White screen in canvas viewer by Evan Thomas Phillips 2 years ago Strange problem I've never seen before in FCP. When I scrub through the timeline, or leave the time indicator on a frame, all I get is a white screen in my canvas viewer (audio still comes through tho
Progressive DVD? by Evan Thomas Phillips 3 years ago I always create my M2V files as progressive before bringing them into DVDSP, but the timeline info always reads 720x480i grayed out. Is DVDSP just re-interlacing my footage when it builds the DVD Shou
Re: Progressive DVD? by Evan Thomas Phillips 3 years ago The footage is coming out of After Effects, 29.97fps Uncompressed 8bit 422, then compressor is used to create the M2V. The source material is mostly animations done in AE.
AfterEffects to DVD by Evan Thomas Phillips 3 years ago I built some lower thirds in After Effects over some ProRes 1080i upper first footage. Instead of rendering out a 16:9 720x480 8 bit 422 file of the footage+titles and converting that to an M2V in com
Re: AfterEffects to DVD by Dave LaRonde 3 years ago Dave's Stock Answer #3: Don't use AE to compress files for final delivery. The various compressors are there only to make quick 'n dirty files showing a project's progress to producers, clients, the k
Edit menu in photoshop issue by Evan Thomas Phillips 3 years ago I built an animated DVD menu in After Effects, rendered it out of AE as an MPEG2-DVD file and brought it into Encore. I then built the buttons using the "edit menu in photoshop" feature. The buttons c
AVCHD and Green Screen by Evan Thomas Phillips 3 years ago Does the AVCHD codec used by the AG-HMC150 use 4:2:2 color space What about the AG-HMC40 Has anyone used either of these cameras for green screening Any issues Thanks.
Re: AVCHD and Green Screen by Noah Kadner 3 years ago Definitely possible- though as with any format you really have to nail your green screen lighting and make sure you have proper costume, production design, makeup to make keying easy. -Noah Check out
Camera for Chroma Key by Evan Thomas Phillips 3 years ago I'm going to be filming material for a Sci-Fi webseries later this year that's going to involve some green screen work. I need to buy an HD camera for this. I have to decide between solid state or HDV
Re: Camera for Chroma Key by Mark Suszko 3 years ago And shoot the green elements at the same frame rates and settings as the rest of the show; you do NOT want to have to cross-convert later.
Compressor alternative by Evan Thomas Phillips 4 years ago I've been using Final Cut Pro for years and I'm overall pretty happy with Final Cut Studio, but Compressor is a terrible de-interlacing tool, not to mention that it's all around slow to encode anythin
Re: Compressor alternative by Evan Thomas Phillips 4 years ago I am using quickcluster actually, on a Quad Core (2 x 3GHz Dual Core) MacPro. Really the only issue that I'm having with Compressor is when it comes to de-interlacing footage...besides that it works o
AJA plugins for Adobe on Mac... by John Bollenbacher 4 years ago Has anyone had success with the plugins I haven't been able to get them to work correctly for me since I purchased the card. All the adobe presets put red render bars over footage, and the AJA presets
Re: ProRes in CS4? by Tim Kolb 4 years ago I just edited a rather long timeline made of ProRes 720p on a laptop (PC-WXP) with a USB drive... It wasn't quite RT, and when any effects were used, it slowed up...but I'd guess it's strictly a matte
Mac 8-core and RAM by Evan Thomas Phillips 4 years ago I'm thinking about upgrading to a MacPro 8-core system, but I've heard that in order to take advantage of all 8 cores, you need a gig of RAM per core (in other words, 8GB of RAM). Will a 4-core 4GB RA
Re: AfterEffects CS3 Apple ProRes Problem by John Tierney 5 years ago You are not alone. Everyone I talk to using the latest version has the same problem. In fact, the problem is even worse than you describe. In addition to the first few frames, any frame you happen to
De-Interlace fix? by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago The company I work for is asking for progressive square pixel versions of a bunch of videos I built as 720x486 Interlaced (usually ProRes422HQ). They want small WMV or MOV files to put on their websi
6.4 driver killed my Multibridge by Don Jaksa 6 years ago I just loaded the 6.4 drivers on my Multibridge Extreme last night and now the computer is not seeing the PCIe card or bridge at all. Was running 6.2 drivers and all was working well. I have tried rep
Deinterlacing GIANT Files by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago I need to deinterlace a series of Uncompressed Quicktime files (each is between 20GB and 39GB). I want to use the new Apple ProRes422 (HQ) to save space, but using the de-interlacing filter in Compres
Re: Deinterlacing GIANT Files by norton 6 years ago I have been shooting my shortfilm with a Sony Z1 1080i and would like to make it progressive. How do I do in Final Cut for best result Or is their another better method Thanks for answer!
Dying XL-H1 or just a bad tape? by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago On a recent recording session with my XLH1, I noticed that "CP4" appeared in the viewfinder. I'd never seen it display that before and I couldn't get it to go away, so I was forced to keep shooting. I
Re: Dying XL-H1 or just a bad tape? by Todd Terry 6 years ago The "CP4" indicates that the custom presets are turned on, and preset #4 is selected. The presets on off switch is on top of the camera body under the handle, there is a row of buttons and it is the s
Applications and Disk Images by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago Can you copy an application install that's on more than one disk (like final cut studio) to multiple disk images, and use those disk images to install the application Also, what's the difference betwe
Interlacing and final output by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago This seems like it should be easy, but it's giving me a lot of grief. I always have interlacing problems on final output (played back on quicktime player) even when it looks fine in FCP. Does it make
Re: Interlacing and final output by Russell Lasson 6 years ago Interlacing is based on the footage that you're editing and not the format. What you want to do is make sure you edit at the native footage settings. If you're exporting it for QuickTime delivery, the
ProRes 422 HELP? by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago Has anyone had trouble de-interlacing ProRes422(HQ) footage I'm creating a videos for an end user that's going to put them in a Keynote presentation, all the footage is ProRes422(HQ) SD, lower field f
Re: ProRes 422 HELP? by Jerry Hofmann 6 years ago Copy the sequene and have FCP deinterlace the footage. I'd also check out Graeme Nattress' plugin for the deinterlacing. JerryApple Certified Trainer Author: "Jerry Hofmann on Final Cut Pro 4" Click h
Compressor Multi-task? by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago I know that you can have multiple FCP files open at the same time, but can you put multiple sequences into compressor simultaniously as a batch I've tried putting sequences in compressor, not submitti
Has 6.2 Poisoned my Multi-Bridge? by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago I'm running an Intel MacPro 3GHZ, 5GB RAM, off a 140mbps RAID to do Uncompressed SD via BM Multibridge. I upgraded to the 6.2 drivers before getting FCS2 in the mail. The first thing I noticed was dro
Not quite fixed by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago I'm running an Intel MacPro 3GHZ, 5GB RAM, off a 140mbps RAID to do Uncompressed SD. I've been having similar problems with my Multibridge...only I started having problems BEFORE final cut 6. I upgrad
Can a Macbook Pro be used? by Rick Pearl 6 years ago How well can a 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro with 3 GB of RAM be expected to edit and compress video and author DVDS from FCP, Compressor, and DVD SP Is this at all realistic Is it likely that
Re: Can a Macbook Pro be used? by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago Caldigit makes an external RAID that will play back HD footage via an eSATA cable, and they offer an eSATA to Express34 adapter that will work with the MacBook Pro. Although, just because the RAID can
FCP crashes when outputting to BM by Jan Van den Bossche 6 years ago hi, i have a MacPro(3gigProcessor, 4 gig RAM) with FCS1 and multibridge pro and since this morning every file I import into FCP makes the program crash when I press play. My Video Playback settings ar
6.2 Drivers with FCS1 by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago I'm still running Final Cut Studio 1 (havn't gotten #2 in the mail yet), I downloaded the 6.2 drivers for my Multibridge Pro and installed them on my MacPro 3ghz 5GB RAM. The upgrade seemed to go smoo
Noise in Key by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago I've got some footage that I'm keying: Green screen, shot on DV, brought in with Blackmagic 10bit 4:2:2 via Component, using keylight on AfterEffects 7 Pro, MacPro with Intel chips. The key looks good
Re: Noise in Key by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago The BlackMagic card does a great job of upconverting from 4:1:1. It looks just like seeing DV being played off the original tape onto a really good broadcast monitor.
Shake Requirements and laptops by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago I'm running a new intel 15inch MacBook Pro, I'm a heavy After Effects user, and I've been thinking about expanding to Shake. Unfortunately, the listed requirements for Shake include a 1280x1024 or hig
Re: Shake Requirements and laptops by Andrew Shanks 6 years ago As the others say, get the demo and see how you like it, but I have a 15inch macbook pro and recently used it for a feature film using shake 4.1, it worked fine but again as the others say it gets a l
1k requested 0k available by Evan Thomas Phillips 6 years ago I've been working on a new Intel based MacPro (Quad 3GHz, 5GB RAM, NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 512MB) and I'm a heavy AfterEffects user. I've been experiencing a frequent error while rendering Uncompressed