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Christopher McDonell

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December 19th 2009
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Sending audio fades from FCP to Soundtrack Pro Multitrack editor
by Christopher McDonell 1 year ago
I tried a different approach with my audio this time around. I added fades and dissolves in the FCP timeline assuming they would transfer over when sent to Soundtrack Pro. Where are they Previously I'
Re: Sending audio fades from FCP to Soundtrack Pro Multitrack editor
by Christopher McDonell 3 months ago
No one else has run into this My specs: FCP 6.0.6, El Capitan, rMBP 15" i7 2.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM
Apple Compressor 4: Can't transcode AVC Coding to Pro Res
by Christopher McDonell 3 months ago
I was sent a file via Whats App which I'm using in my doc. It's an mp4, AVC Coding, 640 x 352, variable frame rate (shot on a phone). I need to upscale it to 594 x 1080 and make the frame rate constan
Re: Apple Compressor 4: Can't transcode AVC Coding to Pro Res
by Christopher McDonell 3 months ago
Cinema Tools, I've never even opened that. And of course, now I can't because I'm on El Capitan I presume! Just crashes. Thanks anyway. My specs: FCP 6.0.6, El Capitan, rMBP 15" i7 2.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM
Final Cut 7 killed by high Sierra...how I solved the problem
by Wendy Peter 3 months ago
This is a follow up to a question I posted about a month ago, as to what my options were with the death of Final Cut 7 after I upgraded to high Sierra without thinking it through. I am sharing this ju
Re: Final Cut 7 killed by high Sierra...how I solved the problem
by Christopher McDonell 3 months ago
Thanks for sharing. This could be useful to other people down the line. My specs: FCP 6.0.6, El Capitan, rMBP 15" i7 2.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM
Red pixels when exporting. UPDATED
by paolo drusi 4 months ago
Hi, I've always FCP7 for years to produce my videos but lately I get this (see image- red patches) on the timeline after rendering and on the exported file. This happens when I use the ColourCorrectio
Re: Red pixels when exporting. UPDATED
by Christopher McDonell 3 months ago
So you re rendering, exporting, then bringing it back into the timeline I don t get it. What are your export settings Does the file look like this if you open it in QT Do you get the same results if y
Are FCP subtitles good enough for theatre?
by Christopher McDonell 4 months ago
..is the question I m being asked by my post-supervisor. She has no experience with FCP. We re doing a DCP for festivals. A feature doc. Subtitles are Outline text and they look fine to me... on my 27
Re: Are FCP subtitles good enough for theatre?
by Christopher McDonell 4 months ago
This is quite a tutorial! Not sure I understand it all yet but I ll give it a try. My specs: FCP 6.0.6, El Capitan, rMBP 15" i7 2.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM
FCP 6 - No Animated Titles
by James Lawler 4 months ago
Hi all, I have been looking around this site with the hope of finding a solution to a problem I'm having with Final Cut Pro 6. I'm really hoping someone can help as I don't know what else to try. The
Re: FCP 6 - No Animated Titles
by Christopher McDonell 4 months ago
Agree with John. I personally can't wait to finish the project I'm on (using 6.0.6) so I can upgrade to FCP X and start fresh. My specs: FCP 6.0.6, El Capitan, rMBP 15" i7 2.6 GHz, 16 GB RAM
Installing old software to run Final Cut 7
by Wendy Peter 4 months ago
The latest update on my mac destroyed final cut as I am sure everyone is aware. I have bought a new MacBook for personal use and am now looking at trying to install old software onto my MacBook Pro re
Re: Installing old software to run Final Cut 7
by Christopher McDonell 4 months ago
I've been running vs 6.0.6 with El Capitan. It's only High Sierra that will prohibit the use of FCP, am I right. Mind you, like what Nick said, there are a few glitches. Colour dropper for colour matc
XHA1 broken again - for sale?
by Sean Sutton 1 year ago
Bit of a long shot, but here goes. I have a Canon XHA1 which I bought about 9 years ago or so. Three years ago it went wrong and an official repair shop replaced the CCD and recalibrated it. And now i
Re: XHA1 broken again - for sale?
by Christopher McDonell 1 year ago
Hey what did you do I have the same camera and I too am wondering how worth it it is to spend money repairing a 9 Yr old camera. Probably better to just invest in a new 4K camera... but not cheap eith
Compressor 4.3: Failed 3x Crash Service Down
by Christopher McDonell 2 years ago
I'm trying to transcode a 124 min. ProRes fully rendered file into H.264, and it keeps failing! However... I can successfully transcode the entire project in parts. In an effort to root out the proble
Re: Compressor 4.3: Failed 3x Crash Service Down
by Christopher McDonell 2 years ago
Thanks for the suggestion Graig. I read somewhere in my problem-solving that vs 4.3 was causing headaches to others and that a rollback to 4.2.2 might be the solution. So I did that and voila, first a
Motion Update v 5.3 removes Premultiply Alpha Checkbox - Causing problems (also posted in FCP Legacy forum)
by Christopher McDonell 2 years ago
Hi, I posted this question to the FCP Legacy forum as well. Whoever can help me first The latest vs of Motion, 5.3, removed the Premultiply Alpha checkbox, and now that I can't deselect that, my text
Re: Motion Update v 5.3 removes Premultiply Alpha Checkbox - Causing problems (also posted in FCP Legacy forum)
by Christopher McDonell 2 years ago
Robin S. Kurz "Oh the irony. " I like a good debate as much as anybody but it's not going to solve the problem for which I created this thread. Yes, one day I'll probably be working on FCP X and, now
Converting H.264 to ProRes - variable frame rate problems
by Christopher McDonell 2 years ago
Hi. I've been trying to figure this out on my own but am so far stumbling. My timeline is HDV 29.97 1080p (with ProRes 422 for rendering). FCP 6. I'm trying to bring in some footage shot on iPhone 5 a
Re: Converting H.264 to ProRes - variable frame rate problems
by Roger Poole 2 years ago
Christopher, I believe the variable frame rate is Apple's way of controlling the exposure because the iPhone doesn't have an iris in the real sense of the word. What gets me though is the target frame
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Videos keep slowing down during playback - FCP 6
by Christopher McDonell 2 years ago
This may well be a compatibility issue of FCP 6 and El Capitan finally catching up to me. I haven't had many issues till now but now I can't even play without the video slowing down during the first s
Re: Videos keep slowing down during playback - FCP 6
by David Roth Weiss 2 years ago
If you decide to switch to FCPX don't think you'll "sail through the learning curve." If you want to get up to speed fast, Premiere and Resolve are the NLEs you should consider. David Roth Weiss Direc
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Christopher McDonell liked this 2 years ago
FCP7 Sequence preset question- $20 paypal tip to best answer!
by Dan McGuire 3 years ago
This question should be answered by someone who has taken a multi-system project from Final Cut 7 to Final Cut X or premiere. Here's my problem. I have an old project that I am reconstituting. Most of
Re: FCP7 Sequence preset question- $20 paypal tip to best answer!
by Shane Ross 3 years ago
Keep the money. Pay it forward. Do something nice for someone else. That's how this works. Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def
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Christopher McDonell liked this 3 years ago
exporting final cut pro
by Daniel Seals 3 years ago
ok people so i have a unibody 2009 macbook with 8 gig of ram my project is 1hr 30mins long... what am i best exporting it at i want to play it on tablets and hdtv and maybe upload to vimeo i used mpeg
Re: exporting final cut pro
by Roger Poole 3 years ago
Unfortunately something has to give if your disks are full :o(
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Text Sequence Lighting Behaviours not working in Motion 5
by Christopher McDonell 3 years ago
I'm looking for a solution to this but in the meantime, if someone knows what I'm doing wrong, I'd greatly appreciate some insight. Applying Text Sequence Text-Highlighter or Text-Glow behaviours prod
Re: Text Sequence Lighting Behaviours not working in Motion 5
by Christopher McDonell 3 years ago
Okay, I solved my own problem. Motion 5 handles things quite differently than Motion 3 in this respect. You have to turn Glow on in Text Appearance. It defaults to Black. Change this to a glow colour
The Disappearing Wave Form Nightmare Returns
by Michael Fraticelli 3 years ago
Hi Gang I've read almost every post about the chronic problem of 'Disappearing Wave Forms.' In this particular case, I've basically rebuilt a Mac Pro with fresh installs of 10.6.8 and FC7. CS5 softwar
Re: The Disappearing Wave Form Nightmare Returns
by Michael Fraticelli 3 years ago
Hi there Roger - yes thank you my good friend - everything but the kitchen sink .... I have to say in all sincere honesty; you guys have the patience and respect of 'Jobe' - unlike some other forums I
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Christopher McDonell liked this 3 years ago
Timeline suddenly changed and looks completely different
by Ariella Furman 3 years ago
Hello everyone! I am running 7.0.3 on mac 10.10.3. My editor created a Reception sequence for a wedding today. I checked it over, everything looked good. I left it open and rendered it while I took a
Re: Timeline suddenly changed and looks completely different
by Misha Aranyshev 3 years ago
I cut a feature in FCP7 on Yosemite. It's OK.
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Fields set to None in Motion appearing as Upper in FCP 6
by Christopher McDonell 4 years ago
When I roundtrip from Motion 3 to FCP 6, some of my text looks interlaced (whether moving or stationary). FCP is showing its Field Dominance as Upper (Odd). I don't know why that is Motion is set for
Mountain Lion & FCP7
by Chris Paul 6 years ago
Just upgraded my test machine to Mountain Lion. Final Cut 7 now crashes on startup. More details later. For now, I would not update the OS if you are still using Final Cut 7. Chris Paul POV
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Juliano Chiquetto liked this 6 years ago
Re: Mountain Lion & FCP7
by Jake Jones 6 years ago
Final Cut pro version 6 seems to be working fine on Mountain Lion. Thank goodness. I was pretty scared.
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Working with HDV 1080p (1440 x 1080) preset in PS Elements 10 - different than vs 9
by Christopher McDonell 6 years ago
In version 9, it was so easy. I'd create a new file using this preset and the aspect ratio would automatically be corrected for me so that when I imported the text or graphics into FCP, it would look
Mac Mail IMAP problems
by Christopher McDonell 6 years ago
I was tempted to chime in on David's post down below as I'm kind of having the same problem. Maybe. After changing my Mac Mail from POP to IMAP, it fails to read data from the server except on start-u
Re: Mac Mail IMAP problems
by Christopher McDonell 6 years ago
Yes, with Telus. 3 different Telus agents tried to help me, even coming on to my computer remotely, and they all said it's a problem with Mac Mail and one of it's advanced settings and to contact Appl
Installing Leopard on more than one computer using original installation discs
by Christopher McDonell 6 years ago
I just bought my wife a brand new ipod nano only to discover that it's not compatible with Tiger which is running on her PowerPC iMac. Kind of ridiculous if you ask me. Is it possible for me to use th
Re: Installing Leopard on more than one computer using original installation discs
by Christopher McDonell 6 years ago
Thanks guys, problem solved...
I explained Final Cut X to my wife as...
by Nathan Adam 7 years ago
Approaching a 10 year anniversary with both my wife, and Final Cut Pro, she asked why I was so uncharacteristically out of sorts today. I explained that in our 10 years, Ive spent nearly as many wakin
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Alex Gerulaitis liked this 7 years ago
Re: I explained Final Cut X to my wife as...
by Christopher McDonell 7 years ago
There have been a lot of analogies and metaphors trying to explain the big switch... but hands down, this is the best I've read so far! In response to your latest post, I too agree that the 'lesbian'
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FCP X Colour Correction Pics?
by Martin Curtis 7 years ago
Leaked pics I suppose you'd want to look quickly.
Re: FCP X Colour Correction Pics?
by Christopher McDonell 7 years ago
Here's another link, easy to scroll and compare: http: www.appleinsider.com articles 11 06 12 more_alleged_screenshots_of_final_cut_pro_x_appear.html
So what now of the next Mac Pro - or is it the Mac Pro X?
by Christopher McDonell 7 years ago
Seems there are many who think the $299 price tag on FCP X is intended to help sell hardware... so when can I get my hands on a newly designed, jawdropping, thunderbolt-enhanced Mac Pro Funny enough,
Re: So what now of the next Mac Pro - or is it the Mac Pro X?
by Christopher McDonell 7 years ago
I'm sure everything "screams" compared to what I'm working on. And yes, I'm on a PowerPC and you're now the second person to challenge this admission like it's some kind of plea for attention or dirty
G5 crashes in SLEEP mode and FCP now defaults to medium playback quality
by Christopher McDonell 8 years ago
Hi, I don't know if the two are related, but I've posted several times in the FCP forum and have yet to find a solution to my problem. After moving to a new residence, and switching internet providers
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