Saturday, April 14, 2012

Amazing Free Online Toolset for Video and Editors

Michael Cinquin has a pretty amazing page with some handy FREE online tools that you may want to bookmark.

I'm on the road (again) and needed to convert a .srt subtitle file to .stl and his online converter worked beautifully.

Check it out and see if anything is helpful to you and drop him a thank you note if you have the time.

There is help for Final Cut Pro, RedCode, Conforming sounds, Subtitles...and lots more.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Quick Access to Audio Inputs and Outputs

Often I use a USB microphone for quick Voice Overs (for timing) and when I'm on the road I tend to just hook up my Zoom H4N to the laptop and record comments and VO's using it directly into FCP or Quicktime 7.

If you hold down Option while clicking on the volume adjustment menubar item you'll see this:

Instead of the normal volume slider. This is a quick way to access these common settings and get to the the Sound Preferences.

Bonus Tip:

Hitting Option + Volume Up or Down will also take you directly to the Sound panel in Settings.