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Simon Ubsdell

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ITV studios convenes meeting. basically tells attending avid editors to start using premiere.
by Aindreas Gallagher 5 days 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 14 hours 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 14 hours ago
weird shoes, FCPX, and the sheep barn.
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 days 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 Simon Ubsdell 15 hours ago
Walter Soyka "Think about how the poor grave accent feels. Grave accent does all the work, and tilde gets all the credit!" You definitely get a better class of joke around here. Simon Ubsdell tokyo-u
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Oh dear, we will switch to fcpx!
by Mark Snow 5 days 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 Simon Ubsdell 2 days ago
Andrew Kimery "On previous gigs I've done a lot of shot replacement (show was mostly stock footage) and while I used the gang sync in Avid I also toggled source record to A B on the external monitor
Polls
by Tim Wilson 7 days 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 6 days ago
Re: Polls
by Tim Wilson 7 days 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 7 days ago
Analog Metadata
by Franz Bieberkopf 1 week 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 7 days ago
Re: Analog Metadata
by Jeremy Garchow 1 week 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 1 week ago
cutting promos with premiere is the nicest thing in the entire world.
by Aindreas Gallagher 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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
Thoughts on 10.1.2
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
It's interesting that this update took SO long. There must have been a lot busted under-the-hood ;-) It seems like ProApps has shifted into a refinement mode. That's great, but there is a noticeable l
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Steve McGarrigle liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: Thoughts on 10.1.2
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
Scott Witthaus "But what other app gets huge new features with every release " Premiere Pro. - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 3 weeks ago
Death of Aperture-FCPX Next?
by Greg Jones 4 weeks ago
This is precisely why I would be nervous about using FCPX. Forgot the fact about lack of tracks, audio mixer, etc. The fact that Apple just drops apps without thinking makes me nervous. I love their h
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Lance Moody liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: Death of Aperture-FCPX Next?
by Dennis Radeke 4 weeks ago
Touche! ;-) Bill Davis "Well Dennis, it isn't as ironic as it would be if I RENTED out training materials and didn't let anyone buy them...but I take your point. ; )" You mean like Lynda.com
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 4 weeks ago
Connecting limbs in animation to make 'joints'?
by Nicholas fforde 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago
Glad to hear you got it to work - hope the client is happy ;-) Simon Ubsdell tokyo-uk.com
FCP X or not?
by Charlie Austin 4 weeks ago
"I never hear editors complain that they are missing a feature in FCPX that would help them do their jobs better," he says. "Trust me; if they had an issue, they'd be hunting me down." http: www.studi
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Jeremy Garchow liked this 4 weeks ago
Re: FCP X or not?
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
The part that I think is more fundamentally important is the integration with graphics and a centralized design staff. Unlike AE and PPro or any other NLE, a staff of station group designers at one lo
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 4 weeks ago
File: TKY B&W Grunge Transition
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
zip file FCP X transition http: f1.creativecow.net 7685 tky-bw-grunge-transition
Alex4D: Future Final Cut Pro X hidden in iMovie 10.0.3
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Alex has some guesses at new features for a future release of FCP X based on the current release of iMovie: http: alex4d.com notes item future-fcpx-hidden-in-imovie Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scienti
Re: Alex4D: Future Final Cut Pro X hidden in iMovie 10.0.3
by Walter Soyka 4 weeks ago
Craig Alan "But MC's interface feels old and dated, subscription software (CC) 'may not' be the best business model, and that leaves what NLE to fill the 'next' professional industry standard niche "
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 4 weeks ago
Adobe support is OK if you're willing to dig your feet in for a four hours or so
by TImothy Auld 1 month ago
Finally (after fighting through many layers - and it took about 4 hours) they solved my problem. But their documentation is a joke. Not indexed. You can't find anything relevant with a phrase search.
Suggestions for improving the documentation
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Herb Sevush "This is obviously an organizational decision that doesn't see the monetary value in quality on-line help. It's not the end of the world once you gain proficiency, but for the first month
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 month ago
WOW - is this the start of the bushfire ?
by Craig RussillRoy 2 months ago
Renderman is now free http: www.geek.com news pixar-renderman-software-set-free-so-you-can-make-your-own-toy-story-1595389 FCP 7 FCPX 10 3 x 4TB Thunderbolt R4 VC100 6 x 2D teranes 2D 4 x BMD Express
Re: WOW - is this the start of the bushfire ?
by Phil Hoppes 2 months ago
Well, I do 3D animation primarily as my freelance work. I've used Mental Ray, V-Ray, Modo & Vue. Modo and Vue have their own captive render engine. I can honestly say that none of these are what one w
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Audio editing in FCPX
by TImothy Auld 2 months ago
OK, I just said in another post that dialogue editing in FCPX is like wrestling a bull to the ground by its balls. And I got no push back. I am seriously worried about the mental and physical health o
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Shawn Miller liked this 2 months ago
Re: Audio editing in FCPX
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Aindreas Gallagher "so right - you're now making effectively a nested sequence to try and regain sync. mmm. that all sounds aces charlie. completely on the ball methodology there. and see - he said t
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Pixelmator keeps getting gooder...
by Charlie Austin 2 months ago
New version out. If you haven't tried it, it's well worth the 29 bucks... http: pixelmator ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman w
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Re: Pixelmator keeps getting gooder...
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Dave - a bit OT but... Nice studio setup you have there. Exactly what I am aiming for. Thanks. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
It's official, I really like Thunderbolt.
by Jeremy Garchow 2 months ago
I had the pleasure of converting our entire PCIe structure to thunderbolt this past week, and it was a breeze. I have not lost one Megabyte of performance over 8Gb fibre, extending keyboard, monitor,
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Ronny Courtens liked this 2 months ago
Re: It's official, I really like Thunderbolt.
by Jeremy Garchow 2 months ago
Walter Soyka "What are you centralizing, and what are you leaving local at each desk " It's pretty much the same as before with all the heavier data (video in out, fibre connections etc) in the centr
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
More Avid rattling as 4 leave to Gobbler
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Key Avid People Move To Gobbler http: www.pro-tools-expert.com home-page 2014 5 14 key-avid-people-move-to-gobbler.html "In a move that has shocked many, 4 key Avid people with a combined employment r
Re: More Avid rattling as 4 leave to Gobbler
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Bret Williams "Just what market does Apple want Too expensive for the consumer. Not pro enough for Hollywood or TV. And too controversial arguably feature lacking for many prosumers." In the context
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 2 months ago
Text File Generator
by Gene Hall 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
Video is here.
Re: Digital Juice Goes Subscription-Based
by Simon Ubsdell 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 months ago
Re: Apple Motion Tutorial - how to key when the Apple keyer doesn't deliver
by Simon Ubsdell 6 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
local labour with american landlords.
by Aindreas Gallagher 7 months ago
there are maybe a few broadcasters, and a ton of post places wrestling the issues presented by adobe. the issue is whether adobe are valid mid-term stewards of in house critical software, given they a
Re: local labour with american landlords.
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
Ricardo Marty "Yes blender,lightworks & hitfilm might be the future if fcpx and motion dont deliver." Of course hitfilm is not open source ... Simon Ubsdell www.tokyo-uk.com
View channels
by Simon Ubsdell 9 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 9 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 10 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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
File: Scribble
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
png file Scribble test http: f1.creativecow.net 6151 scribble
Is there a standard transition for this?
by Irene Driessen 1 year ago
Hi friends, I'm trying to find something for which I can't seem to find a proper description in Google, hope you can help. I have already been editing and found out that I can make this by hand by adj
Re: Is there a standard transition for this?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
If you are able to use FCP X here is a free effect that should be able to do everything you want (and a bit more): http: tokyo-uk.com fcpxeffects pipfree.html You will need to have FxFactory and you c
Avid DS
by Ricardo Marty 1 year ago
I avid ds comparable thp PPro and A E Ricardo
Re: Avid DS
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
Oliver Peters "IIRC the Softimage version only used effects containers (the equivalent to nests or compound clips), but might have had some basic nodes." I started using DS in early 1999 when it had
File: Kaleidotile Linking
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
zip file Sample project http: f1.creativecow.net 6123 kaleidotile-linking


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