All the small things

Posted on November 7, 2005

Even though I haven’t posted anything in quite a while I’ve been producing video at a steady stream especially during and right after the recent vacation week in NY.

Until this weekend I’d only ever finished video projects in iMovie. I had tried using Final Cut for a few but when push came to shove I just wanted it done and fell back on iMovie “just this one more time” in order to get it done in a reasonable amount of time with everything I wanted in it.
What kept me from going FC all the way was not knowing how to do what I already know how to in iMovie and the steep learning curve associated with FC. I have bought a beginner’s book on FC, but never decided to go ahead and take the plunge.

So this weekend I decided to just go nuts and try it out and I must say I’m quite pleased. My goal at this point is not to do any fancy stuff with it, I’m simply aiming at using it just as I do iMovie, because limited as the later is, I know how to get almost everything out of it and when I get to that point in FC, then I can evolve at my leisure. And of course, if you want to learn how to use something just stop stalling and use it! So that’s what I did and I’m quite pleased with the results so far. I see a future not that far off where I’ll revert to using iMovie while in road warrior mode (FC on a G3 900MHz iBook is not very appealing to me) and Final Cut as my main editing platform at home.

So other than that I tried to get my latest photos into some kind of order but being sick didn’t help at all so not much got done on that front.

Also, on the whole personal site ball of wax, I’ve been looking with longing eyes at bloxsom for quite some time and this weekend I got another run at it. Some day, some day…

Oh and my ADSL wireless modem/router decided to go nuts and require a hard reset to start working again, so a part of my time was spent happily (not!) restoring it’s configuration from memory (and through a great deal of trial and error, of course). What do you mean configuration backups? Well yeah, now I have them… :-)