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2 million plus users
by Michael Gissing 5 days ago
I was surprised to get an email from HitFilm announcing that their user base had hit 2.1 million. Given that Apple announced FCPX had hit 2 million users just 10 month ago, I was surprised at how much
Re: 2 million plus users
by David Mathis 5 days ago
I have yet to meet anyone that uses the software. Feature films have been primarily edited in Final Cut Pro, Premiere or Avid from my understanding. I wonder what the numbers are for Lightworks which
OT: iPhone X vs blender
by David Mathis 1 week ago
Surely they can t be serious. https: www.youtube.com watch v=KWqw5SpITg8
Re: OT: iPhone X vs blender
by Michael Gissing 5 days ago
Bill Davis "Said someone who likely didn't grow up where the ONLY content you could consume outside your living room was via AM radio broadcast. " I'm 60 Bill and my first AM radio had valves. Of cou
Is the Adobe Creative Cloud debate dead?
by Neil Sadwelkar 1 month ago
I checked the 'Adobe Creative Cloud debate' forum here at the Cow. And the last post there was Oct 2017. In the entire 2017, there were 3 posts at that forum. As many as this forum sees in an hour on
Re: Is the Adobe Creative Cloud debate dead?
by David Mathis 3 weeks ago
I refuse to get on a turnpike with no off ramp. I am already starting to complain. Resolve is a one time fee with a free upgrade cycle. So far, Apple is going the same direction. Why would anyone want
Demystification: A Parable
by Simon Ubsdell 1 month ago
Imagine, if you will, an apartment building. It has roughly 25 and a half floors (probably designed originally by Charlie Kaufman, who knows ), but only around 20 of these floors are actually used by
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Re: Demystification: A Parable
by David Mathis 1 month ago
I think I found a video describing what Simon is referring to. I have been on elevators that have behaved this though not to this level. Pun intended! https: www.youtube.com watch v=sDoTu43wCvI
Happy Holidays to All, but most especially to ...
by Simon Ubsdell 2 months ago
... Tim Wilson. Not only does he do an amazing, tireless job of keeping this fantastic resource available to us all, but he's also brilliant, and funny, and generous, and ridiculously knowledgeable, a
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Re: Happy Holidays to All, but most especially to ...
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Thank you Uncle Tim for all of your hard work and for putting up with us. Without your hard work and dedication this website would be very boring. Please continue keeping us informed, entertained and
Metal 2 and legacy Macs
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Metal 2 appears to spell the end-of-the-line for legacy Apple hardware. If you've been nursing along a Mac Pro tower with updates, it is still possible to install macOS High Sierra. However, these mac
Re: Metal 2 and legacy Macs
by David Mathis 2 months ago
I think we will know Thursday. I hope my old cheese grater towe can handle that new fangled version otherwise it will be another therapy session.
OT Serious bug in High Sierra!
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
https: www.macrumors.com 2017 11 28 macos-high-sierra-bug-admin-access "Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines " W.Soyka
Re: OT Serious bug in High Sierra!
by David Mathis 3 months ago
Just saw that on Facebook today. I guess that makes Mac OS the new Windows.
iMac Pro or next year's Mac Pro?
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
So the new iMac Pro should be available in the next couple of weeks, is anyone thinking of getting one I'm very interested but also intrigued by next year's Mac Pro as well "Traditional NLEs have time
Re: iMac Pro or next year's Mac Pro?
by David Mathis 3 months ago
Have yet to see what the new Mac Pro looks like, if it even exists.
FCP X Summit: new features/news
by Andrew Kimery 4 months ago
Peter Wiggins on Twitter is posting screen shots of the new color grading tools in X (wheels and curves). Color board is still there though (user can pick which UI to use). https: twitter.com PeterWig
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Re: FCP X Summit: new features/news
by David Mathis 4 months ago
It feels more like Resolve minus the tracks.
This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 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 6 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
Clip Skimmer
by Steve Connor 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 Steve Connor 6 months ago
I assume many of us here use FCPX every day and are very happy with it as well. Doesn't make very interesting reading though. Although I'm sure you'll get at least one post pointing out you could do t
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Retiming Woes
by David Mathis 7 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 7 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 7 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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David Mathis liked this 7 months ago
Re: In-app purchases in FCPX
by Michael Hadley 7 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
FCPX Retiming
by David Mathis 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 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
Smart Collections Issue?
by David Mathis 9 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 9 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
Feature Request: Keywords
by David Mathis 9 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 9 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 1 year 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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
protools free
by Ricardo Marty 11 months ago
Does this intergrate with resolve like the regular protool R Marty
Re: protools free
by David Mathis 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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.
Clone Question
by David Mathis 1 year 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 1 year ago
Andy, I also used a link parameter behavior so the inner and outer glow are the same color.
Bolex H16
by David Mathis 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Re: Resolve 12.5.1
by Andy Edwards 2 years ago
David Mathis "All without a subscription! ;-)" But can it export to all flavors of ProRes on Windows ;-)
Oh DAMN.
by Bill Davis 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
If only Apple would update FCPX, like that will happen anytine soon.
What are "Sets"?
by James Kumorek 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
Apple ProRes 4444 should support alpha channel.
CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Andy Field 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
DaVinci Resolve 12.3.2 is now available
by Peter Chamberlain 2 years ago
DaVinci Resolve 12.3.2 is now available on our support web site. https: www.blackmagicdesign.com suppor ... and-fusion These are no charge updates to existing customers and for DaVinci Resolve users.
Re: DaVinci Resolve 12.3.2 is now available
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Probably will not see a new version until later in the year. I cannot wait for NAB to get here. We will most likely see another update or so before a new version. I hope it will be something like Nuke
Motion Title Question
by David Mathis 2 years ago
I recently published out a title template to FCP X only to have a question come about. I published out a title template with a drop zone and an image mask assigned to the text layer. It is a rectangle
Re: Motion Title Question
by David Mathis 2 years ago
No, but that is fixed now. Perhaps some Ripple Training is in order.
Generator question
by David Mathis 2 years ago
I decided to go ahead and do my own countdown leader. I did it at 24 FPS in Motion. Will this work for all frame rates inside of Final Cut or will I need to do one for each frame rate Second question
Re: Generator question
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Trying to figure out the animation of this circle: https: m.youtube.com watch v=f3AHWg07y0I Any suggestions
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