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12 TB Hard Drive
by David Mathis 2 days ago
What you see is not a typo. There is not a missing decimal point. https: www.wdc.com about-wd newsroom press-room 2017-09-12-western-digital-ships-12tb-wd-gold-hard-drives-to-meet-growing-capacity-req
Re: 12 TB Hard Drive
by Bill Davis 13 hours ago
Bob Zelin "And Bill Davis will be the first person to edit with FCP XX on the iWatch and tell us that we are all idiots and that editing 8K on the iWatch is the best thing that ever happened to the p
High Sierra
by Oliver Peters 3 weeks ago
https: www.cnet.com news 7-things-to-know-before-upgrading-to-macos-high-sierra-10-13 http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2001-the-new-macos-high-sierra-is-launched-today-should-you-upgrade - Oliv
Re: High Sierra
by David Mathis 3 weeks ago
Is it possible something has changed in the initial launch I am going to look in Disk Utility to see what file system the SSD is using.
DaVinci Resolve 14 for Final Cut Pro 7 Users
by David Lawrence 4 weeks ago
Lost count of how many times she says "Just like in Final Cut Pro 7" but I found myself smiling quite a lot. At $299 it's a no-brainer no matter what your current NLE of choice. https: www.youtube.com
Re: DaVinci Resolve 14 for Final Cut Pro 7 Users
by David Mathis 4 weeks ago
I am not sure that Resolve would be my choice as an NLE as it still has some stability issues. As for cutting a feature it might be my first choice but Final Cut fits my needs for now.
This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 1 month ago
I want to thank the Creative Cow for having this forum. It is a good place filled with interesting information. Having said that this forum is titled Apple Final Cut Pro Debates for a reason. This for
Re: This video is what the forum is all about
by Claude Lyneis 1 month ago
Maybe "This thread is why the forum is fun to read and respond to."
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Shift key issues
by David Mathis 2 months ago
I am trying to rearrange clips vertically (connected storylines) but when the vertical movement is not always constrained like it should be. The clip may start moving around and not go exactly where I
Re: Shift key issues
by David Mathis 2 months ago
If they are connected clipsit works. Secondary storylines are another issue. I have tried this with the both the selection and position tools. Perhaps it has something to do with the clips being in a
This looks interesting
by David Mathis 2 months ago
It now looks like Final Cut Pro X is not the only NLE with a trackless timeline. http: www.doddlenews.com news-room mistika-insight-a-different-kind-of-free-editing-app Thoughts
Re: This looks interesting
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Bill Davis "If "tracklessness" was the driver in X it would be one thing. " I completely agree, which is why I said it was a non-issue in another post. However, it's the fans who keep whining, "but i
Clip Skimmer
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
I've been spending some time with beta 7 of Resolve, which I'm really enjoying, definitely going to use it as my video and audio finishing tool alongside FCPX. But I did notice that it has clip skimmi
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Re: Clip Skimmer
by David Mathis 2 months ago
I have been playing with the retiming features in Resolve which are good but I honestly feel Final Cut is better. I don't mind color grading in Resolve then back to Final Cut for the other stuff. I wi
Time remapping
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Just digging into editing a bit more in Resolve but have a quick question. I am retiming part of a clip but decide later to change the frame where the speed changes end. For example, there is a clip o
Re: Time remapping
by Joseph Owens 2 months ago
David Mathis "f it is posible to do in Resolve. " Yes, it is, using keyframes. Review the Chapter covering the Edit Page, Variable-speed effects. jPo, CSI "I always pass on free advice -- its never o
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FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
I really have nothing important to say here. Since I've posted a couple of OT threads contributing nothing about how X actually functions... I'll spend today (Sunday) doing 20 pages of narration work
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Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Two things that need to be addressed: keyframes and image sequences. There are no hold keyframes in Final Cut and as far as I can remember it never has. I have been with Final Cut since version 3 thou
Retiming Woes
by David Mathis 3 months ago
I did all my editing in Final Cut Pro X with Resolve handling the color correction. All the variable speed changes I applied in Final Cut Pro X show up in Resolve without issue. The issue becomes when
Re: Retiming Woes
by David Mathis 3 months ago
I am using 14 as of now. What you say makes sense. Will round trip before speed changes.
In-app purchases in FCPX
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Just a "what if" question. We've kicked around various discussions of whether the ProApps team should or should not develop or add advanced features to FCPX strictly targeting the professional editing
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Re: In-app purchases in FCPX
by Michael Hadley 3 months ago
Great idea! I would def pay $$ for a robust audio mixing solution, a more powerful color correction system, and possibly other add-ons I don't even know I'd like. Would pay $150-$300 per module, no pr
What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Just because the other thread became so derailed. It would be nice to have some sort of submaster master routing in the Audio Lanes mode so that you can add effects, like a broadcast limiting filter.
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Re: What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Oliver Peters " Simon Ubsdell "And then put it in the bin" Or would that be in the "event" " Well played, sir! Simon Ubsdell tokyo productions hawaiki
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FCPX Retiming
by David Mathis 3 months ago
Will any retiming effects in Final Cut Pro translate over to Resolve I prefer to have a locked edit before grading. Perhaps it would be better to grade then retime in Final Cut later Thank you in adva
Re: FCPX Retiming
by Michael Gissing 3 months ago
I have had no issues with basic speed change values. The only issue is that the shot comes in as a compound clip and to 'decompose' as Resolve calls it, I have to take off the speed change and then re
Sharing Motion Templates
by David Mathis 4 months ago
I have a rather basic question. I like to create my own Motion templates and would like to share them with others. I was wondering if their is a way when they download the file the template automatica
Re: Sharing Motion Templates
by Bret Williams 4 months ago
To do what you really want requires a installer package. For commercial purposes you'd need a paid Apple Developer account with access to package maker and some training. Another option is the package
Apple WWDC
by Oliver Peters 4 months ago
Some take-aways: Best cumulative Apple product announcements in a loooong time. New higher-nits screens in the iMacs and iPads will give users better screens than most of the pro video screens we all
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David Lawrence liked this 4 months ago
Re: Apple WWDC
by Jeremy Garchow 4 months ago
andy patterson "I was wondering about the future of the Mac Mini." It's in every future iPhone user's pocket.
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Final nail in FCP 7s coffin?
by Al LeVine 4 months ago
During its Platform State of the Union keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple told developers that macOS High Sierra will be the "last macOS release to support 32-bit apps without compr
Re: Final nail in FCP 7s coffin?
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Andy Neil "I don't cut with it anymore, I just don't want to get rid of my disks. They cost me $1200. Andy " Frame them, hang them on the wall and call it art
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David Mathis liked this 4 months ago
Dear Apple
by Steve Connor 4 months ago
Thanks very much for you recent announcements, I have to admit that I was wavering for a while, I'd been looking at PC configurations and working in Premiere Pro a bit more just in case I chose to swi
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David Mathis liked this 4 months ago
Re: Dear Apple
by Robin S. Kurz 4 months ago
David Mathis "and VR capabilities." Pretty easy call, seeing that it has been everything but explicitly announced. But also something I'm personally not the least bit interested in, nor do I get the
Smart Collections Issue?
by David Mathis 5 months ago
I am not sure if this is a bug or not. I set up a custom key word collection which includes the following: Type Text Reel Camera Name Camera Angle Scene Take Keywords Roles The issue is when I select
Re: Smart Collections Issue?
by Noah Kadner 5 months ago
Either a bug or an unexpected combo of rules. Submit a bug report w Apple. Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops XinTwo - FCPX Training
Well, THIS should kickstart a few discussions soon...
by Bill Davis 5 months ago
Off the Tracks A Documentary about the FCP X Launch coming soon. https: www.youtube.com watch v=H7Wzxiefbig&feature=youtu.be ; ) Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mas
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Re: Well, THIS should kickstart a few discussions soon...
by andy patterson 5 months ago
Bill Davis " Brett Sherman "I just find it a bit myopic to spend my time watching a documentary about an editing application" Sure. But I might have thought watching a documentary about a musician th
Feature Request: Keywords
by David Mathis 5 months ago
As much as I love organizing in Final Cut Pro X there has to be a better way to use keywords. I am hoping that in a next update they will allow for keyword libraries. Each library can contain its own
Re: Feature Request: Keywords
by David Mathis 5 months ago
I completely agree with you. I just sent Apple some feedback and sincerely hope they will implement that feature. Of course it is possible to add folders and store keywords in there. It just seems cou
FCPX 10.3 Bugs
by Oliver Peters 12 months ago
This seems like a good place to start listing bugs as you run across them. So far I've hit these intermittent UI bugs: 1. Occasionally the playhead loses focus on which is the active pane in dual disp
Re: FCPX 10.3 Bugs
by David Mathis 5 months ago
Two very annoying bugs I have encountered: The first is when I change a video role on oneclip in the event browser it changes the video role of another clip or the video role field is empty. The other
Best workflow practices FCPX to Fusion
by David Mathis 6 months ago
Simon, Thank you for your excellent work and I always enjoy reading your posts. I just installed the free version of Fusion and trying to navigate around it. You mentioned Fusion Clip earlier and I ha
Re: Best workflow practices FCPX to Fusion
by Simon Ubsdell 6 months ago
Hi David Great to see you here! I'd recommend that you watch my new tutorial on Fusion Connect here to get an understanding of the basics of how it works: https: youtu.be Z2D58JPIa0o It's essentially
Returning or selling AppStore Version
by Sascha Engel 6 months ago
Hi, I have a bizarre issue with the AppStore Version of DaVinci. A while ago I bought this version, knowing about some limitations in comparison to the Dongle Version. But now, having a new 980ti Card
Re: Returning or selling AppStore Version
by David Mathis 6 months ago
If you can get your hands on a used dongle you should be able get the Studio version (in beta) from the BMD website. Going forward I don't know how the licensing will work. I wish there was better new
OT Resolve 14
by Steve Connor 6 months ago
BMD press conference will be on shortly but a number of pictures have been appearing on forums showing that it now has a "Fairlight" tab!
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Re: OT Resolve 14
by Steve Connor 6 months ago
Price drop for full Resolve Software to $299!
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David Mathis liked this 6 months ago
protools free
by Ricardo Marty 7 months ago
Does this intergrate with resolve like the regular protool R Marty
Re: protools free
by David Mathis 6 months ago
I hope to see something along those lines. With that said, I am going to keep Final Cut Pro X as my main NLE for now. Still interested in seeing which direction Resolve takes.
Adding new fonts to the library motion 5
by Catalina Mesa 3 years ago
Hello, The title says everything. I can't find the answer on the manuel. Driving me crazy! It keeps telling me how I add fonts to my project... but I need to ad a new font. Using Motion 5. Coul you pl
Re: Adding new fonts to the library motion 5
by David Mathis 6 months ago
Mark, What are some good sources to purchase additional fonts from I was considering using dafont.com as a possibility. Has anyone had experience with them
Media management question
by Anton Antokhin 6 months ago
Hi - still a bit mystified by FCPX media management and would love a clarification. When you consolidate, does FCP copy or move the media Let's say I created a new library A on my internal SSD and imp
Re: Media management question
by David Mathis 6 months ago
I think it would be possible to hold down the Command key while dragging to the other Library to move the Events to the other Library though not sure about this.
Lightworks 14
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
LIGHTWORKS 14.0: A REINVENTED NLE https: www.provideocoalition.com lightworks-14-0-reinvented-nle Interesting to compare Free and Pro. https: www.lwks.com index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=
Re: Lightworks 14
by Bob Woodhead 7 months ago
But it uses tracks. I though we were past those. :D
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David Mathis liked this 6 months ago
Free Media 100
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
And now another free NLE https: www.media100.com mc_cid=e0554e7454&mc_eid=e2bfdf9c20 - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpeters.com
Re: Free Media 100
by Andrew Kimery 7 months ago
For the longest time I thought about buying it for $99 just for Boris RED. Now I'm glad to see my procrastination has been rewarded! lol
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David Mathis liked this 7 months ago
Color Finale Competitor?
by David Mathis 7 months ago
Was just wandering on Facebook when this ad showed up: http: store.pixelfilmstudios.com product fcpx-colorist It has a couple of features that look nice. Has anyone heard of them Thought about adding
Re: Color Finale Competitor?
by Bill Davis 7 months ago
What troubles me is that EVERY product that comes across my radar from PFS seems to be a knockoff of an easily identifiable original. It's as if we hear a catchy and original pop song and sure enough
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David Mathis liked this 7 months ago
Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Simon Ubsdell 7 months ago
Enough is enough is ENOUGH! My electricity supplier has heaped infamy upon tyranny by asking me to pay a monthly subscription for my power. And at last I have decided that this cannot stand. I cannot
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Jason Jenkins liked this 7 months ago
Re: Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Scott Witthaus 7 months ago
Simon Ubsdell " Nothing is more important than RESISTING THE TYRANNY OF SUBSCRIPTION. " I like the other model: where you pay once for your power and all the power and updates come free. Why would AN
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David Mathis liked this 7 months ago
Clone Question
by David Mathis 9 months ago
I am trying to make a template for a video in text effect. Here is what I am trying to do: Use text as a matte Have a background Have outline of text The problem is when I clone the text layer. I can
Re: Clone Question
by David Mathis 9 months ago
Andy, I also used a link parameter behavior so the inner and outer glow are the same color.
Bolex H16
by David Mathis 11 months ago
I purchased a used H16 a couple of months ago. Is there anyway I can get a motor installed on the camera for longer takes Was wondering if this possible and a rough estimate in cost. I am near the Dal
Re: Bolex H16
by Todd Terry 11 months ago
There are definitely motors for the H16. I was curious enough to look to see if any were still around, there's one on eBay right now for 40 bucks. I'm not sure if there were ever any crystal motors fo
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 1 year ago
Plug-in leader Boris FX acquires Sapphire tools and team to become the powerhouse in post-production software industry (Boston, MA--September 9, 2016) Boris FX , the leader in integrated VFX and workf
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Re: News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by David Mathis 1 year ago
I hope that Sapphire will be supported in FCPX at some point.
News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by Cow News Droid 1 year ago
Virtual Reality, Character Animation, Advanced Collaboration, and 3D Innovations across After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more (San Jose, CA--September 6, 2016) Adobe today revealed a series of innovat
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Re: News: Adobe Unveils Sweeping Feature and Performance Updates to Adobe Creative Cloud Applications at IBC 2016
by David Mathis 1 year ago
I am seriously thinking of moving over to a Resolve and Fusion workflow after editing is done. The big reason I have to say nodes. I much rather add effects to a single shot or even multiple shots usi
Resolve 12.5.1
by David Mathis 1 year ago
This is not a maintenance update. Some new features have been added the biggest one is for Windows users. They can now use ProRes without needing QuickTime on the machine. All without a subscription!
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Jim Wiseman liked this 1 year ago
Re: Resolve 12.5.1
by Andy Edwards 1 year ago
David Mathis "All without a subscription! ;-)" But can it export to all flavors of ProRes on Windows ;-)
Oh DAMN.
by Bill Davis 1 year ago
Just looked at my credit card statement. A year ago Adobe was nice and gave me a free year of Photo Subscription because I had a major hassle getting a double subscription cancelled. Two months after
Re: Oh DAMN.
by David Mathis 1 year ago
Oh fudge only I didn't say fudge . . . I believe you can purchase a 1 year plan at your local Best Buy store. The downside is you have to pay for the entire subscription upfront but at least you don't
A Point Release? WTF?
by Daniel McClintock 1 year ago
And I suppose we'll finally get Adobe CC 2016 during their November update! Arrggghh! -------------------- "Sometimes Life Needs a Cmd-Z!"
Re: A Point Release? WTF?
by David Mathis 1 year ago
If only Apple would update FCPX, like that will happen anytine soon.
What are "Sets"?
by James Kumorek 1 year ago
So, I'm slowly becoming familiar with Fusion and hope to use it in some upcoming projects. I see that all the tools have these "s1 s2 s3 s4..." buttons along the top of their configuration panels. The
Re: What are "Sets"?
by David Mathis 1 year ago
Probably one of the most useful features. What of your thoughts of using Fusion as part of finishing I am by no means a compositor as I lack the skills necessary.
What is your game plan?
by David Mathis 1 year ago
Now with the debate officially over long ago just curious as to what direction everyone has gone. Are you still using Adobe or have you gone another direction For those that are currently subscribed t
Re: What is your game plan?
by David Mathis 1 year ago
Just noticed that Automatic Duck has a send to Motion thing for FCP X which is nice.
Sending clips to Fusion
by David Mathis 1 year ago
I am running the most current version of Resolve but do have a quick workflow question. I will pretty much film in raw format so what is the best way to get that footage to Fusion and back I prefer to
Re: Sending clips to Fusion
by Karsten Fischer 1 year ago
Yes, it does. But since Resolve will have to transcode it anyway - its not linking to a clip in your media pool, I'd use dpx or tiff or maybe quicktime uncompressed for Fusion connect. It does, howeve
Import mov with png codec / need alpha channel
by Mike Huber 1 year ago
I am a Vegas Movie Studio user. Wanted to try Resolve now. I need to import those nice free lower thirds: http: bluefx.net after-effects-templates free-lower-third-template Those are mov files contain
Re: Import mov with png codec / need alpha channel
by David Mathis 1 year ago
Apple ProRes 4444 should support alpha channel.
CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Andy Field 1 year ago
What's up with that http: www.provideocoalition.com creative-cloud-trial-reduction
Re: CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by David Mathis 1 year ago
Craig, your post is spot on. I know that some companies strictly prohibit a try out period being used for commercial work or publishing out any work to be uploaded to various sources. As an example, T
No news?
by David Mathis 2 years ago
I thought the message board would light up. I mean there has to be something that we can debate from NAB news. Guess the light bulbs need replacing.
Re: No news?
by David Mathis 1 year ago
Was not looking for a debate was just curious about NAB news. I did go to the Adobe site and found some nice features. Right now I am happy with my current system but willing to consider other options
NAB - News?
by Andy Winter 2 years ago
dear all, i am surprised that still no photo of a blackmagic-nab-ad-banner can be found anywhere is there going to be an announcement of a new version of davinci resolve or anything else fabulous as i
Re: NAB - News?
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Not sure Resolve being an editor just yet but looks like it is getting closer to be a finishing tool. The reason I am sticking with Final Cut for editing is roles which allows me to output several ver
ProRes Film vs Video
by David Mathis 2 years ago
I do realize this is probably an idiot question so apologies in advance. Seeing that Cinema DNG files are not supported natuvely in FCP X at the moment I am considering a ProRes workflow shooting in t
Re: ProRes Film vs Video
by Keith Stark 1 year ago
boys shoot prores, men shoot RAW...... I mostly shoot raw, you get about another stop of range from it plus the extra resolution. You can always convert to cineform with Resolve and keep the native 24
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