It's now no secret that ITV4’s 2014 highlights coverage of the Tour de France was made by a team of editors working on Final Cut Pro X.
A production of this scale and quick turnaround had never been tried before on FCPX. Four edit suites with new Mac Pros connected to a 70 TB Xsan. All producing a highlights show on air on ITV4 at 7pm every day for 21 days. And with the Tour starting in the UK in Yorkshire and our output also being live on ITV1 on Saturday and Sunday afternoon to millions of viewers, the pressure was certainly on.
So enjoy our biggest FCPX user story of the year so far!
Unfortunately for us on the right side of the pond, the scheduling of the the Final Cut Virtual User group doesn't really work for us. Good job they have just posted the recording of last nights meeting!
A follow-up to probably one of the most read FCPX articles of 2013, Sam Mestman returns to Bulgaria. On the eve of the release of Expendables 3, how did the EPK on FCPX edit go? He also reports back as one new feature film gets cut on both Avid and FCPX at the same time - which one finishes first?
Producing a promo for the largest sporting event in the world takes some organising of footage, especially when the client wishes to build multiple virtual video walls. Joe Castellano edited the ESPN spot using FCPX and Motion before the final promo was finished in Flame.
Alex Gollner takes a look at Apple's recently granted patent that details how multiple editors could work on the same timeline. He's done the detective work discovering what might become true collaborative editing.
Take a group of dancers, three years and the ambition to push the boundaries of pole dancing and you have the ingredients for a good feature length documentary. It turned out that FCPX was the ideal tool for the edit.