Commemorating in Final Cut

I spent Tuesday evening doing some experimentation as I tried to create a personal commemoration of the Eagles Super Bowl win.

I had a recording of the game, but not in a format I could export with any sort of ease. So I decided to play around with my G7, and a tripod, to see if I could get a reasonable transfer off my iPad. It worked rather well. The angle of the iPad, when set on the smart keyboard cover, reduced any glare off the screen, and I was able to angle the camera to capture most of the screen. Once I realized I should just focus the camera manually the picture was very good.

I only wanted the video highlights of the Eagles’ fourth quarter go ahead drive, and the events which followed. For audio I was inspired to sync the highlights with “Going The Distance” from the Rocky II soundtrack 1. When I got to final play I knew I wanted to lay in Merrill Reese’s call of the win.

Creating the montage was a lot of fun, I found the clips I wanted to sync at certain points of the track, then went through and cut in other video appropriate to the beat. It was a great exercise to practice with Final Cut. Unfortunately, I can’t share the results with you because the whole thing would be ripped from YouTube in about thirty seconds.

But it was a lot of fun to make!


  1. It’s been playing all over town since Sunday. 

3 Thoughts

    1. I lived in exile in Massachusetts when the Patriots started winning. It was torture. I’m sure we can figure something out.

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