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Andy Neil

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change effect duration issue
by David Hudson 2 weeks ago
Ugh-Maybe I'm looking at this wrong: I have an transition (dissolve for discussion) Hit "cntrl-D" to see the duration, 12 frames. I want it to be 1 sec so I type "1 . " effect icon grows to reflect it
Re: change effect duration issue
by Andy Neil 2 weeks ago
Double click the edit point to open up the precision editor. Verify that you have enough frames on BOTH sides of the transition. Try to grab the end of the transition and manually make it bigger. Also
How to stutter-cut between 2 tracks in EDM (Electronic Dance music) video?
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Two-part question. I ask it here because for good or ill, FCPX users are sometimes stereotyped as "kids" and a youthful "kid"'s help is just what I need right now, if you're familiar with EDM (electro
Re: How to stutter-cut between 2 tracks in EDM (Electronic Dance music) video?
by Andy Neil 1 month ago
To answer your first question, I'm not sure there is a "name" for what you're describing as suggested by your example. In sheet music, if you gradually increase the tempo of a song it's called Acceler
Setting Up FCP X keyboard for an Avid Editor?
by Scott Clements 1 month ago
Hi, I know I will get all sorts of comments like "Don't try to make it Avid, etc.", however, the reality is that I work predominantly in Avid and Premiere (with an Avid based keyboard setup) and I can
Re: Setting Up FCP X keyboard for an Avid Editor?
by Andy Neil 1 month ago
As Oliver said, it's going to be difficult because there are plenty of edits in X that are not compatible with Avid. Connected and appended edits do not exist in Avid, and track patching doesn't exist
Another player enters.
by Jeremy Garchow 1 month ago
http: www.sonycreativesoftware.com catalystedit keycode=65066
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Re: Another player enters.
by Andy Neil 1 month ago
Can I just ask why anybody would think that knob icons are a good idea anymore I hate them so much. Using a tablet and pen, I never get useful control over things like pan with those godforsaken knobs
FCPX Opacity Levels - Is there a way of keeping the opacity level line on the video clips, just like the audio tracks have?
by James Orphan 2 months ago
Is there a way to retain the opacity levels on video tracks in the timeline at all times (for quick and easy adjusting) rather than the inefficient process of 'Show Video Animation': 'Compositing:Opac
Re: FCPX Opacity Levels - Is there a way of keeping the opacity level line on the video clips, just like the audio tracks have?
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
Bret Williams "But why would you think you could add them with their tabs open Nothing else in X works that way. That's a clip by clip thing. Not a terrible idea though." I don't expect it. OP was be
Retiming bars
by James Ewart 2 months ago
When I have finished with my retiming in a timeline, the retime bars at the top of each clip remain even when rendered. BUT when I close and then reopen the timeline, the retime indicator bars disappe
Re: Retiming bars
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
If you want to see all your retimed clips, just select your whole timeline and hit CMD+R as Doug said. This will toggle visibility of the retime bar. You'll be able to tell at a glance what's slow (or
still driving me nuts
by James Ewart 2 months ago
I can get over most of it but ... We come back to this time and time again. Calling a timeline a project is so hopelessly confusing and if anything it becomes more annoying as time goes on. Language i
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Chris Harlan liked this 2 months ago
Re: still driving me nuts
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
Dean Neal "Getting hung up on the nomenclature for the sake of comfort to me is missing the premise of X. " I seriously doubt anyone's really getting hung up so much on the nomenclature that they're
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Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by David Berez 3 months ago
Long time reader, a very rare poster. First off, thanks to the Cow Community. Without a doubt the most impactful change in my 30 plus years of editing is the online communities. Its not hard to rememb
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David Lawrence liked this 3 months ago
Re: Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
Mike Warmels "I wonder though: do you guys immediately update upgrade when something comes out. " I have FCPX on two systems. My Mac Pro tower (which contains my Avid and Adobe CC as well), and my la
sorting clips
by James Wood 2 months ago
I am entering shot details and trying to sort all clips by shot number. While FCPX allows me to sort by shot, it does so only within each day. I shot some scenes across multiple days. FCPX doesn't app
Re: sorting clips
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
That whole date grouping default in the event browser is ridiculous and is one of the first things I turn off when dealing with a default set up. Click on the gear at the bottom of the Library window.
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How should I think about importing 3TB's worth of AVCHD footage into FCP X for a long term project?
by Noam Osband 2 months ago
I've been playing with X....and I'm about ready to start logging and editing a feature doc with it. Woot! It's grown on me. I have 3TB of AVCHD cards (I've copied them with complete file structures to
Re: How should I think about importing 3TB's worth of AVCHD footage into FCP X for a long term project?
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
Convert first. Then create proxies and optimize at the end so that the pro res is built from the converted files and not the original 60i footage. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425
One of a thousand posts with some 10.2 info....
by Charlie Austin 4 months ago
It's quite nice... http: fcpxpert.net 2015 04 13 fcp-x-10-2-first-look ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools.
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Andy Field liked this 4 months ago
Re: One of a thousand posts with some 10.2 info....
by Andrew Richards 4 months ago
Charlie Austin "FWIW, this release is very stable. I updated while waiting for a client to call back. All good. :-)" for mobile users
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Continuing a bezier ?
by Hans Douma 4 months ago
Hi all, Could you please give me some help with the following: I have a map spanning 3 pictures, stitched together. I want to draw a line onto that map, following a road. No problem, except the 3 pict
Re: Continuing a bezier ?
by Andy Neil 4 months ago
SHIFT+V as Bret said will show images past the canvas borders. Also, in the preferences, you can adjust the transparency level of the space beyond the canvas frame, so you can make it effectively 0 an
PPro offers what BIG advantages over X?
by Bob Woodhead 6 months ago
One client seems to be moving to PPro from Legacy. As much of my work for that client is "independent" workflow, I'm still at liberty to choose my tools, but I'm planning on investing some time into t
Re: PPro offers what BIG advantages over X?
by Shane Ross 6 months ago
Ability to export AAF for ProTools without the need for a 3rd party app. (XtoPro) Ability to import XML files from FCP Legacy projects and bring in full projects without the need of a third party app.
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Andy Neil liked this 6 months ago
Indulge a FCPX noob for a moment please
by Daniel Frome 8 months ago
Let's pretend I have two segments in a sequence, "SEG A" and "SEG B" which run one after another. I have a music track under SEG A, and a different music track under SEG B. If I cut a section of SEG A
Re: Indulge a FCPX noob for a moment please
by Bob Woodhead 8 months ago
If you're cutting from the end of Seg A, you could blade-all. Then select the end of Seg A, delete, and any connected clips on the end of A will go 'poof'. 3 keystrokes. Shift-Cmd-B, C, Delete. PS - a
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Andy Neil liked this 8 months ago
seeking an Internet Search Engine generator for FCPx/Motion5
by Justin Hall 9 months ago
Hello Creative Folks - I'm making a short documentary about the early web. To illustrate the advent of search engines, I'd like to show someone typing in a search box on a web page, and some stuff sho
Re: seeking an Internet Search Engine generator for FCPx/Motion5
by Andy Neil 9 months ago
Seems a bit specific for a template. Good news is it's not that hard to build, so I'd suggest going that route. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
FCPX: A Lesson in Language
by Philip Bowser 9 months ago
FCPX re-invented the wheel in a number of ways. Whether that wheel is as effective as previous wheels is still up for debate, however you can't deny Apple's courage and determination to change the NLE
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Jim Wiseman liked this 8 months ago
Re: FCPX: A Lesson in Language
by Shane Ross 9 months ago
One of my favorite bits of script writing lately...from the show SLEEPY HOLLOW: Ichabod: Do you know that in my day, the word "awful" meant awe inspiring And the the term "intercourse" meant conversat
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Andy Neil liked this 9 months ago
The Honda Ad Timeline
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
Just had an on-line chat with the editor of the Honda ad and got permission to post a larger timeline screenshot. I wanted to post it here because over the past few years we've had a lot of questions
Re: The Honda Ad Timeline
by Thomas Carter 9 months ago
I'm here I'd anyone wants to ask or snipe away!
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Andy Neil liked this 9 months ago
how do YouSendIt?
by Mark Morache 9 months ago
This may not be the right forum for this, but I love the community here. I use dropbox to share my large files with others, but often I need to receive large files from others, and DB folder sharing s
Re: how do YouSendIt?
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
YouSendIt is now HighTail. Personally I do almost everything with WeTransfer. It's web-based and I've had good results. Free with a limit of 2GB per day. More if you sign up. The good part is you can
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Andy Neil liked this 9 months ago
Ramp Behavior, somewhat confused
by David Mathis 9 months ago
Greetings! I am trying to build a custom transition for FCP X but running into a brick wall of sorts. I want clip A to scale down to zero on the x axis from right to left and have clip B scale up to 1
Re: Ramp Behavior, somewhat confused
by Andy Neil 9 months ago
Some things are better done with keyframes. Clip scaling is one of those things. Particularly since you want the transition elements to start and end precisely. Just ditch the behaviors and go with ke
Use project as template
by Morten Slemdal 10 months ago
Hi! I ve just made my first motion project. A map that shows an arrow from New York to SF, with key frames, to show the movement. My next chapter will be from SF to Napa Valley. I want to use the same
Re: Use project as template
by Andy Neil 10 months ago
Save As Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
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detach audio slip video
by Craig Alan 1 year ago
If I detach audio from a clip and then try to slip the video the audio keeps moving because of the connection point. Other than moving the connection point out of the clip its connected to is there an
Re: detach audio slip video
by Dave Jenkins 1 year ago
You should be able to hold the tilde key and slip the video without affecting the audio. Dajen Productions, Santa Barbara, CA Mac Pro 3.5MHz 6-Core Late 2013 FCP X
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Andy Neil liked this 1 year ago
Thought bubble with video clip inside?
by Mike Ron 1 year ago
Hi, I'm familiar with FCPX, but I'm a beginner in Motion. How do you make a thought bubble with a video clip inside of it Here's an example of the result I'd like to get: http: www.revostock.com After
Re: Thought bubble with video clip inside?
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
You do this by duplicating your thought bubble layer (which you make with the bezier shape tool). You put an outline on the top layer and then add an image mask to it and drag the bottom layer onto th
Who knows how to achieve this Binding with motion5···?
by xinning yang 1 year ago
this video https: www.youtube.com watch v=OuufudAKZxY but I can not make such a binding in motion5
Re: Who knows how to achieve this Binding with motion5···?
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
Not sure what you're asking. Are you asking how to do that level of rigging Because that is some expert level rigging. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Apple Motion Project crashing on 10.9.2
by Praveen Nu 1 year ago
Hi all, I have one Apple Motion Template which i created couple of months back. Later i updated my OS to 10.9.2. Now the Motion Template is crashing in my system. I will post he crash report here. But
Re: Apple Motion Project crashing on 10.9.2
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
Here's the top of your crash thread: Process: Motion 3400 Path: Applications Motion5.app Contents MacOS Motion Identifier: com.apple.motionapp Version: 5.0.6 (213121) Build Info: Motion-21312001002000
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FCPX Is Now A Universal Logging and Organizing Tool For Any NLE
by David Lawrence 1 year ago
I was very excited when I saw that event translation was unofficially added to Xto7 a few months ago. While's it's no secret how I feel about the FCPX timeline, the idea of having keyword collections
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 year ago
Re: FCPX Is Now A Universal Logging and Organizing Tool For Any NLE
by Craig Alan 1 year ago
http: dvcreators.net what-does-the-guy-who-led-the-original-final-cut-pro-revolution-think-of-the-final-cut-pro-x-release Scroll down to the section that begins: The Truth about the Origins of Final C
Andy Neil liked this 1 year ago
Is there a particular name for this kind of shot?
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
Hi guys. I'm wondering if there's a specific name used for a shot where the actor is looking directly into camera as if staring at a monitor, or phone or piece of paper. Kind of like a POV, but the PO
Re: Is there a particular name for this kind of shot?
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
Thank you Toufek. Great answer. I think subjective POV is what I'm looking for. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Is FCP X part of your five year business plan?
by TImothy Auld 1 year ago
Or does anyone have a five year business plan Jeez. Avid (I guess this is my bet) Premiere CC (I don't know about you but i'd really like to see these bastards fall right on their collective face.) Ve
Re: Is FCP X part of your five year business plan?
by Andrew Kimery 1 year ago
Between Apple's FCP FCPX transition, Adobe flushing a golden opportunity down the toilet with timing of CC and Avid's corporate health in question I'm not making long term plans for NLEs. In the past
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It's been a little while since I have setup a brand new machine
by Jeremy Garchow 2 years ago
Sure, I have done reinstalls and updates over the last several years, but this is the first time setting up a brand spanking new machine with the newest "Apple ecosystem" and "next generation" hardwar
Re: It's been a little while since I have setup a brand new machine
by Charlie Austin 2 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "I think we may be OK here." Premiere is gonna rock on that machine dude! ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman wh
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Andy Neil liked this 2 years ago
Audiosuite Plugins...
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
Hey everyone. It's been awhile so I want to make sure things haven't changed since the last time I worked heavily with Media Composer. Can I still only add 1 audiosuite plugin per audio clip Is there
Re: Audiosuite Plugins...
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
Peter Groom "But really once youre going into multiple plugins etc in avid, id strongly suggest you flip into Pro Tools where you can do the audio properly." Ah yes, Pro Tools. That program I don't o
Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
I feel like this might be a newbie question but I'm primarily an Avid and FCP editor. I can't seem to figure out a way to assign a keyboard shortcut without losing the existing shortcut. For example:
Re: Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts
by Peter Garaway 2 years ago
Sorry Premiere Pro allows one shortcut per command. You can make a feature request here: https: www.adobe.com cfusion mmform index.cfm name=wishform Best, Peter Garaway Adobe Premiere Pro
C300 spanned clips crash MC7 when transcoding/consolidating.
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
Hi everyone. I'm trying to help a friend out who's working with C300 footage and MC7. His workflow is to Link to AMA to the C300 files, copied over from cards and then transcode them to DNxHD 115 to p
Re: C300 spanned clips crash MC7 when transcoding/consolidating.
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
Ricky Barrow "I linked to the 3 files, transcoded and then edited them in a sequence to create the "one" clip just as the camera had recorded." Ok. That's what I thought you meant. I was wondering if
Podcast: Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques by Andy Neil (00:13:05) -- 08 08 2013 In this tutorial, Andy shows some clever ways to duplicate and adjust the timing of keyframed animations as w
Podcast: Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics by Andy Neil (00:16:46) -- 07 16 2013 In this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FC
Podcast: Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO by Andy Neil (00:11:08) -- 07 06 2013 In part two of this two-part tutorial, Andy shows how to animate the individual pieces of a replicator by using the seq
Podcast: Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE
by Andy Neil 2 years ago
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE by Andy Neil (00:10:11) -- 07 06 2013 In this two-part tutorial, Andy demonstrates how to create a graphic using the replicator feature and then animate the
Roles appear and disappear
by James Bayliss-Smith 2 years ago
I often assign roles to media. I have ones called "VO and Intv" Sometimes they are available sometimes not. What is going on here Are they somehow attached to events or projects Is this a bug I don't
Re: Roles appear and disappear
by Keith Koby 2 years ago
Yes the roles that appear in the interface are attached to any roles that are used in open events and projects. If you close and remove all projects and relaunch the app, you'll find that you are back
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Podcast: Motion Quick Tip - Custom Titles for FCP X
by Andy Neil 3 years ago
Motion Quick Tip - Custom Titles for FCP X by Andy Neil (00:21:13) -- 08 30 2012 In this tutorial, Andy Neil shows how to create a custom designed lower third for Final Cut Pro X.


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