“This February (2015) I covered the successful Skinny Dip World Record in Australia,” Matt Holder writes for fcp.com. “I had covered the attempt last year which fell short by 60 skinny dippers so I had a pretty good idea what to expect.”
“One of my roles was to supply evidence to the Guinness Book of World Records,” Holder writes. “This meant that I had to provide a continuous locked off shot of all the (clothed) contestants being counted as they entered the beach area (I dedicated my GoPro and mini tripod to this task, taped up to a pole) as well as another continuous shot off the tripod of the actual skinny dip (The GH4 covered this in 4K).”
“FCPX being the magical software that it is, makes the import and organisation process a doddle. Not having to build image sequences with my GH4 timelapses saves a lot of time. The GoPro time lapses need a little bit of love. I usually build and animate them in Motion as you can just point Motion at a file of folders and it will interpret them as a single image sequence,” Holder writes. “It goes without saying that Apple’s FCPX ‘synergising’ with my iMac 27 inch makes the edit experience flow like butter allowing me to experiment with edits and be creative in a very organic fashion… This synergy occurs when you have a dedicated company developing both hardware and software together and its benefits are not to be underestimated. The fact that I can smoothly edit 4k timelines off my Macbook Air when I’m on the road is further testament to this.”
Read much more, and see the video, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s Final Cut Pro X is indeed “magical” software. Only Apple, which develops both the hardware and software, can deliver such results — and that’s the naked truth. Ba-dum-chhh!