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Bill Davis
Fodder for discussion...
on Jul 11, 2016 at 6:20:02 pm
Last Edited By Bill Davis on Jul 11, 2016 at 6:25:12 pm

It's been a bit quiet here - so here's food for discussion.

My friend Alex Gollner posted from London about one BBC Presenter switching to an all-digital multi-cam production package based around iDevices and FCP X to do his field reports. The reporter involved shortened "Mobile Journalism Diet" into the hashtag MoJoDiet to blog about his slimmed down approach to story capture and delivery and what he's doing sure looks massively different than the 4 person (producer, sound, camera, talent) TV crews of my long ago youth.

Here's the description from Alex's link...

Douglas Shaw, BBC business presenter and journalist, is continuing his Mobile Journalism Diet. ‪#‎mojodiet‬ means recording all his interviews and pieces for use in BBC news programmes and TV shows using mobile technology.

One of his latest reports on the BBC News website was shot using three mobile devices at once - with Final Cut Pro X used to edit the footage as multicam clips: https://twitter.com/dougalshawBBC/status/752408738422747136

The report is currently number 7 most popular video on the BBC News website.


And the beat goes on.

Creator of XinTwo - http://www.xintwo.com
The shortest path to FCP X mastery.

UPDATE: Oh God, I forgot the obligatory "YES, OTHER PROGRAMS CAN DO THIS TOO" - I certainly know how sensitive everyone is that we follow every utterance of "this thing is good" with an instant acknowledgement that yes, other things are also good. Because - well - because, I guess.


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Neil Goodman
Re: Fodder for discussion...
on Jul 15, 2016 at 3:44:28 am

What is there to discuss really?

Cool story but did i think the video was well shot or cut? - not at all.


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Bill Davis
Re: Fodder for discussion...
on Jul 15, 2016 at 10:40:28 am

Forest -trees.

If the only way to get the story is to send a 3 person crew out dragging $100,000 worth of gear as we needed to a few years ago - it doesn't get told. Now it does.

You nor I nor the guy in this piece may be the ones to crack the code on what a one man band 3 perspective video piece needs to be to make sense, but now that the tools are there, I trust that somebody will.

It might not even BE news features. It might be training. Or webcast auctions. Or live Pokemon Go "hunt reports" or what replaces that in a year. Who knows.

All that's sure is its getting easier, cheaper and more capable to do ever more sophisticated productions with less. Less crew. Less investment. Less wire. Less power. Less hassle.

They won't be as slick or careful or as valuable as what they are replacing - until they are.

And then the folks who didn't ignore them will, like the best quadcoptor pilots out there now, have an advantage over the folks who ignored the change.

And so it goes.

Creator of XinTwo - http://www.xintwo.com
The shortest path to FCP X mastery.


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Shane Salk
Re: Fodder for discussion...
on Jul 15, 2016 at 6:54:16 pm

Hey Bill, I hope this is not irritationg, but i actualy tracked you down because of a post you made a few years back Ha. https://forums.creativecow.net/thread/344/10188

In your first reply you mentioned "Open it and you can drag and drop as few or as many of your selected clips as you like into the project. Since the Magnetic Timeline assembles them automatically, no editing is required unless you were sloppy with your Trimming in the EB. Then the Share Menu lets you export them as standalone files"

I cant figure out where the Export Standalone files thing is.

I am working on a project which requires me to cut up 2-5 sec clips out of 2-5 MIN long clips. What i have been doing is creating favorites in the clip menu and doing my edits there. THEN taking all the favrets and putting them in the time line and im trying to find a way to export all those clips as individual files. I found a program that works really well for this, HOWEVER, with the codex that original files are in sadly when i up load them to the website i need to, the clips change in length (i can go in to more detail on that if you care.)

BUT in short! is there a way to export each clip in a timeline as a separate file? you seemed to say there was but im confused. :D thanks for any help you might be able to give me.


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Bill Davis
Re: Fodder for discussion...
on Jul 16, 2016 at 12:17:37 am

Hi Shane.

If you truly need to batch export individual clips directly from an X storyline out to the finder level there's a tool called Primaries Exporter can batch process these automatically.

Check it out here: http://www.primariesexporter.com

There are also ways to generate FCP XML exports that let another editor use your defined keyword collections and apply yhem to cloned masters masters if that's a better fit.

There might be other ways to set up something via free Apple Automator utility, but I'd need to better understand what you are trying to accomplish to help you more.

Drop me a line if you want to explore more.

Creator of XinTwo - http://www.xintwo.com
The shortest path to FCP X mastery.


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Michiel de Leeuw van Weenen
Re: Fodder for discussion...
on Jul 16, 2016 at 4:15:17 pm

I work always alone but for me this more shows why it's not a good idea to film on this way. It looks pretty horrible. Why not take a better camera, only for the reason of being 'light'. A c100 isn't big....


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