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Dave Brandt

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July 28th 2007
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Adobe put me out of business today - old activation issue
by Rich Brown 10 months ago
Wow, didn't see this coming. I am a small one man business producing Personal History productions - 14 yrs in business. In 2004 I bought the Matrox RTX100 with Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 and built an XP b
Re: Adobe put me out of business today - old activation issue
by Dave Brandt 10 months ago
PM me, I may be able to help www.BrandtStudios.ie Macbook Pro Retina 15" i7 2.7 16GB Early 2013 PC i7 32GB Self Build FCPX LogicX Adobe CC Vegas 12 Nuendo 4
Imported audio levels 8-10dB lower in FCPX...
by Michael Lynch 2 years ago
Original audio recorded at -10 to -12 in XDCAM. Opening file in FCP3 - audio levels average -12. Open the same file in FCPX audio levels are -20 to -30. This is a real pain when outputting the master
Re: Imported audio levels 8-10dB lower in FCPX...
by Dave Brandt 2 years ago
as Jeremy said, but also change the pan mode to stereo l r if it is set to none. I found this makes a big difference in dual mono recordings which always default to none, and even if i raise the gain
Titles duration
by Fernando Kanano 3 years ago
Hello. New to FCPX coming from FCP7. I'm editing a video where I have talking heads, and I added text (titles) to each person. The title generator I selected adds an edge wipe in and out effect, and i
Re: Titles duration
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
Build in Mandatory means it will always animate in, Build in optional presents a tick box to Final cut where you can choose to have the animation on or off Dave www.BrandtStudios.ie Macbook Pro Retina
Why do multiple projects open at once?
by David Powell 3 years ago
And more importantly how do I stop this behavior I thought "libraries" eliminated the need for event manager. When I click on a library I'm getting the past 3 or so that I opened before it. This is no
Re: Why do multiple projects open at once?
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
I find library manager great for this purpose. Not only does it let you see all your libraries in one place instead of digging around in the finder, but you can delete render and optimised media files
Backing Up Final Cut Pro X Events/Libraries/Projects
by Chris Green 3 years ago
Hi everyone I recently updated to FCPX 10.1. I want to take projects that I have finished, saved on one external HDD, and move everything, including the original RAW data to a backup drive. I used to
Re: Backing Up Final Cut Pro X Events/Libraries/Projects
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
I use an app called sync folders pro. It will sync 2 folders and all their content in either direction. I use it to back up my working directory on internal MacBook to my raid in the office. Once I ha
Mirroring libraries for sharing projects?
by James Culbertson 3 years ago
New upgraded to v10.1: Can I copy a library (to another computer) at the finder level in order to create mirrored events for sharing projects back and forth, or should I do this only from within FCPX
Re: Mirroring libraries for sharing projects?
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
Hi James, Yes, the application I use looks inside the library package at finder level. I keep all media inside it, I back up the entire client folder to keep all the other stuff in sync aswell such as
Screen Recorder
by David Mathis 3 years ago
Looking at doing a few how to videos but looking for a high quality screen recording software that will be less than $50 USD, if at all possible. Thanks!
Re: Screen Recorder
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
We use iShowU HD. Does sound, mouse cursor etc and all for $29.99 www.BrandtStudios.ie Macbook Pro Retina 15" i7 2.7 16GB Early 2013 PC i7 32GB Self Build FCPX LogicX Adobe CC Vegas 12 Nuendo 4
Protocol for Backing up work in FCPX 10.1.1
by Jack Niedenthal 3 years ago
I just upgraded from FCPX 10.0.9 to 10.1.1. Before, when I would finish working on a project or adding event files, I would close FCPX, open a second external hard drive, and then copy any new project
Re: Protocol for Backing up work in FCPX 10.1.1
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
I use sync folders pro. I have a project folder on my working drive. In it is everything related to the project, graphics, after effects, scripts etc. and my fcpx library with all media in it. At the
Select and Deselect tracks
by Russell Hossain 3 years ago
How to select and deselect all tracks in timeline It's killing me. rslhossain
Re: Select and Deselect tracks
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
Shift Click db www.BrandtStudios.ie Macbook Pro Retina 15" i7 2.7 16GB Early 2013 PC i7 32GB Self Build FCPX LogicX Adobe CC Vegas 12 Nuendo 4
Best way to edit 1080p 29.97fps DSLR footage in 720p sequence
by Darren Breckles 3 years ago
Title basically says it. I know there are various ways to solve this but as the video is due I would rather ask and be sure then head down the wront path. So the problem is that I shot in 1920 x 1080
Re: Best way to edit 1080p 29.97fps DSLR footage in 720p sequence
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
Hi Darren, That's the way I have do it numerous times. works well and gives good options to zoom etc. Just watch out for the 'scale to sequence' settings on the clips you want to zoom! Dave www.Brandt
Can I make a stereo sequence mono or do I have to re-edit all the audio?
by Christine Edwards 3 years ago
I've made a bunch of multicam clips and cut them int oatimeline, but I'm realizing now I should have broken the audio into dual mono so I can get rid of the off mic track. Is there a way to do this or
Re: Can I make a stereo sequence mono or do I have to re-edit all the audio?
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
Hi Christine. There is an effect in the audio effects section called 'fill left' and 'fill right' apply this to your clip to fill the respective audio channel with the other. It's a bit confusing and
A demo of increasing FCPX sluggishness - thoughts?
by Doug Suiter 3 years ago
*I posted this earlier to an incorrect part of COW - fixing it by posting here* Hi all - FCPX user here. I made the following video to demonstrate the sluggishness of the FCPX UI that I am experiencin
Re: A demo of increasing FCPX sluggishness - thoughts?
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
Hi Doug. Definitely seeing this aswell. Restart helps but only a little and as the project gets more complex it helps less and less. Inspector closed makes little difference, and I need it open most o
Decklink Mini Monitor not recognized in Hackintosh
by Roy Sun 3 years ago
Hi everyone So I bought this decklink and tried so hard to install on my hackintosh but I searched all the posts never finds a way to work, The system just don't recognize it. so my system info is: Gi
Re: Decklink Mini Monitor not recognized in Hackintosh
by Dave Brandt 3 years ago
Hi, I have had the same problem before, although not on hackintosh but on windows 7. I had bought 3 different BMD deck link cards and one of them (mini monitor) just didn't show up no matter what. I r
FCX 10.1 and HDMI
by Don Smith 4 years ago
By what I read it appears that the latest MacBook Pro and the new Mac Pro can be used by FCPX 10.1 to natively use the HDMI port as a timeline video output to a video monitor. My Thunderbolt mid-2012
Re: FCX 10.1 and HDMI
by Dave Brandt 4 years ago
I can confirm that this works quite well. I used to use premiere to feed VTs into our Black Magic Atem but have used FCPX 10.1 on 2 gigs so far and it went off without a hitch. I didn't render out a m
audio gain keyboard shortcut
by brian mclean 4 years ago
Is there a keyboard shortcut to increase audio gain for Premiere pro I know i can set a custom keyboard short cut to open the audio gain window, but I do not see a way to increase audio again by +1 or
Re: audio gain keyboard shortcut
by Dave Brandt 4 years ago
This is possible in the new premiere cc. It works just like fcp used to, you can increase clip gain by increments with a keyboard shortcut. Dave www.SolidMedia.ie Macbook Pro 17" i7 2.2 8GB PC i7 32GB
ATEM Television Studio playing in VT
by Tom Payne 4 years ago
Hi, So I have a Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio that I use to mix 4 cameras live and then send this into wirecast to stream live on YouTube. Currently I cut VT packages in using wirecast but as you
Re: ATEM Television Studio playing in VT
by Dave Brandt 4 years ago
Hi Tom, We don't have freeze frame or countdown. Resolume is super responsive and plays back immediately so we can rely on human touch. Basically one person operates the switcher with one hand and tri
Find audio back from unlinked clips
by Willem Scholtes 4 years ago
Hi there, I was wondering this for a long time. When i have a clip in my timeline, but i dont think i need the audio i unlink it and throw away the audio in the timeline. BUT when i later realize that
Re: Find audio back from unlinked clips
by Dave Brandt 4 years ago
Use the match frame command (default is f) make sure your correct track is highlighted. This will open The original clip on exactly the same frame as your timeline. Edit in just the audio and there yo
Yesterday, for the first time, just for a while, I found myself wishing I had FCPX
by Derek Andonian 4 years ago
Yes, you read that right. It only lasted a while, and FCPX as a whole is still not my cup of tea, but there are parts of it- namely, the "multiple in and out areas per clip" feature that have become v
Re: Yesterday, for the first time, just for a while, I found myself wishing I had FCPX
by Dave Brandt 4 years ago
Hi Chris, It's just the way i work with long interviews. If I have a bin full of small clips that are labelled according to what is said in them I can construct a story out of that much easier than go
Anyone upgrade instead of clean install Mountain Lion?
by Chris Borjis 4 years ago
Curious if the consensus about upgrading vs clean install is different with the latest OS X. I know in the past with leopard upgraded to snow leopard it caused some to see the spinning beach ball at t
Re: Anyone upgrade instead of clean install Mountain Lion?
by Dave Brandt 4 years ago
I upgraded from 10.7 lion to 10.8 mountain lion and everything went super smooth. In the past I always did clean installs, but I thought I'd give it a shot this time. It also fixed a few weird things
Export problem
by Thais Campos 4 years ago
Hi, I'm facing a very weird situation here. I have an old video that I imported to edit on Premiere only the first 10 seconds to change a title. When I export the project with any widescreen resolutio
Re: Export problem
by Dave Brandt 4 years ago
Hi, Not sure what you mean, can you show us some screenshots Dave www.SolidMedia.ie Macbook Pro 17" i7 2.2 8GB PC i7 32GB Self Build FCP 7 FCPX Adobe CS6 Vegas 12 Nuendo 4
Best Way to Export Audio Stems
by Brett Putman 4 years ago
I can't seem to be able to find a straight forward way to export stemmed audio from my edit. Right now, I have a very simple edit with some music and sound effects and voice over with a total of 4 aud
Re: Best Way to Export Audio Stems
by Dave Brandt 4 years ago
Hi, What you said dennis about creating a new sequence is true, You still need to patch the audio channels to the outputs though. This caught me out first time i did it. I have attached a little video
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Premiere Pro Lag on FAST Computer ???
by Brian Rapaport 4 years ago
Hello, I recently purchased CS6 The Creative Suite which comes with Premiere Pro, initially I would have bought final cut Studio but because I already had Premiere I decided to not. ( I did in fact by
Re: Premiere Pro Lag on FAST Computer ???
by Dave Brandt 4 years ago
How are you connecting that LaCie 500gb USB 3 to your Mac There is no native usb3 on that Mac so it will default to USB 2 which is a bit slow for your needs. www.SolidMedia.ie Macbook Pro 17" i7 2.2 8
workflow question: Canon XF300>FCPX>Vegas 11
by Thoreau Bakker 5 years ago
Hi All, My workstation at home is Vegas 11, while the video house I rent cameras from is FCPX. I'm capturing from the camera now (in FCPX) here at the spot (it's impractical for me to bring the camera
Re: workflow question: Canon XF300>FCPX>Vegas 11
by Dave Brandt 5 years ago
Hi, Yes if you create optimised media in fcpx it will make a new folder in the event called optimised media. This will contain all your prores files which will play in vegas as long as you have QuickT
presonus faderport
by scheinwerfer dieter 5 years ago
does anybody know how to get presonus faderport working on sony vegas10. as a soundcutter i'm usually into steinberg nuendo4, they works fine together, but i got no idea how to make it run in vegas, d
Re: presonus faderport
by Dave Brandt 5 years ago
I'm not at the machine now but from what I remember I think I had to enable faderport in the midi part of preferences. It appears as a midi input and output. You then have to enable external control a
Here's what I want:
by Dominic Deacon 5 years ago
Allow me to whine for a moment. I've been playing with the options ever since FCP got canned. Now I may be just a glass is half empty man but I find it odd that most of these applications are majorly
Re: Here's what I want:
by Dave Brandt 5 years ago
Vegas is a daw and nle which is fully capable on both counts. One of its ultimate strengths is combining the 2, for examlle using a daw approach to video tracks, ie video plugins like inserts in a daw
Sony vegas pro 11 pop-up windows issue
by Pär Gustavsson 5 years ago
Basicly, all my effects in video FX and compositing mode etc should come up over sony vegas as a pop up window. But now I only see the window like pop downwards and never actually popup infront of the
Re: Sony vegas pro 11 pop-up windows issue
by Dave Brandt 5 years ago
Not really sure what you mean. Could you post a screenshot Dave http: www.solidmedia.ie Macbook Pro 17" i7 2.2 8GB iMac i7 2.8 16GB FCP 7 FCPX Adobe CS 5.5
Multi Cam Edit Media Question
by Joe Mantaratz 5 years ago
Any Mulit Cam software out there that allows any media corrections (pan crop etc) to be maintained when creating a multicam track I've gotten used to having to either make adjustments on the media lev
Re: Multi Cam Edit Media Question
by Dave Brandt 5 years ago
After you have combined your camera tracks into the multicamera track you can do your edits. When you are finished you can expand the multicam track back to individual tracks. This will create as many
The system is low on memory. You may be able to reduce memory usage by closing other applications
by Michael Armstrong 5 years ago
I've been using Sony Vegas for a long time. I've used various versions of the program going back to Vegas 3 back when Sonic Foundry owned it. I use Vegas to edit video I shoot of family and friends an
Re: The system is low on memory. You may be able to reduce memory usage by closing other applications
by Dave Brandt 5 years ago
When it gives you the error can you click on details This can give you some idea of what is causing the problem. I had the same thing happen after installing a midi controller. (presonus faderport). I
How to render clips on the timeline separately?
by Michal Bronec 5 years ago
Is there a way how to render clips on the timeline separately I have many clips on timeline and I need to render each of them to its own file.
Re: How to render clips on the timeline separately?
by Dave Brandt 5 years ago
One option would be to make a region for each clip then use the script: batch render and choose your preferred format and choose render regions. Hope that helps Dave http: www.solidmedia.ie Macbook Pr
Sony Vegas render always comes out alittle bit more darker than in preview ?
by Genero Lundgren 5 years ago
I have had this problem for a long time and found no solution, but then again i bet some Vegas genious here on CreativeCow knows a solution so i thought id ask :) Thanks in advance G "The hero and the
Re: Sony Vegas render always comes out alittle bit more darker than in preview ?
by Dave Brandt 5 years ago
Hi, This could be due to the way Vegas handles video and computer clorospace. See this link for more information http: www.glennchan.info articles vegas v8color vegas-9-levels.htm A quick way to check
Utility to merge DSLR clips?
by Tim Neighbors 6 years ago
Anyone know of a (preferably cheap or free) utility that will combine DSLR HDV clips into one video file without having to transcode and lose quality I work much faster with most edits when I have one
Re: Utility to merge DSLR clips?
by Dave Brandt 6 years ago
Why not try to lay all your clips out in a project. Then save it and import it into your editing project as a clip Vegas treats nested projects just like clips so you can mark and region them as you p
Vegas 64 bit and Waves FX
by Scott Francis 7 years ago
I have Waves audio plug ins and for some reason the 64 bit version doesn't see them. How do I get Vegas to see them. I know this has been answered in the past, but I cannot find the post. I tried to h
Re: Vegas 64 bit and Waves FX
by Dave Brandt 7 years ago
Hi Scott, Could you please elaborate as to what waves plugins you have What VST plugin folder have you installed the waveshells to for example "c: program files vst plugins" do the plugins show up in
Anyone tried running Vegas on Mac Hardware?
by Ben Edwards 7 years ago
Hi, For various reasons I need to run Vegas and Final Cut Pro. I would rathe rnot have to have 2 powerfull computers and I seem to remember something about being able to dual boot the Intel Mac so I c
Re: Anyone tried running Vegas on Mac Hardware?
by Dave Brandt 7 years ago
A G5 tower You\'d have some fun trying to run windows on that! An i7 iMac is very good for Vegas, and by using an external FireWire 800 drive is good enough for most work. Although as mentioned be
Scene detection plug in
by Scott Davis 7 years ago
Does anyone know of a plug in for FCP that will auto detect scene changes and apply a marker at that point I have 1.5 hour QT file that I want to add compression markers at points in it that are not e
Re: Scene detection plug in
by Dave Brandt 7 years ago
Try This one here http: scene-detector.com
Output from FCP for editing in Sony Vegas
by Paul Stacy 7 years ago
I've got footage from an HD camera in .mov format. I need to output MPEG-4 HD files so that I can hand them off to be edited in Sony Vegas. Creating the MPEG-4 files is easy, but I want to ensure that
Re: Output from FCP for editing in Sony Vegas
by Dave Brandt 7 years ago
Hi, You can use Prores, any flavour. Vegas with quicktime installed will handle these files quite well
image sequence output
by KeeTat Tan 7 years ago
Hi, I'm using FCP7 and do my projects in PAL (720x576) but when I output an image sequence. FCP Quicktime automatically output the image as 768x576. I've checked and there are no options for output si
Re: image sequence output
by Dave Brandt 7 years ago
Hi. That image size is actually correct. Final cut pro is doing the work for you in converting from a non square pixel aspect ratio to square. If you search in the FCS help manual "Pal CCIR" it will l
FCP project on FireWire drive not loading on second mac
by Matt Hogan 7 years ago
I'm having some problems trying to work on an FCP project on another iMac via a firewire drive. Both macs have FCP 6.0.5 Everything I think a project needs is on the FW drive: Waveform Cache Thumbnail
Re: FCP project on FireWire drive not loading on second mac
by Dave Brandt 7 years ago
Hi. Try copying only the project file onto the second mac, then disconnect the firewire drive and load up the project to see what happens. If the project loads up ok then you can connect the hard driv
Can you cut HDV on external Firewire Drive?
by Milton Hockman 8 years ago
i have an imac intel 2.16. can i edit HDV through firewire 400 or does it have to be on my internal drive Owner Plus More Media Group Website Design - VA, Corporate Web Site Design - PlusMoreMedia.com
Re: Can you cut HDV on external Firewire Drive?
by Dave Brandt 8 years ago
It is true that Firewire and USB are using different architecture to control data flow, But as I said, Both are adequate. I have many years of experience using external drives for editing in final cut
can you preview HDV on SD monitor?
by Milton Hockman 8 years ago
bought to buy an HDV camera, like the HV20 or HF10. Can i preview when editing on an SD monitor Owner Plus More Media Group Website Design - VA, Corporate Web Site Design - PlusMoreMedia.com Marketing
Re: can you preview HDV on SD monitor?
by Dave Brandt 8 years ago
Hi, Yes you can preview a HDV timeline through firewire device, as long as your dv camera has dv IN, final cut pro will see it as a playback device. just assign video playback to DV under view menu an
Mac to Pc workflow
by andy bay 9 years ago
Hi! We are struggling with annoying workflow issues at the moment, and I'm sure that things could be done easier with better knowledge. The thing is, we do our basic editing on a Mac in FCP. After tha
Re: Mac to Pc workflow
by Dave Brandt 9 years ago
use mpeg streamclip (free download). http: www.squared5.com I use it to convert HDV footage captured on pc to quicktime for FCP, but it will convert from and to a lot of different formats. depending o
HDV to Youtube (staying widescreen)
by Rob Griffiths 10 years ago
Hey, thanks for reading this. I don't have much experience with FCP. Before my most recent project, I've used it only once. I'm creating a music video that the band wants to get onto youtube; the prob
Re: HDV to Youtube (staying widescreen)
by Dave Brandt 10 years ago
there is another simpler way. just export using quicktime conversion, but in the size options choose a custom setup with a 16:9 ratio. for example 480x270. although the video is not letterboxed in qui
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