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Alex Gollner

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December 3rd 2008
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The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
The original promise of FCP X was great. Here was an approach that offered us a set of interesting new concepts and consequently some different ways of thinking about editing. I for one never had an a
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Matt Kemp liked this 1 year ago
Re: The Real Menace of FCP X
by Alex Gollner 1 year ago
I agree with you, Simon. ___________________________________________________ Alexandre Gollner, Editor, Zone 2-North West, London alex4d on twitter, facebook, .wordpress.com & .com
'Sky Sports' Split Transition
by Gary Rodger 2 years ago
Hello everyone, Wondered if anyone could help with this newbie query; is there a built-in transition or plug-in which would allow me to replicate the center divide movement as seen in this clip: https
Re: 'Sky Sports' Split Transition
by Alex Gollner 2 years ago
Built-in No. Perhaps use Movements:Push to animate each element seperately, then make compound clips of each and crop them as required. @Alex4D One of my 'Alex4D Animation Transitions' can do this (Mo
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What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Just because the other thread became so derailed. It would be nice to have some sort of submaster master routing in the Audio Lanes mode so that you can add effects, like a broadcast limiting filter.
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Gerry Fraiberg liked this 2 years ago
Re: What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Alex Gollner 2 years ago
My guess is that Apple don't like feature requests as much as they like getting insights into how you work. The ProApps team like stories. They like each feature request to come with a story showing h
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Apple on Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Logic macOS High Sierra compatibility
by Alex Gollner 2 years ago
Apple say that only the current versions of Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Logic Pro X are compatible with macOS High Sierra. They've also announced that Final Cut Pro 7, DVD Studio Pro and Soundtrack
Re: Apple on Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Logic macOS High Sierra compatibility
by Noah Kadner 2 years ago
Dual boot for those hold-outs: http: www.macworld.co.uk how-to mac-software how-dual-boot-os-x-el-capitan-macos-sierra-on-mac-3659676 Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops XinTwo
Somewhat OT: Why Adobe Can't be Stopped
by Jason Watson 2 years ago
Without intending to get into the merits demerits of Adobe CC, I noticed a couple of interesting posts on Seeking Alpha right around when Adobe released its Q2 2017 financials: Why Adobe Can't be Stop
Re: Somewhat OT: Why Adobe Can't be Stopped
by Alex Gollner 2 years ago
They missed the word 'Photoshop' from the headlines. 28 years on: The public have a new verb to use in everyday conversation: "Why don't you just Photoshop it " Adobe are proud that Premiere is 25 yea
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Roles-based mixing and effects
by Alex Gollner 3 years ago
In case you missed Apple's patent, I ve written about it on my public Facebook page: https: www.facebook.com Alex4D ___________________________________________________ Alexandre Gollner, Editor, Zone
Re: Roles-based mixing and effects
by Charlie Austin 3 years ago
They need to invent something to replace faders. Too old fashioned! ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools. "
A bridge too far?
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
We are now several months past Apple's preview of the next FCP X. The update itself is long overdue. So, it would seem that there's a lot if work going into it, with the potential to introduce a littl
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David Lawrence liked this 3 years ago
Re: A bridge too far?
by Alex Gollner 3 years ago
For most Final Cut Pro X updates, the reaction is "not many changes after waiting for so long" then "that s new, why didn't they include that in the release notes" and - for some people: "I didn't thi
Two computers, same plugin, one offline - what to do?
by Tangier Clarke 4 years ago
Hey folks is there a way to refresh a plugin or somehow make FCP X aware that it is actually installed. I am using Alex4D's sound only transition I used on one computer. I have the same plugin install
Re: Two computers, same plugin, one offline - what to do?
by Alex Gollner 4 years ago
The problem is that the Finder or Final Cut sometimes adds a hidden '.localized' suffix to some folder names. One method to see where the plugins are expected to be is 1. Use the same plugin on both m
I wish FCPX adopted these Premiere Pro features
by Oliver Peters 4 years ago
I know there are plenty of things in FCPX that would be nice to have in Premiere Pro. However, after editing some extended project in Premiere Pro, I'd love to see these things added to FCPX to enhanc
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David Mathis liked this 4 years ago
Re: I wish FCPX adopted these Premiere Pro features
by Alex Gollner 4 years ago
I hardly come to the COW forums. Pity how an interesting post from someone who considers both sides of a debate turns into a back and forth I remember from four years ago. Any suggestions as to what w
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We can export multiple resolution videos from a timeline, what about multiple aspect ratios…
by Alex Gollner 4 years ago
From my regularly updated blog: We are able to export multiple resolutions from our timelines - what about multiple aspect ratios http: alex4d.com notes item new-york-times-vertical-video ____________
2010 Apple patent includes some Final Cut Pro X concepts
by Alex Gollner 5 years ago
One sneaky way of hiding editing patents is to put them inside a patent for consumer editing UI. Although the first few pages of a recently awarded Apple patent (applied for in 2010) seems to be talki
Re: 2010 Apple patent includes some Final Cut Pro X concepts
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
"The patent includes a storyboard that shows an element of dyamic trimming. Here is an excerpt from the text: During playback, a playhead moves along the media clips in the sequence. Before the playhe
Using 3rd Party Alpha Transition in FCP X
by Alex Minas 6 years ago
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I purchased a 3rd party alpha transition See here: http: videohive.net item burn-smoke-transition 99919 WT.ac=search_thumb&WT.seg_1=search_thumb&WT.z_auth
Re: Using 3rd Party Alpha Transition in FCP X
by Alex Gollner 5 years ago
Although Apple's free alpha transition content has moved, here is that free transition http: www.mikeybouchereau.com 2012 01 classic-fcp7-alpha-transition-for-final-cut-pro-x @Alex4D _________________
Apple's ProApps- not a money loosing scenario
by Marcus Moore 5 years ago
Another interesting article by Alex Gollner, looking at how ProApps doesn't JUST make money off hardware sales-- http: alex4d.com notes item pro-apps-2005-2014 If course, these numbers pale in compari
Re: Apple's ProApps- not a money loosing scenario
by Alex Gollner 5 years ago
Thanks for getting more information from Horace, Marcus. I've added a second update to the original post to include your Twitter conversation with Horace and this most recent post of yours. @Alex4D __
Motion Generator Limiting Duration
by Mark Andrews 5 years ago
I am new to creating generators and transitions in Motion and using them in Final Cut X. I'm sorry if this is a basic question but I cant find the answer anywhere. I've created a generator and would l
Re: Motion Generator Limiting Duration
by Alex Gollner 5 years ago
You can't do anything in Motion to stop an editor changing the duration of a generator in Final Cut. You can however make sure it only shows content for 4 seconds or less - however much the editor inc
New free 35mm 4-perf Feet+Frames counter for Final Cut Pro X
by Alex Gollner 6 years ago
If collaborators want burnt in Feet+Frame footage counts in your Final Cut Pro X outputs, my new free plugin can help: http: alex4d.com 13-alex4d-timecode-35mm-4-perf You can set the start time in fe
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Sandeep Sajeev liked this 6 years ago
Compressor 4: Frame-rate conversion
by Brandon Adam 6 years ago
Is Apples Compressor 4 able to convert 25frames per second to 50 frames per second I never triad a frame rate converter and hoping this might do the trick without issues. Thank you in advanced.
Re: Compressor 4: Frame-rate conversion
by Alex Gollner 6 years ago
Brandon, You can put the 25p footage on a 25i timeline. Any graphic animations you then overlay will be rendered with subtly different values for each field - making the animation smoother (by halving
Problem with Link Parameter & On Screen Controls
by Chris Northcross 6 years ago
Hey gang, I'm trying my hand at building a generator that links a shape's x & y position parameters with the x & y parameters from the kaleidotile effect's x & y "center" parameters. The idea is that
Re: Problem with Link Parameter & On Screen Controls
by Alex Gollner 6 years ago
Another thing to watch out for with OSCs applied to invisible layers is that if the filter modifies the pixel dimensions of the group, you can get scaling problems when linking parameters. Get around
repackaging and selling motion content
by Bret Williams 6 years ago
Let's say hypothetically I'm thinking about taking 50 or so of the built in effects that are in motion, and repackaging and selling them as a set of FCP X templates for $50. Not going to change them,
Blame the game, not the players
by Alex Gollner 6 years ago
How about 7.90 for a single Motion filter Or an adjustment layer At that rate I could charge a few hundred for the other publishable Motion features... It might take a few days to make the plug-ins, b
Publishing a title copy
by Tom Fox 7 years ago
Hello all, I trying to edit a copy of FCPX's "Dramatic" Title generator in Motion. I have set the scale slider to "publish" so that I can adjust the timing. The problem is that though the animation se
Re: Publishing a title copy
by Alex Gollner 7 years ago
If the scale slider is published, you can now set scale keyframes in Final Cut Pro to change the value for scale over time. A way of using a different sets of keyframes that have been set in Motion is
Titles -- font size in FCP7 vs. FCPX
by Bill Rabkin 7 years ago
After several years of using FCP5, 6, and 7, I've started creating all my new projects in FCPX. In earlier releases, I created my titles, lower 3rds, and credit rolls in Boris Title3D and Title Crawl,
Re: Titles -- font size in FCP7 vs. FCPX
by Alex Gollner 7 years ago
In practice, Final Cut Pro 7 type is too large in 1080p timelines - the effective resolution isn't 1 point per pixel. For example, for an upper case A to fill the screen in 7, the size of Gill Sans ty
Motion 5: why (still) no broadcast monitor support?
by Alan Okey 7 years ago
FCP X now has support for proper broadcast monitoring. Why hasn't Motion 5 inherited this functionality as well Does anyone else find this annoying frustrating
Re: Motion 5: why (still) no broadcast monitor support?
by Alex Gollner 7 years ago
Installing PixelConduit (for free) gives you scopes, which might help. @Alex4D ___________________________________________________ Alexandre Gollner, Editor, Zone 2-North West, London alex4d on twitte
Exported Quicktime has upside down frames.
by Tangier Clarke 7 years ago
In my recent exports from Apple Motion 5.06, and then playback in FCP 7, there are bursts of upside down frames showing up. It's in the Quicktime file too. Any ideas. I'm not sure how to remedy this.
Re: Exported Quicktime has upside down frames.
by Alex Gollner 7 years ago
The two most-recent versions of Motion (and Final Cut Pro) have had a bug that causes momentary upside down frames when rendering and outputting - when using some video filters. The two solutions (whi
Reversing Motion project
by Greg Davis 7 years ago
Hello all. I was wondering if there is a way to reverse a whole project so that the beginning time is end and end time is start. Didn't want to have to go back in and change the timing on all layers.
Re: Reversing Motion project
by Alex Gollner 7 years ago
If everything is in a group, make a clone of the group and then apply a scrub filter and keyframe the frame number that is being displayed. @Alex4D ___________________________________________________
Why no "Send To Motion"?
by Oliver Peters 7 years ago
Dynamic Link between Premiere Pro and After Effects is one of the biggest selling points for the editors migrating to Premiere Pro. ClipExporter can do FCP X to AE for FREE. Why is it that Apple can't
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Dennis Tzeng liked this 7 years ago
Re: Why no "Send To Motion"?
by Alex Gollner 7 years ago
Given that there is a copy of Motion (sans UI) built into Final Cut Pro X, I think not having "Send to Motion" is akin to X not having the same implementation of Multicam as FCP7 on launch: They're no
Text from a list?
by Gimpel Owens 7 years ago
I have 1 effect I want repeated over and over, with new text every time. Currently I have to cut and paste, then edit text, and put it in. Is there a way to take, say 300 words from a CSV or any other
Re: Text from a list?
by Alex Gollner 7 years ago
If your generator is 1200 seconds long, choose your file, make sure the Speed is set to Constant. It will show each of the 300 lines in the text file for 4 seconds Then set the correct opacity values
Ghost layers / "Motion to Forces"
by Troy Grady 7 years ago
Hi All- Wanted to check in about a bug we see repeatedly, for which we have no workaround: disappearing layers. This is when certain layers in a project -- typically a project we've been working on fo
Re: Ghost layers / "Motion to Forces"
by Alex Gollner 7 years ago
Over at the Apple Support forum someone had a different problem that evolved to having ghost layers. https: discussions.apple.com thread 4505042 tstart=0 Things got better when they logged in using a
Shifting keyframes / curves by value
by Troy Grady 7 years ago
Hi All- First post, thanks for having me. Quick question to which I fear I may already know the answer. Trying to translate some keyframed motion paths (i.e. not motion behaviors) from one part of the
Re: Shifting keyframes / curves by value
by Alex Gollner 7 years ago
Silly way of doing this: 1. Duplicate the object 2. Delete the position keyframes (using Reset Parameter in the context menu for the Position parameter) 3. Apply a Parameter Link Behavior and link the
Modify Build In and out duration of Custom Titles for FCP X
by Ricky Dominguez 7 years ago
I have created a Custom Titles for FCP X using some text sequence (Arrange In -Out, Blur In-Out, etc) that the built in is 20 frame and built out is 20 frames but I would like to know if I cant have a
Re: Modify Build In and out duration of Custom Titles for FCP X
by Alex Gollner 7 years ago
If you want to choose a build duration using a short rage of times, between 5 frames and 3 seconds for example, you can set your mandatory build in time to 3 seconds. Then make your build-in animation
FCP X Generator: BG Frame of Thought
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
BG: Generators in FCP X "BG Frame of Thought" This is an FCP X Generator. This is most likely the most simple preset you will come across. No really... It performs a Hold frame Freeze frame on the fra
Re: FCP X Generator: BG Frame of Thought
by Alex Gollner 8 years ago
Interesting copy protection method! That workaround is the kind of thing that will be fixed in the next revision. I think I'll keep version 5.0 just in case. Alex _____________________________________
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Alex Gollner liked this 8 years ago
Some effects keep animating over freeze frame
by samir kassab 8 years ago
Has anyone noticed that effects that has moving elements like "artifacts" and "bokeh random" keeps animating over a freeze frame.it's kind of a nice thing to have when it's intended,but if u want the
Re: Some effects keep animating over freeze frame
by Andy Mees 8 years ago
Try making the source w effect a compound clip and then freeze the compound clip
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Alex Gollner liked this 8 years ago
NEW FCPX Round Badge Effect
by Simon Ubsdell 8 years ago
Probably not actually useful to anybody but since it was something I was working on for a pitch anyway I thought I'd post it - 2676_roundbadge.zip - an effect that will stick your source image on a ba
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Alex Gollner liked this 8 years ago
Re: NEW FCPX Round Badge Effect
by Michael Benton 8 years ago
Thanks. But again - your work with my two tweaks is still all your work. Thanks so much Simon.
Classic SLR Viewfinder Effect
by Robbert-Jan van der Does 8 years ago
Hi all, I've been fooling around in Motion 5 and created this effect. 2564_classicslrviewfinder.zip It generates a Classic SLR Viewfinder Effect for FCPX with adjustable groundglass grain, adjustable
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Alex Gollner liked this 8 years ago
Re: Classic SLR Viewfinder Effect
by Matthew Schickler 8 years ago
That's really fun. Thanks for sharing.
Moon night color cast
by Andrei Lopatenko 8 years ago
Could you recommend color cast in Final Cut's 3 Way color or in Apple Color to give a scene distinctly moon night look. What is a full moon night low saturation, yellow cast ... Andrei
Re: Moon night color cast
by Alex Gollner 8 years ago
From a BBC show shot on a dull day: the same setup, with the second corrected for night: http: alex4d.wordpress.com 2010 01 19 day-for-night-picture-reference _________________________________________
Multiple Lines
by Joe Bodego 8 years ago
Is there a way to create a multiple line title with different text styles. For example the title reads like this 1st line "The Title" this would be Myraid Pro Condense 50 point 2nd line "by John Smith
Re: Multiple Lines
by Alex Gollner 8 years ago
My free version of the Lower Third generator allows three sections of text with different specs, with multiple lines of text per section. http: alex4d.wordpress.com finalcut __________________________
Delete multiple markers
by Max Frank 10 years ago
Hi there, Any way to delete multiple markers in one fell swoop FCP 6. Thanks, Wayne
Re: Delete multiple markers
by Alex Gollner 10 years ago
You're right. That tip only works with clip markers. What a twit! You could export your project as XML, then go into the XML using a text editor and delete the bits that define markers:   &n
Customizing Cross Dissolve
by Jesse Adlin 10 years ago
Is it possible to customize For example can you take a 30 frame cross dissolve and have it start 10 frames before the cut and finish 20 frames after Thanks.
Re: Customizing Cross Dissolve
by Alex Gollner 10 years ago
Using some free plugins, I've added more controls to many of the standard transitions including Cross Dissolve: As well as changing the shape of the curve using a couple of bezier points, you can also
Missing Effects
by Louis Stevenson 10 years ago
hi. when I was learning to use FCP there were effects called Bad TV (under Distort) and one called Kaleidotile (under perspective). When I had Final Cut Express installed on my laptop I had those effe
Re: Missing Effects
by Alex Gollner 10 years ago
These effects are only available if Motion is installed on your system. That's why the FCP manual refers you to the Motion manual to understand how they work. Do you have Motion installed Alex _______
New free plugin for Final Cut: Inside-Outside Matte
by Alex Gollner 10 years ago
Given that people would like more control over matte feathering, I've come up with a replacement for the Four-Point and Eight-Point Garbage Matte filters. My version allows you to define the shape of
Re: New free plugin for Final Cut: Inside-Outside Matte
by Rafael Amador 10 years ago
Hi Alex, Thanks again for sharing your plugins. Haven't tried this one yet but sure will works great. cheers, rafael www.nagavideo.com
iphone 3Gs video audio drift
by Jeff Glasse 10 years ago
Is anyone else having audio drift issues with video from the 3gs We find that a 30 minute clip plays just fine in Quicktime player with perfectly synced audio, but when brought into final cut pro the
Re: iphone 3Gs video audio drift
by Alex Gollner 10 years ago
I had this problem on 6.0.6, not surprised as it is H.264 encoded. I put the clip on a 422 timeline, exported and reimported and all was well. Alex ___________________________________________________
Motion 4 help menu really slow
by Bob Flood 10 years ago
Hello Hello Hello! When working in motion 4 (the new one), and trying to use the manual via the help menu, it takes a long time to open topics, up to 12-14 seconds. is this normal is it waht others ar
Re: Motion 4 help menu really slow
by Alex Gollner 10 years ago
I've found Apple's Help Viewer pretty slow. If you don't mind losing search facilities, you can paste links the the help system into the address bar of your browser: file: Applications Motion.app Cont
Option to default to thread view?
by Alex Gollner 10 years ago
Seeing as I only joined a short while ago, I imagine that this has been discussed before many years ago, but I couldn't see any obvious thread titles over the last 12 months: Would it be possible to a
Re: Option to default to thread view?
by Alex Gollner 10 years ago
Thanks for the response, I had already chosen 'thread view' - and that hadn't worked for me. I see now that clicking once to see the whole thread is called 'topic vew' Just to be fussy, I'd like the o
UPGRADE BEWARE FCP7 display bug
by Nate Hubbard 10 years ago
Mac Pro 2 x 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon, 2 Apple 23 Cinema Displays. After upgrading to fcp7, I used Log & Transfer to ingest AVCHD to Prores422 from my Canon HG10 After finishing, I tried to open clip
Re: UPGRADE BEWARE FCP7 display bug - living dangerously
by Alex Gollner 10 years ago
I went with a half-way house that is slightly less dangerous than doing a straight upgrade: Before upgrading in place, I renamed 'Final Cut Pro' to 'Final Cut Pro 6.0.6' No permissions fix (!) I ran t
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