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Brian Thomas

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December 27th 2010
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Keyboard shortcut for set all 'Transform' keyframes?
by Brian Thomas 2 weeks ago
I looked in the Help file but couldn't find it. Many thanks in advance, Brian. FCPX and PPro 6. iMac 24 + MBP 15". Near Geneva, Switzerland
Re: Keyboard shortcut for set all 'Transform' keyframes?
by Brian Thomas 2 weeks ago
Again, thanks Robin, certainly an approach but not as easy as I'd hoped. I'll put an enhancement request in but I won't hold my breath in anticipation of it being implemented... FCPX and PPro 6. iMac
FCX does not make automatical backups anymore - what to do?
by greg holl 2 weeks ago
Hi everybody, FCX 10.3.4 does not make automatical backups anymore. I just found 3 old BU files on my mac, about 1 year old. Recovery of FCX from this files is not possible. So maybe some files or the
Re: FCX does not make automatical backups anymore - what to do?
by Brian Thomas 2 weeks ago
I've been using "http: itunes.apple.com us app backups-for-final-cut-pro id586594646 mt=12" for years as I think quite a few others do too. I've never had to revert restore so I can't tell you how goo
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Do I need 'Optimized' media?
by Brian Thomas 5 months ago
I multicam school shows and it s all AVCHD on my prosumer Panasonic camcorders. I import into FCPX creating Proxy media at the same time and I Leave files in place . I do all my edits on the Proxy mat
Re: Do I need 'Optimized' media?
by Brian Thomas 5 months ago
Many thanks for all that Joe, much appreciated. It's now clear in my mind that I can stick with my simple workflow provided I have proxy files for my editing. I know from experience that even as few a
Twinkling stars - as a background?
by Brian Thomas 5 months ago
I'd like to have have most of the screen with twinkling stars and in the middle a series of clips with the scrolling credits doing their thing above. All working fine but the stars don't twinkle - unh
Re: Twinkling stars - as a background?
by Brian Thomas 5 months ago
Many thanks Noah - I'll have fun with Particles! FCPX and PPro 6. iMac 24 + MBP 15". Near Geneva, Switzerland
"Title Remote Not Set"
by Bob Cole 5 years ago
Upgraded to CS6, and have encountered a problem: often I am unable to set the Title Remote button. When I check the project I get the error: "Title Remote Not Set." I have tried selecting the timeline
Re: "Title Remote Not Set"
by Brian Thomas 2 years ago
And thanks for that Delbert. My Encore workflow is pretty minimalist but that message pops up now and then. I do a lot of unique video and audio work in FCPX to make up the background (based on the ac
best cheap method of digitising VHS tapes into FCPX
by sj miller 3 years ago
... been given some ancient footage, they only have vhs tapes. Any reccomendations for the most affordable solution to digitise the footage for use in FCPX thanks
Re: best cheap method of digitising VHS tapes into FCPX
by Brian Thomas 3 years ago
Just adding a bit of recent experience here: when capturing, I've just occasionally had the video get stuck while the audio carried on. Probably something to do with the old windows machine I've got f
Track Layer: showing part of clip other than at the beginning?
by Brian Thomas 3 years ago
When I 'Insert Layer" it seems only to want to take the beginning of the clip. I'm probably missing something obvious but how does one indicate that the "Surface" should start at some point other than
Re: Track Layer: showing part of clip other than at the beginning?
by Brian Thomas 3 years ago
Many thanks Eberhard - I didn't think of making a compound clip for that. Works great now! FCPX and PPro 6. iMac 24 + MBP 17". Near Geneva, Switzerland
Making an arrow stand out?
by Brian Thomas 3 years ago
I'm using the Nova Submenu and I have a short video running in the background instead of just having the background static. All works just great but I'd love to make that little arrow (pointing at the
Re: Making an arrow stand out?
by Brian Thomas 3 years ago
Just to let you know what I ended up doing: Encore has a wealth of menu templates, buttons and everything else that a DVD producer could possibly need. I've been concentrating too much on video editin
Encore and Final Cut Pro X
by Brian Thomas 4 years ago
I ve been using Encore for the last three years and I like it s flexibility etc. I was using Premiere Pro but now I m switching to FCPX however having invested lots of time in learning Encore I d like
Re: Encore and Final Cut Pro X
by Brian Thomas 4 years ago
Been away - apologies for not acknowledging your reply earlier. Thanks for the reply Chris and it looks as I suspected. Chapter points need to be standardised by the UN! But no problem, I'll just put
Copying Style within Titles?
by Brian Thomas 4 years ago
I can't find a way of doing this but surely it must exist.. I've got a nicely formatted bit of text in a title and I'd like to have another bit of text have the same characteristics elsewhere in the s
Re: Copying Style within Titles?
by Brian Thomas 4 years ago
Brilliant - too easy! Many thanks! FCPX and PPro 6. iMac 24 + MBP 17". Near Geneva, Switzerland
"Media Cache Database" on an external drive?
by Brian Thomas 4 years ago
I have a two year old 17" MBP with a 500 GB internal drive. I often do multicam using four or five camcorders and for longish projects the "Media Cache Database" gets very large (250+GB). The result i
Re: "Media Cache Database" on an external drive?
by Brian Thomas 4 years ago
Well that worked very well Kris - saved all the time associated with installing a bigger internal HDD. For the moment I'm using a small Buffalo TB drive but I might experiment by having that database
"Sorry, you don't qualify"
by Brian Thomas 4 years ago
I saw this: As a fully paid-up license holder of a legitimate copy of CS6 PPro I thought I'd see what was involved in subscribing to CC. On the "Join the Creative Cloud" page step 1 (https: creative.a
Re: "Sorry, you don't qualify"
by Brian Thomas 4 years ago
Hi Kevin - It's been almost a couple of months since your two messages to me and over a month since I last wrote to you. Still no word from you... You're obviously busy but then so am I. Frankly I fee
New forum suggestion: "Adobe Alternatives"
by Derek Andonian 4 years ago
With all the anxiety and uncertainty that a lot of people are feeling over Adobe's new Cloud model, I imagine a lot of people are wondering what other options they have besides Adobe's software. For t
Re: New forum suggestion: "Adobe Alternatives"
by Brian Thomas 4 years ago
It isn't an alternative for everybody but I think I'll go for FCPX. Two years ago I switched from FCP 7 to Premiere Pro and they even gave me (and everybody else) a 50% discount. The change wasn't tha
Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt for multicam on a MacBook using PP 5.5
by Brian Thomas 5 years ago
I do a fair amount of 4 camcorder AVCHD projects using PP 5.5. I purchased my 17" MacBook Pro (3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8 GB RAM) a few years ago and it came with a Thunderbolt port which I've never
Re: Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt for multicam on a MacBook using PP 5.5
by Brian Thomas 5 years ago
I seem to have resolved my problem by splitting the four multicam video clips over three drives: two of them on a USB3 Caldigit AV, one on a WD USB3 drive and one on the Thunderbolt drive. The two USB
PP CS6: no keyboard shortcut for jump to next/previous keyframe???
by Nick Natteau 5 years ago
Coming from Adobe After Effects where such keyboard shortcuts for navigating and adding keyframes exist, I'm not sure why I haven't found them in Premiere Pro. But I'm doing a lot of moves on stills a
Re: PP CS6: no keyboard shortcut for jump to next/previous keyframe???
by Brian Thomas 5 years ago
I must be missing something deep here but what's wrong with cursor key right to go to the next frame and cursor key left to go to the previous frame That works for me :-) PP 5.5.2, iMac 24 3.06 8GB OS
"Menu Photoshop file has changed outside..."
by Brian Thomas 6 years ago
The first time I saw this message (a few months ago soon after I started using Encore) I blissfully clicked on 'Yes'. That really messed things up so each time since I have clicked on the non-default
Zooming in (ie Scale up) on AVCHD for a DVD
by Brian Thomas 6 years ago
I have some PAL AVCHD clips which I took with my Panasonic TM300 and in the Browser they show as Frame Size 1920 x 1080, 25 fps, Apple ProRes 422, 14.7 MB Sec, Pixel Aspect Square, Field Dominance (Up
Re: Zooming in (ie Scale up) on AVCHD for a DVD
by Brian Thomas 6 years ago
Ah - didn't think of that, I'll give it a try. Thanks! PP 5.5.0, FCP 7.0.3 iMac 24 3.06 4GB OSX 10.7 MBP 17", 2.3 GHz 8GB. Near Geneva, Switzerland
Fully rendered sequence but Fast Colour only 'works' when a title is being displayed
by Brian Thomas 6 years ago
Is this maybe a known problem I have a four cam multicam AVCHD project: video tracks 1 and 2 have the Fast Colour Corrector applied and video track 2 also has a Rotation of -1 degree applied. No other
Re: Fully rendered sequence but Fast Colour only 'works' when a title is being displayed
by Angelo Lorenzo 6 years ago
Go to Sequence Delete Render Files If it's fine on final render... applying effects, rendering, applying more effects, etc can sometimes "gum up" the preview renders; the preview renders do benefit fr
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SWITCHed... and VERY happy! Report on FCP > Premiere Pro
by Mark Palmos 6 years ago
Hello guys, For the last week I have been using Adobe CS 5.5 and now a week later, I can quite honestly say I wish I had switched the day CS 5.5 came out. It has been an absolute joy to work with so m
Re: SWITCHed... and VERY happy! Report on FCP > Premiere Pro
by Brian Thomas 6 years ago
I just noticed the 50% offer lasts until the end of September - panic is over. FCP 7.0.3 iMac 24 3.06 4GB OSX 10.6.7. MBP 17", 2.3 GHz 8GB. Near Geneva, Switzerland
Which Mac Book Pro
by Miriam O'Byrne 7 years ago
Hi I'm just about to buy my first Mac Book Pro to run FCP on. My current work is not graphics intense nor is it HD but that is likely to change over the years I use the Mac. I know that the more you s
Re: Which Mac Book Pro
by Brian Thomas 7 years ago
I'm new but I think I read SSD is not good for video editing in general.. I imagine I should go for 7,200 and not 5,400 for the HDD If it comes down to battery life as opposed to speed then I think I'
Best keyboard for Final Cut Studio?
by Brian Thomas 7 years ago
For the last few years I've been using a Swiss French keyboard with FCE. Certain keyboard shortcuts have simply not worked. Now I've got Final Cut Studio and I'd like to take advantage of as many keyb
Re: Best keyboard for Final Cut Studio?
by Brian Thomas 7 years ago
Thanks for the reply Jeff. I'm not so concerned about costs today as last week's purchase of FCS was the equivalent of 20+ keyboards! :-) I also have to think of the other occasional users of my iMac
Thinking about FCP
by Brian Thomas 7 years ago
I currently use FCE and with a combination of HD and SD camcorders I make DVDs for people performing in local, amateur shows etc. To avoid constant rendering I downconvert the HD material but as this
Re: Thinking about FCP
by Brian Thomas 7 years ago
Yes of course, I didn't think all that documentation was so readily available. All the various opinions around here are invaluable too, many thanks! FCE 4.0.1 iMac 24 3.06 4GB OSX 10.6.5. Near Geneva,
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