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Boris FX acquires new products
by David Mathis 1 month ago
This looks interesting and now there is another node based compositor I have not heard of. https: borisfx.com news silhouettefx-and-digital-film-tools-join-the-boris-fx-family I am an Avid fan of maki
Re: Boris FX acquires new products
by Oliver Peters 1 month ago
Here's what DFT brings to the mix https: www.digitalfilmtools.com - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Crazy Debate
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Was surfing around on the BMD site and came across this thread: https: forum.blackmagicdesign.com viewtopic.php f=21&t=96573 This reminds me somewhat of the long gone Adobe CC debate that woke up some
Re: Crazy Debate
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Bob, you wouldn t dare do that. I am an Avid fan of making the Final Cut on Resolve so the video will not be boring.
Blackmagic News
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Resolve 16 is out of beta but there is a 16.1 update that is in beta. They came out with a 6K camera with native EF mount. Fusion Studio standalone out of beta as well.
Re: Blackmagic News
by David Mathis 2 months ago
Call it the You re holding it wrong feature
Photoshop alternative?
by David Mathis 3 months ago
Came across this today: https: fxhome.com imerge-pro Appears to be a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop. Thoughts
Re: Photoshop alternative?
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
Mark Suszko "I bought Affinity but it may be that my "reflexes" from using GIMP and Photoshop are making it harder for me to grasp Affinity's User Interface" Might I suggest reviewing their very good
The Cheese Grater is back
by Craig Seeman 5 months ago
The Cheese Grater is back with 8 PCIe slots. The Kremlinologist can examine the FCPX screenshot. Afterburner. Things that make you go hmmm.
Re: The Cheese Grater is back
by David Mathis 4 months ago
Just for fun! A few cheesy jokes (many of them great) have shown up in many Facebook groups. MAGA - Make Apple Grate Again Several Tesla comments One photo had a kitchen scene loved the external heat
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Alex Gollner - Final Cut Pro 10.6 hints at WWDC19
by Gerry Fraiberg 5 months ago
Alex Gollner ponders what might be coming next week. Reposting from Facebook. http: alex4d.com notes item apple-wwdc-and-fcpx fbclid=IwAR35ZDDbo3VwOg0pE56k8tv1xOC9tIJioe3Y3OTUjMkgeYCVfYBkWwP3AHY - Ger
Re: Alex Gollner - Final Cut Pro 10.6 hints at WWDC19
by David Mathis 5 months ago
I hope the subscription only model does not happen.
Fusion 9 at EOL ???
by Michael McCune 9 months ago
Last Fusion update was July 2018 during which time Resolve seems to have had more than 6 major and minor updates. So be sure, in 6-12 months--as BlackMagic says--Resolve will more fully incorporate Fu
Re: Fusion 9 at EOL ???
by David Mathis 6 months ago
Given that a new version was released it looks like standalone is safe for now.
Any Thoughts on Fusion Studio 16?
by Carmi Weinzweig 6 months ago
Seems like standalone Fusion is not EoL (Fusion Studio 16). Any thoughts on the upgrade Anyone at NAB have a chance to play with it or talk to Blackmagic about it
Re: Any Thoughts on Fusion Studio 16?
by David Mathis 6 months ago
I respectfully disagree. This version will be of use to anyone needing to do a higher compositing workflow without having to use Nuke or After Effects when Motion is not the right tool for the job. Mo
Resolve 16
by David Mathis 6 months ago
Just a few more days until the new version comes out! https: www.blackmagicdesign.com
Re: Resolve 16
by Steve Connor 6 months ago
Amazing Frame io integration in the Studio Version of Resolve https: blog.frame.io 2019 04 08 davinci-resolve-in-frameio
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Apple and LumaForge
by Oliver Peters 10 months ago
http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro news 2134-former-final-cut-pro-x-product-manager-steve-bayes-joins-lumaforge - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: Apple and LumaForge
by Jeremy Garchow 10 months ago
I saw the Lumaforge offerings on Apple.com yesterday, but didn't know about Bayes. This is really cool!
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Great 10.4.4 Tip!
by Bill Davis 10 months ago
Industrial Revolution pushed this tip today and it s as simple as it s brilliant as a way to manage the growing universe of workflow extensions in X! https: idustrialrevolution.com blogs tutorials how
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Re: Great 10.4.4 Tip!
by David Mathis 10 months ago
Thank you for sharing this tip! This will be useful and save time.
Arranging key word order in events?
by Mark Smith 11 months ago
Basic question: I have an event with a a dozen or more keywords. The keywords basically break up the material contained in the event into sections in Chronological order, so pre race, race start, and
Re: Arranging key word order in events?
by David Mathis 11 months ago
I am definitely going to send that request! This has been annoying me for years. Going to ask them to do the same for Events. After all KeyFlow Pro allows you to arrange Projects and Groups in any ord
KeyFlow Pro Extension
by David Mathis 11 months ago
For anyone using KeyFlow Pro the extension is scheduled to be available in early December in the next update. I noticed mention that it should allow for a proxy workflow as well. One other note is tha
3840x2160 footage in a 3840x1634 timeline not fitting
by Glenn Payne 11 months ago
Hey guys, As the title says, I have 3840x2160 footage and I'm trying to make it 2:35 by making the project custom 3840x1634 resolution. That part went fine but when doing so the footage is placed into
Re: 3840x2160 footage in a 3840x1634 timeline not fitting
by David Mathis 11 months ago
You should be fine with that workflow. You can change the Spatial Conform of the clips before they are edited in the timeline. Just select the clips in the Browser and choose the setting you want.
Final Cut Pro 10.4.4 update infos…
by Robin S. Kurz 11 months ago
For anyone interested in possibly even more infos and insight into the update thought I'd do an update tutorial in english for a change. https: youtu.be g_cqHVhmJtY and for the Krauts reading along: h
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So how is 10.4.4 working for you?
by David Mathis 11 months ago
I decided to post and present that question in here instead of the other forum. How is everything working for you The extensions and batch export feature are of interest as well as the compare feature
Re: So how is 10.4.4 working for you?
by Rikki Blow 9 months ago
Thanks Doug. I'd forgotten all about the share info page, and that sorts out the issue perfectly. I don't know the reasoning behind Apple changing the export dialogue page so it no longer keeps info,
Did you remember to backup?
by David Mathis 11 months ago
Always have a backup strategy in place! https: www.gizmodo.com.au 2018 11 nasty-adobe-bug-deleted-250000-worth-of-mans-files-lawsuit-claims fbclid=IwAR37trq7JnnyaFqqXUEcwF__EmbdU4P21q-VF5AonIT1L3yX-OR
Re: Did you remember to backup?
by Brett Sherman 11 months ago
In this case, it's not 100% clear a backup would have saved him. Since it deleted the files without warning, he had no indication that they were gone. The only thing that would have alerted him to the
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You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 11 months ago
I just got off the phone with our head of engineering, Rob Elder, and he told me that the new COW starts with you. This forum has been chosen to get the first swing of the bat and we look forward to y
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Re: You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Mark Suszko 11 months ago
I can't comment: they made me sign an NDA... I think. Or maybe that was just a ploy to shut me up....
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Just A Quick Question
by David Mathis 12 months ago
Once the forum name is officially changed how can we get more participation This is a sincere question. I love this forum and want to see it thrive.
Re: Just A Quick Question
by Andrew Kimery 12 months ago
David Mathis "Once the forum name is officially changed how can we get more participation This is a sincere question. I love this forum and want to see it thrive." Talk to everyone with civility. The
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position tool won't stack clips
by Kyrina Bluerose 1 year 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 1 year 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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Vimeo Stock Footage
by David Mathis 1 year 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 Dennis Radeke 1 year ago
David Mathis "wondering whether there is a month to month plan without an annual contract" David - there is a month to month option that you can find on the plans page. There is also a credit pack op
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Vote for new forum name
by Herb Sevush 1 year 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 1 year 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 year 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 year 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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Maybe 10 Years is Enough for Final Cut Pro X - Philip Hodgetts
by Craig Seeman 1 year 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 1 year 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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Timing Question
by David Mathis 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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News: Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
by Cow News Droid 1 year 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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Re: News: Boris FX Announces Free 360/VR Plug-in Giveaway for the Month of May
by David Mathis 1 year ago
Just got an email about this the other day. I did not pass this deal up.
Picking your brains on vers 15
by Mark Suszko 2 years 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 years 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 years 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 years 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
Shift key issues
by David Mathis 2 years 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 years 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 2 years 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 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago
I am using 14 as of now. What you say makes sense. Will round trip before speed changes.
FCPX Retiming
by David Mathis 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
Best workflow practices FCPX to Fusion
by David Mathis 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 3 years ago
Does this intergrate with resolve like the regular protool R Marty
Re: protools free
by David Mathis 3 years 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 5 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 3 years 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
Clone Question
by David Mathis 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 years ago
Apple ProRes 4444 should support alpha channel.
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