OK. I am hoping this will be the beginning of more to come. And taking a cue from the others, instead of firing up a new post every time, I'll just add to this one from now on.
Here is a demo I cut together using HF3 using some old and new footage. All of this work is mine (though there some was collaboration with other design artists with the old stuff).
The "old stuff" goes back to Wavefront days and was created by sending each frame one by one to a 1" tape machine to be assembled in multiple 1 frame edits. You can tell because its pretty grainy. I'm surprised the mpegs I had held up as well as they did.
I used HF to augment most of the old shots with flare effects, etc. Doing this demo was mostly a test of how to "edit" with HF. I wound up taking nearly every shot into its own composite shot and then assembling the composite shots into one large comp, then bringing that into the editor. I originally added music to the main comp to get the timing, but later pulled the music out and landed it in the editor instead.
Ultimately, I had so many individual comps it was hard to keep track of them all. I would like to see a list of comps in a vertical window instead of having to scroll horizontally above the timeline. Anyway, this was all about trying to get the work flow down so I can actually get back to doing paying work.