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Thoughts on 2019
by Steve Connor 5 months ago
I hope everyone had a great holiday break (if you were lucky enough to get one!) So here we are in 2019, amongst other things we should see a new Mac Pro this year, I'm certainly looking forward to se
Re: Thoughts on 2019
by Chris Harlan 4 months ago
I've got the same situation. I live in Premiere-land, but keep upgrading my home MC license just in case. Each year I debate. I actually quite enjoy Premiere, and while I suppose I will be back on Avi
iMac Pro thoughts
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
For those of you who have taken the plunge with the new iMac Pro, what are your thoughts now Worth it over a 2013 Mac Pro or 5K iMac Or are you waiting for the next Mac Pro In my case, I work at a sho
Re: iMac Pro thoughts
by Neil Goodman 1 year ago
Shane Ross "No post facility or online bay has an iMac at it's core. Online has demands that like machines with slots, or that are rack mountable. iMacs don't offer that. If I hear of one in use I'll
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Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Good opinion piece by Peter Wiggins http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2037-if-apple-is-serious-about-the-pro-market-should-it-get-back-to-the-two-big-trade-shows Seems like he s acknowledging wh
Re: Should FCPX be at IBC and NAB
by Chris Harlan 1 year ago
What's a computer
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FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
I really have nothing important to say here. Since I've posted a couple of OT threads contributing nothing about how X actually functions... I'll spend today (Sunday) doing 20 pages of narration work
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Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Herb Sevush 2 years ago
I'm spending my Sunday mowing the lawn, reading a book on my hammock as I watch the Hudson River flow by, and then getting ready for Yanks-BoSox, because I spent the previous week not working in FCPX
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The name game
by Herb Sevush 2 years ago
OK, my least favorite subject, but I'm gonna take a swing. Bill and others are correct that the forum name is no longer strictly appropriate, but rather an artifact of history. But history is nothing
Re: The name game
by Tom Sefton 2 years ago
The first rule of NLE fight club is.... Co-owner at Pollen Studio www.pollenstudio.co.uk
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Apple making TV - how much FCPX
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Interesting post by Alex here: http: alex4d.com notes item apple-1bn-making-tv-how-much-on-fcpx-post My own take is that Apple can't really push FCPX to these producers without true workflow collabora
Re: Apple making TV - how much FCPX
by Michael Phillips 2 years ago
Netflix licenses content of all resolutions. For Netflix originals, they have a pretty strict 4K deliverables requirement. Also, whether the content is posted using FCPx, Premiere Pro, Media Composer,
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Chris Harlan liked this 2 years ago
Avid, FCPX, Premiere Pro?
by andy patterson 2 years ago
I am curious as to what other software programs other people have purchased with their own money List as many as possible. Even old programs like In-sync's Speed Razor. If you want to list third party
Re: Avid, FCPX, Premiere Pro?
by Chris Harlan 2 years ago
D-Vision, Montage 3, Speed Razor, FCP 3-7, FCP X (returned), Avid MC 3.5--current + Symphony (2 seats), Premiere 6--current.
Apple getting ready for the coming new MacPros?
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
My friend Alex Gollner posted this earlier today. Be an interesting coming few years. http: alex4d.com notes item apple-new-mac-pro-media-workflow-lab Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shor
Re: Apple getting ready for the coming new MacPros?
by Chris Harlan 2 years ago
Bill Davis "I'd love to be educated about how the Premiere or AVID editing operations are improving and evolving. " Yeah. I have to agree with the others here that experience suggests otherwise.
Informal NLE poll
by Oliver Peters 2 years ago
Since the question of numbers and market penetration seems to come up frequently in some of these threads, I'm curious what the people in this forum run across in their own personal encounters. Obviou
Re: Informal NLE poll
by Herb Sevush 2 years ago
Bill Davis "If you have found a bunch of innovation and delight in AVID or Premiere or Resolve - by all means go there. I just haven't." When have you tried out Premiere or Resolve And if you haven't
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What would really make you excited ...
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
... about the next version of FCP X Whether you're a diehard FCP X aficionado or someone who's still sitting on the fence, what would be the feature, or set of features, that would really set your wor
Re: What would really make you excited ...
by Chris Harlan 2 years ago
Bill Davis "Over and over I see these same types of lists. 95% are "I had this feature in something else - now please give it to me again, just inside X." It's tiresome. " Dang, Bill! Cranky and dism
I really must be doing something wrong.
by Michael W. Towe 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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
Modify Timecode--broken? Or am I just not getting it?
by Chris Harlan 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 5 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 6 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 6 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
News: University of California at San Diego Goes Beyond 4K with Sony’s F65
by Cow News Droid 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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
Media Management - Beating a dead horse?
by Tangier Clarke 7 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 7 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
Mark Audio Peeks and Apply Normalization Gain--do they exist in X?
by Chris Harlan 7 years ago
I posted this in the other forum, but perhaps it belongs here. Mark Audio Peeks and Apply Normalization Gain--Two relatively minor tools that become briefly essential for me generally on Fridays. They
Re: Mark Audio Peeks and Apply Normalization Gain--do they exist in X?
by Chris Harlan 7 years ago
Tom Wolsky ""Universal peak warning is quite useful, but only if you can set it to monitor peak other than zero. More me, its -10DB." Because you wrote that, and that's not a feature available in any
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by Chris Harlan 8 years ago
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by Chris Harlan 8 years ago
My bad. Posted to the wrong forum. I seem to be able to edit a post but not delete it.
My Life in FCP
by Rob Tinworth 8 years ago
I've been lucky to work on some great projects over the last decade with FCP. So when MC5.5 arrived in the post, I figured what better way to get back up to speed on Avid than to cut a retrospective o
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Re: My Life in FCP
by Chris Harlan 8 years ago
Loved it. Thanks. Caught my feeling perfectly.
Convert 16:9 to 4:3
by Larry Rochman 10 years ago
I am new to Final Cut and 16:9. I have a 16:9 Promo that I need to send to a facility that only airs 4:3. Is there a way to convert the 16:9 to 4:3 in Final Cut without having to letterbox it thanks..
Re: Convert 16:9 to 4:3
by Chris Harlan 9 years ago
You can take your anamorphic sequence and nest it in a 4:3 sequence--which will automatically letterbox it--then multiply scale of the sequence by, I believe, 1.33 (133%), which will return the nested
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