Monthly Archives: February 2018

FCG159 – FCPX Events – Part 2 – Folders with Benefits (feat. Thomas Grove Carter)

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In this ongoing discussion about FCPX Events we speak with Thomas Grove Carter. Thomas is a bit of a rockstar in the FCPX community. Known for his blazing fast edit demos at NAB he truly understands his edit platform of choice. Thomas starts his explanation of FCPX events saying they are like Folders with Benefits, what does he mean by that?

Credits for Episode 159
Executive Producer: Brad Balfour

Chris Fenwick – – @chrisfenwick
Thomas Grove Carter – – @thomasgcarter

FCG158 – FCPX Events – Part 1 (feat. Scott Simmons)

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The Final Cut Pro X file structure is often complained about and rarely fully understood but one part is probably the MOST confusing and that is the Event. What is an event? How should it be used? In a white paper published recently by Apple, they described the event like this.

FCPX Media Management White Paper –

“An event is similar to a folder that can hold clips and projects. You can easily copy or move clips and projects between events to organize them. An event might represent a day of shooting, an episode of a dramatic series, a location in a reality show, a portion of a wedding such as the reception or ceremony, or a series of edited projects.

Using an event as a “collection” that can be handed o to another editor or an assistant on the team is a good use of the library model. For example, an assistant editor can create an event for a day’s dailies and hand this over to the primary editor, and the editor can create an event containing the cuts for a scene or reel of a movie to hand back to the assistant. “

On this episode I’m talking with Scott Simmons from Nashville and we’ll hear how Scott uses Events in his daily workflow.

Kyno by Less Pain software. This is the utility that Scott mentions that he uses to keyword footage before he imports into FCPX.

FCG157 – The Blame Thrower (feat. Steve Miller)

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Back for his third appearance on the show, my good friend Steve Miller and I discuss the new iMac Pro and more importantly what it means to the whole Apple Community. Steve gives some expert tips on monitoring how your computer is working and we revisit the eGPU world and hear Steves final word on the idea of attaching additional GPUs to your Mac. Also… is Steve switching to Windows?

“Festoon: In modern English the verb forms, especially “festooned with”, are often used very loosely or figuratively to mean having any type of fancy decoration or covering.”

Credits for Episode 157
Co-Executive Producers: Brad Olson & Geoffrey Orthwein

Chris Fenwick – – @chrisfenwick
Steve Miller – SteevCo Industries

FCG156 – Adopted Events (feat. Brad Balfour)

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Ok, we’ve all done it. We get started, we gather our materials, and suddenly, we find ourselves over our heads and we just want to talk it out. On this episode of The Grill Brad Balfour discusses his multi camera project and we go over some strategies that he could put into place in order to simplify his workflow.

We also take a brief look at Switcher Studio Pro.

Credits for Episode 156
Executive Producer: Bruce Tambling (
Associate Producer: Mike Williams

Chris Fenwick – – @chrisfenwick
Brad Balfour – @bradbalfour