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Videoguys' Thoughts on FCP X 10.0.1 - Apple's First Update to FCPX

On 9/20/11 Apple released their first update to FCPX 10.0.1. While it shows some progress, it doesn't address the main issues and reasons that many Pros have left Apple for, to switch to Adobe or Avid. In fact, the Videoguy says that the most important part of the update is not included in 10.0.1 at all. rather, it is a note found at the bottom of the Apple update announcement that says Multicam Editing and Broadcast
Quality Video Monitoring are coming in early 2012.

Click here to read more of the Videoguys’ thoughts on FCPX 10.0.1


Updated Videoguys' System Recommendations

Intel Core i7This summer our techs took a close look at the recommended systems page and made some updated recommendations based on their own personal experiences and the feedback received from our customers.

They're still not ready to recommend Sandy Bridge or the Asus P8Z68-V Pro motherboard yet for advanced editors. So, if you think you are going to be using an advanced NLEs such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, Grass Valley Edius 6 or Sony Vegas Pro 10/11 with hardware I/O and /or a RAID, they recommend you stay with an Intel Core i7 Hex core.

However, If you plan on using one of these NLEs for DV, HDV or tapeless workflows like AVCHD or DSLR footage; and you do not plan on adding an I/O card, than Sandy Bridge is well worth consideration. If you use consumer level video editing apps like Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Movie Studio, or Adobe Premiere Elements than Sandy Bridge is a very good choice for you too.

We are going to keep watching Sandy Bridge and the newest chipset, if it meets our expectations, we will begin our DIY9 build around it. That said, I really want to see a Sandy Bridge motherboard with integrated Thunderbolt!

Click here to read more of the Videoguys’ Updated System Recommendations


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Everything You Need to Know About Getting Started in Video Editing

It's easier and less expensive than you think!!

When we began publishing this article over 8 years ago, the world of video was much more limited. DV Camcorders were over a thousand bucks (analog VHS and Hi8/8mm cams had just hit the under $500 level) and although you could shoot in several formats, the end result was almost always the same - producing a VHS tape that you could watch. Affordable DVD burners had just hit the market and we were in the middle of a format war. Web video was limited to postage stamp sized clips with choppy play back. HD video was something that only the networks could afford!

My oh my, how things have changed. Today we watch video on so many different screens - Big Beautiful flat screen HDTVs, Smart Phones, iPads, and our laptops and computers. HD footage is everywhere, and we can shoot and record HD video with camcorders, phones, webcams, DSLR cameras and personal HD recorders.

Click here to read the full article or share it with a friend interested in video editing


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