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New name for this forum?
by Bret Williams 1 day ago
I think it s time to rename this forum Dear Jeremy.... _______________________________________________________________________ http: BretFX.com FCPX Plugins & Templates for Editors & Motion Graphics A
Re: New name for this forum?
by Andreas Kiel 9 hours ago
Later generations will remember them as the 'Garchow Files' Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze
Caption Export
by Andreas Kiel 2 weeks ago
I finally uploaded the new version of X-Title Caption Export I announced two or three weeks ago. It contains some bug fixes and some new features. The most obvious new one is the option to create html
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Re: Caption Export
by Andreas Kiel 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the kind words Simon :-) Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the
FCPX Text Drop Shadow picking up some of the color of the text.
by Jory Levine 1 month ago
After adding basic text, I chose a color for it and then put in a drop shadow with the default black color for the shadow ( as most would use). I'm noticing that there is a cast on the drop shadow of
Re: FCPX Text Drop Shadow picking up some of the color of the text.
by Andreas Kiel 1 month ago
Jory Levine When you're selecting a color for title lettering on the Color Board You know where to set font color And you know when to use the Color Board Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "H
SRT Open Caption Files -- How to change formatting
by Ashley James 1 month ago
Is there a way to batch change formatting in an srt file For example, I have a very long srt translation file which, when i double click it, only allows me to change (font, size, color, etc) one capti
Re: SRT Open Caption Files -- How to change formatting
by Andreas Kiel 1 month ago
Open in browser then select all captions and change. Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long in
Can Final Cut Render a Series of Stills into a QuickTime Movie?
by James Kozick 1 month ago
Hello, I'm presently generating a number of rendered PNGs from Maxon C4D. The final output format I want is QuickTime. I'm currently importing the PNGs into After Effects and outputting them as a Quic
Re: Can Final Cut Render a Series of Stills into a QuickTime Movie?
by Andreas Kiel 1 month ago
Yes, as long as this option is available it's the best way. "Best" since you can save the movie as 'referenced' - change any frame in the sequence and the change is in your movie. Spherico http: www.s
Batch changing metadata on exported mp4s
by John Young 1 month ago
I've exported over 1000 versions of a video, differentiated by an opening take where the talent addresses the viewer by name. So each file is named by the person's name to whom the video is addressed.
Re: Batch changing metadata on exported mp4s
by Andreas Kiel 1 month ago
You can use AppleScript Automator to do that. Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an a
Is there any easy way to get rid of a bra strap from this interview?
by Noam Osband 1 month ago
We shot an interview, and when watching it, realized there's about 3 minutes with a bra strap in it. Is there any easy way to get rid of this without going frame by frame and essentially airbrushing i
Re: Is there any easy way to get rid of a bra strap from this interview?
by Andreas Kiel 1 month ago
Try: Duplicate clip and create luma mask from neckline including bra. Duplicate again and use skin from arm in this mask. That's just a guess as I haven't seen the whole clip. Spherico http: www.spher
subtitle feature request
by Andi Winter 3 months ago
dear all! i just played a little bit with the new subtitle workflow in resolve 15, but i couldn't find the option that one line subs are always in the bottom line and two line subs position the first
Re: subtitle feature request UPDATE
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
Andi Winter ...BUT: for subtitles i think i can live with that. point 15 is not option for subs. 15 pt was a stupid example to show what's going wrong, but for readable subtitles (open captions) outl
Premiere Pro CC doesn't export H264 in .MOV anymore with the 12.1 update
by Ron Khoury 3 months ago
I updated my premiere pro to 12.1 Now when I come to export h624 like all my clients want before the final ProRes, the only extension I can get is .mp4 and many clients' systems wouldn't let you uploa
Re: Premiere Pro CC doesn't export H264 in .MOV anymore with the 12.1 update
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
Are you sure you really have changed the extension - not only on Finder level Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster.
How to export captions I made in Premiere Pro CC?
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
I created a caption file within Prem Pro, and I want to export the captions as an .SRT file. I'm new at Premiere so it's not immediately obvious to me how I export just the captions, not as a video fi
Re: How to export captions I made in Premiere Pro CC?
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
In the project window select the caption file, then choose menu: File - Export - Caption Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become
Closed captioning
by Bob Cole 3 months ago
Does Resolve enable the creation of closed captions Bob C
Re: Closed captioning
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
Joseph Owens ... discovered a world of hurt. ... that's understandable. Closed Caption = subtitle text instructions embedded in video stream In rough: US CEA-608 only allows one language and is limit
EasyDCP
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Apparently they now offer integration direct from FCPX. https: www.easydcp.com publisher.php - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: EasyDCP
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
Thanks Sebastian! Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also ga
NAB news
by Ronny Courtens 3 months ago
Apple announces these updates for NAB: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2058-apple-announce-updates-to-final-cut-pro-x-compressor-and-motion-for-nab-2018 - Ronny
Re: NAB news
by Andreas Kiel 3 months ago
Another good link http: alex4d.com notes item final-cut-pro-10-4-1-prores-raw-and-captions Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby beco
DVD Export Shennanigans
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
Exporting DVD from the timeline, using the standard presets, nothing fancy, the resulting disc will open and run in VLC but not in Apple DVD player or in a real hardware consumer DVD player. What migh
Re: DVD Export Shennanigans
by Andreas Kiel 4 months ago
Mark Suszko ... On export, used the metadata settings. Which one and how -Andreas Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a mon
Issues adding captions to timeline with .srt files
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
I'm such a beginner at Premiere ProCC , please forgive what's probably a simple question problem... I have a 28-and-a-half-minutes-long show on my timeline, to which I want to add a caption track. I m
Re: Issues adding captions to timeline with .srt files
by Andreas Kiel 4 months ago
You can contact me off list spherico dot mail at gmail dot com - Andreas Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And
Does the Premiere Titler tool create separate clips files?
by Paul Factora 4 months ago
The previous Legacy Titler tool would create clip files in your Project bin that were individual and named after the title. This new tool that lets you type on the screen ala FCP7 doesn't seem to do t
Re: Does the Premiere Titler tool create separate clips files?
by Andreas Kiel 4 months ago
Paul Factora ...Anything else I can try No! Use Legacy if you still need it. Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster.
Burning Captions Into Video - Problems
by Juan David Romero 5 months ago
I am having a huge problem. I created a file of captions for my film, which is 25 minutes. Then I decided to move the captions around, so I made a cut in the 'captions' in the sequence and simply move
Re: Burning Captions Into Video - Problems
by Andreas Kiel 5 months ago
You can try to export SRT and use my premiereTitles to convert them to Graphic Text. http: www.spherico.com filmtools TitleExchange PTI direct download: http: www.spherico.com filmtools TitleExchange
iMac VS Surface Studio
by andy patterson 7 months ago
The Surface Studio does not have the best specs. I admit is is pricey but it is the user experience that is worth noting. MS can improve the Surface Studio's specs but can Apple improve the user exper
Re: iMac VS Surface Studio
by Andreas Kiel 7 months ago
To be honest I don't see the point. If you realy need touch & paint buy a Wacom tablet. 10 bit, color confidence, calibration etc. Okay you'll end up at 5k or so, but you get a real good system. Spher
Is Compressor a serious product?
by Gabriele Sartori 8 months ago
I'm always puzzled by Apple Compressor. I like a lot the interface, I like to use it offline for transcoding. It's dramatically slow, we are in 2017 and to see only 21% of my resources used is depress
Re: Is Compressor a serious product?
by Andreas Kiel 8 months ago
Helge Tjelta: "All codecs that allow the segment flag to be on, will use full CPU count." That's true. Apple H264 doesn't allow. One file won't use all cores, 10 files will use more. From my experienc
Need to keep old Mac Pro running-suggestions?
by Bret Hampton 10 months ago
Hi I have an early Mac Pro 1.1 dual processor running FCP7. I mostly use it with Furnacecore Dirt Removal for film restoration. It's pretty slow as it's 32 bit, so wondering suggestions for inexpensiv
Re: Need to keep old Mac Pro running-suggestions?
by Andreas Kiel 10 months ago
Nick ...our solution was to run it on a bunch of macs simultaneously. Nick You can run multiple instances of FCP on the same machine as long you have several cores available. - Andrea Spherico http:
Title Safe for today's delivery
by Christopher McDonell 10 months ago
Hey, reading one of the threads below had me thinking about this. Now that most people are watching film and video on TV's or devices that show 100% of the picture, is there really a need to keep titl
Re: Title Safe for today's delivery
by Andreas Kiel 10 months ago
The question is : are you talking about titles or subtitles captions. While a "Title" easily can be extended to a 90% region, subtitle region finally shrinks: BBC recommendation is 68%. This is unders
Positioning text using FCP text generators
by Christopher McDonell 11 months ago
Hi. I'm finishing a doc on FCP 6 and will eventually need to version my text. I've been reading about using TEP to create an .srt file and to avoid Boris text generator. At this point, my subtitles ar
Re: Positioning text using FCP text generators
by Andreas Kiel 11 months ago
Some options: 1) With TEP the TextUp generator is installed. Try to use this one. 2) Split your .srt into a "centered" and "left" entries. Can easily be done in a spreadsheet. Andreas Spherico http: w
subtitles
by micheal youssef 2 years ago
i have SRT file which include a spanish subtitles for movie which i already edited it but when i try to open it on my mac on different softwares like (text edit - word even on Jubler ) ialot of words
Re: subtitles
by Andreas Kiel 12 months ago
They seem to be not UTF-8. You may try following: Open TextEdit. Press cmd-O and navigate to that file and select. But before you hit Enter (or double click) select in the "Plain Text Encoding" pop-up
Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Simon Ubsdell 1 year ago
Enough is enough is ENOUGH! My electricity supplier has heaped infamy upon tyranny by asking me to pay a monthly subscription for my power. And at last I have decided that this cannot stand. I cannot
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Jason Jenkins liked this 1 year ago
Re: Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Andreas Kiel 1 year ago
Simon Ubsdell Would this be the same Smith Corona that had a perfectly serviceable underline key Regardless the functionality : This one looks ugly. The only valid ones: Underwood before 1930. - Andr
Any workflow for "media manage" trim to used + handles? Willing to go way outside the box for this.
by David Parker 2 years ago
Hey there. At the moment there is only one thing stopping my shop from moving over to FCPX. Our workflow requires some of our media to go through an external process, and then return to the NLE. On FC
Re: Any workflow for "media manage" trim to used + handles? Willing to go way outside the box for this.
by Andreas Kiel 2 years ago
Oliver Peters : "I'm a bit confused here. To my knowledge almost no software will trim the original media. The exceptions are systems that internally turn media into image sequences, like Quantel. Th
In-Action Story on FCPX and Focus
by Noah Kadner 3 years ago
For the folks who've been curious about how this went: http: www.apple.com final-cut-pro in-action focus Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow Call Box Training
Re: In-Action Story on FCPX and Focus
by Andreas Kiel 3 years ago
A little anecdote about Apple's secrets. Some time before the first version of QT was released MacroMind and Apple invited several people from all over the world for a conference about "chances of new
FCP 7 crashes exporting an XML
by joel matthew 3 years ago
I'm trying to export an XML of a large project so that I can use FCP7toX and get the project on my iMac with FCPX. Unfortunately, it crashes before finishing the XML. The error message is "The process
Re: FCP 7 crashes exporting an XML
by Andreas Kiel 3 years ago
I also would recommend to export the XML as portions. - Andreas Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou g
Polywave audio
by David Page 4 years ago
Whats the best software to bring zax recorded polywave audio files into fcp 7 and synch them w the video
Re: Polywave audio
by Andreas Kiel 4 years ago
if the video has tc just sync by tc - andreas Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an a
Font Size for Titles for screening in commercial movie theater
by Anne Davis 4 years ago
My documentary will be screening as part of a film festival in a commercial movie theater. I'm concerned that the title cards, lower thirds and end credits (single card and scrolling) that I created i
Re: Font Size for Titles for screening in commercial movie theater
by Andreas Kiel 4 years ago
For Cinema you can leave the color to white. You should add an outline to your subtitles. Like Shane said you have to look at the font you are using. Each font can display in a different size. Use a f
How to render a subtitle sequence on timeline
by George Roberson 4 years ago
I finally get the subtitle on the timeline (I did change the speed since I wrote my title based on .mov file which ends up longer than FCP file - don't know why), but it won't let me render it. At fir
Re: How to render a subtitle sequence on timeline
by Andreas Kiel 4 years ago
George, Download my TitleExchange package. It includes an app called gRender (free). Export your subtitle only timeline as XML. Then import into gRender. The app will create a new XML, an EDL and some
Subtitles in FCP 7 vs. external program
by Alyssa Grinberg 5 years ago
I am working on a short 15-minute video that has several foreign speakers that need subtitles. There will actually be two versions of the video released (one in English and the other in Vietnamese). I
Re: Subtitles in FCP 7 vs. external program
by Andreas Kiel 4 years ago
Hello Asta, You may contact me off list at kiel{at}spherico(dot)com Regards Andreas Spherico http: www.spherico.com filmtools "He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a mo
Workflow suggestions – English project but has lots of footage in foreign languages.
by Daniel De Avila 9 years ago
Hello Perhaps not the right forum for this question I was wondering if anyone had some workflow suggestions for reviewing and editing foreign language interviews that will be edited in conjunction wit
Re: Workflow suggestions – English project but has lots of footage in foreign languages.
by Andreas Kiel 4 years ago
For PPro you need an app which can create .scc files. There are some out there, but I don't about a free one. Another option is to download my TitleExchange app package. There is a free app included c
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Bit OT question
by Andreas Kiel 5 years ago
First of all I'm not a Smoke user, but some people I know are Smoke users and do need some help. Here a problem: Before version 2013 there was the option to import subtitles using a "Smoke XML", which
P-2 XML Files messed up
by Kevin Christopher 8 years ago
For some reason I have got some p-2 xml files that are corrupt. I have confirmed all of the MXF files are intact and in the right folders, but I can not get these files to come in to FCP
Re: P-2 XML Files messed up
by Andreas Kiel 8 years ago
Just to keep the info on this thread up to date. I got the XMLs from Kevin, they are really messed. So a good idea for anybody who thinks about using HDLog would be to duplicate the CLIP folder on you
Best Way to Sync Audio?
by Conor Flynn 10 years ago
I'm using Final Cut Pro (v6.0.3) to edit a short film that was shot with the RED Camera. The Log and Transfer ingest method seems to be working great, so I'm happy with that. My question is about the
Re: Best Way to Sync Audio?
by Andreas Kiel 10 years ago
Just saw this thread by chance and do have some commets - even if it might be too late. I do not see any better performance of AIF against WAV files. Both are supported as (uncompressed) files file fo
Jam Sync HVX200 and HPX500
by Nate Stephens 10 years ago
Does anybody have a method for Time code Sync between the HVX200 and the HPX500.. I really think I am working to hard by trying to start both cameras time code by pushing their buttons at the same tim
Re: Jam Sync HVX200 and HPX500
by Andreas Kiel 10 years ago
Nat, you're right it's better to sync the cameras. But my application does allows two or more cameras to be synched easily if each camera can be set up to "free run tc" - which should be the case with
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