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Neil Patience

Editor, over 20 years experience in linear, Avid, FCP, Color
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July 26th 2006
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Kona 3 test signal problem
by Neil Patience 4 months ago
Hi All I have a Kona 3 card with a K3 breakout box. For some reason I cannot change the test pattern. I can select all the options but just not change the test pattern. I am using software version 10.
Re: Kona 3 test signal problem
by Neil Patience 4 months ago
Thanks for the reply - will certainly check that out. I am pretty sure there is only the admin user set up on the machine but will investigate further. best wishes Neil www.patience.tv 8 Core MacPro,
Cinema Tools Quits Unexpectedly. Any ideas on a fix?
by Ben Zschunke 7 months ago
I've looked on the forums about this, but all the fixes are for Lion. I'm running the latest version of Maverick now and Cinema Tools (4.0.1) started quitting unexpectedly. I'm just trying to conform
Re: Cinema Tools Quits Unexpectedly. Any ideas on a fix?
by Neil Patience 7 months ago
One thing that may be worth a try. There is a ProApps update that will take Cinema Tools to 4.5.1 which was the last version. Same goes for FCP it goes to 7.03. I am using Maverick 10.9.2 with these v
What's an OEM file?
by Matt Davis 7 months ago
My employer has asked me to work on changing a video project done some time ago with an external company, before i was hired. Most of the changes are easy enough, but I'm adding some additional voiced
Re: What's an OEM file?
by Neil Patience 7 months ago
Agree with Dave OEM is usually Original Equipment Manufacturer and sometimes refers to driver files but never heard of it relating to an audio format. OMF sounds like best bet. best wishes Neil www.pa
USB 3.0 PCI card - Highpoint vs Cal Digit
by Kevin Blum 7 months ago
I need to purchase 8 - USB 3.0 PCI cards for different Mac Pro Towers. After doing a little research, it seems like Cal Digit and Highpoint are the two best. I was wondering if anybody can recommend a
Re: USB 3.0 PCI card - Highpoint vs Cal Digit
by Neil Patience 7 months ago
I bought an earlier model of this card about 9 months ago and ended up returning it as it gave me all kinds of issues on the USB3 side. Hubs were not supported and the bluetooth mouse would not work.
FCP 7 and Maverick
by Jake van Vuuren 7 months ago
Hi Folks! Is there any problems with installing FCP 7 (disks) on iMac (Maverick) machine Does FCP 7 run okay on Maverick Anything I should be aware of when installing or working with FCP 7 Thanks! Jak
Re: FCP 7 and Maverick
by Neil Patience 7 months ago
My experience so far is that it seems to run pretty well, although as Shane says, it is totally unsupported and probably only a matter of time before a release of the OS does break it properly. I have
Playback issues in Final Cut Pro 7
by Robert Jessurum 7 months ago
Good afternoon everyone!! I ll cut to the chase: I m currently working with a bunch of MP4 files in H.264 codec. I m having a ton of issues with this material (my client doesn t want to change it, for
Re: Playback issues in Final Cut Pro 7
by Neil Patience 7 months ago
Hi Robert, Pretty much everything you describe is down to trying to edit MP4 H264 files in FCP7. A quick search here will show you this is a no no. Either you need to transcode your files to ProRes or
FCP 7 Clip into Sequence
by Mike Gjuraj 8 months ago
This happened all of a sudden, and I did not have this problem just a few minutes ago. I am too busy to look it up, so please do not bust my chops if it is an easy fix, or a simple find on the interne
Re: FCP 7 Clip into Sequence
by Neil Patience 8 months ago
One possible reason for not getting clean edits or flash frames in a sequence is trying to edit H264 clips directly into the timeline. This often results in the kind of behaviour that you mention. If
It. Will. Never. Ever. Die.
by Aindreas Gallagher 9 months ago
The king is dead... no wait.. http: www.philiphodgetts.com 2014 01 a-year-in-software-releases "57 releases for Final Cut Pro X apps, including two new apps: Producer s Best Friend and Change List X,
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Chris Harlan liked this 9 months ago
Re: It. Will. Never. Ever. Die.
by Neil Patience 9 months ago
Still in my dock and I still use it albeit less than I used to. I did my first freelance FCP7 edit in a few months just before Xmas so it is slowing down but still way from dead. Avid seems to largely
Anybody home?
by stefan sarazin 10 months ago
Hi I posted the following text yesterday and got ZERO response. Maybe it is because my question is so stupid or obvious, but maybe nobody saw it So here I will try again. I really could use some advic
Re: Anybody home?
by Neil Patience 10 months ago
Hi Stefan You may get a much better response if you post your question in the FCPX Techniques forum as this one and the FCP forum tend to be for FCP7 users. http: forums.creativecow.net fcpxtechnique
Anamorphic footage?
by Juliana Costa 10 months ago
Hello all, I'm currently editing short films and after completing the first edit the director sent me the following email: "the camera crew filmed the shorts anamorphically so the top and bottom are m
Re: Anamorphic footage?
by Neil Patience 10 months ago
Hi Juliana As Rafael says that is a standard HD image and would not usually be considered anamorphic. Certainly if nothing appears distorted then I think they are confused about "anamorphic" It could
4K in FCP7 on 2008 MacBook Pro?
by Ryan Atkins 10 months ago
Newer camera technologies are pushing us to shoot in 4K. I'm still on FCP7 as Premiere Pro CS5.5 and CS6 don't always run smoothly when editing ProRes 422 footage. My Mac is from 2008. These are the s
Re: 4K in FCP7 on 2008 MacBook Pro?
by Neil Patience 10 months ago
Editing 4K on that system is going to be an issue. You don't mention what type of external storage you are using but you will need some fast external drives in a raid configuration. A single 200 gig d
Wonky Final Cut image rotation and out of memory problem.
by Liam Billingham 10 months ago
Hey gang, Does anyone know what might be going on here Thanks, Liam The CFO video was shot on Canon 5Dmkii (Digital Single-Lens Reflex). The .fcp (final cut pro file), along with the scratch disk fold
Re: Wonky Final Cut image rotation and out of memory problem.
by Neil Patience 10 months ago
Can I just add to Dave's question - What size are the images Often if you use images over 4000 pixels in any direction that can lead to the out of memory error occurring. best wishes Neil www.patience
AJA Kona Lhe with BOB for sale
by Neil Patience 11 months ago
Hi I have a Kona LHe with break out box and cables for sale, nice condition only used in smoke free home studio, I am UK based, please get in touch for details or go to Ebay http: cgi.ebay.co.uk ws eB
New Mac Pro AND a FCP-X shout out. Happy now?
by Bill Davis 11 months ago
So, $2995! Yippie. No word on the highest end. but that's pretty awesome. Know someone who teaches video editing in elementary school, high school or college Tell them to check out www.StartEditingNow
Re: New Mac Pro AND a FCP-X shout out. Happy now?
by Neil Patience 11 months ago
Walter Soyka "Did they mention the specs for the base model " According to the live blog on http: www.theguardian.com technology 2013 oct 22 ipad-5-and-ipad-mini-2-launch-coverage-live Cost: $2999 ba
Black frames between clips on export
by Ben Hartley 11 months ago
I am getting black frames that flicker between each clip after export, which is very annoying indeed. Any ideas why this is happening Thanks If it looks good, look at it.
Re: Black frames between clips on export
by Neil Patience 11 months ago
Hi Ben My first though is that you may have edited your sequence using H264 files. Can you give details as to your format and codec etc. best wishes Neil www.patience.tv 8 Core MacPro, Kona 3, Tangent
Apple prores
by Sophie Gardner 11 months ago
Hi- I currently have footage in my project, most with the prores 442HQ format, but I have some animation clips which are prores 4444. Is it ok to work with both formats together, or is it a good idea
Re: Apple prores
by Neil Patience 11 months ago
Hi Sophie As Rafael says no need to convert, can I just add you are probably best off if you work in a 442HQ sequence as if you render everything to 4444 you will end up with some huge files and possi
Final Cut Pro Out of Memory Error
by Tim Gamble 1 year ago
So I've been using Final Cut Pro 7.0.3 for some time now. Here's my issue, when trying to export with "QuickTime Conversion" on a project on my desktop system I get an "Out of Memory Error" after it h
Re: Final Cut Pro Out of Memory Error
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Hi Tim Are the desktop and laptop linked to exactly the same media and render files etc etc or are they running on a duplicate set of media My reason for asking is that one of the myriad reasons for t
Very experienced Avid and FCP Editor looking to develop working from home
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
I am a London Surrey broadcast offline and online editor and colourist with over 20 years experience in broadcast TV, editing all genres of programming from Sport to Comedy, Gameshows to Docs. I have
FCP Playback Lag
by Chris Norton 1 year ago
Hi. I've searched through quite a lot of posts but can't find a solution to this. I've been editing a project for university and after a few days away from it I've opened it up today to find that the
Re: FCP Playback Lag
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
I am glad the lag has stopped however you are still possibly in for trouble. FCP does not work well with H264 files. Sometimes they work but you are just as likely to get flashes on edits, playback pr
Big black marks after rendering DNxHD Codec after using some effects, using Eos Mark III footage on FCP7
by Amanda Homsson 1 year ago
Dear All, I hope you can help me. Working on an IMac (Mac OSx v 10.6.3) with FCP 7. It's the first time that I am using footage shot with Canon EOS Mark III. I did not expect this to be such a problem
Re: Big black marks after rendering DNxHD Codec after using some effects, using Eos Mark III footage on FCP7
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Hi Amanda, I think a lot of the problems are likely caused by the codecs that you are using. It sounds like you were trying to edit using the H264 files directly from the Canon initially and then agai
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PAL to NTSC in FCP
by Raghu Ashrith Seeram 1 year ago
Hi, We are a wedding photography n video firm in India. Our latest client resides in the US and wants us to give her DVDs n BluRays that work there. We do all our editing in FCP 7. All our footage was
Re: PAL to NTSC in FCP
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
You can not just switch the sequence to NTSC and edit your PAL footage into it. You will get all kinds of motion artifacts and problems with the pictures. Shane's suggestion is a good one and a cheap
Picture hiccups in exported video file, when exporting while files are in external harddrive.
by Jens Fougn 1 year ago
Since the files take up almost 250GB in ProRes 422, I have kept all the video files and the project file on an external hard disc when I edit. This has made the play-back lagging. To save space I put
Re: Picture hiccups in exported video file, when exporting while files are in external harddrive.
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Hi Jens Generally speaking laggy video playback is often due to slow hard drives. Putting media on the internal drive is not a good idea as they are usually 5400 RPM drives and struggle to playback vi
problem with quicktime export from avid MC6, doesn't work
by Joly Memory 1 year ago
Hello, I need to export a QT from my timeline (1080p25-DNx185) but it doesn't work, I have done it before with this film and it worked well, now we've made some changes and we need to burn a dvd. I do
Re: problem with quicktime export from avid MC6, doesn't work
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Hi Joly If it always crashes at the same point it could be some kind of corrupted file or render file. Why not try exporting as per your sequence settings, which should be much quicker than 9 hours an
Telestream Episode V6.4 Bunt in timecode problem
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Hi Hope someone can help. I have Episode V6.4 and wanted to create a burnt in timecode preset. I have a simple 30 sec clip, Pal ProRes 1920x1080. I set up an H264 conversion that resized to 1024x576 a
Re: Telestream Episode V6.4 Bunt in timecode problem
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Hi Craig Yes still happens - I gave up and use QT Change for BITC now but be nice to see if there is a solution Thanks best wishes Neil www.patience.tv 8 Core MacPro, Kona 3, Tangent Wave, Mackie Univ
Removing Dead Pixels
by Ben Edwards 1 year ago
Hi, thanks for everybody's help so far. One on the cameras the footage was shot on has dead pixels (which show up as white spots). Its a dance pice in a theatre so the background it black. Was wonderi
Re: Removing Dead Pixels
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Hi Ben Digital Heaven have a pixel fixing plug-in for FCP4-7 and FCPX called Reincarnation. If you use those editing platforms worth a look. Its $59.00US http: www.digital-heaven.co.uk plugins best wi
Alternative to DVD Studio Pro?
by Shane O'Donnell 1 year ago
Hello! Apparently DVD Studio Pro is no longer offered by Apple. If I want to author DVDs with menus after creating a movie on FCPX, what are my alternatives and their Pros & Cons (Note: I am aware tha
Re: Alternative to DVD Studio Pro?
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Hi Shane I switched to Adobe Encore which is part of the production suite bundle. Its kind of on a similar level to DVDSP, easy to learn and pretty much similar in terms of features to DVDSP with the
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Final Cut Pro X and 7 on same partition.
by Kirk Pitts 1 year ago
I've just purchased FCP X and wanted to see if anyone has personal experience running both 7 and X on the same partition account. Searching the forums seems to show over time that installing both toge
Re: Final Cut Pro X and 7 on same partition.
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Hi Kirk I have both running happily on both a MacPro and a MacBookPro. The installation of FCPX creates a folder called final cut studio in which the FCP Legacy apps are automatically placed. You will
Nitris DX versus third-party I/O hardware for Symphony
by Timothy Miller 1 year ago
Bonjour everyone! Paris based freelance editor with my own set-up I bought a Mojo SDI some five or six years back for about 2500 usd, quite a rip-off compared to the then almost equivalent BlackMagic
Re: Nitris DX versus third-party I/O hardware for Symphony
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Like Shane I use a Kona 3 with Avid Symphony 6.5 on my own suite. As others have mentioned you don't get universal mastering and a couple of other features also mentioned. Closed captioning etc. As a
Premiere CS6 perfomance lacks behind on MBP
by Morten Ranmar 1 year ago
I really hope Adobe has optimized CS7 for mobile computing. I'm on my MBP i7 with 8Gb Ram, MacOS 10.7.5 - and put together identical edits with H264 material from Panasonic AF101 on both FCPX 10.08 an
Re: Premiere CS6 perfomance lacks behind on MBP
by Neil Patience 1 year ago
Hi Morton I know you didn't want to get bogged down in the tech discussion (don't blame you) but Just to clear up the tech confusion although you describe your machine as the "beefed up top model" it
Problems with stills and BM Ultrastudio Mini Monitor
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi all i hope someone can help. I recently purchased a BM Mini Monitor for use with my MacBook Pro for use with Avid Symphony and FCP 7 Initially all seemed well and everything was working great. I ha
Re: Problems with stills and BM Ultrastudio Mini Monitor
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi Bret Thanks for the reply, well at least I know I am not alone. I guess BMD wont bother fixing FCP7 issues now - shame but there you go. Might swap it out for a TTAP and forego Resolve playback. be
Good monitoring Solutions for FCPX?
by Michael Hadley 2 years ago
Looking for recommendations in terms of monitoring solutions with X. Have used Matrox MXO Mini in the past with a Samsung HDMI monitor. However, wanted to switch to some 3 year old Apple Cinema Displa
Re: Good monitoring Solutions for FCPX?
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Bret Williams " the BMD ultrastudio mini monitor is great if you have thunderbolt. " I recently got one of these and have to say very impressed. As long as you only need HD monitoring, which I do, th
ProCutX iPad interface
by Cameron Clendaniel 2 years ago
http: www.macrumors.com 2013 02 06 procutx-app-to-streamline-final-cut-pro-x-editing-from-your-ipad Cameron Clendaniel Film Editor, NYC o (718)254-8027 f (718)254-8028 m (617)416-6004 cam@camclendanie
Re: ProCutX iPad interface
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Great thank you. best wishes Neil www.patience.tv 8 Core MacPro, Kona 3, Tangent Wave, Mackie Universal Symphony 6.5 FCP7 i7 2.7 Gig MBP (non retina) 16Gigs Ram Blackmagic Monitor Mini Symphony 6.5 FC
Starting a project in Symphony
by William Edwards 2 years ago
Hi, I was wondering, if you start a project in Symphony, would you be able to switch back and forth with that and Media Composer 6 without any issues Symphony is on my tower, Media Composer is on my l
Re: Starting a project in Symphony
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Straight colour correction should translate but certainly if you had used secondary then that would not come across. The only things that don't translate are Symphony only features. Like Shane says th
How do I roll Video Only in FCP X
by David McWhinney 2 years ago
Hi All In FCP 7 if I want to roll only the video I hold down the option key How do I do that in FCP X If it is possible , does it work in both a primary storyline and connected clips Thanks David
Re: How do I roll Video Only in FCP X
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi David I would be interested to know what you think of Bills suggestions about keywording, tagging and pre organising. He is totally correct about that being the best way to make X work and he knows
Fade To Color
by Robert Ober 2 years ago
Hello Again, I am trying to fade in a short video. I applied the Quick Transition fade to color. I cannot seem to get it to fade in my video it goes black to color in seemingly one frame. Yes, I have
Re: Fade To Color
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
It sounds like you are trying to add a fade from black at he start of your video If so fade to colour is the wrong way around. You need a fade from colour - however an even easier way is, assuming it
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Appropriate Field Order for Progressive videos in interlaced projects ?
by Rosie Walunas 2 years ago
The workflow I have to mandatorily follow is Import footage into a 30i project at lowres for 1080i broadcast project, changing the Format between the two types. (People keep saying go with AMA, or Imp
Re: Appropriate Field Order for Progressive videos in interlaced projects ?
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Yes it would make sense to do that, because that setting assumes the file that you are importing is correctly field ordered. Of course in progressive the fields are exactly the same so its kinda hard
Noise and the ultimate export
by Matt Walker 2 years ago
Hey all, I am working with 7d footage recording at a 320 iso. I have done a few projects on the 7d and I would like to work on getting a cleaner final product. I do an AMA link to 8 bit DnxHD QT files
Re: Noise and the ultimate export
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
I know it sort of mad replying to a post with first something that doesn't work but Neat Video is indeed a really excellent de-noise app but as Glenn says no Avid version. They support just about ever
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Huge file sizes
by Mike Flinn 2 years ago
I have been using FCPX for a while now and still have not been able to figure out how to fix my enormous file sizes. I exported a 7 minute video at 1920 x 1080 23.98 fps and it turned out to be 5 GB!
Re: Huge file sizes
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Mike Flinn "Apparently I lied... It is Version 10.6.8 ha" No worries thought it was a bit odd. Mike Flinn "If I were to need to give this file to another company to add their clips to that is my best
Problems with HD Multicam Edit
by Enrico Adonis 2 years ago
I need to do a 6 cam multi edit in FCPX. What hardware would I need. I tried it but it plays for 2 seconds then stops for 10 seconds etc etc. I'm editing on a Macbook Pro 15 inch, 8gig Ram, i7 process
Re: Problems with HD Multicam Edit
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi Enrico It would be a mistake to use your internal OS drive to store media and 5400 RPM is not quick enough. You need 7200 rpm as a minimum but again a single internal drive won't run 6 HD streams.
macbook pro purchase
by Wendell Davis 2 years ago
Good morning experts: I'm looking to get a new macbook pro for editing in CS6. Currently running MacPro with two 30 inch monitors at home and on the road an old slow 17 inch macbook pro. Questions: is
Re: macbook pro purchase
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi Wendell One option you might want to consider :- I went for a non retina 2.7 gig i7 MacBook Pro. The high res anti glare screen model. Although you sacrifice the retina display it retains the optic
In LA and interested in X's Multi-cam?
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
...or merely one of those who hang here and who want to tell me in person why I'm deeply and totally off-base about FCP-X - here's your big chance! I m traveling to LA next Tue - (Jan 23) to do a pres
Re: the URL you've all been waiting for
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
In following the thread about the head shots behind Bill I wonder if anyone else thinks that he has slightly more than a passing resemblance to Simon Cowell - no offence Bill :-) best wishes Neil www.
Problem with Preset Browser
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi All I am having a small problem with the preset browser. If I apply any effect and go to the preset browser the thumbnail windows are black. You can see the example effects are being applied howeve
Re: Problem with Preset Browser
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi Alan OK got around to trying that, First loaded Film Effect - preset browser blank Then loaded Warp Fish Eye - All good Then back to Film Effect on the same clip and now all good too. Anyway just p
Backward compatible sequences?
by Eli Brown 2 years ago
I have a job coming from an Avid MC 5.5 and am wondering if there is a way to do a color grade in resolve and then reconform it without having MC5.5 on my system. I have MC6, so I was planning on open
Re: Backward compatible sequences?
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi Eli Avid 5.5 can read Avid 6 projects with the limitation that if you use a MC6 feature that is not in 5.5 this will not translate. I found this thread where several people confirm this. http: foru
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Standalone Compressor 4, Better than 3.5.3?
by William Carr 2 years ago
First of all, happy holidays! I posted in the FCP7 forum and was advised to try here-- that's because I'm still a user of the prior suite but do a lot of conversions back and forth from ProRes to vari
Re: Standalone Compressor 4, Better than 3.5.3?
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
I dont think that Compressor 4 was a huge step up from 3.5.3. The interface was largely unchanged. The major change was integration with FCXP however the other thing that was added was HTTP Live encod
Audio Issue
by Patrick Morrow 2 years ago
Hello, I recorded with a zoom recorder a wave file at 48 and it sounds tinny and bad in fcpx. When I open it in itunes it sounds crystal clear. What am I missing here Thanks, Patrick Morrow
Re: Audio Issue
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
I would say it sounds like an audio phase issue. Are the two tracks being played back "mono" both panned centrally If so almost certainly a phase error. Either way try deleting muting one of the track
DSLR Image Quality
by Will Suto 2 years ago
I am trying to figure out why my image quality is not as good as I think it could be. I am shooting on a 7D with an EF 50mm 1.8. The image above is a still from the video. I compressed the video for u
Re: DSLR Image Quality
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
naushad khan "use animation or uncompressed compression..." Whilst Animation is a high quality uncompressed codec its not the best to use with 7D material in FCP. Although "uncompressed compression"
Dubbing Beta SP - which codec to use?
by Niklas Wikman 2 years ago
So, there's a client that wish to make a copy of a Beta SP tape. We have the UVW-1800P deck and the Io HD. We connect our video disks over FW800 (normally shooting DV50 over P2). Will ProRes 422 both
Re: Dubbing Beta SP - which codec to use?
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi Niklas ProRes 422 will be fine for Beta SP capture - you should be OK capturing to a FW 800 drive as that can handle a stream or 2 of HD ProRes, so Beta SP is well within limits. If you have eSATA
Media Encoder CS5.5 m2v frame size error?
by Neil Patience 2 years ago
Hi All I usually use media encoder for BluRay encoding and everything there is fine. I recently tried to use it for a standard DVD .m2v encode and have got an odd frame size. I tried using the PAL pro


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