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Douglas K. Dempsey

Member Since:
November 24th 2008
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Westport, CT
Status of FCPX in 2019
by Oliver Peters 4 days ago
Just curious how everyone thinks the world of FCPX is doing this year. We are now in its 8th year since release. Looking at the various sites that have posted customer use stories in the past, things
Re: Status of FCPX in 2019
by Douglas K. Dempsey 3 days ago
To acknowledge Ronny's comments, though ... the New York scene I am referencing is largely a peripheral and or wanna-be Hollywood TV crowd ... a group that used to be told, including by NYU film schoo
You are the first beta-test forum of the new system
by Ronald Lindeboom 2 months 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 months 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 1 year 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 months ago
Thanks, Jeff, that was my followup - any fav apps. Doug D
The Real Menace of FCP X
by Simon Ubsdell 8 months 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 8 months ago
Re: The Real Menace of FCP X
by Douglas K. Dempsey 8 months ago
Agree, Greg. This is what I was trying to say in agreeing with Neil. Doug D
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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Re: Pro Apps Crash Too Often
by Joe Marler 10 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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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Re: Demystification: A Parable
by Michael Gissing 1 year ago
Stairs access requires monthly subscription.
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More "demystification"...
by Bill Davis 1 year 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 1 year 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
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 Douglas K. Dempsey 1 year ago
Right. I don't understand what happens with the 12 cores and 2 threads. Is the theory that since the processing is distributed over so many cores, there is less usage of each Or, is your opinion that,
OT: iPhone X short film
by Oliver Peters 1 year ago
https: www.youtube.com watch time_continue=5&v=DQRJSxV2lLs I'm sure this isn't "handheld" straight out of the box. Nevertheless, nice looking. - Oliver Oliver Peters - oliverpeters.com
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Re: OT: iPhone X short film
by Douglas K. Dempsey 1 year ago
Making of videos show extensive use gimbals and support. Interested to know, other than set design (e.g. subject-to-background distance) and lighting, how shallow depth achieved throughout. Doug D
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 Douglas K. Dempsey 1 year ago
I have the luxury of owning an older 2011 iMac running Snow Leopard, and the final iteration of FCStudio, 7.0.3 which is very stable. It is ideal for opening old FCP7 projects and rendering out QuickT
What would really make you excited- Round 2
by Oliver Peters 2 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 1 year 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago
Re: Join me today in my heroic struggle against the subscription model!
by Oliver Peters 2 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 2 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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Chris Harlan liked this 2 years ago
Re: Blade
by Shane Ross 2 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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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