Final Cut Pro X). I used it a bit for the previous episode, but with considerably less editing than this one. Learned a lot; the next video will be better with the lessons learned being applied up front.
A side tangent from woodworking, but I know some of you do video work as well...
tool-cam" doesn't generate 30 fps like the specifications state... it generates a varying number of frames that average 30 fps on good days... which is odd given it has hardware encoding (ideas?) It makes synchronizing the clips near impossible until I did a lot of pre-processing... the re-editing of the parts I did when scratching my head at all the synchronization issues!
Then the A/C comes in and now have to remember to change the louver setting before recording at it has a subtle effect on the focus. Not something you can see when watching, but something I can see when scrubbing through the video, but it's there.
Motion-5 template for the trivial picture-in-picture effect was having all kinds of problems. The first was that if I save the template without "build-out" markers then add them in after FCPX had opened the template, it won't see the markers; at least this is the symptom I had. Second was a complete user error... I wasn't sure why the PIP window would get placed seemingly randomly. My mistake was forgetting that crop/transform adjustments on the compound clip where I was applying the filter actually take effect after the template despite the order I did the edits. I think my frustration with the other issues kept me from seeing this one.
Now that I have more confidence in using Motion 5 templates, I'll start adding in some nicer titles and effects to make things more interesting to watch or add better clarity to a (rambling) explanation. Until this simple PIP effect could be solid, I had no intentions of getting fancy!
On the positive side, memory management in Mountain Lion is much better; Lion leaked like a sieve if you used any large software (FCPX, iMovie, XCode). Also once you learn FCPX and Motion-5, you can do nearly anything; FCPX gets used to edit motion pictures so it's that capable. It's overkill for a family vacation video... for that, the $14 iMovie is a smokin' deal.
As for the toolcam, it works but I don't like how finicky it is for white balance and lighting; though I have all automatic modes turned off, it still has some light gain issues. May look for a new real camera since this dual-camera mode seems to work well; it seems worth all the extra editing work so I'd like the video to be equally worth it!
Now comes the question: do I get a cheaper digital camcorder as the toolcam or do I upgrade the one I have thus turning it into the toolcam? Whomever thought woodworking was a great way to liquidate excess cash hadn't yet started down the video path...
Okay, just felt like saying all that :)