What I Did Today 08/21/15

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Today was spent editing videos and fixing things. The format I’d been rendering them to was too large and they were taking like two days to upload. I fiddled with Final Cut Pro X’s settings and decided to just use the YouTube sharing option, which I’m still a little suspicious of, personally. Making sure a project renders correctly is a pretty important step and relegating it to a background task is just asking for things to go wrong. Not to mention the share settings are obfuscated by presets.

“Share to Apple Devices looks promising, I’ll try that. Oh, it’s done – where the hell is it? I bet it stuck it in iTunes, oh let me just find my way through the various screens and ways it displays things in iTunes, ok, yeah, there it is…”

I like Final Cut, it just assumes it can run smoother than it does so glitches happen. Like I bumped my mic in the recording and wanted to section off that part of the audio to lower. I click the little razor icon in the place I want to mark and… nothing. I try the other side of the bump and… nothing. Apparently it was wanting me to select along snap points in the time line or something like that? I honestly couldn’t tell. I just did the best I could with the bugs it was throwing at me. Then I tried to do it again in the next project and it worked fine.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Today was my first day on the prescription the doc gave me. I was up late so I slept in and woke up feeling better than most mornings when I do that. I’m not sure how much is the meds vs me wanting them to work along with getting rest after a stressful day but I’m going to say they’re helping. The constant hum of anxiety was quieted and I could decide to not think about things if I didn’t want to.