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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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I welcome seasoned input on setting up a large project using all the FCPX bells and whistles. Advice?
by Larry Watts 4 years ago
I'm starting a new project going to DVD primarily and want to use all the FCPX tools for organizing this project knowing the audio will be finished in ProTools. I'd like it to be a template for future
Re: I welcome seasoned input on setting up a large project using all the FCPX bells and whistles. Advice?
by David Battistella 4 years ago
If you are going to Protools for the Audio then you are going to want to pick up X2PRO Audio Convert to get the audio from your FCPX XML file and convert it to an AAF file for import into protools. Da
FCPX export quality & FCPX Vs Quicktime playback quality
by Vasili Pasioudis 4 years ago
See updated more accurate image below.
Re: FCPX export quality - is it shocking?
by David Battistella 4 years ago
It's also not clear to me either. You want H.264 to llok like uncompressed footage H.264 is a lossy codec. When you reduce a the filesize you have to get rid of DATA. One thing you can do is experimen
Crisis! All my film material just disappeared
by Morten Slemdal 5 years ago
I ve been cutting my movie, and when opening it up this morning - everything is gone. Its not my hard drive, because all other stuff is in there. And i ve looked at the project in finder, and everythi
Re: Crisis! All my film material just disappeared
by David Battistella 4 years ago
Where is your backup Where were you storing your media What version are you running ______________________________ http: www.bottegabattistella.com blog
FCPX 10.3 Lost Project Issue - Thıs time it really makes no sense
by omer emır 4 years ago
while I was working on a project. I checked something from the web browser then I switch back to fcpx. My entire timeline was gone. I could still see the project in libraries but timeline was emty. I
Re: FCPX 10.3 Lost Project Issue - Thıs time it really makes no sense
by David Battistella 4 years ago
The most recent version of FCP x is 10.2.2 It is best to keep backups of project files or run regular backups to internal drives. The best way to avoid these kinds of problems is to keep multiple copi
Good software for subtitles?
by Daniel Becker 4 years ago
Hello everyone, we are using FCPX mainly for our productions. In the coming months we'll have to apply many subtitles to our videos. Is there a program that makes the subtitling faster and easier, tha
Re: Good software for subtitles?
by David Battistella 4 years ago
I think he very best int he world is Annotation Edit. It does one thing, subtitling, for every form of media and it does it better than anyone in my opinion. David ______________________________ http:
48 fps to 23.98 or 24
by Enrico Lappano 4 years 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 4 years 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
Marking IN and OUT points on multiple clips...
by David Battistella 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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
Artifacts on Alexa
by Dinis Rodrigues 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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Buggy Behaviour...
by David Battistella 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago
Already fixed with today's upgrade. BMD are on it! David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert http: vimeo.com battistella
I think I found a BUG....
by David Battistella 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 years ago
http: www.Macrumors.com
Re: FCS 3 is back on sale through Apple - via telesales only
by David Battistella 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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Final Cut Hitch
by Geoff McKay 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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
My Life in FCP
by Rob Tinworth 8 years ago
I've been lucky to work on some great projects over the last decade with FCP. So when MC5.5 arrived in the post, I figured what better way to get back up to speed on Avid than to cut a retrospective o
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Re: My Life in FCP
by David Battistella 8 years ago
@glen Hurd You are so right,sometimes we just need a hammer. Thanks for this story. It's a really nice analogy. David ______________________________ The shortest answer is doing. Lord Herbert
just bought FCP 7
by beth kidwell 8 years ago
just a few months ago i went out and bought final cut 7 and a brand new macbook pro, spending a few thousand dollars in the process...perhaps i should have been more aware of what was coming - but i w
Re: just bought FCP 7
by David Battistella 8 years ago
Beth, WIth any new release some people end up in your position. It is unfortunate and I have found myself there a few times for sure. I guess the good thing is that you are not too "entrenched" in the
Fade to white from a specific point
by Charlie Johnson 8 years ago
Hi all, I'm trying to fade the screen to white starting from a point on the screen and growing as the clip progresses until the entire shot is white. I'm trying to do it using a series of increasingly
Re: Fade to white from a specific point
by David Battistella 8 years ago
Maybe the Film burn effect in After effects. or you could use a circle wipe to do it. or you could possibly do this with a Color correction effect as well. David ______________________________ Believe
Problems transcoding Alexa prores4444
by Tim Dyson 8 years ago
Hi everyone, We have today received rushes from two different shoots, shot on Alexa. The footage we have received is in HD prores4444 which we'd like to transcode to HD prores 422 for offline. In the
Re: Problems transcoding Alexa prores4444
by David Battistella 8 years ago
Do you really have to ranscode it Why not just make a copy and cut the 4444 native. Is that not what SHOOT EDIT means You can edit prores 4444 on a laptop with USB drives so I have to ask why you even
Dear Avid...
by David Roche 8 years ago
Dear Avid, It appears that Apple has decided to abandon professional users of Final Cut Pro. Good for you. You have been given a reprieve. Don t screw it up. I hope you have a long memory, because you
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Re: Dear Avid...
by Bret Williams 8 years ago
I remember once telling an Avid group when it was prudent to use AE in a project vs creating effects in Avid. My short list was true nesting (for sake of advanced animations), animated text (like anim
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