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Duncan Craig

After working in professional theatre, I studied media at the Bournemouth Film School then moved to London to attend Ravensbourne College
Member Since:
July 15th 2003
208 Posts
100 posts
Location:
Leeds, U.K.
FCP X IMPORT does not recognize RAID Drive Files & Folders. Only see one directory and displays CLIP #1, # 2, #3 etc.
by Harry Rabin 2 years ago
So it use to see the File and folder structure just fine but for some reason it only points at a specific folder and renames the files in that folder with CLIP # and increments this name for each file
Re: FCP X IMPORT does not recognize RAID Drive Files & Folders. Only see one directory and displays CLIP #1, # 2, #3 etc.
by Duncan Craig 2 years ago
10.2.3 is quite possibly the culprit. The clips look perfectly normal to me as the associated timecode is continuously increasing. Can I assume it's AVCHD footage FS100, EX1, GoPro, 2x Hacks, FCPX etc
my old film's .mov doesn't work!
by cybil lake 2 years ago
I just opened the .mov of my first feature film and I get this message "Quicktime Player can't play this file" - it worked fine on my old computer from 5 years (which has since died) I have a new comp
Re: my old film's .mov doesn't work!
by Duncan Craig 2 years ago
https: mediaarea.net en MediaInfo Download Mac_OS Grab this app, open it and drag your video file onto the app window. That will tell you more about the video and audio codecs used in the video file.
No audio playback - dual mono (explained in 3 screengrabs)
by Jesse Freeston 2 years ago
Hi Hive Friends! Key Points: - Using FCPX 10.3. - Audio recorded on two channels (one shotgun and one wireless lav). - Audio and video captured with Sony PXW-X70 (AVCHD). THE PROBLEM (in 3 screengrabs
Re: No audio playback - dual mono (explained in 3 screengrabs)
by Jeff Markgraf 2 years ago
It's a bug that's been around for a while when monitoring audio with an external device, like an AJA T-Tap. Not sure which other devices have this problem. Shouldn't happen when monitoring through the
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Duncan Craig liked this 2 years ago
No playback on two audio channels imported as 'four mono'
by Jesse Freeston 2 years ago
FCPX imports audio as 'Four Mono' with audio from the lapel and boom mics on channels 1 and 2 respectively. Channels 3 and 4 are empty. The waveforms show and the meters go up and down, but there is n
Re: No playback on two audio channels imported as 'four mono'
by Duncan Craig 2 years ago
Edit the multicam clip into a timeline and it will playback the audio. I'm having the same problem here. It's happening since I update to the recent version, I expect it's a 'feature' of the new Roles
Video Zoom Effect
by Derek Berndt 2 years ago
I'm working on a sizzle reel for a client and she pointed me to this video as an example she likes. https: youtu.be 04Vyza-_C5k Question...what is the name of the effect that they used at :05 of the v
Re: Video Zoom Effect
by Duncan Craig 2 years ago
Take a still image into Motion, copy it onto two layers, Mask around the person on the top layer. Move the two layer around. It's basically that simple. The trick is to start the animation with the 'p
Final Cut Pro H.264 performance
by Tom Quayle 2 years ago
Hi guys, I have a Hackintosh system (I mainly use Windows 10 but have been doing some experiments to run FCPX on Mac OS due to the excellent render times, and own all of the software I use), with the
Re: Final Cut Pro H.264 performance
by Duncan Craig 2 years ago
You should consider AMD Radeon based GPUs for the best Hackintosh performance. I personally run two R9 280x GPUs, but many newer models are now available. If you look through the GPU sub forum at Tony
Monitor Situation driving me crazy...
by Mark Smith 2 years ago
Editing on 5 K imac and have a secondary monitor set up which is for the browser. The monitoring set up has a workspace I've saved and named. When ever I open X the App in in single display mode with
Re: Monitor Situation driving me crazy...
by Duncan Craig 2 years ago
Ha! I really glad that sorted it. FS100, EX1, GoPro, 2x Hacks, FCPX etc
FCPX External monitoring.
by Roger Poole 2 years ago
Having recently adopted FCPX after too many years with FCP legacy, I'm wondering if anyone out there has a successful external monitoring solution for FCPX 10.3 (El Cap) I'm on a cheesegrater Mac Pro
Re: FCPX External monitoring.
by Duncan Craig 2 years ago
I've just checked Sierra 10.12.4 along with FCPX 10.3.2 and monitoring through my Intensity Pro is still working fine. FS100, EX1, GoPro, 2x Hacks, FCPX etc
Well, I like it...
by Charlie Austin 3 years ago
Worth the wait for me... https: fcpxpert.net 2016 10 27 final-cut-pro-x-10-3-first-look ------------------------------------------------------------- My FCPX Babbling blog "It is a poor craftsman who
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Mike Warmels liked this 3 years ago
Re: Well, I like it...
by Duncan Craig 3 years ago
I jumped straight on this new feature to see how it compared to Motion VFX's mMorphCut. Simple answer, it's horrible, as it freeze frames the outgoing and incoming and morphs between them. mMorphCut k
The Heading for this forum Needs to change...
by Dean Neal 4 years ago
Sometimes I think this forum should be recalled "FCPX - The Opportunity for Adobe to Exploit"... Surely its time to simply just call it - Apple FCPX Or can we counter-create: Premiere Pro - FCP7 re-ba
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Jim Wiseman liked this 4 years ago
Re: The Heading for this forum Needs to change...
by Scott Witthaus 4 years ago
James Culbertson "But a more accurate name would be "which NLE do you prefer," which isn't as controversial or dramatic as the current name." Exactly. Scott Witthaus Senior Editor Post Production Sup
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Duncan Craig liked this 4 years ago
Sony PMW-EX1 Firmware Update1.26 is this result normal.
by Daniel Goyette 8 years ago
I everybody i have in the past update the firmware on my PMW-EX1 from 1.11 to 1.20 and now 1.26. Everything fine exept when i go to language selection i see :English , Japaneese , Chineese , is this n
Re: Sony PMW-EX1 Firmware Update1.26 is this result normal.
by Duncan Craig 4 years ago
It's an old thread I know, I know! I normally stick to trusty 16GB cards, but recently tried some 32GB UHS1 SDHC class cards in my EX1 and got formatting errors. I spoke to Sony and went to the follow
Best DSLR for £375 / $570?
by mike albertini 4 years ago
Hi, I am in the market for a DSLR to shoot short video documentaries music videos to edit in FCPX. My budget is 375 $570. I don't mind buying second hand from ebay etc. Ideally I'd go for a Panasonic
Re: Best DSLR for £375 / $570?
by Duncan Craig 4 years ago
Still slightly out of your budget, but a great camera is the Sony a6000. Proper focus peaking, zebras, and a clean HDMI out. You'll need an external audio recorder though. FS100, EX1, GoPro, 2x Hacks,
Hackintosh Graphics Cards
by Paul Fabricius 5 years ago
I have a new Hackintosh and then along came Pro CC 2014 and it looks like I should buy a new graphics card to replace the on board one on the Gigabit motherboard, anyone out there got any advice as to
Re: Hackintosh Graphics Cards
by Duncan Craig 5 years ago
I'm using a 280x ( the new version of a 7970 IIRC) with FCPX. The 290x still isn't properly supported. You'll get more detailed info at Tony's Hackintosh site for sure. I had a 670, but it seemed crip
Not tracking cursor between windows during skimming
by Oliver Peters 5 years ago
This is an age old problem that still hasn't been fixed. When you have skimming enabled and go back and forth between the event browser and the timeline, the viewer focus does not track with where the
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Michael Garber liked this 5 years ago
Re: Not tracking cursor between windows during skimming
by Duncan Craig 5 years ago
Personally I keep clip skimming turned on, when I move back to the timeline I dip the cursor over a timeline icon and the viewer switches back. Not perfect workaround, but works OK for me. EX1 MBP FCP
New Camera time - Z1 to NX5 or EX1R or Canon XF100
by Steve Mullins 7 years ago
General 2p's cents worth from people on my next camera. I know NAB 2012 is coming up in April (with any cameras shown to be available in September onwards-ish). I went from PD150 (DVCAM, Great in Lowl
Re: New Camera time - Z1 to NX5 or EX1R or Canon XF100
by Duncan Craig 7 years ago
The EX1 is a great camera, very very sharp. But it has an IR problem, lumpy zooms at low speed and a weak tripod plate. Quite good in low light and even with 12dB of gain in and the shutter off. The E
FS100 File naming - consecutive file names
by Anthony Miles 7 years ago
Been trying to figure this out for a while. I have 2 FS100s, do sone long form multicamera shooting, when we format media cards ten file names start again at 000000.mts this is a major isue for us in
Re: FS100 File naming - consecutive file names
by Duncan Craig 7 years ago
This is a problem I've heard about. I'll be renaming the files before importing them. Then backup those files to my archives. Hopefully this is possible... EX1 MBP FCPX Short fingernails
FS100 Transcoding: using 5DtoRGB preserves higher dynamic range?
by Alex Kenyon 7 years ago
I've been taking in a mix of Canon DSLR and FS100 footage recently for a feature doc. The program 5DtoRGB by Rarevision has been amazing for transcoding my Canon 5D and 60D footage. For my Fs100 foota
Re: FS100 Transcoding: using 5DtoRGB preserves higher dynamic range?
by Duncan Craig 7 years ago
Looking at the two files on FCPX scopes, it looks like the white are getting clipped. And the black are lifted too. Something off with the colour space conversion perhaps. Can you simply rewrap the or
Has anyone else noticed this? Game over, great job by Apple.
by Robert Bracken 7 years ago
I just noticed this today. I know you can add it through the effects menu but this was super easy. Thanks Apple. I don't care if people label FCP X as "prosumer." It works great, fast and reliable.
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Lawrence Eaton liked this 7 years ago
Re: Has anyone else noticed this? Game over, great job by Apple.
by Duncan Craig 7 years ago
Thanks, yes I've just been doing these actually. Though I thought you were referring to some kind of paste function to anywhere on the timeline. Duncan. EX1 MBP FCPX Short fingernails
FCP X media management solutions?
by Garrett Gibbons 7 years ago
Okay, so there are a few more core features coming to FCP X and Apple swears its commitment to Pros, promising that it's not just a prosumer product. Sure. We believe you. Here's my holdback: media ma
Re: FCP X media management solutions?
by Duncan Craig 7 years ago
Jason, thanks. That's huge. You're right about misconceptions, usual story I suppose. Having the Keyword Shortcuts pop up each time, drove me to thinking I had to use a shortcut, but duh, I see you ju
FCP 6.06 on lion
by bradley morales 7 years ago
I was able to set up FCP 6.06 on my new macbook pro with lion. I have been editing for 2 weeks and now when I drag a clip to the sequence in the timeline only audio track 2 shows up. I need both track
Re: FCP 6.06 on lion
by Duncan Craig 7 years ago
Have you tried all the usual suggestions. Restarts, permissions, new project, new media, trash preferences EX1 MBP FCPX Short fingernails
Esata Drives for Video Files and Backing them Up
by Jan Laidlaw 7 years ago
Maybe this question has been asked before but I haven't found the answer and I'm getting eyestrain from looking. I have a 17" Macbook Pro and am using FCP, but currently have no external drive for my
Re: Esata Drives for Video Files and Backing them Up
by Duncan Craig 7 years ago
I'm in the UK, and I use FCP6 on an older 17 inch MBP. I bought this lot from OWC: Items Ordered: 2 Qty: 1 Item Number: OWCEXP34SATA2F1 Description: OWC Slim ExpressCard to eSATA Adapter for Apple Mac
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URG ENT on set problem
by Steve GERGES 8 years ago
i do have an issue with the blackmagin hdmi to sdi converter. OUR setup is the following: we are shooting with a canon 5D, e output the signal via HDMI to the mini converter, we the outbut the SDI sig
Re: URG ENT on set problem
by Duncan Craig 8 years ago
IIRC the 5D outputs a non standard image size over HDMI when recording. If it isn't standard size some part of the chain eg. FCP won't 'see' it. That might be it... EX1 MBP Short fingernails
DeckLink Studio to Digibeta problems - workflow or wiring?
by Duncan Craig 8 years ago
Hello All. We have a newish MacPro, FCS2, Decklink Studio card and a DigiBeta. An old AJA IO has just been retired after years of faithful service. We've been working in DV50 with fields rendering off
Re: DeckLink Studio to Digibeta problems - workflow or wiring?
by Duncan Craig 8 years ago
I've spoken to BlackMagic support and they aren't sure what I'm doing wrong. They cannot confirm if I need a Tri-Sync generator or not. So I'll try and hire one. EX1 MBP Short fingernails
Quick and Easy file conversion?
by Joe Tyler 8 years ago
Outside of proper editing software, is anyone aware of a quick and easy way to transfer my EX3s MP4 files to HD res quicktimes I'm looking to trim down the files for FTP or immediate transfer. I know
Re: Quick and Easy file conversion?
by Duncan Craig 8 years ago
You should look at Handbrake for x264 conversion, way faster than h264 and fully compatible for YouTube. EX1 MBP Short fingernails
EX1 to internet
by Tom Abray 8 years ago
Hi, I'd be interested to know how more experienced videographers would tackle this. I have a client who wants me to shoot eight hours of university class and then get it to them in a form that they ca
Re: EX1 to internet
by Duncan Craig 8 years ago
I know it's an old thread, but I wanted to suggest you look at using the 64bit version of handbrake for x264 encoding which is a faster h264 encoding system. It's really really fast, you can get x264
duplicate named clips
by Jay Curlee 8 years ago
Has anyone run into a situation where the EX-1 camera has created duplicate identical file names for clips which are different What causes this issue Thanks, Jay
Re: duplicate named clips
by Duncan Craig 8 years ago
Only when the camera lost power and I had to change batteries. It went back about 5 clips and recorded them with a 02 suffix. Or are you sure your not seeing spanning on long recordings You'll see a c
SxS cards - best practice re: format vs. erase
by Bob Cole 8 years ago
I've seen only anecdotal evidence about this issue: should I reformat the SxS cards (in my EX1R) after each use, or just delete all clips Is there any benefit to reformatting every time, once a month,
Re: SxS cards - best practice re: format vs. erase
by Duncan Craig 8 years ago
I don't think naming cards before use is vital. Before you start a job, how do you know how many cards you are going to use Do you name every card and then maybe not use it Are you following an increm
Rolling and strobbing like a shutter - Ex1 Problem
by James Gray 8 years ago
Hi All, I've got a massive problem, a client has just given me some footage which has all I can explain is a rolling stob problem. The footage was shot on an ex1 and when i shot most stuff on it I cou
Re: Rolling and strobbing like a shutter - Ex1 Problem
by Duncan Craig 8 years ago
Strobing is generally caused when you have the shutter set to 1 50th and the country you are in has an electricity supply at 60Hz or vice versa. EX1 MBP Short fingernails
Quicktime recording and Final Cut
by Scott Hill 13 years ago
I'm wondering how I can use Quictime Pro 7 to capture footage from a DV deck and use it in Final Cut. I'd like to keep working in Final Cut and capture at the same time. I tried making a new Quicktime
Re: Quicktime recording and Final Cut
by Duncan Craig 13 years ago
Guys please, it seems like a fair question. Sorry if I'm coming across wrong though. Being able to capture reliable DV in one app whilst editing in another isn't asking the world. It's not something I
Want to use motion text animation, but LONG render times prohibit?
by todd reid 13 years ago
I'm created a text animation for a show I'm putting the finishing touches on. Its a "previously recorded" type of thing. I have a preset animation then it hold for the remainder of the show (28 minute
Re: Want to use motion text animation, but LONG render times prohibit?
by Duncan Craig 13 years ago
''I tried that, but the freeze looked a lot different then the .mov, fuzzier (tried the whole -1, 0, 1 thing nothing helped).'' That's rarely true once you render the file. Hit the render button, and
Rendering green spots around text from psd file
by Gunleik Groven 13 years ago
Hi. Working in a Dvcpro HD 1080 psf 25(dominance set to "none" all over)timeline. Combination of files from motion, multilayered psd's and video. The last (of course) psd looks ok in preview but when
Re: Rendering green spots around text from psd file
by Duncan Craig 13 years ago
If possible change the PSDs to TGAs, photoshop files often render strangely for me too!!
Cant do long form.....spinning beach ball of $%^%$*#@
by Paul Harb 13 years ago
Im so frustrated....Ive called Huge...Ive posted here to no avail.....I cant get my FCP system to play for any length of time without locking up and giving me the spinning beachball that FCP is so fam
Reinstall the OS...my solution.
by Duncan Craig 13 years ago
I adopted FCP quite early on. I bought the first DualG5 (ordered on the day of release) and got, so I believe the one of the first AJA Io's in the UK. I also bought a HugeDualMax1.2TB a few days befor
Green artifacting around edges of text/gfx
by Bryan Keith 13 years ago
I've run into this problem sporadically, but today it was terrible. Often when I import a PSD file into FCP, I get some terrible artifacting that only shows up on my NTSC once I render the gfx and pla
Re: Green artifacting around edges of text/gfx
by Duncan Craig 13 years ago
Yes! Had quite a few times recently. I would describe it as dithered green pixels. Around the outside area of a graphic, not hard to the edge, but like a dithered drop shadow of random, airbrushed and
Change speed on a clip without pushing everything back??
by Mark Linthicum 13 years ago
I am wondering if there is a way to change the speed of a clip (like on in the 2nd video layer), without pushing everything back I constantly have to drag it to the end of the sequence, change the spe
Re: Change speed on a clip without pushing everything back??
by Duncan Craig 13 years ago
Mark, There are the shorcut shown above sure, but I still copy and paste to the end of the timeline, adjust the speed and drop it back up the timeline, it's better for me as it's more tactile to grab
Jerky Video on FCP
by ShariLynn 13 years ago
Hi, I've been color correcting and editing a video. I use a Radeon 9800 card and watch the whole thing on a Sharp ETV monitor. All has been going smoothly. Then, for another reason, I restarted the G5
Re: Jerky Video on FCP
by Duncan Craig 13 years ago
The graphics card has little (if anything) to do with your problem I expect. What version of FCP are you using If it is FCP5 check that you don't have Real Time (RT) pull down in the timeline set to s
How good and reliable I/O is?
by Lebrett 14 years ago
I am considering AJA I O for a very near buy. This station would replace an old Avid Media Composer 7.2 on a Mac. That suite is very reliable but is too aged for our taste. AJA I O hardware would inte
Re: How good and reliable I/O is?
by Duncan Craig 14 years ago
I got what was probably the very first IO in the UK. The Chroma siganl from the S-Video output socket had gone now, but it still runs everyday on a variety of formats. Apart from occasionally having t
Frame Accuracy
by Bill Portune 14 years ago
About 20% of the time when I do an edit to tape my footage ends up being 1 frame early to DigiBeta. Here's my usual method: - Black head of tape with preset timecode - Assemble edit to inpoint with re
Re: Frame Accuracy
by Duncan Craig 14 years ago
Well nice to know I'm not on my own. Been having these problems laying back to SP and Digi since the start. I had one of the first IO's in the UK. And there's always little quirks. Luckily for me I on
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