Originally Posted by digitalclips
OMG I just got Splash Remote thanks to your link. It is on a special offer price too. To heck with FCPX, I'm running the real Final Cut Pro 7 on my iPad no problem!
Thanks for the link. Seriously, Splash Remote is the most amazing thing I have ever played with. I can now litterally do anything on the iPad!
I just took a screen shot of my iPad's screen running Aperture on my Mac on the iPad and saw the image via Photo Stream appear in a few seconds ... It's like a mirror in a mirror in a mirror .... This is mind blowing.
I understand that you're not a convert to FCP X...
But, I have been fiddling around to try and understand how it works, advantages, etc...
So here's something I did:
1) turned OFF background rendering
2) created an empty event on external drive (Promise Pegasus Thunderbolt RAID)
3) created a new project on the same drive
4) setup the event to import files by reference (do not copy files just link to them) -- no transcoding, no analysis, no nothing!
5) imported several files from my iDisk... yes, I said iDisk
With me so far?
So, I've got 12 clips with about a GB of data stored on my iDisk.
The space used on my local Pegasus drive for both project and events is less than 80 MB -- yes, 80 MegaBytes.
In FCP X, the clips show up in the event browser where I can do pre-edit work (metadata, collections, rate shots, rejects, rough-cut ins/outs...)
So, I start editing...
Everything plays, is editable, add effects, transitions, color corrections, titles, transforms, Ken Burns yadda, yadda, yadda...
I am editing fricking video that doesn't even exist on my computer
-- it's down at the bottom of some iDisk well, being streamed by what usually performs like a D.C. Hayes 300 Baud modem... I never render... just edit.
But, it edits as if it were on my built-in SSD.
I don't understand all I know about this... yet...
Nor do I appreciate all the implications...
But there's something pretty profound about this...
I am connected
at the same time...
I am doing complex manipulation of files that don't exist [on my computer]...
And I am doing it with speed and ease!
...And it's fun!