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Alex Bluffield

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April 4th 2007
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Converting 30fps HD flip video to 25fps
by Alex Bluffield 9 years ago
Hi - been a while since I've posted, but this one's got me sweating! I've just been given some flip camera video 1280x720 progressive HD, 30fps, 44Khz audio, MP4 format. I need to integrate this into
Re: Converting 30fps HD flip video to 25fps
by Alex Bluffield 9 years ago
Thanks Alex. I'll give this a go in Compressor. Best, Alex. Alex Bluffield Final Cut Pro Editor (Apple Certified) W: http: www.a2bpostproduction.co.uk
X-files Black Oil effect
by Alex Bluffield 9 years ago
Hi guys, I need to create some effects that simulate oil. I need to create the effect of black oil oozing out of things - similar to the black oil special effect they used in the X-files. Also need to
Re: X-files Black Oil effect
by Andy Neil 9 years ago
While there are particle systems that specialize in liquids, your best option is to start with a practical effect that you adjust and composite in Motion. It will ultimately be the most realistic. I w
Jittery speed changes FCP to DVD
by Alex Bluffield 9 years ago
Hi I've read through previous posts on the issue - here's the issue - my sequence is PAL DV (lower field) and contains a mix of SD and HD footage. The HD is HDV 1080 50i clips which I've copy and past
Re: Jittery speed changes FCP to DVD
by Alex Bluffield 9 years ago
Thanks for the advice Rafael. In the end I converted the HDV clips with the speed changes to DV using Compressor and replaced them in the timeline, seemed the only thing guaranteed to work & it did th
Uploaded Motion GFX reel
by Alex Bluffield 9 years ago
Hi just uploaded a few examples of my motion graphics work. I'd welcome some feedback. Cheers, Alex. Alex Bluffield Final Cut Pro Editor (Apple Certified) W: http: www.a2bpostproduction.co.uk
Re: Uploaded Motion GFX reel
by Alex Bluffield 9 years ago
Good point Stephen! To the demo reels section - http: reels.creativecow.net film a2bpostproduction-motion-graphics-examples Alex Bluffield Final Cut Pro Editor (Apple Certified) W: http: www.a2bpostpr
Project suddenly crashing FCP & Motion.
by Alex Bluffield 9 years ago
My FCP project that was fine 3 weeks & haven't touched since is suddenly crashing FCP and also Motion when I try and open Motion files from the project. I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.2 and FCP 7.01, M
Re: Project suddenly crashing FCP & Motion.
by Alex Bluffield 9 years ago
Thankyou David & David. The root of the problem appears to be a corrupt font which I used in the two Motion files causing it to crash. I ran Font Book which detected the font was duplicated in two pla
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Up res digibeta to dvcpro hd on Kona LHe?
by Alex Bluffield 10 years ago
To give you the context - the project in FCP is dvcpro hd 720p 25n from footage shot on Panasonic P2 card. Archive footage is on digibeta (telecined from film) PAL 25fps and needs to be brought into d
Re: Up res digibeta to dvcpro hd on Kona LHe?
by Alan Okey 10 years ago
The Kona LHe does not have hardware upconversion capability. For that, you need the Kona LHi or Kona 3.
UK FCP editor interested in opportunities other side of the pond!
by Alex Bluffield 11 years ago
Hi, I'm a FCP editor (with creative flair!), with 2 and half years experience mostly gained from broadcast long form documentary projects. I'm interested to hear of any editor assistant editor permane
Motion files in Avid (Xpress)
by Alex Bluffield 11 years ago
Hi I've recently discovered you can drag n drop motion files into bins in Avid in the same way you would with FCP. I tried this for the first time today and after Avid had processed the motion file it
Re: Motion files in Avid (Xpress)
by Jon Zanone 11 years ago
When you drag and drop graphics, Avid will default to the last settings you used whilst importing. So, check your media creation tab under settings. Make sure your settings match your project (I belie
Dropping Motion files into Avid
by Alex Bluffield 11 years ago
Hi I've recently discovered you can drag n drop motion files into bins in Avid in the same way you would with FCP. I tried this for the first time today and after Avid had processed the motion file it
Linking/unlinking video & audio tracks in Avid Xpress Pro
by Alex Bluffield 11 years ago
Hi Final Cut Pro editor here trying to get to grips with Avid - I can't see a button shortcut for linking unlinking video & audio tracks - am I missing something Many thanks, Alex.Alex Bluffield Final
Re: Linking/unlinking video & audio tracks in Avid Xpress Pro
by Alex Bluffield 11 years ago
Thanks Michael, that's exactly the info I wanted to know. I know a lot of fcp editors that have linking turned off, but personally I have it turned on & hold down Option to do split edits etc. Now I k
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