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Adam White

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October 22nd 2009
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G-Tech Studio or Promise Pegasus2?
by Adam White 5 years ago
I'm about to take the plunge and get the new retina iMac. Along with it, I'll be purchasing a Thunderbolt2 RAID. The 2 options I'm down to are the Promise Pegasus 2 (http: www.promise.com promotion_pa
Re: G-Tech Studio or Promise Pegasus2?
by Bob Zelin 5 years ago
I am using both. They are both great. Bob Zelin Bob Zelin Rescue 1, Inc. bobzelin@icloud.com
Playhead to IN or OUT Point
by Adam White 5 years ago
This has bugged me for a while...can't seem to find a keyboard shortcut for jumping the playhead to IN or OUT on either a clip, or in timeline. Have run a few google searches and can't seem to turn an
Re: Playhead to IN or OUT Point
by Adam White 5 years ago
Thanks!
Gamma/colour bug - anyone come up against this?
by Adam White 5 years ago
I've come up against a really frustrating bug within FCPX that has proved problematic on a couple of occasions and wondered if anyone else had seen the same. It seems as though FCPX is altering the co
Re: Gamma/colour bug - anyone come up against this?
by Adam White 5 years ago
I did a couple training series (the Larry Jordan one was good) at first and later lots of day to day cutting on various different kinds of projects. It wasn't really a case of "learning by doing" as I
Copy a Project and referenced media to another drive
by Adam White 5 years ago
The updated library model for media management in FCPX was a big step forward, but there is one specific scenario that has cropped up a couple times which I'm hoping I might be able to get some advice
Re: Copy a Project and referenced media to another drive
by Adam White 5 years ago
Thank you Bret! Greatly appreciate your advice on this...I couldn't find a way to achieve this anywhere else online. This is going to save me endless amounts of time and frustration. As part of a futu
HEY APPLE: FCPX scores an F for audio handling...
by David Battistella 5 years ago
well. I have been patient. I have followed the rules, I have even posted every possible workaround since day one. Apple, your score when it comes to interacting with professional DAW software (even yo
Re: HEY APPLE: FCPX scores an F for audio handling...
by Adam White 5 years ago
I totally agree. Audio in FCPX is still a mess if you ask me. In terms of how audio works within the timeline, and interchange with other software. Frustratingly, some of the built in audio tools and
Media Offline in old projects
by Adam White 6 years ago
OK...I have absolutely no idea what has gone wrong here. In going back over some older projects cut in Avid last year, I am seeing a slightly worrying trend of random pieces of media going offline. Wh
Re: Media Offline in old projects
by Adam White 5 years ago
Many thanks to both of you guys for your helpful suggestions. When I get a chance to look at this again and try to fix it, I will give your ideas a go and see if they help. Cheers.
Alternative to "nested" audio
by Adam White 6 years ago
I have several audio clips in my timeline that I have balanced against one another, but now would like to boost the overall volume of them as a group a touch. What is the easiest way to achieve this i
Re: Alternative to "nested" audio
by Adam White 6 years ago
Thanks both. Master Fader worked great this time around.
C300 AMA Woes (I can never seem to solve this)
by Adam White 6 years ago
I've been using Avid for over a year now, and I am continually hitting a problem with trying to AMA link to C300 files. It's driving me a little bit loopy at this point. The first issue that I find bi
Re: C300 AMA Woes (I can never seem to solve this)
by Adam White 6 years ago
Thanks to everyone. I will try your suggestions and see if they resolve the issue.
RGB Balance equivalent in FCPX
by Adam White 6 years 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 6 years 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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nVidia GTX 780M 4GB for Avid Media Composer 7
by Adam White 6 years ago
I'm looking to update my iMac in the next couple of months. As far as I can gather, of the two cards offered on the latest 27" iMac, only one - Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M (2GB) - is listed as officially
Re: nVidia GTX 780M 4GB for Avid Media Composer 7
by Adam White 6 years ago
Thanks both for the input. Good to know. Think when the time comes I'll go ahead and get the 780M card I asked over at the Avid board as well and a couple people came back saying that it worked fine (
FCP X 10.1 on Older Hardware
by Adam White 6 years ago
Have been getting used to FCPX for about 3 months now. In that time I have been working on 10.0.9. I am eager to upgrade to the new version once I have a couple current projects all wrapped up, but am
Re: FCP X 10.1 on Older Hardware
by Adam White 6 years ago
Hi Will, Thanks so much for your detailed info on this. Very helpful. A very pleasant surprise to hear your good experiences. Whilst I still need to look at upgrading sooner rather than later, it's go
All I wanted for Xmas ...
by Simon Ubsdell 6 years ago
... was Gang and a real Replace Edit function. Sorry to sound a sour note amid all the festive jubilation but was that really too much to ask after all this time Simon Ubsdell www.tokyo-uk.com
Re: All I wanted for Xmas ...
by Adam White 6 years ago
Your right .but at least we have Fit to Fill now. HAPPY XMAS - WAR IS OVER Now there will be no more disagreements and everyone can coalesce around the new beloved editing system of choice *trying to
coming back to MC after 7 years working on FCP7
by John Christoforu 6 years ago
Hi to every one, Made the big decision and downloaded the trial version of MC 7 before buying the upgrade. I converted a Prores 720p file to MFX using Sorenson and then exported from Davinci Resolve,
Re: coming back to MC after 7 years working on FCP7
by Adam White 6 years ago
I got majorly stumped by this recently. Had a colourist export a MXF DNXHD file from Resolve, assuming that this would be the best way to get the file into Avid. I couldn't get it into Avid at all, an
Avid - Still missing key features....
by Tom Laughlin 6 years ago
Been editing in Premiere Pro and Avid now for about 6 months, using them on every other project alternating. Still wondering when Avid is going to add features missing in FCP X and Premiere Pro. So ma
Re: Avid - Still missing key features....
by Adam White 6 years ago
Although I sometimes miss the option to have multiple timelines open when I've worked in Avid, after a while I just kind of got used to it. It didn't really bother me so much. I recently cut a short i
Transcoding to ProRes 422 LT for Optimised Media
by Adam White 6 years ago
Apologies for the double-thread (posted another one just now on filenames). I want to make sure I'm not missing a trick with this one - I use the ProRes 422 LT codec all the time. It's a great space s
Re: Transcoding to ProRes 422 LT for Optimised Media
by Jeremy Garchow 6 years ago
Adam White "But I don't understand why it's such a big deal to ask for a simple transcode option to be added, and why some people seem so dead against it. LT works great. I understand not everyone wi
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Fit to Fill - does it currently exist?
by Adam White 6 years ago
Yet another thread (I wouldn't be offended if I were banned now - that would be a fair cop) but I was wondering if there is a way to perform a simple fit-to-fill edit in FCPX. I have looked online and
Re: Fit to Fill - does it currently exist?
by Nikolas Bäurle 6 years ago
I actually don't mind doing it that way, I like retiming in the timeline. What does bug me, though, is that certain clips extend too much and too fast in both directions when pulling the handles, it h
Dots appearing over time (fastest/most efficient method)
by Adam White 7 years ago
I'm fairly familiar with After Effects, and have dipped in and out of it for a few years now. I have a pretty straightforward animation to create with a logo, and I wanted to post on here to see what
Re: Dots appearing over time (fastest/most efficient method)
by Tudor "Ted" Jelescu 7 years ago
I would suggest checking out Newton2 - it's quite easy to create complex animations with just a few clicks once you have your logo split into shapes. http: motionboutique.com newton Tudor "Ted" Jelesc
Looking for Editing Strategy Ideas
by Bill Moore 7 years ago
Are there any good online resources for documentation of various editing strategies used in the industry I have to turn about 20 hours of footage into a 5 minute doc reality-ish highlight video. I onl
Re: Looking for Editing Strategy Ideas
by Adam White 7 years ago
This may or may not be the way you like to work, or are used to, but in any scenario where there is lots of footage I generally find that some simple log notes are invaluable. They can be added to any
Odd music playback issue/glitch
by Jinan Col 7 years ago
Hello, I have a very odd problem that I can't understand or fix. I'm editing a film in FCP, shot in HDV 1080p 25 (let me know if you need more info), and I have been editing without major problems up
Re: Odd music playback issue/glitch
by Adam White 7 years ago
I've had the same issue several times myself - it has happened to me even when the timeline settings and audio file settings match. It's a bug that sometimes just happens. Obviously you've done the ri
TV (Follow Up)
by Franz Bieberkopf 7 years ago
Relevant arstechnica posting on 4K TV. http: arstechnica.com gadgets 2012 06 4k-tvs-are-coming-but-they-face-an-uphill-battle-in-the-home
Re: TV (Follow Up)
by Andrew Kimery 7 years ago
There is certainly convergence happening but I don't think things like playing video games, watching TV shows, movies and, especially, live sports are going to fade into the background when it comes t
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From FCP to PP - Questions from an editor ready for the jump!
by Adam White 7 years ago
Final Cut X is NOT where we want to be heading. AVID has many pros, but for the kind of work we do there aren't enough of them. FCP legacy is still doing a good job, but transcoding is becoming a real
Re: From FCP to PP - Questions from an editor ready for the jump!
by Adam White 7 years ago
Alex, Thankyou for explaining that so clearly - and apologies my thanks are so late (I have to chalk that up to just being insanely busy) I feel better about the multiple editors situation. Its clearl
Nothing Is Professional & Industry Standards No Longer Exist
by Thomas Frank 8 years ago
http: www.fcproxuniversity.com FCPro_X_University Extra_Credit Entries 2012 2 5_Nothing_Is_Professional_%26_Industry_Standards_No_Longer_Exist.html This will stir the crowd: Seriously, any season pro
Re: Nothing Is Professional & Industry Standards No Longer Exist
by Marvin Holdman 8 years ago
"I remember the doom of Apple predicted when Steve Jobs ripped floppy disk drives from all new Macs. Yep, I remember those days when I was an IT engineer. " This statement stuck out to me. Seems like
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MXF files from the Canon C300 and Final Cut Pro 7
by Adam White 8 years ago
We will soon be using the new Canon C300 as a primary camera at the production company I work at. It'll be my job to figure out the best post production workflow, and I wondered if any of you here at
Re: MXF files from the Canon C300 and Final Cut Pro 7
by Adam White 8 years ago
Many thanks to you both, Jeff and Phil. Great advice which was all duly noted. In fact, we needed to know about workflow sooner rather than later as we were very fortunate to get the C300 over the wee
Export sub-5MB wmv in Final Cut Pro?
by zoe griffiths 8 years ago
Hello, if anyone can offer any advise on the following I would be very grateful... I am working on an edit using FCP. It's 1920x1080, 25fps, 48.0khz, shot on xdcam. The requested output is 480x270, wm
Re: Export sub-5MB wmv in Final Cut Pro?
by Adam White 8 years ago
Hi Zoe, I feel your pain on this one - occassionaly we get asked to supply WMVs at absurdly low sizes like this. I'd agree with David - you will never be truly happy with a WMV, whatever the bitrate,
where do you order a NEW copy of FCP 7 (FCS 3)
by Bob Zelin 8 years ago
and if you say "Apple", then please post a URL link for this. Thanks - Bob Zelin
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Re: where do you order a NEW copy of FCP 7 (FCS 3)
by Adam White 8 years ago
I hear you Cade! I'm the same age, thought I'd be working on FCP's various versions indefinately. A massive Randy Ubillos shaped spanner has since been thrown in the works! As much as I love FCP7 Im n
FCP Media Management
by Chris Gape 8 years ago
Hi, I'm working on a production of 40 episodes split amongst 4 editshare workspaces on a network. We have media divided over various different locations which is quickly becoming a challenge to manage
Re: FCP Media Management
by Adam White 8 years ago
That seems like a really useful App! Will definatley make a note of that for future reference.
Unknown Error
by Mark Bremer 8 years ago
Hello, I just got this error and I can't seem to find it on the web. Which means I am the 1st or that its a simple fix and I am lacking.... Error Message
Re: Unknown Error
by Adam White 8 years ago
I've seen this error a few times with 5D material. As Shane says, it happens when the original file structure from the card hasnt been retained. It can happen even if the card has been mirrored using
Canon 7d, is it worth it?
by John Doggett-Williams 8 years ago
Yes I'm asking the most basic question of all. Is it worth joining the DSLR bandwagon While I like the the Canon 7d's pictures (and price) the list of: add ons, finnicky button pushing and stories of
Re: Canon 7d, is it worth it?
by Adam White 8 years ago
No worries John, I hope there's some helpful stuff for you there.
Moving from FCP to PP - Some questions on performing simple editing tasks
by Adam White 8 years ago
Hi All, I'm looking to get some handy tips and some advice from seasoned PP users. I've been a FCP user for years, but unfortunately with FCPX being the disaster that it is I'm starting to get to grip
Re: Moving from FCP to PP - Some questions on performing simple editing tasks
by Adam White 8 years ago
Thanks for all the insight guys, some really good tips there that have already made editing quicker and more intuitive.
Best Bitrate for H.264 HD Video included in DVD-ROM
by Adam White 10 years ago
Hello CC Experts, I'm preparing preview copies of a short film, to be distributed to various festivals over the coming months. I'm sending Standard Definition DVD's (not yet geared up for Blu-Ray and
Re: Best Bitrate for H.264 HD Video included in DVD-ROM
by Adam White 10 years ago
Thanks for your response, Rich. With an upper limit of 5 Megabits - I think I'll probably just give this a miss, then. It isn't required by any of the festivals we've got lined up - I was only going t
Compression Techniques for H.264 HD DVD
by Adam White 10 years ago
Hello Experts, I have a client that wants to create a H.264 HD DVD on a standard 4.7GB DVD disc, I know this has been done many times via the Ken Stone method (outlined at; http: www.kenstone.net fcp_
NTSC to PAL - Audio Retiming?
by Adam White 10 years ago
Hi Guys, I have some material shot at 29.97FPS (NTSC). It was then colour graded at a Post-Production house, and they converted it to 25FPS (PAL). The audio was separated from the video. Now, all audi
Uncompressed 10-Bit Gamma Shift
by Adam White 10 years ago
The short film I'm producing is currently being color graded at a post-production house. I need to pull the graded film back into Final Cut Pro for audio mastering e.t.c. They can only provide a 10-bi
Re: Uncompressed 10-Bit Gamma Shift
by Jeremy Garchow 10 years ago
Adam White "- Enable chroma filtering for 4:4:4 sources " No. Adam White "- Output Color Space: Default for Encoder or Preserve Source " Preserve Source which should be rec 709. Adam White "And lastl
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Footage turning edgy when exported to dvd
by Robert Sherwood 10 years ago
First time post. I hope someone can help me. Im looking to start premiering a movie in the next month! I've been editing in FCP using different HD cams all shot on PAL 25fps.. I finished a few section
Re: Footage turning edgy when exported to dvd
by Adam White 10 years ago
To check in FCP, ctrl+click on the sequence you need to check, and then select "Settings". The Sequence Settings will appear - check that Field Dominance is set to Upper (Odd). In Compressor, when you
Suggested bitrate for H.264 streams
by Adam White 10 years ago
I'm currently uploading my back catalogue of work to an online portfolio for potential clients e.t.c. to view. I've been playing around with H.264 to get the best quality vs. file size and I'm looking
Re: Suggested bitrate for H.264 streams
by Adam White 10 years ago
Sorry - should have made that clearer! This for progressive download (i.e. Apple trailers as you say) and I'm hosting at screencast.com. I've just done another test 800kbps seems to give an equally sa
FCP and Additional Monitor
by Adam White 10 years ago
Hi All, First of all - many thanks for the invaluable resources and informed discussion on Creative Cow. I've lost count of the number of times I've consulted this site in the midst of some post-produ
Re: FCP and Additional Monitor
by David Roth Weiss 10 years ago
Adam White "I've been caught out a couple times with footage that looks fine on iMac screen, but when testing DVD copies I've found that there's been interlacing, colour issues e.t.c. on a TV Monitor
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