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Scott Witthaus

Member Since:
March 26th 2004
478 Posts
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The Question - An Update On My Choices In NLEs
by Franz Bieberkopf 2 days ago
There have been a few (very few) updates from some participants on where they stand on the "post-revolutionary" landscape and choosing the NLE that they work in. I thought I would add my own brief con
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Chris Harlan liked this 9 hours ago
Re: The Question - An Update On My Choices In NLEs
by Scott Witthaus 2 hours ago
Chris Harlan " I just cut an entire season of promos (23) entirely with AMA, never transcoding at all. My playback, off a MacBook Pro, and out over tBolt to multiple monitors was stellar, and trim mo
FCP X destroying audio edits in XML output
by Oliver Peters 6 days ago
I'm not sure what's going on, but I've now seen this on every project I've worked on using 3 different unrelated systems. This includes projects converted from 10.1.2 to 10.1.3, as well as started fro
Re: FCP X destroying audio edits in XML output
by Scott Witthaus 3 days ago
Oliver Peters "I absolutely fault FCP X with this, because Apple has chosen to create a new, non-standard export format (FCPXML) instead of anything that is commonly used. It's a neat little way of w
"Disabling" video of clip but not audio
by Neil Gowan 5 days ago
Been working with FCP X for a few months now, obviously some things I like, some I don't. One feature to my old workflow that I just can't stop wishing I had back is disabling a clip's video but leavi
Re: "Disabling" video of clip but not audio
by Scott Witthaus 4 days ago
It would be nice, however, so select a bunch of video clips and a bunch of corresponding external audio clips and go "fetch" and it does more than one at a time. I don't think the OP got a definitive
FCP X and the Tour de France
by Ronny Courtens 1 week ago
An interesting read on FCP X workflows and performance: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1480-editing-the-tour-de-france-on-final-cut-pro-x - Ronny
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David Mathis liked this 7 days ago
Re: FCP X and the Tour de France
by Scott Witthaus 6 days ago
Darren Roark "the interface is too cute and toy like," Or clean and elegant. Certainly better than Premiere which feels plastic and overly forced technical looking. Give me simple, clean and elegant
Apple's User Numbers for Final Cut Pro - A History
by Franz Bieberkopf 1 week ago
There's been more discussions of FCP X user numbers recently. http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 67764 http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 71974 http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335
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Richard Herd liked this 1 week ago
Re: Apple's User Numbers for Final Cut Pro - A History
by Scott Witthaus 1 week ago
Same deal here. I have Media Composer on my machine and have not used it for a paying gig in over 2 years. But, I count as a seat sold. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc
UK NLE Survey
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Interesting UK survey among production company execs. http: www.televisual.com read-reports-surveys 31 257 The-top-editing-compositing-and-grading-systems.html Clearly they haven't been listening to A
Re: UK NLE Survey
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
It's like linear guys hating Avid back in the day. "How can you do an edit on a computer when you don't have a huge Sony 7000 switcher and three D2 machines running It can't be that easy as a mouse cl
OTish: Turn out the lights...
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
It was going to happen sooner or later and today I hit the "delete button". At the school where I teach visual storytelling, that includes scripting, storyboards, shoot, edit, sound design, etc., we h
Re: OTish: Turn out the lights...
by Scott Witthaus 2 weeks ago
Mitch Ives "I'm kind of surprised that it took that long. The school I taught at for 5-1 2 years switched quite aw" Well, as we know, X was a warm pile of "poo" when it was released so I waited, watc
Skimmer Info and Used Media Ranges 10.1.2
by Scott Witthaus 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
very good video. Thanks Robin! Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Skimmer Issue
by Scott Witthaus 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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,
Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by John Davidson 5 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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Jim Wiseman liked this 5 months ago
Re: Blog: #8 Welcome to the Low End
by Scott Witthaus 4 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 6 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 6 months ago
Very cool. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
Avid Connect at NAB
by brian waz 9 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 9 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 4 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 4 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 8 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 8 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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