I had just gone into labour (to have a baby) when a regular client called with some last-minute and typically urgent editing he needed done. It was 10pm on a Friday night.
I explained that I was in labour and that we would be heading to the hospital.
Client: But I heard labour can take anywhere from 10-14 hours, so you should have enough time to do this edit quickly. Please?
Send me a Bitmessage. For no other reason than I haven’t received one.
Seriously though, I have two rolls of film and a desire to do something with it. But I don’t know what. Ideas?
It’s been about a weak-ish (I think) with the Wacom tablet for video editing. I can’t take credit for this analogy, but this is the best way to describe it. It’s touch typing vs. hunt and peck.
Yeah, you can type by looking for the next key you want to press, but it’s much easier and more efficient when you have that muscle memory that comes with knowing where each key on the keyboard is located.
Same thing. When you use a mouse you’re constantly looking for where the cursor is, and after some time with a tablet it feels a little bit like looking down at the keyboard. With the tablet, your hands will eventually start to gravitate to where you want to the cursor to be in the same way I’m instinctively typing this and looking at the screen, even though I don’t actually remember where each key on the keyboard is.
It takes some time to get used to, and I’m still getting there, but I will eventually get there. The biggest trick I have learned so far is to sit in a way that your arm rests comfortably. I find I’m using my whole arm more so than my wrist. This is a good thing because it will surely cut down on wear and tear on my wrist.
I purchases the Intuous Pen & Touch Small CTH-480 and I love the keys at the top. I have them set to back/forward/show desktop/radial menu. As for the buttons on the side of the stylus, they are set to click and drag, and my keyboard shortcut for ripple delete, but there has to be a more worthwhile use of that button.
The biggest drawback I have found is that it can be tricky to click very small clickable areas. For example, the sync settings button in the bottom left corner of Premiere takes some time to click. The icon view/list view buttons at the bottom of the project panel are also a pain. I’m hoping this will get better in time.
In conclusion, save your wrist! Get a tablet!
PS: I’ve enjoyed going into Illustrator and drawing, regardless of my kindergarten level drawing ability. It’s relaxing. I wouldn’t spend the money to just have something to doodle in, but I’d recommend taking advantage of it if you do have a tablet.
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