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Markers or Metadata - The Debate!

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David Lawrence
Markers or Metadata - The Debate!
on Apr 27, 2017 at 11:42:02 pm

One of FCPX's great strengths is its metadata-driven organizing tools. They're so good I've built logging workflows around them, even though I like cutting in Premiere Pro. But depending on your work style, visual/spatial organizing may be just as powerful or even better.

Vashi Nedomansky is a Premiere Pro ninja who popularized the "pancake" method of stacked timelines. Check out his NAB presentation where he talks about his edit workflow for a new feature shot in 6K. At about 17 minutes in, he discusses his logging method and why tags and metadata do not work for him. It reminded me of the conversations we were having six years ago about spatial workflows vs. FCPX's metadata workflow. Seems to me Vashi falls heavily into the spatial camp.

h/t Simon - who started a thread on Vashi's talk here:

So what's more efficient? Markers or metadata?

David Lawrence

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