Final Cut Pro X 10.1, @philiphodgetts, @alex4D, #FCPX

I know, nothing new as of late this afternoon, its been out now for almost a whole day and I’m sure the Twitter-verse is in full force in its comments. I’ve been absent from Twitter today due to actual work so I haven’t been following the inevitable love/hate conversations that usually follow these things.  The two articles I have read though are worth your time if you have an actual dog in this particular fight, or just the casual reader interesting in post production.  Philip Hodgetts always has a good thorough rundown, and Alex Gollner as well gives it a good breakdown.

While I haven’t had a chance to poke around in the new shiny update myself, I am looking forward to this…

Image capture from Philip Hodgetts post, for the record.

Image capture from Philip Hodgetts post, for the record.

I’ve long been waiting for a slightly quicker way to switch between Optimized and Proxy media, especially by way of a keyboard shortcut.  While I didn’t get the keyboard shortcut, at least its not in the Preferences anymore.  This is one of Final Cut Pro X’s strong points, its sort of Offline/Online workflow and the relative ease in switching between them.  Along with a bunch of other interface/editing tweaks, the bigger thing I’m looking forward to digging deep into is the Libraries and new media management tools.  Now to get the update… waiting on the IT department for that… :-/

Back to work.

Frame Rate Slug-fest.

I thoroughly enjoy the banter between Brian and Tom over at Frame Rate on the Twit network.  On a weekly basis, this tech podcast provides me and a host of other geeks out here in geek-land our fix of industry news related mostly to content delivery and distribution. And done in a generally amicable manner.  But this week, I thought it was all going to come to an end.  I was sure Brian was going to walk off his set, wash his hands of Tom once and for all, or the other way around.


Not really.


I’ll probably write more about where I weigh in on this debate these two had in the near future, but suffice it to say, the slug-fest was regarding Netflix being courted as an option to be added to Comcasts cable tv offering, and oh my did the sparks fly… at about 3 minutes in…