I’m not only an amateur with respect to video and video editing, but I’m still cutting my teeth on Final Cut Pro X. As a result, I’m not exactly the most efficient editor out there. In particular, until recently I was very inefficient when applying color correction and audio qualities to multiple clips. I would go through each clip, one by one, and apply those settings, even if the settings were identical from clip to clip. Last night, I stumbled upon a better way, which is how you seasoned editors have probably been doing it all along.
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I’ve recently gotten back into video editing, using Final Cut Pro X on my Mac. I was having a hard time keeping my workflow straight when I had several edits going on at once. Had I remembered to add a title? Had I rendered the Master File? Had I archived the library? Was it safe to delete the files? Over the past few weeks, I’ve been refining my workflow into an OmniFocus template that I use as a checklist when I edit video.
I’ve caved, and bought the new iPad. I’ve found it to be quite capable as a rudimentary photo and video editing tool. Due to the lack of a file system in iOS, though, getting videos from other devices onto it can be a bit problematic. Since I have an Android phone, that was one of the first problems that I wanted to solve. Here’s the method that I use, that could work for you, too.
Every once in a while, there is a shining light in the multitude of promotions and solicitations we receive at 40Tech — something that we feel is definitely worthy of being passed on to our readers. This is one of those times — at least we hope so. We want you to tell us.
So here’s what we’re going to do: We’re going to give you a link to some free stuff (that only works until Nov. 6th, so get on it now), and offer up some license codes to more free stuff. You can try them out — and keep them — and then let us know what you think. We’ll combine your feedback into a “multi-author” blog post, and let you tell the world if the WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and WinX Blu-ray Decrypter software is worth their time.
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, according to the promo email, is:
…your must-have for enjoying an unforgettable Halloween and the upcoming holiday season. If you have family videos shot by camcorders or interesting movies downloaded from the Internet, you can then, with the help of this software, burn those videos to DVDs or put them on your iPhone/4S, iPad, iPod, PSP, PS3, Xbox, Android, Blackberry for playback on the go!”
You can get this for free (normally $50), without any sort of weirdness or hoops to jump through, by heading to the WinX DVD Giveaway Page. Again, the giveaway ends on November 6th, 2011, so don’t wait on it. Do it now. The activation code is right there on the page. Just don’t forget to activate it before November 10th, 2011.
For the WinX Blu-ray Decrypter, we only have 10 license codes, so we have to default to the old “be the first 10 to comment and ask for it” model. First come, first served, no exceptions. If you like the idea of backing up your Blu-ray discs, then jump in and let us know. Oh, and the software needs to be activated before November 15th, 2011, for the code to be accepted.
Once you’ve tried the software out, please do send us an email or add a comment to this post, and tell us about your experience. You can also hit us up on Twitter or Facebook, or chat up Bobby and Evan on Google+.
We’ve all watched music on YouTube, whether it was someone performing, someone teaching, or someone just goofing around. The site has so much content on it that sorting through it all would be more than a full time job. Kutiman had a vision, though — a vision that took multiple unrelated videos, distilled them into perfectly matching clips, and mixed them all together to create entirely new tracks. It’s amazing! A little insane, too… But the body of work that he has put out since 2009 may literally smash your mind into little pieces if you think about it too hard.
Check out the video below — it is the original ThruYou track. Below that, I’ve embedded ThruYou-03: I’m New, which is equally awesome, and below that, the most recent offering, a jazzy number called My Favorite Color. Dig it, Cats — and hit up the ThruYou site or the Kutiman YouTube channel for more!
Enjoy and have a great weekend!