Motor Press Guild
We found early on in our beta-testing phase that Lumberjack is invaluable for logging footage from the cameras and sound recorders during conferences. Not only will the Favorites logging give you a head-start on a highlights real, but Lumberjack string-outs let you easily compile additional edits across multiple sessions.
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This was a very simple conference. We set up with a GoPro for video and H1N(s) for audio, and keyworded it with Lumberjack.
After the media was ingested into Final Cut Pro X, the audio and video were used to create a multicam clip (on audio).
XML from the Event was exported and round-tripped through Lumberyard.
When the project was returned to Final Cut Pro X, everything came in ready to go with the keywords in place for the editor!
The GoPro is a perfect time of day reference when used over WiFi. The iOS and Android GoPro apps set the time on the GoPro to the Atomic Clock with one button tap. This ensures at least one accurate time source.
Lumberjack System's Lumberyard app considers the time from the first angle in a multicam clip so if the GoPro is the most accurate source (having been set at the shoot) then make sure the GoPro is the first angle in the multicam clip when you send the XML to Lumberyard for processing.
You can change the order of angles once the XML has been imported back to Final Cut Pro X.
If you wish to use backLogger for multicam footage, log the clip that will become the first angle. Lumberyard will apply the logging to all clips in the multicam clip.
There a whole lot more detail on using a GoPro for accurate time in a Help Page of that name.
Within the four keyword categories used in Lumberjack System, the focus of logging will change, depending on the nature of what is being logged.
With Interviews, the location, person and activity (an interview) will remain relatively static, but the Other Keywords will be used to log the content of the interview, as topics change.
With Panel discussions, the topic (Other) Keywords will change slowly, but the Person will change as each panelist tackles the topic.
This is why the single column view in the iPhone version of the iOS Logger works so seamlessly.
In this instance, we tested a shoot with the Motor Press Guild on the Queen Mary using two cameras, one of which was a GoPro set on timelapse and an H4N for sound. The GoPro is a perfect time of day reference and when we created the multiclip in FCPX, exported our XML, round-triipped it through Lumberjack back to our project, everything came in ready to go with the keywords in place for the editor! For more information on using Lumberjack for CONFERENCES, click HERE. For a detailed explanation on how to do this click HERE.
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