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Question For The Peanut Gallery

September 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I got an email which I would like to run by my intelligent readers. I hope you have a solution for Jenny. Here is her problem….
I am running Mac OS X 10.5.8 2.5 GHz Intel Core Duo with FCP 5.1.4, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM with 2 exhdd one running time machine […]

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Troubleshoot This

September 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A friend and fellow filmmaker came across this in Final Cut Pro and wanted to know if anyone has come across this. I’ve not heard of this and wanted to reach out to my readers to see if any of you have.. Check it.
We captured all the tapes and footage and logged it […]

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Vote For Corporate Assassin

June 9th, 2009 · No Comments

I need your help voting for Corporate Assassin in 2 categories for a web series competition. You can vote once in each category.
Look for this poster…
1) Comedy Category
2) Long Form Category
Thanks and please help spread the word. This is a huge opportunity. If selected, it will have a chance to be developed into a […]

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Final Cut Pro Quick Tip: Select Track Tool

April 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Final Cut Pro Quick Tip: Select Track Tool from Andy Coon on Vimeo.
This is a great tool. You can select 1 or all tracks in front or behind the area you need to edit and move the tracks without manually selecting all the tracks. I explain it a lot easier in the video.

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Filmmaker Needs Our Vote For a Job

February 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Jeremy Wallace, a reader of this blog and I can say a friend of mine is applying for the “Best Job in the World.”
The Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef is a newly created position. There are a few minor tasks that need to be taken care of, but the most […]

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Filmmakers I Need A Favor

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

I need HD footage of a locked down shot of a remote beautiful beach. Anyone have any footage they would like to donate to me for an episode of The Corporate Assassin, I’d greatly appreciate it. I only need roughly 5-10 seconds of footage. Asking on here is my first option. […]

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Why Does HDV Suck in Final Cut Pro

August 25th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Why? Can anyone give me a reason why capturing HDV always crashes the log and capture and the timecode breaks so easily. The only setting that I can use without any worries is the Apple Intermediate Codec. The problem with that codec is the same as the HDV, it breaks the video […]

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Canon HV20 Accessory Adapter Shoe… Help!

June 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I have a Canon HV20 and I want to put my Shockmount on it. The only thing the Shockmount base is too big and can’t fit on the camera’s adapter shoe. Does anyone know if there is a shockmount that will fit the Canon HV20.
Here is the HV20 Advanced Accessory Shoe

The butt of […]

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How To Format FAT32 USB 2.0 Drive For The Mac

May 23rd, 2008 · 39 Comments

I don’t know why these hard drives are formatted like this but it is killing me. My brother ordered a 1TB Western Digital My Book external hard drive for The DotMatrix Project, and it came formatted as a MS-DOS (FAT) or better yet a FAT32. FAT32 is formatted so Mac and PC can […]

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FLV In Final Cut Pro

March 15th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Bevan, a recently graduated independent filmmaker in South Africa asks… “Apart from frantically finding out where i fit in in this world, I am trying to import flv files into final cut pro or find a way to convert them into something that final cut pro is happy with.”
You cannot import FLV files into Final […]

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