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Simon Ubsdell

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Apple drops ProApps from corporate definition
by Andrew Kimery 2 days ago
Let the speculation, Kremlinology and most likely inflammatory comments begin! ;) http: alex4d.com notes item apple-drops-proapps-from-corporate-definition "For over 10 years Apple have included a men
Re: Apple drops ProApps from corporate definition
by Tim Wilson 11 hours ago
For the record, I like this U2 album A LOT, and I'll be buying the expanded physical edition. After thinking they were done making good albums forever, I'm delighted. Andrew Kimery "Don't overtly cont
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 10 hours ago
Blackmagic acquires Fusion
by Ronny Courtens 6 days ago
http: www.redsharknews.com post item 2015-blackmagic-s-purchase-of-eyeon-fusion-will-send-shockwaves-through-the-post-production-industry When testing the editing capabilities on R11 I was underwhelme
Re: Blackmagic acquires Fusion
by Walter Soyka 6 days ago
David Mathis "I would love to see how Adobe reacts as well. This could be the tip of the iceberg. Ya mean I don't need to subscribe to get high-end tools for my studio :-)" Indeed -- but I do think t
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 6 days ago
BBC adopts FCP X for news editing
by Ronny Courtens 2 weeks ago
From the fcp.co home page: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1487-the-bbc-adopts-final-cut-pro-x-for-news-gathering - Ronny
Re: BBC adopts FCP X for news editing!!!!!
by Andrew Kimery 2 weeks ago
Bill Davis " That's me speaking for me. YMMV." So if you find yourself in a situation where, for whatever reason, the Creative Cloud suite is obviously the best tool for the job will you subscribe to
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 weeks ago
The Question - An Update On My Choices In NLEs
by Franz Bieberkopf 2 weeks 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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Jim Wiseman liked this 4 days ago
Re: The Question - An Update On My Choices In NLEs
by Charlie Austin 2 weeks ago
Franz Bieberkopf "So, what's the criteria for categorizing "basic, necessary functions" vs. "different priorities, different approaches" " For me, it just comes down to being able to do something jus
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 weeks ago
Importing into Motion...and rendering therein
by John Mendelsohn 1 month ago
Is there a way, when importing multiple JPEGs or PNGs, to avoid each of them going into a separate group Also, why, when I've adjusted the In and Out bars on the Timeeline, does the program render eve
Re: Importing into Motion...and rendering therein
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
John Mendelsohn "Is there a way, when importing multiple JPEGs or PNGs, to avoid each of them going into a separate group Shift select them in the Finder or File Browser and drag them into a group -
UK NLE Survey
by Oliver Peters 1 month 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 Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Is it just me or does anyone else think this is a very odd result indeed for compositing in this market Avid is also the strongest brand in the compositing market, with the DS system being used by 34%
Red Giant Primatte 5.1
by David Mathis 1 month ago
Just got an e-mail and Red Giant Primatte Keyer 5.1 is now available for FCP X and Motion, it is somewhat expensive at $499 USD but looks interesting.
Re: Red Giant Primatte 5.1
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Walter Soyka "Since we're on the subject, I've been rather impressed with Premiere Pro's bundled Ultra Key." I have to say though I'm not hugely impressed with the new Key Cleaner concept - a fancy g
OTish: Turn out the lights...
by Scott Witthaus 1 month 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 Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Andrew Kimery "Odd gray zone FCP7 exists in these days." My colleagues and I still use it almost exclusively day in day out because it's the only thing that completely matches our needs which are man
Automatch
by Herb Sevush 1 month ago
I've just tried out the new (to me) FX Factory Plug-In called Automatch, designed to expedite matching the color of two different shots, and I'm pleased to say it does just that. Simple and straight f
Re: Automatch
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Hi Herb Thanks very much indeed for the really nice review of AutoMatch. I can't take too much of the credit which mostly belongs to my very talented development partner at Hawaiki, Rob Mackintosh, wh
Adobe Chat not available - any ideas?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
When I try to access Adobe chat help, I get the following message: Please quit and restart your browser to start a new chat session. Which however still won't allow me to initiate a new chat session.
Re: Adobe Chat not available - any ideas?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Hi Kevin Problem solved. I just wanted to add that I know Adobe support has come in for a lot of flak, but in this case, although it took quite a while to track down the issue, the response time was v
FCP X Strikes Again
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Each fall I've been doing a set of weekly retail spots built on a set of "donut" spots with a retail insert in the middle. Each year I have to change some of the on-camera talent in the front and back
Re: FCP X Strikes Again
by Aindreas Gallagher 1 month ago
so fairs fair really. I was demanding you eat your hat repeatedly - I was seriously not really understanding at all what's going on in off centre dissolves in ppro. http: vimeo.com user1590967 videos
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 month ago
Asymmetric Audio Dissolve/Crossfade...
by Charlie Austin 1 month ago
Maybe everyone knows this, I didn't, mainly because I don't use audio dissolves much, and if I cut audio in a secondary the stock centered transition works fine most of the time. But, if you really ne
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 month ago
A Lazy Editor's Audio Workflow
by David Lawrence 1 month ago
Continuing from this subthread where I asked: David Lawrence "In FCPX, dissolves always center-allign between the gap and the clip. Not what I want. How do I set transition alignment Anyone " And the
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Franz Bieberkopf liked this 1 month ago
Re: A Lazy Editor's Audio Workflow
by Aindreas Gallagher 1 month ago
we should stop this David. Why are we hammering on this Oh wait now I remember: http: i.imgur.com 574uWB1.jpg http: vimeo.com user1590967 videos www.ogallchoir.net promo producer editor.grading motion
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 month ago
Sharknado 2 edited on.....(drumroll) Premiere Pro CC
by Andy Field 2 months ago
http: provideocoalition.com ssimmons story sharknado-2-and-vashis-premiere-pro-editorial-workflow
Re: Sharknado 2 edited on.....(drumroll) Premiere Pro CC
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Thanks for sharing the workflow and experience. I think far too many people here blow off the validity of feature film editing, because it's not something they do. Certainly most film timelines aren't
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Funny? Or too real?
by Charlie Austin 2 months ago
This has been around for a while I guess, but I just saw it so I figured I'd share. It's NLE agnostic... ;-) http: www.funnyordie.com videos f1fb270652 whoosh -----------------------------------------
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Chris Harlan liked this 2 months ago
Re: Funny? Or too real?
by Charlie Austin 2 months ago
Chris Harlan " If your in, we'd have to use prosthetics, since the visual metaphor would require the character to be Jabba-the-Hutted into his chair." lol... It's a funny idea anyway.. to maybe a doz
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Premiere Pro CC versus FCP X
by Oliver Peters 2 months 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 Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Scott Witthaus "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,
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
ITV studios convenes meeting. basically tells attending avid editors to start using premiere.
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 months ago
quite a big move this. http: alex4d.com notes item premiere-uktv-post http: vimeo.com user1590967 videos www.ogallchoir.net promo producer editor.grading motion graphics
Re: ITV studios convenes meeting. basically tells attending avid editors to start using premiere.
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
David Cherniack "The solution to using warp stabilizer in Premiere without ballooning the project size is to dynamically link the clip to Ae and add the warp stabilizer there. That way the memory hit
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
weird shoes, FCPX, and the sheep barn.
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 months 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 Walter Soyka 2 months ago
Aindreas Gallagher "you've hurt my feelings Simon, and worse, you've hurt tilde's feelings." Think about how the poor grave accent feels. Grave accent does all the work, and tilde gets all the credit
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Polls
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Threads with my name in them make me nervous, so I'm going to talk about polls here. LOL My first question is, what do you want a poll to tell Adobe that you think they don't already know Is your thin
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 months ago
Re: Polls
by Tim Wilson 2 months ago
Aindreas, your replies to me and Franz may be my two favorite posts in the history of the COW. Franz, I have several reasons for thinking this forum is very important. Its first purpose, historically
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Analog Metadata
by Franz Bieberkopf 2 months ago
which used to be called "taking notes". This thought started with this recent exchange: http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 335 71154 Craig Alan "... your example ... already comes embedded with me
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Jim Wiseman liked this 2 months ago
Re: Analog Metadata
by Jeremy Garchow 2 months ago
First, at what stage do you create your index cards Franz Bieberkopf "As someone who still uses a notebook and index cards, I'm wondering how many still use "analog metadata" and how many have migrate
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
cutting promos with premiere is the nicest thing in the entire world.
by Aindreas Gallagher 3 months ago
I had to say it. I'm in a big broadcaster for a few months that does a lot of sport. they have avid - around sixty suites of avid. Horrible horrible horrible avid on isis as far as the eye can see. I
Re: cutting promos with premiere is the nicest thing in the entire world.
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Aindreas Gallagher "either way there has to be a more proper compact with the customer - at least the one who doesn't have photoshop tattooed on their forehead. " What is it with those darn paparazzi
Default text color
by Tom Fox 2 months ago
Is there any way to change the default text colour I am working with the white video base layer and the fact the default text is white slows me down. Cheers, T
Re: Default text color
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
Tom Fox "I like that favourites method. For me, I think that, for pure mass data entry purposes (I am doing a lot of titles on this edit) the opacity workaround works quite well." All a matter of per
Connecting limbs in animation to make 'joints'?
by Nicholas fforde 3 months ago
Dear cowsters, For the first time I'm having to create an animation with characters in Apple motion. Normally if I use motion, it's for graphics for a video project, but today I find myself in somewha
Re: Connecting limbs in animation to make 'joints'? - A test render.
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Glad to hear you got it to work - hope the client is happy ;-) Simon Ubsdell tokyo-uk.com
File: TKY B&W Grunge Transition
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
zip file FCP X transition http: f1.creativecow.net 7685 tky-bw-grunge-transition
Text File Generator
by Gene Hall 5 months ago
I wondered if any one here had much experience with the text file generator in Motion 5 It is showing a behavior that is driving me mad! I have seen very vague reference to this elsewhere on the inter
Re: Text File Generator
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
That's tricky. So you're just wanting to have an even spread What I'd do is the following: Set the speed to Custom. In the keyframe editor find the spot where the first caption changes to the second c
Upscaling 1080p for DCP ...
by Paul Figgiani 6 months ago
I'm sifting through all the steps necessary to create a DCP package with the original footage shot at 1080p. It looks like the information that is out there regarding upscaling is accurate - footage w
Re: Upscaling 1080p for DCP ...
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
Paul Figgiani "I was just wondering if anyone has had the chance to view 2K (2048x858) material that has been upscaled from 1080p on a large projection screen If so how does it look " We work this wa
Digital Juice Goes Subscription-Based
by Gary Huff 6 months ago
Video is here.
Re: Digital Juice Goes Subscription-Based
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
Joseph W. Bourke "I think they need to change the name to "frenetic typography"..." Certainly in this case. it's amazing how last year's (or maybe the year or two before last's) cool new thing can su
RGB Balance equivalent in FCPX
by Adam White 7 months ago
Something (one of many) things I miss from FCP7 in X is the RGB Balance filter. It used to be a great little tool, because it allowed you to fairly precisely alter the R, G and B colour ranges in the
Re: RGB Balance equivalent in FCPX
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
Try this really great free plug-in from Rob Mackintosh: http: www.fcp.co forum colour-correction 10962-free-fcpx-effect-wvl-rgbbalance Or for lots more control check out his excellent commercial plug-
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Motion Blur
by Jason Jenkins 3 years ago
The closest thing I can find to a motion blur in FCPX is 'directional' blur, which isn't that great. Any way to create a motion blur effect in Motion 5 and publish to FCPX Sigh. I may actually have to
Re: Motion Blur
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
I removed this because Apple's Motion 5 version of Motion Blur isn't Motion Blur at all, but just Directional Blur with a rotational control. Here's a sort of motion blur that's OK-ish, which is basic
Anyone use Xto7 App recently? Is it better now?
by Edward Harby 7 months ago
Just wondering if Xto7 is working properly now. Thinking about getting it but the reviews from previous updates (2012) show that I should walk away. It's 2014 now. Has it changed much I found 7toX gre
Re: Anyone use Xto7 App recently? Is it better now?
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
Bret Williams "And the pro-tools session went off without a hitch." Agreed. Much as I like X2Pro I often find that Xto7 is the most dependable way of getting into ProTools. And I would reiterate the
How do Drop Zones work in 10.1?
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
A slightly loaded question but I'm hoping someone here can give a definitive answer. In the early days of FCP X I made quite a few Motion templates that relied on Drop Zones but after a while I had to
Re: How do Drop Zones work in 10.1?
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
Hi Nick Yes, that does seem like a simple and efficient solution - and one that gives reliable results. Thanks for sharing. Many thanks. S. Simon Ubsdell www.tokyo-uk.com
Apple Motion Tutorial - how to key when the Apple keyer doesn't deliver
by Simon Ubsdell 8 months ago
If you've run into situations where the Apple keyer just won't resolve fine detail - and that's a lot of the time, as far as I can tell - here's a tutorial that shows you how to build your own keyer i
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Rick Foxx liked this 8 months ago
Re: Apple Motion Tutorial - how to key when the Apple keyer doesn't deliver
by Simon Ubsdell 8 months ago
Jeremy Garchow "I meant to build something for FCPX, in Motion. Basically, publish something from Motion. I would have to see what exactly can be published and how. I thought I imagined just having o
View channels
by Simon Ubsdell 11 months ago
Embarrassingly basic question, sorry, but how can I view the individual RGB channels in Pr I can see very clearly how to view the Alpha channel but the others ... not so much. Thanks. Simon Ubsdell ww
Re: View channels
by Simon Ubsdell 10 months ago
Thanks. That's certainly a kind of a way of doing it although it's not the same as actually viewing the grayscale values of channels. I was hoping there was a simple view menu option that's easy to re
File: TKY Section Highlighter
by Simon Ubsdell 12 months ago
zip file Highlight a section of text and blur the background http: f1.creativecow.net 6531 tky-section-highlighter
Low Volume (I know, but i've only just started using it)
by Iain MacKinnon 1 year ago
I am mixing a simple song on Soundtrack Pro (2.0.2) When attempting to master my track (8 channels) the master volume is right at the cusp of peaking but for some reason it's much quieter than a regul
Re: Low Volume (I know, but i've only just started using it)
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
Here's another handy reference for what's involved: http: www.homerecordingconnection.com news.php action=view_story&id=154 Simon Ubsdell www.tokyo-uk.com
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Soundtrack Pro Replacement Suggestion please
by Robert Bengraff 1 year ago
I am a sound designer for film and video (not a musician) I have made a good living using Soundtrack pro and am quite sad that it is no longer. I am now faced with replacing it and all of the reviews
Re: Soundtrack Pro Replacement Suggestion please
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
Logic X is amazing value for money - it's not in the same league as ProTools for audio post but it really is a pleasure to use, and if you were a musician you'd really love it. Personally I wouldn't b
File: Interference Project
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
zip file Motion 5 project showing "interference" behaviors. http: f1.creativecow.net 6253 interference-project
File: Motion 5 project - Interference
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
zip file demo of interference http: f1.creativecow.net 6246 motion-5-project-interference
How to apply an effect in Soundtrack Pro to my entire Final Cut sequence? Or Copy and paste effect..
by Austin Steele 1 year ago
Hello and thank you in advance. I shot some stuff that has a large hum sound in the background. I was successfully able to remove it using Soundtrack pro and following this tutorial: http: www.fcp.co
Re: How to apply an effect in Soundtrack Pro to my entire Final Cut sequence? Or Copy and paste effect..
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
Open up a clip in the clip editor, set your noise print, apply reduce noise. From the File Menu, choose Save as Apple Script, giving a name of your choice, e.g. "My Noise Reduction". In Final Cut, sel
File: Scribble Test
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
png file Scribble Test http: f1.creativecow.net 6152 scribble-test


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