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MacCaption
by Brad Starkey 1 month ago
We have the old CPC dongle for MacCaption version 5.5. Do you know the latest build that will run with that license, I think it might be 6.0 Also, does anyone know where to get the installer I have a
Re: MacCaption
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
If you go to the linked page and look under Previous Versions on the top it'll go back to 6.4.3. The current version is 7.0.11
The Cheese Grater is back
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
The Cheese Grater is back with 8 PCIe slots. The Kremlinologist can examine the FCPX screenshot. Afterburner. Things that make you go hmmm.
Re: The Cheese Grater is back
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
As I said in my post And the new MacPro certainly has reasonable connectivity, much more so than a MBP. MBP is designed for portability and one might not be carrying around a bunch of legacy drives. I
Alex Gollner - Final Cut Pro 10.6 hints at WWDC19
by Gerry Fraiberg 2 months ago
Alex Gollner ponders what might be coming next week. Reposting from Facebook. http: alex4d.com notes item apple-wwdc-and-fcpx fbclid=IwAR35ZDDbo3VwOg0pE56k8tv1xOC9tIJioe3Y3OTUjMkgeYCVfYBkWwP3AHY - Ger
Re: Alex Gollner - Final Cut Pro 10.6 hints at WWDC19
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
I think Alex is referring to developers offering subscriptions. For example, I subscribe to Frame.io which is available in the App Store and uses the new extension architecture. FCPX compatible plugin
Next FCPX Update
by Jay Soriano 2 months ago
Blackmagic is pretty swift in releasing Davinci Resolve updates. Any educational guesses when Apple will release FCP 10.4.7 Next major update10.5
Re: Next FCPX Update
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
At WWDC they'll be a still of a new Mac Pro and or a new Monitor. On the kKeynote slide with the monitor, there will be a very brief still frame of the FCPX interface. The Kremlinologists will take sc
Is It Time To Reconsider Final Cut Pro X?
by Gerry Fraiberg 2 months ago
Oliver Peters presents a good case in this article. Factual and objective writing is why I've been following Oliver for years. https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2019 05 04 it-is-time-to-reconsider-fin
Re: Is It Time To Reconsider Final Cut Pro X?
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
This link should work It is time to reconsider Final Cut Pro X
Six Companies announce support for ProRes Raw
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Six Third-party Companies Announce Support for ProRes Raw Assimilate Colorfront Filmlight MTI Film Telestream Grass Valley And this interesting bit We know ProRes RAW is coming to Adobe Premiere (Due
Re: Six Companies announce support for ProRes Raw
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Oliver Peters "ProRes RAW really requires camera manufacturers to get on the bandwagon" See the ATMOS CEO post I just made. Some bold statements in there.
Salvos fired at NAB: Apple ProRes RAW vs Blackmagic RAW - Atmos vs Blackmagic Debate
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
ProRes RAW vs Blackmagic RAW - Interview with Atomos CEO Jeromy Young https: www.youtube.com watch v=L0cexzJLVIs When two tribes go to war. Apple Atmos vs Blackmagic I love a good codec war.
Re: Salvos fired at NAB: Apple ProRes RAW vs Blackmagic RAW - Atmos vs Blackmagic Debate
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
Eric Lindahl "Well even if BMD had their SDK out the same day they released their RAW-format, no major NLE supports it, do they " I think it is fair to say Resolve is a major NLE so it's just like Pr
MPEG Streamclip Encoding Loop
by Nathan McAlpine 7 years ago
I've been searching all over and nobody seems to be having this problem. I open a file with MPEG Streamclip and export it as an H.264. I've done this hundreds of times in the past without any problems
Re: MPEG Streamclip Encoding Loop
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
MPEG Streamclip is no longer in development. I believe it's only 32 bit and may not take advantage of modern hardware accelerated encoding. You'd be much better off with Compressor.
Sony PXW-Z280?
by Michael Slowe 4 months ago
There is only sketch information concerning this new Sony camera. It seems more expensive than the Z150 but has a better lens and the aperture does not 'ramp' as the focal length is extended. Does any
Re: Sony PXW-Z280?
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
No experience with it but it would seem to be the closest "natural" upgrade to the venerable EX-1.
PMW-300 Peaking Missing on Expanded Focus
by Alex Walkling 4 months ago
Is there anyway to keep the peaking on when the expanded focus is engaged Alex
Re: PMW-300 Peaking Missing on Expanded Focus
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
I can't speak specifically to the PMW-300 but in the several Sony cameras I've used I've never seen an option that retains peaking when using expanded focus. It certainly could be useful though.
Compressing to MP4 without losing multitrack audio
by Stephen Ratkovich 4 months ago
Hi, I have source MP4 files that have 3 distinct audio tracks. Track 0 = H264, AVC1, 709 color Track 1 = track 2 and 3 mixed together, AAC, 16 kHz, 32 bps Track 2 = audio from mic 1, AAC, 16 kHz, 32 b
Re: Compressing to MP4 without losing multitrack audio
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
You might be able to trim them in Telestream Switch Otherwise, I assume any good NLE will do this but perhaps Media Encoder doesn't handle it
Keep the camera originals or not - what say you?
by Tangier Clarke 4 months ago
Folks, this may be a non-starter and seemingly ridiculous question to even ask, yet I am curious what your thoughts are and why. As with many productions I sometimes we run up against budgets and the
Re: Keep the camera originals or not - what say you?
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
Tangier Clarke "It'd simply be in mov form and not camera card original form." But another NLE may not like the camera codec in a mov container. It's too hard to predict where the industry will years
How can I convert an HEVC video to work in FCP X that I'm running on Sierra?
by Noam Osband 5 months ago
Someone sent me a iPhone video to edit with. It's an HEVC file taken on an iPhone 8. I'm running OS Sierra so I can't import it. I can't even open it in QT. I can open it in QT 7. I tried converting i
Re: How can I convert an HEVC video to work in FCP X that I'm running on Sierra?
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
You can partition your hard drive so you can run two different operating systems. You're missing major improvements in FCPX.
SXS pro card driver
by sarah strunin 5 months ago
Help! Can't get my files from Sony SXS Pro cards. I m having trouble downloading the software for the SXS Pro card reader onto my Mac. I have a macOS Mojave Version 10.14.2 I ve tried multiple times.
Re: SXS pro card driver
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
Are the drivers Mojave compatible Sony is often far behind in OS compatibility on Mac.
Converting Prores RAW without loosing quality
by Grzegorz Kwiatkowski 5 months ago
We are shooting film with Sony FS7 + Atomos Shogun. We chose Prores RAW as our main format. As PCs or any other software except Final Cut X aren't capable of processing Prores RAW we need to convert a
Re: Converting Prores RAW without loosing quality
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
Grzegorz Kwiatkowski "We don't want to loose any bit of quality." Transcodes generally impact quality. They may not be observable and, with the right one, may have little impact on compositing or gra
Burn H.264 to Blu-ray without re-encode
by vishal gupta 6 months ago
Can i burn a H.264 video file to blu-ray without re-encoding it The audio file can be either aac or ac3. They can be separate files or combined as a mp4.
Re: Burn H.264 to Blu-ray without re-encode
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
A meaningful example. From this forum about 8 years ago.
Accumulating compressor mxf files
by Brian paterson 6 months ago
I have been trying to work out how to use compressor and to be honest it's not the most intuitive programme and things that I wanted to access were not obviously to hand. After many many hours of sear
Re: Accumulating compressor mxf files
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
Presets couldn't be much more intuitive and there's always the Help menu too. That links to the complete User Guide (manual).
Need advice with VirtualDub Encoding/Saving avi
by Adam Neznamy 6 months ago
Hello, im currently restoring few videos on virtual dub and i would want to know what is the best compression codec i can use. I can choose from those one: Currently im thinking about fraps one since
Re: Need advice with VirtualDub Encoding/Saving avi
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
It depends on what your intent is with the resultant files. VirtualDub hasn't been updated in more than five years and doesn't support some of the "modern" codecs preferred in typical video post produ
Is this list of crucial functionality seriously missing from FCPX?
by Omar Nabulsi 7 months ago
Hello friends, First time FCPX editor here. I have always heard how great FCPX is with regards to playback performance, and so I am deciding whether or not to use it for my next project, which is a fe
Re: Is this list of crucial functionality seriously missing from FCPX?
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
Omar Nabulsi "1. No way to name tracks (I.E. Audio Dialogue 1, Audio Dialogue 2, SFX, etc.)" You should probably buy the Ripple Training series but there are many free tutorials, including their basi
Is macOS Mojave Ready for FCPX?
by Ken Bennett 8 months ago
I never jump on the latest versions of anything due to those "untested bugs" that always pop up, but is the macOS Mojave update worthy to FCPX 10.4.4 What are the REAL benefits of Mojave Thanks. Ken B
Re: Is macOS Mojave Ready for FCPX?
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
Some people use plugins. I've see too many people upgrade an OS because FCPX works only to discover mission critical plugins break. Unless one is "plugin free" you really need to confirm with each dev
camera advice x2, continued
by Bob Cole 8 months ago
My main cameras: Sony EX-1R and Sony FS7-m2. I love the EX-1r and I respect the FS7. I am probably going to sell the FS7, as most of my jobs do not demand its level of sophistication, and it is harder
Re: camera advice x2, continued
by Craig Seeman 8 months ago
Bob Cole "CAMERA TWO 1. mirrorless camera for low-light settings 2. good auto-focus and auto-follow-focus in low light " Perhaps Sony A7III
Encoding Not Working Using QuickTime and Compressor
by Ted Martin 8 months ago
5I am using Compressor 4.4.1 to encode a 15 minute QuickTime (10.5) movie shared from Final Cut Pro (10.4.3) for DVD. I have used the Compressor DVD Creation settings for years without any issue. I ha
Re: Encoding Not Working Using QuickTime and Compressor
by Craig Seeman 8 months ago
Ted Martin "Duration: 14 minutes 56 seconds" That's reasonably short. My suggestion is to make create a New User Admin account and test in the new account. That will let you know if it's an account o
How to fix EX1 not powering up?
by Charlie Chang 9 months ago
My Sony PWM-EX1 is no longer powering up. Is there a way to fix If not, what services can I send for repair
Re: How to fix EX1 not powering up?
by Craig Seeman 9 months ago
Battery or AC or both. At one point I had this with batteries and, unfortunately, it required sending it off for repair to Sony.
Updates for Sony PXW-x70
by David Scherzer 9 months ago
HI, Have there been any firmware updates in the last year or so for this camera. The last update I did was to increase 4K to 100 MBPS. I don't see anything new on the SONY site. Thanks, David
Re: Updates for Sony PXW-x70
by Craig Seeman 9 months ago
The last X70 update was 3.0.2 which was an update relating to Ustream streaming https: pro.sony ue_US support software 1237495054166
Where to download old Quicktime 6.5?
by Michael Stewart 9 months ago
I need to install QT 6.5 on my old PowerMac G4. I'm happy to buy it, if I could just find it. I don't see it on Apple's website. I have QT 6.4 installed on the machine now, but need 6.5 in order to in
Re: Where to download old Quicktime 6.5?
by Craig Seeman 9 months ago
Power Mac G4 should be able to run OS 10.5 Leopard which supports Quicktime 7.6.4 which is still available. https: support.apple.com kb DL1033 locale=en_US
Data rescue and corrupted MXF
by Samuel Ab 10 months ago
Hey everyone, Here's my thing. Speaking of clip shot with FS7. My hard drive stopped working yesterday, I get it recognized but no way to get it mounted on the two Mac I tried. With Disk Drill I'm try
Re: Data rescue and corrupted MXF
by Craig Seeman 10 months ago
Samuel Ab "but, the others .mxf I finally recovered won't let them be played in Premiere or VLC. " How were these recovered Unless you used a utility that understand Sony's codec and metadata they ma
Vote for new forum name
by Herb Sevush 11 months ago
This forum's name will soon be changed. I'm proposing that all who are interested vote for the best possible name. I do not want any discussion or persuading in this thread, simply list the name you p
Re: Vote for new forum name
by Kathlyn Lindeboom 11 months ago
How about "ALL NLEs: The Great Debate"
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This forum's name will change to "Apple Talk" in the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 11 months ago
I wanted to inform the members of this forum that when we come up in the new system slated to premiere in October, this forum's name will change to Apple Talk because the current title has not worn we
Re: This forum's name will change to "Apple Talk" in the new system
by Bob Zelin 11 months ago
Hi - Andrew is being so politically correct and polite. The original point of this forum was to open a "boxing ring" for people that hated FCP X and wanted to express their opinions about this. Of cou
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Encoding service?
by David Taylor 11 months ago
I have a friend that's still editing a show on FCP6 (MacOs Sierra) and needs to output a MXF file for broadcast. We've had a little luck using the old Sony Content Browser(2.3.4) export with some work
Re: Encoding service?
by David Taylor 11 months ago
Just an update on this to mark it SOLVED. My friend was able to finally able to get a file to pass the system check that he compressed with Apple Compressor. According to him, you need to set the time
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FS5 with 28-135mm lens
by Joel Roberts 1 year ago
Hi Guys, Hope someone can help. I'm using a Sony 28-135mm lens on an FS5. They seem very compatible but often, mid-shoot, the iris will cease to become adjustable from the camera - the isis wheel on t
Re: FS5 with 28-135mm lens
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Doesn't seem to be any firmware update for that lens at the moment. I believe they do issue firmware updates though. https: esupport.sony.com US p model-home.pl mdl=SELP28135G&template_id=1®ion_id=
Upgrading our suites, seriously need some advice...
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
Hi guys... I'll probably post this in Premiere or elsewhere, but thought I'd ask in here first... hope this is not too long, bear with me. We're probably going to upgrade our two main suites this year
Re: Upgrading our suites, seriously need some advice...
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Have you tried 1080i59.54 out (that would be 1080 Broadcast) Of course 720p59.54 is for a select few networks but 1080i is more common.
HOW TO LIVESTREAM USING HVX 200 and Windows 10
by Brandon Holt 1 year ago
I'm new to video recording and needing to know the proper steps to take to be able to livestream using the panasonic hvx 200. I'm planning on using the Wirecast software to stream but have no idea on
Re: HOW TO LIVESTREAM USING HVX 200 and Windows 10
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
The Panasonic HVX 200 presents two serious problems. It does not have HDMI out. The Firewire out in HD is DVCProHD, not HDV so even most legacy Firewire devices often only supported DV or HDV. The cam
Synchronised slides separate frame with live video
by Nicolae Tiberius 2 years ago
Hi I have a client who would like an on demand video with synchronise slides inserted in a second frame and chapter markers. Is there an online streaming provider that allows me to do that I d use wir
Re: Synchronised slides separate frame with live video
by Craig Seeman 2 years ago
I remember seeing something like that back in the days of Windows Media Server. Perhaps contact Microsoft Azure to see if they support something like that. You'd need to generate the timing pulses as
Laptop
by Rich Rubasch 2 years ago
We are a mac shop but with streaming and everything we ask a laptop to do what is a great bulletproof platform for streaming Would like an Ethernet port for a direct cable connection to the network bu
Re: Laptop
by Craig Seeman 2 years ago
Rich Rubasch "Also, if you use a laptop, do you also use a second monitor for Wirecast windows, Little Snitch, the live feed etc Curious if the second screen is the answer or a second laptop like a M
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Wirecast, anyone?
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Hey all.... Would there happen to be any Wirecast experts (or just users) in here that I could hit up off forum for some techie advice I'm trying in desperation to get some IP cameras to work with it,
Re: Wirecast, anyone?
by Craig Seeman 2 years ago
I was sleeping in the cow patch https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 260 818
Getting IP cameras to work
by Todd Terry 2 years ago
Hey all... Are there any tips or tricks that I don't know about to get IP cameras to work with Wirecast Play I've tried everything I know, I have a couple of cameras that I'd like to feed into Wirecas
Re: Getting IP cameras to work
by Craig Seeman 2 years ago
There was a Wirecast Play Studio that has the same IP support as Wirecast Studio. No longer available though. Wirecast Cam should work with Wirecast Play. That's an iPhone app though. It can autodetec
YES Network Finds Success With Unique Content on Facebook Live - with Wirecast
by Craig Seeman 2 years ago
The show is a two-camera shoot and the digital team utilizes Telestream s WireCast solution to cut the show and generate on-screen graphics such as lower thirds, starting lineups, and additional stat
Building a custom scoreboard for Wirecast 7
by Ra Brown 2 years ago
Can anyone out there assist me in understanding how to build a custom scoreboard for Wirecast I have been to the Wirecast forum and it is still unclear how to do it.. I want to import my own custom gr
Re: Building a custom scoreboard for Wirecast 7
by Craig Seeman 2 years ago
SuiteCG gives you lots of tools to customize.
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 3 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net
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Client Email Generator
by Craig Seeman 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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
New Live Streaming Systems! Telestream Wirecast Gear
by Gary Bettan 3 years 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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News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 3 years 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 3 years ago
Elsewhere I just spotted this when Boris was asked, "...but suggested that the average FCPX user wasn't their target market."
Softboxes for LED panels like Aputure Amaran 672w or Yongnuo Y600/Y900
by David R. Falzarano 3 years 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 3 years 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)
OT: New KeyFlow Pro Top 5 Features coming in the next update
by John Davidson 3 years 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 3 years 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
Auto-renewable subscriptions coming soon to all categories on Apple's App Store
by Walter Soyka 3 years 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 3 years 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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OT - a new Barn?
by Steve Connor 3 years ago
Is it just me or are things a little.....different
Re: OT - a new Barn?
by Scott Witthaus 3 years 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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Camcorder VS DSLR
by Oliver Smith 3 years ago
I am just wondering what people generally use, a DSLR or a Camcorder or do you vary it on what type of event you are filming, I often see people using DSLR'S to film on yet wonder why I myself looked
Re: Camcorder VS DSLR
by Craig Seeman 3 years ago
Cameras have gotten so affordable there's no need for one size fits all unless you're on a really tight budget. I use Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Speedbooster when Depth of field control is i
What Ever Happened to Metadata?
by Simon Ubsdell 3 years ago
Starring Bins, Folders, Libraries, Events, Keyword Collections and more. I asked Bette Davis and Joan Crawford if they would appear but they said the story was too tragic for them, besides which they'
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Re: A nice long list of KeyFlow Pro functions
by John Davidson 3 years ago
KeyFlow is called a MAM but I feel that is misleading. Basically, it's a database of media and media locations with a lot of functions built-in. If you have a lot of old hard drives or archive drives
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Bidding on a webcast shoot where client insists I provide new internet connection
by Ned Miller 3 years ago
Hi guys, Don't know what to do here. I was asked to bid on a three day webcast where my Midwest live videotaping would interact with a west coast, live performing, trade show persona, 9X a day times t
Re: Bidding on a webcast shoot where client insists I provide new internet connection
by Craig Seeman 3 years ago
Ned Miller "I am worried about the one cell connection option" I would be too unless you can test the specific location in the building and under similar load conditions. You can get a great connecti
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