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January 13th 2011
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Unspecified Path
by Eric Hansen 8 years ago
i read some other suggestions in other posts, but none of the solutions worked. i have some large projects - about 50MB each, that are full of timelines and bins that Assistant Editors have prepped fo
Re: Unspecified Path
by Andrew Wilson 6 years ago
I've had this happen a few times when moving from desktop to laptop and back to desktop.. That's what I get for taking work on vacation! I've had the most luck if I take the good project and do a SELE
Audio doesn't follow video on timing change
by Andrew Wilson 7 years ago
I've put a video clip into the timeline and changed its start point using the timing control in the Media Tab. The video shows as expected but the audio that plays is from the first frame of the media
Re: Audio doesn't follow video on timing change
by Andrew Wilson 7 years ago
Thanks.. .that's a possibility but I never use Send to Motion. I just dropped in a clip that was already in my capture scratch folder. I've learned that FCP's "Send to..(anything)" just doesn't work a
Should I get more memory for things like this?
by Michael West 7 years ago
When I made this video in Motion 4 (linked below), the machine crawled along during playback, causing me to export it to see how it looked. Tedious. This is my machine info: Model Name: iMac Model Ide
Re: Should I get more memory for things like this?
by Andrew Wilson 7 years ago
Oh yeah... Jason's right. I read that and missed that you applied that style to it. You could create a similar look by changing your line segment to airbrush and then opening the Stroke tab and adjust
3d objects created from layers have jagged edges
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I created a 3D cylinder in Photoshop using 3D New Shape from Layer Cylinder The edges are jaggy and not anti-aliased. I tried different 3D render settings and rasterizing the layer but neither of thos
Re: 3d objects created from layers have jagged edges
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
nevermind... I just found the "other" quality settings pane in the 3D scene palette. Maybe my discovery will help someone else with this same problem. Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www
Animation for showing hot / cold liquid going through tubes
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I need to create an animation that illustrates cold liquid flowing through a tube - going through a box and then coming out hot. I was thinking of animating a loop of a gradient of cool colors on one
Re: Animation for showing hot / cold liquid going through tubes
by Mark Spencer 8 years ago
I would just create a colored version of that diagrams and an "empty" version then reveal the colored verso by using an image mask. The source of the image mask would be a paint stroke along the tube,
Text type on effect with blinking insertion bar
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Once upon a time I had a plug in for AE that would animate text like it was being typed on the screen and you could easily add a blinking (or not) insertion bar or a square so it looked more like a sc
Re: Text type on effect with blinking insertion bar
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
nevermind. I figured it out. Man, I wish I still had that old plug in. It did blinking cursors and everything including randomizing the amount of time between keystrikes. Almost makes me want to fire
how to blurr the background of interviews with ex 1r
by segun olorunnisomo 8 years ago
Hi, i shoot a lot of interviews at various locations and would like to learn techniques of burring the background of my shots. please i need instructions.
Re: how to blurr the background of interviews with ex 1r
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
In addition to all that great advice, sometimes I'll use magic bullet looks. The spot focus and tilt shift filters allow some faking of shallow dof. I recently added an F3 to my package and the dof co
modeling and animating a pie chart
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I need to create and animate an pie chart. I've started by creating a cylinder object and making it editable but I can't figure out how to cut it into 4 sections. Basically, it would have 4 sections t
Re: modeling and animating a pie chart
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Hey Nevermind! Leave it as a primitive but make 4 of them and animate the slice value! Easy as... pie. (sorry) Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewdigital.com
having trouble downgrading OS X
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I just got a used MacBook Pro (early 2011, 17" i7) It came with a new install of 10.7 but no OS discs. I have a retail DVD of 10.6.3 and I'm trying to downgrade the laptop to 10.6. (needs to match an
Re: having trouble downgrading OS X
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Got it figured out. According to everymac.com, this MBP shipped with 10.6.6. My retail DVD was 10.6.3 I was able to get a disk image of a clean install of 10.6.8 and used it in recovery mode to instal
Can I just move my Hard Drive to another computer?
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I've got a job coming up where I'll be editing at the hotel where we're staying. I have one of the original 8 core mac pros (2,1 - I think). Still running 10.5.8 because I don't upgrade until I have t
Re: Can I just move my Hard Drive to another computer?
by Fred Miller 8 years ago
We do it twice a year. Check your options when renting. You can probably spec a Mac Pro that is exactly or close enough that the switch is pretty easy. Most of the mac pros available for rental are a
Anyone shoot with an EX-1 and an F3?
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Anyone have any experience going from an EX-1 to an F3 Out of the box - no external recorders - Kit Lenses - what were your impressions Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewdigita
Re: Anyone shoot with an EX-1 and an F3?
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Thanks... I'm much more interested to hear from your experience whether the upgrade is worth it. I probably won't be using both cameras at the same time so matching them is less of an issue. I know it
Exporting many clips to compressor fails - but only on multi-core cluster
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I have about 200 clips that need to run through compressor. If I select all the clips in the browser, a then choose SEND TO COMPRESSOR it gets the clips into compressor just fine. But when I go to sub
Re: Exporting many clips to compressor fails - but only on multi-core cluster
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Steve Eisen "I would create a sequence and take your time and find all your interviews and place them there." Can't do that. They want separate clips. BUT I just did a little test with batch export a
landscape object based on grayscale image
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I remember once upon a time (I think it was with Infini-D) that I could create a landscape object but instead of using the internal fractal noise, I could apply a gray-scale image to it and the whites
Re: landscape object based on grayscale image
by Jack Cook 8 years ago
I'm actually working on a project like that now. I used a plane with a Displacement Deformer and put the grayscale image in the deformer's Shading tab. You need to have many segments in the plane for
How big should I make a graphc that's going to wrap around an object???
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
If I'm making a graphic in PS that's going to wrap around an object, what should it pixel dimensions be For example, If I'm modeling a can of Coke, I would make the material texture in PS and then wra
Re: How big should I make a graphc that's going to wrap around an object???
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Thanks! That's some very helpful information. I know in the past I've been able to take a graphic that has an alpha channel and wrap it around an object. I think I used a texture tag but I can't remem
Upgrade from EX-1 to F3 ?
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I've been using an EX-1 almost since they first starting shipping. I love it and I tend to do a lot of quick turn-around projects - local and regional TV spots, industrial training, stuff like that. I
Re: Upgrade from EX-1 to F3 ?
by Steve Wargo 8 years ago
If you're not doing S-Log, maybe you should consider the FS100. I own both and the only reason I went with the F3 was the S-Log option. I can't give you a lot of detail on the FS100 because I don't ha
new to EX format questions
by Dave Johnson 8 years ago
I've used XDcamHD for a few years and love it, but have never touched the EX format and need to buy a PMW-EX3 for my employer on short order. I wasn't expecting so many record options and have very li
Re: new to EX format questions
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Depends on your needs... The Mobile storage unit is for off loading your SxS cards while still in the field. IMO, it's overpriced. For that amount of money, you might as well get an older MacBook Pro
Soft Body or cloth with a pinned edge
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I'm trying to create an effect where a piece of fabric falls down over a frame with the top edge pinned to the frame. Maybe a different description would help: picture a wooden frame made up of 4 piec
Re: Soft Body or cloth with a pinned edge
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I figured out how to pin the plane with a cloth tag but when it falls, it passes right through the frame and keeps on swinging. Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewdigital.com
What's the best choice for my situation? HD vs SD --DVD vs Blu-Ray
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I'm doing some work with an independent filmmaker who just completed a feature length documentary and he's starting to show it in theaters and festivals. Due to extensive use of Standard Def archive T
Re: What's the best choice for my situation? HD vs SD --DVD vs Blu-Ray
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Thanks for pointing out that thread - I didn't pick up on it. It's about the same predicament we're in. What's the best way to uprez if and when we go that direction Thanks! Andrew Wilson WestView Dig
Which Do I choose - DVD or Blu-Ray for SD or HD projection??
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I'm doing some work with an independent filmmaker who just completed a feature length documentary and he's starting to show it in theaters and festivals. Due to extensive use of Standard Def archive T
Re: Which Do I choose - DVD or Blu-Ray for SD or HD projection??
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I thought option 3 was a bad idea but was intrigued about getting the better bitrate. If and when the time comes, what's the best way to uprez the image other than Final Cut Andrew Wilson WestView Dig
Tapeless Batch Capture
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Does Premiere Pro 5.5 support any kind of batch capture (or re-linking) from tapeless media I'm wondering if there's an equivalent to FCP's Log and Transfer which will allow me to preview tapeless cli
FCP User, Exploring PrP: Workflow for XDCamEX capture question
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I shoot on an EX-1. I really got to liking the Log and Transfer in FCP. I could preview my clips, set audio or video capture and ingest the footage to my scratch disks to a custom media folder. Playin
Re: FCP User, Exploring PrP: Workflow for XDCamEX capture question
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
That's not quite what I meant. Have Premiere users found it best to just copy over the whole BPAV folder to your media drive If you do that, is there a good way to preview a clip before you import And
What's the big deal with transitions on connected clips?
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Can someone please explain what this means: One-step Transitions on Connected Clips Add a transition to a connected clip or between multiple connected clips without manually creating a secondary story
Re: What's the big deal with transitions on connected clips?
by Craig Seeman 8 years ago
One key difference is the Clip Connections. Secondary Storyline has one connection for all the clips. It moves as a unit (as it should) since the built horizontal interactions (transitions). Connected
Premiere Pro CS 5.5 Audio Tracks
by Armando Ciurana 8 years ago
Hi! I m new to Premiere Pro, I come from a FCP7 Background. When I import a clip with audio channels 1 and 2 Premiere Pro assign those channels to audio tracks 4 and 5 in my timeline, I dragged the tr
Re: Premiere Pro CS 5.5 Audio Tracks
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I can't take all the credit. I'm just like you. Watch this. http: www.biscardicreative.com blog 2011 09 transitioning-fcp-to-premiere-pro-gotchas-part-1 Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design w
Control Surface support for Premiere Pro
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
As a final cut editor contemplating making the switch, about the only thing holding me back is support for audio mixing on an external control surface. BY FAR, the piece of equipment that has made the
Re: Control Surface support for Premiere Pro
by Tom Daigon 7 years ago
Hi Stephen. Yes, Im am up an running with the HP Z820 PC. My software was been cross-graded from Mac to PC, in many cases for free. Details like needed utilities for security, backup, etc. are also in
Making a layer 3D moves it far away from current position
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
After a long affair with Motion, I'm beginning to see the light and switching back to my first love, After Effects. This is probably an easy preference or button click somewhere but searching the foru
Re: Making a layer 3D moves it far away from current position
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Thanks. I figured out the best way to do it was to take a layer that was already in that neighborhood in 3d space, highlight POSITION, and ROTATION, then copy and paste those properties onto the layer
man builds up to important decision: he's jumping in with FCPX
by Aindreas Gallagher 8 years ago
http: finalcutwhiz.com misc fcpx-or-not-to-fcpx utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FinalCutWhiz+%28Final+Cut+Whiz%29 the update at the end is priceless. this software... is a d
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Re: man builds up to important decision: he's jumping in with FCPX
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I think The Cow should open a new Forum... Apple Final Cut Pro X - Keeping a Healthy Sense of Humor Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewdigital.com
Blu-Ray project to SD DVD
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I've just finished authoring my first Blu-Ray in Encore from a 1920x1080 QT movie exported from Final Cut. All the menus and source material is set up at 1920x1080. Now that it's done, is there an eas
Re: Blu-Ray project to SD DVD
by Jon Geddes 8 years ago
There is an easy way. In the build tab, simply select DVD as the output format instead of Blu-ray. Unfortunately this method doesn't yield the best quality results. Your downscaled menus and video wil
This is where X is going...the iPad
by Mike Chedwick 8 years ago
MacRumors is reporting that an iPad HD will be released this Fall targeted to Professional users. iPad versions of FCP X and Aperture will debut along with it. http: www.macrumors.com 2011 07 07 apple
Re: This is where X is going...the iPad
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Bob Woodhead "but how the heck do you 1099 them it'll be a nightmare, I tell you...." There will be an app for that. ;) Brave new world.... Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewd
This Is A Nightmare!
by Francis Robertson 8 years ago
Don't get me wrong, with a little practice I can get my head around this thing but it is currently so alien to me! Audio and video clips side by side on the timeline !! No audio Mixer (that I can see,
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Re: This Is A Nightmare!
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
I so badly want Premiere or AVID to support my Audio Mixer Control Surface. My (now discontinued) Tascam FW-1082 is my favorite FCP 7 accessory. Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westv
Entertainment Weekly covers FCPX
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Entertainment Weekly interviews academy award winning fcp editor Kirk Baxter on the new version: http: insidemovies.ew.com 2011 06 30 final-cut-pro-x-controversy Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video &
Re: Entertainment Weekly covers FCPX
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Looking back I probably shouldn't have referred to all of us as self-proclaimed "pros" and put it into quotation marks. It was late. My intention was to illustrate that we're all professionals - but w
One day with Final Cut Pro X and I'm convinced...
by Michael Garber 8 years ago
In it's current iteration, I could never use FCP X in a professional environment. I'm not one of the "whiners," just a facility owner and editor stating a very obvious fact. I've been editing with FCP
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Re: One day with Final Cut Pro X and I'm convinced...
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
The standing ovation was because we thought we were being shown all these great features that would be there IN ADDITION to all the parts of the tool we professionals use everyday. Now what I really w
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Cross dissolve opacity curves
by Tom Ackroyd 8 years ago
I'm attempting to tidy up a sequence of stills in my Final Cut timeline by using Motion to ease in & out on the FC moves. The stills all cross dissolve into each other. Of course these transitions don
Re: Cross dissolve opacity curves
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
If they're full frame stills, don't apply the fade out to the layer that's going away. Just fade in the layer above it that's coming in. Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewdigit
Making a flag flap in the wind
by anthony Faulkner 8 years ago
Is it possible from a flat tiff Any advice or pointing in the right direction is much appreciated
Re: Making a flag flap in the wind
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
A very subtle underwater filter and ripple filter works nicely, too. The difficult part of doing this in Motion without Zaxworks is pinning one side to a pole and getting good shadows. Andrew Wilson W
Lights are simply not working
by Steven Grey 8 years ago
I am using Motion 3. I created a light-source that is meant to shine onto a group consisting of a few photoshop layers. One of the layers has an extrusion effect on it. The light literally has no effe
Re: Lights are simply not working
by Andrew Wilson 8 years ago
Lights can only affect objects in a 3D layer but I'm pretty sure you can't even set those options you mentioned above unless the object is in a 3D group, SO... I'm assuming the object you're trying to
Title names when playing a DVD in Windows Media Player
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
I've created a DVD using DVDSP. About 30 videos all broken down by subject and given a good title. About 5 sections, 6-8 videos per section - a lot of authoring and all the tracks have titles. My clie
Re: Title names when playing a DVD in Windows Media Player
by Bill Stephan 9 years ago
In Scenarist, you can name the title sets, titles and (possibly) the chapters, but I am unsure whether any of these names actually would be displayed by Windows Media Player. It's not something we nor
EOS HDSLR or M4/3 for doc platform?
by Anthony Sims Jr. 9 years ago
I'm afraid this post teeters on the edge of another "what DSLR should I buy" post, but be that as it may... I've just taken my occasional freelance video gig and turned it into my full-time self-incor
Re: EOS HDSLR or M4/3 for doc platform?
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
Dslr cameras aren't designed to be workhorse video production cameras. They take great images and I use a t2i as a second camera. My primary camera is a Sony EX-1. If I were shopping today with a 5k b
Jaggy Motion Text in FCP. Solution?
by Kevin Jones 9 years ago
I'm using Final Cut Studio 2 with the Motion 3 upgrade on a Mac OS X version 10.4.11. These days I'm shooting HD video with a Sony XDCAM PMW EX-1, 1080p, 30fps. When I create Motion text to import int
Re: Jaggy Motion Text in FCP. Solution?
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
Sounds like you're covering your bases pretty well. One small inconsistency though... You said you checked the frame dominance of both clips and they were set to even, yet you said in the previous pos
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best program for Ken Burns effect and text panning?
by zeke meginsky 9 years ago
What is the best program for the panning and zooming you see in the Ken Burns documentaries I have text and pictures to pan and zoom in out on. I know how to do it in Final Cut Pro. I was wondering if
Re: best program for Ken Burns effect and text panning?
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
For banging out lots of these quickly I like fotomagico. Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewdigital.com
Suggestions on making flying ribbons
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
I'm trying to re-create an animation similar to this one. I posted this question on the Motion forum becasue I was hoping it could be done only in Motion. The more I've played around with it, I think
Re: Suggestions on making flying ribbons
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
thanks for the tips... It got me started in the right direction. I ended up using a plane (like you said around 10x2) and used a spline wrap on that which references a Helix spline for direction. Then
Alpha Channel won't work after exporting into Final Cut or After Effects
by Lee Larkins 9 years ago
So I've made a 3D text sequence, but not matter what I do I can't get it to export with a working Alpha Channel!! I clicked the Alpha Channel button in the render settings and changed my Compression D
Re: Alpha Channel won't work after exporting into Final Cut or After Effects
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
Also make sure your destination application knows to look for an alpha channel. In AE check interpret footage. In fcp check the alpha attribute. Make sure in c4d that your generating a straight alpha
Center Cursor in screen and Changing duration question
by Ben Edwards 9 years ago
Hi everyone, i have couple of questions. 1) When I zoom in sometimes the cursor is central and regardless of how much I zoom in it stays on the screen. Sometimes the zooming causes the cursor to end u
Re: Center Cursor in screen and Changing duration question
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
1. Hit the spacebar twice. There might be a fancier keyboard shortcut but this is what I do. 2. I don\\\'t know how you can change the duration of a clip and not change the duration of the
Film Leader
by Chad MacKenzie 9 years ago
Looking for film leader similar to link I have but in HD. Not really look to shell out $100-$400 for a few seconds of video. Want to use it for personal use for my snowboard trip! http: www.thoughtequ
Re: Film Leader
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
Check pond5.com Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewdigital.com
Importing Canon MTS files
by Ben Edwards 9 years ago
Hi, I have picked up a job editing together a couple of short interviews. The files were shot on a Canon HG20 and are AVCHD. I have previously been unable to Import the files into FCP 7 so have ended
Re: Importing Canon MTS files
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
I don't know Vegas at all but since they will open in Vegas can you open them in Vegas and export new files that FCP can work with I remember there were days that Final Cut couldn't open files but Aft
Can these 3D ribbons be made in Motion???
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
I'm trying to re-create an animation similar to this one. Is is possible to make these 3D ribbons using only Motion I'm having trouble getting the "curl" right when it turns corners. It's that Caligra
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Adding Behavior to Text kills 3D
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
I have a light streak that wraps around a text element so text is inside the loop of the light streak. problem is that once I apply any kind of behavior or adjust the opacity to the text element, the
Re: Adding Behavior to Text kills 3D
by Mark Spencer 9 years ago
What you are seeing is that the behavior or the opacity change is forcing the text to become rasterized, and therefore composited in layer order. That's what the little box that shows up around the ic
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white frame
by joseph wilkins 9 years ago
I have a white frame on all footage when I pause the timeline... when I play it goes away and I see the footage, but when the playhead stops, my canvass screen is white. very annoying... can someone h
Re: white frame
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
Look at the top of your Canvas Window. See those 3 drop down menus - Size, Gang and View... Make sure that RGB is checked and not Alpha. Andrew Wilson WestView Digital Video & Design www.westviewdigit
Can multiple DSLRs jam timecode?
by Christian Kinnard 9 years ago
I'm an editor and have a concert film coming up a couple months from now. No DP yet, or else I'd ask him. The production crew is just estimating costs benefits of various cameras while they look for a
Re: Can multiple DSLRs jam timecode?
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
No you can't jam sync the time codes but you should check out PluralEyes. It is a fcp plug in that uses the audio track of multiple clips and syncS for you. It's amazing. Andrew Wilson WestView Digita
How to get from BPAV/MPEG4 into final cut pro
by Sean Cronin 9 years ago
I shot on the Sony EX3. I have the whole BPAV folder setup. I have final cut pro, fcp log and transfer plugin, clip browser application, xdcam transfer, and sxs device driver. How do I get my files in
Re: How to get from BPAV/MPEG4 into final cut pro
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
I've been doing some testing to solve another problem I have and now I realize a HUGE advantage to using the Log and Transfer window in FCP... It's the only way to be able to Batch Re-capture your fil
Easy way to create on-line training modules
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
I have a client that wants to create on-line training and education modules with printed lessons, video, quizzes, etc.... We produced their video training programs and now they want to take it to the
Re: Easy way to create on-line training modules
by Andrew Wilson 9 years ago
I think it's pretty straight forward. Log In so we know you took the course. Click here to watch our training video or "PowerPoint-Like" presentation. Then you'll get quizzed on what you just saw. If
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