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What's this all about? Well, that's a question I'm probably not even qualified to answer. I guess it started off because I had nothing better to do, but turns out that I kind of like it. So when I'm not working for The Man I like to take pictures, make videos and write about whatever else might seem like a good idea at the time.

From dragon boating to mountain biking, to road trips and travels overseas - this is me trying to enjoy life. Clock out at 5, eat, drink and don't forget to smile a lot.


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Wednesday, October 5

Testing the waters with Final Cut.

So I've begun my dive into Final Cut Pro X and while things ain't exactly gravy, I shot some video with my SLR for the first time and did manage to knock out a 2 minute video in roughly 4 hours. I followed the usual process and although most of the trouble was just trying to figure out how to use the new interface it wasn't overly painful.

Maybe it's because of the oversimplified "Share" settings but after exporting/rendering my video to H.264 (which was ultra fast btw (apparently background rendering is great)) I laughed my ass off was happy with the result and uploaded it to YouTube. Unfortunately, when I went to watch it the audio was totally jacked. While it plays fine on my computer, something happened when YT processed it and the sound is all crackly and distorted. What up with that?

I don't know what this has to do with but it's pure cheese...

More on FCPX tomorrow...