How To Professionally Work Between Multiple Editing Platforms

September 28, 2022

Special Guests Scott Simmons and Jonny Elwyn join Joey D'Anna and Patrick Inhofer to discuss moving between NLEs as a professional editor.


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Office Hours: September 8, 2022

Mixing Light Contributor Joey D’Anna and special guests Scott Simmons and Jonny Elwyn join host Patrick Inhofer in leading a Mixing Light Office hours discussion. Today‚Äôs discussion includes:

  • What has grabbed our attention recently?
  • On Overview of Mixing Light’s new All Access membership level
  • Deciding which NLE to specialize in
  • How to get fast at editing while moving between different NLE systems
  • Plus: A video question about the DaVinci Resolve > ProTools workflow

Table of Contents

(bold = member question)

  • 00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:49 – An overview of the new Mixing Light All-Access membership level (releasing October 1, 2022)
  • 04:28 – Joey: Color restoration of nitrate-based film
  • 12:32 – Should a professional editor learn multiple non-linear editing systems (specifically, DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro)?
  • 13:13 – Scott: The differences between FCP and Resolve
  • 16:04 – Jonny: His experience on FCP and the case for learning Avid
  • 19:45 – Jonny and Scott talk about their current work situation
  • 22:31 – Joey talks about his editing background, experience, and his tactic for easily moving between editing platforms
  • 27:51 – Joey shares a ‘war story’ that helps explain how he learns different NLEs and the value of working on a job, with a deadline, to help you get up to speed
  • 30:15 – What about using the default shortcuts for each NLE?
  • 32:00 – Scott: The foundational editing commands and taking a different approach than Joey toward keyboard shortcuts
  • 35:00 – A discussion about common default shortcuts and if/how you should modify them
  • 37:13 – Jonny: How he maps his keyboard and his mental approach to this topic
  • 38:30 – Discussion: Editing with the mouse vs. editing with the keyboard
  • 40:10 – Patrick makes the case for using each NLE’s default shortcuts
  • 42:46 – Keyboard mapping in DaVinci Resolve
  • 43:52 – Patrick asks the panelists: Do you think it’s a good idea to be a specialist in one particular NLE? Do you call yourself a Avid/Premiere/FCP/Resolve editor?
  • 49:56 – Discussion about the integration of Resolve and FCP
  • 51:33 – Stephan W.: For feature films or television series being delivered to ProTools, should DaVinci Resolve be avoided?
  • 53:38 – Joey offers advice on ProTools delivery from Resolve (and finishing, in general)
  • 55:22 – Discussion about the specific type of ProTools export to use within Resolve
  • 56:13 – Scott: Opines on using Resolve for large editing projects and the difference between editing in Premiere and Resolve
  • 57:40 – Jonny: The importance of testing your workflows before committing to them
  • 58:55 – Patrick asks about ProTools exports from Resolve with Linked Audio Tracks: Does it work?
  • 60:41 – Scott: Premiere has a similar ‘merge clip’ workflow that will destroy ProTools exports
  • 62:44 – Conclusion

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