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Doug Metz

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Replacing temp stock music?
by Mark Smith 2 weeks ago
I have a couple of project that use stock music from Pond 5 . I used the watermarked pond 5 cuts in the projects and now have to replace with purchased version of same cuts. Could I Delete the pond 5
Re: Replacing temp stock music?
by Doug Metz 2 weeks ago
Mark Suszko "But he's already cooked the omelet and it's too late to put it all back in the eggshell now." True enough... should have made that caveat initially. FCPX is horrifically strict with re-l
So how is 10.4.4 working for you?
by David Mathis 2 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 Doug Metz 2 weeks ago
Rikki Blow " I find that after my tweaks, when I go to export, it's gone back to the project name (rather than my chosen export name), and the tags and description are the default stuff. This is a re
Finding links for old project footage
by Jonathan Marx 2 months ago
This seems like an obscure problem but here goes... The point of everything I am doing is to try and find the name of the drive on which I edited an old project (a client wants to fix up a project fro
Re: Finding links for old project footage
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
Try this: select one offline clip in the browser, then go to Relink Files. Just below the file list, you should see a light grey path to the original. Doug Metz Anode
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Suggestions on FCPX performance
by Shawn Malone 2 months ago
Hello, this is my first post here, although I have been visiting the forum since I started using FCPX a few months ago. So Hello out there! Anyway, my question has been asked in many forms, many diffe
Re: Suggestions on FCPX performance
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
One other thing that may help you eek out a little more performance - the drive bays in that MacPro are only SATA II, which will limit the speed of your SSD boot drive (it sounded like that's where yo
Frustrated! Poor quality of SD footage in FCP 10.4
by Rob Postroz 2 months ago
Hi, I've imported footage into FCP I shot years ago on a canon XL1 - it's SD 720 x 480 - and FCP is adding these horizontal distortion lines to the footage (making the already low resolution footage e
Re: Frustrated! Poor quality of SD footage in FCP 10.4
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
Bret Williams "If it's interlaced, and you're editing SD, why not edit in it's native interlaced format Output to mp4 will de interlace for the web. But you can also just make it look better in the v
Future MacOS/FCPX won't support DNxHD/HR or CineForm among other codecs
by Andrew Kimery 2 months ago
"In Final Cut Pro, you might see an alert that legacy media files won't be compatible with future macOS releases. Legacy media files are compatible with macOS Mojave, but they won't be with future mac
Re: Future MacOS/FCPX won't support DNxHD/HR or CineForm among other codecs
by John Pale 2 months ago
Archiving becomes obsolete once time travel is perfected, Warren.
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ISO to FCPX???
by Ken Bennett 2 months ago
What's the best tool to transfer DVD BD ISO file into FCPX THX Ken Bennett Video Adventures Capturing Your Life's Adventures!
Re: ISO to FCPX???
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
Mark Suszko "FF-Works is, if I understand it right, a GUI front end on the older but loved ffmpeg, which was powerful and flexible but command-line-based, and thus intimidating and opaque to some fol
todays politics and AVID/FCP/FCPX/Davinci/Premiere/Vegas and the name change of this forum
by Bob Zelin 2 months ago
Hi - I know this is a very volatile subject, and I expect it to be removed. But the "current" title of this forum has not changed to "Apple Talk" and STILL has the word "Debates" in the name. We all o
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Doug Metz liked this 2 months ago
Re: todays politics and AVID/FCP/FCPX/Davinci/Premiere/Vegas and the name change of this forum
by Tony West 2 months ago
Bob Zelin "Anyone that liked AVID was an idiot " I'm sure you were around folks that felt that way, but everyone I knew thought when we saw AVID, it meant an end to the way we did things at some poin
Just A Quick Question
by David Mathis 3 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 Doug Metz 3 months ago
David Mathis "I love this forum and want to see it thrive." Completely with you on this. You see, I've a bit of a quandary... I deleted my FB account over a year ago due to philosophical, practical,
OS Mojave vs. Audacity
by Mark Suszko 3 months ago
I was helping someone with an audio project and they upgraded to Mojave before we started. I used a USB a d audio converter for audio capture from an analog source. The mac audio controls panel read t
Re: OS Mojave vs. Audacity
by Doug Metz 3 months ago
Mark Suszko "Good to know, thanks. Must be a problem specific to my friends' install." I'll check my iMac at home tonight as well, where I'm using a Steinberg interface. For reference, I've got the S
macOS firewall and FCPX
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
What's the consensus here about the built-in macOS firewall and FCPX Especially when connected to SAN NAS storage. Enable or disable If enabled - block all connections or fine-tune the settings - Oliv
Re: macOS firewall and FCPX
by Doug Metz 3 months ago
I did some fairly extensive tests on our internal network after purchasing the Synology, and at the time, SMB was half the speed of AFP. I tried turning off packet signing, changing a few other settin
Advice: Filmed in 24 and need to export to 29
by Suzi P. 4 months ago
Hi Everyone, My crew filmed an interview that will be combined with broll in 24fps and I need to DELIVER for broadcast in 29.97. Wondering what the best workflow is BEFORE I dive in. Drop everything o
Re: Advice: Filmed in 24 and need to export to 29
by Bret Williams 4 months ago
You would definitely not use optical flow. You re just doing what has been done forever. Taking 24fps and broadcasting it at 29.97i. That s what TV does every day. Movies and shows are shot on film or
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Doug Metz liked this 4 months ago
Missing Titles/Effects FCPX (10.3.4)
by Johnie Wood 4 months ago
Okay, so I work in a production department with less than fastidious editors who sometimes add titles and effects from wherever they'd like. I'd say 95% of the time I'm able to relink the files to the
Re: Missing Titles/Effects FCPX (10.3.4)
by Brett Sherman 4 months ago
Yeah. I thought this was going to be a great feature. It's actually a dumpster fire. I wish FCP X had some relinking function for Motion Templates.
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Doug Metz liked this 4 months ago
Vote for new forum name
by Herb Sevush 5 months 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 Kathlyn Lindeboom 5 months ago
How about "ALL NLEs: The Great Debate"
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Doug Metz liked this 5 months ago
Receiving 1 hour Documentary edited on FCPX for DaVinci OnLine
by Sascha Engel 5 months ago
Hi Everybody, I have a few questions, regarding an online & grading: The offline editor worked on FCPX 10.4. latest version. The total material of the documentary exceeds 3TB and is scattered over thr
Re: Receiving 1 hour Documentary edited on FCPX for DaVinci OnLine
by Joe Marler 5 months ago
Sascha Engel ...Where do I check to set Library settings to "Internal" ...And what does it exactly do ..." In FCPX you click on the library, then at the upper right make sure the Inspector pane is en
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Doug Metz liked this 5 months ago
Thunderbolt to HDMI not cutting it for second 4K monitor!
by John Wildgoose 6 months ago
Hi I am running a late 2013 Mac Pro 3.5Ghz 6 core Intel Xenon E5 (it s a current variant I think) with 16Gb 1866 MHz DDR3 with an AMD FirePro D500 3Gb I've just added an NEC Multisync EA275UHD display
Re: Thunderbolt to HDMI not cutting it for second 4K monitor!
by John Wildgoose 6 months ago
Sorry, it was a cable issue, all resolved. ;)
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Doug Metz liked this 6 months ago
Colors and Compression for huge LED wall visuals (avoiding banding and general ugliness)
by Lori Lin 1 year ago
Hi all! Anybody here with experience creating motion graphics for huge LED walls How do you deal with banding and blockiness in the darks We just had a big event with loads of video on a ginormous LED
Re: Colors and Compression for huge LED wall visuals (avoiding banding and general ugliness)
by Tom Matthies 1 year ago
Edit everything in 10 bit. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
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Doug Metz liked this 7 months ago
Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
One of the Lumaforge NAB presentations: http: www.fcp.co final-cut-pro articles 2070-josh-beal-reconsidering-final-cut-pro-x-in-hollywood Direct link to the video here: https: www.youtube.com watch ti
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Al Bergstein liked this 8 months ago
Re: Reconsidering FCPX in Hollywood
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
I think the fact that FCPX still doesn't have a good answer to collaborative workflows is also a hindrance to adoption in this market. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Doug Metz liked this 8 months ago
Panic over Mpeg Streamclip compatibility with High Sierrra
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
If I had another kid, I would name him or her "Mpeg Streamclip", I love that software so much. I might even get the Squared 5 logo tattooed on me, somewhere. Use it every day, and recommend it to many
Re: Panic over Mpeg Streamclip compatibility with High Sierrra
by Matthew Johns 9 months ago
Just to say that I'm happily using MPEG Streamclip on High Sierra. I've got both Quicktime Player (10.4) and Quicktime Player 7 installed but I couldn't get Streamclip to open any MPEG2 components unt
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Doug Metz liked this 9 months ago
Apple to ditch Intel?
by David Mathis 10 months ago
Just saw this on Facebook: https: www.reuters.com article us-apple-mac-intel apple-plans-to-replace-intel-chips-in-macs-with-its-own-bloomberg-idUSKCN1H91N5 Questions that come to mind: 1. What does t
Re: Apple to ditch Intel?
by Oliver Peters 9 months ago
Joe Marler "4k H264" All variants of this format are from the devil. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Doug Metz liked this 9 months ago
Pro Apps Crash Too Often
by Oliver Peters 10 months ago
Why is that that when you are really pushing an app hard, the ProApps software like Final Cut Pro X crashes more often than any other post software And worse than just crashing, it totally messes up t
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Douglas K. Dempsey liked this 10 months ago
Re: Pro Apps Crash Too Often
by Joe Marler 9 months ago
Oliver Peters "'ve had much better luck when I cut stuff on the attached Promise RAID (additional locally attached storage)...I'm at NAB this coming week, so I intend to have a conversation about the
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Doug Metz liked this 9 months ago
3D titles appear huge on timeline
by Ryan Hughes 10 months ago
When I add a 3D title to my timeline the text appears massive and pixelated (see the attached image). No matter how I tweak the effect settings or the timeline settings, I can't get the title to appea
Re: 3D titles appear huge on timeline
by Marco Feil 10 months ago
You're using the 360 version of the title. There should be another non-360 title.
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Doug Metz liked this 10 months ago
Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Steve Connor 11 months ago
Just saw this on FCP.co and thought I'd beat Bill and post it on here first A genuine, agenda free, video about the benefits of FCPX https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=390&v=Yiik10ChG9Y "Tradi
Re: Why one user Switched to FCPX
by Shane Ross 11 months ago
I concur. I thought the main reason for switching being the SHARE option was pretty silly. And sitting around for hours waiting for this GO for a walk...work on something else. Something And I always,
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Doug Metz liked this 11 months ago
iMac Pro or next year's Mac Pro?
by Steve Connor 1 year ago
So the new iMac Pro should be available in the next couple of weeks, is anyone thinking of getting one I'm very interested but also intrigued by next year's Mac Pro as well "Traditional NLEs have time
Re: iMac Pro or next year's Mac Pro?
by Tom Sefton 1 year ago
Plus you need to have some pretty specific knowledge before you start. It s like comparing the purchase of a new convertible against a kit car. Not for everyone - rewarding if you can do it, but takes
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Doug Metz liked this 1 year ago
Is Compressor a serious product?
by Gabriele Sartori 1 year ago
I'm always puzzled by Apple Compressor. I like a lot the interface, I like to use it offline for transcoding. It's dramatically slow, we are in 2017 and to see only 21% of my resources used is depress
Re: Is Compressor a serious product?
by Jeremy Garchow 1 year ago
Tom Sefton "If adobe media encoder uses 100% but encodes at the same speed as compressor what does this mean " Space and time have been ripped apart. We will never be the same again. https: www.youtu
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Doug Metz liked this 1 year ago
FCP X Summit: new features/news
by Andrew Kimery 1 year ago
Peter Wiggins on Twitter is posting screen shots of the new color grading tools in X (wheels and curves). Color board is still there though (user can pick which UI to use). https: twitter.com PeterWig
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Lance Bachelder liked this 1 year ago
Re: FCP X Summit: new features/news
by Doug Metz 1 year ago
Michael Gissing "The Spherico tool looks good but I am not resending back to X or Pr these days mostly but if a client wants it and will bother to use the tool then that's great info I can pass on."
Disk Catalog Software?
by Daniel Waldron 1 year ago
Anyone use any disk catalog software on a PC to keep track of archived files and projects We've used CD Finder (now NeoFinder) and it works great, but it is for Mac only and we've started installing P
Re: Disk Catalog Software?
by Doug Metz 1 year ago
Not sure if you've found something already, but the makers of NeoFinder make a similar Windows app: http: www.cdwinder.de Doug Metz Anode
Apple's official FCP7 EOL
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
https: support.apple.com en-gb HT207888 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Apple's official FCP7 EOL
by Doug Metz 1 year ago
Andy Field "So do i understand this correctly AATranslator will 1 open a FCP 7 PROJECT FILE 2 without FCP on the system 3 -give you the option to create an XML that can be read in Premiere and or FCP
Photo wall animation.
by Kristian Appel 1 year ago
HI. I followed this great tutorial from izzyvideo: https: youtu.be _h4Bo5BA8Dk. I'm having a problem with Motion choosing ALL my pictures instead of just one. The tutorial is from an older version of
Re: Photo wall animation.
by Doug Metz 1 year ago
Hi Kristian, Your pictures aren't named correctly. Each image must have the same prefix followed by a 3-digit number. Start with 001 and count up - in the tutorial, he's using face001, face002, face00
Provacative: Michael Cioni at NAB 2017 - "Do I have Stockholm Syndrome with Apple?"
by Bill Davis 2 years ago
Definitely worth the time to watch if you care about the future of Apple in video. https: youtu.be i117f6RUKos Creator of XinTwo - http: www.xintwo.com The shortest path to FCP X mastery.
Re: Provacative: Michael Cioni at NAB 2017 - "Do I have Stockholm Syndrome with Apple?"
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
Bill Davis "Michael explains PRECISELY the context and limitations of his use of the title in the opening of his presentation. And he completely omits the component of Stockholm Syndrome that makes i
Apple Mighty Mouse alternatives?
by Neil Gowan 2 years ago
I'm on the hunt for the best mouse. Here are my opinions and coinciding assumptions, please correct me if I'm wrong: Apple Mighty Mouse is only mouse on market with 360 scrolling capability AND tradit
Re: Apple Mighty Mouse alternatives?
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
Neil Gowan " Apple's Magic Mouse obviously solves 360 scrolling but does not match responsiveness speed of wired Mighty Mouse." Not true. Quite responsive, plus you get gestures (or not, it's up to y
Scrolling Credits using a Drop Zone?
by Chad Greene 2 years ago
I thought it would be cool to create a Motion Generator with a drop zone that automatically scrolls my show's credit png based on the length of the generator. Just save the PNG out of Illustrator, dro
Re: Scrolling Credits using a Drop Zone?
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
Here you go: 11249_panupcredits.zip *Edit* - Install in Movies Motion Templates Effects Place your graphic on the timeline, scale as needed, position the top edge of the still at the top of the frame.
Convert .mov to .mp4 and retain creation date.
by Rick Potter 2 years ago
Hello all. Hope this is posted in the right forum. I've got 12 years of kids family videos, over 1200. I want to convert them to .mp4 and retain the creation date. Any way to do that I've tried Handbr
Re: Convert .mov to .mp4 and retain creation date.
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
That will depend on the codec used in the .mov files... What's the originating file spec Doug Metz Anode
SliceX really not working like the tutorials say it should
by Richard Cross 2 years ago
I have a talking head against a plain black background with no alpha channel. The subject is wearing a white headress, so stands out really well against the background. He's well lit, the original foo
Re: SliceX really not working like the tutorials say it should
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
Thanks Roger! That's quite informative. I do still have a related question, though. If I have an entire head to track mask, is there a tool in the CoreMelt arsenal suitable to the task If not, any rec
Verify latest version number for CoreMelt plugins?
by Joe Marler 2 years ago
Lock & Load plugin for FCPX says v. 1.3.5 (112) in the on-screen menu. The release notes say ver. 2.1. On the Coremelt download page it says ver. 2.1a (111). Which of these is the true version number
Re: Verify latest version number for CoreMelt plugins?
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
Perfect! That's exactly where I should have looked in the first place... Thanks! Doug Metz Anode
Thread Follow-up? Anyone??
by Doug Metz 2 years ago
I've been all over this forum, and nearly every thread ends with a request from CoreMelt to send information samples etc. No follow-up, no resolution, nothing. Why bother having a forum with no answer
Re: Thread Follow-up? Anyone??
by Eberhard Ammelt 2 years ago
In most cases where we request further information, samples, etc., the issue is rather specific and requires specific measures which we often discuss apart this forum with the customer. When an issue
View Posts by Topic (Date Updated)... for the Apple FCPX Techniques forum
by Dave Gage 3 years ago
Tim, Since you recently added the new view option of "View Posts by Topic (Date Updated)", I use that and set the time to 2 Weeks. I don't usually view the forums other then this one and the "Debate"
Re: View Posts by Topic (Date Updated)... for the Apple FCPX Techniques forum
by Doug Metz 3 years ago
WooHoo!!! Fixed! Thanks Abraham! Doug Metz Anode
Creating an online database of hard drives - Ideas?
by Clarke Flippo 3 years ago
I'll be working with a client of mine to create an online database for a library of HDs - preferably one that is accessible by anyone to view. This database needs to be scalable. Keep in mind it will
Re: Creating an online database of hard drives - Ideas?
by Doug Metz 3 years ago
Tim Jones "NeoFinder simply imports the BRU PE catalogs and lets you browse them like any other drive's contents." This I did not know... I use NeoFinder every day, and have recently been researching
Moving Fat32 Files to a Mac OS Hard Drive
by William Schelhas 3 years ago
I have been searching for an answer to a problem and have had difficulty. Many posts seem Old so I thought I would see if there is a solution to this issue. When I started my current job, I used to ed
Re: Moving Fat32 Files to a Mac OS Hard Drive
by Doug Metz 3 years ago
FAT32 formatted disks have a 2GB file size limit. The HFS+ Journaled format does not have this limitation. Maybe you were trying to copy from HFS+ to FAT32 when you saw the errors I frequently do Find
I'm buying a Thunderbolt 2 dock. Advice?
by Noam Osband 4 years ago
I edit with FCP X. I'm buying a Thunderbolt 2 dock. Any advice
Re: I'm buying a Thunderbolt 2 dock. Advice?
by Doug Metz 4 years ago
It is a Dock only in the sense that you can take 2 bare hard drives and pop them in there like a toaster, and they'll mount to your desktop. I have this unit, and it's handy as hell. Other products ma
External hard drive "refusing" to copy a file from hard drive
by Mercedes Gonzalez 4 years ago
Hello everybody, something just happened to me that never happened before, I was going to storage a mov file in my external hard drive and I get this message: "The item "time coded sequence.mov" can t
Re: External hard drive "refusing" to copy a file from hard drive
by Doug Metz 4 years ago
Hi Mercedes, The first step is to discover the actual format of the external drive. To do this, select it in the Finder and then from the File menu, choose 'Get Info' : Doug Metz Anode
Web Client - DT1 Unsupported?
by Doug Metz 4 years ago
I've got a custom panel set up with DT1 (Date & Time Stamp) as one of the fields. This displays properly in Pro Client, but the Web Client displays "Unsupported field(s): DT1" Is there something I'm m
Re: Web Client - DT1 Unsupported?
by John Vaudin 4 years ago
I'm afraid DT1 is not supported in the web client. It's a calculated field that displays either RD1 or SD1, whichever is available. You can use the two separate fields to get the same information.
Worker Node, Proxies, and Paths
by Doug Metz 4 years ago
Greetings! I'm wondering if what I'm seeing is expected behavior, or if I've got something wrong. Running Worker on a MacMini server with proxy drive directly attached, and have Worker configured to g
Re: Worker Node, Proxies, and Paths
by Doug Metz 4 years ago
bryson jones "I'd reach out to your dealer integrator and know that the short answer is to not drag and drop batches onto the Worker Node. That will be looking at the preset root in the Worker action
CatDV vs. Cantemo
by Jeff Handy 6 years ago
Has anyone evaluated or used Cantemo Going over the features, it seems to fall right in line with CatDV's product line. Anything I should know HandyGeek
Re: CatDV vs. Cantemo
by Doug Metz 5 years ago
Once again digging up an old thread.... how did this shake out Doug Metz Anode
Avid Codec for Intel Mac Quicktime
by Mr Myth 11 years ago
Exported Avid clips to Quicktime. Brought them to an Intel Mac and the Quicktime doesn't have the right codec. I moved them to a power mac and downloaded an avid codec and it works fine. The same avid
Re: Avid Codec for Intel Mac Quicktime - 2.3.9
by Doug Metz 5 years ago
Bump: http: avid.force.com pkb articles en_US download Avid-Codecs-LE-2-3-9 Doug Metz Anode
24p and Cinema Tools
by george lance 9 years ago
Hello, This is my first time posting but have benefited enormously from the sage advice here. I'm having a problem with interlaced fields when reverse telecine-ing 1080i 24p (normal; not advanced) foo
Re: 24p and Cinema Tools
by Doug Metz 6 years ago
Just ran into this Exact problem... here's what I did: Ingest via FCP L&T - After ingest, files pretend to be 29.97 progressive, but have pulldown. Bring DVCProHD files into Compressor - I'm transcodi
Exporting to avi in FCP; small file size
by Mark Trifunovic 7 years ago
I have been asked to export my 15 min long film to avi from FCP with the following sound specifications: 48khz, 24bit, with all the sound muted. I need the file size to be no bigger than 250mb. I have
Re: Exporting to avi in FCP; small file size
by Doug Metz 7 years ago
Hey Mark, Are you going for 15 minutes of silence as your audio, or are you wanting the AVI file to mute the actual soundtrack for your film during playback Also... AVI Which audio video codecs are yo
Cannot burn a second DVD from FCP, ever
by Tracy Rowland 7 years ago
This is the weirdest glitch, and it happens every time: When I export a sequence from FCP 7, using the share feature, it will go through the lengthy process of authoring and burning the first DVD just
Re: Cannot burn a second DVD from FCP, ever
by Doug Metz 7 years ago
Hi Tracy, I can't say why it hangs on the second DVD, as I avoid sharing from FCP. My workflow for DVD looks (generally) like this: Export timeline as reference movie (not self-contained), using curre
Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by Evan Schafer 10 years ago
Hello all- I'm getting an error while trying to open any and all project files on my system, "File Error: Wrong Type". I was working on the system all day yesterday without any problems, I havent done
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Re: Project File Unrecognized "Wrong File Type"
by Doug Metz 7 years ago
"Open the corrupt .fcp in TextEdit saved it as ".txt" Take that file and change it's extension back to .fcp and it should be good to go. There might be some reconnecting to do but it's all there." Thi
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a catalog for each hard drive?
by Steve West 7 years ago
I'm trying to figure out the best way to use CatDV in my workflow. After a shoot I copy the media to 2 portable drives or bare drives- The media is also copied onto a Raid that I only store the curren
Re: a catalog for each hard drive?
by Doug Metz 7 years ago
I've begun looking at CatDV today, and really like the look of the networked workgroup option. For the last several years (and, like you, nearly 100 external drives), I've been using CDFinder. It's be
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