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Andy Neil

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In-Action Story on FCPX and Focus
by Noah Kadner 5 days 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 Andy Neil 4 days ago
Simon Ubsdell "Are you really saying that the "skill" of operating the kit is all that it actually takes to cut a feature film " If I didn't know you on this forum, Simon, I would assume you were jus
You wanted Color Wheels?
by Charlie Austin 6 days ago
Here ya go... Looks fairly, um... awesome... http: try.colorgradingcentral.com colorfinale ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman w
Re: You wanted Color Wheels?
by Andy Neil 5 days ago
Is it wrong for me to be more excited about the curves than the wheels Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Is it safe to come back
by Darren Kelly 4 weeks ago
So, as many did, I departed FCP for Premiere 5 years ago. Now Adobe wants $50 per month instead of the $30 I've been paying. I think it's too much, So I'm in need of a full featured, fast pro grade ed
Re: Is it safe to come back
by Andy Neil 4 weeks ago
Jeff Markgraf "But you must dive in and try a real project on it and give it more than a week to wrap your head around the differences." Took me at least 3 weeks before I started to feel comfortable,
Importing Files and Folder Names Not showing
by Will Granzier 4 weeks ago
Hi all Have quick question... May be a bit of a dumb one but I can't seem to solve it. Ok .. .When you import footage shot on a camera say a P2 - And you have store the footage in a folder called BEAC
Re: Importing Files and Folder Names Not showing
by Andy Neil 4 weeks ago
Not sure what you're doing wrong, but I can change the reel name in the event without any problem. Just select the clips you want to change and open the inspector, go to the info tab and change the re
PPro offers what BIG advantages over X?
by Bob Woodhead 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago
Indulge a FCPX noob for a moment please
by Daniel Frome 3 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 3 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 3 months ago
Trimming a Motion 5 template for use as a generator in FCP X
by Colin Woods 4 months ago
Hello, This is my first post to the forum. Basically, I am looking to create several templates (as final cut pro X generators) based on various projects that I have created in Motion 5. Unfortunately,
Re: Trimming a Motion 5 template for use as a generator in FCP X
by Andy Neil 4 months ago
In your modified Motion project, create a marker on any layer at the point you want as your starting point (in case you aren't using the pre-existing opening animation). Do the same at the end. These
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seeking an Internet Search Engine generator for FCPx/Motion5
by Justin Hall 4 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 4 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 4 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 3 months ago
Re: FCPX: A Lesson in Language
by Shane Ross 4 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 4 months ago
Add transition to b-roll clip
by Jeff Krieger 10 months ago
Hi, when I try to add a transition (flip, e.g.) to a b-roll clip, FCP applies the transition to the a-roll as well. What am I doing wrong
Re: Add transition to b-roll clip
by Andy Neil 4 months ago
Hard to say what the problem could be without seeing your project. Can you take a couple screenshots and also let me know what transition you're using Screenshot your main project with the playhead ha
Library comes up empty
by Jason Jenkins 4 months ago
I have an older project that I updated to work in FCPX 10.1.3. Then I made the mistake of moving it from the disk image onto my RAID using the finder instead of FCPX. Now I can open the library in FCP
Re: Library comes up empty
by Andy Neil 4 months ago
Well, I suppose you could re-open the old event and reconvert it for 10.1.3 use and then just steal the .fcpevent file to put in the library on your raid Maybe that'll help. Jason Jenkins "I moved, di
The Honda Ad Timeline
by Bill Davis 4 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 4 months ago
I'm here I'd anyone wants to ask or snipe away!
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Andy Neil liked this 4 months ago
how do YouSendIt?
by Mark Morache 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
Ramp Behavior, somewhat confused
by David Mathis 4 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 4 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
View audio roles on meters (bussing)?
by Trevor Asquerthian 5 months ago
I'm back on FCPx again after a little while away... Is there any way yet of metering roles i.e. I'd like to see say an 8 channel audio meter where 1&2 are full mix, 3&4 are 'dialogue' roles, 5&6 are '
Re: View audio roles on meters (bussing)?
by Andy Neil 5 months ago
Not in the way you're suggesting, but you can isolate specific audio roles by opening the Index (CMD+SHIFT+2) and clicking on the roles tab, then unchecking all but the role you want to monitor. If yo
Where is Consolidate OUT?
by Don Smith 5 months ago
Is Consolidate OUT now missing I see 'Copy to Library' and 'Move to Library' when an Event is highlighted but the Consolidate command only offers to Consolidate IN as far as I can tell. Am I misunders
Re: Where is Consolidate OUT?
by Andy Neil 5 months ago
Don Smith "What happens is that you can set a destination for FUTURE imports only. It does not disturb media already ingested" I'm not sure you tried what I suggested Don. Because I just did a quick
Use project as template
by Morten Slemdal 5 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 5 months ago
Save As Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
detach audio slip video
by Craig Alan 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
Thought bubble with video clip inside?
by Mike Ron 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 8 months ago
Re: FCPX Is Now A Universal Logging and Organizing Tool For Any NLE
by Craig Alan 8 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 9 months ago
Bend or curve object into circular (cylindrical) shape possible?
by Tangier Clarke 9 months ago
Folks, I am trying to figure out how one would bend an object (if it's even possible) in Motion 5. It seems possible with text, but not an object. Take something like a simple rectangle shape (or logo
Re: Bend or curve object into circular (cylindrical) shape possible?
by Andy Neil 9 months ago
Nope. Not possible. You need true 3D capabilities. Motion is for animating 2D objects in 3D space. I think there are plugins that can do what you want but they cost money. If you know blender, then yo
Is there a particular name for this kind of shot?
by Andy Neil 9 months 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 toufek sahraoui 9 months ago
Bonjour Bonsoir Hello there, well, your are probably looking for a term like : FIRST PERSON POV... That is a literal interpretation of what it is... seeing through a character's eyes. By the way Objec
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Andy Neil liked this 9 months ago
Text made of "lights" - 3D?
by Josh Bass 10 months ago
Arrrrrgghhhh. So close. I almost have this one, but it's not quite there and the experiment are crashing motion, so I figured I'd come here. Using Motion 4 FCS 3, trying to text of my last name out of
Re: Text made of "lights" - 3D?
by Andy Neil 9 months ago
You post a picture of the look are trying to achieve, I'm willing to bet I can get it for you without the glow effect. Secondly, you probably only need a single 3-D replicator to do what you're trying
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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Andy Neil liked this 1 year ago
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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Andy Neil liked this 2 years ago
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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