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Sony XD Cam PXW-x70 - How do I get wide shots?
by Dionne Knapp 2 hours 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 minutes ago
B&H lists this Wide Angle Adaptor for the X70 I see this wide angle convertor on Amazon Also this on Amazon
Apple original content
by Oliver Peters 3 days ago
With the buzz about possible original Apple content coming down the pike, you gotta wonder whether the post teams for such shows would be "encouraged" to use Apple hardware and specifically FCPX. - Ol
Re: Apple original content
by Craig Seeman 19 hours ago
Bill Davis "I currently have access to 4 paid content subscription services. Some shows show up on all of them - some on one or two - some are exclusive to only one - and some shows I hear about and
Change MXF recording on Sony PXW X70?
by Dionne Knapp 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 month 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago
Sorry for the off-topic, but someone could restore this video https: youtu.be V1LbDGoQrN4
Re: Restoration
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks 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
Apple Compressor 4.0
by Fred Bruder 2 weeks ago
Members: HELP! I've run into a problem with Compressor 4.0 in the encoding phase. I've looked thru the posts and tried whatever suggestions were there but no luck. I've tried several different project
Re: Apple Compressor 4.0
by Craig Seeman 2 weeks ago
The current version of Compressor is 4.3. Perhaps you should update. Updates include bug fixes.
Handbrake is finally out of beta after 13 years!
by Craig Seeman 3 weeks ago
https: handbrake.fr news.php article=37 Interesting features to me are BT.2020 color space support and Intel Quicksync for H.265 with Skylake CPUs.
Client Email Generator
by Craig Seeman 4 weeks 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
9to5 Mac Opinion piece on Secrecy
by Craig Seeman 4 weeks ago
Opinion: Apple s product secrecy may create magic, but lack of transparency on upgrade cycles creates frustration https: 9to5mac.com 2016 12 20 opinion-apple-secrecy
Re: 9to5 Mac Opinion piece on Secrecy
by Craig Seeman 4 weeks ago
Actually it seems only the phones have something resembling a schedule. Even the iPad series is irregular. Regarding Computers you'd think there'd be a pattern relative to Intel chip releases but that
Does anyone have issues with FCPX 10.3 and Izotope RX5 Plugin Pack Demo?
by Peter Drobinski 2 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: Does anyone have issues with FCPX 10.3 and Izotope RX5 Plugin Pack Demo?
by Craig Seeman 4 weeks ago
I will be a nudge. I do hope others file cases as well. I know that's what developers look when the determine priority to fix issues. Those purchasing their Plugin Package should be livid since it ser
iZotope RX5 in FCPX cuts off end of audio
by Craig Seeman 2 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Episode will be no more
by holden crawford 5 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 5 months ago
Telestream Cloud http: cloud.telestream.net and http: www.telestream.net pdfs datasheets dat-TelestreamCloud.pdf
Sony PXW-X70 Version 3 Firmware Update available.
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
US Site https: www.servicesplus.sel.sony.com SoftwareFreeDownload.aspx Although you may need to start here and in search enter PXW-x70 https: www.servicesplus.sel.sony.com sony-software.aspx Once down
Re: Sony PXW-X70 Version 3 Firmware Update available.
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
There are a number of reports of bricked cameras on the Sony X70 Facebook User Group. I think more people are successful than not but it seems even those that brick the cameras are following Sony's in
Softboxes for LED panels like Aputure Amaran 672w or Yongnuo Y600/Y900
by David R. Falzarano 6 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 11 months 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
OT - a new Barn?
by Steve Connor 8 months ago
Is it just me or are things a little.....different
Re: OT - a new Barn?
by Scott Witthaus 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
You may need to adjust Container Transport Rate.
Camcorder VS DSLR
by Oliver Smith 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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
FS5: No proxy timecode in Quicktime 7
by Andy Moore 9 months ago
The FS5 .mp4 proxies display timecode in Catalyst Browse and Adobe Prelude but not Quicktime pro, which is the only program our transcribers use. With hours of interviews, I'm forced to re-compress th
Re: FS5: No proxy timecode in Quicktime 7
by Craig Seeman 9 months ago
On the Windows side of things Quicktime 7 would pretty much be no go even to have. http: 9to5mac.com 2016 04 14 quicktime-for-windows-update and http: blog.trendmicro.com urgent-call-action-uninstall-
KeyFlow Pro
by Oliver Peters 10 months 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 10 months 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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iPad screen recording
by Todd Terry 10 months ago
Hey kids... There are probably far far more appropriate forums on the COW for this question, but I thought I'd ask my friends in here first because I bet someone here knows (and you are the guys I kno
Re: iPad screen recording
by Craig Seeman 10 months ago
Telestream ScreenFlow can record iOS screens. Device must have a Lightening connector, not the older dock connector. It can export ProRes 4444 for editing in a professional NLE although it does have s
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NYC May Pass "Freelance Isn't Free Act" To H*lp Screwed-Over Freelancers
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
Interesting attempt to provide more protections for freelancers against late pay, none paying clients. ______ NYC May Pass "Freelance Isn't Free Act" To Help Screwed-Over Freelancers http: gothamist.c
Re: NYC May Pass "Freelance Isn't Free Act" To H*lp Screwed-Over Freelancers
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
Perhaps you think it's just the freelancers who are complaining "These late and lower payments have often prevented Harmon from paying both her rent and tuition at her son s private school on time. Fo
Larry Jordan says Goodbye
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
Larry Jordan, one of the prominent FCP trainers is closing his business. Excerpts and link to the article. ____ The Time Has Come to Say Goodbye for a while it became a Bridge Too Far in that it never
Re: Larry Jordan says Goodbye
by Mark Suszko 11 months ago
If you guys can find it in your heart to buy something and help Larry out, I'd appreciate it. Not for me, but because he's freaking Larry Jordan. He's helped thousands make a living at this game. It's
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Craig Seeman liked this 11 months ago
Larry Jordan
by Bob Cole 11 months ago
Like many of you, I learned today that Larry Jordan is folding his company. This was sad news, because he was the source of much good advice, although I have to guiltily admit that I can't recall actu
Re: Larry Jordan
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
walter biscardi "Folks like MixingLight.com are the rare exception with three insanely talented artists putting incredible information up there each week." I think there's a nugget in there with "thr
Episode Engine 7.0 upgrade
by Jeff Handy 11 months ago
The basic info on Telestream's page is not convincing enough, on its own, for us to upgrade from 6.4. Anyone happen to have any benchmarking data to support their claim: Faster and better: 64-bit tech
Re: Episode Engine 7.0 upgrade
by Craig Seeman 11 months ago
With Episode Engine the number of cores and the number of simultaneous encodes are a factor. For example, one may not seem much difference on a single encode but might see a notable difference with mu
fcpxfree.com is now live!
by Shane Bhatla 12 months ago
We, at Coremelt, have been working away on a new resource for FCP X users for a while. Now open, http: www.fcpxfree.com . A comprehensive directory of every free resource, templates, plugins, tutorial
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Re: fcpxfree.com is now live!
by Craig Seeman 12 months ago
There's Toolfarm for commercial plugins although not FCPX specific. http: www.toolfarm.com They do have an FCPX category. http: www.toolfarm.com products category 3502 all template=tile&category=&vari
embedding closed captions in an MPEG2 video stream through Episode Pro
by Harry Brockman 1 year ago
We need to deliver 28:30 shows to Extreme Reach (large TV distributor) in MPEG2 with embedded closed captions. We know this cannot be done through Media Encoder So we are using the Telestream episode
Re: embedding closed captions in an MPEG2 video stream through Episode Pro
by Craig Seeman 1 year ago
SD files are often MPEG-PS. As previously states there should be no issue doing that in Telestream Episode Pro.
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