- Controlling Apple's
Color As Fini moves into specializing in color correction,
we kept hearing about outboard control surfaces and how they
substantially increased productivity. In January 2008 Fini invested
in one of these devices and we kept a day-by-day diary on our
thoughts and experiences. This article is an outgrowth of that
diary, detailing our initial experience and our conclusion as we
try to separate hype from reality (spoiler: reality resembles
- Avid vs Final Cut Pro: 2006 This is
the second update to an article written in 2002. It compares Avid
to Final Cut Pro. You can find the 2004 and 2002 editions
here and here.
- For other interesting
perspectives on this issue, Frank Capria of Kingpin Entertainment
looks at Apple and Avid from a business perspective. For those who want more feature comparisons,
My Editblog adds some great "Small Stuff" tidbits in
"Avid vs. Final Cut Pro. My take." Both of these are worth a read.
- ProResSD 4:2:2
Tested In this weblog posting, we put ProResSD to the
test. Using a typical workflow involving color correction and
multiple generations of layoffs and captures, we try to determine
if Apple's new ProResSD codec is truly a "finishing codec". We
compare it to 10bit Uncompressed and DV.
- How to Prep
Your FCP Project for Finishing Weblog posting with
step-by-step instructions for prepping you FCP timeline for
finishing and color correction. If you don't want (or have the
budget) to re-digitize all your material (which is the preferred
workflow), then this article will help you move your material from
your drives and onto ours.