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Duplicate or Snapshot
by Greg Ball 4 weeks ago
So I just finished the first rough cut of my video. I'm expecting client changes. In FCP 7 I would just copy the sequence to a new sequence and call it Sequence 2. I see that you can either Duplicate
Re: Duplicate or Snapshot
by Andy Neil 3 weeks ago
Greg Ball "So in my case, would just duplicate a Snapshot so I can keep the original, then just label the Snapshot as Version 2 " That would not help you. The snapshot should be v1, and then you cont
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Fading in titles 10.3
by Greg Ball 3 months ago
Hi All, Is there a secret for fading titles in and out in FCP X 10.3 Once I build the titles and hit Command T, the titles fade correctly, but I can't move them a few frames in either direction becaus
Re: Fading in titles 10.3
by Andy Neil 3 months ago
The container is the grey bar above the the purple title. Select that. If you want to trim the in point of the title instead of just moving it, you need to zoom in until you see the two vertical lines
Greyed out clips; No audio now
by Rachel Bradshaw 4 months ago
Hello, I hope all is well. I was trying to add an audio cross fade and meant to press Ctrl S but I might have activated something else. All the clips on the timeline are now charcoal grey and no audio
Re: Greyed out clips; No audio now
by Andy Neil 4 months ago
Rachel Bradshaw "meant to press Ctrl S but I might have activated something else" You likely hit OPT+S instead (Solo). Just hit it again to restore. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563
Add sound effects into FCPX library?
by Claude Lyneis 5 months ago
I have started recording sound effects for later use, but haven't developed a good way to organize them. Can they be added into the FCPX "sound effects" library and if so is there a tutorial or write
Re: Add sound effects into FCPX library?
by Andy Neil 5 months ago
I think I screwed something up, trying to link. Let's try this again... https: www.youtube.com watch v=MLKlD6kGHjU https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Final nail in FCP 7s coffin?
by Al LeVine 5 months ago
During its Platform State of the Union keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple told developers that macOS High Sierra will be the "last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compr
Re: Final nail in FCP 7s coffin?
by Andy Neil 5 months ago
I don't cut with it anymore, I just don't want to get rid of my disks. They cost me $1200. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Taking FCPX out for a new test drive
by greg janza 5 months ago
I work almost exclusively in Premiere so I don't stay current with what's happening with FCPX and I rarely take it for a spin. However, I recently was asked to do a project on FCPX and so I had a new
Re: Taking FCPX out for a new test drive
by Andy Neil 5 months ago
Bret Williams "While $500 is pretty cheap, your math is suspect. It's only $400 ($397 actually). " My math is always suspect. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Can i save animated 4 x solid/text layers into single effects preset?
by Luke Watson 5 months ago
Hi, I have a lower third consisting of 2 x custom color blocks (cropped) and 2 x text layers, all animated using slide transitions to slide onto screen, and fade out transitions at the end, is it poss
Re: Can i save animated 4 x solid/text layers into single effects preset?
by Andy Neil 5 months ago
You need Motion to build this effect and save it as a lower third title in your title browser. It's worth having Motion if you like to make custom gfx like this for your projects. Andy https: plus.goo
Flow diagram - a "how to"
by Lawrence Eaton 5 months ago
I've been asked to insert a flow diagram into a presentation but would rather it be animated. Has anyone any experience doing this and or how should I go about it, please All suggestions and questions
Re: Flow diagram - a "how to"
by Andy Neil 5 months ago
Shouldn't be too difficult. Just build the finished flow diagram using shapes via the shape tool. Use a large canvas so you can drive around the animation and not see every node at every moment. Put t
Missing camera alert
by Thanos Papadopoulos 3 years ago
Hi everybody, I am a bit new to final cut pro 10.1.3. So last day I imported some media in a keyword collection. These media are avc intra (which mean I choose to import them and copy them to an exter
Re: Missing camera alert
by Andy Neil 6 months ago
Jeff Feaz "Is anyone aware of any way to actually track the progress of the camera import and get confirmation that it's done " You should be able to track the progress in the Background Tasks window
Way OT: Prince, a year ago today
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
I happen to know that there are some Prince fans here, so I thought I'd bring forward an article I wrote last year. Not just because it's about Prince, but because of a specifically post-production fo
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Re: Way OT: Prince, a year ago today
by Andy Neil 6 months ago
man, I like prince and all, but something is fully screwy with the Creative Cow notifications. I've gotten no less than 12 email notifications of this article and thread. Andy https: plus.google.com u
FCPX 10.3.3 released
by Jeremy Garchow 6 months ago
As well as Motion 5.3.1 No linkable release notes that I can find, yet.
Re: FCPX 10.3.3 released
by Andy Neil 6 months ago
David Mathis "Something like this " I do what Jeremy's suggesting actually and it's simpler than XML templates. Those are fine if you don't have media you want to move from place to place, or if you
How can I use multiple styles of text in one line/text box in Motion?
by Tolbert Pitman 7 months ago
Hello All: I'm new to Motion and FCPX, and loving it so far. I'm trying to rebuild a graphic that I use a lot in AE with Motion. It's a lower 3rd, name key and some other graphics that I use for a cli
Re: How can I use multiple styles of text in one line/text box in Motion?
by Andy Neil 7 months ago
Same in Motion. Just select the word or words you want in a different font and change the font in the inspector (for both Motion and FCPX). Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
how do you copy a range from the timeline and paste it somewhere else ? (seems silly but ...)
by Ron Fya 8 months ago
Hello guys, This seems a silly question, but still, it gives me headaches ... How do you copy a range from the timeline and paste it somewhere else (seems silly but ...) On the screencap, I would like
Re: how do you copy a range from the timeline and paste it somewhere else ? (seems silly but ...)
by Mark Morache 8 months ago
You may be better off setting up a multiclip for this. Then the one clip will have all the various angles embedded, and as you copy sections of the multiclip all the angles will follow. It also makes
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Clone Question
by David Mathis 9 months ago
I am trying to make a template for a video in text effect. Here is what I am trying to do: Use text as a matte Have a background Have outline of text The problem is when I clone the text layer. I can
Re: Clone Question
by Andy Neil 9 months ago
Got it. I read Bret's comment as using the Glow effect, not Outer Glow. That's what I was doing wrong. Working for me that was as well. Andy https: plus.google.com u 0 107277729326633563425 videos
Beating a dead horse
by Herb Sevush 1 year 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 1 year 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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Why don't shapes to play nice between Cloud apps?
by Andy Neil 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
Alert on project. How to find missed items in a project?
by federico betta 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
Moving clip anchor problems
by Andy Neil 2 years 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 2 years ago
If you have caps lock on it won't work. That gets me every so often.
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Andy Neil liked this 2 years ago
AVID - Why Not?
by Rich Rubasch 2 years 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 2 years 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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Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by David Berez 3 years 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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Re: Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by Craig Seeman 3 years ago
David Berez "- The cartoonish icons for the effects and transitions." Yet this is one of the things I like about the interface. No doubt a Ubillos thing going back to his work on Premiere. I hate hav
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Andy Neil liked this 3 years ago
One of a thousand posts with some 10.2 info....
by Charlie Austin 3 years 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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Re: One of a thousand posts with some 10.2 info....
by Andrew Richards 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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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FCPX: A Lesson in Language
by Philip Bowser 3 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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Re: FCPX: A Lesson in Language
by Shane Ross 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
I'm here I'd anyone wants to ask or snipe away!
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how do YouSendIt?
by Mark Morache 3 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 3 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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detach audio slip video
by Craig Alan 3 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 3 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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FCPX Is Now A Universal Logging and Organizing Tool For Any NLE
by David Lawrence 3 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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Shawn Miller liked this 3 years ago
Re: FCPX Is Now A Universal Logging and Organizing Tool For Any NLE
by Craig Alan 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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Audiosuite Plugins...
by Andy Neil 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Roles appear and disappear
by James Bayliss-Smith 5 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 5 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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which color bars to use
by Erik Pagan 6 years ago
Hi. Probably a simple question but I don't want to mess this up. I shot a short film that's now making its festival run and I need to transfer a copy to HDcam tape. I shot it on a red and edited in FC
Re: which color bars to use
by Andy Neil 6 years ago
Use the 1080i bars. It's the proper frame size which is what you need. Don't worry about it not being 23.98. Just decide whether you want unity to be set at -12db (default) or -20. Andy http: www.time
bring in audio clip
by Michael Smith 6 years ago
Hi, I'm trying to bring in a audio clip from a digital voice recorder. It's a WMA clip that is 2 hours and 30 minutes long. I try importing it and FCP only brings in 38 minutes of it can't figure it o
Re: bring in audio clip
by Andy Neil 6 years ago
Final Cut is not compatible with WMA files. It needs to be converted to a standard WAV or AIF file. You'll probably need to do this on a PC. I'm not aware of a Mac tool that converts WMA files, but pe
Delete Color Correction Universally
by Martin Nelson 6 years ago
I'd like to remove all the color correction in my very long sequence. I don't at this point, necessarily remember which clips have CC on them, nor whether a given clip has other filters applied. Is th
Re: Delete Color Correction Universally
by Andy Neil 6 years ago
Then you have to do it one at a time. You can make it a LITTLE easier by ganging the viewer to the sequence so that you don't have to double-click each clip to load it into the viewer. Put the playhea
How to prep a dvd for Theatre showing AND Title Safe advice??????????
by Alan Coakley 6 years ago
Hi there I really don't have a great understanding of how to set up my final cut projects to play back on full screen. Is there a website that or any good books that would give me basics about dvd for
Re: How to prep a dvd for Theatre showing AND Title Safe advice??????????
by Andy Neil 6 years ago
1. This question depends on a lot of factors. What format is the source footage and is your sequence set to the same format Is it 16:9 or 4:3 Are you making a DVD or a Blu-ray 2. The answer to this qu
Slow shutter / stutter effect.
by sam campbell 6 years ago
Hey all- Can anyone tell me how the effect in the opening shot of this video was achieved It almost makes the video look animated or like the fps is low. http: vimeo.com 20343890 Was this done in post
Re: Slow shutter / stutter effect.
by Andy Neil 6 years ago
Low shutter introduces a blurring effect to video footage. High shutter speed produces ultra crisp movement (ala Saving Private Ryan). That footage looked sped up to me. Andy http: www.timesavertutori
Multicam Edit
by Dan Williams 6 years ago
Hi there I'm just about to start work on a 14 camera multicam edit of a concert shot shot in HD. Each camera was recorded separately straight to hard disk as a ProRes 422 1080 Quicktime file 250 minut
Re: Multicam Edit
by Andy Neil 6 years ago
I would certainly break these files up. 45GB x 14 is still taxing to the system. You lose all the benefits of multicam if you can reliably play back all the streams at once. I would break them into 20
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