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Waveform Art Filter

The Waveform Art filter is a thoroughly useless piece of code for Final Cut Pro pre-X, that basically takes your image, and puts a crappy version into your waveform monitor. Try it out To try out the Waveform Art filter,

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Add file types to Compressor Droplets

Compressor Droplets can be extremely helpful- but recently I ran into an annoying issue with them. You can’t just drop any file on to the droplet- this is a good thing if you accidentally drop, say a text document, on

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An April Fool’s Joke for FCP

If you’re still looking for that perfect April Fool’s Day joke, this may be just the thing you are looking for. Imagine this- your hapless assistant editor is editing away, la-de-da, when all of a sudden they come across an

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Readable Timecode Window Burns in Compressor

One of my clients does a lot of shooting, and needs rather quick turnaround on timecode window burns. We could set up the DVD recorder, and play out through the Kona card, but that is real time, and occupies an

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Making XDCam duplicates with correct timecode

Recently, I’ve had to make duplicates of XDCam Masters from a variety of different media- some XDCam, HDCam, DVCPro. Now, making XDCam masters is a pain, especially when you have 100’s of clips on a single disc. There’s no quick

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Visual Enhancement Pro Filter

I’d like to announce “Visual Enhancement Pro” filter. Visual Enhancement Pro in itself is not a revolutionary plugin- it simply is a reapplication of the state of the art technologies used by CSI units and top secret spy agencies. It

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Quality of blank DVD media

You’ve heard warnings of bad DVD media, most likely. But how can you tell whether your stack of DVDs is a dud or good? Evidently, you can’t tell by a brand- you have to do some sleuthing to see if

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