Heh - double oops on me then
Seagate or LaCie?
Agreed. Glad I'm not the only one. The way the timeline works can be a shock at first but once you really go for it it shaves hours off the process. And the exports are SO freaking fast.
The other reason for this is that when editors are learning in film schools, oftentimes their work is poorly edited in that it is too long. It has a lot of shoe leather and fat in the cut. One of my students the other day turned in a 9 minute cut that was so fatty, she eventually trimmed it to 5 minutes without losing anything.
So a lot of editors are taught to trim the fat and make their edits as lean as possible. But then what they are not taught is how to put some of that stuff back in and make the scene breathe according to the emotion of what's going on.
I love FCPX. Truly. I really love it. It has made me faster as an editor, it has allowed me to just edit. I'm never fighting the software. It's great.
BUT GODDAMMIT GIVE ME OMF/AAF EXPORTING TO PRO TOOLS OR I WILL STAB SOMEONE.
Only two of these are editorial mistakes, and of those two, only one is a genuine skill editors need to learn (good timing). I was hoping a video like this might talk about J and L cutting instead of cutting each shot on a line, or edit density, or too much fat in a scene.