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Andy Neil

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First day on FCPX editing question. Sorry in advance. Newbie Hat.
by brianlaz 2 months ago
I'm sorry, this seems silly, I can't figure it out. Very first edit on FCPX. I have a bunch of video clips sync'd to one long audio clip. There are gaps between the video clips, i want to delete them
Re: First day on FCPX editing question. Sorry in advance. Newbie Hat.
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
brianlaz "I don't feel too bad now because it seems that only after watching every tutorial and reading the entire manual would I find that no, you cannot set an in and out point and delete in your t
red box
by Jim Schatz 2 months ago
Can anyone tell me what the red box is in my browser window and how to get rid of it. It appears within photos that I crop and on the outside border of ones that I don't. Thank you.
Re: red box
by Andy Neil 2 months ago
Jim Schatz "what the red box is in my browser window and how to get rid of it" It's an indicator that you're zoomed in on your display viewer and you're not seeing the whole frame. If you click and d
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Beating a dead horse
by Herb Sevush 2 months ago
Beating a dead horse should be the name of this forum. For those who keep insisting that the Apple rollout of FCPX (as opposed to the product itself) was brilliant, Andrew Kimery, in a different threa
Re: Beating a dead horse
by Douglas K. Dempsey 2 months ago
More concerning to me is the current Tim Cook era. Meaning, Apple is so deep into being a "bling" company and their "cutting edge" efforts are along the lines of pushing single-port USB-C onto machine
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Selecting All the Clips of a Particular Role??
by Adam Helwig 4 years ago
Okay, I hope I'm not missing something plainly obvious here. Here's my question...In the Timeline Index, you can choose to highlight specific roles, but is there any way to select all the clips of a p
Re: Selecting All the Clips of a Particular Role??
by Andy Neil 4 months ago
Good idea. Using roles to manage mixes and things like that is a great idea. It's very helpful when versioning. Especially if you have a 5.1, stereo and mono mixes. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107
Why don't shapes to play nice between Cloud apps?
by Andy Neil 4 months ago
I built a logo in photoshop as a shape layer. As such I can add fill and stroke to it and they stay vector. If I import this shape into AE as a comp with editable layers, I get a masked solid color. W
Re: Why don't shapes to play nice between Cloud apps?
by Andy Neil 4 months ago
Well, certainly that's the answer to the workflow. Although it's poor solace for those of us who aren't experienced or fluent in Illustrator. But it doesn't really answer the question of why these pro
Editing a Multiclip
by Andy Neil 5 months ago
I'm having an issue with my multiclips and would like to know if I'm doing it wrong or not. Multiclip is built using two video sources and one audio recorded separately. When AE built multiclip, he op
Re: Editing a Multiclip
by Andy Neil 5 months ago
Andrew Kimery "PPro will automatically create 8 audio tracks in my timeline (assuming it has less than 8 to start with). even though I only have 3 activated." I'm not sure we're talking about the sam
Paste into secondary storyline
by Scott Witthaus 5 months ago
Is there a method to copy clips from one project timeline and paste them into a secondary storyline in another project Thanks in advance. Scott Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor
Re: Paste into secondary storyline
by Andy Neil 5 months ago
Copy Paste doesn't work into secondary storylines (sadly), even if you select the storyline container first. If the copy paste is in the same sequence, you can select the clip you want to copy and the
Tags in FCPX
by Mark Smith 6 months ago
Here is my question: I want to create some videos that are destined for web use that I would like to be searchable on on the website by sections. Think of it like chapter markers. These videos would b
Re: Tags in FCPX
by Andy Neil 6 months ago
Mark Smith "I'm no web master dude, so hence the question." You're directing your question to the wrong place. You should be asking webmasters and HTML gurus. That's where any parcing of meta-data is
Finalcut X 10.2.3 Crashing on 720p share
by Robert Rinkewich 6 months ago
Hi, I recently upgrade to 10.2.3 on my 13 inch macbook pro. At first I thought it was a problem with the upgrade process, but I also recently purchased a new 2014 model MacBook Pro 15 and I'm having t
Re: Finalcut X 10.2.3 Crashing on 720p share
by Andy Neil 6 months ago
When posting crash threads, please do not post the ENTIRE crash thread. It's not necessary and it janks up the website formatting. At the top of the crash report, it'll tell you which thread crashed:
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Lost all my work and no sign of project in FCPX - do I need to start again?
by Cameron Jake 6 months ago
Sorry about the newb post... I promise to repay: DO I NEED TO START AGAIN. Project all gone, no sign of it at all. 1.Last few days I have been working on a project which I called : Audi A1 I cannot re
Re: Lost all my work and no sign of project in FCPX - do I need to start again?
by Andy Neil 6 months ago
Ok. You likely have two things going on here. First, your proxy media was showing as offline because you never asked FCPX to make proxy media from your original files. This can be confusing, but basic
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Wish List For Next Update
by David Mathis 6 months ago
Only thing I can think of at the moment is a precision editor in a secondary storyline. Would like to import a Motion project or send clips over. Could always export a range of clips with roles as sep
Re: Wish List For Next Update
by Andy Neil 6 months ago
That's it My list grows every time I edit with FCPX. My new biggest wish is for UI snapshots or workspaces. When I do color work, I want to bring up the color board and the scopes. But I hate how the
Alert on project. How to find missed items in a project?
by federico betta 6 months ago
Hi to all, I've a Project in library browser with an Alert icon. Checking in Timeline Index, every clip in the Project is present. Maybe something else is gone (like clip in subclip, effect, generator
Re: Alert on project. How to find missed items in a project?
by Eugeny Korkhin 6 months ago
Try typing "missing" (without quotes) in timeline index search field. Or in the event browser search field. You can also create smart collection with "missing" as the search criteria to quickly find w
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Adding a NEW additional title to an existing scrolling text
by Sherril Schlesinger 6 months ago
Hi, Does anybody out there have any words of wisdom for me on how to ADD a scrolling title to an already completed end crawl that cannot be redone! I have matched the size and font and found a perfect
Re: Adding a NEW additional title to an existing scrolling text
by Andy Neil 6 months ago
Well, without seeing the credits, I can only suggest two things. First, You can make minute adjustments to the velocity by holding down the OPT key while dragging in the value. Or you can type in deci
File: Title Card
by Andy Neil 6 months ago
psd file 5K psd imports in flat. https: f1.creativecow.net 9797 title-card
Moving clip anchor problems
by Andy Neil 6 months ago
Hey guys. I'm working with 5K proxy material on 10.2.2. I got to a point in the edit where I needed to set a secondary clip anchor to a different clip in my primary. I couldn't figure it out. Of cours
Re: Moving clip anchor problems
by Bret Williams 6 months ago
If you have caps lock on it won't work. That gets me every so often.
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OT: Finally, a movie shot entirely on the back up camera of a Toyota Prius.
by Andy Neil 7 months ago
This cracked me up, and I wanted to share. https: www.youtube.com watch v=UU7XWTpRwDo Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
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Shawn Miller liked this 7 months ago
Re: OT: Finally, a movie shot entirely on the back up camera of a Toyota Prius.
by Claude Lyneis 7 months ago
Great stuff.
Why is Log and Transfer gone?? Am I the only one puzzled by this?
by Todd Forsbloom 11 months ago
Is it just me, or was the ability to log an individual clip BEFORE ingesting it onto ones machine a brilliant idea I was adding naming, metadata, clip by clip, getting rid of the garbage, only bringin
Re: Why is Log and Transfer gone?? Am I the only one puzzled by this?
by Andy Neil 11 months ago
AJA does as well. Works pretty good too. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by David Berez 1 year 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 year ago
Re: Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by Andy Neil 11 months ago
There are currently very limited options for the UI layout, mostly just single and double monitors. However, I might be able to help you a bit with your mouse clicking. You can assign keyboard shortcu
AVID - Why Not?
by Rich Rubasch 12 months ago
Had a revelation yesterday... Many of us migrated from AVID to Final Cut 7 when Final Cut 7 cost 1 5 that of an AVID seat. Still, Final Cut 7 had its issues and we all complained about media managemen
Re: AVID - Why Not?
by Shane Ross 12 months ago
Do you need a good compositing NLE Don't use Avid. Premiere is much better suited. Do you use a lot of stills in your projects Don't use Avid...I do and it's a pain compared to FCP 7 Premiere pro. Bet
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Andy Neil liked this 12 months ago
Totally OT: Disney's Practical Guide to Path Tracing
by Herb Sevush 1 year ago
Fascinating description of the physics of lighting 3D space explained in a retro Disney animation. https: www.youtube.com watch v=frLwRLS_ZR0 Herb Sevush Zebra Productions ---------------------------
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Shawn Miller liked this 1 year ago
Re: Totally OT: Disney's Practical Guide to Path Tracing
by Andy Neil 1 year ago
Shawn Miller "That is now officially my second favorite video about 3D rendering.... following slightly behind this classic: " Well, I didn't understand any of it, but it sure was entertaining. Andy
Another player enters.
by Jeremy Garchow 1 year ago
http: www.sonycreativesoftware.com catalystedit keycode=65066
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David Lawrence liked this 1 year ago
Re: Another player enters.
by Andy Neil 1 year 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
still driving me nuts
by James Ewart 1 year 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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Scott Parker liked this 11 months ago
Re: still driving me nuts
by Andy Neil 1 year 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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One of a thousand posts with some 10.2 info....
by Charlie Austin 1 year 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 year ago
Re: One of a thousand posts with some 10.2 info....
by Andrew Richards 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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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Indulge a FCPX noob for a moment please
by Daniel Frome 2 years 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 2 years 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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seeking an Internet Search Engine generator for FCPx/Motion5
by Justin Hall 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Re: FCPX: A Lesson in Language
by Shane Ross 2 years 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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The Honda Ad Timeline
by Bill Davis 2 years 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 2 years ago
I'm here I'd anyone wants to ask or snipe away!
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how do YouSendIt?
by Mark Morache 2 years 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 2 years 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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Ramp Behavior, somewhat confused
by David Mathis 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Save As Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
detach audio slip video
by Craig Alan 2 years 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 2 years 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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Thought bubble with video clip inside?
by Mike Ron 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
FCPX Is Now A Universal Logging and Organizing Tool For Any NLE
by David Lawrence 2 years 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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Re: FCPX Is Now A Universal Logging and Organizing Tool For Any NLE
by Craig Alan 2 years 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
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Is there a particular name for this kind of shot?
by Andy Neil 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 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 3 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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