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Free Version of Media Composer Still to Come
by Craig Seeman 2 days ago
Avid Says Free Pro Tools First Offer Has Driven Subscriber Growth ...the company boasted more than 60,700 paying individual subscribers,... The long-delayed launch of a similar free Media Composer Fir
Re: Free Version of Media Composer Still to Come
by Craig Seeman 1 day ago
Oliver Peters "If you work in a true collaborative environment - defined as 2-4+ editors on the SAME project - nothing touches Avid." Which makes me wonder how a free feature limited version of Media
Tony Scott hand crank effect in FCPX
by dallas kruse 3 days ago
I'm looking to add some effects like Tony Scott uses in Man On Fire https: www.youtube.com watch v=NR8S8YeGD50 Does anyone know of a good FCPX plugs to make this easy in case I want to use a lot of th
Re: Tony Scott hand crank effect in FCPX
by Craig Seeman 3 days ago
Maybe Boris Continuum or Red Giant Universe
CHALLENGED! Making transition from FCP7 to FCPX
by Jerry Jones 4 days ago
I've been working in FCP7 (and prior) for over 15 years. Two things to request: 1) For those of you who have been on this journey, what are the 3-5 most important things you had to learn to help you m
Re: CHALLENGED! Making transition from FCP7 to FCPX
by Craig Seeman 4 days ago
Final Cut Pro X for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors
OT- New Apple iOS video app
by Steve Connor 4 days ago
http: www.apple.com clips
Re: OT- New Apple iOS video app
by Craig Seeman 4 days ago
While it has some interesting features I wonder why it's not integrated into Camera which also records video (and photos).
Trying to contact DV Creators
by Rick Tejada Flores 7 days ago
Does anyone know how to contact DV Creators I bought DV Kitchen (which I think is a wonderful compression tool for the web) from them quite a few years ago, but lost my S N and can't transfer it to my
Re: Trying to contact DV Creators
by Craig Seeman 5 days ago
If you look at the mess you can see an email address josh@dvcreators.net So you may want to test to see if that works.
Optimal Intermediate Codec/Wrapper for Best YouTube/Vimeo upload and playback?
by Ed Hecht 1 week ago
THIS QUESTION RELATES TO EXPORT FROM PP CC ON WINDOWS 10... I am at my wit's end with mangled videos, mostly on YouTube. I know folks recommend uploading Quicktime ProRes. But as you already know, exp
Re: Optimal Intermediate Codec/Wrapper for Best YouTube/Vimeo upload and playback?
by Craig Seeman 1 week ago
Little things like using High Profile (some encoders default to Main) and CABAC entropy (some encoders default to CAVLC) can make a difference. Also Key Frame rate (GOP) being half the frame rate can
Neon light 'zebra stripes' in footage from Sony EX1 and Sony PMW200
by Debbie Elbin 2 weeks ago
Bad news: we didn't notice this when we shot in Berlin, Germany. But in post its clear as a bell: we have 'zebra stripes' running horizontally throughout all our footage shot indoors in workshops and
Re: Neon light 'zebra stripes' in footage from Sony EX1 and Sony PMW200
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
Try DigitalAnarchy FlickerFree Works in After Effects, Premiere Pro, FCP X, Avid, Resolve or Vegas.
Color Finale Competitor?
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
Was just wandering on Facebook when this ad showed up: http: store.pixelfilmstudios.com product fcpx-colorist It has a couple of features that look nice. Has anyone heard of them Thought about adding
Re: Color Finale Competitor?
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
https: www.motionvfx.com mblog how_to_make_money_on_violating_copyrights,p2217.html
An Overview for a Beginner
by Chad Greene 2 weeks ago
I have a new freelancer coming in to help me who has never touched FCPX. I want to send him some articles or videos that will help him understand the basics of FCPX. What articles or videos would you
Boom there it is sort of
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
Final Cut Pro X for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors most recent version dated Oct 2016 so this is recently revised. All White Papery err White PDFy. My guess is it may help those coming from other track based
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keywording strategy
by Mathew Farrell 1 month ago
Hey folks. I'm in the early stages of a large project, adding keywords and other metadata to my clips. I came up with the mind-bendingly genius idea to create a smart collection to show me clips that
Re: keywording strategy
by Craig Seeman 4 weeks ago
If you're just using Favorites to help organize for Keywording, once you're done assigning keywords you can then un-rate all the clips and start using Favorites as you normally would with their new in
Twitter Compressor settings? (or, is Compressor's AAC low complexity?)
by Bob Woodhead 1 month ago
I need to do some video encodes for Twitter, and have hit a speed bump in determining if a new setting based on H264 in Compressor creates low-complexity AAC audio. Tried an app called VideoSpec to an
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Re: Twitter Compressor settings? (or, is Compressor's AAC low complexity?)
by Craig Seeman 4 weeks ago
Apple seems to avoid common industry language. In Apple Compressor the AAC setting is actually AAC-LC For analysis you may want to use Telestream Switch. You can start with their free player.
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Export just some Roles to MP4 (without Compressor and ProRes Master)?
by Jiri Fiala 1 month ago
I've asked this five years ago but it still seems confusing and downright not working even now. How do I export with only some roles active in FCPX Typical scenario: - video with English and Czech gra
Re: Export just some Roles to MP4 (without Compressor and ProRes Master)?
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Try playing it in the free version of Telestream Switch which is cross platform.
Need a Video Converter:
by Ray Sherman 1 month ago
Hi, I have an enormous amount of m2t formated video's. I want to convert them to .mov for FCPX. I have looked at wondershare video converter ultimate and MacX Video Converter Pro which both seem to be
Re: Need a Video Converter:
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
First, professionally speaking, no one should be handing you m2t files without the complete container but, unfortunately there are people who do that. I believe the products you describe are mostly fr
A few Compressor questions
by Noam Osband 1 month ago
I have a film that's 3.5 hours long, and I will be uploading it to Vimeo. I haven't upgraded Compressor, so i stil use good ol' Compressor 3.5.3 A few questions: 1 - Is 4.3 much fast than 3.5.3 That's
Re: A few Compressor questions
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Recent versions of Compressor 4 can take advantage of Intel QuickSync (in i7 processors, not Xeon) for faster H.264 encoding. Also Apple's H.264 encoding quality has greatly (and to me very significan
repairing MXF files
by Michael Wood 1 month ago
I have an MXF file recorded from a PMW F55 that won't open in any NLE or editing software. I've checked with the Treasured app from Aero Quartet, and the file contains the full content, but needs repa
Re: repairing MXF files
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Then your option would be aeroquartet or wait until you find someone in the UK. At some point this becomes a business decision on how badly you need the video and wait you're willing to risk losing it
Episode will be no more
by holden crawford 7 months ago
go this today Dear Episode Customer, This letter is being sent to inform you of product end-of-life plans for our entire family of Episode products, including Episode, Episode Pro, and Episode Engine.
Re: Episode will be no more
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Have you looked into Telestream Cloud which is different than Vantage http: cloud.telestream.net https: vimeo.com 176483807
avchd/bdmv/mts
by Stuart Samuels 2 months ago
Hi. I have been shooting on a Sony PXW X70 for the first time recently and I'm trying to get my head around the AVCHD files. Could someone explain, in layman's terms where possible, exactly what each
Re: avchd/bdmv/mts
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
One of the most important aspects of XAVC-L is that it can be 10 bit 4:2:2 which allows for much more aggressive color grading, FX work, chroma keying as needed. It also allows for higher data rates (
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 9 months ago
https: forums.creativecow.net
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Telestream Episode sales ends today Jan 31 2017
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Last day to purchase today http: www.telestream.net episode overview.htm FAQ https: marketing.telestream.net acton fs blocks showLandingPage a 5268 p p-012a t page fm 1
2013 Franken Mac Pro Tube - FCPX editor upgrades 2013 Mac Pro
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Switching from Premiere Pro back to FCPX and no longer willing to wait for Apple to update the 2013 Mac Pro, he modes with new CPU and external GPU. He says he actually found it easy to upgrade. https
Re: 2013 Franken Mac Pro Tube - FCPX editor upgrades 2013 Mac Pro
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
andy patterson "Thunderbolt 2 is the same as PCIE 2.0 at four lanes. Many Graphics cards can exceed that. Thunderbolt 3 is better but the Mac Pro still does not have Thunderbolt 3." I think his point
Advice? Video playback issues with exported files
by Lucy Vernall 2 months ago
Hoping someone has advice. I'm having big problems with exporting. Anything I create has errors in video playback (audio seems fine). After a couple of seconds the video pauses, then starts for a seco
Re: Advice? Video playback issues with exported files
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Lucy Vernall "I have tried the files that wouldn't play back on a newer computer and they were fine. Whew!" Good to hear. Your encodes are fine. I guess it's time to consider replacing the computer.
Sony XD Cam PXW-x70 - How do I get wide shots?
by Dionne Knapp 2 months ago
I have the Sony XDCam pxw-x70 and I cant seem to get a wider shot. Today I was filming a two person shot and even though I had it zoomed out all the way to the "w" the shot was like a medium close up.
Re: Sony XD Cam PXW-x70 - How do I get wide shots?
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
B&H lists this Wide Angle Adaptor for the X70 I see this wide angle convertor on Amazon Also this on Amazon
Change MXF recording on Sony PXW X70?
by Dionne Knapp 2 months ago
I'm still a student so bear with me if this question is stupid... We just got a Sony PXW X70 in yesterday and of course, right away my boss ran out and used it to record a bunch of footage which he no
Re: Change MXF recording on Sony PXW X70?
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
If you have a recent version of PPro CC then MXF would work in that as well. FCP7 was discontinued in 2011 (coming up on 7 years) so if codec compatibility is important you should move to any modern N
iTunes Video and Audio Asset Guide
by Reda Alouache 3 months ago
Hello everyone, I'm desperately looking for info on how to be able to make the right video audio format and not get refused by iTunes Store. According to their iTunes Video and Audio Asset Guide 5.2.6
Re: iTunes Video and Audio Asset Guide
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Sorry but that's not enough information to troubleshoot. If Switch fails it gives you messages explaining the failure.
How to reduce large video file sizes without losing quality?
by Neil Orman 3 months ago
Hi, I'd be grateful for any advice here. I googled this topic and read suggestions to use apps like Handbrake, but wondered how current that advice is and if there are better methods. I'm running into
Re: How to reduce large video file sizes without losing quality?
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Neil Orman "For some of these videos the audio is actually primary and the visual isn't as important - it's usually some kind of static graphic. " Are they going to YouTube Do you need them to be leg
Restoration
by Pio Rosa 3 months ago
Sorry for the off-topic, but someone could restore this video https: youtu.be V1LbDGoQrN4
Re: Restoration
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
That's really small frame size (240p) and also looks like a low data rate. Encoding for web use is lossy and, in this case, incredibly lossy. Loss is irretrievable When you throw out that much informa
Client Email Generator
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Client Email Helper It could be good for newbies. Select Client Type, Budget, Timeline, Curveballs. Even if you don't use the exact working it could be a good guide. Even has a polite way to blow off
iZotope RX5 in FCPX cuts off end of audio
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
iZotope RX5 in FCPX cuts off end of audio FCPX 10.3, macOS 10.12.1, iZotope RX5.0.2 Audio Editor Standard In FCXP when adding De-clip, De-click or, De-crackle the last second or so is silence. Wavefor
Re: iZotope RX5 in FCPX cuts off end of audio
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
Sorry but why would there be latency in De-click for example There's no issue with De-verb. Also if it were processing latency that the file would be rendered correctly even if it can't process in rea
PXW-X70 SD Card Formating?
by Ray Sherman 4 months ago
Hi, Just got some new 64GB SDXC cards for my PXW-X70. I know that you need to format new cards, but I was wondering if you should always reformat them everytime when starting fresh On page 78 and 79 i
Re: PXW-X70 SD Card Formating?
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
When you format with the second option, only available when camera has AC power, I believe it's doing a low level format. The other version is fine in most cases but over time I believe it can fragmen
Sony PXW-Z150 - How to import files into Adobe Premiere Pro CC
by Erik Anderson 6 months ago
Hello all, I just started using a Sony PXW-Z150. I recently shot some very nice 4K footage for some colleagues. I imported it directly into Final Cut Pro X and it worked great. I then gave them the me
Re: Sony PXW-Z150 - How to import files into Adobe Premiere Pro CC
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
Michael Slowe "I don't know how the other guys got their stuff from this camera into Final Cut." I'm using the X70. It imports directly into FCPX. I don't use Catalyst Browse. Using FCPX I make an FC
New Live Streaming Systems! Telestream Wirecast Gear
by Gary Bettan 6 months ago
Wirecast Gear is an extremely portable computer workstation designed to run Wirecast Pro, for live event production and streaming. With four HD-SDI or HDMI professional camera inputs and all the live
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Craig Seeman liked this 6 months ago
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 6 months ago
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry (Boston, MA--September 9, 2016) Boris FX , the leader in integrated VFX and workf
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Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
Elsewhere I just spotted this when Boris was asked, "...but suggested that the average FCPX user wasn't their target market."
Vantage Cloud
by Fred Matthews 7 months ago
There is no forum for Vantage Cloud so I pick the Episode one. We are considering Vantage Cloud and I'm curious what users think of it. Our end product is a 30 minute show that will be eventually sent
Re: Vantage Cloud
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
Keep in mind there's Vantage Cloud as well as Telestream Cloud which doesn't require Vantage. You seem to be looking for program distribution (delivery to TV Cable) as well. I'll look into this.
No More Episode Encoder
by Rich Rubasch 7 months ago
Wonder if it is because the CC has been adopted so much and Media Encoder is now the norm with those who have the subscription. Thoughts Rich Rubasch Tilt Media Inc. Video Production, Post, Studio Sou
Re: No More Episode Encoder
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
Adobe Media Encoder and Apple Compressor probably had some impact. Episode still available until Jan 31, 2017 and support until Jan 31, 2018. They are letting people know they can move to Telestream V
Softboxes for LED panels like Aputure Amaran 672w or Yongnuo Y600/Y900
by David R. Falzarano 8 months ago
Hi there, I have some LED panels that I use frequently for videography and I'm wondering if there are softboxes that fit them. I saw the very cheap but useful Neewer 32x32" but it only comes with bowe
Re: Softboxes for LED panels like Aputure Amaran 672w or Yongnuo Y600/Y900
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
David R. Falzarano "Aputure Amaran 672" Have to be careful about covering the air vents. They have this. http: www.aputure.com EZ-Box+-Softbox-kit(Grid)
Hardware Encoder on OSX
by Aaron Star 9 months ago
Does anyone have VCE or Quicksync encoding working with wirecast on OSX The encoding laptop is a retina mac with and i7, m370x, and Intel Iris pro GPUs.
Re: Hardware Encoder on OSX
by Craig Seeman 8 months ago
You will see an encoder setting options called "Apple." That is IntelQuickSync on Mac.
OT: New KeyFlow Pro Top 5 Features coming in the next update
by John Davidson 8 months ago
Check out the top 5 features the Malgn team has for the new KeyFlow Pro update. http: magicfeatherinc.com keyflow-pro-1-58-top-5-new-features 1. New Menu Structure 2. Sidebar Show Hide Prefs 3. Search
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Re: OT: New KeyFlow Pro Top 5 Features coming in the next update
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
Arri Raw - both .ari and .mxf support would be great if not already implemented. ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems
General term for streaming services?
by David Shimamoto 9 months ago
Hi, I am looking for companies in North America who provide encoding & streaming over Internet. For example, one that provide services to operate products such as Wirecast at events to push to Ustream
Re: General term for streaming services?
by Craig Seeman 9 months ago
Some of those CDNs will also provide you with live production crews. It's basically live production. It all comes down to keywords and search engines and whether the production company promotes that t
No audio coming in to Wirecast from AJA IoXT
by Josh Kahn 1 year ago
Hi, We are using an HPX170, through SDI to a AJA IoXT, then via Thunderbolt to an iMac running Wirecast 5. The embedded audio shows up on the AJA, shows in the Sound Control Panel on the iMac, but doe
Re: No audio coming in to Wirecast from AJA IoXT
by Craig Seeman 9 months ago
Make sure you AJA ioXT driver is current and Wirecast is 5.0.4 It's not clear how you configured the shot. For many input devices the audio and video are separate selections that must be combined in t
Auto-renewable subscriptions coming soon to all categories on Apple's App Store
by Walter Soyka 10 months ago
"Starting this fall, apps in all categories on the App Store will be eligible to offer in-app purchases for auto-renewable subscriptions to services or content. Users enjoy the reliability that comes
Re: Auto-renewable subscriptions coming soon to all categories on Apple's App Store
by David Mathis 10 months ago
I doubt that Apple would go that direction. Of course that could change. The reason behind my thinking id that Apple sells hardware as dows Blackmagic so there should be no reason for Final Cut to go
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Craig Seeman liked this 10 months ago
OT - a new Barn?
by Steve Connor 10 months ago
Is it just me or are things a little.....different
Re: OT - a new Barn?
by Scott Witthaus 10 months ago
The New Look or Not: The Debate. Can I not sift by latest update anymore Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
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I require a constant 15 MBps, but can only render 15.2
by Gama Strode 10 months ago
Hello, I just got Episode, and I am trying to transcode my audio. I get the workflow all set up, but when i try to alter the Transport rate to anything below 10000 kbps, it has an error and will not t
Re: I require a constant 15 MBps, but can only render 15.2
by Craig Seeman 10 months ago
You may need to adjust Container Transport Rate.
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