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Doug Metz

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Photo wall animation.
by Kristian Appel 3 weeks 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 days 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 1 week 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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David Mathis liked this 7 days ago
Re: FCP X - steady as she goes.
by Steve Connor 1 week 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 5 days 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 2 weeks 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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Doug Metz liked this 5 days ago
Attempting to crop video, leaving no black borders
by Jimmy Lars 2 weeks ago
I'm somewhat new to Final Cut Pro. I'm looking for a way to crop a vertical video, while simultaneously changing that video's aspect ratio to fit the smaller dimensions after the crop (thus leaving no
Re: Attempting to crop video, leaving no black borders
by Doug Metz 5 days ago
You may not need to crop or scale if your project has the correct output dimensions - select the clip, and in the Inspector set Spatial Conform to 'None'. Then reposition your clip accordingly. You ca
Rendering files
by Joe Lukus 1 week ago
Ok when you render a clip it creates a apple prores file correct or does it just create its own type of readable "system file" Basically what I am wanting to know is once you render a file were is it
Re: Rendering files
by Doug Metz 5 days ago
Simon Billington "I think you're missing my point here. I was speaking of a hypothetical situation, that can exist from time to time, but more often than not, it doesn't for various reasons like you
XML question out f my pay grade
by Mark Smith 1 month ago
Attempting to rescue a FCPX project. The original project was done in 10.2.1, is a 3 camera concert shoot, and the library was corrupted along the way. The whole cut of the concert was done and the uh
Re: XML question out f my pay grade
by Doug Metz 1 month ago
Thanks for the follow-up, Mark! Doug Metz Anode
How do I synchronise 2 audio channels within a video clip with FCPX?
by Terence Morris 2 months ago
I have AVCHD footage from a C100 where one audio channel has about a 20ms delay on the other. The reason is that one channel came from a Senheisser wireless AVX system, while the other was a hardwired
Re: How do I synchronise 2 audio channels within a video clip with FCPX?
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
Alternatively, in the browser: 1. right-click on the clip, select 'Open Clip' 2. in the clip's timeline, select the audio track and from the 'Clip' menu, select Break Apart Clip Items 3. adjust the tr
Music and 10.3.4
by Scott Witthaus 3 months ago
Did we lose the majority of the stock music in the 10.3 upgrade I tend to use it as temp track material to cut to. If not, where does it now live Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Managing Par
Re: Music and 10.3.4
by Doug Metz 2 months ago
Hey Scott, When I check my Media browser and select 'Sound Effects', the music shows up in a folder named 'Jingles' in the drop-down menu above the list view (under iLife Sound Effects). I also see an
Provacative: Michael Cioni at NAB 2017 - "Do I have Stockholm Syndrome with Apple?"
by Bill Davis 4 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 4 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
How to Change 17 Views into 2 Views in a Multicam Clip
by Ken Bennett 4 months ago
I shot a wedding with 2 cameras. 2nd camera was roaming so it was turned on and off during the ceremony. When I create a Multicam Clip, I end up with 17 Views. Is there a way all of the 2nd cameras sh
Re: How to Change 17 Views into 2 Views in a Multicam Clip
by Doug Metz 4 months ago
Ken Bennett "I select all the clips for camA and camB and create a new Multicam Clip and use audio for syncing. The Angles are all set to Automatic." Step 1: Delete your current Multicam clips Step 2
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Best way to contact Apple to request features and fix issues?
by Matt Wilson 4 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 4 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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Can I remove acceleration from transitions
by Duncan Curtis 4 months ago
I'm using a minute-long clock wipe transition for a project but I don't want the acceleration deceleration on the effect. Is there a way of removing this 'easing-in' and 'easing-out '
Re: Can I remove acceleration from transitions
by Doug Metz 4 months ago
Noah Kadner "Open in Motion. Or Retime it." Sadly, neither of those are options - right click only shows 'Set default', and I couldn't find it in any of the Transitions folders hiding in the system (
Exporting Clip Names and Keywords
by Chad Greene 4 months ago
I am looking for a way to export or save out clip names with the keywords added to each clip. If it was exported as a Comma Delimited File, it would look like this: Clip 1, Keyword 1, Keyword 2, Keywo
Re: Exporting Clip Names and Keywords
by Doug Metz 4 months ago
Have a look at Intelligent Assistance: http: intelligentassistance.com producer-s-best-friend.html It isn't free, but BOY is it handy! Doug Metz Anode
Adobe updates
by Oliver Peters 4 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 4 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 7 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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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The iMac "Pro" rumor looks interesting
by Craig Seeman 5 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
Apple working on new Mac Pro
by Shane Ross 5 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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Re: Apple working on new Mac Pro
by Doug Metz 4 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 9 months 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 4 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 4 months ago
Is this why the new Mac Pro has been taking so long?
by Steve Connor 5 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 5 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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Convert .mov to .mp4 and retain creation date.
by Rick Potter 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago
SliceX really not working like the tutorials say it should
by Richard Cross 12 months 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 7 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 11 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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 12 months 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 11 months 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
6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Michael Carter 1 year ago
Current FCPX: Amazing and frustrating. A big example of Apple s We know better than you and you ll come around eventually . We REALLY need a function or separate app to import FCP6 7 projects. I have
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David Lawrence liked this 1 year ago
Re: 6 months in with FCPX... my feature requests (FWIW)...
by Doug Metz 12 months ago
Robin S. Kurz " Michael Carter "Apple should address the fact that 7 will be a dead system before long and a simple app to generate XMLs from 7 files - without needing 7 " Yeah. Be sure to hold your
Tea leaves and b.s.
by Jeremy Garchow 1 year ago
Just got an email that Color Finale 1.5 (now with undo!) is launching Tuesday next. Tuesday is an interesting day to pick, isn't it I mean I know there's a holiday Monday, but still, what do Tuesday's
Re: Tea leaves and b.s.
by Doug Metz 1 year ago
Darren Roark "Promises from Wimpy to pay you back for a hamburger " I'd expect a Wimpy check... he made the promise last week already! ;^) Doug Metz Anode
Software update available!
by Michael Hancock 1 year ago
For Adobe. They just released their a big update to CC2015 (in the middle of 2016 - LOL). Proxy editing has been brought to Premiere! Hopefully Apple isn't far behind with an update of their own. ----
Re: Software update available!
by Doug Metz 1 year ago
Jeremy Garchow "You got me. I have never been so excited, and so disappointed in the span of a mouse click." What he said. ^^ Doug Metz Anode
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 2 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
CatDV vs. Cantemo
by Jeff Handy 5 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 3 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 10 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 4 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 7 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 9 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 5 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 6 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 6 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
4 cheers
by Geoff Dills 6 years ago
To Simon and Brendan and all those coming up with the great custom effects in Motion. Three cheers just didn't seem enough. I had to sit in front of my Avid at work today watching from afar as these t
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Re: 4 cheers
by Robbert-Jan van der Does 6 years ago
The Multi Gradient Blur was indeed intended to use as some kind of Tilt-Shift Lensbaby effect and for the first version I was trying to make color gradients that were linked to the blur gradients. But
Organizing Storyline Clips into Folders
by Ethan Young 6 years ago
Anyone know of a way to organize clips already in the main storyline by placing them into topical folders (bins) In FCP7 you could drag any clip in the timeline into a bin and create little sets of re
Re: Organizing Storyline Clips into Folders
by Geoff Dills 6 years ago
You need to rethink your workflow. This is a classic case of trying to make it work like fcp7. It doesn't need fixed, nothing is broken. Using the timeline to organize your footage worked in 7 because
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