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My editing notes updated again Wed Dec 7

Look for Mike’s Editing Notes. Latest update Wed dec 7

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Using Photoshop to resize images

-100% Rule: determine what the tightest framing of a picture will be without scaling the picture above 100% in FCP or AVID. Do this: -open the picture in photoshop -make the Info palette visible -set options to Pixels -select the … Continue reading

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Transcribing Windows & MAC

Download the free Express Scribe software on any windows or mac machine where you want to transcribe. It lets you playback at variable speed for easy transcribing. You can also use all kinds of USB pedals. Prep in FCP for … Continue reading

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Pulling video from web pages.

When you need YouTube video’s or any other video’s from websites for editing. Do this: (for PC or Mac) 1. install the latest Firefox browser 2. install the Download helper add-on USE this link if you google it, you will … Continue reading

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TIMING & STORAGE

How long do certain postproduction workflows take. Using 2×3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 2008 Mac-Pro. COMPRESSION: 90min same as source DNxHD-145, 1920×1080, 108GB to H264 640×380 1GB > 3hours EXPORT: Flatten 30 min DVCPRO-HD from a RENDERED! timeline >1/3 Realtime … Continue reading

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