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David Cooke

Am a Broadcast telveision editor/producer for over 25 years.
Growing a video/shooting/editing house
for small industrial projects and weddings.
Member Since:
March 19th 2006
136 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Kentucky
FCPX Plugins Ready for Mojave
by David Cooke 1 year ago
I'm in the middle of contacting Ripple Training and LenoFX, makers of FCPX Plugins. Is anyone using these plugins successfully with OS Mojave I have many plugins from both developers and have remained
Re: FCPX Plugins Ready for Mojave
by David Cooke 1 year ago
Thanks everyone for responding to my Plugins vs Mojave question. I plan to upgrade to Mojave on my work iMac this coming Monday. David D's Video
Is it possible to revert back to FCP 10.2.3?
by David Cooke 3 years ago
In addition to FCP X virtually locking up when "click dragging on a transition-or typing in your new duration, FXP X 10.3.3 now has another "bug". It is not "keying" alpha channels from a clip produce
Re: Is it possible to revert back to FCP 10.2.3?
by David Cooke 3 years ago
Thanks Doug. I will "trash" the preferences later today and see if that helps. Spoke with the artist who said they did export with "Millions of Colors +". So my colleague ended up keying that in our o
FCP 10.3.3 Bugs?
by David Cooke 3 years ago
Just updated the Apple Pro Apps this past week, FCP X went to 10.3.3. Now 90% of EVERYTIME you add any transition-and you either click and drag on its handles to make the transition longer or shorter
Re: FCP 10.3.3 Bugs?
by David Cooke 3 years ago
Thanks Noah, I will try those things on the apple support site. Creative Cow always works responds quicker than the apple forum. I posted this hours before I posted on Creative Cow today. D's Video
Motion and El Capitan
by jan maslow 5 years ago
I'm currently using Mavericks (OSX 10.9.5). I didn't upgrade to Yosemite because I'd heard it had problems with Motion and didn't want to risk messing up old files. Are you aware of any problems with
Re: Motion and El Capitan
by David Cooke 4 years ago
Mark Spencer from Ripple Training answered the Motion 5 launching issue for me 6 months ago in this same forward. Holding down the "Option" and "Command" keys while launching Motion, trashes the Prefe
Forward Select Tool in FCP X?
by Ernie Munick 8 years ago
The ol' tttt (four t's) in FCP 7 would select everything to the right (forward select). Is there a similar command shortcut in FCP X thx
Re: Forward Select Tool in FCP X?
by David Cooke 5 years ago
Been working with FCP X now for a little over 8 months. Have tried everyone's combination in this post and it really doesn't work "If" you have made some of your clips individual storylines. Usually g
Audio sync issues in "X"
by David Cooke 5 years ago
Maybe I need to just make all of these "compound clips" (Hate to), especially if I need to make revisions. I almost always "separate my audio video tracks- just makes it easier for audio editing. But
Re: Audio sync issues in "X"
by David Cooke 5 years ago
Thanks everyone for your response. I'll first try to just "expand the audio video components and edit audio there without detaching. Then I'll try leaving markers associated with the video clips to mo
A list of FCP X frustrations...
by Quintus Lubbe 6 years ago
I'm wondering if someone can guide me in the right direction. I dabbled with FCP X around the 10.0.8 mark but always returned to my faithful 7. When 10.1 came out recently I decided to give FCP X a wh
Re: A list of FCP X frustrations...
by David Cooke 5 years ago
I heartily agree and say "Amen" to your list of frustrations, plus a few more. Guess it is true, the longer you are on FCP 7 or another, the harder it is to adapt. Been on FCP X now for 8 months, but
Motion 5 not responding
by David Cooke 5 years ago
Motion 5 has become slow to launch and 3 weeks ago the ONLY way I could get to Motion was to Open a previous project, then "Save as" and continue to work. For the past week, Motion will not respond at
Re: Motion 5 not responding
by David Cooke 5 years ago
Mark! Thanks a bunch. Looks like that worked! Oh, I LOVE your Motion in Under 5 Minutes videos! I've also watched you and Steve a bunch on MacBreak Studio videos! Wow, you make it look so easy David D
Encore DVD will not play in a computer blu-ray drive
by David Cooke 8 years ago
Hello! Burned my first Blu-ray (weddings for over 10 years) and it plays fine in a set top box you would have on your home theatre. BUT my most recent client has now tried 4 laptops with no success in
Re: Encore DVD will not play in a computer blu-ray drive
by David Cooke 8 years ago
Thanks Eric, knew that one, I am betting they might be trying to play this on a standard dvd drive. And I told the client when I delivered the dvds to them that these were blu-ray dics. David D's Vide
My God! what has Apple done!
by David Cooke 9 years ago
Help. I'm hoping my Apple-FCP guru friend is wrong, but here is what I'm hearing. I work in Creative Services dept at a large tv station. We LOVE FCP and our MACS. REst of station is PC and "problems
Re: My God! what has Apple done!
by Michael Belanger 9 years ago
Seriously Jerry you should give your head a shake YOU are not the only experienced person here ... writing to people like you know more than anyone and have done more.. You are dancing around the issu
FCP REndering Quality question with NESTS
by David Cooke 9 years ago
May seem to many that this question belongs in the "Basics" forum, BUT. Been an FCP editor for 3 yrs, When you render elements that have NESTS inside, those graphics INSIDE your NEST NEVER look as CLE
Re: FCP REndering Quality with NESTS
by David Cooke 9 years ago
Thanks Matt. Will turn down the samples and blur settings. Dual 3.2 G5, FCP7.03, Aja LH card, graphics card XT1900 Radeon, Caldigit drives 2.5TB
Missing Text Bounding Box in Motion 4
by David Cooke 9 years ago
While doing a tutorial in Motion 4 from Mark Spencer, I could not change the size of the text I typed, I had NO bounding box. In Motion 3, after going to the text tool, in your canvas, you could just
Re: Missing Text Bounding Box in Motion 4
by David Cooke 9 years ago
Thanks Mark. Must have just did some things out of order. I worked on the "Eliot Spencer" tutorial today and the bounding box was there and worked like usual. David D's Video
Sony Vegas Features in FCP
by Sascha Engel 10 years ago
Hmm, a little topic off the line: Today, I worked with somebody, who showed me on his machine SonyVegas: I was quiet surprised, there were a lot of features that are so much better than in FCP. Most o
Re: Sony Vegas Features in FCP
by David Cooke 10 years ago
This is actually in response to Walter Biscardi's response about Avid in answering the Sony Vegas features. You all are correct, every edit system is a bit different, some features others don't have,
Optical Flow in Motion 4 issues
by David Cooke 10 years ago
Just used optical flow in Motion 4 for the first time. "Slowed down" a clip (took quite awhile to "analyze") but the end result looked great-better than the original clip. But today, trying to slow a
64-Bit Final Cut?
by David Cooke 10 years ago
Any "hint" of upgrading the suite of FCP Studio apps to 64-bit I know this involves "millions of lines of code across numerous apps. Apple has always kept a "tight lid" on their R&D. A co-editor- whil
Re: 64-Bit Final Cut Thanks for replies
by David Cooke 10 years ago
Thanks everyone. I have counseled my FCP co-editor friend based on your responses, plus will help us plan for the future in our production house. D's Video
Blu-ray Headache
by jimmy joe roche 10 years ago
Hey guys, So I've been reading a lot on this forum and on the compression Forum trying to figure out a sturdy work flow for the Blu-ray hardware and software I have. Here at my lab we have a Lacie D-2
Re: Blu-ray Headache
by Jesus Ali 10 years ago
I agree with the other responses. Get a copy of Roxio Toast 9, 10 or higher and the Roxio Blu-Ray Plug-in. (I believe that the Blu-Ray Consortium requires an extra charge for Blu-Ray authoring {reason
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Color Correction Filter not working
by David Cooke 10 years ago
Never had this happen in FCP. Neither the 3-Way CC or regular CC under your effects tab seems to be working. After applying to a clip, as you adjust "anything" on the filter, nothing happens. Could th
Re: Color Correction Filter not working
by David Cooke 10 years ago
Thanks to both of you. After a "church event tonight" I will try these possibles up in our edit suite. Just never ran into this either at my work or at my home suite. But after a few "basic" sessions
Flip 4 Mac?
by Vincent Strader 10 years ago
Sorry I'm cross posting, if this is deleted I understand. I posted it over in the windows forum. People in a city environment want things NOW and some understand the complexity of video.. others tend
Re: Flip 4 Mac?
by David Cooke 10 years ago
Just wanted let some of you know that "Flip4mac" is GREAT and a lifesaver at least for us here in the 49th TV market. Our occassional problem is if we upgrade too soon to the newest "Quicktime" releas
FCP 7 Install lose Favorites
by David Cooke 10 years ago
We have just installed FCS 3, and our "Favorites" folder in the Browser is EMPTY! Help. Anyway to go back and copy out of Studio 2 We've got about 100 favorites stored over the past 18 months. Thanks,
Re: FCP 7 Install lose Favorites
by David Cooke 10 years ago
Thanks John, we'll just live and learn for next time. D's Video
BCC plugins for Final Cut Pro
by David Cooke 12 years ago
Posted this problem on the FCP forum, but no responses. As part of our Art Dept.s After Effects Professional Upgrade, they recieved a rather extensive set of BBC plugins that work in Final Cut Pro. We
Re: BCC plugins for Final Cut Pro
by peter mcauley 12 years ago
Hi, Sorry to hear that you are unimpressed with the results that you are seeing while working with the BCC filters in FCP. I'd like to see if I can assist you in achieving more satisfactory results wi
Re: Non-Apple Memory Won't Work In The Latest G5's?
by David Cooke 14 years ago
I've got a Quad G5 with 16gigs of Ram and "So Far, So good". At the time only 1 (or very few makers had 2gb chips, so yes, I paid too much, but it works. The mfg was one I never heard of. Not the typi
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