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Brandon Smith

Member Since:
February 23rd 2010
21 Posts
AVCHD Clips Showing Up Black in Log and Transfer Window
by Brandon Smith 6 years ago
I'm doing some work for a client with some footage shot on a Sony NX5U. I'm trying to ingest the AVCHD clips into FCP 7.0.3 via the Log and Transfer window. I can pull up a list off all the clips in L
Re: AVCHD Clips Showing Up Black in Log and Transfer Window
by Shane Ross 6 years ago
There are some AVCHD formats that present FCP with issues. Or, sometimes people don't copy over all of the files FCP needs to bring this footage in. Where FCP fails, ClipWrap2 is recommended. If you o
Render Bar Issues on Project with Stills
by Brandon Smith 6 years ago
I'm working on a 720p project for a wedding, where I animating a lot of stills (not sure if the stills are really related to this issue or not). The pictures were all taking by a professional photogra
Re: Render Bar Issues on Project with Stills
by Brandon Smith 6 years ago
Nick, that makes a lot of sense. Your solution seems to have fixed my problem. I just bumped all of my stills prior to that point into a track that had the visibility turned off. Now the stills i'm wo
Bit-Rate Question
by Brandon Smith 7 years ago
I'm making my first attempt at exporting to Blu-Ray, so apologies as I realize this is probably a simple question. I exported my video out of FCP as a self-contained quicktime movie and brought it int
Re: Bit-Rate Question
by Jeff Greenberg 7 years ago
Adobe Media Encoder is likely to force a transcode and those bitrates are small (not anemic - that'd be under 10) but still not great. The larger the bit rate, the more space a codec has to breathe, m
Best Workflow For 1080p30 to BluRay?
by Brandon Smith 7 years ago
I filmed and edited a wedding for a friend this summer in 1080p30. I have burned blu-ray's through compressor before by just using the default "Quicktime for Bluray" preset in compressor and then addi
Re: Best Workflow For 1080p30 to BluRay?
by Brandon Smith 7 years ago
This is really my first foray into authoring blu-rays, so I actually didn't even think about using AME, but that's a good point. My normal workflow for a project like this would be to export compresso
Motion Crashing on Export
by Brandon Smith 9 years ago
I'm working on a photo montage, of sorts, in motion. The montage contains alot of drop zones with pictures in them, as well as several camera movements. The video is about 6:30 long, which I realize n
Slowing Down Motion Project
by Brandon Smith 9 years ago
I'm currently working on a motion projects with alot of layers, pictures, and camera movements. When I was watching the video in motion, I thought that video was playing at a pretty good pace. When I
Re: Slowing Down Motion Project
by Stephen Smith 9 years ago
I like to break my complicated projects into pieces if I can. So that way it is in smaller chunks. Also, sometimes instead of a Ram prieviw I will bring the project file into FCP and render it there t
Selecting Individual Drop Zones
by Brandon Smith 9 years ago
I'm working on a project with a camera and numerous drop zones in it. Every time I click on a drop zone within in the main window, it selects the entire group, rather than just the individual drop zon
Re: Selecting Individual Drop Zones
by Andy Neil 9 years ago
Hit X on the keyboard. It produces an expose-like feature that separates all the layers visible at that point in the timeline. Then select the dropzone, and Motion will open the pertinent layer in the
Codec Questions
by Brandon Smith 9 years ago
I am fairly new to this kind of stuff, so I apologize if this seems like a basic question. Here is my situation: I am editing some old wedding footage into a video for some friends of mine, and output
Re: Codec Questions
by Michael Sacci 9 years ago
DV-NTSC is 4:1:1 and then m2v is 4:2:0. But if Brandon is committed to the extra work that would give better photo montage but the video would be the same quality.
Multiclip Shortcuts Not Working
by Brandon Smith 9 years ago
I'm currently switching from doing my multicam editing on Premiere to FCP. So, I know there is probably a very simple solution to this, but I can't figure it out for the life of me. I have my multicli
Re: Multiclip Shortcuts Not Working
by Brandon Smith 9 years ago
That would be the problem. Thanks very much. I think I'll try reassigning the shortcuts to work with the regular number keys.
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