :)

November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarl

Come ON Carl... you of all people should know by now that your HDSLR footage will NEVER look better than when you cut it in Premiere Pro CS5

November 8, 2010 | Registered CommenterChris Fenwick
Hey Chris,

Can you share with us why you switched back from Premiere to FCP?
January 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlex
Alex... it is a long and complex story and I've touched on it in many places. Perhaps this link tells most of the story.

Suffice it to say, Back in 2010, I was the first hard core FCP guy to suggest that we, the production community take a closer look at Premiere, and at the time, I was convinced it was indeed the best choice. Because of a small list of issues, many of which are hard to describe, I decided I had to move on.

So now, in the beginning of 2014 and basically all of 2013, I've been preaching how all ya'll needed to take a serious look at FCPX again, CERTAINLY after the 10.1 update in December 2013.

As we stand NOW... I've found that FCPX is a better tool for me.

Its Faster...

It moves between machines better...

Less of the "Cacheing file mystery"

and in a more nebulous way... it made editing FUN again.

I also feel that in its current configuration, that Premiere is really just Final Cut Version 8, and in that way I DO believe that FCPX is way ahead of Premiere. This code has legs... the structure of the app is going to last us another decade and Premiere is feeling like a bit of a house of cards... TO ME.

that being said, there are plenty of good people cutting nice pieces on Premiere and truly the dynamic link to AE is fantastic. However, I used AE every day, and there are tutorials on this sight explaining HOW I do that.

Ultimately you have to decide for yourself, but I'll tell you this... if you want to work with ME... you're gonna have to use FCPX. Its that simple and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
January 13, 2014 | Registered CommenterChris Fenwick

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