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Ben Lithman

Member Since:
July 28th 2008
94 Posts
FCPX 10.4.4 bug... Send to compressor
by Ben Lithman 2 months ago
Since updating to 10.4.4 I've noticed that if I use the customised keyboard shortcut to "send to compressor" it will instantly crash FCPX. Does anyone else have this issue
Re: FCPX 10.4.4 bug... Send to compressor
by Ben Lithman 1 month ago
Crash reports have been submitted to Apple. I think its down to them to solve it from here...
Exporting Rec 2020 footage
by Ben Lithman 9 months ago
Hi, I work as a freelance cameraman and editor and am in the process of transitioning from shooting and editing standard Rec709 to Rec2020. For the most part I think I understand the theory and practi
Re: Exporting Rec 2020 footage
by Ben Lithman 9 months ago
Footage shot in Log has a much greater dynamic range than something shot in non Log. The only way to work with log footage is in a wide colour gamut space. Why is it wrong to want to shoot and edit in
10.4.1 Caption fonts
by Ben Lithman 9 months ago
Just a quick one. Any ideas how to change the font of captions in the new update to FCPX I must be doing something wrong... Right... Thanks!
Re: 10.4.1 Caption fonts
by Ben Lithman 9 months ago
Thanks Andreas, Same thing happens with ITTs
Fastest workflow to render - export - encode video in FCPX (10.3.2)
by Ben Lithman 2 years ago
Essentially, I'd like to know what people think is the fastest way of going from having an un-rendered project in an FCPX timeline to getting an exported and compressed video to something like YouTube
Re: Fastest workflow to render - export - encode video in FCPX (10.3.2)
by Joe Marler 2 years ago
Ben Lithman " ..fastest way of going from having an un-rendered project in an FCPX timeline to getting an exported and compressed video to something like YouTube. ....'sharing' straight from FCPX to
smooth out a juddery pans in FCPX
by Ben Lithman 4 years ago
I have some footage that was shot on a relatively cheap camera @ HDV 1080p 25. Any shot that was taken while on a tripod and involves slowly panning let or right has a horrible judder to it. Does anyo
Re: smooth out a juddery pans in FCPX
by Ben Lithman 4 years ago
I can't say either the stabilisation or rolling shutter settings are making much difference. The "tripod mode" option is also greyed out... Have rendered, of course.
Yosemite bugs?
by Ben Lithman 4 years ago
I'd like to update to Yosemite, but just wanted to ask if anyone has come across any FCPX related bugs This could include plugins etc. Or generally any video related bugs that might make me think twic
Re: Yosemite bugs?
by Derek Dockendorf 4 years ago
Has anyone updated and had any issues with eSata cards or RAIDs I upgraded my laptop and all my editing programs seem good but cautious to upgrade the mac Pro until I know the OWC and GRaid eSata Raid
Charge for render/encode/upload time?
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
Hi, I work as a freelance cameraman and editor in the UK. I recently took on a job with hours and hours of footage that all needs to be transcoded. I just wanted to get a feel for what the consensus i
Re: Charge for render/encode/upload time?
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
Thanks for the advice. So just as a rough guide, and to be consistent with the industry average, would you say about 50% of hourly rate for render & transcode More less Thanks!
PLEASE! Lost Project
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
I'm running FCPX 10.1 I was exporting a project when fcpx crashed. When I relaunched it the project I was working on has vanished. PLEASE, can anyone help me figure out how to get it back ! Is there a
Re: PLEASE! Lost Project
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
That's FCP7... I'm using X (10.1)
Creating multicam clips in FCP 7
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
I've been using FCPX to edit for the last year or so. It has a lovely function of creating multi cam clips very easily. I now has to switch back to FCP7 for reasons I won't go into. I've been using Pl
Re: Creating multicam clips in FCP 7
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
They did slate, but the project is made up of hundreds of short multiple camera takes... It's a pain in the a** to be honest. I think I'll edited the multi-cam clips in FCPx, then export master files
Best Software to transcode footage to Prores 422
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
What's the best bit of software to transcode video to 422 Compressor is taking a stupidly long time. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
Re: Best Software to transcode footage to Prores 422
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
I heard it produces inferior quality footage... Not compressor
Compressor transcoding times.
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
I have a bunch of h264 files shot on a DLSR that I need to edit in FCPX. I understand I need to change them to Proress 422. It's around 25gb worth. I've got them transcoding in compressor (4.0.7), and
Re: Compressor transcoding times.
by Shane Ross 5 years ago
Wait until Compressor stops...and the new files are now 300GB. Don't freak out about the new size...that's normal. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
Best external raid/storage option for video editor
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
I work as a video editor on a Mac Pro 4,1 in FCPX. I have a huge video project coming up and will need some seriously storage. I was thinking of going for a Drobo, but just saw that the new Drobos don
Re: Best external raid/storage option for video editor
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
I've heard that USB 3 cards for the Mac Pro are notoriously unreliable.
Convert h264 to ??
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
Hi, I'm relatively experienced editor. However all my work has been editing HDV footage. I'm just about to take on a really big new project editing footage shot on a canon 5D, which I'm unfamiliar wit
Re: Convert h264 to ??
by Ben Lithman 5 years ago
Ok can I ask why pro res 422 is the way to go Of I was willing to compromise a LITTLE on the quality side, is there any other format that won't be so storage hungry
FCP X - Export selection from timeline sequence
by Ben Lithman 8 years ago
Has anyone figured out how to only export part of a sequence from their timeline in FCPX In FCP 7 it was just a matter of setting in and out points in the relevant places in the timeline, and then exp
Re: FCP X - Export selection from timeline sequence
by Ben Lithman 8 years ago
Thank you all for your help. It's very much appreciated! Such a shame that the product was launched lacking these simple features. It seams counter intuitive to me to launch a piece of software lackin
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Video/editorial intern wanted
by Ben Lithman 10 years ago
Smarta is looking for web-savvy media interns to help us with video content. What is Smarta Smarta.com is a new exciting advice website for start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs. Backed by Dra
Re: Video/editorial intern wanted
by shahid chaudhry 10 years ago
i am intereasted in wok
Release Forms -UK
by Ben Lithman 10 years ago
Hi there, Just a simple question really, I need to know if, when filming an interview I need to get a release form from the subject of the interview, and if so, can anyone point me in the direction of
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