Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/17/14 12:03:47 PM

Download a Free Cheat Sheat of Final Cut Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts

Editor Matteo Curcio has published a free, downloadable cheat sheat of keyboard shortcuts for Final Cut Pro X. The attractively designed 3-pager has basically any editing shortcut you could want divided by functionality. Download the PDF here. (via  

03/17/14 12:03:47 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/13/14 12:03:17 PM

Tips for Color Correcting Skin Tone

Larry Jordan has gathered together some handy tips for color correcting video. He writes, "If you ask a colorist what they do to make actors look good on screen, they’ll tell you that they just watch the monitor and make them look 'right' for the scene. While truthful, that advice doesn’t help the rest of us that don’t have their experience at seeing and adjusting color. The purpose of this article is to give you some guidelines you can use to fix color problems to help your actors look 'normal.' While every actor looks a bit different, if you have a color problem, these guidelines will help you fix it." Read the full story here.

03/13/14 12:03:17 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/13/14 11:03:18 AM

A Review of the CalDigit T3 Thunderbolt Drive

Cinematographer and editor Erik Naso reviews the CalDigit T3 Thunderbolt. As a 4K shooter, he writes, "I need the fastest storage I can afford to edit in real time." He says of the hard drive, "I like the CalDigit T3 a lot. It’s nice to look at as well as screaming fast for demanding large files. Having the extra bay is a nice touch if you want both speed and one swappable disk you have that option. With Thunderbolt the bottleneck of pushing and reading files is over until the next storage media gets even faster." Read the full story here.    

03/13/14 11:03:18 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/13/14 10:03:18 AM

LaCie Ships Thunderbolt 2 Portable Drive For 4K Video Editing

Cupertino, Calif. — Seagate Technologies has expanded its premium LaCie line of portable storage products for use with Apple computers with Thunderbolt ports. The new LaCie Little Big Disk, featuring two Thunderbolt 2 ports, delivers read/write speeds up to 1,375MBps and is being marketed specifically to professionals who edit 4K video in the field. The portable drive has twin 500GB PCIe Gen 2 solid-state drives for 1TB of storage. In addition, the two Thunderbolt ports allow daisy-chaining to another Little Big Disk. By connected both drives in parallel to any new Mac Pro series, computer transfer speeds can be pushed up to 2,600MBps, 10 times faster than any mobile USB 3.0 hard drive on the market, according to the company, making it possible, for example, to transfer 300GB of 4K video footage in less than three minutes, LaCie said.

03/13/14 10:03:18 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/12/14 10:03:11 AM

An Intro to Sorenson Squeeze 9

In the below tutorial, Streaming Media Producer's Jan Ozer introduces you to Sorenson Squeeze 9 and explains the features that distinguish it from other desktop encoders. He also showcases a workflow for the encoding software. Watch below.

03/12/14 10:03:11 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/11/14 02:03:12 PM

Sony and Panasonic Developing Archive Disc Format

Sony and Panasonic have teamed up to develop "Archival Disc," a new professional-use optical disc standard. Explains RedShark News, "Currently the Optical Disc Archive system uses cartridges containing twelve Blu-Ray discs with a maximum capacity of 1.5TB per cartridge. The new format under development will be called "Archival Disc" and is expected to achieve a capacity of 300GB per disc (3.6TB per cartridge) by summer 2015 with further development leading to discs with 1TB capacity so expanding the capacity per cartridge to 12TB." Read the full story here.

03/11/14 02:03:12 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/11/14 11:03:39 AM

2014 Will See Better Content Thanks to Shifting Workflows

What will 2014 mean for content creation? FCPWorks' Sam Mestman thinks that an ever-lowering barrier to entry will fundamentally shift workflows. He writes on, "Alright, so we finally got all the new toys we’ve been waiting for. A new version of OSX, FCPX, Resolve, XSAN, the Mac Pro, and a new flavor of Thunderbolt. Things are different now. I think the real question is, how is all this going to change the way that we work? Just a couple years ago, Firewire, USB 2.0, and ESATA were the standard. None of those ports even exist on modern Mac hardware for editors anymore (Retina, iMac, or Mac Pro). With all the new gear, features, and processing power, it seems to me that it would also make sense if some new ways of doing things were now available as well. Honestly, I think all of the pieces are in place now for a fundamental change in the way content is created."

03/11/14 11:03:39 AM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/10/14 05:03:14 PM

Watch This Year's Oscar-Nominated Editors Discuss Their Craft

Moviola was on-hand to tape the 14th annual Invisible Art/Visible Artists event where, on March 1st, all of the year's Oscar nominated editors discussed the art of editing. Hear Jay Cassidy, Alan Baumgarten, Crispin Struthers (American Hustle), Christopher Rouse (Captain Phillips), Mark Sanger (Gravity), Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave), and Martin Pensa (Dallas Buyers Club) discuss their craft. Watch it here.

03/10/14 05:03:14 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/10/14 03:03:34 PM

Working with Adobe Premiere Pro on the Apple Mac Pro

In the below video, Adobe's Dave Helmly walks through working with Adobe Premiere Pro on Apple's new Mac Pro. He writes on his blog, "I’ll start off by saying that this New Mac Pro is pretty amazing given its size. If there is an award for a size to workflow power ratio this machine would wins hands down...I’ve been reading various blog articles on the performance of this New Mac Pro and decided I should share some of my findings and do a quick video blog showing what I’m seeing and testing." Watch below and read more here.

03/10/14 03:03:34 PM

Added by Sarv Kreindler--Creative Planet Network, 03/06/14 12:03:49 PM

Backing Up in Final Cut Pro X

In the below short video from MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin and Mark Spencer go over an important feature for any Final Cut Pro X editor to consider: backing up. Watch below.

03/06/14 12:03:49 PM