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Smoke 2013 "get started" videos posted
by Jeremy Garchow 7 years ago
Making my way through them now. http: youtube.com smokehowtos Wow.
Re: Smoke 2013 "get started" videos posted
by Brendan Gibbons 7 years ago
I'm glad they have modified renamed tracks & layers in Smoke. It really took a while for new users to grasp. I don't know about everyone else...But seeing these videos you can see yourself just jumpin
Gradualted Filter available?
by John Irvine 8 years ago
I have a great panoramic shot of the hills where I live, which I'm using as an establishing shot in a short documentary film. However, the sky is slightly over-exposed, while the exposure of the land
Re: Gradualted Filter available?
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Mark Dobson "Brendan has been absent from the forum for a while now, hope he is ok. Maybe he just got tired of FCP X!" More a casual observer now... Having a little 1 year old boy who is just soaking
Phantom Rigs...
by Wayne Williams 8 years ago
I am having a problem where a parameter previously assigned to a Rig show as assigned even though I have deleted all rigs from my project. Issue is that I cannot reassign that parameter for a given la
Re: Phantom Rigs...
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Yes that problem can be very annoying. The only way I have found around it is to remove the parameter from the rig before deleting the rig. I know that doesn't really help you at the moment but it's t
Keyframe Editor Not Showing Keyframes or Lines
by Dave George 8 years ago
Might anyone know why, when I add keyframes to this particular project, the lines and keyframes don't appear in the Keyframe Editor Works fine in every other project, but not this one. Confusing! (And
Re: Keyframe Editor Not Showing Keyframes or Lines
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Hi Dave, By looking at your screenshot the value for transform.rotation.X is reading 58.96, but if you have a look in the keyframe graph area it is reading -125 to -170 down the left hand side. So you
Comedic Ad Edited in FCPX
by Jason Jenkins 8 years ago
I love comedy, so I had a lot of fun with this one. This will be "airing" on the scoreboard at the Comcast Arena --home to the Everett Silvertips. I shot this entirely with my Panasonic GH2. I utilize
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Re: Comedic Ad Edited in FCPX
by Nick Toth 8 years ago
Very nice!
Secondary Storylines and Blending Modes - It's a hack but it works...kinda
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
I think I've stumbled upon what is a reasonably simple "hack" to get blending modes on secondary storylines working, using motion 5. This is just a bit of brain dump as I'm not sitting in front of the
Re: Secondary Storylines and Blending Modes - It's a hack but it works...kinda
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
I guess I was thinking this might have been something they fixed. As you can throw a layer under the Primary storyline, make it a secondary and use a blend mode through to it from the primary....and i
Third party masking tools broken?
by Nick Toth 8 years ago
I have been using the third party 7 and 8 point masks quite a bit. With the update it seems that they no longer show their control points. Anyone else seeing this
Re: Third party masking tools broken?
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
There seems to be some new "features" shall we say with the new update. Usual story with software updates, give in one hand....only to find they take something out of the other! BG
Weird Event Browser roles menu bug in list mode
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Here is a strange one in 10.0.1 With the event browser in List view, if you select a clip and then hit the spacebar, a roles menu pops up in the middle of the fcpx interface. Except the menu items get
Re: Weird Event Browser roles menu bug in list mode
by Nick Toth 8 years ago
I have seen "repair permissions" fix wonky menus in the past. Might be worth a try.
Clips turned light blue in timeline
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Ok, not exactly sure what I did here. Was playing around with assigning roles and tags to clips. In the process....somewhere....My clips turned light blue. Anyone had this happen Cheers, BG
Re: Clips turned light blue in timeline
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Ok, perhaps I should have investigated it further before posting my thoughts. Just changes blue, when assigning the role video it seems. Doh! BG
Small dropzone change
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
The pop-up asking you to choose a clip to populate a dropzone has been slightly modified. It's no longer a pop-up, but the text appears beneath the "canvas". Almost missed it when I first tried a drop
Re: Small dropzone change
by Simon Ubsdell 8 years ago
That does feel like a slightly better dialogue - thanks for pointing that one out. Simon Ubsdell Director Editor Writer www.tokyo-uk.com
IBC is on and no news about a FCPX update?
by alban egger 8 years ago
I really hoped for a first revision of FCPX at IBC. After they showed at NAB was they showed in February and bsically sold us exactly that, I hoped for some bug fixes by now and also some promised fea
Re: IBC is on and no news about a FCPX update?
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Steve Connor "Actually in the UK summer ran out a while ago!" I don't think I can remember the summer starting here this year... Cheers, BG
FCPX Titles - How to Align?
by Tom Ohmit 8 years ago
I'm working on FCPx for the first time and for the life of me I cannot figure out how the heck to manipulate the titles. For example, I want to have a basic multi-line, left-justified title that spans
Re: FCPX Titles - How to Align?
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Hi Tom, I find the default text annoying too. Here's a link to a preset I created in Motion that could be of help. http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 344 3105 Cheers, Brendan
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Can't get reflection to work in Motion 4
by Les Wilson 8 years ago
I've followed the various tutorials here and elsewhere but no matter what I do, the text object I create does not reflect on the solid color object I create and place underneath the text object. Attac
Re: Can't get reflection to work in Motion 4
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Hi Les, It looks like from your screenshot you have tried to create the perspective of the black banner behind your text using the Four Corner controls. What you need to do is take your solid black la
The Ripple Effect in the Ripple Training Intro
by Dave George 8 years ago
Anyone ever take one of the Ripple Training tutorials They have an intro sequence where a bunch of little balls swarm into a 3D plane and then ripple dramatically. Anyone know how to do that in Motion
Re: The Ripple Effect in the Ripple Training Intro
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
In this very good use of replicators... the effect is created by using a sequence replicator behavior to offset the Z position of the replicator dots. Select the sequence replicator, and then go to th
Video Wall - randomize cell sizes and heights ?
by Frank Stearns 8 years ago
I created a video wall using the replicator behavior, but I am wondering is it possible to adjust the height and width of certain cells, so it has a more random appearance Any help is much appreciated
Re: Video Wall - randomize cell sizes and heights ?
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Hi Frank, If you select the replicator in the layers panel, then head over to the inspector and choose the replicator sub tab. About 3 4 of the way down in the cell controls section, adjust the scale
Write on behaviour with the writing nib changing shape -- is it possible?
by Péter Sisák 8 years ago
I wish to make some calligraphic writing animation. I have found an instructory video with broad info about the write-on behaviour, but there is just one issue - they use a constant-shape, constant-an
Re: Write on behaviour with the writing nib changing shape -- is it possible?
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Here's a rough motion 4 project file, using an airbrush and tweaking the size, opacity etc over the duration of the font to achieve a kind of calligraphic letter. 2776_m4writestrokeangles.motn.zip Che
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Fading multiple items simultaneously
by Steven Sokulski 8 years ago
Hello, I've tried searching around for this, but unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a good answer. I'm working on a slideshow in Motion that uses mostly images that fill the frame. However, a few
Re: Fading multiple items simultaneously
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Hi, If you have your rectangle in the same group and beneath your photo, the procedure you have described of adding the fade in out behaviour to the group should work. This is a screenshot from Motion
Font Switch
by Evan Fitzer 8 years ago
Hello: To preface, I'm working in Motion 4 and FCP 7. I've just completed a :30 kinetic typography spot. It looks great in Motion, however, when I bring the project into FCP to add v o, music and sfx,
Re: Font Switch
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
I believe fcp does not share the same exact list of fonts as Motion. So incases where it does not have it, font substitution takes place. You would think that they would have the same fonts wouldt you
variable speed
by Erica James 8 years ago
I have a clip that I need to start off at a normal speed, then speed up, and then go back to its normal speed. I know FCP is not too great to do this in because the frames get all messed up. How do I
Re: variable speed
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Another way to approach this in Motion, is to use the "Set Speed" Behaviour, found in the re-timing section of behaviours. Add the behaviour to your clip, then from the behaviour inspector panel or HU
NEW FCPX Round Badge Effect
by Simon Ubsdell 8 years ago
Probably not actually useful to anybody but since it was something I was working on for a pitch anyway I thought I'd post it - 2676_roundbadge.zip - an effect that will stick your source image on a ba
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Re: NEW FCPX Round Badge Effect
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
Nice use of shape layers to create the lighting on this. cheers, BG
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FCPX = Ampex Ace
by Chris Jacek 8 years ago
For those who remember editing in the pre-NLE days, I wondered if you agree with this simple analogy. The Ampex Ace was a powerful editing system, that was a bit quirky when compared with CMX, Sony, o
Re: FCPX = Ampex Ace
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
I started out on ace as well, just as it was disappearing. You really could bash the keys on that and fly along. You know it A(ctually) C(ould) E(dit) ;) Cheers, Brendan
Software Tools I built for FCPx and Motion ...
by Paul Figgiani 8 years ago
Have a look at these: http: www.producenewmedia.com newApps matrix.html cutKeys is a FCPx Keyboard Shortcut data base. Fast searching and totally customizable. It's definitely allot nicer than dealing
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Re: Software Tools I built for FCPx and Motion ...
by Paul Figgiani 8 years ago
Hi Wayne, Sorry about this. You should have landed on a download page by now, If not ping me directly and I'll send it right over. thanks. -paul. thx316 at mac dot com
Randomise Text Colours
by Jason Chong 8 years ago
Hi, I'm looking to make a motion title template in either motion 3 or motion x where each of the individual text characters are random colours. I've tried putting a randomise parameter on the face pro
Re: Randomise Text Colours
by Zach Shore 8 years ago
Another thing that works (if you want it to animate). -Apply a sequence text behavior. - Add the Face color for the text. -Apply a Randomize parameter behavior to the Face color in the Sequence Text b
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General instability - Generators involved?
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
Hi, in my second week of testing, having by now about 20 projects, all relatively short, and about 5 events, none of them with more than 30 clips. I now have a pretty unstable fcpx, especially if usin
Re: General instability - Generators involved?
by Eric Simpson 8 years ago
For me the solution to the blue screen problem was connected to Motion 5. Following advice in this thread http: forums.creativecow.net thread 335 7257 I went to user library application support motion
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Stationary objects ???
by Evan Lloyd 8 years ago
I've been trying to figure out how to even explain my situation. I hope this makes sense. I do editing for a summer camp. Every two weeks they film their kids doing activites and at the end of the sum
Re: Stationary objects ???
by Wayne Garton 8 years ago
Here is what some kind editor suggested I do with my weekly programme and stationery objects. And it works ... 1. Create a separate project for all your promotional track material (this will be your t
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Creating split screen using masks
by Eli Hollander 8 years ago
Okay... I think I finally figured it out, but I want to double check to see if there is an easier better way. I want to create a split screen (2 or more screens) where the framing of video within each
Re: Creating split screen using masks
by Simon Ubsdell 8 years ago
Not as elegant as something Brendan (Motion-Man) Gibbons would make, but here's a quick version of a dual split screen template for you. 2548_splitscreen.zip Put it in your User Movies Motion Template
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OT: Any kind of book or manual on FCX?
by Rafael Amador 8 years ago
Sorry I'm an old guy that needs some help but doesn't wan't to miss "the future". Any kind of book or printed manual from somebody who really knows how this application works Rafael PS: We should call
Re: OT: Any kind of book or manual on FCX?
by Mark Dobson 8 years ago
Craig, that would be a really useful direction to go in. There will be a plethora of manuals and tutorials produced to teach the new techniques and workflows required to work successfully with FCPX. B
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final cut pro x problem with templates, generators and titles
by John Warner 8 years ago
some (not all) of my templates, generators and titles within final cut pro x appear as a blue screen when i scroll over them or add them to the timeline. Once on the timeline, if i click on them they
Re: final cut pro x problem with templates, generators and titles
by Wayne Marx 8 years ago
What seems to have fixed the blue generators effects & titles for me (for now anyway) was to remove user library application support motion folder to the trash. hope this helps you as well. wayne.
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SUPER USEFUL: Use clean title as adjustment layer
by Tapio Haaja 8 years ago
One thing I love in After Effects are adjustment layers and I just realized you can actually use titles as effects in Final Cut Pro X and they behave just like adjustment layers (actually you can go m
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Re: SUPER USEFUL: Use clean title as adjustment layer
by Mark Spencer 8 years ago
By the way if you *don't* have Motion 5 installed, you *won't* have the necessary folder structure for placing that title into. You'll need to create a "Motion Templates" folder in your "Movies" folde
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Blend Modes - Luma
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
Hi, just tried this: Three clips: 1) Shot of Guy 2) B&W transition 3) Shot of Boat If layered in this order in FCP 7, with travel luma composite mode applied to topmost clip, the Guy shows where the w
Re: Blend Modes - Luma
by Nick Toth 8 years ago
Here's a stack that works for me Background video on primary story line Fill video on a connected clip above the primary story line Key source on a connected clip above the fill video. This clips blen
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Effects and the Modern Age
by Ethan Young 8 years ago
Let's say I import long interview for a documentary. FCPX wants me to use the new keywords system in the Event Viewer to go through and break this clip down into folders for each topic the interview c
Re: Effects and the Modern Age
by Chris Kenny 8 years ago
Brendan Gibbons "Oh and while we are there, being able to reset individual parameters in the color board would make a huge difference. " You can reset an individual parameter by hitting the delete ke
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Transitions pushing video off-sync using the Apple Multiclip Workaround
by Ellie Krnich 8 years ago
Is anyone having a problem with the transitions pushing two synced tracks off sync when doing the Apple Multiclip workaround It's driving me bananas and I'm not sure how to get around it. I've got two
Re: Transitions pushing video off-sync using the Apple Multiclip Workaround
by Jean-François Robichaud 8 years ago
Ellie Krnich " Also, if anyone knows a way to tell FCPx to STOP moving the playhead when I simply want to highlight a clip, that would be lovely." Hold the option key when clicking on the clip.
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Navigation
by Patrice Freymond 8 years ago
Hi, I've been playing with FCPx for a few days and have a few issues regarding navigation in the interface. Keep in mind I am used to do most stuff in FCP7 using the keyboard and I am trying to do the
Re: Navigation
by Matt Callac 8 years ago
Patrice Freymond "I can not switch to the Browser and go down the list of clips(sorry can't work only with thumbnails...)" Yes. i just checked again. Shift+Tab takes you from the Event Browser to the
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Copying single effects to other clips ?
by Manuel Wenger 8 years ago
Played arround with some footage shot on Alexa and i start to like X. I won t use it commercially until I m able to get it to talk to DaVinci in whatever form, but i think this is just a matter of tim
Re: Copying single effects to other clips ?
by John Godwin 8 years ago
Ok, I figured this one out: 1 Click on the little symbol on the upper left of a clip. 2. Open Video Animation. 3. Use the little blue checkboxs and turn off the effects you don't want to copy 4. Optio
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Split audio output
by Brendan Gibbons 8 years ago
In this trackless environment we now find ourselves in, I am wondering how people deal with out putting a split audio version, e.g vo to the left & m&e to the right Thinking logically I would create c
Re: Split audio output
by David Battistella 8 years ago
Are you asking about four track output or panning tracks. Panning tracks is easy. Just select all the clips you want to pan left and in the info dialog box change the pan to left. Do the same for the
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Marking clips used in your edit?
by Peter Nowak 8 years ago
How do you mark clips that you've used in your sequence If you have many clips in your browser media library and you want to clearly see which clips were already used, without looking through them and
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Re: Marking clips used in your edit?
by john spirou 8 years ago
When i put an In Out point on a clip that i want to use it in my project i just assign a keyword (Used) in that (i assigned control + 1) and its easy to find all those clips.
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Using Empty Compound Clips as a FCP 7 Sequence - No Need For Projects
by Tony Silanskas 8 years ago
OK. I want to know why this is a bad idea. I've been playing around with creating empty Compound Clips in my Events and using them as FCP 7 "Sequences" since from reading the manual they act just like
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Re: Using Empty Compound Clips as a FCP 7 Sequence - No Need For Projects
by Tony Silanskas 8 years ago
First off, thanks so much everyone for chiming in! I ll try and answer a few of the questions brought up below: Simon Ubsdell "Do you reckon this could be a template structure that can be adapted for
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