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Douglas K. Dempsey

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November 24th 2008
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Interesting mindset from Blackmagic during this time
by Bob Zelin 3 months ago
Blackmagic made the big announcement for the giant ATEM switcher production panel. It's interesting because there are no big sporting events going on, no concerts going on, and no big corporate events
Re: Interesting mindset from Blackmagic during this time
by Douglas K. Dempsey 3 months ago
Haha, great analysis, Tim! We hope it ultimately makes sense, as we love BM and hope they keep stirring it up! Doug D
Documentary Series Length of Episodes
by Aaron Cadieux 3 months ago
Hey everyone, It's been years since I have posted to Creative Cow, so I wasn't sure which forum to float this question to. Hope I chose wisely. Anyway, I am heavily involved in a true crime documentar
Re: Documentary Series Length of Episodes
by Douglas K. Dempsey 3 months ago
Bottom line, if the shows work as well as you claim, the highest bidder may be the one who buys into your structure, and that s worth any other compromises. Good luck and can you give us a hint Or jus
FCPX trial period extended
by Oliver Peters 6 months ago
Now 90 days. https: www.apple.com final-cut-pro trial - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: FCPX trial period extended
by Douglas K. Dempsey 6 months ago
LMAO Doug D
FCP X 10.4.7 is out
by Neil Sadwelkar 12 months ago
FCP X 10.4.7 is out https: support.apple.com en-in HT201237 ----------------------------------- Neil Sadwelkar neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com twitter: fcpguru FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant Mumbai In
Re: FCP X 10.4.7 is out
by Douglas K. Dempsey 12 months ago
Haha, good advice Oliver. I find that Mail is a funky app continuously through all iterations of OS X! Doug D
Will Apple drop the X?
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
Since Apple now dropped Roman numerals on iPhones, will the next release of Final Cut Pro drop the X, too Right now it's inconsistent - some places the X is used and in other places it isn't. The only
Re: Will Apple drop the X?
by Douglas K. Dempsey 1 year ago
I personally like the X. Not only does it separate the app in discussions with Legacy users who know both, but it sounds like an "Experimental" or "X factor" kind of designation, which makes its diffe
Sidecar
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
FYI - these are the apps (so far) that will be enabled to work with the Sidecar feature in Catalina (iPad as 2nd screen + Pencil support). - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
Re: Sidecar
by Douglas K. Dempsey 1 year ago
Good to see FCPX and Resolve included; Pro CC eventually, one would hope. I recall seeing an Avid featurette on editing Gravity, awhile back (with Mark Sanger, A.C.E., perhaps ) ... What was fascinati
Is It Time To Reconsider Final Cut Pro X?
by Gerry Fraiberg 1 year ago
Oliver Peters presents a good case in this article. Factual and objective writing is why I've been following Oliver for years. https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2019 05 04 it-is-time-to-reconsider-fin
Re: Is It Time To Reconsider Final Cut Pro X?
by Douglas K. Dempsey 1 year ago
Works, thanks for posting this. Kudos Oliver, a good overview of where FCPX fits in your "toolset." Doug D
You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 years ago
I just got off the phone with our head of engineering, Rob Elder, and he told me that the new COW starts with you. This forum has been chosen to get the first swing of the bat and we look forward to y
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Re: You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Scott Witthaus 2 years ago
Ronald Lindeboom " am sorry if you took offense at what I said but I tend to be very direct with the people in this forum. They are some of the most straight-ahead and no-nonsense, intelligent bunch
Export many fcpx clips to separate mp4 files
by Kenny Holl 3 years ago
I have a friend client who gave me about 30-40 hi8 tapes that they would like to have converted to mp4 files. Since the camera I'm using has a DV output, I thought "hey, I'll just copy it all into my
Re: Export many fcpx clips to separate mp4 files
by Douglas K. Dempsey 2 years ago
Thanks, Jeff, that was my followup - any fav apps. Doug D
The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 2 years ago
The original promise of FCP X was great. Here was an approach that offered us a set of interesting new concepts and consequently some different ways of thinking about editing. I for one never had an a
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Matt Kemp liked this 2 years ago
Re: The Real Menace of FCP X
by greg janza 2 years ago
Simon Ubsdell "It has also, to my mind, all but killed what was worthwhile in this forum, which at its best has hosted some outstandingly good discussions - conversations that grew out of a shared ap
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Pro Apps Crash Too Often
by Oliver Peters 2 years 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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Re: Pro Apps Crash Too Often
by Joe Marler 2 years ago
Oliver Peters "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 tot
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Color wheels - just a little bit more
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
Illumination or gasoline You decide. https: digitalfilms.wordpress.com 2018 01 13 whats-up-with-final-cuts-color-wheels Hopefully this encapsulates what the issues are. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliver
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Re: Color wheels - just a little bit more
by Michael Hancock 3 years ago
Jeremy Garchow "Still, is all of that functionality created equal in all devices " LOL. That's the beauty of standards - there are so many to choose from! ---------------- Michael Hancock Editor
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Demystification: A Parable
by Simon Ubsdell 3 years ago
Imagine, if you will, an apartment building. It has roughly 25 and a half floors (probably designed originally by Charlie Kaufman, who knows ), but only around 20 of these floors are actually used by
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David Mathis liked this 3 years ago
Re: Demystification: A Parable
by Michael Gissing 3 years ago
Stairs access requires monthly subscription.
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More "demystification"...
by Bill Davis 3 years ago
I'm trying to stay out of this because in both software engineering and color theory - I'm pretty much an idiot. I'm just an end user, and HAPPY to be one. But this has blown up so much - that I'm fas
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Re: More "demystification"...
by Neil Goodman 3 years ago
Bill Davis "The impression had nothing to do with unexpected operation. It was framed largly in terms of: broken, flawed, - dangerous, even. The message was: It s a major screwup, Apple - fix this at
What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Oliver Peters 3 years ago
Just because the other thread became so derailed. It would be nice to have some sort of submaster master routing in the Audio Lanes mode so that you can add effects, like a broadcast limiting filter.
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Re: What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Scott Witthaus 3 years ago
David Mathis "3. Bring back tracks!" Ain't gonna happen. Why would it I see Premiere in your future. Good luck with that. Scott Witthaus Owner, 1708 Inc. Editorial Managing Partner, Low Country Creat
Tim Dashwood Joins Apple and Makes All His Plugins Free
by David Lawrence 3 years ago
Tim Dashwood has joined Apple and is making his excellent suite of 3D and VR plugins free. This seems a similar move on Apple's part to hiring Wes Plate and is great news for FCPX and Apple users in g
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Re: Tim Dashwood Joins Apple and Makes All His Plugins Free
by Simon Ubsdell 3 years ago
Brett Sherman "The white balance plug-in in the Editors Essentials is the best I've found. Many introduce weird color shifts. This one looks like you white balanced the footage right in the first pla
FCP X 10.3.2 and QNAP shared storage
by Bob Zelin 4 years ago
Hi - I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the new QNAP operating system that supports Apple document HT207128, which discusses FCP X 10.3 shared storage. I have done tests in 3 facilities, mo
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Re: FCP X 10.3.2 and QNAP shared storage
by Erik Wallin 3 years ago
This is great news indeed. What is the version of QNAP OS (firmware) that you are testing We've got the latest stable release (4.2.4), and that doesn't seem to support FCPX. There are two beta firmwar
Revisionist History...
by Bill Davis 4 years ago
I'm still on a lot of press release lists from my reporter days. So I've been watching the minor flury of PR pitches going out about this being the 25th Anniversary of Premiere Pro pre-NAB. Had to lau
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Re: Revisionist History...
by Charlie Austin 4 years ago
Chris Harlan "Its like getting peeved because NASA doesn't mention Werner Von Braun every time they PR a shuttle launch." Hey, you're right!! {writes congressman...} Hope all's well! ----------------
Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Simon Ubsdell 4 years ago
Enough is enough is ENOUGH! My electricity supplier has heaped infamy upon tyranny by asking me to pay a monthly subscription for my power. And at last I have decided that this cannot stand. I cannot
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Jason Jenkins liked this 3 years ago
Re: Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Oliver Peters 4 years ago
They tried Scott's model first, but no one was willing to pay up front for the towers and lines to connect their houses. - Oliver Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC Orlando, FL www.oliverpete
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Blade
by Shane Ross 4 years ago
If Apple is looking only to the future, and wanting to dump the old, ancient ways of the past...including the terminology used, like "bin," why is the "blade" tool still called BLADE And why does it l
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Re: Blade
by Shane Ross 4 years ago
Darren Roark "If blade is such an antiquated term then why call editing cutting " I myself am PERFECTLY FINE with old naming conventions. Calling it "cutting" based on actual cutting of film is still
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Is there a marker window?
by Michael Hancock 5 years ago
New to FCPX and tried a google search but didn't find anything definitive. Is there a marker window in FCPX I have long interviews and like to put markers with notes for each answer. I'm looking for a
Re: Is there a marker window?
by Douglas K. Dempsey 5 years ago
The method for creating subtitles might work as well. In Timeline place a marker. When you park cursor over your markers, hit "M" again to see the text field (for your notes). If you make it a "Chapte
Douglas K. Dempsey 6 years ago
Hahaha. Is the Apple Master plan?

http://9to5mac.com/2014/05/21/os-x-10-9-3-breaking-mac-pro-graphics-card-co...
FCPX: Covert to Apple ProRes from H264?
by Ewan Golder 6 years ago
Hi there, I understand that usually with H.264 footage shot on DSLR is better covered to ApplePro Res to edit with. I just wondering if this is still necessary with FCX. FCX seems to be doing a lot of
Re: FCPX: Covert to Apple ProRes from H264?
by Douglas K. Dempsey 6 years ago
Good to hear. I have found the proxy really helps with multi cam editing on a (recent) MBP. But as per your comment, definitely ingest and look at the stuff natively before making a transcode decision
Audio scrub
by Simon Ubsdell 9 years ago
Has anyone found a way to turn off audio scrub Occasionally I need it but mostly I absolutely loathe having it. Help, please! Simon Ubsdell Director Editor Writer www.tokyo-uk.com
Re: Audio scrub
by Douglas K. Dempsey 9 years ago
I don't doubt any of it. For our kids literally. My son just graduated high school last week. He has been making films since 6th grade, first on iMovie, then FCP. We are contacting his college media d
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Log and Transfer:Imports only Half-Clips??
by Heidi Garcia 10 years ago
I am currently logging and transferring footage from a P2 platform into Final Cut Pro for a Wedding Video. I have 8 cards worth of footage logged and imported, however some of these clips have appeare
Re: Log and Transfer:Imports only Half-Clips??
by Douglas K. Dempsey 9 years ago
FYI I have same issue when L&T 24p footage from CF card (shot on Sony Z7U). Since Sony Z7U supposedly shoots true progressive @ 23.98 fps, the "Remove Advanced Pulldown etc" checkbox shouldn't make an
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