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position tool won't stack clips
by Kyrina Bluerose 4 days ago
Hi, I am editing a music video and made a simple intercutting two-measure sequence in one (workshop) project and am now trying to place it in the correct place in the actual project. It won't stack ov
Re: position tool won't stack clips
by Jeremy Garchow 4 days ago
Kyrina Bluerose " It won't stack over the audio using arrow or position tool. " Position tool allows you to move a clip in the primary storyline and "overwrite" whatever is underneath the final posit
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What does Apple need to do better with FCPX?
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Here's one POV: http: alex4d.com notes item happy-7th-birthday-fcpx - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: What does Apple need to do better with FCPX?
by David Mathis 4 days ago
Here is my wish list: Built in mask tracking for color grading Hold and more ease options for keyframes Seperate colors for video and audio when video has attached audio Ability to sort events in the
Resolve 15.1 released
by David Cherniack 1 week ago
To follow up on my rather negative post about Resolve as an NLE.... They released 15.1 yesterday less than two weeks after their .01 bug fix release. It has a slew of new feature and fixed the bug tha
Re: Resolve 15.1 released
by David Mathis 7 days ago
It went from 15.1.0.024 to 15.1.0.025 making it likely a bug fix.
KeyFlow Pro 2.1
by David Mathis 7 days ago
KeyFlow Pro has just received an update. You can now import FCPX libraries and some other nice features have been added. The update is free for all version 2 users.
FCPX at IBC
by Oliver Peters 1 week ago
Any FCPX news coming out of the IBC presentations - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: FCPX at IBC
by David Mathis 1 week ago
I have not seen any news. Guess we will have to wait two more months. Did see an announcement about an update to KeyFkow Pro 2 and there are some nice features being added.
New Mac Pro?
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
I actually like this one. https: www.youtube.com watch v=P3reGtDdTzc
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Re: New Mac Pro?
by Tangier Clarke 6 days ago
LOL - this will take up an entire power strip or PSU.
The next release of Adobe Video Tools at IBC
by Steve Connor 2 weeks ago
https: theblog.adobe.com storytelling-with-smarter-tools scid=eb06eee2-6eb8-492b-ae5e-a88a44023cef&mv=social&mv2=owned_social Some interesting stuff
Re: The next release of Adobe Video Tools at IBC
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
I agree, those updates are very exciting. The additional color grading features are very nice as well as the Motin Graphics templates. It is nice to see Adobe adding very useful and valuable features.
Vimeo Stock Footage
by David Mathis 3 weeks ago
Vimeo is now in the stock footage game. This looks to be interesting and might offer a great value. Love to hear your thoughts! https: vimeo.com stock
Re: Vimeo Stock Footage
by David Mathis 2 weeks ago
Thank you Dennis! I guess I missed it somehow but will definitely go month to month. I will also check out the credit pack option as well. Thank you for the fast response.
Vote for new forum name
by Herb Sevush 4 weeks ago
This forum's name will soon be changed. I'm proposing that all who are interested vote for the best possible name. I do not want any discussion or persuading in this thread, simply list the name you p
Re: Vote for new forum name
by Shane Ross 4 weeks ago
"I'm right, you're wrong....neener." Seriously...forget the "A" and just call it "the great NLE debate." Or "My NLE is better than your NLE...neener." Shane Little Frog Post Read my blog, Little Frog
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This forum's name will change to "Apple Talk" in the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 1 month ago
I wanted to inform the members of this forum that when we come up in the new system slated to premiere in October, this forum's name will change to Apple Talk because the current title has not worn we
Re: This forum's name will change to "Apple Talk" in the new system
by Bob Zelin 1 month ago
Hi - Andrew is being so politically correct and polite. The original point of this forum was to open a "boxing ring" for people that hated FCP X and wanted to express their opinions about this. Of cou
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David Mathis liked this 1 month ago
Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts
by Craig Seeman 3 months ago
Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts http: www.philiphodgetts.com 2018 06 maybe-10-years-is-enough-for-final-cut-pro-x I had been thinking about the "next direction" given th
Re: Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
Meh. Scenario: Among our editors: Jane likes things one way because of how she thinks. Robert likes things organized quite differently because of how he thinks. They re both great editors - but each r
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David Mathis liked this 3 months ago
Timing Question
by David Mathis 3 months ago
I bring a clip into Fusion and want to add a 3D title. I want the title to appear two seconds after thr clip starts and end two seconds before the clip ends. I noticed in the timeline changing the tim
Re: Timing Question
by David Mathis 3 months ago
Thank you! That explains why Resolve replaced Timeline with Keyframes. My other question is about using a portion of a clip but have it be somewhere in the middle, say like 10 seconds in. Is that too
The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 4 months 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 Jeremy Garchow 4 months ago
Simon- I hope you don t leave for good. Your contributions to both discussions on this forum, and to the greater FCPX ecosystem are great. I hope to see you in future threads.
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It got so quiet here...
by Rainer Schubert 7 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 Mark Suszko 7 months ago
Motion.
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David Mathis liked this 5 months ago
News: Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
by Cow News Droid 5 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 5 months ago
Re: News: Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
by David Mathis 5 months ago
Just got an email about this the other day. I did not pass this deal up.
Smarter and Faster
by Oliver Peters 5 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 5 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 5 months ago
Picking your brains on vers 15
by Mark Suszko 6 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 9 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 8 months ago
Re: Demystification: A Parable
by David Mathis 8 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 9 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 9 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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Shift key issues
by David Mathis 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
I am using 14 as of now. What you say makes sense. Will round trip before speed changes.
FCPX Retiming
by David Mathis 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
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.
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.
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 3 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 3 years ago
No, but that is fixed now. Perhaps some Ripple Training is in order.
Generator question
by David Mathis 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
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