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Bob Woodhead

Quantel-Avid-FCP-Premiere-3D-Crayola - 30 year video vet, "what a long strange trip it's been...."
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FCPX - Should we move to Premiere???
by Alex James 2 days ago
Hi All, This is probably a topic that has been covered time and time again but I wanted to create a forum post to ask advise on the best course of action for our company. We are a video production age
Re: FCPX - Should we move to Premiere??? (or, what's better about Premiere?)
by Bob Woodhead 1 day ago
Oliver Peters "First, I'm not totally sure what you mean by intranet." Consider a geographically distributed corporate environment, where camera files and editors could be in different states. GigE n
Newbie Learning File Structure (Libraries, Projects, Events - Oh My!)
by Jerry Jones 2 months ago
Hello, valiant warriors. Thanks in advance for your always wonderful help. I have worked with FCP 7 (and before) since FCP came out. Many years. I finally made the switch to FCPX a month or so ago - a
Re: Newbie Learning File Structure (Libraries, Projects, Events - Oh My!)
by Bob Woodhead 2 months ago
A huge "What he said"! The only training I've actually sat down & watched a series of was when switching from 7 to X. Too many basic concepts handled a different way in X. And some years in now, must
Lightworks 14
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
LIGHTWORKS 14.0: A REINVENTED NLE https: www.provideocoalition.com lightworks-14-0-reinvented-nle Interesting to compare Free and Pro. https: www.lwks.com index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=
Re: Lightworks 14
by Bob Woodhead 2 months ago
But it uses tracks. I though we were past those. :D
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best practices in setting graphics timings in bin?
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
So I have some long lectures where I need to add many, many powerpoint slides. I'm looking for keyboard shortcuts, procedures, etc. to pre-set the duration of each targa file slide while it's in the b
Re: best practices in setting graphics timings in bin?
by Bob Woodhead 2 months ago
I should've said - the above can be done without the plugin aspect, of course. The basic idea of using a "slide reference cam" to visually edit stills to a presentation timeline is the key. The plugin
Twitter Compressor settings? (or, is Compressor's AAC low complexity?)
by Bob Woodhead 3 months ago
I need to do some video encodes for Twitter, and have hit a speed bump in determining if a new setting based on H264 in Compressor creates low-complexity AAC audio. Tried an app called VideoSpec to an
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Re: Twitter Compressor settings? (or, is Compressor's AAC low complexity?)
by Bob Woodhead 3 months ago
Appreciate the info Craig! "Constituo, ergo sum " Bob Woodhead Atlanta CMX-Quantel-Avid-Premiere-FCPX-AFX-Crayola "What a long strange trip it 's been.... "
keywording strategy
by Mathew Farrell 3 months ago
Hey folks. I'm in the early stages of a large project, adding keywords and other metadata to my clips. I came up with the mind-bendingly genius idea to create a smart collection to show me clips that
Re: keywording strategy
by Bob Woodhead 3 months ago
And if you find your Event is getting cluttered with "utility" keywords, just create a folder in the Event, and dump the clutter in there, never to see the light of day again. It wold be awesome if Ap
TouchBar & FCPX.... Fail
by Bob Woodhead 6 months ago
Finally dropped into a store to get hands on the new MBP. Only took a few seconds to realize the TouchBar is almost entirely useless for an editor, all due to one fact - you can't customize it! So it'
Re: TouchBar & FCPX.... Fail
by Bob Woodhead 6 months ago
AT THIS POINT, it is a fail. (mostly like I said above, I didn't think to see how it interacts with the Inspector - mea culpa). Macbook PRO. Final Cut PRO. And the TouchBar is not customizable for a P
Changing the 'focus' of tools on timeline
by Rikki Blow 6 months ago
A quick simple question related to 10.2.3 and hopefully speeding up editing. If I want to blade a clip using Shift+B, is there any way with key commands to choose the cut to be on the main timeline cl
Re: Changing the 'focus' of tools on timeline
by Bob Woodhead 6 months ago
oops, sorry Rikki... yeah, I totally spaced that you said 10.2.3. El Cap OS is fine for 10.3. And I have to agree it's the sensible thing to do to wait on X update until out of mid-project. But don't
Importing Canon XF with FCP-X 10.3
by Lawrence Shea 7 months ago
Hi I'm importing canon XF media shot with my Canon XF305. Final Cut 10.3 is breaking up longer shots into separate files during import. For instance, what should be a single .mov (File # AA1877) is no
Re: Importing Canon XF with FCP-X 10.3
by Bob Woodhead 7 months ago
Seeing the "duplicates" as well on C300 MKII imports. Haven't noticed the 5:15 splits, but I've been shooting short clips since 10.3 install. It appears that the import function is seeing both the MXF
Tomas Grove Carter's Top 10 new FCP X 10.3 features...
by Bill Davis 7 months ago
For the curious. https: www.youtube.com watch v=mRbJH-GDumg&feature=youtu.be Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery. Off on a plane to Cupertino. Have fun chatting
Re: Tomas Grove Carter's Top 10 new FCP X 10.3 features...
by Bob Woodhead 7 months ago
WOW!! Send to Motion is..... uhhh..... never mind.
New Mac Pro "three years ahead of it's time"
by Steve Connor 7 months ago
At least that's how long it took a certain company to catch up https: www.cnet.com products samsung-artpc-pulse preview
Re: New Mac Pro "three years ahead of it's time"
by Bob Woodhead 7 months ago
And you do have to give props to the thermal design... I think that's the real brilliance in the Trashcan. "Constituo, ergo sum" Bob Woodhead Atlanta CMX-Quantel-Avid-Premiere-FCPX-AFX-Crayola "What a
Timecode window missing all numbers - fix?
by Bob Woodhead 8 months ago
I think I've had this happen before, and I think it was font related, but can't google any relevant info. I just had the numbers in the timecode window (middle bar of Motion) disappear. The drop down
Re: Timecode window missing all numbers - fix?
by Robin S. Kurz 8 months ago
I would use Font Book to reset your fonts to the default set and see if that helps. - RK ____________________________________________________ Deutsch Hier gibt es ein umfassendes FCP X Training f r di
C300 MK1/2 cold weather use?
by Bob Woodhead 1 year ago
Got a gig coming up that might well have us operating in 0-30 F temps. Anyone have experience Issues (Familiar w condensation.) Especially interested in battery life at 20-40F.
Multicam audio editing - multiple tracks on one angle hassle
by Bob Woodhead 1 year ago
Anyone have a good technique for editing audio in a multicam, where there's multiple tracks from one camera EG; 3 camera, 2 person interview, mic'd with 2 lavs into one camera. Need to cut between tra
Re: Multicam audio editing - multiple tracks on one angle hassle
by Noah Kadner 1 year ago
Assuming the audio was recorded discretely into channel 1 2 on the main camera- i.e. is not a stereo mix, then you should be able to access the audio components on your Project timeline. Do this by se
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Taking production gear to India - customs/taxes/etc?
by Bob Woodhead 2 years ago
Might have a gig in Bangalore, India very soon. Someone made a comment re: concern over import export taxes. I'd be traveling with at least 2 pro video cameras, computer, etc. Info Thanks! "Constituo,
Multicam multiple resolutions = busted
by Bob Woodhead 2 years ago
Just tried mixing 4K and 1080 in multicam. Wanted to be able to "punch in" on 4K shots after cutting multicam. But issues no matter how I try setting up the multicam (4K or 1080). (That is, yes you ca
turn brain ON, then edit
by Bob Woodhead 2 years ago
OK, I was editing in a student cafe at my daughter's college when I made the OP, so maybe not the best venue for critical thinking. ;) Turns out I overlooked the frame rate - the mult clips were set f
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SG clamping video to 100?
by Bob Woodhead 2 years ago
Total neophyte to SG, kicking the tires, but I can't locate where to disable the clamping of output (as seen on waveform) to 100IRE. Hard clip at 100. I must be missing something. Same thing at 0.
new results
by Bob Woodhead 2 years ago
New info! Started a SG project from scratch, dragged in some random clip, lo & behold.... changing Offset sends luma levels from -10 to 120. As you'd expect, but NOT when Direct Linking from PPro time
Compressor 4.1 is stalled and won't delete an active job.
by Charles Ford 3 years ago
I'm trying to compress a .mov file in Compressor 4.1. The job is stalled with the progress bar sitting and spinning. The job is active and status says processing. The elapsed time is running, the Prog
Re: Compressor 4.1 is stalled and won't delete an active job.
by Warwick Teale 3 years ago
Hello guys.. this is a very simple to fix... Compressor.app V4.1.x DOES maintain some state information in the structures for EACH defined QMASTER cluster in these libraries. Simply and selectively DE
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Workflow - Finder smart search for FCP Libraries (without backup bundles) - How?
by Tangier Clarke 3 years ago
Folks Initially I setup a folder on each of my four Mac Pro internal drives called "FCP Projects" where I'd neatly keep FCP X libraries. Realizing I could just use a smart search for the entire comput
Re: Workflow - Finder smart search for FCP Libraries (without backup bundles) - How?
by Tangier Clarke 3 years ago
Took me a minute to figure out why you meant, but I got it. I had to hit the ALT key as you suggest and choose "none" then choose NAME-CONTAINS "_PST". That's a cool trick. There's so many little hidd
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Track Points Behavior - using with Mocha track data?
by Bob Woodhead 4 years ago
So I need to animate via tracking data only one point on a B-spline. Been playing with Track Points Behavior, and I get how it works when I allow the behavior to handle all the tracking work. But how
Applying tracking data to a path vertex?
by Bob Woodhead 4 years ago
Scenario: have an actor walking with a phone. I want to have a curved line (Bezier, prob) that has one end "attached" via tracking data to the phone and the other end manually positioned. No problem w
Re: Applying tracking data to a path vertex?
by Bob Woodhead 4 years ago
Why thanks Jason. I don't even have a formal project yet... I'm doing preproduction research so when it comes to the script shoot I haven't painted myself into a corner, effects-wise. aka, "seemed lik
Spatial Conform - does it affect image quality?
by Bob Woodhead 4 years ago
When spatial conform is set to "fit", is sizing in transform settings a secondary operation, or does it occur in conjunction with the spatial conform My concern is not wanting to "double process" an i
Re: Spatial Conform - does it affect image quality?
by T. Payton 4 years ago
FCPX works in floating-point, so there would be no generation loss with multiple scaling operations on single clip. ------ T. Payton OneCreative, Albuquerque
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annoyance - Media Import window "sees" a non-existent camera
by Bob Woodhead 4 years ago
Fairly recently, every time I launch, the Media Import window opens immediately, because somehow it's "seeing" a camera connected ( LG GR700 ). Can't eject it or otherwise remove it. Small thing, as I
Re: annoyance - Media Import window "sees" a non-existent camera
by Bob Woodhead 4 years ago
FOUND IT!! Wow... it was an old phone left over in Bluetooth preferences! Haven't had that one for maybe 3 years. Digital mice in the wainscoting.
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Roles, Keywords and the Timeline... no good solution?
by Bob Woodhead 4 years ago
Just making sure I'm not missing something. I'd like to assign metadata to clips in the timeline as edit progresses, so when it comes time for sweetening, CC, I can easily search out clips. Problem: 1
Re: Roles, Keywords and the Timeline... no good solution?
by Andy Neil 4 years ago
Bob Woodhead "Roles, which can be applied in the timeline, apply to the entire parent clip, not just the segment in the timeline." That's not correct. Once a clip has been edited into the timeline, i
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C300 - best shoulder/sticks rail rig? [price not a factor]
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
So, like it says, what's your firsthand opinion (ie, you've used the rig) on the best rig to go from sticks to shoulder without hassle I've used a RedRock shoulder rig with a D7, and found it terrible
Modify / alter / trim Favorites and/or Keyword ranges
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
I mark a range with a keyword or as a Favorite, then continue playback. Ah, there's another few seconds I'd like to add to that range. How I can edit the TC field for start end, but when I cursor away
Re: Modify / alter / trim Favorites and/or Keyword ranges
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
With favorites, you simply select the favorite range, choose a new out point and hit f, and the range is extended. With keyword collections, you have to add the new range to the keyword, then delete t
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People shot in public w/o consent, internal vs external use
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
I know that people videoed in public are considered "fair game" (though not necessarily their audio, depending on state), but I'm wondering about the ramifications, if any, of the intended usage. For
Re: People shot in public w/o consent, internal vs external use
by Bill Davis 5 years ago
Bob Woodhead "I'm interested in definitive answers, if possible." The laws seldom allow for "definitive" answers. The underlying truth is that anyone can sue anyone for anything. That's simply the wa
Moving clips into secondary storyline
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
So I'm using the clips circled in red as audio-only. Originally they were below the primary storyline. Primary was is a gap clip at this point. To add some dissolves, I created a secondary out of the
Re: Moving clips into secondary storyline
by Andy Neil 5 years ago
when you say that the two circled clips were originally below the primary, do you mean to say that those clips were in the area typically reserved for the green audio clips If so, then why not just dr
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Compound clips created in timeline don't appear in Event Browser?
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
As the title sez, a Compound clip created in the timeline doesn't appear in Event Browser in 10.4. If I select some clips *in* the Event Browser, and "file make cc", then it shows the CC in the EB. Th
Re: Compound clips created in timeline don't appear in Event Browser?
by Jeff Kirkland 5 years ago
As far as I know FCPX has always worked that way so there's nothing to fix. It's always dangerous to expect X to work the way previous versions did. Create an empty compound clip in the event browser,
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After a year has perception of FCPX changed?
by Clint Wardlow 5 years ago
This is not about whether or not FCPX is "professional." Instead I am wondering if, after a massive publicity disaster which labeled it non-professional, if the general consensus of editors is coming
Re: After a year has perception of FCPX changed?
by Bill Davis 5 years ago
Chris Harlan "I agree with much of what you say there, Bill, though I'm not quite as confident that Apple will carry through. I don't necessarily believe that they won't, but I'd certainly like to se
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CS6 Multicam audio editing
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
Could someone give me an uber-concise tutorial on editing "audio follows video" style in Multicam I've read the docs & I'm still missing something. When I enable AFV, I end up simply cutting the audio
Re: CS6 Multicam audio editing
by Kevin Monahan 5 years ago
Did you read this page http: helpx.adobe.com content help en premiere-pro using editing-multi-camera-sequences1.html You have to go and enable the audio tracks before editing a multicam sequence. Work
Video in viewer is soft when playing, fine when still....?
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
Been using the Viewer smaller while getting to know X, but just started working with a 100% playback window. Now I see that when I play any clip or timeline, the image degrades slightly - gets softer
Re: Video in viewer is soft when playing, fine when still....?
by Carsten Orlt 5 years ago
You can change this behavior in the preferences: Playback quality. If set to higher performance FCP reduces something (I guess Resolution, but not sure how it works) This way you get more real time pe
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low audio from P2 cards
by Bruce Scott 5 years ago
Does anyone know why MXF audio files would be extremely low when imported from a P2 card into Premier Pro The levels are perfect when viewed on the P2 Viewer. Thanks, Richard
Re: low audio from P2 cards
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
Someone at the P2 factory probably wired the memory wrong.... got the hot leads swapped on the audio. Happens all the time. I think if you put the card in backwards it'll fix it.
client needs (3min)wmv and (7min) mpeg on one dvd
by David Roffman 5 years ago
it seems simple, but I'm sure there are many ways to skin this cat. I'm going to ask them if they need a menu to access the two separately which would lead me to using iDVD. I'm looking for suggestion
Re: client needs (3min)wmv and (7min) mpeg on one dvd
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
HTML menu linking to files as-is "Constituo, ergo sum" Bob Woodhead Atlanta CMX-Quantel-Avid-FCP-Premiere-3D-AFX-Crayola "What a long strange trip it's been...."
New upgrade to Premiere Pro when?
by Frank Cervarich 5 years ago
Some months back someone who seemed to know what he was talking about mentioned that Adobe was coming out with an upgrade to Premiere Pro in the not too distant future. Any rumbles about when that mig
Re: New upgrade to Premiere Pro when?
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
This is indeed their moment to make a BIG stride forward in industry acceptance. "Constituo, ergo sum" Bob Woodhead Atlanta CMX-Quantel-Avid-FCP-Premiere-3D-AFX-Crayola "What a long strange trip it's
Any rumors about 6.0?
by Ron Pestes 5 years ago
Has anyone heard any reliable information on what to expect in PP 6.0 Getting close to NAB and hoping for some word soon. ronpesteshdvideo.com Apple Certified Master Pro FCS 2 Sony EX-3 MacBook Pro De
Re: Any rumors about 6.0?
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
**I heard** that PPro 6.0 is going to have auto-focus correction detection.... so when any out-of-focus or soft-focus shots are being ingested, the system recomputes the bokeh and collimates the vecto
Premiere Pro makes me happy... then sad
by andy lewis 5 years ago
Well I'm trying out Premiere Pro. I wasn't particularly thrilled about that decision, I have to say. Of all the options, it seemed like the most sensible and least exciting. I thought I knew what was
Re: Premiere Pro makes me happy... then sad
by Dennis Radeke 5 years ago
Lance Bachelder " I was a tester from PPro 1 through CS3 - also After Effects and a little Photoshop during the same period. The PPro team was always a problem - NEVER listened to a word we said and
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Issue with Adobe Dynamic Link
by Dylan Hargreaves 5 years ago
Hi all, Another refugee from FCP learning the ropes with PPro... I've just edited a short promo and wanted to do the text in AE so I sent the whole sequence to AE using 'Replace with After Effects com
Re: Issue with Adobe Dynamic Link
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
Just looking back through the comments, and a VERY important thing to note on the PPro-AFX workflow: when you plan on sending multiple segments from PPro, send the first, save the AFX file, then ALWAY
Project Manager Relinking Bug
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
I'm trying to work out an offline-online workflow strategy with PPro55. I have ALEXA PR4444 LogC files and corresponding externally-converted "edit proxies" (PR LT w LUT & TC burn). I am editing with
Re: Project Manager Relinking Bug
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
Tape Oh... tape! I remember that stuff. :) THanks for this - I've filed it for future reference. Good stuff. "Constituo, ergo sum" Bob Woodhead Atlanta Quantel-Avid-FCP-3D-AFX-Crayola Panasonic HPX500
Big, huge, advantage FCP has over PPro for long-form effects versioning. Unless I'm mistaken.
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
Someone please correct me, as I'm trying so hard to move off FCP and ignore FCPX. Just started a big versioning project. 15 versions, each about 20-30 minutes. Almost all greenscreen (whew). A lot of
Crashes intermittent on "coming back" to AFX?
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
Sounds strange, but that's how it feels. On MacPro 10.6.8, 32GB RAM, 26GB assigned to CS, 2x quad core, CS5.5, ATI Radeon HD 4870. I'll be working a dynamically linked comp, with AFX, PPro, PS, etc et
Re: Crashes intermittent on "coming back" to AFX?
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
Already there. Tried w OGL on & off. Changed # of CPUs and RAM available for AFX. Tried mouse only, not using Wacom. It can happen when simply scrubbing the TL, or adjusting a value. Never happens dur
How do you do your backups?
by Joel Arvidsson 5 years ago
Trying to improve my workflow and wonder how you guys is doing your backup. Manually, just mirror the raid, time machine...etc. joelarvidsson@gmail.com
Re: How do you do your backups?
by Bob Woodhead 5 years ago
This method also lets you do without the "Date_client_project_" prefix on every file. ;) Of course, I often create subfolders when I feel like it - eg, "art" folder might contain "client stills", or w
Creating linear-keyable anim... an assist plz
by Bob Woodhead 6 years ago
So it's been about forever since I've had to create a linear-keyable animation (to be keyed in switcher). What I'm stumbling over is how to create a 0-black graphic, while not losing soft edges (I've
Re: Creating linear-keyable anim... an assist plz
by Bob Woodhead 6 years ago
Hmmm.... OK, imagine a lens flare effect over black. There's hot spots, but there's also lots of areas where the flare is a soft spot of light over the black. There's no way this is going to linear ke
15mm rails - size and thread for M-M studs??
by Bob Woodhead 6 years ago
Anyone know what the size & thread is for 15mm rails I need to tie female rails together with a male-male adapter. I've got a bunch of rail kit from Gini Rig, as well as an old Chrozsiel FF rig on Chr
Re: 15mm rails - size and thread for M-M studs??
by Bob Woodhead 6 years ago
Never mind - better hardware store. metric 12 w 1.75 thread
Do not all VST/AU's work in Audition?
by Bob Woodhead 6 years ago
Talking Audition CS5.5 There's some AU VST plugs from Waves where the interface opens, but absolutely nothing happens, it's like they're in bypass mode. Others work as expected. Anyone heard of this
P2 Media
by Dave Lasdon 6 years ago
Most of the footage for my documentary was shot as P2 files. I put the files on two 750 GB hard drives, downloaded an application, and then converted the media to Quicktime. I worked with this on my o
Re: P2 Media
by Bob Woodhead 6 years ago
Does "Raylight" ring a bell It creates QT reference files from P2 media (card or disk). One thing that doesn't match what you said, is that they are very small. But when you move the P2 files from the
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