“At last year’s FCP X World in London, people were dazzled by watching London-based commercial editor Thomas Grove Carter of Trim Editing cut together an Audi commercial live. The speed with which he conducted the edit was mesmerizing….
… But FCP X, with its magnetic timeline and the powerful tools packed into its browser, is built for lightning-paced cutting—you just have to know how to use it!
As I see it, there are two standout techniques involved in Thomas Grove Carter’s process:
Mastery of three-point editing (and its keyboard shortcuts)
Mastery of FCP X’s browser-based system of organization and labeling…”
Apple is poised to release the first iterations of its high-end production-ready Apple iMac Pro, boasting the choice of 8, 10 or 18-core Xeon processors, turbo boost up to 4.5GHz, up to 42MB cache, up to 128GB RAM, up to 4TB SSD data storage and up to 3GB/s throughput with latest generation I/O including 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports, 40Gb/s data transfer and 10GB Ethernet.
Any version of the iMac Pro can form the basis of a multiple display graphics, photography or video workstation with the attachment of up to two RAID systems and two 5K displays via its four Thunderbolt 3 ports at rear, allowing you to work on a 44-million pixel machine.
Twelve South – HiRise Pro for iMac & Displays – I have been needing stands like this for the editing machines on my standing desk to get them up to the right level. Twelve South states that there is a “soft supple leather valet tray on top of the stand”. I have been told that the “leather” is, in fact, vegan leather. Non-vegan leather’s extreme cruelty to animals, its liability to equipment-destroying mould infection and its environmental irresponsibility mitigate against using animal leather in any photography and video production equipment and I hope that all manufacturers will follow Twelve South’s fine example.