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Bill Davis

Too many years producing, writing, editing, and delivering videos to remember them all.
FCP X Professional Post Production Apple Certified
20 years doing voiceover work, plus I wrote the Timeline column for Videomaker Magazine for a decade and stil... [more]
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December 20th 2001
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Great 10.4.4 Tip!
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
Industrial Revolution pushed this tip today and it s as simple as it s brilliant as a way to manage the growing universe of workflow extensions in X! https: idustrialrevolution.com blogs tutorials how
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David Mathis liked this 1 month ago
Re: Great 10.4.4 Tip!
by David Mathis 1 month ago
Thank you for sharing this tip! This will be useful and save time.
Where are my background tasks that are not yet complete?
by Michael Paul 2 years ago
So I want to export my project. I did some slow motion clips and applied Optical Flow to those. Everything is on IDLE in my Background Tasks (Rendering kicks off after 1 Second and I have waited. Noth
Re: Where are my background tasks that are not yet complete?
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
Michael Paul "So how does FCPX handle this and how do I get my stuff rendered " Michael, When set to Render in Background - X will stop rendering whenever the user "takes control" of the software to
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Kyrina Bluerose liked this 2 months ago
News: Adobe Announces Next Generation of Creative Cloud at MAX 2018
by Cow News Droid 3 months ago
Major Updates to Flagship Apps, Launch of Premiere Rush CC for Social Video and Previews of Photoshop CC and Project Gemini on iPad Accelerate Creative Cloud Innovation and Value (Los Angeles, CA--Oct
Re: News: Adobe Announces Next Generation of Creative Cloud at MAX 2018
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
I totally get this. When X added hue vs hue to the curves a while back, I had no clue how useful that capability would become to me! Now I use it ALL the time to improve flesh tones and remove over ru
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Ronald Lindeboom liked this 3 months ago
Franz Bieberkopf and Apple Talk
by Aindreas Gallagher 4 months ago
Hey there, mad forum, I missed the whole shennanigans around the forum name change, not madly up to speed, but Apple Talk feels like it's the end of an era I guess I just wanted to say that I had a ma
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Peter Steinberg liked this 4 months ago
Re: Franz Bieberkopf and Apple Talk
by Bill Davis 4 months ago
Aindreas Gallagher "Where's Bill Davis striking me down one last time " Bill Davis is head-down editing in FCP X right now - and having more fun than ever doing it! There's certainly no need to strik
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Tangier Clarke liked this 4 months ago
Vote for new forum name
by Herb Sevush 5 months ago
This forum's name will soon be changed. I'm proposing that all who are interested vote for the best possible name. I do not want any discussion or persuading in this thread, simply list the name you p
Re: Vote for new forum name
by Bill Davis 5 months ago
The new names are all kinda "meh" to me. The joy of this forum for me has always been that like any good debate, there was a opening proposal. That was originally summed up in the forum name, itself.
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David Lawrence liked this 5 months ago
The new Mac Book pro
by Ricardo Marty 6 months ago
This sounds terrible. https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=291&v=Xjor24HO2HA Ricardo Marty P.S. Was about to purchase
Re: The new Mac Book pro
by Bill Davis 6 months ago
greg janza "When we're talking about products as expensive as the Apple line the buying public has a right to know about flaws or defects." Expensive Please. $2600 (in 1990s dollars!) was the Betacam
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Jaxx Tarn liked this 6 months ago
LACPUG - Randy Ubillos
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Learning about the beginnings http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2095-randy-ubillos-back-to-the-beginnings-of-final-cut-pro-at-the-18th-anniversary-lacpug YouTube Pt 1 https: www.youtube.com watc
Re: LACPUG - Randy Ubillos
by Bill Davis 6 months ago
Now you can see why it was such a fun event to attend. Knowing the past, typically helps understand the present - and maybe even a bit about the future. Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The sh
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Michael Horton liked this 6 months ago
Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts http: www.philiphodgetts.com 2018 06 maybe-10-years-is-enough-for-final-cut-pro-x I had been thinking about the "next direction" given th
Re: Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts
by Bill Davis 7 months ago
Meh. Scenario: Among our editors: Jane likes things one way because of how she thinks. Robert likes things organized quite differently because of how he thinks. They re both great editors - but each r
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David Mathis liked this 7 months ago
Why is Keyframing in FCPX so shite?
by Julian Bowman 6 years ago
I don't get it. It is attrocious. Why am I fiddling in the top right of the screen but the visual representation is on the timeline ONLY AFTER i open a box to see it, and then it is more clicks to see
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Matt Kemp liked this 8 months ago
Re: Why is Keyframing in FCPX so shite?
by Bill Davis 8 months ago
Matt Kemp "Imagine if we had all the best bit of X and all the best bits of 7 in one package. It would be an incredible piece of software. As it is, using FCPX always leaves a bad taste in my mouth o
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Matt Kemp liked this 8 months ago
If you’re in NYC, NBC/Universal is apparently hiring...
by Bill Davis 8 months ago
https: mobile.twitter.com LoudYeti status 997530782427103232 Good luck. Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
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Peter Steinberg liked this 8 months ago
Re: If you’re in NYC, NBC/Universal is apparently hiring...
by Mike Fernanandes 8 months ago
I just finished a 40GbE end to end fiber storage system half SSD half spinning Very nice scales up really well and plays anything you can throw at it. loudyeti.com
The new Reality Distortion Field.
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
It s been a curious month. For the first three weeks, an incredible amount of what I read regarding Apple was about how the iPhone X was a poor selling failure. That message rang out across a huge arr
Re: The new Reality Distortion Field.
by Bill Davis 8 months ago
Shawn Miller "TA3 and TA5 aren't new, they're just a variations on the XLR standard. " Well of course. But USB-C is equally just a variation on the USB standard - yet Apple adopting it was the worse
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Bill Davis liked this 8 months ago
Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
One of the Lumaforge NAB presentations: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2070-josh-beal-reconsidering-final-cut-pro-x-in-hollywood Direct link to the video here: https: www.youtube.com watch ti
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Al Bergstein liked this 8 months ago
Re: Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
Simon Ubsdell "Or alternatively there is a problem with the application or with Apple's positioning of it or both. " Nope. If people are making it work at ALL levels of production - successfully - al
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jeff arballo liked this 8 months ago
Smarter and Faster
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Steve Martin's Working Smarter and Faster presentation from NAB https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=1&v=MdqTwAPg6Qg - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Smarter and Faster
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
Steves typical excellent work. For editors not accustomed to in the FCP X editorial scheme, this will be a nice window into why editors new to X get so frustrated when it doesn't work like they expect
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David Mathis liked this 9 months ago
Apple and the relentless pursuit of excellence ...
by Simon Ubsdell 9 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=AUaJ8pDlxi8 Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
Re: Apple and the relentless pursuit of excellence ...
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
Okay, got the message. From your view, Apple is officially all crap and a barely 2 percent worse "repair score" from a global manufacturer is reason enough to JUST SAY NO. Got the message. I guess I s
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Jari Innanen liked this 9 months ago
Shooting video with someone whispering
by Mark Crews 9 months ago
What is the best practice for micing someone who is whispering on camera Any post tricks for bringing up the levels without the noise getting to high or sounding like they are underwater running noise
Re: Shooting video with someone whispering
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
A whisper is a really low amplitude signal. To record them well, you'll need a really low overall noise floor to match. And you seldom get that in field recording situations. Personally, I'd go ahead
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Matt Davis liked this 9 months ago
Trending freelance
by Rich Rubasch 10 months ago
Is anyone else seeing the trend toward a higher percentage of freelance workers in both post and production, directing and writing, than staff We have seen even our larger corporate in house slim down
Re: Trending freelance
by Bill Davis 10 months ago
There's also the economic effects of the "digitization" of labor in this era. It was at least 4 years ago, I was reading about how an editor friend in LA, works till 5pm, then his files go up to the c
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Bob Cole liked this 9 months ago
Interview with Ben Mercer
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
https: www.provideocoalition.com art-of-the-cut-with-ben-mercer-on-editing-unknown-soldier-in-fcp-x Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Interview with Ben Mercer
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
Steve Connor "Cue post from Bill about that's what he's been saying about FCPX all along :)" No time. FCP X 10.4.1 drops tomorrow. I have an Atomos Inferno Shogun to use all week plus I m recording T
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Steve Connor liked this 9 months ago
Noam Kroll on ProRes RAW.
by Bill Davis 9 months ago
Interesting. http: noamkroll.com why-apple-prores-raw-is-a-huge-deal-how-it-will-effect-the-post-production-landscape Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
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Ronald Lindeboom liked this 9 months ago
Re: Noam Kroll on ProRes RAW.
by Dom Silverio 9 months ago
Read this in the comment section but could not find it in the white paper "there will be no control of WB and ISO in ProResRAW files before the debayer in FCPX." Is this confirmed Doesn't this defeat
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