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Wednesday
Feb032010

I've been cyber robbed.

Ever hear of Final Cut Tips? Its a web site that has, well Final Cut Tips. So, tonight I'm following links on Twitter and I find this site and its always interesting to see other peoples video tutorials online... So I look at one about about keyboard shortcuts. Then the next one I look at is all about how to convert 5D footage...

I think, this will be interesting. I'VE done a tutorial about how to convert 5D footage. I wonder how it compares... well... except for the aspect ratio of the file, ITS EXACTLY MINE... Not like, "oh look, they did my tutorial" (I've seen that too...) but they took my file off of YouTube, they recompressed it, they screwed up the aspect ratio, (mine was HD theirs is 4X3) and then they put their logo on it. TACKY.

Now, besides the thing is stealing views from MY site, I take GREAT offense to the fact that the borked the aspect ratio.  I take great pride in stuff like that and spend a lot of time dealing with the best ways to show Macs online.

Oh and the worst part about it, (actually the aspect ratio and the logo are bad) was that there was NO CREDIT, no where on the page. 

They even took my comments and tags from my YouTube post.

So anyway... if any of you have ever done any tutorials onlline, you may want to check this site... they obviously have no shame in stealing material.

One more thing... I love sharing cool stuff I've seen online. I link to peoples work all the time. I usually have a few nice things to say about them. So the idea of linking to other peoples work and crediting it to them is fine with me... but this incident is just not cool.

Grabbed from their site tonight.

Wednesday
Feb032010

Tutorial - Faster Audio Crossfades

Audio editing in Final Cut Pro. Those pink dots and rubber bands drive me crazy, especially if you have to move them. This is not so much a feature as a technique that I started using on the Media100 and works great in Final Cut Pro too.

Wednesday
Feb032010

Auto Save Vault in Final Cut Pro

Actually some editors don't like the fact that Auto Save kicks in when you are about to do something but in fact it may be a real blessing that its been bugging you ever 30 minutes (or so) if you crash in the middle of a big project and you have not developed the "Save All Twitch". (Command-Option-S)

Wednesday
Feb032010

Another great longboard video

I worked all afternoon an FCP tutorial about audio crossfades and while its processing, I thought I'd link to this video, another cool longboard video. Basically these are long form commercials and frankly, they are working. I'm seriously shopping for a longboard. Not that I'll be able to ride like these kids.

Wednesday
Feb032010

Canon 7D Longboard Ride... Beautiful

Great look yes... amazing rider... but the shooter isn't that shabby either... I'm dying to know how many times they road the hill to get this amount of coverage. I really enjoyed this.