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Andy Neil

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weird shoes, FCPX, and the sheep barn.
by Aindreas Gallagher 1 day ago
http: www.thepoweredit.com weird-shoes-fcpx-and-the-sheep-barn kind of an SEO pitch to sell an e-book but: in a world where everybody s seeking to be meaningful in some way, wearing toe shoes is an ea
Re: weird shoes, FCPX, and the sheep barn.
by Andy Neil 2 hours ago
Jeremy Garchow "I'm not sure what your point is " I think that FCPX's force configured windows tend to rustle Aindreas's jimmies. That's fine. I hate, hate, HATE Premiere's icons and buttons, probabl
detach audio slip video
by Craig Alan 3 days ago
If I detach audio from a clip and then try to slip the video the audio keeps moving because of the connection point. Other than moving the connection point out of the clip its connected to is there an
Re: detach audio slip video
by Dave Jenkins 3 days ago
You should be able to hold the tilde key and slip the video without affecting the audio. Dajen Productions, Santa Barbara, CA Mac Pro 3.5MHz 6-Core Late 2013 FCP X
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Thought bubble with video clip inside?
by Mike Ron 7 days ago
Hi, I'm familiar with FCPX, but I'm a beginner in Motion. How do you make a thought bubble with a video clip inside of it Here's an example of the result I'd like to get: http: www.revostock.com After
Re: Thought bubble with video clip inside?
by Andy Neil 7 days ago
You do this by duplicating your thought bubble layer (which you make with the bezier shape tool). You put an outline on the top layer and then add an image mask to it and drag the bottom layer onto th
Import settings change on latest FCPX version?
by Fabrizio D'Agnano 2 weeks ago
Hello. I upgraded to the latest FCPX version. Now I've found a couple of changes I don't like much. The first is that when I import my dailies from the various cards, I am no more prompted to choose w
Re: Import settings change on latest FCPX version?
by Andy Neil 2 weeks ago
Fabrizio D'Agnano "Is there any way to change these setting to something more like the previous versions before going through workarounds " Nope, that's the new way of doing things. You're not p
Destructive edits
by Walter Soyka 2 weeks ago
We've had some discussion in previous threads about whether an editorial operation should be called destructive or not. In part, I guess this discussion boils down to a matter of perspective. It's tru
Re: Destructive edits
by Andy Neil 2 weeks ago
Sort of, except I wouldn't go so far as to say a destructive edit is only destructive if you can't hit undo. My reasoning behind this is that undos are linear (except in your Nuke example). So while a
Two versions of FCP X on one machine
by Oliver Peters 2 weeks ago
I have a project in limbo that's holding up the updating of one of the computers I work on. I would like to maintain a copy of FCP X 10.0.9 so as to complete the project in this version without updati
Re: Two versions of FCP X on one machine
by Andy Neil 2 weeks ago
I think dual boot is your best only option. I have Mountain Lion and FCPX10.0.9 on one partition and fully updated on the other and it works well. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425
Trimming a clip with a transition on it
by David Cooke 2 weeks ago
7 Year FCP 7 editor that is 3 weeks into FCP X. In FCP 7, you could trim (1 frame at a time or the click and drag) after you go to the "r" key (shortcut)-which turns it into the "roll function.-Icon i
Re: Trimming a clip with a transition on it
by Andy Neil 2 weeks ago
Also, you can use the shortcuts to select the edges. ( = lt edge, = rt edge, and \= both edges ). Playhead needs to be on the cut so use the up down arrows to place it. Then the period and comma
Easy Ease (interpolation) Keyframing for Sacale, Transform, X/Y, Rotation issue
by David Cooke 2 weeks ago
After researching some, seems like the free Alex4d plugin will allow interpolation of keyframes on many of the attributes we all need in FCP X that Apple Did Not allow us or supply us with. I download
Re: Easy Ease (interpolation) Keyframing for Sacale, Transform, X/Y, Rotation issue
by Andy Neil 2 weeks ago
David Cooke "Wow, a totally different mindset, I think. So far, my 1st 2 "easy projects", which would have taken about 2.5 hours in FCP 7, I spent about 12 hours in FCOP X." it certainly takes some t
video numbering on 3 canon cameras
by anita sancha 2 weeks ago
Not sure if this should be posted on this forum but the answer is needed for FCPX. I have 3 canon cameras. Some of the file names numbers, when I've made videos, are identical. So there is a danger of
Re: video numbering on 3 canon cameras
by Andy Neil 2 weeks ago
And how long does it take to do that if you've never opened the app before I'm sure you've played around with Automator and can do this sort of thing quickly, but not everybody has. I didn't say it wa
Editing Decklink and Kona recorded footage together - Color Shift
by Devin Crane 2 weeks ago
We've noticed during editing that when paused any clip that's been recorded with a Decklink Quad or Studio card has brighter and more saturated skin-tones than footage that's been recorded with a Kona
Re: Editing Decklink and Kona recorded footage together - Color Shift
by Andy Neil 2 weeks ago
Is playback set to Better Performance or Better Quality Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Is there a way to adjust the shape of a line between two animation points so I can have a smoother fade in/fade out?
by Pete Johnson 2 weeks ago
Is there a way to adjust the shape of a line between two animation points so I can have a smoother fade in fade out I guess this is how it was done but it doesn't seem to work like this any longer. ht
Re: Is there a way to adjust the shape of a line between two animation points so I can have a smoother fade in/fade out?
by Andy Neil 2 weeks ago
Actually, it works exactly the same way. You can create keyframes and then right-click a segment between them and choose your easing method. Or you can apply a dissolve transition and adjust it's easi
Browser notes vs project notes
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
It appears that the notes column in the Event bowser does not apply to a Project. If you enter a note in the browser next to a Project listing it will not appear in the inspector. If you enter a note
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Re: Browser notes vs project notes
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
Good catch. I didn't even know you could enter notes on a project from the inspector. I'd definitely point this out as a bug since it seems like they never bothered to connect that detail note to the
Death of Aperture-FCPX Next?
by Greg Jones 4 weeks ago
This is precisely why I would be nervous about using FCPX. Forgot the fact about lack of tracks, audio mixer, etc. The fact that Apple just drops apps without thinking makes me nervous. I love their h
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Lance Moody liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: Death of Aperture-FCPX Next?
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
The implication that my examples don't serve my argument is that Apple doesn't have as good a reason for EOL'ing Aperture as Adobe had for Soundbooth or Avid had for Liquid. If the new Photos offers p
Thoughts on 10.1.2
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
It's interesting that this update took SO long. There must have been a lot busted under-the-hood ;-) It seems like ProApps has shifted into a refinement mode. That's great, but there is a noticeable l
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Steve McGarrigle liked this 3 weeks ago
Re: Thoughts on 10.1.2
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
My guess is that the all the feature updates from 10.0 to 10.09 were things that were in the plan from the beginning (minus a few they probably didn't think of like suspending connection points). Then
10.1.2 being pushed...
by Bill Davis 4 weeks ago
10.1.2 - Tom Wolsky has a look at www.fcpxbooks.com Lots of Library stuff, plus some keyframe goodness. Also looks like all 3 ProAps packages are being reved.
Re: 10.1.2 being pushed...
by Andy Neil 4 weeks ago
Bill, That link doesn't lead anywhere for me. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Who knows how to achieve this Binding with motion5···?
by xinning yang 4 weeks ago
this video https: www.youtube.com watch v=OuufudAKZxY but I can not make such a binding in motion5
Re: Who knows how to achieve this Binding with motion5···?
by Andy Neil 4 weeks ago
Not sure what you're asking. Are you asking how to do that level of rigging Because that is some expert level rigging. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Apple Motion Project crashing on 10.9.2
by Praveen Nu 1 month ago
Hi all, I have one Apple Motion Template which i created couple of months back. Later i updated my OS to 10.9.2. Now the Motion Template is crashing in my system. I will post he crash report here. But
Re: Apple Motion Project crashing on 10.9.2
by Andy Neil 1 month ago
Here's the top of your crash thread: Process: Motion 3400 Path: Applications Motion5.app Contents MacOS Motion Identifier: com.apple.motionapp Version: 5.0.6 (213121) Build Info: Motion-21312001002000
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FCPX Is Now A Universal Logging and Organizing Tool For Any NLE
by David Lawrence 1 month ago
I was very excited when I saw that event translation was unofficially added to Xto7 a few months ago. While's it's no secret how I feel about the FCPX timeline, the idea of having keyword collections
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Shawn Miller liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: FCPX Is Now A Universal Logging and Organizing Tool For Any NLE
by Craig Alan 4 weeks ago
http: dvcreators.net what-does-the-guy-who-led-the-original-final-cut-pro-revolution-think-of-the-final-cut-pro-x-release Scroll down to the section that begins: The Truth about the Origins of Final C
Andy Neil liked this 1 month ago
Bend or curve object into circular (cylindrical) shape possible?
by Tangier Clarke 1 month ago
Folks, I am trying to figure out how one would bend an object (if it's even possible) in Motion 5. It seems possible with text, but not an object. Take something like a simple rectangle shape (or logo
Re: Bend or curve object into circular (cylindrical) shape possible?
by Andy Neil 1 month ago
Nope. Not possible. You need true 3D capabilities. Motion is for animating 2D objects in 3D space. I think there are plugins that can do what you want but they cost money. If you know blender, then yo
Is there a particular name for this kind of shot?
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
Hi guys. I'm wondering if there's a specific name used for a shot where the actor is looking directly into camera as if staring at a monitor, or phone or piece of paper. Kind of like a POV, but the PO
Re: Is there a particular name for this kind of shot?
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
Thank you Toufek. Great answer. I think subjective POV is what I'm looking for. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Text made of "lights" - 3D?
by Josh Bass 2 months ago
Arrrrrgghhhh. So close. I almost have this one, but it's not quite there and the experiment are crashing motion, so I figured I'd come here. Using Motion 4 FCS 3, trying to text of my last name out of
Re: Text made of "lights" - 3D?
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
You post a picture of the look are trying to achieve, I'm willing to bet I can get it for you without the glow effect. Secondly, you probably only need a single 3-D replicator to do what you're trying
Motion FCPX effect
by Hans Douma 2 months ago
Hi, I have a question about the timing of an effect created by Motion 5 for FCPX. What I want is an effect, that starts of with the clip scaled and positioned in the left bottom corner, then scale up
Re: Motion FCPX effect
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
The length of the project CAN make a difference though. It's important to understand why. You're right that the frames between the build in out markers should scale longer and shorter depending on the
Is FCP X part of your five year business plan?
by TImothy Auld 5 months ago
Or does anyone have a five year business plan Jeez. Avid (I guess this is my bet) Premiere CC (I don't know about you but i'd really like to see these bastards fall right on their collective face.) Ve
Re: Is FCP X part of your five year business plan?
by Andrew Kimery 5 months ago
Between Apple's FCP FCPX transition, Adobe flushing a golden opportunity down the toilet with timing of CC and Avid's corporate health in question I'm not making long term plans for NLEs. In the past
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Andy Neil liked this 5 months ago
It's been a little while since I have setup a brand new machine
by Jeremy Garchow 7 months ago
Sure, I have done reinstalls and updates over the last several years, but this is the first time setting up a brand spanking new machine with the newest "Apple ecosystem" and "next generation" hardwar
Re: It's been a little while since I have setup a brand new machine
by Charlie Austin 7 months ago
Jeremy Garchow "I think we may be OK here." Premiere is gonna rock on that machine dude! ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman wh
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Andy Neil liked this 7 months ago
Audiosuite Plugins...
by Andy Neil 9 months ago
Hey everyone. It's been awhile so I want to make sure things haven't changed since the last time I worked heavily with Media Composer. Can I still only add 1 audiosuite plugin per audio clip Is there
Re: Audiosuite Plugins...
by Andy Neil 9 months ago
Peter Groom "But really once youre going into multiple plugins etc in avid, id strongly suggest you flip into Pro Tools where you can do the audio properly." Ah yes, Pro Tools. That program I don't o
Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts
by Andy Neil 9 months ago
I feel like this might be a newbie question but I'm primarily an Avid and FCP editor. I can't seem to figure out a way to assign a keyboard shortcut without losing the existing shortcut. For example:
Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts
by Peter Garaway 9 months ago
Sorry Premiere Pro allows one shortcut per command. You can make a feature request here: https: www.adobe.com cfusion mmform index.cfm name=wishform Best, Peter Garaway Adobe Premiere Pro
C300 spanned clips crash MC7 when transcoding/consolidating.
by Andy Neil 10 months ago
Hi everyone. I'm trying to help a friend out who's working with C300 footage and MC7. His workflow is to Link to AMA to the C300 files, copied over from cards and then transcode them to DNxHD 115 to p
Re: C300 spanned clips crash MC7 when transcoding/consolidating.
by Andy Neil 10 months ago
Ricky Barrow "I linked to the 3 files, transcoded and then edited them in a sequence to create the "one" clip just as the camera had recorded." Ok. That's what I thought you meant. I was wondering if
Podcast: Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques
by Andy Neil 11 months ago
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques by Andy Neil (00:13:05) -- 08 08 2013 In this tutorial, Andy shows some clever ways to duplicate and adjust the timing of keyframed animations as w
Podcast: Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics by Andy Neil (00:16:46) -- 07 16 2013 In this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FC
Podcast: Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO by Andy Neil (00:11:08) -- 07 06 2013 In part two of this two-part tutorial, Andy shows how to animate the individual pieces of a replicator by using the seq
Podcast: Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE by Andy Neil (00:10:11) -- 07 06 2013 In this two-part tutorial, Andy demonstrates how to create a graphic using the replicator feature and then animate the
Roles appear and disappear
by James Bayliss-Smith 1 year ago
I often assign roles to media. I have ones called "VO and Intv" Sometimes they are available sometimes not. What is going on here Are they somehow attached to events or projects Is this a bug I don't
Re: Roles appear and disappear
by Keith Koby 1 year ago
Yes the roles that appear in the interface are attached to any roles that are used in open events and projects. If you close and remove all projects and relaunch the app, you'll find that you are back
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Andy Neil liked this 1 year ago
Podcast: Motion Quick Tip - Custom Titles for FCP X
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
Motion Quick Tip - Custom Titles for FCP X by Andy Neil (00:21:13) -- 08 30 2012 In this tutorial, Andy Neil shows how to create a custom designed lower third for Final Cut Pro X.
Podcast: FCPX INs and OUTs - Multicam Part ONE
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
FCPX INs and OUTs - Multicam Part ONE by Andy Neil (00:12:21) -- 01 31 2012 Finally it's here! FCP X has included a multi-camera workflow in its 10.0.3 update. Andy Neil will take you through the INs
Podcast: FCPX INs and OUTs - Multicam Part TWO
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
FCPX INs and OUTs - Multicam Part TWO by Andy Neil (00:12:48) -- 01 31 2012 This is part two of a two-part tutorial on the new multicam feature added to the 10.0.3 update for Final Cut Pro X. In this


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