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iZotope RX8 Removes Direct FCPX Plug-In Support
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
iZotope RX8 Removes direct FCPX support. I inquired about this and received the following from their support. Some of the changes involved with the processing upgrades have made it a bit harder for Fi
Re: iZotope RX8 Removes Direct FCPX Plug-In Support
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
It seems that FXFactory CrumplePop and Acusonus have plugins that duplicate most of the functions of RX8 although, in total, can cost almost as much as RX8 Standard.
Recommended replacement apps for Photos/iPhotos libraries (large video files)
by Dave Rudolph 4 months ago
Please... what is your recommendation for an alternate application to replace Photos for my Photos iPhotos libraries I have had a pretty rough time consistently managing long videos that were taken wi
Re: Recommended replacement apps for Photos/iPhotos libraries (large video files)
by Craig Seeman 4 months ago
There's nothing else like it in this price range. I use it to keep track of my video clips going back years. I make small proxies and I can scan through, find what I want, and know which drive has the
Is FCPX on iOS pointless?
by Oliver Peters 5 months ago
If you look at LumaFusion 2.3, it would seem like LumaTouch has long since beaten Apple to the punch. I'm not sure what FCPX would bring to the table on an iPad. https: youtu.be D7TyKpfORc8 - Oliver O
Re: Is FCPX on iOS pointless?
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
Interesting that the opposite will soon be possible. With Big Sur on Apple Silicon, LumaFusion will run on Macs. It would seem that LumaFusion may become an alternative to FCPX over time.
Thunderbolt will Iive on with Apple Silicon Macs
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
Apple promises to support Thunderbolt on its new ARM Macs One might assume (hope) it'll be TB4 Thunderbolt 4, in particular, offers the same 40 Gbps speeds that Thunderbolt 3 had offered, but adds eve
Re: Thunderbolt will Iive on with Apple Silicon Macs
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
I think this is a useful brief overview of the small differences between USB4 and TB4 https: www.youtube.com watch v=cvbgI2YAEeE
Apple WWDC 2020
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
If you want to keep up on WWDC - June 22 https: developer.apple.com wwdc20 https: developer.apple.com - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Apple WWDC 2020
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
I thought it was interesting that iOS and iPadOS apps would be able to run on Mac. I got the impression that Rosetta 2 would help with plugin compatible even as the apps themselves were native. Still
iZotope RX5 in FCPX cuts off end of audio
by Craig Seeman 4 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 6 months ago
It seems Acusonus and Crumplepop have been doing versions of some of the more common iZotope plugins for FXFactory for FCPX.
New forum name!
by Michael Hancock 6 months ago
I just realized that the name of this forum has changed from FCPX Debates to Creative Community Conversations. Nice! ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
Re: New forum name!
by Craig Seeman 6 months ago
FCPX 10.5 will come out and all hell will break loose again.
Compressing MTS files to mp4 - taking over 40 hours to compress on a trash can!
by Ariane Fisher 7 months ago
I have files shot on a Canon Vixia that are MTS. I need to get them compressed and onto my website in mp4 format. (I have an online storyboard where my clients can pick the scenes for the edited video
Re: Compressing MTS files to mp4 - taking over 40 hours to compress on a trash can!
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
Nothing you're doing is inherently wrong. The Trash Can has Xeon processors so it doesn't have hardware accelerated encoding so H.264 encoding is very slow compared to a comparable MBP or iMac. Even t
Logic Pro massive update to 10.5
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
Apple unleashes massive new update for Logic Pro X with Live Loops and more
Re: Logic Pro massive update to 10.5
by Brad Hurley 7 months ago
To be fair, the xml for fcpx hasn t changed in 2 years. The fact that they have a new version suggests 10.5 could be a big update.
ARM based Mac late this year, early next.
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
It pops up as part of other discussion but there more about that in this article and in this one as well.
Re: ARM based Mac late this year, early next.
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
Since no one nibbled I'll add: Given the discussion of FCPX for iOS and that such devices use ARM processors and Apple seems to be moving towards a macOS running on ARM processors one might speculate
PTZ Camera Suggestion
by Marc Buhmann 8 months ago
I work for a government entity, and due to federal rules we're not allowed to use cameras manufactured in China. Can anyone recommend a PTZ camera that is manufactured somewhere else that is compatibl
Re: PTZ Camera Suggestion
by Craig Seeman 8 months ago
With so many things with parts coming from China, it may be hard to know any that are 100% exclusive of anything from China.
Remove flicker from internal lighting
by Chris Dutton 9 months ago
Hi I have tried duplicating the clip, putting it above at 50% but for some reason a few clips are not working still. I use this on a few in the past and it was great. Do you know of any plugins other
Re: Remove flicker from internal lighting
by Craig Seeman 9 months ago
Only budget option I know of. https: www.yourseedmedia.com seed-de-flicker $29
Sony FS5/Shogun/Prores Raw PROBLEM!!!
by Chris Boy 10 months ago
Good Morning! I have a problem I'm running into with being able to import Apple Prores RAW files into Premiere Pro. The footage was shot on a Sony FS5 and recorded externally with an Atomos Shogun Ing
Re: Sony FS5/Shogun/Prores Raw PROBLEM!!!
by Craig Seeman 10 months ago
Support has been announced but I'm not sure if it's been implemented. I'm not sure if Adobe had announced a date yet.
Is ProRes needed?
by Peter Robertson 10 months ago
Hi ProRes used to be recommended as an editing codec. The reason being that real time playback in an nle was possible. I am now editing all my multicam projects directly in the native camera codec wit
Re: Is ProRes needed?
by Craig Seeman 10 months ago
Peter Robertson "ProRes used to be recommended as an editing codec" It still is. Peter Robertson "There is no need to transcode to ProRes" Which is also true in many cases. It depends on your compute
Pulling my hair out over Frame Rate problem!
by Jonas Frisk 1 year ago
Explaining the setup: So I work as an editor for a Youtuber and for convenience he has now changed his setup. He used to film with his camera straight to memory card and send me that + whatever screen
Re: Pulling my hair out over Frame Rate problem!
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Open the clip in Quicktime and see what frame rate it reports in its Movie Inspector. Some recording programs actually have a variable frame rate to maintain smooth motion. They do this to avoid the s
FCPX & Blackmagic Raw workflows?
by Jeff Kirkland 1 year ago
Hi All, Just wondering what workflows people are using when dealing with Blackmagic Raw I've got a short film shot in braw and I really want to edit it in FCPX. I'm assuming proxies and XML will get m
Re: FCPX & Blackmagic Raw workflows?
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
From what I've heard the hold up is on Blackmagic's side, not Apple's. Note that the BRAW plugin used in Premiere and Avid are developed by Blackmagic. It's entirely possible that Blackmagic would pre
silent film frame rates (and original look) in FCPX Project
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Silent Films generally were 16fps or 18fps (and hand-cranked). BMPCC 4K and 6K can shoot at those frame rates (obviously in a 24fps "flagged" file and I want to ignore the flag). During that period, t
4k or 1080 bitrate
by Derek Charles 1 year ago
My computer lags when editing my 4k footage, so I just edit on a 1080 timeline and render out 1080 file to work with before the editing even takes place...- I do this because shooting in 4k to 1080 is
Re: 4k or 1080 bitrate
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Less chroma information means artifacts or banding depending on what you're adjusting. Noise generally increases because encoding removes "like, constant" data and leaves random data (noise).
Flow Transition
by Winston A. Cely 1 year ago
Hey folks, I have an interview where I used a Flow transition to cover a small jump cut. It worked perfectly! That is, it worked perfectly until I put a blank adjustment layer over the transition. I w
Re: Flow Transition
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
You're welcome of course. I find Apple's Flow to "break" often, becoming just a dissolve. MotionVFX MorphCut plugin works consistently.
decompression or repairing compressed file
by Chris Kellam 1 year ago
Hello, I've got a few videos on youtube that I have lost the source for. I need parts of the video and was thinking of pulling it from youtube. But of course it's been compressed by youtube. Is there
Re: decompression or repairing compressed file
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
That depends on the issues you see. Generally, there's a quality cost if you're seeing something like banding and trying to fix it for example.
Multiple HDMI cameras, Wirecast and Teradek encoder - Will this work?
by Michael Kellam 1 year ago
Hi, I have a streaming workflow in mind but am wondering if it is likely to work or if there is something else I need. I would like to input 2-3 HDMI cameras into my Macbook Pro, switch them in Wireca
Re: Multiple HDMI cameras, Wirecast and Teradek encoder - Will this work?
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Michael Kellam "Does this sound like a workable workflow " Absolutely. Michael Kellam "I am concerned about whether Wirecast and the Macbook pro can handle 2-3 HDMI cameras " That depends on the CPU
Need to Replicate an Effect Done in a Photo in FCPX
by Chris Campbell 1 year ago
Hello Creative Cow, So I'm working on a video for the two gentlemen in the photo here. I would ideally like to replicate the effect of this picture in FCPX but I'm drawing a blank on how to do it best
Re: Need to Replicate an Effect Done in a Photo in FCPX
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
One possibility is in Fxfactory Sheffield Artitude https: fxfactory.com info artitude
MacCaption
by Brad Starkey 1 year 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 year 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
MPEG Streamclip Encoding Loop
by Nathan McAlpine 9 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
SXS pro card driver
by sarah strunin 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
camera advice x2, continued
by Bob Cole 2 years 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 2 years 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
How to fix EX1 not powering up?
by Charlie Chang 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
I was sleeping in the cow patch https: forums.creativecow.net readpost 260 818
Getting IP cameras to work
by Todd Terry 3 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 3 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 3 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
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 4 years ago
https: forums.creativecow.net
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Client Email Generator
by Craig Seeman 4 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
New Live Streaming Systems! Telestream Wirecast Gear
by Gary Bettan 4 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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