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HEY APPLE: FCPX scores an F for audio handling...
by David Battistella 1 week ago
well. I have been patient. I have followed the rules, I have even posted every possible workaround since day one. Apple, your score when it comes to interacting with professional DAW software (even yo
Re: HEY APPLE: FCPX scores an F for audio handling...
by David Battistella 3 days ago
Jeremy Garchow "Sorry David. Just trying to offer assistance. I've had luck with RCX, but I don't need to go to Logic." Jeremy, I appreciate you and your approach in this thread and all things COW re
ISO and Depth of Field while shooting RAW on Scarlet (or Epic)
by Banks Meador 4 months ago
Hi, guys... My business partner and I have a bit of a debate, and we really want to learn from it. Our question is: "Does the ISO affect depth of field " That is to say, does manipulating the ISO when
Re: ISO and Depth of Field while shooting RAW on Scarlet (or Epic)
by David Battistella 4 months ago
The ISO affects our depth of field if you move the aperture based on the ISO setting. IE: ISO 320 f11 ISO 800 f8.0 Same exposure, different DOF. If your lens stays at F11 and you move the ISO all over
Redline not working anymore
by Rusty Shackleford 4 months ago
Ever since I updated to Redcine v30, the Redline and multiple cores stopped working. I can only export one clip at a time instead of 6. When I turn on Redline software, it loads the clips to export th
Re: Redline not working anymore
by David Battistella 4 months ago
Open activity monitor. There you can see which cores are being used for the renders. On my 8 core machine I see all eight cores going full out. It will use all the cores it has available to it, no set
4K 16:9 scale down or cropped window?
by Peter McAuley 4 months ago
I have some 4K 16:9 .r3d files shot on Red Epic. Is the 3840 X 2160 image scaled internally on the red epic from the 5120 X 2700 at the time of capture or is the 3840 X 2160 a cropped window of the 51
Re: 4K 16:9 scale down or cropped window?
by David Battistella 4 months ago
Pete, I believe that format is windowed. That is, it is cut out of the 5K not scaled from 5K. You can see this clearly if you switch between modes with the same lens attached. This format exists for i
Reliability of Red cameras?
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
I've got an upcoming project that I was thinking about shooting on the Red, but at an HDCAM shoot a few days ago I had a long conversation with my DoP and camera assistant that has made me unsure. Bas
Re: Reliability of Red cameras?
by David Battistella 5 months ago
I can only speak from experience. I have a lot of hours on my EPIC X number 111. A lot. I have recorded terabytes of data both for myself and my clients. I have not lost a minute of shooting time with
Is this soft or normal?
by Jamie Nelson 6 months ago
This is my first time handling red footage and was expecting to be blown away by an amazing image quality. I know it is shot flat to allow for grading in post but this image seems noisy and lacks any
Re: Is this soft or normal?
by David Battistella 6 months ago
Hi, That looks like a redlogfilm gamma setting on a 3k file. The focus might be a bit soft. Do you know the compression settings Is this a slo motion clip where higher compression would have been used
Red Footage Conversion?????
by Aaron Keeny 7 months ago
There is plenty of info about this topic and I have done my research but just wanted to put my issues out there and see if anyone has any ideas. This is my first time working with Red Footage that inv
Re: Red Footage Conversion?????
by David Battistella 7 months ago
Aaron, Those render times sound a bit off Are you applying neat video or any other plugin How do you have after effects interpreting the footage. It definitely should not be taking that long to render
RED Epic- FCP 7 or Premiere Pro CC?
by Peggy Davis 7 months ago
I've cut a couple of features with FCP 7 and RED. I recently started using Premiere Pro, and what FCP 7 editor hasn't migrated to something else It is my understanding that you don't have to transcode
Re: RED Epic- FCP 7 or Premiere Pro CC?
by David Battistella 7 months ago
I'm a bit old school. Also I am using fcp x. I find that working with proxies is very quick for editorial and then just flipping the switch to take it all to high quality final render works very well
red camera files
by Irene Hawco 7 months ago
what type of memory card does a RED Camera take Thank you
Re: red camera files
by David Battistella 7 months ago
RED Camera's all use memory made by RED. depending on the Camera it can take. RED ONE M or MX = RED branded CF card media RED EPIC, RED SCARLET, RED DRAGON = REDMAG SSD media in 64, 128, 256 or 512GB
Artifacts on Alexa
by Dinis Rodrigues 7 months ago
Got this when viewing on a pc or mac, these random artifacts all over the image. Shot on Alexa 2k 444. All the clips got this, 6 different cards, interior shot. The clips were viewed from the hard dr
Re: Artifacts on Alexa
by David Battistella 7 months ago
Ouch, Is this across all of the copies How were the cards copied Did they do a visual verify on set I'd get your rental company on this right away. I'm sorry this happened. This is why the copies are
BRU PE : Best practices question...
by David Battistella 11 months ago
Hi, I'm a brand new BRUE PE user, but I am past the initial 30 days (got the unit, registered it and got very busy the past few months). I want to set up a very simple workflow in my shop. I capture R
Re: BRU PE : Best practices question...
by David Battistella 11 months ago
Hi Tim, I have a snag. I have redone all of my current tapes with your back up plan, however when I reinsert the tape and ask to run the incrimental backup I get a message saying that the backup could
Another workflow query: Alexa > FCP7 edit > Smoke 2013 grade
by Gareth Randall 2 years ago
Hi guys, I'm shortly to have my first experience working with rushes shot with Alexa. It's a promo for broadcast on HDTV. The promo will be edited in FCP7, and then finished and graded in Smoke 2013.
Re: Another workflow query: Alexa > FCP7 edit > Smoke 2013 grade
by David Battistella 1 year ago
Gareth Randall "1. Shoot ARRIRAW, edit in FCP using ProRes proxies, import an XML EDL into Smoke for reconnecting to the ARRIRAW files, or" Id say that this is the best quality workflow. You will get
Getting an FCP X XML from a title stream...
by David Battistella 2 years ago
OK, I have a 23 minute film with subtitles in FCP X. I want an XML or EDL of just the title locations to pass on for the ONLINE. Any takers on the best, most efficient way to accomplish this David ___
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Re: Getting an FCP X XML from a title stream...
by David Battistella 2 years ago
You are right. This is much smarter and faster and much more what I would expect from FCPX xml files. I think I have been so beaten down at doing workarounds theis past year that I forget to check if
The Old Subtitle copy paste trick!
by David Battistella 2 years ago
Yep, I'm subtitling a film and doing the old COPY PASTE from a pages document. I wish that the title tool would hold the formating I set up in the motion template, but alas it does not. I have to enla
Re: The Old Subtitle copy paste trick!
by Fabien Daguerre 2 years ago
Just checked, if you paste into viewer, it holds source formating (done in Pages). If you paste into inspector, in Text tab, it holds destination formating (set up in your Motion template)
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File: error message
by David Battistella 2 years ago
png file this is the error message i got from FCP X http: f1.creativecow.net 3989 3989
Buggy Behaviour...
by David Battistella 3 years ago
I have a simple shot where a tracked TV needs to be replaced. Motion does the track OK and it applies to the desired track. When I do the renders a bunch of parameters do not render. Tracking does not
Re: Buggy Behaviour...
by David Battistella 3 years ago
I am exporting it out of motion. I'm not working in FCP at all it's a standalone shot in motion. Cont figure this one out so I think I'll just take it to another compositing program. David ___________
FCP X 10.0.3 XML import broken?
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Since installing 10.7.3 OSX LION Beta 8.2 Resolve lite FCPX 10.0.3 It seems that XML import is broken. NO matter what sequences I send, I get a dialog box saying that it is V1.1 of the XML and then wh
Re: FCP X 10.0.3 XML import broken?
by David Battistella 3 years ago
It's fixed in the latest beta! Thanks BMD Davinci team... David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com battistella
News: Blackmagic Design Releases Support For Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 Broadcast Monitoring
by Cow News Droid 3 years ago
(Fremont, California--February 1, 2012) Blackmagic Design today released Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1, a software update for its capture and playback products that adds broadcast monitoring support with t
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Releases Support For Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 Broadcast Monitoring
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Already fixed with today's upgrade. BMD are on it! David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com battistella
File: Screenshot 1
by David Battistella 3 years ago
png file a davinci screenshot http: f1.creativecow.net 3625 3625
I think I found a BUG....
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Recorded two channel audio Ch 1 Voice Ch 2 silent Used Remove silent channels during import I broke apart clip items to get rid of picture. Clip names in the timeline are now showing up with clip name
Important: Audio bugs and workarounds
by David Battistella 3 years ago
OK. Much testing determines that you have to LEAVE AUDIO ATTACHED TO VIDEO IF -you plan on using the free OMF exporter from FCP X to your favorite software mixing software. The problem is this. Let's
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Converting Alexa log C 444 footage to AVID DNXHD
by Chad Tingle 3 years ago
I'm getting ready to shoot a job on ARRI Alexa and the client is asking if we can transcode the footage on set to Avid DNXHD on set. Are there any utilities available to handle that but still retain t
Re: Converting Alexa log C 444 footage to AVID DNXHD
by David Battistella 3 years ago
You can get the mac versions of the AVID CODECS and you can use Compressor as the batch transcoder. David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com batt
Is FCPX really worth it?
by David Roth Weiss 3 years ago
Since the April 13th "sneak," FCP users have experienced upheaval and turmoil that I liken to a "civil war," with brothers fighting brothers and editors quarreling among themselves, because lives and
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Re: Is FCPX really worth it?
by David Battistella 3 years ago
David Roth Weiss "The "big" question I'd like to pose to all FCPX debaters at this point in time is this, is FCPX really worth all the "high drama" that Apple set in motion throughout the industry si
FCS 3 is back on sale through Apple - via telesales only
by John Christie 3 years ago
http: www.Macrumors.com
Re: FCS 3 is back on sale through Apple - via telesales only
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Scott Sheriff " David Battistella "You have to put it in regular retail and sell it at full price." You do What, is someone standing there with a shotgun to the head forcing them " Satire Scott, Sati
How can I re-create this 1970's effect?
by John Celentano 3 years ago
I'm trying to recreate the effect used in the beginning of this video below. I want to make something like the colored football players seen here, but for hockey. Can anyone tell me how they did that
Re: How can I re-create this 1970's effect?
by David Battistella 3 years ago
This looks fairly easy. You take your selected video on a base layer where you apply a key and doutone and video feedback type effect. Then the same video is running "live" in the little window on the
Pulsing luminance when importing 60i footage
by Gary Yost 3 years ago
OK... here's what's happening. I'm bringing footage from a Canon XF100 into FCPX. It was shot at 1080i 60 and looks fantastic when viewed in After Effects or as a Quicktime .mov file. But after import
Re: Pulsing luminance when importing 60i footage
by Steve Connor 3 years ago
This happens on EX material in FCPX too, try changing playback quality to "higher quality" in preferences. "My Name is Steve and I'm an FCPX user"
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The Incredible Drawing machine...
by David Battistella 3 years ago
New short film posted on Vimeo. http: www.vimeo.com 26633949 David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com battistella
Feature Film FCP Workflow
by Sofi Marshall 3 years ago
Hi all, I'm about to get started editing a feature shot on the RED. There's about 1TB of footage that needs to be transcoded. We're editing in FCP and want to eventually link back to the native R3Ds.
Re: Feature Film FCP Workflow
by Sofi Marshall 3 years ago
Hey all, I just finished up some tests and wanted to post my results to help anyone else out. I took David's advice and ran 100GB of 4K raw RED footage through RedcineX with the following export setti
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Final Cut Hitch
by Geoff McKay 3 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am having some difficulty with Final Cut. I find that when I add a frame hold, or slow a clip down, there is always a vertical jump to my preview just as the "altered" clip ends. It
Re: Final Cut Hitch
by David Battistella 3 years ago
You only are viewing one field in the FCP canvas and viewer windows. The jump is probably the missing field. David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo
Text resizing on export - why?!
by Alex Bond 3 years ago
Hi guys, I've been trying for hours to work around this and have now had enough! I've 16x9 footage on a timeline, putting text on it, exporting it uncompressed anamorphic. Text is staying the same siz
Re: Text resizing on export - why?!
by David Battistella 3 years ago
duplicate the sequence. Selct all of the titles and the CUT. Change the aspect ratio of the sequence. Paste the text into the new sequence. The text will all be the correct aspect ratio now. David ___
Some thoughts on the FCPX Forum
by Steve Connor 3 years ago
Some thought from an e-mail I have recently sent to Ronald Lindeboom "Firstly let me say I love the COW, the FCP forum in particular has been a bedrock of advice for me and thousands of others since t
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Re: Some thoughts on the FCPX Forum, some thoughts on Steve
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Plus 1 Jeremy. ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com battistella
Importing Not Complete - Clip Preview not working
by Gerry Clancy 3 years ago
I was importing some clips into FCP X when I had to leave I closed FCP X assuming that the Transcoding Analysing coudl be complete later. I have tried selecting the files and right click to select tra
Re: Importing Not Complete - Clip Preview not working
by David Battistella 3 years ago
But it sound like the import was not completed when you closed off the clip and the application. Plus I used a smilely face to indicate that I was making a joke. I'm a good reader. I read a lot. Analy
A To-Do List for Apple from a Non-Pro
by Matthew Schickler 3 years ago
Side-by-side reference frame for manually color matching one shot to another (automatic color balance and matching doesn't usually cut it for my tastes) Motion tracking for color correction masks All
Re: A To-Do List for Apple from a Non-Pro
by David Battistella 3 years ago
For a non pro this looks like it was written by adobe or avid. Cinema aspect ratios I know tons of non pros who demand that one. Some stuff is so obvious. ______________________________ The shortest a
Problem with Title Effect "Blur"
by Armand Minotti 3 years ago
This this is a weird one. I'm cutting together a small video with occasional text between various clips. I decided the use the Blur title effect. On some, but not all, of the text clips, the last few
Re: Problem with Title Effect "Blur"
by David Battistella 3 years ago
I have seen this too. The fix for me was to retype the last word while parked on a frame near the end to see that the effect is "taking". It has something to do with spaces or the return key. I have n
Project (sequence) duration..
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Finished project. Sequence is 6 min 42 seconds Project is 14 minutes 41 seconds. Not one shred of media past the 6:42 mark. Anyone know how to trim the Project to be something like 6:52 I have to say
Re: Project (sequence) duration..
by Gerald Baria 3 years ago
You probably have a gap clip at the end part of you project. Just click it and press backspace. Quobetah New=Better
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Lightworks
by David Battistella 3 years ago
This forum is full of people with deep opinions about how a professional NLE should operate. I'd say that the very best way to get your dream NLE is to get involved in the lightworks beta program. Thi
Re: Lightworks
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Iin my view editing is editing. There are specific things that might happen more often in drama over other forms where a source record monitor is handy. For teh speciific kinds of match cuts you are t
Service: Bottega Battistella
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Firenze Florence, Italy Screenwriters   Cinematography   Film Bottega Battistella Writer Director     DOP     Film Editing 20 years in Film, television, broadcast, commer
Blog: ONE MONTH: The FCP-X rants continue
by David Battistella 3 years ago
It's been a great month. I've read through many valuable threads on the FCPX and the FCP X techniques forum. It's been a very healthy discussion. Many have expressed their problems with the software.
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Re: @Marvin Holdman
by David Battistella 3 years ago
:-) David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert
Blog: The realization sets in
by gary adcock 3 years ago
So, When I posted the first comments on FCPX 4 weeks ago, I thought I was going to be strung up and burned at the stake by some of the commentary. Now everyone seems resolute to the fact that FCPX is
Re: Blog: The realization sets in
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Yep. It's the big wait right now. Lots of potential. Lots of legacy gear on the line. People are curious and offended. The mist interesting discussions I have seen sine FCP was initially released. I s
My Life in FCP
by Rob Tinworth 3 years ago
I've been lucky to work on some great projects over the last decade with FCP. So when MC5.5 arrived in the post, I figured what better way to get back up to speed on Avid than to cut a retrospective o
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Re: My Life in FCP
by David Battistella 3 years ago
@glen Hurd You are so right,sometimes we just need a hammer. Thanks for this story. It's a really nice analogy. David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert
just bought FCP 7
by beth kidwell 3 years ago
just a few months ago i went out and bought final cut 7 and a brand new macbook pro, spending a few thousand dollars in the process...perhaps i should have been more aware of what was coming - but i w
Re: just bought FCP 7
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Beth, WIth any new release some people end up in your position. It is unfortunate and I have found myself there a few times for sure. I guess the good thing is that you are not too "entrenched" in the
Blog: FCPX: Let me Count the Ways to Organize your Media in Final Cut Pro X
by gary adcock 3 years ago
This is meant as a simple guide to the some of the media handling commands in FCPX. I have augmented the Apple menu items with some of my own experiences and concepts. Your experience will vary but th
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Re: Blog: Let me Count the Ways to Organize your Media.
by David Battistella 3 years ago
More excellent and useful information Gary. Well done. Good overview. David. ______________________________ Believe me. Everything is a lie.


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