Pieced together from Canon 7D footage taken at the Grattan School in San Francisco, this edit was made solely for the purpose of testing out Final Cut Pro X. I simulated 8mm film grain using the free footage generously provided by a fellow Vimeo user (see here: vimeo.com/38137957) and employed free light leak footage generously provided by these guys (vimeo.com/vfxfootage). Overall I found that FCPX provides a quicker and more intuitive editing interface than FCP 7 (ignoring the lost features which have been discussed ad nauseum on the interwebs).

As far as workflow goes: the Canon 7D footage (all shot with a EFS f2.8 17-55mm lens) was shot at 720p, 59.94 FPS (H.264), and then imported into FCPX where I conformed the footage to 24 FPS and edited in ProRes 422 (proxy) (generated by FCPX on import). The final edit was then exported from FCPX as ProRes 422 (HQ) and then transcoded to H.264 for upload to Vimeo using MPEG Streamclip. The only error in this process (I believe) was conforming the original footage from 59.94 FPS to 24 FPS instead of to 23.98 FPS, which I think would have resulted in slightly fewer dropped frames in the final output. Otherwise this workflow seemed to work flawlessly. You live, you learn.

The video features myself, my friend D.J. Cool and some kid and his dad who kept creeping into the frame. Music by Blackalicious, "The Fabulous Ones" (itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-fabulous-ones/id6809971?i=6809935).

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