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Clone Question
by David Mathis 1 month 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 month ago
Andy, I also used a link parameter behavior so the inner and outer glow are the same color.
10.3.2 Is out - WOW review from a huge X facility in Europe.
by Bill Davis 1 month ago
My friend Mads Larsen Nielsen - who works at the huge Metronome facility in Europe posted this on today's 10.3.2 update to FCP X... "I kid you not when I say this this, for us at Metronome and basical
Re: 10.3.2 Is out - WOW review from a huge X facility in Europe.
by David Mathis 1 month ago
Nice update but still no out of sync indicators.
FCP 10.3.2 Update
by David Mathis 1 month ago
Motion and Compresser is updated as well. Mainly a maintenance update. http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 1920-final-cut-pro-x-updated-to-10-3-2-motion-to-5-3-1-and-compressor-to-4-3-1
OT: Kodak Super 8 Camera
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Was on Facebook today and the camera is scheduled to be available for purchase this spring (actual date is unknown). While the camera looks impressive the cost is a bit much. We are talking $2,000 in
Re: OT: Kodak Super 8 Camera
by David Mathis 1 month ago
I don't recall one way or the other. I did inquire if developing and transfer was included in the price. At the moment the answe is no. It might be when the cameras are available later this year but n
2017
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
Happy New Year to you all, what are you looking forward too this year
Re: 2017
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Getting a film camera Seeing if there is another significant update to FCPX Waiting for the next debate regarding software Waiting for a new Mac Pro
Christmas Crap - A Gift ☃️
by Charlie Austin 2 months ago
If you're on FB or the Twitter maybe you've seen this. If not, I've zipped up some random, shoddy Generators I've had lying around as a wonderful Holiday gift! If they seem to be of any use, grab 'em
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Re: Christmas Crap - A Gift ☃️
by David Mathis 2 months ago
I thought Final Cut Pro X already had a color bar. You do know Apple reinvented the color wheel ;-)
This is encouraging
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
http: www.macrumors.com 2016 12 19 apple-tim-cook-desktops-roadmap
Re: This is encouraging
by David Mathis 2 months ago
The new Mac Mini looks intersting if the photo is correct. Reminds me of the Tube in a more compact size. Honey, have you seen my metal donut The dog ate it!
Going Rouge! Way off topic...
by Charlie Austin 2 months ago
Sorry, couldn't stop myself... ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools. " I still need to play Track Tetris som
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Re: Going Rouge! Way off topic...
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
OT I thought Rogue One was great and a film the SW franchise fans all deserve - but that said, for my money the class of the field out there this Christmas is Collateral Beauty. Incredible script - st
At least one NLE is making great use of the new Touch Bar
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
https: 9to5mac.com 2016 12 16 davinci-resolve-studio-12-5-4-touch-bar-macbook-pro
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Re: At least one NLE is making great use of the new Touch Bar
by Tero Ahlfors 2 months ago
Bill Davis "But pointing out how people tend to look for reasons to hate anything Apple creates (The Touch Bar of the thread topic being the latest and greatest example) - particularly when they have
Bolex H16
by David Mathis 3 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 3 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
Overwrite edit on clip in secondary storyline
by David Mathis 4 months ago
As much as I love FCPX there are a few things that really irritate me. One of them is trying to replace a clip in a secondary storyline. I want to set in and out points on the clip I want overwrite on
Re: Overwrite edit on clip in secondary storyline
by David Mathis 4 months ago
I also found the range tool works as well. I need to stop pushing the button to see what happens next. LOL
News: Boris FX and GenArts Announce Significant Merger of Industry-Leading Visual Effects Software Companies
by Cow News Droid 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 6 months ago
Re: Resolve 12.5.1
by Andy Edwards 6 months ago
David Mathis "All without a subscription! ;-)" But can it export to all flavors of ProRes on Windows ;-)
Oh DAMN.
by Bill Davis 7 months 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 6 months 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
using a LUT = paying for a plug-in?
by Philip Fass 7 months ago
Canon provides a free LUT for my camera, but it looks like I need to buy a 3rd party plug-in to use it. Is that right Hard to find a direct answer to that question. (LUT Uitility seems fine but I've b
Re: using a LUT = paying for a plug-in?
by David Mathis 7 months ago
I use Color Final alongside mLut, a nice combination.
Copy Event To New Library
by David Mathis 7 months ago
Here is the scenario: Library A is on external drive with media located outside the library Library B is on system drive with media location to be outside library but on same drive with library I then
Re: Copy Event To New Library
by David Mathis 7 months ago
Hand drive to another editor.
Tea leaves and b.s.
by Jeremy Garchow 8 months ago
Just got an email that Color Finale 1.5 (now with undo!) is launching Tuesday next. Tuesday is an interesting day to pick, isn't it I mean I know there's a holiday Monday, but still, what do Tuesday's
Re: Tea leaves and b.s.
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
Jeremy Garchow "Like, 2 seconds after I sent this I got an email about Color Finale 1.5 being available for download. " Like the old bumper sticker says, "I feel so much better since I gave up hope."
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David Mathis liked this 8 months ago
Media Composer is now just like iMovie! I'm switching!
by Charlie Austin 8 months ago
Downloading now... ;-) ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools. " I still need to play Track Tetris sometimes.
Re: Media Composer is now just like iMovie! I'm switching!
by Charlie Austin 8 months ago
Shane Ross "I want to know who ducks audio AFTER they edit scenes I mean, I duck it as I edit. I can't edit with music up full the whole time " I know huh Been messing with it a little and it's prett
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David Mathis liked this 8 months ago
A Point Release? WTF?
by Daniel McClintock 8 months 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 Joseph W. Bourke 8 months ago
Wow Bill! You show up here to cackle and crow and throw stones, but when someone so much as mentions anything you consider negative toward FCPX on "your" forum, you belittle them and consider them cav
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David Mathis liked this 8 months ago
Consolidate and copy between library questions
by David Mathis 8 months ago
Is there a difference between consolidate library and consolidate event files Also, when copying between libraries I notice the original media is not copied to the new location when the media is store
Re: Consolidate and copy between library questions
by Jeremy Garchow 8 months ago
If your media is external to the library, the physical media won't move on a "copy", but only the instance of the clip between the libraries in FCPX will copy. Consolidating will move a copy of the ph
Apple is discontinuing the only monitor it makes, the Thunderbolt Display
by Craig Seeman 8 months ago
Apple officially discontinues Thunderbolt Display, points users towards third-party options http: 9to5mac.com 2016 06 23 apple-discontinues-thunderbolt-display Apple is discontinuing the only monitor
Re: Monitor with integrated GPU coming next?
by Tim Wilson 8 months ago
Cool link, thanks Craig! I think that the first comment on that article gets it right though. If Apple's solution was truly imminent, they might have at least waved a hand at it, like Timmy C did with
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David Mathis liked this 8 months ago
wwdc
by Tom Sefton 8 months ago
Ummmm..... It's the first time I've really taken note, but can someone with more experience say whether all major announcements come in the first keynote address, because some updates to messaging, ph
Re: wwdc
by Jeremy Garchow 8 months ago
I think it's hilarious that he rebuilt the old MacPro. I don't think Apple needs any help in deciding what parts are available for a computer. It would make 'more sense' for Apple to license an OS to
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David Mathis liked this 8 months ago
Oh Update Where Art Thou?
by David Mathis 8 months ago
It is now the middle of June with me waiting for another update to FCP X wondering what gives. I am getting worried that it might be the next item that will be on the EOL list. Guess it is time for Pl
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Tim Wilson liked this 8 months ago
Re: Oh Update Where Art Thou?
by Neil Sadwelkar 8 months ago
Just as many rumour sites 'read the tea leaves' on dwindling stocks or big discount on a particular item to predict an impending update, when I start seeing discounts on tutorials on a particular soft
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David Mathis liked this 8 months ago
Oooh, a new name!
by Charlie Austin 8 months ago
Discuss. Or not... :-) ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools. " I still need to play Track Tetris sometimes.
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Re: Oooh, a new name!
by Jeremy Garchow 8 months ago
eff-see-pee-ex It's what all the cool kids say.
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David Mathis liked this 8 months ago
What are "Sets"?
by James Kumorek 8 months 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 8 months 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.
New FCPX next week?
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
The rumor mill seems to point to next week's WWDC to be a software-oriented event, instead of showcasing new Apple hardware. I wonder if that will include the next version of FCPX http: 9to5mac.com 20
Re: New FCPX next week?
by Andrew Kimery 9 months ago
Oliver Peters "Then the following year after some AI-learning: "Hey dummy - clean it up yourself!"" Me: "See how you like life without your battery charger..." Siri Roomba: "You wouldn't dare!" Me: "
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David Mathis liked this 9 months ago
OT - a new Barn?
by Steve Connor 9 months ago
Is it just me or are things a little.....different
Re: OT - a new Barn?
by Jeremy Garchow 9 months ago
"Settings" at the top right of the page, then "Extra" tab in your settings page. I like this new look. There's a bit of extra white space, but it's a lot easier to read on mobile and autocorrect works
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What is your game plan?
by David Mathis 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months 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 9 months ago
Apple ProRes 4444 should support alpha channel.
Blog: Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
by Charlie Austin 9 months ago
In a special NAB 2016 presentation at the FCP Exchange Workshop sponsored by FCPWORKS, Creative COW leader Charlie Austin compares FCP X to other NLEs from an editor's perspective. In addition to desc
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Re: Making the Switch to X - A Comparative Study
by David Mathis 9 months ago
After reading several posts in this thread I have considered the follow scenario: Library: I would base the name of the spot or episode. For a series, I would include a season and episode number. Even
CC Trial just shrunk from 30 to 7 days
by Andy Field 9 months 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 9 months 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
Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by walter biscardi 9 months ago
It’s Day Three of my “real world” editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5 and this is going to be the longest blog yet as I want to show you guys a lot of the “little things” tha
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Re: Blog: Day Three: Editing on DaVinci Resolve 12.5
by David Mathis 10 months ago
Walter, thank you for this excellent article. Resolve has really progressed since version 11 or earlier. I thought with version 10 it would soon be an ediotor as well. I hope round tripping becomes be
No news?
by David Mathis 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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
Blog: FCP X and it's launch: Blunder or Genius?
by Bret Williams 5 years ago
In light of all the NAB announcements regarding editing, I have to ask - "WHY is it going to take time for FCPX to mature " Apple is the biggest richest company in the world. I have to figure they've
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Re: Blog: FCP X and it's launch: Blunder or Genius?re
by David Mathis 10 months ago
I am of those for people but gravitate to this forum. Occasionaly navigate to the Adibe forum to read the latest rant, I mean "informative" post. ;-) 4 out of 5 cows agree with this message
ProRes Film vs Video
by David Mathis 10 months 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 9 months 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 11 months 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months ago
No, but that is fixed now. Perhaps some Ripple Training is in order.
This is odd...Missing clips
by Mark Smith 12 months ago
I have a library - same one mentioned in my last post- 674 gigs. I Have 3 different computers I can use to open this library , all are running 10.2.3. Open library with iMac 5k no problems all clips a
Re: This is odd...Missing clips
by David Mathis 12 months ago
If only I had a dollar for every time I had one of those moments I could retire and have my own private island. More bumps and bruises then when learning to ride a bike, for me at least.
Compound Clip Question
by David Mathis 12 months ago
One of the things about X that has me confused is compound clips. I would like to decompose it in the timeline, make changes and collapse it back in place, not decompose in a separate timeline as I li
Re: Compound Clip Question
by David Mathis 12 months ago
You can decompose a compound clip in place in Resolve, unless something got changed in a recent update. Perhaps our request list will be brought to life, probably will not not see a feature update unt
Generator question
by David Mathis 1 year 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 1 year ago
Trying to figure out the animation of this circle: https: m.youtube.com watch v=f3AHWg07y0I Any suggestions
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