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How to get progressive h.264 mp4 video from Final cut pro X
by Yngvar Natland 1 week ago
I didnt find this info readily available, and I spent some time figuring it out, so I thought I would just share it: For mp4 h.264 video, the compressor uses the settings from the project to determine
Re: How to get progressive h.264 mp4 video from Final cut pro X
by Craig Seeman 1 week ago
Yngvar Natland "check whether the project is set to interlaced or progressive (i.e. x720i or x720p)." Perhaps a hypothetical but not real. While 1080 can be p or i, 720 should always be progressive a
match Sony-ex1r with Sony-vg20
by tasos papadiotis 3 weeks ago
Hello Can someone help me to match Sony-ex1r with Sony-vg20 If it can be done
Re: match Sony-ex1r with Sony-vg20
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
You can get close. You MUST have the tools and the skill though. Before the shoot, setup the cameras at a common target, look at output on scopes (laptop running such software for example) and adjust
Sony PXW-X70 XAVC
by Sejin Kim 3 weeks ago
I am wondering what is the storage media that must be used to record XAVC MXF footage. I have Class 10 SD cards that should be capable, but the camera apparently doesn't think so. Any help would be ap
Re: Sony PXW-X70 XAVC
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
Rating and reality don't always match. Depends on brand and it depends on source. Cards can be counterfeit for example.
mixing DSLR footage with XDCAM footage....
by wendy andersen 3 weeks ago
Hi, I edit with FCPX. I have just been delivered footage - about 50% each - from a DSLR Canon, and and XDCAM Sony... the colours of the DSLR look comparatively flat - and the shots in low light are re
Re: mixing DSLR footage with XDCAM footage....
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
There are so many variables that there's no "automatic" way to do this. I'd recommend using ColorGradingCenteral's Color Finale Pro because it has curves and vector controls which give you far more pr
Sony Content Browser 2 doesn't work with new MAC OS 10.12.4 update....Update
by Bill Griffin 4 weeks ago
Hello all.... Any update on this issue I still use Content Browser to transcode raw BPAV files into .mov for Final Cut Pro. But I do need to update my Mac, but I don't want to loose the use of CB2, as
Re: Sony Content Browser 2 doesn't work with new MAC OS 10.12.4 update....Update
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
Catalyst Browse is compatible with Sierra (10.12.x) so why would you need Content Browser Compare features http: www.sonycreativesoftware.com catalystbrowse compare
Grainless Export Settings From Premiere to Youtube
by Cooper Meyer 4 weeks ago
URGENT! I've got a video consisting of AVCHD shots that has some slight grain colour breakup in the highlights midtones, and it looks fine upon my regular Match Source - High Bitrate H.264 export from
Re: Grainless Export Settings From Premiere to Youtube
by Craig Seeman 4 weeks ago
Issues like this are often due to how YouTube's encoders handles the complexity around certain areas which include gradients and shadows or high contrast edges. You can try uploading a ProRes file but
Digital Anarchy Premiere Pro Transcription at 7¢/minute
by Craig Seeman 4 weeks ago
Digital Anarchy Transcriptive automatic transcription plugin NAB 2017 http: www.newsshooter.com 2017 04 27 digital-anarchy-transcriptive-nab-2017 Could really use something at that price for FCPX. Nor
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OT Resolve 14
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
BMD press conference will be on shortly but a number of pictures have been appearing on forums showing that it now has a "Fairlight" tab!
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Re: OT Resolve 14
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Shawn Miller "The audio and performance enhancements are insane!" Now we know how they're using their Fairlight acquisition.
AMD launches extremely fast Radeon Pro Duo dual-GPU graphics card
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
AMD launches extremely fast Radeon Pro Duo dual-GPU graphics card http: www.redsharknews.com technology item 4545-amd-radeon-pro-duo Perhaps this is what we'll see (or the subsequent generation) in ne
Re: AMD launches extremely fast Radeon Pro Duo dual-GPU graphics card
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Steve Connor "Nice! Will we be able to squeeze one of these into a late model cheesegrater Mac Pro " ... Or the new Toaster Oven Mac Pro that will replace the Trashcan.
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Worx4 X - a way to trim Project media
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
People have been asking for this feature in FCPX for a long time. It took a third party to do it. Of course Apple will promptly including it in the next major update Worx4 X Note the limitations thoug
Re: Worx4 X - a way to trim Project media
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Noah Kadner "I don't follow how that's Apple's fault." It's not Apple's fault but given that many cameras record in Long GOP, Apple decided not to complicate things (IMHO). Hence no media manage feat
Does anyone have issues with FCPX 10.3 and Izotope RX5 Plugin Pack Demo?
by Peter Drobinski 6 months ago
Good morning from (slightly) snowy Sheffield UK! I am running FCPX 10.3 with Sierra, and have downloaded a trial version of Izotope's RX5 Plugin Pack to see how it performs with de-clicking and noise
Re: iZotope 6
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
I don't get the strategy of selling plugins that don't work properly. I believe one change from Plugin Pack to Elements is that Elements now has a separate editor like RX Standard does.
FCPX 10.3.3 released
by Jeremy Garchow 1 month ago
As well as Motion 5.3.1 No linkable release notes that I can find, yet.
Re: FCPX 10.3.3 released
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
I also experienced the issue with the Flow transition. It seems intermittent. Sometimes removing and reapplying appears to improved it's behavior. I contacted Apple FCPX Support. They asked for and I
NO AUDIO : Canon 5D Mark III + BMD Ultrastudio Mini Recorder + Wirecast
by Jérôme Bouquillon 1 month ago
Hi Everyone, Thanks in advance for your time and precious advices. And sorry if there is any spelling mistakes, english is not my first language. So I often use Wirecast with the Mini recorder and the
Re: NO AUDIO : Canon 5D Mark III + BMD Ultrastudio Mini Recorder + Wirecast
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
First make sure you are using Blackmagic driver 10.8.6 which is the current version. Then check in Blackmagic Media Express to see if you get audio from the camera. It's quite possible audio is not be
Apple's Clips Video App for iOS Released
by Noah Kadner 2 months ago
http: appleinsider.com articles 17 04 06 apple-launches-new-social-focused-clips-video-editing-app-for-iphone-ipad https: itunes.apple.com us app clips id1212699939 mt=8 Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow
Re: Apple's Clips Video App for iOS Released
by Craig Seeman 1 month ago
Robin S. Kurz "Imagine having just that, the realtime transcription, in X. Seriously. " Perhaps this is the "testing grounds" for them to implement in FCPX at a later date... in some ways like iMovie
DOF on the Sony PXW-Z150
by Michael Slowe 2 months ago
Shallow DOF is proving quite elusive with the new Sony PXW-Z150 camera, do any other users find the same Although there is a one inch sensor, as opposed to the half inch on the EX cameras, the DOF app
Re: DOF on the Sony PXW-Z150
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
F4 and I was probably 15 feet from the stage.
Denoising to save file size vs add grain to break banding in compression
by Josh Williams 2 months ago
Hello, I am forever trying to work out the best workflow start to finish to end up with videos on YT (and to some extent Vimeo). I am learning about how much space de noising can save, which as far as
Re: Denoising to save file size vs add grain to break banding in compression
by Craig Seeman 2 months ago
Modern codecs and with modern bandwidth these are becoming much less of an issue. Banding can be a problem at lower data rates. Yet, noise can result in less efficient encoding since encoders are desi
Tony Scott hand crank effect in FCPX
by dallas kruse 2 months 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 2 months ago
Maybe Boris Continuum or Red Giant Universe
CHALLENGED! Making transition from FCP7 to FCPX
by Jerry Jones 2 months 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 2 months ago
Final Cut Pro X for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors
Trying to contact DV Creators
by Rick Tejada Flores 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months ago
Try DigitalAnarchy FlickerFree Works in After Effects, Premiere Pro, FCP X, Avid, Resolve or Vegas.
repairing MXF files
by Michael Wood 3 months 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 3 months 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 9 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 4 months ago
Have you looked into Telestream Cloud which is different than Vantage http: cloud.telestream.net https: vimeo.com 176483807
Creative COW Forums
by Creative COW 11 months ago
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Telestream Episode sales ends today Jan 31 2017
by Craig Seeman 4 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
iTunes Video and Audio Asset Guide
by Reda Alouache 5 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago
Sorry for the off-topic, but someone could restore this video https: youtu.be V1LbDGoQrN4
Re: Restoration
by Craig Seeman 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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
New Live Streaming Systems! Telestream Wirecast Gear
by Gary Bettan 8 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 8 months ago
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 9 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 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 9 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 11 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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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OT - a new Barn?
by Steve Connor 12 months ago
Is it just me or are things a little.....different
Re: OT - a new Barn?
by Scott Witthaus 12 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 12 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 12 months ago
You may need to adjust Container Transport Rate.
Camcorder VS DSLR
by Oliver Smith 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Andy Field 1 year ago
What's up with that http: www.provideocoalition.com creative-cloud-trial-reduction
Re: CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
My own wild 2 . Adobe makes these decisions because there's money involved. Perhaps people were using the 30 day trial to open and edit old Premiere Pro, After Effects, InDesign projects and avoid the
Non-webcam as webcam
by Todd Terry 1 year ago
So totally off forum topic, and I should probably ask this on the Web Streaming forum (and I still might) but there seems to be little to no activity over there, though I'd thought I'd ask in here fir
Re: Non-webcam as webcam
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
Todd Terry "I think the Blackmagic recorder is Thunderbolt only, the last time I even touched an Apple product was when helping someone move an old Mac years ago... all PC here. " Several PCs are usi
ProRes Film vs Video
by David Mathis 1 year ago
I do realize this is probably an idiot question so apologies in advance. Seeing that Cinema DNG files are not supported natuvely in FCP X at the moment I am considering a ProRes workflow shooting in t
Re: ProRes Film vs Video
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
I shoot with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera quit a bit. I avoid cDNG for the most part. I can see it's value in broadcast or film work where you may have to push things very hard. You can push thin
KeyFlow Pro
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
http: www.keyflowpro.com Anyone using this Results Thoughts Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: KeyFlow Pro
by Robin S. Kurz 1 year ago
Craig Seeman "Perhaps my concerns are not common but it can't read FCPX Camera Archives." Not uncommon, since that is one of my biggest gripes at the moment also, yes. I really don't understand why i
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