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Revisionist History...
by Bill Davis 1 week ago
I'm still on a lot of press release lists from my reporter days. So I've been watching the minor flury of PR pitches going out about this being the 25th Anniversary of Premiere Pro pre-NAB. Had to lau
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Re: Revisionist History...
by Charlie Austin 1 day ago
Chris Harlan "Its like getting peeved because NASA doesn't mention Werner Von Braun every time they PR a shuttle launch." Hey, you're right!! {writes congressman...} Hope all's well! ----------------
OT- New Apple iOS video app
by Steve Connor 2 days ago
http: www.apple.com clips
Re: OT- New Apple iOS video app
by Charlie Austin 1 day ago
So, they're making a standalone app, that can do this.... meh... probably no other uses for that.... ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor c
Blade
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
If Apple is looking only to the future, and wanting to dump the old, ancient ways of the past...including the terminology used, like "bin," why is the "blade" tool still called BLADE And why does it l
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Re: Blade
by Scott Witthaus 3 weeks ago
Are we really debating this Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
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Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
Since this is a debate forum and it's a Friday, what are your thoughts about Adobe's Premiere Pro panels architecture This seems to be a key enabler for many third party developers building add-ins to
Re: Prem vs FCPX - Panels
by Jeremy Garchow 4 weeks ago
andy patterson "You don't see Avid users or Premiere Pro users bad mouthing FCPX the same way FCPX users bad mouth Premiere Pro and Avid." I would start reading from the beginning of this forum.
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Final Cut Pro X + NEXIS | PRO
by Robin S. Kurz 1 month ago
Well gee. Guess those skateboard making noobs ain't so uninteresting after all https: www.youtube.com watch v=Dt1w2sIYytk And seriously when Avid, with their supposed status and so often cited super-p
Re: Final Cut Pro X + NEXIS | PRO
by Charlie Austin 1 month ago
Simon Ubsdell "And that of course is a major stumbling block if you work in a sector where clients require your edit machines to be never connected to the internet." Yep. There is a local backup vers
The perfect workflow ...
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
... is the perfect workflow for the job that you are doing at any one time, and when it's just right, it's very hard to beat. Over the last couple of days I have been working on a fashion merchandisin
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Re: The perfect workflow ...
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
Very suitable and interesting post for this forum Simon, despite Bill's misgivings.
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Apple original content
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
With the buzz about possible original Apple content coming down the pike, you gotta wonder whether the post teams for such shows would be "encouraged" to use Apple hardware and specifically FCPX. - Ol
Re: Apple original content
by Charlie Austin 2 months ago
We have yet to see where the new streaming video will go, maybe they'll change Apple Music to Apple Media. But currently, it's basically exactly the same on any Apple device: On iOS Devices: A-Go to t
Something else to debate!
by Scott Witthaus 2 months ago
Thanks Oliver! https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2016 12 31 2017-technology-predictions utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=sunday_TaoColorist&utm_medium=email Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Product
Re: Something else to debate!
by Charlie Austin 2 months ago
Walter Soyka "I find that touch supplements other interfaces rather than replacing them entirely, and I definitely miss it when I don't have it." I can see that being the case, I guess for me it migh
Here we go. GPU in the cloud. By Subscription.
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
http: www.macworld.co.uk how-to mac-software how-use-geforce-now-on-mac-geforce-now-for-pc-mac-explained-3652516 Still thinking you're going to need that massive CPU GPU combo hard-soldered in your ma
Re: Here we go. GPU in the cloud. By Subscription.
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
Bill Davis "Or will you be able to do all your actual editing without it - then just link up for when you need it for a super-res render or an export " Yep and with IOT fast approaching I'm going to
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Charlie Austin liked this 2 months ago
Going Rouge! Way off topic...
by Charlie Austin 3 months ago
Sorry, couldn't stop myself... ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools. " I still need to play Track Tetris som
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Re: Going Rouge! Way off topic...
by Claude Lyneis 3 months ago
Saw Rogue One, not Rouge One, today and I think your poster is better than the movie was.
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Why is creativcow biased against FCPX
by Thomas Frank 5 months ago
I have noticed this for a bit now but why are they so biased Are they paid off, with all the Adobe advertising in every corner of the site Apple releases a update... not much activity as soon Adobe ad
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Darren Roark liked this 5 months ago
Re: Why is creativcow biased against FCPX
by Tim Wilson 5 months ago
This deserves a proper reply, and I'll give it one later today. Super speedy: -- It's all about timing. Apple was the lead story LAST WEEK, not THIS week. FCPX was the lead story in our newsletter las
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What would Walter Murch think of FCPX 10.3?
by Mathieu Ghekiere 5 months ago
Well the title pretty much says it all. With the new Roles features, being able to focus on certain stuff, etc... In my opinion with this release I don't understand how one could still defend tracks.
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Re: What would Walter Murch think of FCPX 10.3?
by Lance Bachelder 5 months ago
I would think he would "get it" - being as much a sound designer as an Editor, I've never been happier with a timeline as I am with this new version. Hopefully he'll take another look, though the only
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Charlie Austin liked this 5 months ago
Interesting to see who is ready for Thunderbolt 3
by Bob Zelin 5 months ago
with the release of the new Mac Book Pro, with it's four thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, I find it interesting to see who is ready, and who is not ready. Lacie has the biggest RAID array - the 12big, which
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Re: Interesting to see who is ready for Thunderbolt 3
by Bob Zelin 5 months ago
I see no reason not to use the new Mac Book Pro as a server. To do it today, right now, you need the Lacie 12Big (which is not out yet), and an ATTO Thunderbolt 3 to 10G adaptor to feed a Netgear 10G
Blog: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 – First Look
by Charlie Austin 5 months ago
Well, the wait is over, Motion and Compressor have finally been updated! Oh, hold on… Final Cut Pro X 10.3 was released today too right It’s been a long time coming and for good reasonR
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Chris Harlan liked this 5 months ago
@Trevor Asquerthian
by Charlie Austin 5 months ago
Just select them all in the Browser, and then click the dropdown on each component in the Audio Inspec to set edit your roles. Easy. ------------------------------------------------------------- My FC
No audio only clips above primary.
by Bret Williams 5 months ago
Interesting. Bill what do you think You've hyped this as a good thing for awhile. I always found it to be a mess when I tried it. Kinda seems rude to just remove it though. ___________________________
Re: No audio only clips above primary.
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
Bret Williams "Speaking of connections, how come you only see them when a clip is selected now " When not selected there is a small dot at the bottom of the clip to show there is a connected clip cli
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Charlie Austin liked this 5 months ago
"Lanes" vs. "tracks"... potato-poTAHto
by Mark Raudonis 5 months ago
So if you call it a "lane" it's NOT a "track". I see what they did there! In other news... pretty solid upgrade. mark
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Re: "Lanes" vs. "tracks"... potato-poTAHto
by Don Cobble 5 months ago
John,I am still learning FCP then they changed on me 10.3. I got ripples 10.3 training. But no I did not even know of that I will check it out and see if thats what I am looking for. Thank U Don
Tomas Grove Carter's Top 10 new FCP X 10.3 features...
by Bill Davis 5 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 Mark Suszko 5 months ago
Hey, while nobody was looking, they added a bunch of new DVD creation ability into Motion, has MENUS and LOOPS! Also seems like they've re-positioned Compressor to be the front end if you're really se
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Charlie Austin liked this 5 months ago
The creative use of space
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
I don't mean how you lay out your room, although that too is an important creative decision. I'm talking about editing and the fact that the most important thing you can do as an editor is manipulate
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Re: The creative use of space
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months ago
Really interesting post. And I like that you bring up architecture. Architecture is a metaphor that I find myself using a lot for editing, perhaps because we don't actually have a dedicated language i
FCP X Explained…
by Robin S. Kurz 5 months ago
Quite possibly the best, comprehensive and astute comparison and highlighting of old and new that I have seen to date. (both live and now "on tape") Bravo Jes s. Well done! https: www.youtube.com watc
Re: FCP X Explained…
by Tony West 5 months ago
I enjoyed his video, but I usually send people the swapping two shots video that you posted second when they ask me "Why X " When I first started working with X I didn't like it. I just jumped right i
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New Mac Pro "three years ahead of it's time"
by Steve Connor 5 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 Claude Lyneis 5 months ago
Herb, tell us how you really feel.
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6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 7 months ago
Current FCPX: Amazing and frustrating. A big example of Apple s We know better than you and you ll come around eventually . We REALLY need a function or separate app to import FCP6 7 projects. I have
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David Lawrence liked this 7 months ago
Re: 6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Noah Kadner 7 months ago
7 to X is like learning a foreign language. Your brain will express concepts in terms of your more familiar tongue for a while as you get more comfortable and learn. Ultimately you'll simply think in
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Charlie Austin liked this 7 months ago
FCP X is sluggish for a big library. Thoughts on how to fix this?
by Noam Osband 7 months ago
I'm editing a feature length doc. My footage is on a RAID 5 and a single external drive that is attached with a RocketStor. Lately, the program runs slow. Thoughts I was thinking it might be because..
Re: FCP X is sluggish for a big library. Thoughts on how to fix this?
by Charlie Austin 7 months ago
Bret Williams "When you mention the thumbnail issue, are you talking about thumbnails (one single frame to represent the entire clip) or filmstrips I don't see any bog down in thumbnails, but I only
Roles-based mixing and effects
by Alex Gollner 7 months ago
In case you missed Apple's patent, I ve written about it on my public Facebook page: https: www.facebook.com Alex4D ___________________________________________________ Alexandre Gollner, Editor, Zone
Re: Roles-based mixing and effects
by Charlie Austin 7 months ago
They need to invent something to replace faders. Too old fashioned! ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools. "
clip names documentary
by Lisha Rigney 7 months ago
Hello to all, I'm about to start editing a talking heads documentary using FCPX -- first project using X. The footage was shot on cards and all the clips have the assigned camera names (MVI_1156, MVI_
Re: clip names documentary
by Charlie Austin 7 months ago
Closest approximation is to make Favorite or Keyword ranges, (virtual subclips) and put a marker on the range with the text you want to carry over to the timeline. After you cut them in, you can view
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FCP X Back Ups: disable
by Hugh Haynie 7 months ago
Is there a way to disable auto back ups of any kinds in FCP X -H
Re: FCP X Back Ups: disable
by Charlie Austin 7 months ago
Noah Kadner "That would be a big mistakey... " Agreed. Although, if X backups are slowing you down and you choose to disable them (not an issue for me, but I've heard a few reports) you need to consi
First day on FCPX editing question. Sorry in advance. Newbie Hat.
by brianlaz 8 months ago
I'm sorry, this seems silly, I can't figure it out. Very first edit on FCPX. I have a bunch of video clips sync'd to one long audio clip. There are gaps between the video clips, i want to delete them
Re: First day on FCPX editing question. Sorry in advance. Newbie Hat.
by Charlie Austin 8 months ago
brianlaz "do i really have to select all audio clips in a timeline to mute them, rather than muting the "track," if tracks are still a thing here " Nope. assign Roles and it's 1 click. Simple -------
Project Reverted Itself
by Jack Brodie 9 months ago
Hi, I rendered a project, as you do. After watching the render, I realised that it had only rendered 11 out of 19 minutes. I thought that was odd so I went back to FCPX to re-render. But it turned out
Re: Project Reverted Itself
by Charlie Austin 9 months ago
Jack Brodie "I'm using version 10.0.9." Update... Not sure this is what u're seeing, but there were some weird bugs in older versions where deleting clips would, for some reason since fixed, delete c
Phone screen replacement
by Travis Sandoval 9 months ago
Hi, I've searched around on the forums and I'm looking for a tutorial that'll help me with replacing the screen on an iPhone. Specifically when someone is interacting with it. I've tried quite a few t
Re: Phone screen replacement
by Charlie Austin 9 months ago
Travis Sandoval "Thanks Charlie! I'll take a look at this." Again, about as far from AE as you can get, but it was tricky for the same reasons you said... tracker was following the fingers etc. The T
any strategies for recovering a lost project?
by Rikki Blow 9 months ago
i've been working on a film of a lecture - 2 camera, 3 audios - and was very nearly finished. then, the hard disc that everything was on bailed out with a power outage. FCPX gave me a warning to quit
Re: any strategies for recovering a lost project?
by Charlie Austin 9 months ago
Rikki Blow "any suggestions " Make a copy of the Library in the Finder. Open the Library package and delete the _Sync_ file. Open the Library and see if that helps... --------------------------------
Do FCPX use files from the cache when exporting your videos?
by Sergio Bianco 9 months ago
I am trying to make my system work more smoothly and I have learnt that one key is to keep files that are needed at the same time in different drives. Now I have one external drive for media and libra
Re: Do FCPX use files from the cache when exporting your videos?
by Charlie Austin 9 months ago
Media and Libraries should be on Separate drives if possible. It'll work fine if not, but X is constantly reading and writing to the Library, so having Media (and cache) on a different drive is ideal
Blog: Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
by Charlie Austin 10 months ago
In a special NAB 2016 presentation at the FCP Exchange Workshop sponsored by FCPWORKS, Creative COW leader Charlie Austin compares FCP X to other NLEs from an editor's perspective. In addition to desc
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Re: Blog: Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
by Charlie Austin 10 months ago
Bill Davis "what happens to an editor who has content pools that cannot cross client lines I know you can filter the "display" of materials by client, but can you sequester "access" in this scenario
is Creative Cloud one way ticket?
by Craig Alan 1 year ago
Will the subscription model be a regrettable decision in the long run Let's say one wanted to buy in. Let's say 3 years down the road one wanted to buy out. You could continue paying month to month un
Re: is Creative Cloud one way ticket?
by Charlie Austin 1 year ago
Photos in El Cap with extensions is pretty cool. I'm not sure it's a replacement for Aperture Lightroom yet if you have gigantic libraries, but I really don't know as I'm not in that category. It'll b
Pro Import FCP from Automatic Duck ??
by Michelle Kaufer 2 years ago
Hi All, I need to import an AAF into FCP7 ASAP! Does anyone have Pro Import FCP from Automatic Duck The export version I have is 4.1 (not the latest one) so I imagine if there's a corresponding import
Re: Pro Import FCP from Automatic Duck ??
by Charlie Austin 2 years ago
If you have access to Logic or ProTools it might open it properly, then maybe re-export and see if it works Shot in the dark... Good luck, looks like a cool project. :-), -----------------------------
Pr 2015 Audio issues.
by Charlie Austin 2 years ago
Getting pretty bad clicks pops at random points during playback. Not on clip edges (not zero crossing issues) but randomly, generally in the first couple seconds after hitting play. Also have had rand
Re: Pr 2015 Audio issues.
by Charlie Austin 2 years ago
Charlie Austin "2014 was fine, all other NLE's DAW's are fine. " Not 100 percent sure, but it seems that rescanning reenabling the audio plugins (all of which were disabled when 2015 installed) may h
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