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David Berez

Member Since:
October 14th 2003
89 Posts
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Skewed PS files
by David Berez 2 years ago
Community, Has anyone else had trouble with PS files imported into FCPX. I'm working on a doc that has hundreds of sill images, most of them PS files, but not all. Intermitently, but regularly I get h
Re: Skewed PS files
by Michael Hancock 2 years ago
You could also set up an Automator action to convert everything to JPEG. Then you just drag and drop your PSD files on the automator and it converts in the background. No need to even open Photoshop.
FS7 XAVC Import
by David Berez 2 years ago
Cow, I suspect this has been covered before but I still can't figure this out. Very large project (10TB) shot almost entirely on the FS7. The camera cards were copied by the DIT to folders named "Card
Re: FS7 XAVC Import
by Jeremy Garchow 2 years ago
Also, you can always optimIze the MXF to .mov if you ever need it.
Audio Component Names
by David Berez 3 years ago
I've imported iXML data and the audio components are clearly labeled as the characters and mic, i.e. Bob_Lav; Nancy Lav; boom etc. However, when I expand the audio components after creating a Multicam
Re: Audio Component Names
by Noah Kadner 3 years ago
Check your timeline settings- where you control height of clips etc. You have the option there to show angle names vs Roles. Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops XinTwo - FCPX T
Duplicating and Changing title information
by David Berez 4 years ago
Back in FCP 7 there was a nifty way to duplicate titles (i.e.. swapping out the lower thirds of multiple interviewees) quickly so each title was sovereign. In X I've built a layered compound clip but
Re: Duplicating and Changing title information
by Rikki Blow 4 years ago
My workflow for this is: Name the first compound clip either generically, or with name of whoever you're identing first in the project. When you want to add a new lower third ident in the timeline, go
Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by David Berez 5 years ago
Long time reader, a very rare poster. First off, thanks to the Cow Community. Without a doubt the most impactful change in my 30 plus years of editing is the online communities. Its not hard to rememb
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Re: Long time editor's frustration with FCPX
by David Berez 5 years ago
Oh for goodness sakes Bill, I'm remembering why I never post on the Cow anymore. Every post is an opportunity for the same twelve cranks to whip the same dead horse. How many posts are you going to ma
"Consolidate" Does it MOVE or COPY
by David Berez 6 years ago
Cowfolk, Apologize if this has been answered elsewhere, but I keep reading the Apple docs and can't get a clear answer. Here goes . . 10.1.1 I have a library and event of a finished program. The foota
Re: "Consolidate" Does it MOVE or COPY
by David Berez 6 years ago
Thanks for the quick reply Bret, very much appreciated. So, in my scenario . . I've copied an existing library with events projects etc. over to an external drive (no media). But the media that the Li
Tangent Element problem
by Von Thomas 7 years ago
Ok, so I purchased a set of Tangent Elements panels, and now I'm having a bit of difficulty getting them to work with Resolve. I launched Tangent Synapse, all panels show up, I launch Resolve with the
Re: Tangent Element problem
by David Berez 6 years ago
Von, I'm experiencing the same problem you describe here. Did you get it resolved Thanks for any help you can share. David Post Office Editorial postoffice@15elm.com
Compound Clips: Why doesn't this work? Not understanding the workflow
by David Berez 9 years ago
So, I have three sync'd up scenes. (Yes, a dumbed down multicam). I compound them as one compound clip. I log the clip using markers. Now I would like to cut the compound clip into pieces and restore
Re: Compound Clips: Why doesn't this work? Not understanding the workflow
by Noah Kadner 9 years ago
Yeah do the editing inside the compound clip, not outside. And remember you can create these right in the Event Browser, not just on a Project Timeline. Noah Unlock the secrets of 24p, HD and Final Cu
Long interview logging
by David Berez 9 years ago
Cowfolk, I do a lot of documentary interview logging and I'm trying to figure out my new workflow here in X. In FCP 7 I would subclip based upon the names like "Paul talks about hybrids" or "Bob descr
Re: Long interview logging
by David Berez 9 years ago
Tim, thanks for these suggestions but still not quite there. I don't mind logging with markers in the bin but its incredibly frustrating that playback stops when you option m to add a marker. Really s
Locking up two camera interview for edit
by David Berez 9 years ago
Trying to get my head around this and floundering . . . How would I do the following Simple interview shot by two cameras. Slated at the head. I would like to sync and group the two shots so that I ca
Re: Locking up two camera interview for edit
by David Burch 9 years ago
Try this: Synch up the clips on the timeline (I'm assuming you have a slate or something similar If not use the "Synchronize Clips" command from the event viewer). Make a compound clip once they're sy
FCP Studio making me re-render already rendered clips
by Jonathan Wald 11 years ago
Hey folks I'd greatly appreciate any advice on this problem: I'm editing HDV 1080i50 footage in a sequence with the same settings as the clip. In the last week or so, FCP Studio has started turning al
Re: FCP Studio making me re-render already rendered clips
by David Berez 11 years ago
Jonathan, I see this all the time too. Only started recently. Haven't figured it out . . but you're not alone! David
Need a quick C4D template built . . . looking for an animator . . .
by David Berez 12 years ago
Hello, I am a production professional who is NOT a C4D artist but has a very simple scene that I need to have designed this weekend. It will take about 30 minutes or less to set up and I'd be happy t
Video freezes every minute or so during capture.
by Nick Balogh 14 years ago
I just installed the Kona LH with breakoutbox into my mac G-5. I am trying to capture HD Vericam footage through my Panasonic DVCPRO deck. Footage is shot in 24p and some in 60p. I have been trying to
Re: Well its still happening....
by David Berez 14 years ago
Nick, I know I mentioned this before BUT, would you please confirm that "allow host caching" is turned off (unclicked) in the performance tab in XRAID Admin Settings. The problem you describe is exact
Downconverting with 1200A deck
by Todd Drezner 15 years ago
I've searched some previous posts, but haven't been able to find a definitive answer to this question: I am editing a program in Final Cut Pro HD on a dual 1.8 G5 with 1 GB RAM. We have material which
Re: Downconverting with 1200A deck
by David Berez 14 years ago
I am using a 1200A to downconvert 720P footage. The downconvert works fine as I tested it loading it into FCP and the footage is fine DV25 just what it should be. However, when I take the same output
Difficulty Dubbing/Downconverting from 720P (Varicam) to DVCAM
by David Berez 14 years ago
Sorry the cross post . . . but I'm in a fix I am using a 1200A to downconvert 720P footage. The downconvert works fine as I tested it loading it into FCP and the footage is fine DV25 just what it sho
Re: Difficulty Dubbing/Downconverting from 720P (Varicam) to DVCAM
by Tony Salgado 14 years ago
You need to check the downconvert firewire output menu to verify if it is outputting dvcpro instead of dvcam. The 1500 appears to be having a problem seeing the proper DV version which in this case i
Difficulty Dubbing/Downconverting from 720P (Varicam) to DVCAM
by David Berez 14 years ago
I am using a 1200A to downconvert 720P footage. The downconvert works fine as I tested it loading it into FCP and the footage is fine DV25 just what it should be. However, when I take the same output
Re: Difficulty Dubbing/Downconverting from 720P (Varicam) to DVCAM
by john sharaf 14 years ago
David, Just a guess, as I have not had occassion to do DV downconvert (only straight digitize into FCP and downconvert to Beta via SDI output) but you might take a look at menu item #880 DIF SPEED. De
Compression Master 3.1 support for Sorenson3 Pro?
by DefinitionSF 15 years ago
I just downloaded the long awaited 3.1 version of Compression Master. I've been looking forward to the Sorenson QuickTime support of the new version. So I downloaded the demo version, and (first of al
Re: Compression Master 3.1 support for Sorenson3 Pro?
by David Berez 15 years ago
Charles Got it. You were exactly right. I needed to upgrade to 3.3. Then it worked. Would you mind answering another question I've made a series of new settings in CM and when I check them by double c
OT: Watch Folders in Compressor?
by David Berez 15 years ago
Does anyone know if Compressor has a "Watch Folder" capability like Sorenson Squeeze I have a series of clips that I need to compress a multitude of ways (nine different sizes shapes etc). In Squeeze
Audio Meter Plugins
by David Berez 15 years ago
Bovines, I'm wondering now that Tiger has introduced Core Audio and QT7 has been released will there be good monitoring plugins for FCP. The lack of good meters as compared to whats available in ProT
Re: Audio Meter Plugins
by Pol 15 years ago
I agree, but it's better to use an external audio peak meter. I also use an external peak meter on my protools system.
Paint / Online
by Dylan Carter 15 years ago
I am TRYING to "Online" a 30 sec spot in FCP. So far I am not impressed. I know it is an editing system, not an online box.. but come on, what is the point of a system that can do uncompressed HD SD i
Re: Paint / Online
by David Berez 15 years ago
Dylan, There is a terrific and inexpensive plugin from Digital Heaven that masks dead pixels by copying the pixels from around it. Very simple and effective. And then, if you have Boris FX, you can us
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