DropTableAdventures - Not From The Archives - The Track 10 video, but edited like it was made in 2001!


Season Identifier S04E05
Original Filename 2002track10.mov
Date Filmed 2019-11-17
Date Uploaded 2022-02-13 09:21:46 UTC
Date Released 2022-02-14 07:12:18 UTC
Location(s) Daylesford, Vic - Castlemaine, VIC
Notable Equipment First appearance of pretty much everything…
Camera(s) Used 2x GoPro Hero 8
Software Used Final Cut Pro (but 3.0 on Mac OS 9)!
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In the previous video, I edited some ancient footage in much more modern tools.

To make this video, I decided to do the opposite, for some reason.

It did strike me that it’s a bit anachronistic - back when this was state of the art, to get footage that smooth and steady would have required specialist wide angle lenses and a very expensive steadicam setup. But now it’s just a GoPro on a suction cup.

The music’s some royalty free track that was shipped on the CD as a sample.



So I’m not exactly sure why I did this, but I had the idea to get out my old PowerBook G3 again, install Final Cut Pro on it and have a go editing a video.

Final Cut Pro 3 was chosen, the last version that runs on Mac OS 9. This version, released in 2001, originated the ability to preview effects in real time (if you’ve got a G4), some very rudimentary offline proxy support, and the ability to record voiceovers directly.

Now obviously we can’t run 4K through this, so the footage was transcoded to standard definition DV.

I’ve got the final export back off the machine, so here’s the finished video, edited like it’s 2001 again!

If you want to watch the actual trip in better quality: https://youtu.be/BIXZfeou6Fk