Focal Point To Post FilmLogic
preview of Final Cut Pro plugin available at Show Biz Expo
says it will post a beta of its FilmLogic plugin for Final Cut Pro
"in the near future." It's also giving a preview of the
software at the Show Biz Expo in Los Angeles this weekend at its
booth. FilmLogic can work with Final Cut Pro to produce film cut
lists without the need for EDL match-back. Negative cut lists, optical
lists, pull lists and dupe lists can all be exported directly from
the Final Cut Pro application with the assistance of FilmLogic.
this month Focal Point announced version 2.6 and 2.6 LE for the
Macintosh. FilmLogic LE is an entry-level version of FilmLogic that
cuts out several features of the full version and is priced $900
less. The LE version is intended to be used only for generating
film cut lists from EDL match-back, according to Focal Point. With
the LE version of FilmLogic, users can match back to an Edit Decision
List and generate cut lists, dupe lists, pull lists, scene lists,
missing lists, and audio EDLs . The one list that cannot be generated
by the LE version is the optical list.
The LE version
also does not support manual logging into the database, so film-related
data has to exist as a log that can be imported into the database.
Users can export batch capture logs and Avid Log Exchange files
from the LE version of FilmLogic. The LE version does not support
plug-in integration with non-linear editing systems, nor does it
support the Reverse Telecine feature for restoring an NTSC captured
digital clip to the original 24 frames per second.
with non-linear editors like Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. The
full version can read telecine transfer logs directly into an online
database, which doubles as an electronic codebook, or data can be
entered manually. It can be used to remove the extra video fields
inserted by the 2:3 telecine pulldown and return digitized clips
to 24 FPS. It can also link up the database to digitized clips and
store a snapshot from each clip in the database. FilmLogic can produce
a negative cutlist, optical list, pull list or dupe list. In addition
to 24 FPS editing with Premiere, FilmLogic works with 29.97 FPS
(NTSC) and 25 FPS (PAL).
LE is available for $395. The full version is available for $1,295.
For more information or to download a copy, go to http://www.filmlogic.com.