Archive for April, 2012

Final Cut Pro X Workshop Tonight April 26, 2012 In Boca Raton, Florida

I know this is a little last minute, but my film society is presenting a Final Cut Pro X introductory workshop in Boca Raton, Florida, tonight, April 26, 2012 from 6 to 9 PM at America’s Production Company. FCP X certified instructor Jeff Fortune is the presenter, and Palm Beach County Filmmakers has teamed up with us. Get all the information plus directions at Palm Beach Film Society’s site.

Editoid Allows Final Cut Pro X Users To Automate Part Of Their Editing

This is really interesting… Editoid from iMageneering/Imagenharia in Brazil created an app that can help automate your editing in Final Cut Pro X, especially with reptitive editing like similar projects. It uses keywords to create templates, which will switch out footage for a new project via FCP X’s XML. Here is how it works:

1. At Final Cut Pro X’s project library, select a project and export its XML, saving it inside Editoid’s templates folder. Editiod watches that folder and automatically creates In and Out folders for each template.

2. Select a Final Cut Pro X Event and export its XML, saving it inside the In folder for the template to be used. Editoid watches all templates In folders and automatically creates a new Project XML for each Event XML in the folders.

3. Now, simply double-click the generated Project XML in the template’s Out folder and Final Cut Pro X will open it and show the generated edit.

Check out the Editoid quickstart guide; there’s a 30-day trial, and the cost is $149. Find out more at iMageneering’s site.

Hat tip: and Ben Balser

Adobe Launches Creative Cloud, CS6

Here are details on the launch. Macworld has a great breakdown about the Adobe Creative Cloud/CS6 and a “what-you-need-to-know.”

Adobe’s press release:

SAN JOSE, Calif. —April 23, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Creative Cloud™, a radical new way of providing tools and services* that will change the game for creatives worldwide.  A subscription-based offering, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for making, sharing and delivering creative work and it is centered around a powerful release of Adobe Creative Suite® 6 software (see separate release), packed with innovation across its industry-defining design, Web, video and digital imaging tools.


SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 23, 2012 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the ultimate toolkit for design, Web and video professionals with the unveiling of the Adobe® Creative Suite® 6 product line and Adobe Creative Cloud™ (see separate release). Powerful new releases of 14 CS6 applications and four Creative Suites – Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design & Web Premium, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Standard, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium, and Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection – drive home Adobe’s continued innovation across creative markets. A new subscription-based offering, Adobe Creative Cloud, will provide users with the ability to download and install every Adobe CS6 application* announced today.  Creative Cloud also integrates Adobe Touch Apps† into everyday work, introduces cloud-based sync and store capabilities, and powers the publishing of apps and high-impact Web experiences.

More on Adobe Creative Cloud.

Radical Media CTO Evan Schectman Talks The State Of The NLE

This is a must-see as’s CTO Evan Schectman goes to Tekserve to discuss the current state of the NLE. in New York City recently went all-in with Final Cut Pro X, Evan knows his stuff.

You should also check out his first look at FCP X from last summer. (Hat tip: Ray Sigmond)

NAB 2012 Coverage, Including Blackmagic’s Cinema Camera

I wasn’t at NAB, but the company I work for, Doddle, was. Here’s all the coverage from NAB 2012, including the surprise announcment of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. That one is a bit of a gamechanger, at least for Blackmagic Design, known mostly for their terrific capture/output/monitoring devices and DaVinci Resolve/Lite color correction software. Back to Final Cut Pro X posting shortly.