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David Rowan

20 Years of cutting news and magazine shows. Some CMX and production work.
Member Since:
June 14th 2002
381 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Multi-cam Sync issue
by David Rowan 7 years ago
FCP 6.0.6 4 camera multi-clips, DV-NTSC Anamorphic. MacPro, OS 10.7.4 I have done this before on previous episodes of the same show. Lay down the multiclip in the timeline. Double click to open it in
Re: Multi-cam Sync issue
by Terry Leahy 7 years ago
I had this problem too. First I second what Shane said. The other problem can be if the clip rendered. Is there a green bar over the clip If not go into your render files an delete the multiclip rende
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Psycho Mouse
by David Rowan 8 years ago
MacPro 2x3.2 quad core OS 10.5.8 Mouse has suddenly become very erratic. The cursor jerks around almost randomly. It skips way ahead of where I am moving it. It moves vertically when I am moving horiz
Re: Psycho Mouse
by David Rowan 8 years ago
As a matter of fact I am running a two monitor set up DWR
To export video files with alpha channel in FCP7
by Pablo S. Herrera 8 years ago
Hi everyone, good to say hello. I experienced editor, user and fervent fan of the FCP... until the sadly to the new release of FCPX but that's a topic for another post, not this. At this time I come t
Re: To export video files with alpha channel in FCP7
by David Rowan 8 years ago
This is the formula I use to export a clip from FCP7 with an alpha. Change the timeline to the "Animation millions of colors +" codec. It can be any size or aspect ratio. Do not render the timeline. E
FCP 7 woes
by Baz Leffler 10 years ago
I have been using FCP 7 for about a week now and have had some intriguing mysteries. First of all a credit roll I have been using in a current TV series use to render fine in FCP 6 but in FCP 7 it ren
Re: FCP 7 woes
by David Rowan 10 years ago
I don't know about 7 but there's an issue in 6 I run into whenever I have to re-build the preferences (new installs, re-installs, etc) The setting for what gets rendered when you tell the timeline to
Final Cut stalling without External HD
by Jeph Porter 10 years ago
This problem is sort of fixed, but its curious to me and I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I have been working with an external HD on my work computer (in fact we work off a lot of th
Re: Final Cut stalling without External HD
by David Rowan 10 years ago
To elaborate on what Steve said, With FCP closed double-click or drag in a completely different project. When FCP is starting up it is trying to open your problem project. Since something is wrong it
Client wants to view footage at home
by nayim saati 10 years ago
hey guys so i have a client im working on a documentary with. he have hot 750gb worth of footage , its dvcpro HD . They want copys of the footage so they can watch at home and pre-cut the footage on p
Re: Client wants to view footage at home
by David Rowan 10 years ago
Zane is right. When the client says he wants it on a DVD they probably mean a DVD they can watch on TV, not a data DVD of the original files. If you used compressor to convert the files using "fastest
Choose the center for motion blur
by Dustin Parsons 10 years ago
I'm doing simple zoom ins outs by changing the size and position of my footage in FCPs Motion tab. My focus is in the top left of the image and I'd like to add motion blur for realism but FCP's Motion
Re: Choose the center for motion blur
by David Rowan 10 years ago
You could try radial blur. That does have a positioner and the type of blur may work foro your effect DWR
Apple Compressor--Stereo is not Stereo
by David Rowan 11 years ago
I need to convert my finished edit to an MPEG file, with embedded audio. I use the "MPEG 2-- Program Stream" setting. I am happy with the results, except: Its taking the two stereo tracks that I expor
Re: Apple Compressor--Stereo is not Stereo
by Daniel Low 11 years ago
David Rowan "The new file has stereo audio, but its just a mix of what was originally two independant tracks. " Check with the manual - that's what's supposed to happen. _____________________________
Where do the Easy Set-Ups Live?
by David Rowan 11 years ago
I created some Easy Setups and in the process created a few extras that I don't need. I just can't seem to get rid of them. I went to Library-- AppSupport-- FCP Sys Support-- Custom Settings and clean
Re: Where do the Easy Set-Ups Live?
by Andy Mees 11 years ago
You can't. They are embedded in the preferences file and the only way to rid your self of unwanted Easy Setups is to trash the Prefs (which gets rid of all of them) and then recreate the ones you do w
Need help convert PSD layers to Ai layers
by David Rowan 11 years ago
Total noob here trying to get the logo I designed in Photoshop converted to a vector graphics. I still have all the seperate layers, and I can bring them into Ai and live trace them and they look fine
Re: Need help convert PSD layers to Ai layers
by David Rowan 11 years ago
Yes, I just started trying that and it looked like it was going to work, but I found the real solution! In the Trace settings there is an option to "ignore white" which also works on transparency! I'm
Projecting Super Eight on wall
by Richard Chenoweth 11 years ago
Hey everybody, I am projecting old Super-Eight, Eight, and Sixteen reels onto a wall and video-taping... it works fairly well... The projector is a GAF 1388. The video cam is a Canon Vixia HV30. The
Re: Projecting Super Eight on wall
by David Rowan 11 years ago
If your camera has settings to sync when shooting from a computer monitor they might also work with this issue.DWR
H264 compression...the same only different
by David Rowan 11 years ago
I have a file that I have exported from FCP using two methods, the codec and settings are the same. The clip is 55 seconds long. The sequence is in Apple HDV. First I export the file. File-- Export--
Re: H264 compression...the same only different
by Michael Orlansky 11 years ago
Ken Stone has an in depth article on exporting using H.264 codec. Just google Ken Stone h 264 to find it.Thanks, Mike
1080i Playsback in Slow Motion LH
by David Rowan 11 years ago
MacPro 2xquad 10MB Ram 3 internal drives striped RAID. Using Kona SDI out. FCP Studio all latest versions. When I playback HD footage (both 4:2:2 Uncomp 8 bit and HDV timelines in Final Cut Pro) The v
Re: 1080i Playsback in Slow Motion LH
by Jeremy Garchow 11 years ago
Sounds like your timeline and footage don't match. This slow motion usually happens when you have 60i footage and have tried to capture 23.98. Jeremy
Bizarre Shrinking Windows
by David Rowan 11 years ago
This is bizarre. I have a couple of timelines (Uncompressed 4-2-2 NTSC) which I exported as "Quicktime-self contained" Then I open these files in a Quicktime player to check them. Some of the files th
PAL MPEG to NTSC MPEG, do I need to bother?
by David Rowan 12 years ago
Some friends in Europe made a little movie which they shot and posted in PAL. They made a DVD and sent it to me and they want me to convert it to an NTSC DVD. This means pulling the file off the DVD a
Re: PAL MPEG to NTSC MPEG, do I need to bother?
by Rich Rubasch 12 years ago
Most if not all DVD players will be able to play it...however, if one of your friends still has an older Tube TV that is more than say, 7 or 8 years old, they might only see a bunch of diagonal lines
Wacom tablet
by David Rowan 12 years ago
Hey there, Just got m'self this new toy, an Intous tablet from Wacom. So far I'm learning it pretty well, but it does take some getting used to. My question is about the extra nibs they sent. There is
What is Adobe's new porduct LightRoom?
by Anthony Thomas 13 years ago
Is this a replacement for photoshop CS2 Or a pared down version for beginners.TONY T
Re: What is Adobe's new porduct LightRoom?
by David Rowan 13 years ago
Would it be worth it to create a new forum at the cow for lightroom It seems like a pretty powerful app that works a little differently than Photoshop
No Text Tool
by David Rowan 13 years ago
OK, there is a text tool sort of. When I click on my picture to add text instead of the I-bar all I get is a little dot. Typing does nothing. If I grab the dot I can stretch it out and lo! theres my w
Digital Media influence on Art
by David Rowan 13 years ago
I recently got a message from a YouTube user responding to a video I have posted asking about my feelings on how technology is influencing art. Its from some kid writing a college paper. So I wrote a
Re: Digital Media influence on Art
by Charley King 13 years ago
Pixel Monkey "projects that really do beg for effects - but as an enhancement of the message, not a replacement" My philosophy of effects has always been: Effects should be transparent just as edits.
Basic 3D filter...."Back Face" wont work
by David Rowan 14 years ago
OK, outside the tutorial this is my first go at making something in Motion. I have a couple of TIFF files and I want them to flip over to reveal a different image on the back. So I go into Filters and
Re: Basic 3D filter...."Back Face" wont work
by Jim Kanter 14 years ago
Also, any files that are in the Media tab are cached and taking up RAM. If you imported a file but later decided not to use it, remove it from the Media tab to improve performance. Don't remove anythi
FCP to Compressor II question
by David Rowan 14 years ago
Using Final Cut pro I came across this comment in the help manual (IV-220).
Re: FCP to Compressor II question
by Ben Waggoner 14 years ago
Blading should work just fine. Not sure what other tips I can offer - they're pretty straightforward. My Book: http: www.benwaggoner.com books.htm Squeeze and ProCoder tutorials: http: www.classondema
Pictures aren't pictures anymore?
by David Rowan 14 years ago
Last night I'm going through some old pictures on a CD disk to see what they are. Also organizing pictures on my HD. Double click opens them in Preview, just like they are supposed to. Also the "Icon
Re: Pictures aren't pictures anymore? SOLUTION
by David Rowan 14 years ago
I found this solution and it worked, but I doubt you would ever "Guess" at this. If your files won't open with the right program then you can try the following solution: delete the files Users _your_n
Crazy Mouse
by David Rowan 14 years ago
Just got a new G5. The mouse is more like a squirrel. A light touch causes it to jump around randomly. Anyone ever heard of this Did I get a bad mouse Is it a setting (I couldn't see one for "random j
Re: Crazy Mouse
by David Rowan 14 years ago
Thanks. Sorry I wasn't clear. Its the wired mouse that came with my brand-new G5. DWR
Moving files from WinXP to Mac (sort of a PC problem)
by David Rowan 14 years ago
I'm trying to use a Maxtor firewire drive to move a big pile of files from my PC (winXP) to my Mac. I hooked the Maxtor one touch to my PC via USB, and the PC says its working fine when I check the de
Re: Moving files from WinXP to Mac (sort of a PC problem)
by Tony! Hulette 14 years ago
Use this to access your Mac formatted drive from with your PC: http: www.mediafour.com products macdrive6 Also, if you're PC and Mac are at the same location, just attach an Ethernet or Firewire cable
My finished productions do not look "slick" or "polished" to me...or am I just sick of them when completed?
by David Rodney 14 years ago
Hi there all, I guess there could be some of you out there that will know what I mean by my dilemma: I have been shooting and editing since 1984. I consider myself as a competent and creative camera p
Re: My finished productions do not look "slick" or "polished" to me...or am I just sick of them when completed?
by David Rowan 14 years ago
David, I know what you mean, whenever I put a demo reel together I can't help but think "Wow, everything I've ever done sucks." No matter how much I liked it at the time. Your just in a rut. If your a
Learning about Compression and compression programs
by David Rowan 14 years ago
I've had a long career in broadcasting, where all I ever had to do was worry about tape. Now I find myself making more and more DVD's, and as I branch out on my own for side work I have to worry about
Re: Learning about Compression and compression programs
by David Rowan 14 years ago
Thanks for the input!DWR
Downloading to Desktop
by Keith Hill 14 years ago
Since upgrading to Tiger OS X I notice that I cannot Download stuff to the desktop anymore, but if I select a folder on a the drive I can download to that Folder. I've check the preferences in Safari
Re: Downloading to Desktop
by David Rowan 14 years ago
Thats funny, I'm the other way 'round. It seems like the desktop is the only place I can download to, since nothing ever asks me what folder I really want. I'm using Firefox mostly and Safari sometime
Final Cut or AjA thinks the Tape Machine is busted, but its not.
by David Rowan 14 years ago
I'm trying to get our brand new system to work. Dual 2.7 G5 running OS 10.4.1. Just installed FC-Studio. Downloaded the new drivers from AJA for my IO and installed them. Everything seems to be commu
Re: This should work...
by David Rowan 14 years ago
I switched the tape deck with an identical machine from the next room, and now that problem is beat, sort of. Now if I can figure out all the other wirdness with this "upgrade". DWR
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