Another prayer answered? Only last week I was talking about the need to buy some video editing software and Apple go and release their updated pro offering Final Cut Pro X. Watching the online overviews it all looks very intimidating for a novice like me. It took me ages to get to grips with the handful of Photoshop commands I use and this looks no easier. At the moment I use iMovie but there are inconsistencies in the way it operates that irritate me. Some clips I can cut paste and move around the timeline no problem. Yet try it again with another clip in the same project and it develops a mind of its own and refuses to behave. I get similar problems adding titles and changing fonts. I could also do with a better colour correction tooI because I only ever shoot using auto white balance on the camcorder. It usually does a good job but when it’s wrong it’s very wrong. Reading the criticisms, and there are a lot of them, about this new version of Final Cut Pro, people are referring to it as iMovie Pro and saying it has been dumbed down big time. I suppose this makes it more suitable for a duffer like me but I’m going to hang back a bit and see if its approval rating increases as more users put it through its paces and understand the changes better.
Over the last couple of years I have been a really good boy and resisted all, well most, hardware temptations. Working in the toy industry, sorry IT, means I get to see a lot of fancy gizmos but most of it leaves me cold. Recently though I’ve had my grubby mitts on the iPad and all of a sudden I’ve developed a credit card itch. I keep coming up with reasons why it would be a good idea to own one but to be honest they are all pretty weak and I should just admit to needing a bit of retail therapy to cheer myself up. Retail therapy? Fuck off you’re a bloke. Oh come on, there’s nothing wrong with getting in touch with your feminine side once in a while.
Well the new format website has been running for three months now so time to assess it’s progress. Using the ubiquitous WordPress software has made the site look more professional but at the expense of making it appear like every other photo blog on the web. Content? I’ve always been a boring stick in the mud sort of cunt so very little chance of improvement to be had there. I’m still not getting to grips with the movie updates which appear to be the most popular posts according to the stats. Must do better methinks. The number of hits I’m getting is going up, which is nice, and it always amazes me that some of you have been returning to checkout the updates on SNAPSHOTS of GIRLS for most of it’s long (over ten years) life. I salute you gentlemen.