From: Flick Harrison (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Apr 20 2009 - 12:59:19 PDT
I just taught a workshop for the Pacific Cinematheque and NFB with
teens on the north end of Vancouver Island.
We used Final Cut Pro and I was surprised at how easily they picked it
up and how few problems they had.
I will say, though, there was a near-fatal problem on output day (of
course). A simple thing, one team shot one shot on a 24p camera,
somehow the timeline got set to a 24p setting, and so it became a
nightmare to output to DV tape for the final screening. Many
scratchings of heads later, it kind of worked out okay if not
perfectly (stuttering video, not so visible on a de-interlaced LCD
projector) but it was a reminder that FCP is fraught with dangers.
This was with the available computers, not the latest greatest either
in hardware or software. Setting up a media lab with expensive
software also means you have to budget for updates forever, or face
rickety stuff later on.
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