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Thomas Frank

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Aspect Ratio Resolution for 4K Footage
by Thomas Frank 4 weeks ago
Hi, is there a calculator to calculate the Resolution for different Aspect Ratio from 4K (4096x2160 and 3840x2160) resolution For example what is the pixel resolution form 4096x2160 for 2.40.1 or 2.55
Re: Aspect Ratio Resolution for 4K Footage
by Thomas Frank 4 weeks ago
I seen that but ut only has the 1.78.1 aspect ration in its resolution. :( I like to know what the resolution is for other aspect ratios like 2.40.1 in example.
Conform footage in Apple Compressor 4.1
by Thomas Frank 4 months ago
Hello is there away to conform footage from 24fps to 25fps (or a other frame rate) in Apple Compressor 4.1 I'em aware you can open up the clip in Cinema Tools and click conform and select the 25fps fr
Re: Conform footage in Apple Compressor 4.1
by Thomas Frank 2 months ago
Sorry it is a bit confusing, I still don't understand what you want to do If you want the 60 recorded frames per second in a 24fps project then why conform before importing Now if you import the 60fps
File Permissions on Xsan volumes
by Zak Rizvi 4 years ago
When downloading files and saving them onto a xsan volume, the permissions for the file are read write only for the machine that downloaded and saved the files, the rest of the machine have no read wr
Re: File Permissions on Xsan volumes
by Thomas Frank 3 months ago
I have the same issue with Open Director. We like to manage the users on the local workstation. Do I also have to create the same users on the Server with Open Directory that is manning the XSAN We re
Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
by Thomas Frank 3 months ago
So we received some new Mac Pros in the shop with the latest OSX, Motion and FCPX. Everything works fine except when we publish a Motion Project to FCPX. Saving and publishing it from Motion seems to
Re: Issue publishing Motion project to Final Cut Pro X
by Thomas Frank 3 months ago
But these are stock content that came form Apple should they be seen in FCPX
Arri Footage workflow (ColorSpace REC709)
by Thomas Frank 4 months ago
Is there a Arri footage workflow in Apple Motion I noticed when I export and Arri footage from motion the colorspace is waked. Thanks
Re: Arri Footage workflow (ColorSpace REC709)
by Thomas Frank 3 months ago
I will take it... it is not possible to export ProRes with Arri colorspace information from Motion. :(
Miaow...
by Trevor Asquerthian 4 months 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 Thomas Frank 4 months ago
Good editors don't brag about there software (fan boys) but about there technics! mwahahaha
Help, exporting to Illustrator
by Thomas Frank 6 months ago
Hi how do I get object like this one: exported to Illustrator This is what I'em getting! What are the steps to get it as a smooth object
Apple patents 3D editing...
by Shane Ross 6 months ago
just in time as 3D TVs are going the way of the dodo. http: www.macnn.com articles 14 01 14 iphone.tech.could.change.interface.for.runners.and.walkers Apple a bit behind the times on this one...misse
Re: Apple patents 3D editing...
by Thomas Frank 6 months ago
Shane Ross "All I'm pointing out is that 3D distribution is dwindling. TV sets are do longer made, computer displays aren't either. No 3D YouTube, 3D Vimeo...3D DVD. So the only realm for it, besides
Text facing Camera?
by Thomas Frank 8 months ago
Hi, is there a way to have the Text face the camera at all times in a 3D scene The camera is rotating around a map and I like to have the city names facing the camera. Thank you
Re: Text facing Camera?
by Thomas Frank 8 months ago
Ops got it! Thank you !
After Xsan controller crash files are missing
by Thomas Frank 11 months ago
Hi, I really need some help here! One of our Xsan controllers died over the weekend. The weekend shift thought it would be good to add a new Xsan Controller to the RAID. Which he got all working fine
What does finishing mean and what is title?
by Thomas Frank 11 months ago
Hi, I have been reading and hearing this term allot with the subject Red workflow. Finishing, what does it really mean and what would call someone (job title) that does this Thank you
Re: What does finishing mean and what is title?
by David Battistella 11 months ago
Finishing, in picture terms generally means shot for shot color correction, styling, balancing, after you have completed your edit. Generally, this is the job of a colorist, in a color calibrated room
Flame ON! - Somebody doesn't like Adobe
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Flame ON! - Somebody doesn't like Adobe What Is Adobe Afraid Of http: www.fcproxuniversity.com FCPro_X_University Extra_Credit Entries 2013 4 11_What_Is_Adobe_Afraid_Of.html Posting because I'm in the
Re: Flame ON! - Somebody doesn't like Adobe
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Thanks for the input
Apple is at NAB!!!
by Lance Bachelder 1 year ago
Apple actually breaking their no-tradeshow EVER AGAIN rule and have a single, solitary iMac pod inside the Sony booth! It's true, I actually met both Apple FCPX team members and they even talked to me
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Chris Harlan liked this 1 year ago
Re: Apple is at NAB!!!
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
I find the Slice-X with Mocha also cool but way overdue! We should have seen something like this already in Motion and FCPX. Also where the hell are the painting tools from Shake in Motion
My NAB Show takeaways on Apple, Adobe & Avid
by Nicholas Kleczewski 1 year ago
First off, this is coming from a guy who's used FCP and FCPX during both products entire lifetime, I'd consider myself an expert at both, and then of course used Media Composer my entire career on lar
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Sandeep Sajeev liked this 1 year ago
Re: My NAB Show takeaways on Apple, Adobe & Avid
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Is that why this gentleman quotes I Saw it running at many vendor booths. Lots of software and hardware systems work just fine with FCP X. If you re in broadcast, film, web, any type of media producti
Nice Blog for the Adobe fans
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
What Is Adobe Afraid Of http: www.fcproxuniversity.com FCPro_X_University Extra_Credit Entries 2013 4 10_What_Is_Adobe_Afraid_Of.html
Re: Nice Blog for the Adobe fans
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
I'll post the fan blog as well for "balance." Personally I don't see a problem being an Apple fan anymore than it is to be an Adobe fan. As long as one's honest about the information contained, it's o
There WILL be a Premiere Pro CS7!!
by Derek Andonian 1 year ago
For those who were wondering whether the CS7 apps would be available as a perpetual license, or if there would even be a new, separate version called CS7, this thread on the Adobe forum clarifies it:
Re: There WILL be a Premiere Pro CS7!!
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Don't agree I like my theory better.
Resolve 10 gets all "edity"
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
What's new in DaVinci Resolve 10 Resolve Live Grade Live incoming SDI video and save grading snapshots with metadata and stills New Editing Enhancements for Project Finishing Multi track video and aud
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Eric Michael Cap liked this 1 year ago
Re: solve 10 gets all "edity"
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
starting to look like fcpx! lol
The FCP user group that I've been going to has changed its name
by Derek Andonian 1 year ago
Just like the LAFCPUG in LA did a while back, the user group that I've been going to down here in San Diego has changed its name to something that isn't specifically focused on FCP, as it used to be.
Re: The FCP user group that I've been going to has changed its name
by Bill Davis 1 year ago
Here's the potential issue. Time is precious. I can see the viewpoint of the pro editor who wants to remain familiar with a handfull of NLE programs. For that kind of user, a meeting where you see two
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Thomas Frank liked this 1 year ago
FCP X 10.0.3 and AJA ioHD
by George Griswold 2 years ago
I am starting to wonder if our ioHD boxes will be stuck on FCP 7. The new Aja drivers will enable Kona pci cards and the ioXT, but no mention of the ioHD anywhere I could find. I know they don't discl
Re: FCP X 10.0.3 and AJA ioHD
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Hello AJA Sales Department! it has been a year now after your response. Are we going to see a support update in the next version From the looks it we won't be but I would like to get a confirmation fr
Rounded Smooth Bevel face
by Thomas Frank 1 year ago
Hi, what is the best way to make a rounded-beveled-smooth surface on only the top front and back of a object Example: If I have a star I would like the have the main two faces rounded but the edges of
Re: Rounded Smooth Bevel face
by Ashish Gupta 1 year ago
Thomas, Try this Under the caps tab, check the constrain option to constrain edges ..
REDCINE-X + FCP + Color
by Rory ORear 2 years ago
I'm having about ten different problems right (mild exaggeration alert). Here is what I did: created Apple ProRes 422 proxies to edit my 4k RAW RED footage in FCP7. Finished my edit, then exported bot
Re: REDCINE-X + FCP + Color
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
David Battistella "Why are you generating the XML from RCX " What if you don't have ClipFinder which cost Money and it EOL. RedCine X is free and stil downloadable.
Offline media when using Cinema Tools Database (RED FCP7 and Color)
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
I am having a issue with Color! So I imported the R3D into Final Cut Pro 7 (ProRes 422) finished my edit and exported a EDL. Dragged all the R3D (RDM folders) into Cinema Tool which created a Cinema T
Re: Offline media when using Cinema Tools Database (RED FCP7 and Color)
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Okay, know I am really confused so the RED workflow from Using RED Media With Final Cut Studio v30.1.0 does not work anymore I followed the instruction as followed: Stage 1 Ingest Using ProRes, and Pe
RED FCP/Color workflow
by Pablo Villegas 4 years ago
Hi, I would like to know what is the best workflow, to edit RED footage in FCP and then grade it at full quality in Color The only time I've graded something from the RED, I don't know what workflow t
Re: RED FCP/Color workflow
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
I am also having the same issue. Importest all the good takes (left out the bad ones) into FCP locked down the edit and exported it as a EDL. Add all (good and bad takes) into Cinema Tools. Opened up
Creating a pattern/shape in illustrator
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
What is a good and easy way to create a pattern shape like this one I would need all the rounded (Circle) edges the be same shape. Thanks
Re: Creating a pattern/shape in illustrator
by Vincent Rosati 2 years ago
http: library.creativecow.net articles rosati_vincent radial_patterns video-tutorial Use the radial pattern technique, than put a large circle in the middle to mask the central area. Finally, you coul
where are the US users with the Blackmagic Camerea?
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hello hello, I am guessing Blackmagic favours Europeans (which the material did not impress me at all) since I haven't seen a individual from the US with any information or material. Like to see somet
Re: where are the US users with the Blackmagic Camerea?
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
I just saw the small short film. Could it be he is German https: vimeo.com 48861294#at=187
Initial shipments of BMCC have begun
by Peter J. DeCrescenzo 2 years ago
Blackmagic Design announced today that their Cinema Camera has begun shipping in limited quantities to end-user customers: http: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php p=2499&sid=f8af79ec808425dd6e0
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Alex Gerulaitis liked this 2 years ago
Re: Initial shipments of BMCC have begun
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Well we are wanting to life cycle some of our old cameras and we are debating to get 3 Cinema cameras. Which we would like to have by October for a big client. Yeah we will be going through B&H. We ha
Green Horizontal Lines in Capture (AJA Io XT & HD10AVA)
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hi, I start to digitize some old VHS tapes with a Multisystem VCR, AJA io XT and a AJA HD10AVA. The issue I am having that I get green horizontal lines across the frame sporadically or constantly just
Re: Green Horizontal Lines in Capture (AJA Io XT & HD10AVA)
by AJA Sales Department 2 years ago
VHS consumer VTRs will typically require the use of a time base corrector to produce a stable output signal that can be fed to non-linear editors and professional hardware. In all likelihood, the caus
AJA Control Room
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Did anybody receive and info about the ingest software Control Room from AJA It is going on year two now. :(
Re: AJA Control Room
by Carsten Orlt 2 years ago
And no word on ioHD working with FCPx Very quiet in Aja land...
AJA Io XT won't play out H.264???
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hi, I can't find any information on the AJA site but is it possible that Io XT (Thunderbolt) can't handle H.264 We have some footage ProRes (AJA KiPro) and in H.264 (DSLR nightmare) the ProRes plays f
Re: AJA Io XT won't play out H.264???
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Just to make sure that we are talking about the same Application. AJA TV not AJA KONA QTToDPXTranslator or AJA KONA DPXToQTTranslator Version 3. AJA TV will play it back and display fine on the Mac bu
Modeling Wire Global model
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hi, need some help modeling a Global as similar to this: Except I like the wireframe cage Boole or intersect in the global. Thankful for any help!!
Re: Modeling Wire Global model
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Randy thanks your the man, but what I need is the grid part be cut out (intersect) of the sphere. When I run a Boole the Sphere just disappears.
Create map with from multi plane
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Hi, I like to create a map that looks like it was made out of bunch of pixels (planes) I tried it with a plane and object cloner but it won't look right. More like bunch clutter. Thank for any tips.
No Timeline in Media Composer 6
by Thomas Frank 3 years ago
So, I have downloaded a trial of Media Composer 6 to give it a try since AVID is praisinig it so highly. First I followed the steps of crating a Project importing media and creating a Sequence. So whe
Re: No Timeline in Media Composer 6
by Thomas Frank 2 years ago
Forgot they got it up running thanks for the tips. But what we would like to know how to get the new window layout... the that looks similare to FCP in the dark gray color scheme. Right now ist the no
Media Composer 6 prevent from Transcoding
by Thomas Frank 3 years ago
Hello hello, we are still giving MC6 a test run, but there is a small little drag that we are having. When we add clips ProRes into the Bins it is creating or transcoding the clips which halts MC6. Is
Re: Media Composer 6 prevent from Transcoding
by Jeff Greenberg 3 years ago
For the record, if you get it setup right, it should fast import (copy and rewrap the ProRes as MXF Prores.) Otherwise, Jacob is right - you just want to Link and not import. Best, Jeff G Certified Ma
Looking for Footage/Clips from Sony & CO. Cameras
by Thomas Frank 3 years ago
Hello, we like to or more we need to run some tests for a codec converter software. So we need from the top camera vendors (Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Co.) clips or footage to send through this softwa
Helmet Tutorial for Cinema 4D
by Thomas Frank 3 years ago
Anybody has a good tutorial in modeling a helmet (Roman Style) for Cinema 4D I find many for Max but they really don't help :( I have tried it with creating a spline from the outline of the concept ar
Blog: For now, editing is a commodity and less a craft
by walter biscardi 3 years ago
As has been reported recently, CNN laid off 50 staffers, primarily videographers and editors. Why Essentially after a three year internal review, CNN has determined that professional editors are not n
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Mike Smith liked this 3 years ago
Re: For now, editing is a commodity and less a craft
by Thomas Frank 3 years ago
I would compare Video Editing with Read and Writing. It's all in the story, thank Independent industry for that one.


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