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Scott Witthaus

Member Since:
March 26th 2004
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Premiere Pro CC versus FCP X
by Oliver Peters 5 days ago
I've noticed that some here have made a transition from FCP "legacy" to Premiere Pro and now to FCP X. Many first shifted to Premiere Pro out of the reaction to FCP X's early stages. Out of curiosity,
Re: Premiere Pro CC versus FCP X
by Scott Witthaus 3 days ago
Hey Oliver - I switched from FCP Legacy and Avid (not a lot of that though) to mostly X for speed, tools at hand and it's more fun (sorry, but that is important). It was not an instant transition, but
weird shoes, FCPX, and the sheep barn.
by Aindreas Gallagher 1 week 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 Scott Witthaus 6 days ago
Aindreas Gallagher "It is a limited use case editing system." This is just hilarious. Have fun on Premiere! I have yet to hit that limitation yet on X. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Su
BBC "Sherlock Holmes"
by Dave Gage 1 week ago
I finally got around to watching the 3 seasons of this show on NetFlix. Does anyone know what NLE was used to edit the shows There is an effect in the opening credits that looks like the "Miniaturize
Re: BBC "Sherlock Holmes"
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
I like the fact that Adobe guys are here defending their turf! Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Oh dear, we will switch to fcpx!
by Mark Snow 2 weeks ago
Finally, my friends. We will switch from fcp7 to X at our shop. We do mostly Documentaries and some PR Corporate videos. The pain of missing tracks, the missing features (Keyframing) and the, quite fr
Re: Oh dear, we will switch to fcpx!
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Andrew Kimery "It wasn't pro before, but Apple has made a lot of good strides. ;)" Hell, it was mid-beta when it was released! Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editor
Audio Mix Window
by James Ewart 2 weeks ago
Hello Do you think Apple are likely to introduce a traditional audio mix window anytime in the future I am no audio mixer and anything complex I will export but I think the lack of this window is a bi
Re: Audio Mix Window
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Interesting thread. As I think back to the hundreds of jobs I ran through FCP7, I cannot ever remember using the mixer in the system. My jobs were mostly spots and I cut with scratch tracks and temp m
Interesting article
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1453-apple-s-segmented-timeline-patent-bringing-structure-to-video-editing Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor
Skimmer Info and Used Media Ranges 10.1.2
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
Dumb question, maybe, but when hiding or showing these I see no changes to the clips in the browser or timeline (unlike show and hide Marked Ranges). What am I supposed to be seeing when using these S
Re: Skimmer Info and Used Media Ranges 10.1.2
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
Ah, yes. Thank you all. Is there any way to jump to the head of each used piece of media Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Apropos new media management options in 10.1.2...
by Robin S. Kurz 4 weeks ago
... here's yet another hugely helpful episode of MacBreak Studio to shed a bit of light on matters, for those still mystified. :) https: www.youtube.com watch v=wGogEwnX9yE
Re: Apropos new media management options in 10.1.2...
by Scott Witthaus 4 weeks ago
very good video. Thanks Robin! Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Skimmer Issue
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Hey all - I am starting a gig where the client needs a TC burn of some interviews to pick selects from. The first set is about one hour and ten minutes of material. Created the project, edited the cli
Re: Skimmer Issue
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
I went ahead and reported it as a bug. Feels like one, anyway. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Attaching stuff
by James Ewart 1 month ago
Hello So I've got a little 3 second sting I have built with an explosion for audio and have created a compound clip. But I am getting a bit bored with the explosion and would like to use a different b
Re: Attaching stuff
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Go into your compound clip, put the second explosion where you want it and use the V key to simply turn off the other. Salt and pepper as needed. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Superviso
Giant clip, workflow
by Claude Lyneis 1 month ago
I recently had some Super 8 film from the 70's transferred to 1080 proress 422. There were many 3 minute reels and some longer ones transferred, they came back at a 50 minute long single .mov file 60
Re: Giant clip, workflow
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
Agreed. I am working on a gig where we are taking an hour and twenty minute doc and seeing if we can cut it down to under an hour. I took the entire thing in and then created keyword collections for v
Compound clips vs new Storylines- best uses for each
by jim bachalo 1 month ago
When you need to group clips, which exist either as connected clips or in the main storyline, you have 2 main options 1- compound clips 2- secondary storylines Since both function to group clips, can
Re: Compound clips vs new Storylines- best uses for each
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
I use compound clips to group "things" that I am "done with". For example I was on a gig yesterday where the client wanted to use just certain parts of a music bed. I cut the song up to make it work,
P2 Footage and FCPX
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Hey all - Been a long time since I worked with P2 footage. Any problem working with them in X Same import process as other file types Thanks! Scott Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervi
Re: P2 Footage and FCPX
by Craig Alan 2 months ago
I copy the P2 card folders into a finder folder. Then I import the finder folder copy into FCP x. I can choose or not choose which clips I want and still have a copy of the original P2 card in case so
Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by John Davidson 3 months ago
Hi everyone. It's been over a year since we last made one of these walk through videos. There are many reasons we took so long. The first is that we've been too dang busy. The second is that it's pret
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Re: Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
David Mathis " I really do not believe that video shot on a phone is ever meant to be broadcast" The question really is, what is "broadcast". We all assume it's on a television. Not anymore. Shot on
News: SmartSound® Launches Soundtrack Creation Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X
by Cow News Droid 4 months ago
The Only Music Software to Use Apple s Generator Function to Create Custom Music Soundtracks Inside Final Cut Pro X (Los Angeles, California--March 17, 2014) SmartSound Software Inc., the leader in cu
Re: News: SmartSound® Launches Soundtrack Creation Plug-in for Final Cut Pro X
by Scott Witthaus 4 months ago
Very cool. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Avid Connect at NAB
by brian waz 8 months ago
As a long time avid user who wants the company to succeed, making a "club" that charges you to attend a seminar at NAB just seems wrong. The Avid Customer Association Am I missing something here
Re: Avid Connect at NAB
by Scott Witthaus 8 months ago
Yup. Sure seems that way. A couple of lively threads on the topic on the L2 and the Avid Forums. I was pretty disappointed in this tactic. You can tell a finance guy is running the show now.... Scott
Media Composer 7 is coming soon...
by Joel Ray 1 year ago
I see in the Avid store on the Symphony upgrade site it says "Media Composer 7 is coming soon Get a complimentary Media Composer 7 upgrade with the Symphony option (once available) when you upgrade or
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Alex Gerulaitis liked this 1 year ago
Re: Media Composer 7 is coming soon...
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
Media Composer and Symphony are basically the same product, save color correction and a couple other features. Many of us have long been pounding the drum that there is no need for 2 separate products
Couple of newbie questions
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
So I get a call from a client to cut a couple spots...on PP CS6, a software I have never used before, besides opening it up and just putzing around. Anyway, I take some dedicated time and am surprised
Re: Couple of newbie questions
by Scott Witthaus 1 year ago
Thanks Paul - Since a lot of post houses are heading towards PP (like the one I am cutting in now), its a good thing for a freelancer to have as many tools in the box as possible! Scott Scott Witthaus
HD output from FCP. Graphics look soft in DVDSP 16x9 SD.
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
Taking a 1280 x 720 29.97 HD Sequence (Consisting of text over still images) from Final Cut Pro exporting as current settings export looks fine with image and type sharp. When importing into DVD Studi
Re: HD output from FCP. Graphics look soft in DVDSP 16x9 SD.
by Filip Kubiš 3 years ago
Scott Witthaus " When importing into DVD Studio Pro as 16 x 9 SD Letterbox project" Do I understand it You are importing HD footage directly into DVDSP No compression via Compressor Nothing like that
Audio effects: no effect
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
Hey all - Working on this pro-bono piece for the last 18 months that is just about done. I am doing a final audio mix on sources that came mostly from Flip cam files (yeah, that much fun). Started on
Re: Audio effects: no effect
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
Found it. While I had the Filters turned on in the User Prefs, in that particular sequence (this is version 10) they were turned off in the Sequence Prefs. That fixed it. Thanks for your help. Scott W
Smoke in a mac
by Nick Hasson 5 years ago
http: www.fxguide.com qt 1700 smoke-on-mac-yes-its-for-real Well, Smoke will now be on a mac. Good for some, bad for others. Nick Hasson www.niceedits.com
Re: Smoke in a mac
by Scott Witthaus 5 years ago
From the Avid-L: "You do not need to own another Smoke to buy one. It will require the yearly service contract to keep it licensed. It will be missing the higher end node based compositing tree which
Rollover images to Lightbox
by Scott Witthaus 5 years ago
Hey all - is there a way to link a rollover image to a Lightbox Gallery Getting conflicting info. Thanks Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Bran
Re: Rollover images to Lightbox
by Abraham Chaffin 5 years ago
Yes you can. Simply insert your rollover image using dreamweaver and then you can put the rel='lightbox' on the "a" tag. Of course you need the proper javascript files on the page for it to work. Abra
Web site link on image displayed in Lightbox Gallery
by Scott Witthaus 5 years ago
Hey all - I want to add a link to a website ON an image that is being displayed in a Lightbox Gallery. Anyone heard of this All help appreciated. Scott Witthaus Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Produ
Re: Web site link on image displayed in Lightbox Gallery
by Richard Williams 5 years ago
Yes, Simple click on the image from within dreamweaver, and then in the links properties pannel at the bottom of the page, type the address of the page that you want to link to in exactly the same way
Linking a Lightbox to a hot spot on image
by Scott Witthaus 5 years ago
is there a way to do this efficiently A student wants to create a background and then use a hotspot for a Lightbox display of images. Thanks in advance. sw
Re: Linking a Lightbox to a hot spot on image
by Scott Witthaus 5 years ago
yes. Bringing in a jpeg as an image map. She wants to use hot spots to link to a Lightbox display of her work. Not working. Thanks. ScottScott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 In
lightbox java
by Neil Bradley 7 years ago
I have recently downloaded Lightbox JS v2.03 for use in a site I am designing in DM. I have read through the instructions carefully few times and tried to make the java work however there are a few ar
Re: lightbox java
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
I have done that but the image file names are still showing up as links on the page. Click any one and I can view the entire gallery. I am looking for one link on my page that when clicked, will refer
Lightbox Image Group Name
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
He all - Newbie. I am using Lightbox to create a gallery of images, however as I enter each new image into a group, each image name shows up on the page. They play as one image group, but I just want
Re: Lightbox Image Group Name
by Abraham Chaffin 6 years ago
Refer to this page: http: www.dynamicdrive.com dynamicindex4 lightbox2 index.htm Also you might post the URL of the page you are dealing with so that we can take a closer look at your code to diagnose
"re-defining" a site
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
ok, newbie question and I think a simple one. I came back to work last week and my IT guy had a shiny new MacPro at my desk. He transferred all my files over and things went along well. But, when I tr
Re: "re-defining" a site
by Abraham Chaffin 6 years ago
Go to the Site menu Manage Sites and fill out the wizard form - change the location of the site folder when you get to that step.Abraham
GoLive to Dreamweaver
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
Hey all - A while back I remember a Adobe tutorial that went through the steps of taking a GoLive web site and migrating it over to Dreamweaver. Cannot seem to find it now, and that migration is the p
What Quicktime format from HDV
by Scott Witthaus 6 years ago
Hey all - Latest version of DVDSP. For one client I edit (in FCP) a lot of HDV, either 720 24p or 1080i 60. Sometimes a mixture. When I output a QT with Current Settings, DVDSP will not allow me to us
Mixed resolutions, ratios
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
OK, here is a good one: I have a client who shot a bunch of HDV footage and mixed that with HD stock footage...all good so far. However the client then added a lot of 4x3 SD stock footage and does not
Re: Mixed resolutions, ratios
by Joe Murray 7 years ago
You just need to scale up the 4 x 3 footage. Motion tab scale or just drag the window in the canvas. You will loose about 30% though. You can then pan and scan it a bit by hand as the composition will
HDCAM vs DVCPRO vs New Formats
by Bill Paris 7 years ago
Wondering which formats editors are finding to be the best these days with regard to quality and workflow. What are you seeing the most of Any new trends From an editor's perspective which format will
Re: HDCAM vs DVCPRO vs New Formats
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey Walter - What is your deck of choice for DVCPro HD Any good flexible decks out there on the horizon I am looking for a feeder deck for my home office system and input advice is appreciate...or sho
Basic design and workflow articles
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey all - Looking for some basic articles that describe the basic workflow in creating successful web sites. These can be the basics: design, interaction, content presentation, etc. Any help is apprec
Avid CEO change
by Oliver Peters 7 years ago
FWIW - Avid Announces Departure of CEO David Krall TEWKSBURY, Mass.--July 16, 2007--The board of directors of Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) today announced that David Krall will step down from
Re: Avid CEO change
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
DS or FCP. Learn one.
Digital Photo settings
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey all - I am doing a project that is taking hundreds of digital photos from different cameras (all very good resolutions) into a time line, and making a pseudo time lapse thing. Problem is that I am
Re: Digital Photo settings
by David Battistella 7 years ago
Contact me off board and I can let you know how to best manage this. David Peace and Love :)
"Planet Earth" - REAL high definition
by walter biscardi 7 years ago
So if anyone wants to really see what can be achieved in High Definition, be sure to watch Discovery's "Planet Earth" series in high definition. I'm pretty sure there were no HDV cameras used in this
Re: "Planet Earth" - REAL high definition
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
very pretty stuff, but I got tired of Sigourney Weaver telling me that "this is the first time the (insert your animal or mating ritual here) has been seen courtesy of new technology..." Kidding of co
OT - Photoshop Training Material
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey all - I am going to be teaching a technology class next year that will involve the basics of everything from Photoshop to editing to Dreamweaver. I am hoping that each student will come to this gr
Re: OT - Photoshop Training Material
by Chris Poisson 7 years ago
Scott, There are at lest a dozen up-to-date PS books on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and Borders. I looked at a couple the other day just for grins, they all look good. But, if money were no object
FCP text issues
by jonjon_JHO 7 years ago
Im a student working on a senior project and ive run into issues with my titles and credits. Im trying to get smaller text and thing arent flowing easily. As I set up my text under the controls tab, t
Re: FCP text issues
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
FCP title tool is terrible. Check out Title 3D in the Boris menu. Much better quality, even though it is not WYSIWYG. sw Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Ric
HDV Codec
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Hey all - I have been given a couple of QT movies that were done using the DV 1080i60 codec. I do not have this on my machine. Can this be downloaded from somewhere Thanks. sw
Re: HDV Codec
by Scott Witthaus 7 years ago
Thanks Ed. Thats why I am asking the question here. I have FCP and QTP but no joy. Audio plays but the screen stays white. Here is the codec info: HDV 1080i60, Integer (Big Endian), Timecode Channel C
Delete QT's after compression
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
Hey all - to save drive space, can I delete the original QT files after DVDSP does the compression to MPEG Thanks in advance.Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor Greybox, LLC Richmo
Re: Delete QT's after compression
by John Steventon 8 years ago
Can I quickly add to this that you take one last look that you got the interlacing the right way round If you're just viewing from a display while you're making the DVD, you may not see the interlacin
really small buttons
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
Hey all - I am creating extremely small, invisible buttons that will go over text on a .jpg created by a client. When I go the the inspector for the button and try to lower the height of the button, i
Re: really small buttons
by Scott Witthaus 8 years ago
invisible meaning no text from DVSP. Just hot spots over already composed menu frames. They created a list of buttons in PS and I need to make them active via DVDSP. Thanks! Is there a zoom function S
Multiple Codecs on the Same Timeline??? Yes!
by Sean ONeil 9 years ago
Well this is a surprise with FCP5. 10-bit Uncompressed Easy Setup. 10-bit Uncompressed sequence. I threw down a DV clip in the sequence. I got an orange bar - not a red one. And it plays back fine out
Re: Multiple Codecs on the Same Timeline??? Yes!
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Do these all need to be rendered out for playback or will the card handle it in real time from the timeline
cross platform
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey all - Is there a preference setting or anything else that ensures cross platform play I am having trouble getting a DVD to play on a Windows XP machines. Thanks in advance.
Re: cross platform
by Todd Beabout 9 years ago
I don't believe that DVD's are any particular platform at all. There is no such thing as a Mac or PC video DVD that I know of. Your problem probably has something to do with encoding. A rule of thumb
Export Menu Still Image?
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
Hey all - Is there a way to export a still image of a menu so that I may e-mail it to a client for approval Thanks in advance.
Re: Export Menu Still Image?
by WTS(JManz) 9 years ago
Drag your menu background to a track (temporarily), click to select the chapter 1 mark on the track. On the bottom right hand side is the inspector window, you can click to save a still (representing
Changes: re-encode?
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
One more question: I have encoded 36 minutes of video that was brought in in 7 pieces, each with its own button on a menu. Now the client decides that he wants another button that plays all. Can I cre
Re: Changes: re-encode?
by Adolfo Rozenfeld 9 years ago
Whichever way you choose, you won't need to re-rencode. But bear in mind that if for the purpose of "play all" you create a track with a copy of the 7 elements one after the other, you're actually dup
Abilit to turn of Motion in button Inspector greyed out?
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
want to turn off motion in a button and it greyed out. Why is this and is there something I am missing Thanks.
PDF
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
ok, after searching and finding a couple of things, what is the consensus on the best way to have a button launch a pdf file from the DVD How can I make that pdf a target asset for a button And I am a
Re: PDF
by Roadkill 9 years ago
Scott Witthaus "And I am assuming that folks viewing on a set top DVD cannont view a PDF, correct " Correct. ;-) Check the DVDSP manual for "DVD@ccess" and have a look at the DVD@ccess tutorials at E
really easy question
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
ok, I don't use Photoshop, but have been asked to replace a background layer with another image. Try as I might and search the help articles, I cannot get an answer. So, how is this done Thanks in adv
Re: really easy question
by Scott Witthaus 9 years ago
I am just trying to change the image in the current background layer. How is this done


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