So I've been wanting to start getting into making videos recently as part of my whole reinvention of Write Lighting, but working with iMovie was really depressing. So I decided to spend the 300 bones to get Final Cut. Now I know there was a huge outcry over the latest installment of Final Cut a while ago, but I heard Apple had made some really nice improvements that alleviated some of the problems it had. I honestly couldn't tell you one way or another if it's any better than it was prior to the current version. All I can say objectively is that it's definitely a major improvement over iMovie '08. Yes, iMovie '08 was what I was using before I bought FCPX. Depressing, I know.
So anyway, I'm still floundering my way through all of the little quirks of FCPX. I think I've got most of the basics down. While the gigabizzle (1GB) sized file was downloading in the background, I dedicated the next indiscriminate amount of time watching Youtube video tutorials on the basics of how to manipulate my videos. Then I spent another decent amount of time, once it finished, messing around in the program itself without actually creating anything. Once I hit the effects, it was over. I got lost perusing, what seemed like at the time, an endless amount of effects and audio loops.
I did actually end up making a video, albeit taking a lot longer than it probably really should have. I'm in the process of placing the final touches and by tomorrow sometime I should have it live on Youtube. Until then, stay tuned for more blogs, comics, videos and other content.
~~Writing Light Across The Land~~