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Andy Neil

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Buying iMac for FCPX...Have???
by Dwain Williams 12 hours ago
Looking to buy a new iMac and my primary reason is to use FCPX. I will primarily be using FCPX for a videography side business. My primary business will be weddings, corporate, and music videos. I hav
Re: Buying iMac for FCPX...Have???
by Andy Neil 54 minutes ago
Dwain Williams "Looks like I can upgrade to the i7 for $225 do you think that is a good investment for the price " You should absolutely get the i7. There is a significant speed boost between those t
sorting clips
by James Wood 5 hours 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 1 hour 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 4 days 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 4 days 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
How often does autosave actually autosave?
by Noam Osband 3 weeks ago
How frequently does autosave autosave Is there a way to adjust the frequency of the backups
Re: How often does autosave actually autosave?
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
There isn't an auto save in the traditional sense. FCP X saves everything all the time. When you quit, and restart, you end up exactly where you left off. There is a project backup that occurs, but th
Raising 5.4M, Reading Rainbow wants a full-time FCPX editor for 25K/year
by Daniel Frome 3 weeks ago
Oh, you also need to be a post supervisor. http: losangeles.craigslist.org lac tfr 4998859355.html
Re: Raising 5.4M, Reading Rainbow wants a full-time FCPX editor for 25K/year
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
I hope the editor they hire has parents in town because that's where they'll have to be living in order to survive on 25K. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Prayers from the Church of X
by Charlie Austin 3 weeks ago
Like all religions, the Church of X (see Mother Of All NLE Demos thread for genesis story... lol) has more than one denomination. There are Evangelicals and Mainline believers. There are also Polythei
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David Lawrence liked this 3 weeks ago
Re: Prayers from the Church of X
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
A lot of things here I'd like, though honestly, my own wants are fairly slight. Or at least, I can't recall so many this early in the am. That said, here's my non-exhaustive list: TIERED MATCHFRAME LI
Can you only see clip names and roles on the timeline?
by Noam Osband 3 weeks ago
I'm pretty sure the answer is yes but I want to make sure. I often have super large clips, from interviews or b-roll where I shoot for a long time. I want to be able to name a subsection of the longer
Re: Can you only see clip names and roles on the timeline?
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
Noam Osband "I worry that will make the system slow." I don't think you'll slow down X by creating lots of keyframes. All it's doing is tagging metadata, very low overhead. But if you're trying break
Is there a way to rename a favorite and have that rename appear in the timeline?
by Noam Osband 4 weeks ago
I don't think this is possible but I just want to double check....if I favorite a section of a clip and I rename the favorited section in the browser, when i put it in the timeline, it still has the c
Re: Is there a way to rename a favorite and have that rename appear in the timeline?
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
You can leave feedback by clicking on the Final Cut Pro menu and choosing Provide Final Cut Feedback. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Keyword collections
by James Ewart 3 weeks ago
Has anybody found a way of somehow viewing the contents of two keyword collections simultaneously I'm logging in one bin (sorry keyword collection "Camera 1) and wanting to make sure I can see it's be
Re: Keyword collections
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
You can view the contents of two collections simultaneously by selecting both in the event library. However, it won't show duplicates of clips. If you have a clip with two keywords applied, it'll only
fcpbundle file is HUGE
by ed johnson 4 weeks ago
Even though I create a new project specifically using proxy files and leaving original files in place, FCPX creates a fcpbundle file that includes all of the original files anyway. So a 3 hour shoot w
Re: fcpbundle file is HUGE
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
Well, if hard drive space is at a premium for you, and your project isn't too big, you're probably fine without the proxies. Your machine seems fast enough as long as you don't have TOO many clips. Th
The beginning of the END.
by John Davidson 4 weeks ago
The POOP emoji does not work with the new 3D text in Motion or FCPX. Obviously not caring about the pros here. John Davidson President Creative Director Magic Feather Inc.
Re: The beginning of the END.
by Andy Neil 4 weeks ago
Figured you'd be the first to try that, John. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
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It is patently obvious...
by Charlie Austin 1 month ago
That nobody or at least no professional in their right mind would ever use 3D text for their titles. . It is so old fashioned. ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Bab
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Re: It is patently obvious...
by Andy Neil 1 month ago
I feel like it's super weird to get angry over a feature. I can see people wanting to have had their pet improvement take a higher priority than one they feel they won't get much use out of, but to ac
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Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by David Berez 1 month 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 1 month ago
Re: Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by Andy Neil 1 month ago
David Berez "FCPX is like sheathing a RED EPIC in Fisher Price plastic." Dave Stoelk "SECOND: Yes, there's a "Fisher Price" aspect to the software and a healthy patina of "pro-sumerism" in the interf
One of a thousand posts with some 10.2 info....
by Charlie Austin 1 month 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 1 month ago
Re: One of a thousand posts with some 10.2 info....
by Andrew Richards 1 month 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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OT: Never use Siri to write editing posts
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
This is just silly but I thought I'd share. I was posting on a forum regarding converting files from one format to another but my hands were occupied so I was using Siri to compose my post. Apparently
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David Mathis liked this 2 months ago
Re: OT: Never use Siri to write editing posts
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
So that's really a thing My daughter is too young for TV so I'd never heard of it. It just seemed out of left field and vaguely dirty sounding. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 vi
Continuing a bezier ?
by Hans Douma 2 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
Indulge a FCPX noob for a moment please
by Daniel Frome 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
seeking an Internet Search Engine generator for FCPx/Motion5
by Justin Hall 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
Re: FCPX: A Lesson in Language
by Shane Ross 6 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 6 months ago
The Honda Ad Timeline
by Bill Davis 7 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 7 months ago
I'm here I'd anyone wants to ask or snipe away!
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Andy Neil liked this 7 months ago
how do YouSendIt?
by Mark Morache 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
Ramp Behavior, somewhat confused
by David Mathis 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 months ago
Save As Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
detach audio slip video
by Craig Alan 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
Thought bubble with video clip inside?
by Mike Ron 10 months 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 10 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 11 months ago
Re: FCPX Is Now A Universal Logging and Organizing Tool For Any NLE
by Craig Alan 11 months 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 11 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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


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