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OT: Film is not dead!
by David Mathis 2 days ago
Came across this on Facebook in a Digital Bolex group this morning. Yes, this is a real film camera. Very nice to see a large format camera in production today. https: logmar.dk magellan-65mm
Re: OT: Film is not dead!
by Michael Gissing 1 day ago
I find it unusual that they built in a sound recorder. Surely anyone shooting 65mm film will have a separate sound recordist and clappers. It's a weird hybrid camera for sure. At least they should sel
OT: Smart Move from Adobe
by Scott Witthaus 1 month ago
apologies if this has already been posted: https: www.digitaltrends.com photography adobe-creative-cloud-price-drops-for-schools Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Visual Storyteller https: vimeo.com channe
Re: OT: Smart Move from Adobe
by David Mathis 4 days ago
I can t believe the amount of disparaging remarks I have seen on Facebook including a group that I am an admin in. One troll really did not like Adobe After Effects for whatever reason. He said it nee
FCPX and Fusion
by David Mathis 3 weeks ago
After playing around with the Fusion page in Resolve and Fusion itself I find myself enjoying a node based workflow even more. I feel it allows for more creativity with title work and adding spice to
Re: FCPX and Fusion
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
I do like the instances feature which was what I was inquiring about but agree with what you said. So many cool things about Fusion.
The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 4 weeks ago
The original promise of FCP X was great. Here was an approach that offered us a set of interesting new concepts and consequently some different ways of thinking about editing. I for one never had an a
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Re: The Real Menace of FCP X
by David Mathis 3 weeks ago
I hope Simon will stay as well. I may not agree completely with his opinions in his original post in this thead but I respect both his opinions and him. A healthy debate is always good. Simon, please
New Mac Pro?
by David Mathis 1 month ago
Just saw this on You Tube today. Looks like the trash can has morphed into a paper shredder with a convenient handle. Fascinitating. https: www.youtube.com watch v=TUPOG8z5j8I
It got so quiet here...
by Rainer Schubert 3 months ago
It s 2018, more than 5 years after Adobe cut the choice. (And I still receive eMails that there are discounts - only for a short time - if I will subscribe to CC - LOL) Just bought a new car, from wha
Re: It got so quiet here...
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Blackmagic is very unlikely to make a magnetic timeline. I attended a demo today of Resolve 15 and someone asked about that timeline at the end of the presentation. Blackmagic does not have any plans
News: Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
by Cow News Droid 2 months ago
The Boris FX Continuum VR Unit is now available free through May 31, 2018. Five 360 enabled plug-ins for immersive video post-production. (Boston, MA--May 1, 2018) The new Continuum VR Unit from Boris
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David Mathis liked this 2 months ago
Re: News: Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Just got an email about this the other day. I did not pass this deal up.
Smarter and Faster
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Steve Martin's Working Smarter and Faster presentation from NAB https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=1&v=MdqTwAPg6Qg - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Smarter and Faster
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
Steves typical excellent work. For editors not accustomed to in the FCP X editorial scheme, this will be a nice window into why editors new to X get so frustrated when it doesn't work like they expect
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David Mathis liked this 2 months ago
Picking your brains on vers 15
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
I've actually postponed my FCPX purchase to try this new version 15 out and see if I like it. But I can't get to downloading it for a little while. So I'm wondering how you users of 14 like this upgra
Re: Picking your brains on vers 15
by David Mathis 2 months ago
I am new this to workflow so it was confusion on my part. I am still trying to get my head around this way of doing things.
Fusion Page Question
by David Mathis 2 months ago
I might be missing something or just completely confused here so any help is greatly appreciated. I noticed that when you color grade a clip you must covert it to a new Fusion clip before going to the
Re: Fusion Page Question
by David Mathis 2 months ago
The grade I did inside of Resolve is not reflected in the Fusion page. I do understand your earlier posts but wondering why any color grading is not reflected in the Fusion page. For example, a clip h
Demystification: A Parable
by Simon Ubsdell 5 months 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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David Mathis liked this 5 months ago
Re: Demystification: A Parable
by David Mathis 5 months 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 6 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 Michael Gissing 6 months ago
Best wishes and happy holidays to all at the Cow and to all my fellow debaters here at this forum. And yes a special shout out to Tim. I hope we manage to keep you amused and engaged.
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David Mathis liked this 6 months ago
FCP X Summit: new features/news
by Andrew Kimery 8 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 Doug Metz 7 months ago
Michael Gissing "The Spherico tool looks good but I am not resending back to X or Pr these days mostly but if a client wants it and will bother to use the tool then that's great info I can pass on."
David Mathis liked this 8 months ago
This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 9 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 9 months ago
Maybe "This thread is why the forum is fun to read and respond to."
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David Mathis liked this 9 months ago
Shift key issues
by David Mathis 10 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 10 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
Time remapping
by David Mathis 10 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 10 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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Retiming Woes
by David Mathis 11 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 11 months ago
I am using 14 as of now. What you say makes sense. Will round trip before speed changes.
FCPX Retiming
by David Mathis 11 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 11 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 12 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 12 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
Does this intergrate with resolve like the regular protool R Marty
Re: protools free
by David Mathis 1 year 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 4 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
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
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
Does Mac (free) Fusion have Primatte?
by Burt Hazard 2 years ago
Greetings, I finally installed a second HD on my MacBook Pro with El Capitan and Fusion 8 (free) and I don't see the Primatte keyed under the Matte tools. I read in another forum on the web that it mi
Re: Does Mac (free) Fusion have Primatte?
by David Mathis 2 years ago
I see great things for Fusion. If there is a package like Nuke Studio I will be very happy to try that out. Not into compositing but I do like using Fusion to add some flare to my videos, all without
Quick question
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Looking to creating motion graphics like this. I like the minimal look and looking for some advice. Here is an example of what I would like to do: https: vimeo.com 14263496
Re: Quick question
by David Mathis 2 years ago
Thank you for responding. It looks like the people in the scene were painted somehow in Photoshop. I am guessing it was a photo that was stylized to look like that. Any ideas on how to proceed I said
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