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 on “Commemorating in Final Cut

  1. You enjoyed the effort and that’s what counts.

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Would love to see it. I’m from Allentown area originally. Living in Cleveland for many years. Our Browns…sigh.

    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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