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Doug Metz

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FCP X Summit: new features/news
by Andrew Kimery 3 weeks 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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Re: FCP X Summit: new features/news
by Doug Metz 1 week 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."
OT: the ultimate editing machine?
by Robert d'Alexis 4 weeks ago
Check the link below out and see if you agree this is the answer to an editor's dream. https: www.provideocoalition.com ultimate-video-editors-workstation-look-like
Re: OT: the ultimate editing machine?
by Herb Sevush 4 weeks ago
Robert d'Alexis " see if you agree this is the answer to an editor's dream." An editors dream is a capable director, a smart producer, and a reasonable schedule. Herb Sevush Zebra Productions --
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OT: How do you present work-in-progress?
by Walter Soyka 2 months ago
A rather broad question, but how do you present your WIPs to clients or stakeholders What do you hope to get out of a review What level of roughness or polish do you aim to provide early on How much d
Re: OT: How do you present work-in-progress?
by Herb Sevush 2 months ago
greg janza "If I've learned anything in 20 plus years of editing it's that 99% of clients have absolutely no ability to envision what the final product will look like. " The 4th law of thermodynamics
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Doug Metz liked this 4 weeks ago
Motion Blur with Speed Changes
by Brett Sherman 1 month ago
I love FCP X's Speed Change feature. One thing I wish I could do though is add motion blur with speeded up segments. Does anyone know a way to do this -------------------------- Brett Sherman One Man
Re: Motion Blur with Speed Changes
by Doug Metz 1 month ago
This looks tough to beat for a buck: https: sellfy.com p phtl Doug Metz Anode
MP4's from JVC GY650-HD
by John Watts 1 month ago
So far in my few months on FCPX I have not run into trouble importing anything. 2017 iMac on Sierra Until now. I have a ton of footage the client shot on a JVC GY650 as MP4's. Of course, they won't im
Re: MP4's from JVC GY650-HD
by Doug Metz 1 month ago
John Watts "There is an old 2009 log and transfer plug in for fcp7, and there is something called clip manager (which i downloaded and seems to suck)" My experience with camera maker's tools has been
Render Optical Flow
by Thanos Papadopoulos 1 month ago
Is it only me having problems when I need to render clips with speed segments and optical flow (video quality) This thing happens often with different clips and on different macs. These clips cannot b
Re: Render Optical Flow
by Doug Metz 1 month ago
I also use it regularly, and can corroborate Joe's findings. Had this problem last week on a 30p animation (matching timeline frame rate). Timeline showed unrendered optical flow sections but was able
Interview with Randy Ubillos and How I came to enjoy FCP X
by David Busse 2 months ago
Over the last 6 months or so I've been playing around with FCP X and discovering the story behind its development. Thanks to some free time at work I was able to interview Randy Ubillos and write an a
Re: Interview with Randy Ubillos and How I came to enjoy FCP X
by Steve Connor 1 month ago
Thanks again Tim for the "ignore" button, really helps clean up the forum feed from people saying the same thing over and over and over again :)
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Why FCPX?
by Steve Connor 2 months ago
I thought I'd beat Bill to it https: www.provideocoalition.com fcp-x-producers-pov-feature-film-daisy-winters
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Re: Why FCPX?
by Jeremy Garchow 2 months ago
Michael Hancock "I may not like the cupholders in a Tesla, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to drive one. :-)" Is this too long for a new forum name
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Doug Metz liked this 1 month ago
This video is what the forum is all about
by andy patterson 2 months ago
I want to thank the Creative Cow for having this forum. It is a good place filled with interesting information. Having said that this forum is titled Apple Final Cut Pro Debates for a reason. This for
Re: This video is what the forum is all about
by Tony West 2 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=oJ0XTB4Y6EA
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Doug Metz liked this 2 months ago
How to use Automator: to replace text in FCPX project files
by Jacob Lowers 5 months ago
Good Morning Everyone, I create the daily stock indicators. So everyday I get a Bloomberg report and I change the numbers and arrows. Is there a way to use automator (or some script thingy) to automat
Re: How to use Automator: to replace text in FCPX project files
by Jacob Lowers 2 months ago
So after 3 months of experimenting we have created a script. That automatically goes to Bloomberg Pulls the numbers we want. Then it creates 10 PNGs with the correct numbers for each slide. It also ch
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Doug Metz liked this 2 months ago
Finding duplicates among 7000+ videos
by Xavier Paredes 2 months ago
Dear forum members, We have a rather large and daunting potential project. Our client has 7000+ video files on their Brightcove.com account. Client needs us to find duplicate videos so they can be tak
Re: Finding duplicates among 7000+ videos
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
Can they get a metadata dump from Brightcove Doug Metz Anode
Recovering Files
by David Davis 2 months ago
I need some help. I had recently just filmed a show and a wedding. I imported them off of the SD card through final cut pro and ejected the disk. The files were completely imported into their own even
Re: Recovering Files
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
David Davis "I imported them off of the SD card through final cut pro and ejected the disk. The files were completely imported into their own events with specific names. There were no messages that t
Sure hope this place stays relevant...
by Bill Davis 2 months ago
Trying to keep stopping by here, but IBC is Rocking in Amsterdam and I'm in threads with 100s of posts debating and talking about FCP X elsewhere - and it's comparative crickets here. That's kinda sad
Re: Sure hope this place stays relevant...
by Oliver Peters 2 months ago
Shane Ross "Those posts do not show up in google searches. " They are also horribly threaded. Facebook is a terrible vehicle for forum style discussions. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Doug Metz liked this 2 months ago
End of QT 7?
by Tony West 2 months ago
I have recently noticed a pretty big shift in color from QT 7 when sharing from X (h.264 files) QT X looks pretty dead on with the canvas in X Anyone else noticed, or have you ditched QT 7 a while ago
Re: End of QT 7?
by Jason Brown 2 months ago
QT7 was AMAZING. The ability to flip flop video with a simple save - extract all of the various video or audio tracks independently, mark in out with FRAME ACCURACY (unlike QTX) for trimming. The list
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Doug Metz liked this 2 months ago
Getting a Panasonic AG-HPX250P connected to new Mac pro and pegasus 3 RAID to edit with FCP
by Greg Specht 2 months ago
I'm trying to connect the video cameras P2 cards to my new Mac pro that has thunderbolt 3 imputs so I can down load them for editing on Final Cut pro. Just connecting from the USB 2 port on the camera
Re: Getting a Panasonic AG-HPX250P connected to new Mac pro and pegasus 3 RAID to edit with FCP
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
The Sonnet reader works really well - transfer a full 64GB card in about 10 minutes. If you're going to be dumping P2 cards often, it'll pay for itself in saved time. I've also kept one of my old Powe
Grainy/Liney(?) Footage
by Ryan Neuman 2 months ago
This is a really specific question and I'm guessing I'm in the right forum for it. I just uploaded this video: https: youtu.be 6dcopdZe2uw and I can't for the life of me figure out why some of the bac
Re: Grainy/Liney(?) Footage
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
Ryan Neuman "It looks good for the most part without any of that grainy liney footage that I first talked about but I do notice somewhat of a motion blur( ) or something when there's a lot of movemen
Disk Catalog Software?
by Daniel Waldron 3 months 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 2 months 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
OS system completely crashes when exporting video
by Eric Medina 2 months ago
I have a MacBook Pro MacOs Sierra version 10.12.6 (the one with the touch bar on the keyboard) and I recently installed Final Cut Pro X version 10.3.4. It's the new flat design look for FCP with some
Re: OS system completely crashes when exporting video
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
What you've got there appears to be a Kernel Panic. It could be software OR hardware related. Sometimes a failing component (motherboard RAM GPU etc.) can cause this to happen, even with new hardware.
Apple's official FCP7 EOL
by Oliver Peters 3 months ago
https: support.apple.com en-gb HT207888 - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Apple's official FCP7 EOL
by Doug Metz 3 months 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
Premiere Pro Workspaces
by Simon Ubsdell 3 months ago
Another great article from Oliver that takes us behind the scenes of his preferred custom layouts for Premiere Pro: https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2017 08 17 customize-premiere-pro-with-workspaces
Re: Premiere Pro Workspaces
by Herb Sevush 3 months ago
Bill Davis "You see the clip when you import it. You see it again when you string it out. You see it again and again and again as you visually scan that lovely string out - back and forth - over and
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Doug Metz liked this 3 months ago
Photo wall animation.
by Kristian Appel 4 months 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 3 months 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
FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Bill Davis 3 months ago
I really have nothing important to say here. Since I've posted a couple of OT threads contributing nothing about how X actually functions... I'll spend today (Sunday) doing 20 pages of narration work
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Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Steve Connor 3 months ago
I assume many of us here use FCPX every day and are very happy with it as well. Doesn't make very interesting reading though. Although I'm sure you'll get at least one post pointing out you could do t
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Doug Metz liked this 3 months ago
In/Out Points in the Timeline
by Adam White 4 years ago
In and Out Points in the timeline are driving me crazy in FCPX. Something happens with the in out points in the timeline which is hurrying me along into insanity. It is very possible that I am doing s
Re: In/Out Points in the Timeline
by Craig Alan 3 months ago
Not a comment on which is faster or more ergonomic; but whenever i want to select a beat on the timeline that I will need to use later for whatever reason, I just hit M (marker). If I want to set mult
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Provacative: Michael Cioni at NAB 2017 - "Do I have Stockholm Syndrome with Apple?"
by Bill Davis 7 months 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 7 months 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
Best way to contact Apple to request features and fix issues?
by Matt Wilson 7 months ago
Does anyone know the best way to contact Apple to request features and fix issues (Apparently when using Audio keyframes for volume, other than original 2 fade handles, you can only get a S-curve. The
Re: Best way to contact Apple to request features and fix issues?
by Noah Kadner 7 months ago
http: www.fcpworks.com submitting-better-fcpx-feedback-to-apple Noah FCPWORKS - FCPX Workflow FCP Exchange - FCPX Workshops XinTwo - FCPX Training
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Doug Metz liked this 7 months ago
Adobe updates
by Oliver Peters 7 months ago
Let the kibitzing begin! https: www.provideocoalition.com adobe-updates-premiere-pro-cc-april-2017 And a deeper dive: https: www.youtube.com watch v=zQy3eFIXF4k And a couple on After Effects, too: htt
Re: Adobe updates
by Doug Metz 7 months ago
andy patterson "I like to create track mattes so the PIP can look a little different than a generic 16 : 9 PIP. I can create track mattes super fast using Premiere's titling tool. I like to use track
Apple Mighty Mouse alternatives?
by Neil Gowan 10 months 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 7 months 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
FCPX 10.3.3 released
by Jeremy Garchow 7 months ago
As well as Motion 5.3.1 No linkable release notes that I can find, yet.
Re: FCPX 10.3.3 released
by Doug Metz 7 months ago
Craig Shields " ...the Flow transition doesn't look as good. Now it looks like a crappy dissolve. A previous render under 10.3.2 looks smooth, this doesn't." I noticed this too. Even if I modify the
Scrolling Credits using a Drop Zone?
by Chad Greene 7 months 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 7 months 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.
VIDEO Clips Not Sitting on Frame Boundary (Subframe Video Issue)
by Ellen Bittner 7 months ago
Hi there, I've been researching this issue like crazy but no results, so I've decided to post. Thank you in advance Specs: I'm working in the latest FCPX (10.3.2) and have found this issue persists in
Re: VIDEO Clips Not Sitting on Frame Boundary (Subframe Video Issue)
by Noah Kadner 7 months ago
Hard to tell without seeing the viewer but I would suggest starting a new Library Project timeline set to the correct timebase. Then select all in the original TL and copy paste into the new one. And
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Doug Metz liked this 7 months ago
The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting
by Craig Seeman 7 months ago
https: www.macrumors.com 2017 04 06 imac-xeon-e3-64gb-ram-amd-late-october New iMac Late October. Xeon E3 processor. And Apple's entry back into monitors may be 8K. A bigger (taller) Mac Mini.
Re: The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting
by Doug Metz 7 months ago
Craig Seeman " Robin S. Kurz "I can hook a Tbo3 RAID up to a Tbo1 machine if I like. " Sure but then you're not getting TB3 speeds. Maybe I wasn't clear on that point. " Sure, but it's still good to
Newbie Learning File Structure (Libraries, Projects, Events - Oh My!)
by Jerry Jones 7 months ago
Hello, valiant warriors. Thanks in advance for your always wonderful help. I have worked with FCP 7 (and before) since FCP came out. Many years. I finally made the switch to FCPX a month or so ago - a
Re: Newbie Learning File Structure (Libraries, Projects, Events - Oh My!)
by John Rofrano 7 months ago
I have to agree with the others that you should purchase some basic training from Ripple Training and get into the new mindset of FCP X because it seems that you are approaching it from an old way of
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Doug Metz liked this 7 months ago
Apple working on new Mac Pro
by Shane Ross 8 months ago
http: www.theverge.com 2017 4 4 15175916 apple-mac-pro-redesign-plans Rethinking the design, and admitting they painted themselves into a corner with the tube design. BUT...won't come out this year. L
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David Lawrence liked this 8 months ago
Re: Apple working on new Mac Pro
by Doug Metz 7 months ago
Steve Connor " Scott Thomas "You make it sound like there's an office on a lower level at Microsoft with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the Leopard" that has the info I need to stop these incur
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FCP X 10.3 - audio enhancements where are all the settings gone???
by Michael Paul 1 year ago
So audio enhancements used to have 3 settings: Loudness, fan hum background noise removal and something I can't remember any more. Where are those All I find under Audio Enhancements is Audio Analysis
Re: FCP X 10.3 - audio enhancements where are all the settings gone???
by Michael Smith 7 months ago
This had me troubled as well. In my case when I detached audio (which I do a lot) the audio enhancements went away. Here's how to get them back. At the bottom of the inspector window where the audio e
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Doug Metz liked this 7 months ago
Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Steve Connor 8 months ago
http: www.redsharknews.com technology item 4470-amd-s-forthcoming-radeon-rx-vega-greater-gpu-power-at-lower-cost
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Re: Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Oliver Peters 8 months ago
andy patterson "Technology scares many Apple users so they assume the Apple products are the best out of ignorance. For some Apple is more like some kind of crazy tattooed beat rodeo messiah cult tha
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Doug Metz liked this 8 months ago
Convert .mov to .mp4 and retain creation date.
by Rick Potter 8 months 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 8 months ago
That will depend on the codec used in the .mov files... What's the originating file spec Doug Metz Anode
Collaborative editing on large-scale project
by Jerome Heiderscheidt 8 months ago
Hello all, So, I'm in the middle of editing a feature with FCPX (still can't believe the production company gave me the OK to do it with FCPX). So far it's been going great : the assistant editor prep
Re: Collaborative editing on large-scale project
by Jerome Heiderscheidt 8 months ago
Hello again, I've found the way to do it ! And the solution is very, very simple : it is just a matter of first moving or copying the project(sequence) to a new event within the first library, and the
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Doug Metz liked this 8 months ago
SliceX really not working like the tutorials say it should
by Richard Cross 1 year 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 10 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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
why would anyone want to use FCPX (SERIOUS discussion - no bashing)
by Michael Paul 1 year ago
I do NOT want to attack or insult any FCPX editor here - I am just curious and I believe people do things for a reason. So why do you use FCPX What are your reasons What's great about it I have starte
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Re: why would anyone want to use FCPX (SERIOUS discussion - no bashing)
by Doug Metz 1 year ago
Michael Paul "Is there a way to change the color of markers " Only if you change the marker type (right-click on marker): Standard marker - Blue To Do (incomplete) - Red To Do (completed) - Green Cha
View Posts by Topic (Date Updated)... for the Apple FCPX Techniques forum
by Dave Gage 2 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 1 year ago
WooHoo!!! Fixed! Thanks Abraham! Doug Metz Anode
Creating an online database of hard drives - Ideas?
by Clarke Flippo 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
Browser notes vs project notes
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
It appears that the notes column in the Event bowser does not apply to a Project. If you enter a note in the browser next to a Project listing it will not appear in the inspector. If you enter a note
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Re: Browser notes vs project notes
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
Gary Huff " Off to Lightworks on the Linux desktop!" Have fun with that! Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Supervisor 1708 Inc. Editorial Professor, VCU Brandcenter
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