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Simon Ubsdell

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Is Pro-res keeping us Mac Based?
by Brooks Tomlinson 6 days ago
First, I prefer OSX. I edited on DS for 8 years, and now I'm all mac, I'm happier. But lets take personal preferences out of the equation. Where is the Pro-res codec introduced where is it needed for
Re: Is Pro-res keeping us Mac Based?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 hours ago
Thanks, Shawn. I'll go it another go and see how I get on. Having used them very successfully for a while, I ran into an issue where creating any new watch folder would crash AME every time on launch
OT - QT7 Pro question
by Julian Bowman 1 day ago
Hi, sorry couldn't see a forum for QT7 so thought I'd try here. I use the Pro feature to convert files to Pro Res, and also the h.264 codec for delivery via Vimeo. Is there a way of setting up my own
Re: OT - QT7 Pro question
by Simon Ubsdell 18 hours ago
Jeremy Garchow " Compressor and FCPX share a render pipeline, so you can encode right form FCPX using Compressor settings, and then set those up in the "Share" menu right out of FCPX. It's cool, did
Issues with FCPX, mac dustbin and anecdotal resolution
by Julian Bowman 3 days ago
So, I had really bad performance issues with FCPX on my new mac dustbin. I have posted here about it. I took the machine into the Apple store and they did a base level scan and said it seemed fine. I
Re: Issues with FCPX, mac dustbin and anecdotal resolution
by Simon Ubsdell 18 hours ago
John Davidson "There's nothing in particular wrong with FX Factory per se. In fact, there's nothing wrong with any plugin manufacturer. However, the more you add to a system that isn't directly contr
Motion 5 Tutorial : Departure Board Title Animation
by Simon Ubsdell 3 days ago
If it's of interest to anybody, here is a new tutorial for Motion 5 that shows you how to create a departure board type animation that looks like this: http: youtu.be ywWGK8eKc6Y And here's the tutori
Re: Motion 5 Tutorial : Departure Board Title Animation
by Simon Ubsdell 2 days ago
Thanks, guys :) Simon Ubsdell hawaiki.co
Branded/burned in logo animation
by Matt Campbell 3 days ago
Anyone know his to create this in Motion 5 I'm looking to create a logo being burned into a wood texture, without any flames. Almost like an ink splotch animation in the sense of the way logo fades in
Re: Branded/burned in logo animation
by Simon Ubsdell 2 days ago
Great job. That looks really cool as far as the animation is concerned. The only thing I'd say about the overall look is that the design of the logo makes it look as though it's being viewed from abov
Creative Cow in need of a new forum
by Dustin Parsons 1 week ago
Correct me if I'm wrong but this forum (FCPX Debate) still seems to be the place people congregate to talk about ALL changes happening in the world of post-production whether it pertains to FCPX or no
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Chris Harlan liked this 7 days ago
Re: New Forum
by Franz Bieberkopf 6 days ago
Change The Forum Name or Not: The Debate Franz.
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 6 days ago
How do I delete effects from the effects browser?
by Pete Johnson 1 week ago
I was trying to see how an affect was created so I right clicked the effect to open it in motion and it automatically made a duplicate of that effect within FCPX, how do I delete the duplicate
Re: How do I delete effects from the effects browser?
by Andreas Kiel 1 week ago
There is even an easier way. Open the dupe in Motion click on the title bar to reveal in Finder. Quit both FCP X and Motion. Remove in Finder. -Andreas Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He wh
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 7 days ago
The New Adobe
by Franz Bieberkopf 2 weeks ago
Cross posting this from the Adobe CC Debate forum, because it's pretty stunning to me. We sincerely appreciate all the feedback you have given us. We believe that an honest and open dialogue with the
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David Lawrence liked this 2 weeks ago
Re: The New Adobe
by Jeremy Garchow 1 week ago
I'd like to apologize, specifically, to everyone. It's not that I want Adobe to "win" and grind us in to the ground. I don't want us to "win" and grind all of Adobe in to the ground. It's not that I d
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 week ago
Mid-market NAB happenings
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
The Foundry has just shown NUKE STUDIO, an all-in-one-ish product that combines NUKEX with HIERO's editorial timeline and adds real-time GPU timeline effects and background rendering. This should be r
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Chris Harlan liked this 1 week ago
Re: Mid-market NAB happenings
by Andrew Kimery 1 week ago
Chris Kenny "Buying BMD's I O hardware is basically a requirement for using Resolve Lite for serious grading editing." I think you overestimate how many people downloading Resolve Lite plan on using
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 week ago
Resolve 11 What is your plan?
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
I knew that Black Magic would pull the rabbit out of the hat again but the news about Resolve 11 was just plain awesome. I will still stay with X, not going to abandon ship. Just curious as to who mig
Re: Resolve 11 What is your plan?
by Walter Soyka 1 week ago
Jeremy Garchow "As far as compositing in Resolve, there's already a node system, masking, tracking, keying, they'd "just" have to add some deeper compositing tools. I guess I could see how that could
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 week ago
Replacing the writing on a rotating licence plate - am I on the right lines?
by Gareth Randall 4 weeks ago
The TV channel I work for is going to be showing the movie The Green Hornet, and I'm making the promos for it. I'd quite like to try tweaking the "rotating licence plate" shot, so that I can replace t
Re: Replacing the writing on a rotating licence plate - am I on the right lines?
by Simon Ubsdell 1 week ago
Bruce Breidbart "One thought I had was to analyze the movement, that didn't work so well." It's not something you can successfully track with Motion, I don't think, although Mocha might be able to ha
Premiere Pro in the big leagues, cutting David Fincher's next film.
by Andrew Kimery 2 weeks ago
David Fincher's next film, "Girl Gone, is being cut with PPro. http: www.studiodaily.com 2014 04 creative-cloud-updates-on-tap-as-david-fincher-adopts-premiere-pro Could this be Adobe's "Cold Mountain
Re: Premiere Pro in the big leagues, cutting David Fincher's next film.
by Simon Ubsdell 2 weeks ago
Andrew Kimery "Exactly, if Walter Murch didn't have Sean Cullen (his longtime AE) and the guys at Digital FilmTree crafting custom solutions FCP 3 would have never been used on "Cold Mountain"." Quit
Connected clips below main story line
by Mark Smith 3 weeks ago
This might be a silly question, but what are the advantages of having a connected clip below the main story line
Re: Connected clips below main story line
by Bret Williams 3 weeks ago
As I pointed out in an earlier thread, it can also take the place of compound clips. Instead of transitioning to a multilayered composition, where say, all the 8 layers need to fade on together (which
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 3 weeks ago
Horizontal Lines in Full Screen Playback
by Trevor Ambrose 3 weeks ago
Hi all, I am editing with only 2 screens. (my left Dell monitor has the bins, the composer and the timeline -- my right Dell monitor is in Full Screen Playback) There are horizontal lines when playing
Re: Horizontal Lines in Full Screen Playback
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
It could be interlacing as Shane mentioned, but it could also be the horizontal tearing that has plagued Avid for years. That's a result of refresh rates and computer screens. Launch Avid MC and type
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 3 weeks ago
Miaow...
by Trevor Asquerthian 3 weeks ago
You don't usually get execs dishing the dirt quite so explicitly... "the decision was taken to move from Final Cut Pro once Apple had decided ... they were going to move away from... the professional
Re: Miaow...
by Jeremy Garchow 3 weeks ago
I'm not saying you have to like it, but it's not bullshit. It does take some getting used to, but once it's there, the fcpx timeline for video editing is quite remarkable. Sorry, but it's true at leas
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 3 weeks ago
X-FX Handler
by Andreas Kiel 4 weeks ago
Few days ago there was a thread about showing hiding FX on fcp.co. Same time I got some mails from FCP users whether my old tool for FCP would work with FCPX. This old one wouldn't work cause of the d
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 4 weeks ago
Upscaling 1080p for DCP ...
by Paul Figgiani 4 weeks 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 weeks 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
SCRATCH gets licensed ProRes output on Windows
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
http: www.assimilateinc.com products scratch Is this the first officially-licensed ProRes encoder on desktop Windows Walter Soyka Principal & Designer at Keen Live Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events,
Re: SCRATCH gets licensed ProRes output on Windows
by Walter Soyka 1 month ago
Michael Phillips "Product price discussion aside, MTI's dailies system, Cortex has been making ProRes for a while as a desktop product. " Craig Seeman "Cinemartin Cinec does ProRes export on Windows
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Simon Ubsdell liked this 1 month ago
Digital Juice Goes Subscription-Based
by Gary Huff 1 month ago
Video is here.
Re: Digital Juice Goes Subscription-Based
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month 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
OT-ish RIP Hal Douglas. :-(
by Charlie Austin 1 month ago
Great voice, really sweet guy. :-( http: youtu.be fVDzuT0fXro ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools." "The fu
Re: OT-ish RIP Hal Douglas. :-(
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
This is a nice piece: https: www.youtube.com watch v=pnvDxSNEiO8 Simon Ubsdell www.tokyo-uk.com
RGB Balance equivalent in FCPX
by Adam White 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 months ago
Re: Apple Motion Tutorial - how to key when the Apple keyer doesn't deliver
by Simon Ubsdell 3 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 4 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 4 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 9 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 months ago
zip file Motion 5 project showing "interference" behaviors. http: f1.creativecow.net 6253 interference-project
File: Motion 5 project - Interference
by Simon Ubsdell 9 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
png file Scribble Test http: f1.creativecow.net 6152 scribble-test
File: Scribble
by Simon Ubsdell 10 months ago
png file Scribble test http: f1.creativecow.net 6151 scribble
Is there a standard transition for this?
by Irene Driessen 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
I avid ds comparable thp PPro and A E Ricardo
Re: Avid DS
by Simon Ubsdell 10 months 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 10 months ago
zip file Sample project http: f1.creativecow.net 6123 kaleidotile-linking
Adobe After Effects 40 x slower than Apple Motion - shock result
by Simon Ubsdell 10 months ago
http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 378 2753 I had a chance to run a test. I took 6 ProResLT 1080p 23.98 clips and put them on a :10 timeline. Clips were scaled to 25%, spread around the screen in a
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Jim Wiseman liked this 10 months ago
Re: Adobe After Effects 40 x slower than Apple Motion - shock result
by Simon Ubsdell 10 months ago
Sandeep Sajeev "I'm getting good performance out of motion on projects with all of the above techniques. And I'm able to tweak parameters etc while the project plays back - not in real time perhaps,
Using envelopes/automation and the linear phase EQ graph
by Tim Adamson 11 months ago
Okay, so I may be in way over my head, as I'm not an audio guy whatsoever, but I figured I may as well learn it. Anyway, I'm using Soundtrack Pro 3.0.1 and I'm trying to get my head around the sound v
Re: Using envelopes/automation and the linear phase EQ graph
by Simon Ubsdell 11 months ago
Tim Adamson "I was hoping that I could place my playhead over an envelope point, then drag the graph points where I wanted them and that would change the values to what I had dragged them to on the g


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