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FAO Bill - or anyone looking at the new MacBook Pro....
by Tom Sefton 2 weeks ago
https: youtu.be YkLgOzjRuWQ Around the 12min mark it gets interesting. Fcpx gets huge performance from a laptop with less ram and a huge GPU disadvantage, although this seems to be waylaid by larger p
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Re: FAO Bill - or anyone looking at the new MacBook Pro....
by Bret Williams 2 weeks ago
On a day to day performance, I can tell you my iMac from 2012 is a much more solid machine. I'm using the MacBook Pro 2016 (top of the line). Just a couple layers of unrendered effects send the fans r
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Chris Harlan liked this 6 days ago
Final Cut Pro X + NEXIS | PRO
by Robin S. Kurz 1 week 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 Myron Vazquez 1 week ago
Instead of Adobe Anywhere I would be looking at Adobe "Team Projects"(currenty in beta) as a comparison to AVID shared projects. It works between PrPro, Ae & Prelude. More info here: https: helpx.adob
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Chris Harlan liked this 1 week ago
Just Business...
by Bill Davis 3 weeks ago
I woke up to an in-box was full of comments from friends in the UK about this... http: www.express.co.uk life-style science-technology 762119 Adobe-Creative-Cloud-price-rise-anger-UK-subscription-deal
Re: Just Business...
by Shane Ross 3 weeks ago
And Apple has more money than a lot of countries, so they can afford to give discounts...and really not have people pay at all for any update, ever. Funny thing, they taught FCX at my daughter's schoo
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"Adobexit", switching from PPro to FCPX
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
Just noticed this article reposted on the FCPX Editors group on Facebook about switching to FCPX http: www.vivalazoom.co.uk switch-premiere-final-cut
Re: "Adobexit", switching from PPro to FCPX
by Chris Harlan 3 weeks ago
A very useful feature!
Coen Super Bowl Mercedes spot
by Oliver Peters 4 weeks ago
http: www.creativeplanetnetwork.com news produce watch-super-bowl-ad-directed-coen-brothers 617174 I wonder if they cut it, too. Is so, Premiere - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Or
Re: Coen Super Bowl Mercedes spot
by Chris Harlan 3 weeks ago
That was fun! Fonda does still look good.
Why do Events still exist?
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
When FCPX started, Events were the basic data container, like bins are in Avid Media Composer. Then Apple unified Events into a Library. Right now Events seem to serve very little function other than
Re: Why do Events still exist?
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Joe Marler "This is likely one reason why FCPX originally used events. Not doing so would be too foreign, and transitioning or new users had enough to struggle with anyway." Actually I think the answ
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Chris Harlan liked this 2 months ago
TouchBar & FCPX.... Fail
by Bob Woodhead 3 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 3 months ago
Brett Sherman " Bob Woodhead " you ain't an editor, you're a something+editor." There's something wrong with that " Not at all. Point was that anyone calling themselves a pro editor shouldn't need an
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Chris Harlan liked this 3 months ago
Best article about the new MBP.
by Charlie Austin 3 months ago
Well researched, and absolutely correct IMO. The Reaction To The New MacBook Pro - You May Need To Move To Stage 5 Here the TL;DR version. Like everyone else I would love an Apple computer built to my
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Re: Best article about the new MBP.
by Robin S. Kurz 3 months ago
Jeremy Garchow "Why would I buy dongles for all of those separately and why would I buy an extra power adapter from Apple " Was wondering the exact same thing. - RK __________________________________
The new Mac Mini
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
http: store.hp.com us en ContentView storeId=10151&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&eSpotName=Z2Mini
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Re: The new Mac Mini
by Shawn Miller 3 months ago
Mark Suszko "Then why not laptops " You can put more RAM and a Xeon processor in a mini PC. It's also not unusual for a company to assign multiple devices to a single employee, so lots of people have
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Apple Presenting at next LACPUG in Los Angeles
by Noah Kadner 4 months ago
In case you missed the Apple presos on Final Cut Pro X 10.3 at the Creative Summit last week, here's your chance: "Join us Wednesday, November 30 for the LA Debut of Final Cut Pro 10.3, the latest ver
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Re: Apple Presenting at next LACPUG in Los Angeles
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
Personally I'm happy to see Apple getting "back on track" with FCP marketing. Good to see it at their big event and good to hear they're talking things up publicly now.
So has the 10.3 Update calmed your fears on the Future of FCPX?
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Hardware releases aside, for those who had doubts like me has this new update renewed your faith I'm certainly a lot more confident going forward and very pleased with the update.
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Re: So has the 10.3 Update calmed your fears on the Future of FCPX?
by Chris Harlan 4 months ago
Yes. I'd pretty much given up on it having any actual utility for me. Now, given some free time, I'll learn it. I also have to figure out how to buy it. Since I returned the original years ago, the Ap
Well, I like it...
by Charlie Austin 4 months ago
Worth the wait for me... https: fcpxpert.net 2016 10 27 final-cut-pro-x-10-3-first-look ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who
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Mike Warmels liked this 4 months ago
Re: Well, I like it...
by Chris Harlan 4 months ago
Looks good to me! The stuff I've always felt was missing seems to be there. I can't wait to play with it.
So, about that Apple event....
by Tim Wilson 6 months ago
As far as I can tell, the only ACTUAL news that will affect anything about, really, anyone, anywhere, is the headphone jack, which, in the scheme of things is tiny compared to ditching floppies or opt
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David Lawrence liked this 6 months ago
Re: So, about that Apple event....
by Chris Harlan 5 months ago
Courage, Tim. Courage.
Media Composer is now just like iMovie! I'm switching!
by Charlie Austin 8 months ago
Downloading now... ;-) ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools. " I still need to play Track Tetris sometimes.
Re: Media Composer is now just like iMovie! I'm switching!
by Chris Harlan 8 months ago
Walter Soyka "You might have missed Tim's whole ducking joke. " Too busy ducking around.
ANOTHER Movie Edited on FCP X!
by Steve Connor 8 months ago
Shock, horror, someone else has cut a feature on FCPX and it went rather well..... http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 1830-hollywood-veteran-lance-bachelder-explains-why-he-has-chosen-to-use-fina
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Re: ANOTHER Movie Edited on FCP X!
by Chris Harlan 8 months ago
Go Lance! (and his clones!)
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OT Sony sells Vegas?
by Steve Connor 9 months ago
https: news.creativecow.net story 881874
Re: OT Sony sells Vegas?
by Chris Harlan 8 months ago
Jeff Markgraf "PS - I just don't get the "Premiere is the FCP8 we really wanted" trope. I don't find Premiere to be anything like FCP Legacy. Other than having tracks. ;-)" I suppose it depends on ho
I really must be doing something wrong.
by Michael W. Towe 2 years ago
Hey Folks, So I am at my wits end with Premier and I am not sure what else to do. Here's the situation... I have a project that is a 26 minute broadcast show that was started on a PC version of PP. It
Re: I really must be doing something wrong.
by Chris Harlan 2 years ago
Michael W. Towe "Incorrect spelling of Premier Pro is simply a bug in Mikebrain Ver. 19.66. I have reported this bug to to both of the manufacturers at Mombrain LLC and Dadbrain, Inc. However they ke
Can't seem to upgrade to 8.3
by Chris Harlan 2 years ago
Am I missing something, or is there something wrong with my account I bought the annual license upgrade for my 7.0 Symphony, a month ago, and just tried to upgrade to 8.3 before going back to work on
Re: Can't seem to upgrade to 8.3
by Chris Harlan 2 years ago
Hey Daniel! How's it going Thanks for the reply. It really helps in that, from reading you description, I know there's something slightly wrong with my account. So, I'll calm down and get it worked ou
Subscription Activation Problems
by Scott Davis 2 years ago
I go to launch Avid this evening and I get the error "Failed license renewal..." Nothing has changed. Address, credit card, everything is the same. I go to the Avid website and it tells me there is no
Re: Subscription Activation Problems
by Chris Harlan 2 years ago
John Pale "Call Avid. They will help you. You are entitled to support with your purchase. The Cow should not be where you go first." Now, now. Who wants to use their one call on a silly installation
And I fold.
by Aindreas Gallagher 2 years ago
I fold. transferred job from lappie to client machine - went from AE CS6 to AE CC 2014 - client machine suddenly had to go away. There followed a variety of mad glitches installing previous AE CC vers
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Re: And I fold.
by Chris Harlan 2 years ago
At last! Here's a loving cup: http: www.youtube.com watch v=bBXyB7niEc0
Modify Timecode--broken? Or am I just not getting it?
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
When trying to modify the timecode on ProRes files I can't seem to switch between Non drop and drop. There's no toggle. Typing in a semicolon doesn't work. Am I missing something or is this just broke
Re: Modify Timecode--broken? Or am I just not getting it?
by Joseph W. Bourke 3 years ago
Chris - Looking at the documentation for versions after CS5.5, it looks as if the software reads whether your timecode is drop or non-drop, and that's it - no settings to change that. See if you take
hand-entered Dropframe TimeCode?
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
Hey all! I'm trying to modify timecode on a clip, which works, but I seem to have no way to specify Drop frame or NDF Am I missing something Or is this a bug
Re: hand-entered Dropframe TimeCode?
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
Andrew Kimery "What is the frame rate of the footage 23.976, for example, only exists as NDF. Have you tried entering the TC using a colon vs a semi colon " Lol. Well, of course, you whippersnapper.
Mavericks--where are we?
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
I'd very much like to be working a project at the end of the year on a new Macbook Pro, but am concerned about the Mavericks issue. Are we any closer to having that ironed out Since its been 3 months,
Re: Mavericks--where are we?
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
Richard Sanchez "According to this, about 2 days away. http: community.avid.com forums p 123402 714779.aspx#714779 " Well, ain't THAT cool beans! Thanks!
Multiple project tabs and CC not closing down...
by Lance Bachelder 3 years ago
Anyone else have this issue What is the reason for having so many project tabs - these were created automatically when I first opended a new project. Second bigger issue is when I close Premiere CC an
Re: Multiple project tabs and CC not closing down...
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
Yup. Same or similar bugs in Macland. I will occasionally get have a half-dozen duplicated project tabs when opening a project. Its very intermittent, though. AND, I haven't checked the memory usage,
The Quicktime frame rate bug still a thing it seems
by Tero Ahlfors 3 years ago
I wrote about it before but this is still around: - I have a sequence I need to add black to. - If I use Premiere's own generators, a still image or leave the track blank, Quicktime player will see so
Re: The Quicktime frame rate bug still a thing it seems
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
Interesting. Out of curiosity, have you tried the same things with other CODECs
New Mac Pro vs. PC Workstation for Premiere
by Nick Szpara 3 years ago
I am upgrading my edit system at the end of the year. Up until now, I've been running Premiere CS5.5 and FCP7 on a 2008 Mac Pro. Obviously, any upgrade will be a huge performance boost at this point.
Re: New Mac Pro vs. PC Workstation for Premiere
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
Mike Cohen "Presumably on a Windows box you could get an SDI card and a KiPro and export in real time to ProRes, after rendering the timeline that is " Certainly. There are all kinds of solutions. I
I need Advice ASAP please! why don't FCP and Avid just talk to each other?
by Joe Severino 3 years ago
This is the first time I have posted on the Avid forum and I am hoping you guys can help me with my issue quickly. I just finished cutting a film together on Final Cut Pro 7. The client wants the proj
Re: I need Advice ASAP please! why don't FCP and Avid just talk to each other?
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
FWIW, I own the Boris transfer program and it works quite well. The major mistakes seem to show up in clips where speed is altered. I also have Boris Red, which is the non-Avid version of Avid FX, and
New survey
by Chris Pettit 3 years ago
For anyone who may not have gotten the email: http: deploy.ztelligence.com start survey survey_taking.jsp PIN=16BNF7XX8DLXG
Re: New survey
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
David Mathis " I am a pessimistic optimist." There's a big point release coming in X, possibly quite soon, maybe next week, and certainly by the time the new Mac Pro is shipping. So maybe that.
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A FCP-X post... here???
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
Since so many, many posts in the "FCP-X or not..." forum have been all about PPro and CC over the past few months, I thought it would make sense to make sure that the folks who hang here get the benef
Re: A FCP-X post... here???
by Chris Harlan 3 years ago
Sam Mestman "Hey guys, I'm that Napoleonic douche who wrote that article. Hello! Nice to meet all of you. " Oh, yeah! Kudos on the calling card!
News: University of California at San Diego Goes Beyond 4K with Sony’s F65
by Cow News Droid 4 years ago
School s Visual Arts Department Explores Next Frontier of Digital Media (August 7, 2013) The University of California at San Diego s Visual Arts Department and its Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Im
Re: News: University of California at San Diego Goes Beyond 4K with Sony’s F65
by Chris Harlan 4 years ago
This is quite cool! But what is even cooler is that there is an Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. That has got to be the coolest thing I've heard in the last half decade. Being a Clarke d
Marianna Montague
by Chris Harlan 4 years ago
I feel a need to say this. When people are talking about a company's support, and who cares, and who doesn't, there is no better user advocate out there than Avid's Marianna Montague. Yup.
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Re: Marianna Montague
by Michael Phillips 4 years ago
That's what my N, M, and H keys look like. You got me beat! Michael
AVID down -- Not sure Why?
by Ross Spears 4 years ago
I am doing a three-part documentary about the natural world and have amassed a large amount of footage, and will be collecting more. I am using an AVID with 4.0.5 media composer. I am mixing HDV from
Re: AVID down -- Not sure Why?
by Chris Harlan 4 years ago
No problem. If you are going for the internal RAID option, do get yourself at least 7200rpm drives.
How to get a stuttering effect
by David Powell 4 years ago
I'd like to create an effect that looks like an unrendered shot, with an effect on it. Almost like a slo-mo but without actually extending the clip, just playing through it with dropped frames.
Re: How to get a stuttering effect
by Chris Harlan 4 years ago
When I create this kind of effect, I just chop out frames, add a frame or two off black, here and there, and resize and intermittent frame or two, sometimes add a little twist or tilt. It all depends
Better to conform 60FPS to 24fps?
by Kevin Brower 4 years ago
Which provides a better slow motion in FCPX: The clip was shot at 60fps. 1. Edit in a 24p timeline and use "conform speed" 2. Edit in a 60p timeline and simply slow down the clip. Thanks
Re: Better to conform 60FPS to 24fps?
by Chris Harlan 4 years ago
Bret Williams "Seems like I had a problem once going back, and I always see Shane recommending you duplicate cuz you can't go back. " I always duplicate everything anyway, out of an abundance of caut
Michael Wohl presentation on advanced Audio in FCPX
by Steve Connor 5 years ago
http: www.youtube.com watch feature=player_embedded&v=QskPCj-Yj4s#! This is well worth watching especially if you are new to FCPX Steve Connor "FCPX Professional" Adrenalin Television
Re: Michael Wohl presentation on advanced Audio in FCPX
by Chris Harlan 5 years ago
Steve Connor "It will get there, Apple have said audio is the next big push. " That'd sure make me happy. Audio is THE major bugaboo for me at this point. Well, and no auto-save or easy manual backup
Drop Frame vs Non Drop when editing a 30-minute program
by Stacy Lincoln 5 years ago
I need advice regarding editing 30 minute programs. I have spent most of my 27 year career in news creative services and production. Most of it producing and editing content under 10 minutes in length
Re: Drop Frame vs Non Drop when editing a 30-minute program
by Chris Harlan 5 years ago
Stacy Lincoln "When editing for a 30 minute program (20 minutes), should I be editing in Drop Frame " If you are editing to fit into a broadcast slot, then yes, you want to use drop. Stacy Lincoln "A
Smoke is changing- into Final Cut Extreme
by Derek Andonian 5 years ago
So I went to the legacy FCP forum to see if anything was being said over there about the CS6 update, and while I was there I found an interesting thread by Walter Biscardi about the smoke transformati
Re: Smoke is changing- into Final Cut Extreme- New Features Page?
by Chris Harlan 5 years ago
Robert Brown "Yeah I'm done with NAB. I hate Vegas and large crowds with the half hour wait to talk to the rep and you can find out everything you need to know online. Why bother " Add to that that V
Media Management - Beating a dead horse?
by Tangier Clarke 5 years ago
Hi all. I've been posting on various forums and emailing directly to some of our leading voices with a single question and nothing definitive has come yet. Each time the results are strategies toward
Re: Media Management - Beating a dead horse?
by Chris Harlan 5 years ago
Tangier Clarke "i guess I better get on board, open the wallet and accept (knowingly) that this is the way everything is moving. Though media management a la FCP 7 is something I think is valuable ev
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