The beat . A blog by premiumbeat

October 13, 2011 Author:

Editing is a lovely balance of technical expertise, artistic license, and pure instinct. In this post, we’re going to take a temporary step back from this blog’s usual emphasis on the technical aspects of editing in favor of a discussion about art and instinct, as inspired by Walter Murch’s text, In the Blink of an Eye. Read More

When and where to make the cut: inspired by Walter Murch’s In the Blink of an Eye

  • September 30, 2011

    Selective Rendering in Final Cut Pro X

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    Although FCPX’s background rendering function may serve to save you time in your edits, at times you may want to have more control over what renders and when. Disable background rendering and use a shortcut to manually select which clips in your Final Cut Pro X project you’d like to render! Read More

  • September 29, 2011

    How To Bring DVD Video Into Final Cut Pro X

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    Bringing your DVD video into Final Cut Pro X or another video editing application is a quick and simple process! In this post we’ll look at how to efficiently convert your footage using a free online application! Read More

  • September 26, 2011

    How to Use Placeholder Footage in Final Cut Pro X

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    Sometimes, it’s useful to insert placeholder footage in your sequence for video you have yet to shoot or gather. Fortunately, Final Cut Pro X offers a unique Placeholder generator effect, which allows you to customize your temporary video—down to the very last detail! Read More