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Zoom F8 markers to FCPX timeline?
by David Eaks 2 years ago
Is there a way to get the markers that I set while recording on the Zoom F8 to show up on the clip when imported into FCPX
Re: Zoom F8 markers to FCPX timeline?
by Brian Reynolds 2 years ago
There is a very active group on FaceBook that might be able to assist you. Do a search on FB for 'Zoom F8+F4'
Take notes while recording and import as markers in FCPX?
by David Eaks 3 years ago
Essentially I am looking for a way to do what cutnotes does for post, but I want to do it during production. Ideally I would have a cable that sends time code from my Ki Pro to my iPad. Then, like cut
Delete Project Render Files & Event Render Files, Differences
by Adam Berch 3 years ago
Hi, After I'm finished with a job and want to make more room on my drive, I can delete Project Render Files and Event Render Files. What is the difference between the 2 choices Will anyone of them del
Re: Delete Project Render Files & Event Render Files, Differences
by David Eaks 3 years ago
Delete generated project files will remove the selected files for only that project. Delete generated event files will remove the selected files for all projects within that event. Delete generated li
NX5U won't turn on, just blinking slot A
by David Eaks 4 years ago
Can't find any info on this problem. I recorded all day yesterday without problems. This morning I try to power on the camera and the only response is the red light on slot A blinks twice, short pause
Re: NX5U won't turn on, just blinking slot A
by john lenihan 3 years ago
That doesn't sound good. First, try pressing the reset button on top with a paperclip. Second Check in the manual what the blinking pattern indicates. Alternatively call sony tech support and ask them
zoom to selection?
by Chad Greene 5 years ago
Is there a way to make the timeline zoom to fit the area I have selected I use Z+Shift+Option all the time in 7 but can't seem to find it here in X (1.0.8). Am I missing something Chad Greene Mahoney
Re: zoom to selection?
by David Eaks 5 years ago
If you hold the Z key while making the selection then let go after, the tool will automatically switch back to what it was before. Not a big difference but one less click, is one less click.
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What do you want from Motion?
by John Davidson 5 years ago
In terms of transitions, generators, motion, compressor, and how they work with FCPX, I'd like to know what you would like added to the default lineup of Motion content in FCPX. Things we want are: Em
Re: What do you want from Motion?
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Andy Neil- "I try not to consider AE and Motion to be in competition" What I want from Motion is for it to be generally considered as a direct competitor to AE. But that's not very specific. Mostly I
USB 3.0 Card for MacPro mid-2010
by Ervin Tia 5 years ago
Hello! Sorry, I cannot find the place for Apple Desktops. Any recommendations for a reliable USB card for our MacPro (mid-2010) We've got some new portable drives around that is USB3 capable. We just
Re: USB 3.0 Card for MacPro mid-2010
by David Eaks 5 years ago
I put one of these in my 2008 Mac Pro a while ago. I don't use the USB 3 ports very often but when I have it worked well. I use eSATA almost daily. It's nice to have both interfaces and only take up o
Compressor not compressing???
by Lawrence Eaton 5 years ago
When I submit a file to Compressor to create an H.264 I'm finding that the clock runs up to about 50secs and then stops hangs. CPU activity then slowly dies off and I'm left with a "Processing" file t
Re: Compressor not compressing???
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Oh, I forgot anout the new compressor, I'm still stuck on mountain lion and the previous FCPX and compressor versions (waiting for Matrox to release Mavericks drivers) except my testing partition on a
Verify I am getting 60FPS
by Kevin Brower 5 years ago
Hello I am shooting on a GH3 and G6 1080p 60FPS. Is there a way to verify that when I slow down to %50 speed that I am using all 60 frames per second. I am in a 59.94 timeline but when I go through fr
Re: Verify I am getting 60FPS
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Just looked, "Conform Speed" is now called "Automatic Speed". Lame. To get every frame of your 60p clips to playback, resulting in slow-mo, place the clip in a "standard frame rate" timeline. 23.98p o
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VERY painful discovery...
by Dustin Bowser 5 years ago
I'm working on a project that has long takes shot 2 cameras..usually 20 or more minutes per take. Inside the angle editor, I'm going through and cutting out all of the unusable material, ie: camera me
Re: VERY painful discovery...
by David Eaks 5 years ago
In the future, it might be a good idea to keyword favorite reject portions of video within the Event Browser first. Then create the multicam clip with only the clips you actually want. It may or may n
Small sdi cameras?
by jason Linn 5 years ago
Hey all. Wondering if anyone can recommend a small camera for live stage application at a large church venue. Maybe something similar to a gopro in size. Thanks! http: www.jasonlinn.com
Re: Small sdi cameras?
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Saw this in a recent email from RedShark, it has HD-SDI output and is, um, pretty small. $499, lens options available. RedShark: Marshall cv500-mb
Nudging in and out points.
by James Ewart 5 years ago
Hello Anybody know what he shortcut is to nudge in and out points a frame at a time in browser or in timeline please
Re: Nudging in and out points.
by David Eaks 5 years ago
In the Timeline- Use up down arrows to jump to the desired edit point, select the edge of the clip you want to trim with left right bracket, nudge the selected edit point with period comma. Is that wh
Need to create bootable usb drive with disk warrior on it
by Al Bergstein 5 years ago
How do we make bootable usb drives Internet answers so far are not working. I can partition my usb drive, but can't find proper installer on Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion disks. What am i missing I've
Re: Need to create bootable usb drive with disk warrior on it
by David Eaks 5 years ago
If I recall correctly, you can put the installer at the root level of a drive, reboot holding option, boot to the installer, and install the OS to any available drive partition (getting around the old
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Importing Question
by Oded Helman 5 years ago
Hi Everyone, I have something of what might seem as a silly question so bare with me please :) When I import from a Camera Archive, or from a copy of a SD card which resides on my Hard Drive FCPX will
Re: Importing Question
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Since my camera cards are copied archived to a dedicated external drive, I always want the files to be copied to my Media Drive when imported. Then I can eject the camera cards drive before starting t
Event Manager
by James Ewart 5 years ago
Is Event manager it now effectively redundant if we can open specific libraries by holding down the option key on launch
Re: Event Manager
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Yes, and they made it free because it no longer has a use. Except during the process of updating old projects and events, making it simple to choose which ones you want to update.
The FCPX 10.1 is all but slow
by Erik Lindahl 5 years ago
Since the interwebz is full of whining babies and cat killing dooshbags I decided to do som real-world FCPX 10.1 tests versus the old version. Testing hardware iMac 2012 i7 GTX680MX 32GB Fusion Drive
Re: The FCPX 10.1 is all but slow
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Thanks for sharing. The performance increase in 10.1 is impressive. These complainers blow my mind, it's an update focusing on performance and the new Mac Pro, for X sake! I posted some of my testing
It's been a little while since I have setup a brand new machine
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
Sure, I have done reinstalls and updates over the last several years, but this is the first time setting up a brand spanking new machine with the newest "Apple ecosystem" and "next generation" hardwar
Re: It's been a little while since I have setup a brand new machine
by David Eaks 5 years ago
At first I thought he had a Tube already!
Plural Eyes vs FCPX Test results: Confirmations and discoveries
by David Powell 5 years ago
Well a long thread about a problem that never got a solution veered off topic. Fortunately to a great discovery. In the course of the thread I made to assertions that FCPX did a lousy job of syncing l
Re: It worked!
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Oh, yeah I mentioned it earlier in the thread. It's worked for me in the past. Enhance, sync, disable enhancements.
Anybody HAPPY?
by Tim Wilson 5 years ago
Far be it from me to start a thread that might lead to some positive energy LOL but I'm curious. Is anybody looking at this and saying, "Wow, what a great update," or "This has exactly the features I
Re: Anybody HAPPY?
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Tim Wilson "I'm curious. Is anybody looking at this and saying, "Wow, what a great update," or "This has exactly the features I was waiting for," or, "This update makes me feel better about myself" -
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Quicktime Pro Question
by Al Bergstein 5 years ago
Sometime back I uninstalled FCP Studio on my Mac. I now notice that I no longer have Quicktime Pro on the machine (if I ever did). quick questions: I have a purchase invoice license from a few years b
Re: Quicktime Pro Question
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Download here- http: support.apple.com kb ht3678 QT 7 was an optional install on the OS X Snow leopard disc. Installing FCP 7 automagically unlocked the Pro part of QT 7. If you don't have FCP 7, you
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Compressor 4.1
by Geoff Addis 5 years ago
Is anyone else having problems with Compressor 4.1 Opening the program results in either a 'Compressor quit unexpectedly' message or just the Compressor 'ribbon' at the top of the screen with no abili
Re: Compressor 4.1
by David Eaks 5 years ago
I skipped trashing the files and did a clean install. Compressor opens up normally. No surprise there. Now to test my workflow and hopefully get my main system updated. BruceX benchmark saw about 20%
What in the name of Jupiter?
by David Mathis 5 years ago
Was thinking this would be a paid update and that it would be a better product since its botched release, proven wrong on both points. Was really happy with the things are going but now time to learn
Re: What in the name of Jupiter?
by David Eaks 5 years ago
I think Scott has it right. I believe that when Phil mentioned there will be a new version of FCPX at the end of the Mac Pro Sneak Peek, he described it as "to take advantage of the new Mac Pro and Du
Motion X?
by Michael Benton 5 years ago
Am I the only one that is hoping for a significant upgrade to Motion (and Compressor for that matter) the same day FCP X 10.1 is released (tomorrow)
Re: Motion X?
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Nope, I'm hoping for a surprise Motion X release as well.
Refresh refresh
by Jeremy Garchow 5 years ago
Refresh refresh refresh. Refresh. Command-r. Refresh refresh.
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Re: Refresh refresh
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Just got a call, still on the phone. Tomorrow, confirmed Mac Pro release. Edit: In case you missed all the other posts.
Floor-less Reflection
by Don Smith 5 years ago
There is a technique of creating of creating what I call 'floor-less' reflection that involved cloning a layer, flipping it and putting a rectangle over the clone and changing its fill to gradient and
Re: Floor-less Reflection
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Or a drop shadow like in the Dramatic title in FCPX
Field use headphone choice?
by Al Bergstein 5 years ago
I've spent the last three years shooting with the Sony MDR-7506 headphones, great sound, but frankly, the build quality really leaves something to be desired. The ear pads almost immediately came off,
Re: Field use headphone choice?
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Another long time 7506 user here. I put three small dabs of a flexible clear-drying fabric glue around the stock ear pads to prevent them from moving or coming off. I'll pull the rim of the ear piece
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Hi Res Camera - Interesting
by Jim Sanders 5 years ago
Amazing resolution... http: www.gigapixel.com image gigapan-canucks-g7.html
Re: Hi Res Camera - Interesting
by David Eaks 5 years ago
It is pretty cool, but I'm guessing that it is actually many pictures stitched together because I noticed a few areas where the stitching wasn't quite perfect. Something I wouldn't expect to see if it
How would you shoot this?
by Mark Suszko 5 years ago
We have a studio shot tomorrow where the client wants to do some live hands-on work with an ipad app on-camera, plus they want Iso shots of just the iPad. Luddite that I am, I have never played with o
Re: How would you shoot this?
by David Eaks 5 years ago
For the video out, there is a 30 pin Lightning to HDMI adapter. A while ago, just for fun, I plugged it into the DVI input of my Panasonic AW HS 50 switcher to see if the signal would work. It did. I
Clean Install? - Do you have to reinstall all of your other software?
by Scott Clements 6 years ago
Hi, I am puzzled by the concept of doing a clean install of OSX. I often hear on forums that one should do a clean install of a new mac operating system update (Mavericks, for example). I haven't done
Re: Clean Install? - Do you have to reinstall all of your other software?
by David Eaks 5 years ago
I'm a big clean-installer, and you're right, a clean install can be a huge, painful process if done without tons of prior preparation. I've been doing that preparation for a few years now. Every time
Purchasing a New Computer.....Finally!!!
by Kurt Bergeron 5 years ago
The computer I'm currently running is a PC chip G5 tower on OS X 10.4.11, which I purchased in 2005. I'll wait till you stop laughing ;) Before now, I've never been in a position financially to upgrad
Re: Purchasing a New Computer.....Finally!!!
by David Eaks 5 years ago
Halt all purchases! We are a matter of days from the new Mac Pro "Tube" release. Wait for some reviews and benchmarks, then measure your price-performance-needs ratio and make the decision from there.
Switcher for live events?
by Ben Muehleisen 6 years ago
We are just getting into doing live event A V, and I am wondering what type of switcher might make our life easier We are just looking for a very basic setup, something to switch between Powerpoints,
Re: Switcher for live events?
by David Eaks 6 years ago
Here is my setup in a nutshell, FWIW. Panasonic AW HS-50 compact live switcher. It has 4 HD-SDI inputs and 1 DVI input, dual SDI program outs, a secondary SDI out and 1 DVI out. Outputs are customizab
Are my crashes, kernel failures and restarts a coincidence?
by Roli Rivelino 6 years ago
The other day I got some footage from a friend's fairly new consumer Sony camera, I logged and transferred the footage as well as imported a couple of converted .movs. Amongst other things the footage
Re: Are my crashes, kernel failures and restarts a coincidence?
by David Eaks 6 years ago
What is your OS version And what NLE and version number, I'm guessing FCP 7 FCP 7.0.3 What camera model and what video and audio format does it record Obviously this is not normal behavior, but I doub
Going iMac After Dumping PC. Have Questions
by Ken Bennett 6 years ago
Getting an iMac 27" (new 4th generation) for general office work for my business (Video production) for emails, internet, calendars, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and running Adobe CS6. Mostly Photoshop, Il
Re: Going iMac After Dumping PC. Have Questions
by David Eaks 6 years ago
I'd say go for i7 for multithreaded capability, fusion drive for the benefits that come from running your OS and Apps from an SSD, max out the RAM unless it's user replaceable if so get minimum RAM an
HXR-NX5U Battery dies, all data shot after turning on until then lost
by Peter John 6 years ago
Epic fail with I think no solution. Shooting to SD card off battery power. Battery getting low power so turn off camera, pull out battery and replace (may have pulled out battery before the flashing l
Re: HXR-NX5U Battery dies, all data shot after turning on until then lost
by David Eaks 6 years ago
While I've never encountered the issue with the memory cards you describe, I would recommend doing your best to avoid spanned clips (don't let the recording roll from one card to the next). At a conve
Sony SDXC cards work in NX5U, but not AX-2000
by Ryan Ritchey 6 years ago
I'm using a Sony AX-2000 as a second cam on a shoot with an NX5U. I bought two 64GB Sony SDXC cards recently. They work great in the NX5U, but the AX-2000 keeps shutting off and back on, like the soft
Re: Sony SDXC cards work in NX5U, but not AX-2000
by David Eaks 6 years ago
I have four NX5s but know nothing of the AX-2000 first-hand. Did you use the in-camera format media function It's usually best for the card to be formatted by the camera it will be used in, and this s
Good internal hard drive for video editing
by Daniel Rode 6 years ago
Hi everyone, I've just joined the forums! I am looking to get a new internal hard drive for my desktop and I am curious, what is a good hard drive for video editing I was looking into SSDs (since they
Re: Good internal hard drive for video editing
by David Eaks 6 years ago
Hi Daniel, Is this new drive going to be for your OS and Apps "System Drive" or For your video files etc. "Media Drive" And what is the computer it is going into For example- 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 2.8Ghz d
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Is this effect possible in Motion 5? (with example)
by Mike Corey 6 years ago
About half a second after you click this link there will be a shot where whispy trails converge on the artist performing on stage. The video is quite old, so I don't believe any advanced techniques we
Re: Is this effect possible in Motion 5? (with example)
by David Eaks 6 years ago
I really don't think it was a simple plugin effect, but a whole bunch of creative decisions made in post. While there probably wasn't a lot of highly advanced technology involved, it is definitely the
Who wants to be a hero and try FCP7 with Mavericks?
by Al LeVine 6 years ago
I've been using FCP 7 with 10.8 for over a year, no problems. Anybody want to be a maverick and give FCP 7 a try with 10.9 Final and report the results (I know it was working okay with early betas)
Re: Who wants to be a hero and try FCP7 with Mavericks?
by David Eaks 6 years ago
Admittedly, I did not read the Apple Developer NDA thoroughly, anyone know if it is OK to discuss the Mavericks Developer Preview now that its gone public I'm still waiting on the public release to do
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More Natural Dolly Effect
by Ian Bee 6 years ago
I was wondering how to achieve a more natural dolly effect with push and pulls as well as slides. What I mean by this, is a push pull slide with a slight wobble shoulder rig-ish effect, rather then th
Re: More Natural Dolly Effect
by David Eaks 6 years ago
I definitely picked up on the movement you are describing, just viewing on my iPad mini, so you're not just seeing things or crazy (or at least you aren't the only one who is). Like Todd said, the cam
FCP 7 - HDV 1080i60 to YouTube - Balance Quality and Speed
by Aaron Wiesen 6 years ago
I've tried very hard - with very limited success - to come up with an effective answer to this puzzle, and now hope to tap into the Cow gurus for a possible solution. Here's a "short" rundown followed
Re: FCP 7 - HDV 1080i60 to YouTube - Balance Quality and Speed
by David Eaks 6 years ago
Matrox MAX, hardware is $500, needs a PCI slot or thunderbolt, needs Compressor, exports h.264 in just over real time, maintains high quality. Maybe not what you want to hear, but I don't know how I'd
Final cut pro share to Blu ray (108025p)
by James Hollingsworth 6 years ago
I wondered if anyone could finally shed some light on an issue I have. I understood that Blu ray was not compatible with 25p, however, I created a 25p BD-R and it played fine on my Panasonic BS750 pla
Re: Final cut pro share to Blu ray (108025p)
by David Eaks 6 years ago
You might try having your client connect their Blu-ray player to the Internet and check for updates.
NX5U Shutter Speed(s)
by Kenn Schulz 6 years ago
While shooting a job back in July, I assumed a higher shutter speed would provide better images, so I set my Sony NX5U shutter speed to record at 180sec. I found out that when shooting indoors with ME
Re: NX5U Shutter Speed(s)
by David Eaks 6 years ago
Check out this article on the "180 degree shutter rule"- http: tylerginter.tumblr.com post 11480534977 180-degree-shutter-learn-it-live-it-love-it It doesn't talk about the issue you had, just thought
AJA Kistor dock
by Christian Cinetto 6 years ago
I am going soon into a big live event with very fast delivery issues. We need to have 6 Prores flows ready to edit immediatley after the end of the event. We will have a 6x250GB SSD. We decided to wor
Re: AJA Kistor dock
by David Eaks 6 years ago
Sounds to me like you have it pretty well figured out. The only thing I thought was out of place was that tiny 2TB RAID. What is it, a two 2TB HDD RAID-0 Are you doing a 6-stream multicam edit on the
Best iMovie Export Settings for Client to provide PreCut footage
by Jared Boice 6 years ago
Hey guys, I'm about to be using Final Cut Pro X (yes, all iMovie Pro jokes aside, I decided to try it out for its 64-bit capabilities), to edit a project for a client. They were interested in "Pre-Cut
Re: Best iMovie Export Settings for Client to provide PreCut footage
by David Eaks 6 years ago
I have no experience with iMovie but I thought I read recently that it supports Prores LT, 422 and HQ. I could very well be mistaken though.
10 External Hard Drives
by joseph wilkins 6 years ago
Hello... I'm a video editor. I have 10 external 3TB hard drives I want to be able to access on my Mac Pro Tower. Currently I use an external enclosure I just slide whatever drive I need into, but I'd
Re: 10 External Hard Drives
by David Eaks 6 years ago
I recently picked up a TR8M, just to house misc. bare drives I have around, for occasional access. If I need to edit anything from the TR8M drives, I will transfer the files to my actual media drive.
Is the Sony HXR-NX5u worth purchasing?
by Bryant Shunk 6 years ago
I am looking to purchase a camcorder in the 2500-4000 US dollar range. I am going back and forth on the Sony hxr-nx5u. Is there a comparable camcorder in this price range (certainly does not have to b
Re: Is the Sony HXR-NX5u worth purchasing?
by David Eaks 6 years ago
I might as well copy paste Johns post and use it as my own. Though I don't own any FMU-128 units, just lots of 32GB UHD SDHC Cards. I did have to send one NX5 in for repair after having it for about a
HD to SD Workflow recommendations
by Keith Betts 7 years ago
I shoot dance recitals in HD at 1280 x 720p60. I need to deliver a finished product on standard definition DVD. I know I'm caught between acquiring in HD and delivering in std definition but I'm looki
Re: HD to SD Workflow recommendations
by David Eaks 6 years ago
Ah, very good then. Typically when someone mentions .mts files and "I'm new to this" in the same sentence, its likely they are copying just the .mts files and then formatting and reusing the cards. Ju
Do I need to de-interlace, and how?
by Victor Yerrid 6 years ago
Hi there, I have researched the answer to this question on the forums here already and there's probably a post that covers it, but I am still somewhat baffled. Please help!! I am shooting on a Canon V
Re: Do I need to de-interlace, and how?
by David Eaks 6 years ago
Did you click to select the setting in the untitled window (batch window) before going to the inspector and turning on frame controls If not, it's likely that you changed the default setting in the se
Is there a simpler way to keyframe several separate adjustments?
by Tim Wilde 6 years ago
For example, at frame 1000 I want to begin reducing the opacity of a layer from 100 to 0 over 30 frames while at the same time changing values in two different effects on other layers. I realize I can
Re: Is there a simpler way to keyframe several separate adjustments?
by David Eaks 6 years ago
No problem Tim. I was thinking that the third example in the video, dragging parameters right from the inspector would be an easy way to do what you want. When Mark accidentally dropped a parameter on
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