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David Battistella

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Handmade personal films. Man on a mission to make the definitive film about the genius Filippo Brunelleschi. Don't know of him? Stay tuned. :)
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Red Footage Transcodes Out of Recine-X Are Too Slow?
by Shaun Barnett 2 weeks ago
I'm transcoding 111 shots from Redcine-X to import to FCP 7. Nothing is unusually long but I'm taking the footage from it's default settings to 2048x1152. The computer's handling about four shots an h
Re: Red Footage Transcodes Out of Recine-X Are Too Slow?
by David Battistella 2 weeks ago
It sounds like you are creating full resolution media. As in, you won't be going back to the R3D file for finishing. If you are creating "new masters" and you have the setting set to full debayer then
RedCinex Pro Audio Troubles
by meagan thomas 1 month ago
So, we have Dragon 6k files and we're having a lot of trouble syncing to external audio (WAV) files.... I was hoping that the ideal workflow would be to bring the r3d files into redcinex pro, sync to
Re: RedCinex Pro Audio Troubles
by David Battistella 1 month ago
If you can not get this going then I would also consider the Lite version of Resolve. David ______________________________ http: www.bottegabattistella.com blog
RED Dragon footage render times
by Gina Sarentino 2 months ago
Hey all, Im doing some 3d work with my 5k red dragon footages. I work in after effects and c4d,and i have set my export settings in ame to h.264, 1920x1080 and 1 vbr with a bit rate of 50min and 55 ma
Re: RED Dragon footage render times
by David Battistella 1 month ago
Any processor intensive stuff like NR, How long is the shot Can you export it in another way without adobe media encoder, like a straight render it out of AE Does that make a difference Also double ch
OT Red One MX
by Warren Eig 2 months ago
Just a curious off topic question. Would you buy a Red One MX for $3000 Warren Eig O 310-470-0905 email: warren@babyboompictures.com website: http: www.BabyBoomPictures.com REEL: http: www.babyboompic
Re: OT Red One MX
by David Battistella 1 month ago
If it was number 758, I would consider it. The camera has an excellent feature set and although not the most portable machine, I think it is still a good value for 4K acquisition. ____________________
48 fps to 23.98 or 24
by Enrico Lappano 2 months ago
I'm not sure if I should set up a fcpx project shot in 48 fps that will mainly be slo mo to conform to 23.98 or 24 fps I'd appreciate any help with this question.
Re: 48 fps to 23.98 or 24
by David Battistella 1 month ago
solomon was a typo for slow motion. Set your project up as a 23.98 project in FCP X. What I am trying to determine is if you shot 60P in order to get slow motion footage out of it. That is video style
Color Grading R3D Files in Film when they need to be first Processed with After Effects?
by Scott Clements 2 months ago
Hi, I edited a film in Premiere that was a combination of 2K Alexa and Red 4K and 5K. Some of the Red shots had to be slowed down and stabilised in After Effects. I brought the R3D files into After Ef
Re: Color Grading R3D Files in Film when they need to be first Processed with After Effects?
by David Battistella 2 months ago
No problem, On thing I like to do is open up the first shot and set a WB, and then do a quick test grade. After that I leave the WB adjustment and get rid of curves, etc and reset it back to Redlogfil
RedCineX Pro - default values
by Sarah Bright 2 months ago
Hi guys, Right, I have loads of Red Dragon footage which has come back pink red and to remove it I have to select the clip and over by Look Manager, I click 'D'. That's fine but I have loads of clips,
Re: RedCineX Pro - default values
by David Battistella 2 months ago
Hi Sarah, Place all of the clips in a bin. Create the look you want and store it in position 1. (Option Key 1 I believe) Select all the clips in the Bin and use Apple Key 1 to apply the look to all th
Marking IN and OUT points on multiple clips...
by David Battistella 3 months ago
This one should be easy. I have rendered resolve clips with 12 frame handles and now want to insert that media onto an existing timeline. There is a bug in resolve XML that conforms an R3D clip to it'
Re: Marking IN and OUT points on multiple clips...
by David Battistella 3 months ago
So just edit the XML as a text file ______________________________ http: www.bottegabattistella.com blog
Need some information /suggestions for 4K edit
by Sachin Desai 3 months ago
Hello! I've a client who is shooting on Red Dragon on 5K. It will be 2:30 Hrs long video finally. My job is to edit, color correct and delivery would be DCP & DPX in 2K (CinemaScope cropped)2048 858 2
Re: Need some information /suggestions for 4K edit
by David Battistella 3 months ago
I've done several projects with this workflow on an older macpro with no problems. Open and one light all the clips in Redcine X. Make sure you put the clips in a bin and then do a quick pass on the c
Editing RED files using proxy media in FCP X
by James Wood 3 months ago
I need a little help understanding how FCP X works. I've installed the RED APPLE WORKFLOW and imported native RED 6K footage. I then made proxy media files of everything. If I now edit in proxy media,
Re: Editing RED files using proxy media in FCP X
by David Battistella 3 months ago
As others have stated the whole RED workflow with FCPX is deceptively simple. its latterly the flip of a switch. David ______________________________ http: www.bottegabattistella.com blog
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Speaker not playing back FCPX properly. Plays itunes OK so its not a speaker problem
by Liz Lewis 4 months ago
My speaker used to play back FCPX OK, but suddenly it's not playing the sound very well, but the speaker is fine because it plays music OK. The sound through the headphones is also OK. Is there a sett
Re: Speaker not playing back FCPX properly. Plays itunes OK so its not a speaker problem
by David Battistella 4 months ago
You may have muted the track with the V command. Maybe you could select the track in question *it will be a bit darker) and hit the V key and that will unmet the track. ______________________________
Another simple question: can you have two projects open at once?
by Noam Osband 4 months ago
I'm learning the program with books and online courses...but you guys are the best. I send a virtual high five to the moderators here. I know I've been asking a lot lately. Another simple question: ca
Re: Another simple question: can you have two projects open at once?
by David Battistella 4 months ago
Well, Theoretically you can not "compare timelines", but as suggested here you can click on as many projects you want to open in the timeline window. Once they are open you can navigate between the tw
Blurry/Soft quality after Render
by Brenden Younan 4 months ago
Hello, I am making a video using PAL settings in Final Cut Pro X for both the web and DVD so its a SD video. I have some video and a logo graphic over my video so its a basic setup. However, the origi
Re: Blurry/Soft quality after Render
by David Battistella 4 months ago
Select your project. Go into the setting and check to see what codec your render settings are set to. Chances are they might be set at Prores 422. If they are switch the render codec of your sequence
Artifacts on Alexa
by Dinis Rodrigues 2 years ago
Got this when viewing on a pc or mac, these random artifacts all over the image. Shot on Alexa 2k 444. All the clips got this, 6 different cards, interior shot. The clips were viewed from the hard dr
Re: Artifacts on Alexa
by David Battistella 2 years ago
Ouch, Is this across all of the copies How were the cards copied Did they do a visual verify on set I'd get your rental company on this right away. I'm sorry this happened. This is why the copies are
BRU PE : Best practices question...
by David Battistella 2 years ago
Hi, I'm a brand new BRUE PE user, but I am past the initial 30 days (got the unit, registered it and got very busy the past few months). I want to set up a very simple workflow in my shop. I capture R
Re: BRU PE : Best practices question...
by David Battistella 2 years ago
Hi Tim, I have a snag. I have redone all of my current tapes with your back up plan, however when I reinsert the tape and ask to run the incrimental backup I get a message saying that the backup could
Another workflow query: Alexa > FCP7 edit > Smoke 2013 grade
by Gareth Randall 3 years ago
Hi guys, I'm shortly to have my first experience working with rushes shot with Alexa. It's a promo for broadcast on HDTV. The promo will be edited in FCP7, and then finished and graded in Smoke 2013.
Re: Another workflow query: Alexa > FCP7 edit > Smoke 2013 grade
by David Battistella 2 years ago
Gareth Randall "1. Shoot ARRIRAW, edit in FCP using ProRes proxies, import an XML EDL into Smoke for reconnecting to the ARRIRAW files, or" Id say that this is the best quality workflow. You will get
Getting an FCP X XML from a title stream...
by David Battistella 3 years ago
OK, I have a 23 minute film with subtitles in FCP X. I want an XML or EDL of just the title locations to pass on for the ONLINE. Any takers on the best, most efficient way to accomplish this David ___
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Re: Getting an FCP X XML from a title stream...
by David Battistella 3 years ago
You are right. This is much smarter and faster and much more what I would expect from FCPX xml files. I think I have been so beaten down at doing workarounds theis past year that I forget to check if
The Old Subtitle copy paste trick!
by David Battistella 3 years ago
Yep, I'm subtitling a film and doing the old COPY PASTE from a pages document. I wish that the title tool would hold the formating I set up in the motion template, but alas it does not. I have to enla
Re: The Old Subtitle copy paste trick!
by Fabien Daguerre 3 years ago
Just checked, if you paste into viewer, it holds source formating (done in Pages). If you paste into inspector, in Text tab, it holds destination formating (set up in your Motion template)
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File: error message
by David Battistella 3 years ago
png file this is the error message i got from FCP X http: f1.creativecow.net 3989 3989
Buggy Behaviour...
by David Battistella 4 years ago
I have a simple shot where a tracked TV needs to be replaced. Motion does the track OK and it applies to the desired track. When I do the renders a bunch of parameters do not render. Tracking does not
Re: Buggy Behaviour...
by David Battistella 4 years ago
I am exporting it out of motion. I'm not working in FCP at all it's a standalone shot in motion. Cont figure this one out so I think I'll just take it to another compositing program. David ___________
FCP X 10.0.3 XML import broken?
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Since installing 10.7.3 OSX LION Beta 8.2 Resolve lite FCPX 10.0.3 It seems that XML import is broken. NO matter what sequences I send, I get a dialog box saying that it is V1.1 of the XML and then wh
Re: FCP X 10.0.3 XML import broken?
by David Battistella 4 years ago
It's fixed in the latest beta! Thanks BMD Davinci team... David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com battistella
News: Blackmagic Design Releases Support For Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 Broadcast Monitoring
by Cow News Droid 4 years ago
(Fremont, California--February 1, 2012) Blackmagic Design today released Desktop Video 9.2 beta 1, a software update for its capture and playback products that adds broadcast monitoring support with t
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Releases Support For Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3 Broadcast Monitoring
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Already fixed with today's upgrade. BMD are on it! David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com battistella
File: Screenshot 1
by David Battistella 4 years ago
png file a davinci screenshot http: f1.creativecow.net 3625 3625
I think I found a BUG....
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Recorded two channel audio Ch 1 Voice Ch 2 silent Used Remove silent channels during import I broke apart clip items to get rid of picture. Clip names in the timeline are now showing up with clip name
Important: Audio bugs and workarounds
by David Battistella 4 years ago
OK. Much testing determines that you have to LEAVE AUDIO ATTACHED TO VIDEO IF -you plan on using the free OMF exporter from FCP X to your favorite software mixing software. The problem is this. Let's
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Converting Alexa log C 444 footage to AVID DNXHD
by Chad Tingle 4 years ago
I'm getting ready to shoot a job on ARRI Alexa and the client is asking if we can transcode the footage on set to Avid DNXHD on set. Are there any utilities available to handle that but still retain t
Re: Converting Alexa log C 444 footage to AVID DNXHD
by David Battistella 4 years ago
You can get the mac versions of the AVID CODECS and you can use Compressor as the batch transcoder. David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com batt
Is FCPX really worth it?
by David Roth Weiss 4 years ago
Since the April 13th "sneak," FCP users have experienced upheaval and turmoil that I liken to a "civil war," with brothers fighting brothers and editors quarreling among themselves, because lives and
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Re: Is FCPX really worth it?
by David Battistella 4 years ago
David Roth Weiss "The "big" question I'd like to pose to all FCPX debaters at this point in time is this, is FCPX really worth all the "high drama" that Apple set in motion throughout the industry si
FCS 3 is back on sale through Apple - via telesales only
by John Christie 4 years ago
http: www.Macrumors.com
Re: FCS 3 is back on sale through Apple - via telesales only
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Scott Sheriff " David Battistella "You have to put it in regular retail and sell it at full price." You do What, is someone standing there with a shotgun to the head forcing them " Satire Scott, Sati
How can I re-create this 1970's effect?
by John Celentano 4 years ago
I'm trying to recreate the effect used in the beginning of this video below. I want to make something like the colored football players seen here, but for hockey. Can anyone tell me how they did that
Re: How can I re-create this 1970's effect?
by David Battistella 4 years ago
This looks fairly easy. You take your selected video on a base layer where you apply a key and doutone and video feedback type effect. Then the same video is running "live" in the little window on the
Pulsing luminance when importing 60i footage
by Gary Yost 4 years ago
OK... here's what's happening. I'm bringing footage from a Canon XF100 into FCPX. It was shot at 1080i 60 and looks fantastic when viewed in After Effects or as a Quicktime .mov file. But after import
Re: Pulsing luminance when importing 60i footage
by Steve Connor 4 years ago
This happens on EX material in FCPX too, try changing playback quality to "higher quality" in preferences. "My Name is Steve and I'm an FCPX user"
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The Incredible Drawing machine...
by David Battistella 4 years ago
New short film posted on Vimeo. http: www.vimeo.com 26633949 David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com battistella
Feature Film FCP Workflow
by Sofi Marshall 4 years ago
Hi all, I'm about to get started editing a feature shot on the RED. There's about 1TB of footage that needs to be transcoded. We're editing in FCP and want to eventually link back to the native R3Ds.
Re: Feature Film FCP Workflow
by Sofi Marshall 4 years ago
Hey all, I just finished up some tests and wanted to post my results to help anyone else out. I took David's advice and ran 100GB of 4K raw RED footage through RedcineX with the following export setti
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Final Cut Hitch
by Geoff McKay 4 years ago
Hello Everyone, I am having some difficulty with Final Cut. I find that when I add a frame hold, or slow a clip down, there is always a vertical jump to my preview just as the "altered" clip ends. It
Re: Final Cut Hitch
by David Battistella 4 years ago
You only are viewing one field in the FCP canvas and viewer windows. The jump is probably the missing field. David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo
Text resizing on export - why?!
by Alex Bond 4 years ago
Hi guys, I've been trying for hours to work around this and have now had enough! I've 16x9 footage on a timeline, putting text on it, exporting it uncompressed anamorphic. Text is staying the same siz
Re: Text resizing on export - why?!
by David Battistella 4 years ago
duplicate the sequence. Selct all of the titles and the CUT. Change the aspect ratio of the sequence. Paste the text into the new sequence. The text will all be the correct aspect ratio now. David ___
Some thoughts on the FCPX Forum
by Steve Connor 4 years ago
Some thought from an e-mail I have recently sent to Ronald Lindeboom "Firstly let me say I love the COW, the FCP forum in particular has been a bedrock of advice for me and thousands of others since t
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Re: Some thoughts on the FCPX Forum, some thoughts on Steve
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Plus 1 Jeremy. ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com battistella
Importing Not Complete - Clip Preview not working
by Gerry Clancy 4 years ago
I was importing some clips into FCP X when I had to leave I closed FCP X assuming that the Transcoding Analysing coudl be complete later. I have tried selecting the files and right click to select tra
Re: Importing Not Complete - Clip Preview not working
by David Battistella 4 years ago
But it sound like the import was not completed when you closed off the clip and the application. Plus I used a smilely face to indicate that I was making a joke. I'm a good reader. I read a lot. Analy
A To-Do List for Apple from a Non-Pro
by Matthew Schickler 4 years ago
Side-by-side reference frame for manually color matching one shot to another (automatic color balance and matching doesn't usually cut it for my tastes) Motion tracking for color correction masks All
Re: A To-Do List for Apple from a Non-Pro
by David Battistella 4 years ago
For a non pro this looks like it was written by adobe or avid. Cinema aspect ratios I know tons of non pros who demand that one. Some stuff is so obvious. ______________________________ The shortest a
Problem with Title Effect "Blur"
by Armand Minotti 4 years ago
This this is a weird one. I'm cutting together a small video with occasional text between various clips. I decided the use the Blur title effect. On some, but not all, of the text clips, the last few
Re: Problem with Title Effect "Blur"
by David Battistella 4 years ago
I have seen this too. The fix for me was to retype the last word while parked on a frame near the end to see that the effect is "taking". It has something to do with spaces or the return key. I have n
Project (sequence) duration..
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Finished project. Sequence is 6 min 42 seconds Project is 14 minutes 41 seconds. Not one shred of media past the 6:42 mark. Anyone know how to trim the Project to be something like 6:52 I have to say
Re: Project (sequence) duration..
by Gerald Baria 4 years ago
You probably have a gap clip at the end part of you project. Just click it and press backspace. Quobetah New=Better
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Lightworks
by David Battistella 4 years ago
This forum is full of people with deep opinions about how a professional NLE should operate. I'd say that the very best way to get your dream NLE is to get involved in the lightworks beta program. Thi
Re: Lightworks
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Iin my view editing is editing. There are specific things that might happen more often in drama over other forms where a source record monitor is handy. For teh speciific kinds of match cuts you are t
Article: FCPX Magnetic Timeline: Apple's New Paradigm REVISITED
by David Lawrence 5 months ago
Apple FCPX or Not: The Debate FCPX Magnetic Timeline: Apple's New Paradigm REVISITED NLE interface design pioneer and longtime editor David Lawrence first wrote about the editing approach of FCPX, in
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Re: Article: The Magnetic Timeline -- Thoughts on Apple's New Paradigm
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Wonderful piece David. Thanks for sharing your experience and insights. David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com battistella
Service: Bottega Battistella
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Firenze Florence, Italy Screenwriters   Cinematography   Film Bottega Battistella Writer Director     DOP     Film Editing 20 years in Film, television, broadcast, commer
Blog: ONE MONTH: The FCP-X rants continue
by David Battistella 4 years ago
It's been a great month. I've read through many valuable threads on the FCPX and the FCP X techniques forum. It's been a very healthy discussion. Many have expressed their problems with the software.
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Re: @Marvin Holdman
by David Battistella 4 years ago
:-) David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert
Blog: The realization sets in
by gary adcock 4 years ago
So, When I posted the first comments on FCPX 4 weeks ago, I thought I was going to be strung up and burned at the stake by some of the commentary. Now everyone seems resolute to the fact that FCPX is
Re: Blog: The realization sets in
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Yep. It's the big wait right now. Lots of potential. Lots of legacy gear on the line. People are curious and offended. The mist interesting discussions I have seen sine FCP was initially released. I s


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