Creating Optimized Media in Final Cut Pro X

first_imgFor video pros, transcoding recorded media is a necessity. Let’s learn the different ways in which we can create optimized media in Final Cut Pro X.If you use Final Cut Pro X often, then you know it can handle a wide range of media formats (a list of which can be found on Apple’s support site). But you may not know that Final Cut Pro X can actually transcode that same media and optimize it for editing. Let’s run through the different options for creating optimized media within FCPX.Why Create Optimized Media?With many cameras now capturing footage in resolutions beyond standard HD, the file sizes of this media are growing rapidly. It’s great that FCPX can natively read a format like RED RAW, but editing with raw footage can be cumbersome. In order to make things easier on yourself, utilize optimized media and transcode that media to ProRes 422, which will increase performance while editing, as well as increase render time. Here’s a quick refresher in optimized media and proxy media from John Lynn.How Do You Create Optimized MediaThere are a couple of ways to create optimized media in Final Cut Pro X. The first is through the standard importing process. You can also optimize your media after import or while dragging and dropping your media into the NLE.Standard Import OptimizingAs seen in the video above, optimizing your media during the standard import process is pretty simple. Go to File > Import > Media, then navigate to where your media is stored, and then select what you want to import. Before finalizing the import process, make sure to check the Transcoding option that reads Create Optimized Media.Optimize After ImportIf you’ve already gone through the process of importing your media and forgotten to create an optimized version, don’t worry.  You can still make this happen. What you’ll need to do is head to the Final Cut Pro X Browser and select the desired clips. Once you’ve done this, simply select the Transcode Media shortcut and select the Create Optimized Media.Optimize During Drag and DropIf you’re the type of editor that just wants to drag and drop the media you need into an Event or Timeline, then there is an option for you as well — but it will require you to make some adjustments to the Preferences of the software. Just head to Final Cut Pro > Preferences in the Menu Bar above. Once you are there, head over to Import, where you can make adjustments to your import settings. Just remember… if you choose this option, all media from here on out will be optimized until you turn that option off.Now you have the power to create optimized media in Final Cut Pro X. Hopefully this will speed up your edit and render time, making you a more efficient video editor.Was this Final Cut Pro X Quick Tip helpful to you? Have you had success using optimized media in FCPX? Do you prefer proxy media? Tell us about your experiences in the comments below.last_img read more

Touch Football Victoria Announces New Director of Referees

first_imgSally brings with her a wealth of knowledge and the ability to work with referees, players and administrators at all levels within the sport. Sally’s appointment is the first in TFV’s plans to redevelop a number of its Technical Panels over the next six months. Sally replaces Leigh Bryant who has been the TFV Director of Referees for the past two years. TFV would like to take this opportunity to thank Leigh and his previous panel members for their dedicated work over this period. Leigh will still remain involved in the sport to referee and help develop new referees at the grassroots level within our competitions.Over the next month, Sally will be working with the State Executive Council (SEC), the TFV office and participants within the sport to develop a Referees Panel for the next two years. This panel will be developed in line with the National Framework, with five key areas to develop the sport. Sally will be working with the National Referees Panel under the guidance of Greg West to improve the quality of our referees and help deliver referee retention and recruitment programs in Victoria.After forming the TFV Referees Panel, Sally will be spending time within the Touch community to canvas information that will help take the sport to the next level within the State. The advisement provided by Sally and the newly formed TFV Referees Panel will be instrumental to the growth and support of Touch in Victoria.last_img read more

Former Vessel Captain Convicted of Oily Waste Dumping

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Leiplaw The former captain of the fishing vessel Native Sun was found guilty of discharging oily waste directly into the ocean, thereby violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships, the U.S. Department of Justice informed.The government alleged and proved that Randall Fox, one-time captain of the Native Sun, discharged bilge slops from the vessel directly overboard into the ocean using unapproved pumps and hoses.One of these discharges was video-recorded by a crewmember, who reported the crime to authorities.Following a three-day trial, Randall Fox faces a maximum of six years in prison and a criminal fine of up to USD 250,000.“Today’s (April 5) conviction shows that illegal dumping in our oceans will not be tolerated,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeff Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD), said.Other evidence at trial established that the Native Sun had repeatedly pumped its bilges in the same manner depicted in the video. Bingham Fox, the defendant’s father and the owner of the Native Sun, was convicted at trial of related crimes a year ago.The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships prohibits the discharge of bilge slops and other oily mixtures, unless they have been properly treated using approved pollution prevention equipment and meet rigorous standards.last_img read more

TV vets Nicholas Campbell and Daniel Kash join cast of Jerusalem

first_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter Philip Riccio, co-artistic director of the Company Theatre, is also in the cast as are several Shaw and Stratford Festival vets, including Diana Donnelly (Shaw’s Dancing at Lughnasa), Michael Spencer Davis (Stratford’s Timon of Athens) and Katelyn McCulloch (Stratford’s Treasure Island).READ MORE Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement A couple of veteran TV, movie and theatre actors are joining Kim Coates in the Canadian premiere of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem.Toronto native Nicholas Campbell is known for Da Vinci’s Inquestand Da Vinci’s City Hall on TV, Through the Leaves and Festen onstage, and Goon and Cinderella Man on film.Montreal-born Daniel Kash has appeared onstage in Toronto, Stratford and New York, as well as in films like Aliens and RoboCop, and TV series including The Strain and Orphan Black. Login/Register With:last_img read more